BMW's four-door coupé

Now we have the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé which I had the chance to drive recently. Some might argue that Mercedes-Benz filled this niche first with the Mercedes-Benz CLS. I don’t see it that way. I think BMW’s eye has been more firmly on the Porsche Panamera.

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Kia Optima a saloon for hatch prices

I almost missed it in the car park. Holding onto Kia keys I have to admit I was scanning the rows for a rather ordinary looking saloon.

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Mercedes CLS becomes more assertive

In 2004, Mercedes-Benz CLS arguably started the trend for swoopy-roofed, coupé-style rooflines on four-door saloons. Now they have launched a new CLS, which continues the theme of luxurious transport for four, but with a slightly different style.

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Honda's revitalised Accord

It may not look new, but this Honda Accord is the revised model introduced into the UK last summer. The aesthetic changes are minimal, both inside and out, most of the effort having been focussed on updating the engines to make them over efficient and to lower emissions.

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Volkswagen Jetta comes out of the shadow

In Europe, at least, the Volkswagen Jetta has never really enjoyed the success it deserves. It started off its life as very obviously a booted version of the ever-popular Volkswagen Golf and has subsequently lived in the shadow of its hatchback sibling.

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Audi A3 concept goes saloon and sporty

With a clear eye on the American market (which is not so smitten by hatchbacks as we are in Europe) Audi has taken a new four-door saloon concept, based on the A3, to the Geneva Motor Show.

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Chevrolet Cruze not one for the enthusiast

The first impressions in the car park were actually quite good. The Chevrolet Cruze looked sharp. It looks distinctive and, in a land of hatchbacks, it stands out by being a saloon.

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Porsche releases pictures of Panamera

Porsche has released the first pictures of its new Panamera four-door, four-seater grand touring sports car.

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Swoopy, sleek Passat

The Volkswagen Passat CC. The first question is trying to work out what it is and why they have produced it.

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