CAR REVIEW: The SUV market is saturated: in fact, it’s a niche gone mad. This new Renault certainly doesn’t disgrace itself but it’s not particularly distinctive either, writes Sean O’Grady
The SsangYong Tivoli isn’t the most obvious crossover choice, but is it worth considering? Ted Welford finds out
Five years ago, Michael Burgess, a retired police officer, acquired a rather special Morris Minor. Not only was it a genuine former London Metropolitan Panda Car, but it was also the very same Bermuda Blue and Police White example that he drove out of the Surbiton station yard in April 1968 when it was brand new.
Contrary to most economists, President Erdoğan has long believed that raising interest rates increases inflation.
Should you wish to travel in the lap of luxury but don’t fancy driving, the chauffeur-driven limousine is the usual choice of businessmen the world over. But there is a quicker – yet equally sumptuous – way to get to the airport and that’s by taxi, using bus lanes.
The UK car industry has warned of challenges just to remain operational after it produced just shy of 65,000 cars last month - the weakest October since 1956. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) blamed "production stoppages" linked to the shortage of semiconductors globally for the woeful total, adding that a resurgent coronavirus pandemic could make things worse in the months ahead. The chip shortage is tipped, according to consulting firm AlixPartners, to cost the world's automotive industry $60bn (£45bn) in lost sales this year.
Once upon a time, a hot hatch was a hot hatch. You knew where you stood; the bodyshell of a humble hatchback, with a potent engine, maybe taken from a larger stablemate, thrust into its prow. Sprinkle in some suspension magic to match, bolt on some bigger brakes, et voila. But today, not all hot hatches are hot hatches. This one, for example, masquerades as an SUV.