Renault Clio: the ultimate stayer in the hugely competitive world of superminis

By Nigel Wigmore

The Renault Clio has proved itself the ultimate stayer in the hugely competitive world of modern superminis.

The model of Clio I have been driving this week was aptly named the Iconic, for few cars attain the true status of iconic today.

But the antecedents are all there. The Clio has been with us forever, it seems. It was launched in 1990, and was in its fourth generation by 2012. Continue reading

Škoda Kamiq: all the attributes of the smaller SUV but with power to match


By Nigel Wigmore

As challenges to the British economy begin to bite, new car buyers might be setting their sights on smaller more compact models.

The SUV (sport utility vehicle) is an import from the United States but it has proved to be hugely popular in recent years in Britain and Europe.

Most carmakers now have a line-up of large, medium and small SUV models. Škoda, the Czech car manufacturer, is no exception with its range of SUVs. Continue reading