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NOVEMBER MOTORING: Kia Picanto

Great value for a small car! The Kia Picanto city car was first introduced by the Korean manufacturer in 2004, in reality an up-market... (more) published 2017-11-19 09:04:20
 

MOTORING UPDATE OCTOBER

In order to spread the gospel of the motor industry, the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) holds three annual events where... (more) published 2017-10-02 05:26:12
 

SEPTEMBER MOTORING: Peugeot 2008 GT Line

You may ask where did Peugeot come up with the name 2008 for its new, and most attractive SUV.Simple really.It is a stretched version... (more) published 2017-09-10 16:04:50
 

AUGUST MOTORING: Lotus financial turnround

No car test this month, writes BTN editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg, but some good news followed by a feature article, both... (more) published 2017-08-08 09:22:24
 

JULY MOTORING: Mazda CX-5 mark 2

When it comes to Mazda, the spirited MX-5 comes to mind. It is the world's best-selling sports car with more than 1m sold. Some will... (more) published 2017-07-07 18:32:06
 

JUNE MOTORING: Millbrook group test

SMMT NOTES THE UK EURO FIGURES The 25th annual Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) annual Test Day took... (more) published 2017-06-11 13:40:57
 

MAY MOTORING: Kia Optima Sportswagon

It used to be easy when collecting a new car. The salesman might tell you where reverse was, and maybe explain the radio controls and that... (more) published 2017-05-05 16:50:53
 

APRIL MOTORING: SsangYong Korando

SsangYong is South Korean domiciled and Indian owned with its UK headquarters at Luton Airport. It is also the shirt sponsor for the... (more) published 2017-04-09 16:43:11
 

MARCH MOTORING: SEAT Ateca

Rather like many cars these days the new SEAT Ateca is a crossbreed. The assembly may be in one plant but the components arrive... (more) published 2017-03-11 20:42:45
 

FEBRUARY MOTORING UPDATE: Vauxhall Astra

Sri NAV 1.4 Turbo 150PS Let us start by complaining of one aspect of the road test example of what was... (more) published 2017-02-12 08:15:22
 

MOTORING: Christmas road test The Tesla S

Many years ago, BTN editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg, the writer of this piece, was lent a Ford/Hertz electric car for a road test. The... (more) published 2016-12-18 20:36:10
 

NOVEMBER MOTORING UPDATE

ROAD TEST MINI convertibleLuton is on the way up. The airport terminal is currently being rebuilt with a link to the... (more) published 2016-11-10 11:42:54
 

OCTOBER MOTORING UPDATE

Last month, BTN was a guest of the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) for its southern regional driving day at... (more) published 2016-10-08 10:05:44
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Fiat 500C

Let's face it, if your budget is around £15,000 and you want a real open-top car, and a brand new one at that, the choice is... (more) published 2016-09-11 20:54:42
 

MOTORING UPDATE: SsangYong

Ted Wilkinson was not available for the regular car test this month and editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg has returned to a previous life... (more) published 2016-08-06 12:07:35
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Peugeot 3008 Allure HDI 115

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring Writers Peugeot 3008 Allure HDI... (more) published 2016-06-06 22:27:19
 

MOTORING SPECIAL: One up on Clarkson

With the motoring correspondent away on a cruise, your editor-in-chief was keen to take up the offer of a day out at the Society of Motor... (more) published 2016-06-06 22:16:28
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Honda Civic Type R

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersA Meaningful MachineThere have been... (more) published 2016-05-07 10:09:30
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Skoda Superb + Kia Picanto

Malcolm Ginsberg, editor in chief of BTN, was once many years ago press manager at Lotus Cars. As such he retains an interest in... (more) published 2016-03-12 08:33:30
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Kia Sorrento 2.2 CRDI KX-2

Readers are reminded that you can search for a car that has been tested in BTN, and also check out those reviewed in the Motoring... (more) published 2016-02-05 22:28:50
 

MOTORING UPDATE: DS5 prestige Blue HDI

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersFrance's Premium Class... (more) published 2016-01-17 13:08:49
 

