All posts tagged: Test Drive

EV, Logo, Road Test Special, Iain Shankland, 2017 Ford Energi

Road Test Special: Living With An Electric Vehicle – A Day-To-Day Comparison of Three Models (The Full-Monty, Nitty-Gritty Detailed Version)

Welcome to the Full-Monty, Nitty-Gritty Detailed Version (good choice)… Comprehensive Day-To-Day Life With An EV This is NOT a road test of each vehicle, it’s just an overview of how-they-work in relation to each other – on a day-to-day basis. Each vehicle will have its own road test in a separate article.

EV, Logo, Road Test Special, Iain Shankland, 2017 Ford Energi

Road Test Special: Living With An Electric Vehicle – A Day-To-Day Comparison of Three Models (The Twitter Version)

Welcome to the Twitter Version… This is NOT a road test of each vehicle, it’s just an overview of how-they-work in relation to each other – on a day-to-day basis. Each vehicle will have its own road test in a separate article. Squirrel!!! Just kidding let’s go….

EV, Logo, Road Test Special, Iain Shankland

Road Test Special: Living With An Electric Vehicle – A Day-To-Day Comparison of Three Models (INTRODUCTION)

Last year a lot had been said in the media about EV’s and how many we’re going to see in the very near future. This year everything regarding EV’s has kicked up another notch with many manufacturers falling over each other trying to be the first with the best offerings to the public. Various governments have also stepped up and are

2017 Chevrolet Colorado LT, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.org, Iain Shankland

2017 Chevrolet Colorado LT 4×4 – Road Test

Over the decades I’ve driven every pickup truck available in North America. From beat-up work trucks to $70,000 luxury versions and everything in between – I even own one, but I’d never consider myself a “truck” person. I see the value in owning one because I use mine for what it was designed to do – haul stuff and tow trailers. So why did I book one to test? Well, Ford in their infinite wisdom cancelled the Ranger back in 2011 and won’t get around to building a new one until the 2019 model year. I love my Ranger, but if something ever happened to it, I couldn’t replace it (why Ford won’t import the one they already have around the world – only they know the answer to that). I do not need and will not buy, a full-size truck and the other similar Ranger-sized trucks haven’t impressed me – but will Chevrolet? Let’s find out…

2017 Jaguar F-PACE R-Sport 35t, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.org, Jaguar F-PACE, Road Test

2017 Jaguar F-PACE R-Sport 35t – Road Test

When Jaguar announced the arrival of an SUV a couple of years ago, I thought – Oh no, please don’t do what everyone else is doing!!! Why would they do that?!! Then I saw the pictures… oh my… then I saw it in person at the auto show and I was smitten. Then I got to drive it… This isn’t just an SUV – this is a JAGUAR SUV – it’s an F-Type on stilts, but it drives like a sport car!

2017 Ford Focus ST – Road Test

When I told my wife I’d booked a Focus ST for a week she asked me why I’d do that when we already drive our own Focus every day… was it any better? Considering its almost 100 hp more than our anaemic 2.0L engine and a whopping 124 additional lbs/ft of torque at a much lower 2,500 rpm instead of 4,600, I’d say it would be well worth taking the time to compare. After a week behind the wheel we’d agree – no it’s not any better – it’s a LOT better – with a caveat…

2017 BMW 340i Gran Turismo, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.org

2017 BMW 340i Gran Turismo – Road Test

Back in 2010 we drove the 550i Gran Turismo and came away thoroughly impressed by every aspect of the car – especially its size compared the regular 5-series sedan – it felt more like a 7-series than a 5. This week we’re driving the new 2017 340i Gran Turismo and just like the 550i – it’s way bigger than the series size that it represents, so think of it more as a sportier 5-series than a 3-series. It’s interesting to note that the majority of BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo customers are new to the brand – so BMW is obviously doing something right and striking a chord with the buying public.

Aston Martin’s Global Reveal Of The AM-RB 001 Comes With A Surprise

TORONTO, Ont. – Aston Martin kicked off Media Preview Day (February 16, 2017) at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow morning by unveiling the Aston Martin-Red Bull concept Hypercar AM-RB 001 for its first appearance in North America – and global auto show debut. Dr. Andy Palmer, President and CEO of Aston Martin, also announced the luxury sports car maker will be partnering with Canadian firm Multimatic of Markham, ON to manufacture the AM-RB001 when it goes into production.