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Dan Gilkes

First Drive: Mazda CX-5

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Refinement and technology improvements are at the heart of Mazda’s revisions, says Dan Gilkes.

First Drive: Hyundai i30

1 month ago / 0 comments

Engine choice and higher levels of safety equipment drive i30 sales, says Dan Gilkes.

First Drive: Dacia Duster dCi 110 EDC

1 month ago / 0 comments

Dacia moves to meet growing demand for C-segment automatics with Duster EDC, says Dan Gilkes.

New i30 kick-starts Hyundai product offensive

4 months ago / 1 comments

Hyundai will launch its broadest-ever i30 range this year, including a Wagon and three-door ‘fastback version’, beginning a process which will also introduce 14 hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles by 2020.

First Drive: Toyota C-HR Hybrid

6 months ago / 0 comments

Few manufacturers can ignore the rapidly expanding C-SUV crossover segment, with sales growing every year. Unlike many competitors though, Toyota is first to join the sector with a petrol hybrid, boasting impressive fuel economy ... Read More »

First Drive: Vauxhall Mokka X

7 months ago / 2 comments

More power and equipment for the second generation Mokka X, says Dan Gilkes.

First Drive: Citroën Berlingo Multispace

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: People carrier Price: £13,355–£18,540 Fuel: 44.1–68.9mpg CO2: 109–48g/km Those looking for a practical people carrier that can take the knocks of occasional load-lugging duties, or a family car for the active outdoors type, … Read More »

First Drive: Peugeot 208

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £11,695–£21,995 Fuel: 52.3–94.2mpg CO2: 79–125g/km Peugeot’s B-segment 208 hatch remains the French firm’s best selling car, both in the UK and across Europe. More than 32,400 three and five-door models found … Read More »

Data overload

3 years ago / 0 comments

Telematic systems, from the most basic vehicle tracking to an all-encompassing fleet management solution such as TomTom’s Worksmart, can save time and money. Simply knowing where vehicles are is a vital component of fleet … Read More »

Winter warmers

3 years ago / 0 comments

  Winter, or cold weather, tyres have been available for many years, though they have only become a popular fitment for UK fleets in the last decade. As the name suggests, winter tyres are … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz A180 CDI ECO SE

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £21,965 Fuel: 78.5mpg CO2: 92g/km Mercedes-Benz has started upgrading its A-Class hatchback, with the introduction of the A180 CDI ECO SE. Replacing the previous A180 CDI SE, the ECO package incorporates an aerodynamic grille … Read More »

Global car market to double in next 20 years, says Ford

3 years ago / 0 comments

‘In the next decade 75% of the global population will live in cities,’ he said. ‘Our challenge is to develop cars that communicate with each other and with the world around them.’ Stephen Odell, … Read More »

BMW reveals pricing for new coupe and cabriolet

4 years ago / 0 comments

This results in an extra 21mm of rear legroom and a boot that offers 390 litres of capacity, more than the 360 litres on offer in the three-door and five-door 1 Series hatch. Expect … Read More »


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