Mazda, CX-3, Torquing Cars

The automotive world is changing. Bit by bit, day by day, things are deviating from the car scene I knew growing up. Station wagons are the enemy, naturally aspirated engines are dying, and the engine as a whole is being phased out in favour of electrification. Worse still, the world … Read moreContinue Reading

The Suzuki Vitara is a crossover we’ve come to love over the years since it first launched – loved for its composed chassis, well-sorted driving dynamics, predictable handling, pliant ride, and frugal demeanour. But if there was one thing the Vitara was missing, it was fizz. The 1.6-litre naturally aspirated … Read moreContinue Reading

2017, Mazda CX-5, CX-5, Kodo, Jinba Ittai, Soul Red Crystal, Torquing Cars

The Mazda CX-5 was hardly long in the tooth, having only been launched originally in 2012.  But alas, 4 years down the line and there’s a new CX-5 that has debuted at the LA Auto Show.  Mazda claim it to be an ‘all new’ Mazda CX-5 – but the likelihood … Read moreContinue Reading

BMW, BMW X1, 25i xDrive, xDrive, FWD BMW, Torquing Cars

Oh, how a decade can change things.  It was just 10 years ago, in 2006, that BMW vehemently denied the notion of a front-wheel drive BMW ever being a thing in a series of animal related print adverts.  Around the same time we were still living in a world where … Read moreContinue Reading