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Frank Turner

Frank is a respected journalist who has specialised for many years in writing car reviews and motoring industry news for national and regional newspapers.
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Take a bow! SEAT Ateca FR is the ultimate companion car – handsome and accomplished

The Ateca is SEAT’s contender in a highly competitive sector of the car market – the family SUV (sports utility vehicle) – and I put its spacious, practical and versatile qualities to...

Road test: Mercedes Benz GLC 300e 4MATIC AMG Line Premium Plus – unadulterated pleasure

Mercedes Benz GLC 300e 4MATIC AMG Line Premium Plus Take a bow … a large, comfortable and refined SUV (sports utility vehicle) with plug-in hybrid power from the premium German manufacturer. Style file The GLC...

A handful of tasty Kias: Multi-testing is every motoring writer’s dream

YOU could say it’s the motoring equivalent of a restaurant’s tasting menu – a day that offers the chance to sample cars from a manufacturer’s range. And Kia did just that, with...

Kia XCeed 1.6 CRDi ‘3’ iMT a sporty alternative to traditional SUVs

Kia XCeed 1.6 CRDi ‘3’ iMT Kia has recently celebrated 30 years of UK sales, and the XCeed, a compact urban crossover utility vehicle (CUV), forms part of the South Korean company’s impressive...

Road test: Volvo XC40 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid – a must-have for modern motorists

THE SUV, or sports utility vehicle – and its ‘crossover’ counterpart – have become must-haves for today’s motorists. With qualities of interior space, higher seating, practicality and often imposing looks, this is an...

Road test: Skoda Karoq SE L – handsome with heated seats, foldaway table and even an umbrella

Skoda Karoq SE L IF I hadn’t known which company made the Karoq, the model’s name would have given me a clue. For a number of Skoda’s cars have a title ending in ‘q’,...

Road test: Suzuki Swace – athletic design with advanced hybrid performance

REMEMBER the popularity of the MPV (multi-purpose vehicle), also known as the people carrier? The family-oriented almost van-like motor with its emphasis on clever interior space carried all before it for a time. Would...

Road test: Honda Civic 1.0T EX Sport Line takes me back to a 50cc two-wheeler

MY introduction to Honda came as a boy in the 1960s, seeing their C50 motorcycle take to the UK’s roads. The 50cc two-wheeler was a big hit and, globally, it has brought the...

Frank Turner

Frank is a respected journalist who has specialised for many years in writing car reviews and motoring industry news for national and regional newspapers.
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