Classic celebrates it's 40th birthday

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10:27am Thursday 4th September 2014

CITROËN unveiled the CX 2000 for the first time at the Paris Motor Show in 1974 - and 40 years after that launch it's worth taking a look at this iconic brand.

Plenty of plaudits for the new Volkswagen Polo

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10:23am Thursday 4th September 2014

A STRONG suit with Volkswagen's new Polo is the economy which is considerably better than the outgoing model writes Roy Lewis.

Clever Ecosport offers stylish practicality

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3:17pm Friday 29th August 2014

It was initially designed for South American markets, but as part of Ford’s efforts to sell the same models in every market, here it is.

New BMW i8 is simply electric on the road

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11:13am Friday 8th August 2014

CONSIDERING the quantum leap in design and approach to performance motoring, it would be easier to list what wasn’t new about BMW’s i8.

Bentley unveils an inspirational machine

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12:12pm Friday 1st August 2014

LUXURY car maker Bentley has pulled the wraps off its new race car-inspired Continental GT3-R. Taking inspiration from the firm’s new GT3-spec competition machine, the GT3-R is said to blend high performance with Bentley’s trademark luxury approach to motoring.

Jaguar aims at the younger buyer

Ludlow Advertiser: New Jaguar F-Type is lifestyle to the max

11:22am Friday 1st August 2014

FOLLOWING swiftly on from the Roadster, this is the tin-top version of Jaguar’s bold new F-Type.

Refined hybrid that challenges its rivals - the new Lexus

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12:35pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BUYING a hybrid is no longer a step in the dark, writes Roy Lewis.

Citroen Cactus - a breath of fresh air

Ludlow Advertiser: Cactus will take to the road, says Citroen

9:57am Thursday 10th July 2014

AS BREATHS of fresh air go, the Cactus is like a lungful of West Scotland’s finest in the middle of rush hour London.

Mazda on show for its 25th anniversary

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3:05pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THIS YEAR marks the 25th birthday of an iconic motor car - the Mazda MX-5, and there’s going to be a very special celebration.

Sophistication and Glamour - the new BWW 420d Convertible

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4:05pm Thursday 12th June 2014

IN a parallel universe this car would still be called a 3 Series, but BMW has shaken up its naming conventions and the two-door 3 Series is now the 4 Series.

Corsa Clubsport is a snappy little number

Ludlow Advertiser: Plenty of punch - the Clubsport.

10:26am Monday 9th June 2014

THE Clubsport is a development of the Corsa VXR Nurburgring, with a more powerful evolution of the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a new, freer-flowing exhaust to release a few extra horses, taking the new total to 202bhp.

Roy Lewis road tests the Volvo XC90 4x4

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9:56am Monday 9th June 2014

Roy Lewis road tests the Volvo XC90 4x4.

New Freelander - outstanding in every arena

Ludlow Advertiser: New Freelander has had an impressive makeover.

10:48am Thursday 15th May 2014

THE Freelander defends Land Rover’s pride in the lifestyle 4x4 sector and a recent facelift should ensure it remains a big seller for the Midlands company, writes Roy Lewis.

Vintage Vauxhall is a credit to First World War engineering

Ludlow Advertiser: As we hit the A44 out of Bromyard and  through the gears, it felt like I was in a Lancaster bomber

10:42am Thursday 15th May 2014

IF YOU want a perfect example of mechanical excellence from a bygone era, you couldn’t do much better than this beautiful machine.

Renault's Zoe offers an attractive green option

Ludlow Advertiser: Renault's Zoe offers an attractive green option

3:17pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WITH every new electric car being launched you could be forgiven for thinking that we’re getting closer to an environmentalist’s dream of carbon-free motoring.

New 3GT BMW is the business

Ludlow Advertiser: The new 3GT has plenty of space.

2:57pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HAVING a good idea is only half the battle – possibly even less than half. The difficult bit tends to be convincing others that you’re not completely cracked.

Meet the sporty new Kia procee'd - a nice bit of edge

Ludlow Advertiser: Kia's got a new sporty edge.

