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This week’s motor-noting covers crossing countries, gear-changing, taxi trouble, dissolving brake discs, and in Part 2 shoeless brakes, transmission traumas, imploding fuel tanks and more to alarm and amuse in equal measure.
HJ gets to grips with shoeless brakes, transmission traumas, imploding fuel tanks and considerably more to alarm and amuse in equal measure.
This week’s roads to riches (and ruin) cover city-cars, sealed for “life”, selling sportscars, magic carpets and, in Part 2, Climate friendly caravanning, speed limit warnings, family automatics and enough to last until Sunday if you start on Saturday night.
Climate friendly caravanning, speed limit warnings, family automatics, slimmer SUVs, stolen car trackers and enough to last until Sunday if you start on Saturday night.
Recent road tests
The new 2019 SsangYong Korando is suddenly up there amongst the best mid-size SUVs with a level of quality and kit that puts it close to top of the class.
The new Mitsubishi L200 Series 6 pick-up for 2019 is “probably” the toughest pick-up you can buy. To convince us, Mitsubishi let its truck do the talking on a mud and ash rallycross circuit.
Ever since I drove a Toyota Camry Hybrid for 20 minutes on a test track I’ve wanted to drive one further. The car made perfect sense to me. Good ride and handling from its ‘Toyota New Global Architecture’ underpinnings. A big 4-door body, 14mm longer than a Mondeo saloon. Likely legendary reliability from a drivetrain that simply doesn’t wear out. Emissions under 100g/km. And WLTP fuel economy up to 53.3mpg. What’s not to like?
The UK gets the ‘all new’ fifth generation Renault Clio V in November. From next year there will be a 1.6 litre petrol Mild Hybrid with two electric motors, a multimode clutch, a 6-speed gearbox and a 1.2kWh lithium ion battery that can run for a lot of the time in the city on electrical power alone.
 

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