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Peugeot 508 HYbrid4

5 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR Upper Medium  PRICE £31,450  FUEL 78.5mpg  CO2 95g/km While Citroën has debuted PSA’s Hybrid4 diesel-electric drivetrain as a high performance, four-wheel drive option for the executive class DS5, Peugeot’s approach has been to … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Sports car  PRICE £32,255  FUEL 56.5mpg  CO2 132g/km On the face of it, you could argue that regardless of the efficiency on offer, this particular SLK has two things enthusiasts wouldn't want in a … Read More »

SEAT Ibiza

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Supermini  PRICE £9,995 – £16,840  FUEL 47.9 – 80.7mpg  CO2 92 – 139g/km Ibiza is SEAT’s biggest seller, and justifiably so. It’s the purest representation of that sporty, affordable SEAT character the brand … Read More »

Toyota Prius+

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Compact MPV  PRICE £26,195 – £29,495  FUEL 64.2 – 68.9mpg  CO2 96 – 101g/km Three generations into the Prius’s life cycle, and hybrid technology is firmly established both in the retail and fleet … Read More »

SEAT Alhambra SE Lux 2.0 TDI CR DSG

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: MPV Price: £32,590 Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 154g/km The MPV sector may be one where practicality comes first, but in some cases there’s a pleasingly intelligent method to the car’s execution which makes it … Read More »

Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact Executive Price: £45-50,000 (TBC) Fuel: 148.7mpg CO2: 49g/km Volvo’s entry into the electric market is a complicated one, but the V60 Plug-In Hybrid’s appeal couldn’t be simpler. This upmarket, sporty estate car … Read More »

Vauxhall Insignia Exclusiv Nav 2.0 CDTI Ecoflex

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector Upper-medium Price £22,190 Fuel 64.2mpg CO2 116g/km Against the rising tide of downsized engines and niche-busting MPV and crossover models joining the corporate mainstream recently, Vauxhall’s latest revisions to the traditional D-segment Insignia … Read More »

Volkswagen CC

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper medium Price: £24,200 – £30,100 Fuel: 36.2 – 60.1mpg CO2: 125-182g/km It’s not so long ago that the idea of a coupe version of the Passat would have sounded like a complete … Read More »

Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCT

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £21,855-£24,800 Fuel: 54.3-62.8mpg CO2: 119-121g/km Carbon-based taxation is driving rapid decline in CO2 emissions at the moment, and in turn resulting in some impressive factory figures from carmakers that could … Read More »

Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Lower medium  PRICE £16,245 – £21,845  FUEL 56.5 – 58.9mpg  CO2 109 – 114g/km Despite the tendency for glittering concept cars to steal the limelight, it’s the mass-market cars which often have the … Read More »

Hyundai i30

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £14,495-£20,795 Fuel: 41.5-76.3mpg CO2: 97-145g/km It’s almost five years since the outgoing i30 first arrived in the UK, and the car has achieved an impressive sales record since. Unusually, it’s … Read More »

Peugeot 208

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £TBC Fuel: 48.7-83.0mpg CO2: 87-135g/km Since the 205 of 1983, Peugeot’s 200 Series has become a backbone of its range, with their mix of chic French styling, brawny hot hatches and … Read More »

Sub-95g/km CO2 emissions planned for Civic 1.6 diesel

5 years ago / 0 comments

The lightweight, Swindon-built 118bhp diesel engine, which will be fitted to the forthcoming CR-V and is earmarked for a low-carbon Accord shortly afterwards, is expected to account for 70% of fleet Civic sales in … Read More »

BMW M135i

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £29,995-£30,525 Fuel: 35.3-37.7mpg CO2: 175-188g/km Hot hatches of late have tended to follow a specific formula. It’s usually the one pioneered by the Golf GTI, of front-wheel drive, which makes … Read More »

Fitness to drive

5 years ago / 0 comments

At-work drivers are almost 50% more at risk of accidents than other motorists, even with higher mileage taken into account. They account for a third of all collisions, or 1,000 deaths and 13,000 serious … Read More »

Emissions: the importance of being idle

5 years ago / 0 comments

Claiming pollution from idling contributes to the 4,300 premature deaths in London each year, the capital’s Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed plans to increase the penalties levied against drivers who leave their engines ticking … Read More »

Fleet cars of 2012: The hot ones

5 years ago / 0 comments

Citroen DS5 Having taken a Germanic approach to established rivals with the C5, the DS5 introduces a welcome dose of French design flair into the D-segment. Part luxury estate and part coupe, it has … Read More »

Vauxhall Ampera

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Lower Medium  PRICE From £29,995 – £33,995*  FUEL 235.4mpg  CO2 29g/km It may have been launched, launched, and launched again, but Ampera is finally in the UK, which means a chance to see how the … Read More »

Nissan is on a steep learning curve

5 years ago / 0 comments

Nissan broke new ground last year when it brought its first electric vehicle, the LEAF, to the UK. Though rivals were already offering electric cars, the LEAF’s blend of practicality and unchallenging ownership experience … Read More »

Diesel-rivalling GS hybrid coming next year 

5 years ago / 0 comments

The model will launch as part of plans to grow GS sales to 2,500 units in 2014, of which 60% are predicted to be conquest buyers, according to Toyota GB president and managing director Jon … Read More »


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