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11 MAY 2020
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With still no cars to review for May BTN looks at what was on offer in 2018. Not all readers purchase new cars, and whilst for the most part the 2020 models are much better, a previous user vehicle from earlier times can prove to be a bargain.
For 2019 cars go to APRIL MOTORING
Malcolm Ginsberg, editor in chief, first became involved with the motoring business 50 years ago, firstly as a part-time reporter for Autosport, and head-hunted by the then World Champions Lotus as PR Manager. A subsequent change to aviation has not diminished his interest in cars, a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and a regular attendee at the annual SMMT test day at Millbrook, the industry engineering and test facility near Bedford. Oakley Hall, Basingstoke and Wetherby Race Course, near Leeds, also host regional events.
CHRISTMAS ROAD TEST: Aston Martin DB11
For the special end of year edition of Business Travel News we are into a motoring legend with a car that can trace its heritage.
NOVEMBER ROAD TEST: Lexus RX 450hl
The one thing that is very apparent with the latest development from Lexus of its hugely successful luxury crossover brand is that it is.
OCTOBER ROAD TEST: Peugeot 508 & Rifter
Peugeot again chose the tiny Cotswold village of Southrop and the Thyme estate for the UK launch of the all-new 508.
SEPTEMBER ROAD TEST: Audi Q2
Let me start out by saying that the new Audi Q2 small SUV is a very good car and one I would seriously consider myself if in the market.
AUGUST ROAD TEST: Jaguar
At one time, it was easy to know what Jaguar was all about. Not so now. There was a smallish car, in the early part of the century.
JULY ROAD TEST: Toyota Prius
Now in its fourth generation Toyota Prius has "quietly" established itself as one of the great cars of all time.
In late May, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) hosted its annual main Test Day.
MAY ROAD TEST: Kia cee'd GT
A nippy smallish car to challenge the Ford Focus.
APRIL ROAD TEST: Kia Sorento
The Kia Sorento SUV 4-wheel drive is a big car and if you are using one of the Gatwick Airport multi-storey car parks, be very careful.
MARCH ROAD TEST: Fiat 500C
Horses for courses. As a socially acceptable fun car the Fiat 500C is hard to beat.
FEBRUARY ROAD TEST: Lexus CT 200h
As smooth as silk. Our family car for the past three years.
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