MOTORING UPDATE: VW Golf SV SE 1.6

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring Writers The Complete Compact Car... (more) published 2015-12-11 09:38:50
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Range Rover 3.0L Signature

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring Writers The Ultimate 4x4?Plus "NO SPEED... (more) published 2015-11-06 22:17:15
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi 3 Auto

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersKia's Exec Saloon Stacks... (more) published 2015-10-09 11:21:51
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Jaguar XE Portfolio

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersCompact Jag Worth The Wait For... (more) published 2015-09-07 10:43:24
 

MOTORING UPDATE: New MG6

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersLess Weight More Quality... (more) published 2015-08-05 20:37:05
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Subaru Forester 2.0 D XC

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersLatest Forester Comes to Town... (more) published 2015-07-08 16:15:34
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Audi A6 All-Road quattro

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersAll Road Audi - Versatility Plus... (more) published 2015-06-07 10:10:47
 

MOTORING UPDATE: SEAT Leon

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of MotoringBullish New All-Drive SEAT Throws down... (more) published 2015-05-09 11:55:50
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Volvo XC60

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of MotoringA 4x4 Par Excellence Large 4x4... (more) published 2015-04-10 10:22:42
 

Motoring Update: GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

Last week was the annual Geneva Motor Show, and established as the European motoring event of the year. Move over Frankfurt and Paris,... (more) published 2015-03-07 11:36:49
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Nissan X Trail

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersMuch More Than a CompromiseI have got to admit... (more) published 2015-02-08 09:59:37
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Volvo V40 D2 (Powershift R-Design Nav)

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersVersatility With A Sporty TouchI... (more) published 2015-01-11 08:30:29
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Jaguar v Lotus

The Editor is let loose on a couple of thoroughbreds for the end of year road test.You have had a very good 2014 and in the mood... (more) published 2014-12-12 12:26:32
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Mazda6 2.2DTourer Sport Nav

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring Writers Mazda's Tourer Sets High... (more) published 2014-11-06 15:13:20
 

MOTORING UPDATE: Lexus Hybrid IS 300h SE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring Writers Lexus Hybrid IS 300h SE A... (more) published 2014-10-08 14:48:29
 

MOTORING UPDATE:

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersFiat Punto Sporting 1.4... (more) published 2014-09-04 20:21:02
 

MOTORING UPDATE:

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersSubaru Outback 2.0D... (more) published 2014-08-09 13:54:46
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersMercedes-Benz CLA 180 SportA... (more) published 2014-07-13 19:42:43
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersAudi A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI... (more) published 2014-06-06 22:08:14
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring Writers Lexus IS 300h F SportFuel... (more) published 2014-05-11 15:08:07
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersAudi A4 Avant 3.0 Quattro (All-Wheel-Drive... (more) published 2014-01-11 17:40:16
 

MOTORING UPDATE: classic Jaguar sports cars

On Test with Phil Weeden of Kelsey MediaThree generations of Jaguar sports car... (more) published 2013-12-11 12:44:20
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersToyota Prius+ TSpirit 1.8... (more) published 2013-11-23 12:45:27
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersPeugeot 508 RXH Diesel... (more) published 2013-10-27 09:42:34
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersToyota GT86 2.0At... (more) published 2013-09-29 08:47:17
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersVAUXHALL CASCADA 1.4 16V VVT... (more) published 2013-08-10 21:55:05
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersVOLVO V40 D4 R-Design Lux... (more) published 2013-07-06 14:59:03
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersSEAT Leon FR 1.4 TSI 140SEAT... (more) published 2013-06-09 16:46:02
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with The EditorEvora S Lotus best yetIn 1952 Lotus was born, the father a charismatic North... (more) published 2013-05-12 11:36:25
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersMercedes-Benz C 220 CDI Blue Efficiency Exec... (more) published 2013-04-03 23:43:02
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring Writers Volkswagen California Beach BlueMotion 2.0... (more) published 2013-03-08 13:56:50
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring Writers AUDI Q3 (petrol)Here's... (more) published 2013-02-04 21:59:39
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersAudi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI S Line... (more) published 2013-01-11 21:50:04
 

