First drive: Volkswagen’s Passat Estate is a smooth operator


What is it? VW’s Passat is a mainstay of the family saloon market, and its companion estate model is equally popular. It operates in an interesting grey area of the market – above budget rivals such as the Kia Optima or Skoda Superb, but still a few pegs down from the Mercedes C-Class Estate or BMW 3 Series Touring.We’re testing the Passat here in popular SE Business trim, fitted with an unusual-for-the-class 1.4-litre petrol engine.


Updated Skoda Fabia to start from £12,840


Skoda has announced pricing and specifications for the latest update to its Fabia supermini. The range kicks off from just £12,840 for a model in S trim, fitted with the 74bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine.


Two cars crash in North-east town


POLICE have been called to a two-car crash in Fraserburgh. The incident happened at around 10.20am on the town’s High Street. Nobody was believed to be injured following the crash, which involved a silver Skoda Citigo and a blue Ford Fiesta. Police Scotland are currently attending the incident.


Two cars crash on Aberdeen road


TWO cars have crashed on an Aberdeen road today. The vehicles collided on Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth, shortly before 6.30am. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “No one was injured in the crash.”