New Car Reviews

2009 Renault clio | new car review

Bigger and roomier, Clio III is a small car with big car refinements. This entry level car places the accent on driving pleasure thanks to its dynamic handling and high level of comfort, as well as offering a further illustration of Renault’s expertise in the realm of safety. Clio III’s…

2009 Peugeot 307 | new car review

The Peugeot 307 is a small family car produced by the French manufacturer since 2002. It was awarded the 2002 ‘European Car of the Year’ award. When it first appeared to replace the 306, the 307’s most notable feature was its expansive windscreen and aerodynamic appearance. The 307 is available…

2007 Peugeot 206 | new car review

Definitely showing its age when put alongside the rest of the Peugeot range of hatches and sedans – mainly because it doesn’t have the new-style shark nose – the 206 still has a tremendous following, not least because of its character and performance. Peugeot has already unveiled the new 207…

2009 Opel Astra | new car review

Astra’s striking features and dynamic appearance sets itself apart from its competitors in the compact class. The bodyline is well balanced with the right execution of concave and convex surfaces. Opel took the Astra to the dissecting table at the end of 2004 and came back with a more aggressive…

2007 Nissan Tiida | new car review

Given its exceptionally strong performance last year, small car enthusiasts are looking forward to what’s in store from the Tiida in 2007. A heightened sense of satisfaction and comfort can be enjoyed with  the Tiida as it offers an impressive level of quality that is best appreciated when seen, touched…

2007 Mini Cooper | new car review

Featuring a completely new body design, a striking modern interior and modern high-performance engines, the all-new MINI Cooper and Cooper S models went on sale at the end of 2006. The overwhelming success of its predecessor, launched in 2001, has paved the way for the new MINI to consolidate and…

2007 Kia Cerato | new car review

Kia’s Cerato came in to replace the ageing Shuma and the Sephia in 2002. Available in sedan as well as hatchback bodyshapes, the Cerato shares its underpinnings with that of Hyundai’s Elantra; but this is no exercise in badge engineering or re-paneling: extensive stiffening, especially of the floorpan, has allowed…

2007 Kia Rio | new car review

Kia has been taking great pains to step out from the shadows of big brother Hyundai’s giant umbrella, stylistically and in terms of what the brand represents. Hyundai has been steadily moving upmarket – recent additions like the all-new Sonata and the redesigned Coupe to its portfolio say it all.…

2007 Kia Picanto | new car review

The Picanto is Kia’s version of what an affordable city car should be. It shares its platform with the Hyundai Atos. Available only in a hatcback variant, the Picanto is a compact city runabout, which despite its peevish dimensions, manages to provide four passenger accomodation. Kia sees the Picanto as…

2007 Honda Jazz | new car review

By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn’t want your daughter to associate with, said Duke Ellington, American jazz composer, pianist and band leader in the mid seventies. That was then, until Honda decided to play a different note and change that! A…