MOTORING UPDATE : Christmas special

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersVauxhall Victor SuperTimes have changed in nearly 50... (more) published 2012-12-15 16:56:09
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersVolkswagen Up! 1.0.Some Fun... (more) published 2012-12-08 21:19:53
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On Test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring Writers Peugeot 508 RXH SW Hybrid... (more) published 2012-11-11 10:41:22
 

MOTORING UPDATE

On test with Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring Writers SUZUKI KIZASHI Real Deal... (more) published 2012-10-06 10:03:47
 

MOTORING UPDATE

By Ted Wilkinson of The Guild of Motoring WritersBMW 328i SALOONLatest BMW 3... (more) published 2012-09-03 14:11:10
 

MOTORING UPDATE

By Ted Wilkinson Guild of Motoring WritersKIA OPTIMA 1.7 CRDi 2 LuxeA Great Deal of... (more) published 2012-08-11 11:33:51
 

MOTORING UPDATE

By Ted Wilkinson of the Guild of Motoring Writers MAZDA CX5 Clever Touches with Mazda's... (more) published 2012-07-07 10:45:40
 

MOTORING UPDATE

By Ted Wilkinson of the Guild of Motoring Writers Renault Fluence ZE DynamiqueElectric but not... (more) published 2012-06-09 19:06:33
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Audi Q3 2.0 TDI SE QuattroThe Q3 has the solutionWith a third of the width of the average suburban road... (more) published 2012-05-12 20:51:06
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Renault Megane Coupe Cabriolet Dynamique Tom Tom 1.9 DCi 130 Enhanced Lifestyle with Latest Drop Top... (more) published 2012-04-06 11:57:17
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Audi Q3 2.0 TDI SE QuattroQ3 Has the SolutionWith a third of the width of the average... (more) published 2012-03-08 18:53:38
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Toyota RAV4 SR 2.2DCharacter retained but with more class Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) first became... (more) published 2012-02-12 09:32:21
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

VW Golf Cabriolet SE Blue Motion 1.6 TDINew Golf Cabriolet An Icon Returns! Welcome back Golf Cabriolet... (more) published 2012-01-14 18:54:42
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Mazda CX-7 2.2 D Sport Tech Mazda's Crossover Builds on CharacterAnd a special... (more) published 2011-12-05 08:43:35
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Chrysler Delta 1.4 Multiair SERe-packaged, Generous and Characteristic Earlier this year I parked alongside a... (more) published 2011-11-12 19:18:23
 

MOTORING UPDATE

Jaguar XF 2.2 Diesel Premium Luxury More Power and Refinement of Jaguar's XF Grace, Space,... (more) published 2011-10-09 23:33:47
 

MOTORING UPDATE

Mitsubishi i MiEV It's even quieter than you think Electric cars are all the vogue, or are... (more) published 2011-09-10 22:35:02
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4 TB LussoNo More Sporting Than This Alfa! Alfa Romeo cars are always... (more) published 2011-08-14 20:33:34
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Renault Wind Roadster 1.6 Dynamique Cute Wind is exhilarating! Oh my goodness! What has Renault... (more) published 2011-07-10 09:00:31
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Ford Focus Titanium 1.6 EcoBoost New Focus Has More Substance Change a product while it is... (more) published 2011-06-07 23:00:27
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Infiniti FX30d PremiumA 4x4 With Abundant Style! I am beginning to form the opinion that some of... (more) published 2011-05-08 08:21:56
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Sharan Sets New StandardsPlus a brief test of the Peugeot RCZ More generously proportioned, more user-friendly,... (more) published 2011-04-10 20:19:58
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Kia Sportage MY 10 1.7 CRDi Eco Sat NavSmart and Sensible Kia The original Kia Sportage hit the UK roads well... (more) published 2011-03-13 04:32:27
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Mitsubishi Outlander Juro 2.2 DI-D Automatic Outlander is Aptly Named My first experience of the... (more) published 2011-02-11 08:39:29
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

