Links We Like is a roundup of the stuff I’ve been up to around the traps as well as other people I like.
It has been a tad busy for me, what with a short holiday and then a quick trip for CarsGuide to France. So let’s get cracking on that, shall, we?
Ford Australia invited us along to see the new Ford Focus a million years after everyone else saw it. Which is perfectly fine, because in Australia, we won’t see it until November. Anyway, if you’re not Australian, check out the story because I might have some fresh insights for you.
We’ll be keeping a very close eye indeed on the performance ST and RS versions (yet to be really truly confirmed) and I’ll do a story shortly on the ST-Line. I quite liked it.
Over at SUVAuthority (and I do mean over, he’s on the other side of the country to me), Karl has a lash at the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 110TSI. I’m a big fan of the Tiguan but I can’t ever say I’ve driven the 110TSI. It’s front wheel drive and possibly a bit gutless. And up against some seriously stiff competition in the Mazda CX-5.
He also had a crack at the chunky but pretty Jaguar E-Pace D180. I really liked that car when I drove it in top-power form over some Rally Corsica stages, but a slower diesel might make it a little bit unpalatable. See what the ever-tough-but-fair Karl thinks.
I quite like stories like this – Autocar have done a “How Today’s Cars Might Have Looked” post and I reckon it’s brilliant and eerily accurate.
Peter Anderson is the Editor and founder of the theredline.com.au. He’s been writing about cars for years and finds it difficult to talk about anything else.