3:40pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

At-a-glance. Kia pro-cee’d 1.6-litre GT turbo petrol six-speed manual. Price: £19,995 (on the road). Top speed: 143mph. 0-60mph: 7.4 seconds. Fuel: 38.2mpg (combined figure). C02 emissions (g/km): 171. Verdict: Great looks, fast and refined motor, family friendly, generous equipment, supple ride, value for money.

Saying goodbye to a VW legend - the Kombi

Ludlow Advertiser: The end of an era for the iconic Kombi.

3:36pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

VOLKSWAGEN has finally ended production of its iconic Kombi, which has provided the base for countless campervans.

Smooth and refined as ever - the new GTI

Ludlow Advertiser: This is not a car that announces its arrival with a foghorn.

11:42am Thursday 20th March 2014

IT’S a sign of progress that there’s more choice in the hot hatch market than ever before. Diesel power is now considered a worthy alternative to the traditional petrol motors that have dominated the market, while the theoretical 200bhp barrier was blown wide open some time ago.

Mini hatch familiar - yet ramped in a new exciting package

Ludlow Advertiser: It looks familiar - but there some exciting new differences.

11:32am Thursday 20th March 2014

IT MIGHT have grown slightly but there’s no mistaking the oversize headlights and signature grille - it can only be a Mini.

Honda CR-V lives up to expections

Ludlow Advertiser: Honda CR-V lives up to expections

5:21pm Friday 14th March 2014

THE first and second generation CR-Vs left some rather large boots to fill.

Land Rover is a clean mean machine

Ludlow Advertiser: Land Rover is a clean mean machine

5:19pm Friday 14th March 2014

WITH the continual pressure on makers of large SUVs to clean up their acts, this latest update from Land Rover of its Discovery 4 should silence the critics.

Seat Leon ST is a new high for car maker that's going from strength to strength

Ludlow Advertiser: Seat - going from stength to strength.

12:16pm Thursday 6th March 2014

BEING under the wing of the giant Volkswagen group, Spanish-firm Seat continues to go from strength to strength, writes Roy Lewis.

BMW's new 4x4 is quality through and through

Ludlow Advertiser: X5 - sheer quality.

2:33pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

YOU CAN’T knock success. Popularity is no guarantee of quality of course, but when it comes to parting with your hard earned cash, there must be something in it.

New Leon SC SE delivers a real punch

Ludlow Advertiser: New Leon SC SE delivers a real punch

2:38pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

BRITISH buyers have been responsible for a significant increase in Seat sales during the past year. They like the German engineering coupled with Spanish design flair and prices that are appealing for such a quality and efficient product.

New BMW i3 driving experience is simply electric

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12:02pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

A NEW era of premium car ownership has been ushered in with the launch of the all-new BMW i3. This revolutionary car offers zero emissions in a premium car package, yet at an affordable price.

Quirky Picasso is family-friendly

Ludlow Advertiser: Quirky Picasso is family-friendly

11:17am Thursday 31st October 2013

Citroen C3 Picasso Exclusive HDi 115 six-speed manual.

Roy Lewis road tests the VW Golf GTD 2.0-litre six-speed manual, five-door

Ludlow Advertiser: Vw Golf Gtd 20-Litre Six-Speed Manual, Five-Door

8:00am Saturday 19th October 2013

Roy Lewis road tests the VW Golf GTD 2.0-litre six-speed manual, five-door.

Rugged off-road, stylish in town

Ludlow Advertiser: Rugged off-road, stylish in town

12:00pm Monday 14th October 2013

Skoda Yeti Adventurer 2.0 TDi CR DPF 140PS 4x4 fivedoor six speed manual.

On trend but not off beaten tracks

Ludlow Advertiser: On trend but not off beaten tracks

12:00pm Monday 7th October 2013

Peugeot 2008 1.2-litre petrol Allure VTi Crossover manual.

Your lifestyle choice

Ludlow Advertiser: Your lifestyle choice

7:00am Wednesday 2nd October 2013

Toyota RAV4 2.2-litre diesel Icon AWD manual.

