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.