Category Archives: Hatchback

Audi RSQ3, Performance, crossover, SUV, new cars, 4x4, DriveWrite, Automotive, motoring, car, blog

Audi RSQ3 – Pocket-Sized Performance

If Audi see the tiniest gap in the car market they clearly feel compelled to fill it. Buyers of the more enthusiastic style of small hatch are already catered for by the German brand’s brilliant hot pocket rocket, the RS3. Thus it seems to me that to make, effectively, a taller version of the same thing seems wilfully pointless. So why do I love the Audi RSQ3 Performance so? Continue reading

Skoda Octavia Scout, Skoda, 4x4, new cars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars, blog

Skoda Octavia Scout – Practical Power & Purpose

I like a Skoda. I may have mentioned this before. They are competitively priced, well made and always surprisingly commodious. The Skoda Octavia Scout featured here is no different and is, in my opinion, worthy of consideration, especially for country dwellers. The regular Octavia Estate if fine but if you need a little more ground clearance and the benefits of intelligent four-wheel drive then the Scout is for you. Continue reading

Volvo V40, hatchback, Volvo cars, new cars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars, blog

The Volvo V40 R-Design – Ha en säker resa.

When you’ve done a big shop and stowed the bags in the boot of your average car, isn’t it irritating to get home only to find all the groceries strewn about like the aftermath of a grenade strike. Tins rolling around, packets splitting open and a lost root vegetable that has bounced to oblivion to rot and to smell. Wouldn’t it be good if some car maker came up with a nifty idea to stop that happening? That would be fantastic, that. Enter, stage left, the Volvo V40 D3 R-Design Pro. Continue reading

Pulsar, Nissan Pulsar, new cars, hatchback, DriveWrite Automotive, car, motoring, driving, blog

Nissan – Finger On The Pulsar

There’s a whole flotilla of quality small cars on the market these days so the Nissan Pulsar has its work cut out to impress in the highly competitive family hatchback market. The good news is that, like its bigger brothers the Qashqai and the X-Trail, the Pulsar impresses. Continue reading

Suzuki Ignis, new cars, DriveWrite Automotive, car, motoring, blog

Suzuki Ignis On The Comeback Trail

Suzuki Motor Corporation have unveiled the Ignis at the Paris Motor Show as its new global compact crossover. The new Suzuki Ignis, say the company, wraps convenience and comfort in a stylish new exterior. It exudes Suzuki DNA from every pore, while at the same time introducing an entirely new design with unique character. In addition to its simple and iconic styling, this compact SUV offers the functionality and performance to provide confident driving in a wide variety of conditions. Sales are scheduled to begin in Europe in January 2017. Continue reading

Honda, Civic, Swindon, DriveWrite automotive, new cars, car blog, motoring blog

Banging The Drum For Honda & Swindon

The 10th generation of the extremely attractive new Honda Civic has been unveiled at the company’s UK manufacturing base in beautiful down-town Swindon, Gateway To The West; and by west I mean as far as the United States. Production of the car is already underway and the first units already are landing in North America. Continue reading

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Cars & Advertising: Make It Stop.

A company has employed professional man-candy Johnny Depp to be ‘The Face Of’ a scent for men. In it he encounters a commuting buffalo, does some digging and and stands in the wilderness with a thousand-yard stare. What does this tell you other than the advertising ‘executive’ who came up with this tosh presumably has a mentality that makes Ronnie Pickering seem like a dangerous intellectual. Welcome to the world of advertising. Continue reading

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New Cars To Look Out For With The Release Of The 66 Plate

With September 1st heralding the arrival of the 66 reg plate, the car industry is entering one of its busiest times of the year with some great new cars.

If you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, new and used car dealership Motorparks has taken a look at a trio of vehicles that will be vying for your attention in the weeks to come: Continue reading

Peugeot 208, new cars, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Peugeot 208 – A Good Run For Your Money

Well, it has been a long fortnight hasn’t it? The Olympics. It’s a tense period when one member of the household (She) is an avid sports fan glued to the widescreen: “Quick! Quick! There’s cockroaches racing up the side of a Rio restaurant in the heat! We must get out there for the final”. The other member (He) is like a dead owl when it comes to most sports. He couldn’t give a hoot. Continue reading

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DS4 Crossback – It’s Good But Not Quite…

When the Citroen DS3 first appeared it was, justifiably, a great success. Since then DS (Different Spirit apparently) has fledged fully and flown the nest to boldly go and find its place in the world. A better place it would seem: more upmarket and on trend with not a parental chevron in sight. Not for DS the run of the mill, no: the brand wants to move on up and take on the posh motors. There is still a way to go, as is the case for the DS4 Crossback. Continue reading