Golf plays all-round good game

Ludlow Advertiser: Golf plays all-round good game

4:00pm Monday 16th September 2013

VW Golf SE 1.4-litre TSi 122PS three-door six-speed manual.

Roy Lewis road tests the Peugeot 207 CC 1.6-litre156bhp Allure manual.

Ludlow Advertiser: Roy Lewis road tests the Peugeot 207 CC 1.6-litre156bhp Allure manual.

8:00am Saturday 7th September 2013

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Roy Lewis road tests the Chevrolet Trax 1.7-litre turbo diesel manual LT.

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8:00am Saturday 31st August 2013

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Roy Lewis road tests the Isuzu D-Max Eiger double cab 2.5 turbo diesel intercooler.

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8:00am Saturday 24th August 2013

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TV choice offers a decent deal

Ludlow Advertiser: TV choice offers a decent deal

7:00am Wednesday 21st August 2013

It’s Top Gear’s new reasonably priced car, but is the latest version of the Vauxhall Astra a reasonable bet for the family? Matt Westcott checks it out.

Hey, good looking

Ludlow Advertiser: Hey, good looking

7:00am Monday 19th August 2013

Seat Leon SC S 1.2-litre TSi petrol six-speed manual.

It’s all going on inside BMW revamp

Ludlow Advertiser: It’s all going on inside BMW revamp

12:00pm Sunday 11th August 2013

THIS might not be an all new model, but there's no such thing as a minor refresh in the BMW 5 Series – it’s the Munich-based firm’s biggest seller globally, making it the most important car to come out of its factories.

Roy Lewis road tests the Mazda 6 2.2-litre 150PS diesel saloon six-speed manual SE-L.

Ludlow Advertiser: Roy Lewis road tests the Mazda 6 2.2-litre 150PS diesel saloon six-speed manual SE-L.

8:00am Saturday 3rd August 2013

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Practical and stylish

Ludlow Advertiser: Practical and stylish

7:00am Monday 29th July 2013

Kia Carens 1.7 CRDi 2 (114bhp) Eco manual.

Performance at good value price

Ludlow Advertiser: Performance at good value price

7:00am Sunday 21st July 2013

New Octavia vRS – the fastest Octavia ever

Engine economy rewrites rules

Ludlow Advertiser: Engine economy rewrites rules

4:00pm Saturday 20th July 2013

Ford B-Max 1.0-litre 125PS EcoBoost, Titanium, five-speed manual.

Classy hatchback has fun factor

Ludlow Advertiser: Classy hatchback has fun factor

4:00pm Sunday 14th July 2013

Volvo V40 D3 SE 150hp Nav.

Revamped all-rounder packs a punch

Ludlow Advertiser: Revamped all-rounder packs a punch

4:00pm Sunday 30th June 2013

Skoda Octavia SE 1.4-litre TSi.

Nostalgia costs but comes in style

Ludlow Advertiser: Nostalgia costs but comes in style

4:00pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet 50s Edition 1.4-litre 160PS manual.

Sporting technology packs a punch

Ludlow Advertiser: Sporting technology packs a punch

4:00pm Sunday 16th June 2013

ASTONMartin is taking sports car performance to extremes with the announcement of the new V12 Vantage S.

Big ideas make for fun drive

Ludlow Advertiser: Big ideas make for fun drive

4:00am Saturday 15th June 2013

Mini Cooper Paceman SD ALL4 2.0-litre manual.

Stage set for impressive performer

Ludlow Advertiser: Stage set for impressive performer

4:00pm Saturday 8th June 2013

New Seat Ibiza ST FR 1.4-litre TSi with DSG auto.

Get into a desirable driving position

Ludlow Advertiser: Get into a desirable driving position

4:00pm Friday 7th June 2013

YOU know a car maker is trying really hard to connect with young buyers when it purposely misspells the name of its new offering to grab maximum attention in the marketplace, writes Ian Dooley.

Roy Lewis road tests the Toyota GT86 2.0-litre petrol manual.

Ludlow Advertiser: Toyota GT86 2.0-litre petrol manual

8:00am Friday 31st May 2013

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