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2012 Car of the Month

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Motor Mouth’s Car of the Month: Mitsubishi Mirage

AMID all the froth and frippery that seems to accompany new car launches nowadays, it comes as a refreshing change to hear Mitsubishi describe their new supermini as ‘no-nonsense’. The Mirage, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September and due to reach UK showrooms next spring, sits proudly in the budget section of the … Continue reading

Motor Mouth’s Car of the month: Ford Ecosport

THERE’S a lot going on with Ford at the moment, not least the decision to shut the Transit plant at Southampton – but there are also some pretty smart new models being unveiled. The Ecosport is the most interesting. Designed, engineered and launched in Brazil, it’s a Fiesta-based compact SUV or crossover that is set … Continue reading

Motor Mouth’s Car of the month: Jaguar F-Type

A FULL half-century on from the birth of the world’s most beautiful car, the E-Type, Jaguar have finally unwrapped a worthy successor. The F-Type, acclaimed as one of the most dazzling of the automotive megastars currently wowing the motoring world at the Paris Motor Show, represents a return to its roots for the manufacturer. It’s … Continue reading

Motor Mouth’s Car of the month: Range Rover

THE Range Rover story has been a tale of almost unbroken success since its launch 42 years ago and a new chapter is set to continue the theme. The fourth generation Range Rover will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show on 27th September and will reach showrooms early next year. It doesn’t … Continue reading

Motor Mouth’s Car of the month: Peugeot 208

REMEMBER the brilliant Peugeot 205 and what a great little performer it was? Fortunately some people at Peugeot have rediscovered the formula and produced another cracking little hatchback. After following up the high-spirited, distinctive 205 with the rather bland and disappointing 206 and 207, Peugeot seem to have got the recipe right with their latest … Continue reading

Motor Mouth’s Car of the month: Vauxhall Mokka

VAUXHALL’S entry in the burgeoning compact SUV segment has the look of an overweight Corsa and comes loaded with the smart equipment that we’ve come to expect from every new model. A big plus with the Mokka is that it can be bought with an on-demand all-wheel-drive system, as well as a more fuel-efficient two-wheel … Continue reading

Motor Mouth’s Car of the month: Mazda CX-5

MAZDA are late arrivals in the booming compact SUV sector of the market but the all-new CX-5 is reckoned to be so good that it will make up for lost time. Launched in the UK last week, it is said to be the cleanest and most fuel-efficient car in its class, with great luggage capacity, … Continue reading

Motor Mouth’s Car of the Month: Toyota GT 86

THE spiritual successor to some lovely, sporty Toyotas of years gone by, the shapely new GT 86 is a classic sports coupé already attracting rave reports from all who have become closely acquainted with it. This compact and streamlined four-seater draws its power from a 2.0-litre boxer engine produced in a joint venture with Subaru, … Continue reading

Motor Mouth’s Car of the month: Volkswagen CC

THIS is the latest manifestation of the car formerly known as the Passat CC, so the name has been slimmed down and zapped up in much the same way as the car itself. The CC has a new, slinkier look and technological clever stuff bursting wherever you look, such as touchscreen sat-nav, digital radio, iPod … Continue reading

Motor Mouth’s Car of the month: Fiat 500L

THE latest morph of Fiat’s universally adored 500 is guaranteed to be one of the star attractions of next week’s Geneva Motor Show. Called the 500L, the new version lifts the car up a notch or two in the weight divisions. The ‘L’ stands for ‘large’ – all things are comparative – and it is … Continue reading