VW Golf Estate SE Blue Motion Stop+Start A Generous but Miserly Estate Why have a hatch back when you can... (more) published 2011-01-14 17:15:33
 

TED WILKINSON'S MOTORING MILESTONES 2010

Car manufacturers have been both pro-active and re-active to a vastly changing world in 2010. Their actions have included a quest to reduce... (more) published 2010-12-19 12:00:24
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Audi A7 Sportback 2.8 T FSI Quattro SE S Tronic New Audi A7 Sportback is Ace!Audi's pace-setting... (more) published 2010-12-08 17:00:54
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Lexus RX 450H SE-L Hybrid Real Class and Green too! Can one suppose that those who can afford a car priced about... (more) published 2010-11-06 21:48:00
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Mazda6 2.2D 5-door Sport Even Stronger Appeal With Latest Mazda6 About a year ago, when testing an estate... (more) published 2010-09-29 15:34:28
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

HONDA INSIGHT ES-T 1.3 IMA CVT Honda's Quiet Revolutionary Ghostly, my friend said as we cruised along in... (more) published 2010-09-12 14:35:54
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

SKODA SUPERB 2.0 GREENLINE Clean-up with this fine Skoda There's all sorts of car deals going on at the... (more) published 2010-08-07 18:52:09
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Infiniti G37S Coupe Here's performance in a velvet glove! Something really special does occasionally happen... (more) published 2010-07-11 15:02:19
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

The New Audi A8 Luxury with technology and driver appeal On the one hand there are drivers' cars and on the... (more) published 2010-06-11 21:29:00
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Mercedes-Benz C180 CGI Sport Blue EfficiencyUltra Modern and Prestigious Too!Pioneering, class leading, best in... (more) published 2010-05-08 10:37:16
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

SAAB 9-3 Saloon 1.9 TTiD Aero Plenty of Punch with a Soft Touch Without doubt and with a good degree of... (more) published 2010-04-06 16:22:18
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Honda Accord 2.2 I-DTEC EX Classy Accord Makes a Strong Challenge The cat's out of the bag! For long the... (more) published 2010-03-07 14:38:35
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Peugeot 5008 1.6 Hdi Right for the Occasion! For the full road test index click here Long experience... (more) published 2010-02-05 16:33:12
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 TB VeloceAlfa's Baby Cuts a Dash For the full road test index click hereI always find a... (more) published 2010-01-17 15:59:34
 

HOLIDAY MOTORING PACKAGE

TED WILKINSON OF THE GUILD OF MOTORING WRITERS WITH A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS UPDATE INFINITI: Just launching in... (more) published 2009-12-14 14:03:22
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Lexus IS-F 5.0 V8Unassuming but with a Massive PunchLooks can be deceptive, no more so than those of the Lexus... (more) published 2009-12-12 16:02:23
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

VOLVO C30 1.6D SE STOP + STARTEvery Little Helps - a Lot! I have always recommended the Volvo C30 I for those... (more) published 2009-11-08 18:31:51
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

FIRST IMPRESSIONS Forget anything you have read about the new Lotus Evora being a four seater. Yes it is possible to sit a... (more) published 2009-10-09 17:24:30
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

IN BRIEF followed by this month's road test, Peugeot's successful revised 308CCBCA: British Car... (more) published 2009-09-10 13:06:32
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

IN BRIEF followed by this month's road test, SEAT'S executive class bargain THE VEHICLE SCRAPPAGE... (more) published 2009-08-07 07:38:28
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

IN BRIEF followed by his months road test, Vauxhall's new sports tourer JAGUAR: Now owned by... (more) published 2009-07-11 09:39:03
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Motoring briefs HYUNDAI: Hyundai's small 5-door i20 hatchback... (more) published 2009-06-05 17:10:13
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

Nissan X-Trail 2.0 dCi Sport 150 Expedition FIAT'S audacious plans to partner the ailing... (more) published 2009-05-09 23:52:06
 

MOTORING UPDATE by Ted Wilkinson

THIS MONTH'S ROAD TEST Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TDI Quattro Diesel FIAT: A Start&Stop... (more) published 2009-04-13 21:43:06
 


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