• THE HOTTEST ticket in town at next month's Detroit Auto Show will be the new Mini John Cooper Works.

  • ONE OF the smallest cars in the running for this year's Scottish Car of the Year title walked away with the biggest award - the Hyundai i10 won the main prize despite being up against some of the most prestigious names in the automotive industry.

  • WHEN SCOTLAND was wracked by snow and ice a few years back, a couple of big brand names got the name of being left in the driveway because they simply could not cope - being rear-wheel-drive.

  • EVERY now and then comes along a car which knocks your socks off ...

  • THE LATEST Land Rover made its first apperance to the world this week at the Paris Motor Show and already there would appear to be a long queue of prospective custmers ready to buy the 'Sport' version of the highly successful Discovery range.

  • IT'S a Rangie Jim, but not as we know it!

  • THE UTTERLY commendable and now standard practice that Mazda has of seeking novel ways of saving on fuel and CO2 emissions using the pretty good engines that it already has, rather than simply cutting engine size to achieve the same result, has now come to its latest versions of the Mazda3 range.

  • BACK IN the day when the Subaru Impreza seemingly reigned supreme in the rally circuit and was used as a car of choice for those of nefarious intent escaping the polis, the other side of the business was providing a safe, reliable and go anywhere estate car favoured by the likes of vets, rural reps and farmers.

  • WHAT'S BEST - the Range Rover Vogue or the Range Rover Sport?

  • IT MIGHT just be the most exclusive pick-up truck on the planet and a farmer's dream - a Ferrari 412 conversion!