Ford Focus RS Promises Cheaper Thrills
Sep16

Ford Focus RS Promises Cheaper Thrills

There was no question that the 2016 Ford Focus RS was going to be quick. That was always a given. No, the question was always “how quick?”. Now we know. With 350PS and 440Nm the turbocharged 2.3-litre Ecoboost propels the Focus to 62mph in just 4.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 165mph. That’s nearly a whole second faster than the previous fastest Focus, the RS500, and it’s a lot cheaper than that limited...

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Every Little Counts For SEAT Leon Cupra 290
Sep08

Every Little Counts For SEAT Leon Cupra 290

Remember the SEAT Leon Cupra 280? Launched at the start of 2014 to a flood of praise and accolades (including from myself), it was seen as one of the best hot hatches on the market. Well, that’s so last year, because the Cupra 280 is gone. Instead we’ve got a Leon Cupra 290 and, as you might have guessed, it’s got a power increase of 10PS courtesy of a mild ECU remap. Which might not seem like much but, as a certain...

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Mégane Renaultsport 275 Cup-S Lowers Price
Sep02

Mégane Renaultsport 275 Cup-S Lowers Price

The new Megane Renaultsport 275 Cup-S makes it even cheaper to own this highly regarded hot hatch.

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New Engine For SEAT Ibiza Cupra
Sep01

New Engine For SEAT Ibiza Cupra

The SEAT Ibiza Cupra receives a new engine to help it keep up with its rivals.

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Renaultsport Mégane 275 Trophy – First Impressions
Jul08

Renaultsport Mégane 275 Trophy – First Impressions

The Megane 275 Trophy shows how good a hot hatch can be, but the cost of the upgrades is hard to ignore.

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Ford S-Max – Don’t Be ‘Sports Dad’
Jun26

Ford S-Max – Don’t Be ‘Sports Dad’

If you’re looking for a top-spec family-friendly people carrier, don’t make the same mistake as ‘Sports Dad’.

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