WHAT'S FRENCH FOR Groundhog Day? There are plenty of good reasons why new-car buyers keep rejecting big French saloons. They tend to look bland, lack dynamism and lose value quickly.  Renault simply stopped bringing them to the UK, but here comes Peugeot’s latest attempt to break out of that jour de la marmotte.

The big saloon, rebooted Not so big and no longer strictly a saloon, but the new 508 is all the better for its long-overdue sharpening up. By Phil McNamara  

WHAT'S FRENCH FOR Groundhog Day? There are plenty of good reasons why new-car buyers keep rejecting big French saloons. They tend to look bland, lack dynamism and lose value quickly.

Renault simply stopped bringing them to the UK, but here comes Peugeot’s latest attempt to break out of that jour de la marmotte.
The new 508 might just succeed in rewriting the script, not least because it isn’t that big, it isn’t actually a saloon and it looks far from bland.

THE C-CLASS is big business for Mercedes-Benz. Last year, it sold 415,000 globally, while making regular appearances in the top 10 UK best-sellers list. In its quest to best the Audi A4/A5 and BMW 3- and 4-series, Mercedes has played it safe with this mid-life refresh,

Brilliant New Engine Hiding in Plain Sight
THE C-CLASS is big business for Mercedes-Benz. Last year, it sold 415,000 globally, while making regular appearances in the top 10 UK best-sellers list. In its quest to best the Audi A4/A5 and BMW 3- and 4-series, Mercedes has played it safe with this mid-life refresh,

KIA CEED: Takes a Leaf Out of The Stinger's Book

Turns out Kia's new-found dynamic prowess isn't confined to its lairy coupe. By Phil McNamara  

KIA'S FULL OF surprises these days. First the enjoyable, ambitious Stinger. Now this: the third-gen Ceed is really sharp to drive, with accurate, progressively weighted steering.

OF THE THREE siblings in McLaren’s Sports Series junior supercar family (570S, 570GT and 570 Spider), the GT is intended to be the most rounded and easiest to live with. To that end, it was launched with slightly kinder spring rates and a two per cent slower-geared steering rack than the S and Spider, to make it a touch less mentally and physically taxing to drive.

Pick 'n' Macs 570GT roofline, 570S sharpness. The Sports Series' sweet spot?  

OF THE THREE siblings in McLaren’s Sports Series junior supercar family (570S, 570GT and 570 Spider), the GT is intended to be the most rounded and easiest to live with.

YOU KNOW THE type - people who can get by on their looks alone. Jeep’s Renegade is a bit like that, too. This facelifted update includes a design nip and tuck to keep the crossover in line with the new Wrangler, and the engine range has been revised, most significantly with the arrival of a 1.0-litre boosted triple.

YOU KNOW THE type - people who can get by on their looks alone. Jeep’s Renegade is a bit like that, too. This facelifted update includes a design nip and tuck to keep the crossover in line with the new Wrangler, and the engine range has been revised, most significantly with the arrival of a 1.0-litre boosted triple.

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