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Despite the problems, Land Rover is celebrating 30 years of Discovery

Life goes on at Land Rover, the profitable arm of the West Midlands-based JLR combine, highlights Iain Robertson, as the company rolls out a 400-off run of special editions to mark the 30th anniversary of the company’s finest off-roader.

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Think ‘GTi’ and you also think VW Golf, states Iain Robertson, which only serves to highlight the importance of branding that Volkswagen initiated with the all-conquering Golf model that is currently one of the most popular makes and models in the world.

New RAV4 unravels Toyota’s sense of purpose

As one of the world’s best-selling ‘sporty-utes’, Iain Robertson underscores the value of Toyota’s RAV4 to an already over-crowded sector of the new car scene, while ensuring that its role is strengthened in line with the firm’s energetic stance.

Yaris GR Sport is Toyota’s more focused ‘XR2i’

Moved as he was by the strictly limited edition GRMN version of Toyota’s popular Yaris, Iain Robertson longed for more sporting commitment from Japan’s top carmaker, which makes the addition of GR Sport to the range so apposite.

Motoring News ‘Round-Up’

As we operate one of the most current and up-to-date automotive websites on the Internet, Iain Robertson summarises some of the minor news stories that we hope you will find interesting, while checking back through our growing archive, you will find more detailed information on many of the core subjects.

Sixty years of Mini; a birthday worth celebrating

In an age prior to The Beatles, before ‘flower power’ took hold and ‘Twiggy’ was tree remnant, recalls Iain Robertson, the original Mini set tongues wagging, with its front-wheel-drive, mega-efficient space and mere 10-feet footprint.

Hyundai i30N Fastback gets engine to match name

Calling it the first C-segment hot coupe, writes Iain Robertson, may be stretching credibility a touch but, armed with 272bhp, the new Fastback version of the South Korean carmaker’s popular i30 model is sure to turn heads and change opinions.

Purposeful 4x4 catered for by just three carmakers, Merc, Jeep and Suzuki

Ever since Land Rover deserted the ‘proper’ 4WD market, only three manufacturers have flown a more serious flag, states Iain Robertson, which underscores the value of SUVs in some respects but, focussing on the Merc, also narrows the field of choice.

Lexus goes the whole hog with latest RC F

Having enjoyed tremendous success with the motorsport-influenced version of its RC F coupe, reports Iain Robertson, Lexus has supplemented the new model line-up with a Track Edition that throws a cat among the performance pigeons.

Niche-spotting VW plays ‘parts-bin’ games with Tiguan

VW has been earning a reputation as the consummate range-filler, resulting from its Group product breadth, reports Iain Robertson, as it rationalises its mid-size SUV offering, while dabbling in its immense availability of suitable components.

New CLA gives Merc a medium sector saloon toehold

Said by Mercedes-Benz to be not only the most emotional vehicle in its class, but also hugely intelligent, highlights Iain Robertson, the new CLA hopes to dispel its former ‘melted cheese’ image with a stretched form and greater aerodynamic efficiency.

The next stage of ‘Peugeot-fication’ hits Vauxhall’s vans division

Having already latched onto the ‘Van of the Year’ status with its PSA-Vauxhall Combo, reports Iain Robertson, Vauxhall’s former IBC factory at Luton (all that remains of the former car-producing giant) will resonate with new Vivaro very soon.

EV pressure is on, as Nissan grows its Leaf

The evolution of the Nissan Leaf (EV) continues with two versions of the LEAF 3.ZERO, writes Iain Robertson, as the company broadens the appeal of EVs to more customers, with both models being ready to order immediately.

If music be the food of ‘life’, play on, suggests Seat

Classic rock and pop songs provide more of a mood-boost for drivers, states Iain Robertson, than modern day hits, according to a nationwide motorists’ survey curated by the Spanish arm of the Volkswagen Group, Seat UK.