Triumph Tiger XCx: what the reviewers say…

Posted on December 19th, 2014, by startrescue

The Triumph Tiger XCx and XRx models are the two upmarket offerings in the newly expanded four-Tiger range. The most costly of these, the 94bhp, 800cc XCx, boasts a protective alloy bash-plate and engine bars – features that further boost …

Will the Volvo Hybrid XC90 match the Audi e-tron for excitement?

Posted on December 18th, 2014, by startrescue

Following the Audi e-tron’s many positive reviews, Volvo too has stepped up to the petrol-electric plate with its new Hybrid XC90.

But does it promise as much excitement as the e-tron? Going by Volvo’s performance figures for the car, it …

European Christmas market road trip ideas

Posted on December 17th, 2014, by startrescue

Vienna, Austria

Europe’s numerous Christmas markets offer the ideal focal point for a festive road trip this winter. They also give you a chance to purchase some truly unique Christmas presents for loved ones while on the road.


How safe is it to use Uber?

Posted on December 16th, 2014, by startrescue

Uber is in the headlines once again and this time it seems half the planet is gunning for the San Francisco start-up.

After an Uber driver allegedly committed a sexual assault in Delhi, the service has been banned outright in …

Chinese man invents tiny car to negotiate Shanghai traffic

Posted on December 12th, 2014, by startrescue

If there’s one person who may have difficulty in finding breakdown cover, it’s 60 year old Xu Zhiyun from China, who built a tiny car in order to navigate the congested streets of his native Shanghai.

The little car took …

Will London follow Paris by banning diesel vehicles?

Posted on December 11th, 2014, by startrescue

The pressure to limit pollution caused by diesel vehicles on the streets of central London will eventually lead to an outright ban, according to the Campaign for Better Transport.

Campaigners say that diesel cars cause “serious health damage” to residents …

Top Gear Argentina: “burning cars” accusation stokes controversy

Posted on December 10th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

Top Gear’s special episodes have covered many European, Asian, African, American and South American nations over the years – where most locals have been happy to play host to the popular TV show.

But the Argentineans appear to have been …

BMW and Sixt begin DriveNow car-sharing trials in the UK

Posted on December 9th, 2014, by startrescue

BMW has embarked on a joint venture with rental company Sixt that may revolutionise the way urban Britons drive.

The two firms have introduced a rental/car-sharing model called DriveNow to the UK from Germany, which allows members to locate and …

The stunning FXX K: the most powerful Ferrari ever built

Posted on December 8th, 2014, by startrescue

Aside from brand awareness, one of the main benefits of being a top Formula One racing team is the natural development of technologies that can be used in the given marque’s production cars.

And there is perhaps no better example …

Aston Martin DB10 revealed as new Bond car

Posted on December 5th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

Whenever details of a new James Bond film emerge, people usually want to know a few things in particular. Who will play the villain? Which actresses will play the Bond girls? And what car will Bond be driving?

The latter …