WRC – Second generation Hyundai i20 rally car is here

Although the World Rally Championship has already finished for 2015, Hyundai have got the jump on their rivals by showing off their new 2016 car now.  We were always a little unsure as to why Hyundai began its second attempt at the WRC using a car based on the first-generation i20 model. Credit must be given…

Friday Photo – A Streetcar Named Hyundai

How do you celebrate a 10th anniversary? Cake, flowers? Well, if you’re Hyundai Motor UK, you drive a hydrogen fuel cell car around London to make this impressive photo: That’s not just any picture of Oxford Street. Oh no, that’s a mosaic created from over 500,000 photos taken during the 50 day driving challenge as…

Friday Photo | The madness of SEMA 2015

EngageSportMode has featured the SEMA show, and the quite literally mental creations it throws up, before. This year seems to have been just as crazy, so we’ve pulled together a gallery featuring some of the wildest offerings. Just remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or something like that. Car modification in the UK seems to…

A week with the… Hyundai Tucson SE Nav 1.7 CRDi | Review

Can a crossover SUV be something that can integrate into the realm of EngageSportMode? Actually, in the case of the Hyundai Tucson, yes it can. Read on to find out just how. After reviewing the all-new Tucson on the UK launch event back in August for Motoring Research, Hyundai were keen that we also try the…

Friday Photo – Frankfurt 2015 Gallery

This year’s Frankfurt Motor Show proved to be fairly impressive, with a host of big names revealing new products and concepts. Incredibly, this even included cars that hadn’t been previewed in a press release weeks beforehand! Who knew that was still possible? We’ve picked out some of the notable cars making an appearance in Germany.  ESM actually spent the first…

Friday Photo – All-New 2015 Hyundai Tucson UK Launch

Yes, this week ESM was back behind the wheel of another new compact SUV crossover, reviewing the Hyundai Tucson for the guys at Motoring Research. Helpfully, Hyundai decided to make the North East its base for the UK launch of the Tucson, meaning only a short trip to Newcastle airport to get acquainted with the handsome…

Hyundai’s New Generation i20 WRC Car – Now due 2016

Although Hyundai has only been in the World Rally Championship with the i20 since last year, there’s already a new version on the way. It just might be a little later than planned. It did seem somewhat strange that Hyundai would introduce a rally version of a car already nearing the end of its production…

Friday Photo – Geneva 2015 | Orange is the new … blue?

Earlier in the week, the doors opened at the PalExpo centre for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. EngageSportMode spent a hugely enjoyable day helping the guys at Motoring Research with their live blog on Tuesday. If you haven’t seen the live blog already, go grab a Toblerone and experience it now. Then come back and see why…

Detroit 2015 – Friday Photo Gallery

The 2015 Detroit North American International Auto Show has been a pretty good one, to say the least. We’ve seen two brand new supercars, and a host of other special new models rolled out. It might seem like we’re repeating ourselves, but it really is good to see the US car industry returning to form. Here are…

A Girl Writes – It’s a Boy/Girl Thing Part II

Tonight, ESM’s opionated Other Half returns with a second article discussing the touchy subject of “girl’s cars” and shows us some notable, yet respectable, examples. It’s a Boy/Girl Thing – Part II When I wrote my last post I felt it important to establish the criteria of a “girl’s car” and why certain models were branded as…