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Category : Road Test

Road Test: Skoda Yeti 2.0 TDI 170 4×4 Elegance

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Small SUV Price: £23,790 Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 155g/km You can have a Skoda Yeti for £15,000, which seems like good value to me. Chunky styling, left-field brand appeal, versatile interior and stand-out looks … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo V40 D2 SE Lux

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £23,595 Fuel: 78.5mpg CO2: 94g/km The V40 joins a rapidly changing premium C-segment, and like some of its rivals Volvo is plugging a large gap with its newcomer. Until last … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDIe 163 SE

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper-medium Price: £28,775 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 120g/km Following on from its facelift earlier this year, the Audi A4 range is now offered with four versions of the ubiquitous 2.0 TDI diesel engine. Power … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDI 140 R Line

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupe Price: £26,205 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 118g/km While Volkswagen may be stretching the point a bit by describing the Scirocco as a coupe, what’s not in doubt is what a cracking package it … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 ecoFlex S/S Tech Line

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: MPV Price: £22,075 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 119g/km Choosing which version of the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer to go for is something of a no-brainer. In amongst all the many different models, one version stands … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz ML 250 BlueTEC Sport

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large SUV Price: £45,380 Fuel: 44.8mpg CO2: 165g/km Built largely to meet the tastes of the SUV-loving American market, the gargantuan Mercedes-Benz ML has never really been a front-runner in the economy stakes. … Read More »

First Drive: SEAT Leon

4 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Family hatchback  PRICE £15,670 – £22,375  FUEL 47.1 – 74.3mpg  CO2 99 – 139g/km The SEAT Leon has perhaps had the unfortunate honour of being the car company drivers choose if they can’t … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C180 Coupe AMG Sport

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupe Price: £31,590 Fuel: 44.8mpg CO2: 147g/km Mercedes-Benz is a brand on the march, with the UK fleet sector firmly in its three-pointed crosshair. But while there’s been a glut of publicity about … Read More »

First Drive: Vauxhall ADAM

4 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR City car  PRICE £11,255 – £14,000  FUEL 51.4 – 56.5mpg  CO2 118 – 129g/km The small car segment has never been bigger. Increasingly sophisticated, with tastes moving from purely cost-driven purchase to fashion … Read More »

Road Test: Renaultsport Twingo 133

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £13,565 Fuel: 43.5mpg CO2: 150g/km Ask yourself this. When was the last time you used all the space available in your company car? What if instead of running a mid-spec C-segment … Read More »

First Drive: Audi A3 Sportback

4 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR Lower medium  PRICE £19,825 – £27,180  FUEL 50.4 – 74.3mpg  CO2 99 – 130g/km The European C-segment is heavily weighted towards five-door cars, to the extent that some of Audi’s key rivals don’t … Read More »

First Drive: Toyota Auris

4 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Lower medium  PRICE £14,495 – £21,745  FUEL 47.8 – 74.3mpg  CO2 87 – 138g/km Toyota is listening. It’s been gathering opinions about its model range, and is deploying much-needed upgrades across the board, … Read More »

Road Test: Peugeot Expert

4 years ago / 0 comments

There are a number of automated manuals available – VW’s excellent DSG, the Renault/Vauxhall Quickshift/Tecshift, Fiat’s Comfort-Matic, while Mercedes has continued to market full auto transmissions, the latest being the 7G-Tronic that is now … Read More »

Road Test: Isuzu D-Max

4 years ago / 0 comments

Since the launch in June, Isuzu UK says that it has grabbed 14% of the UK pick-up market, but an even stronger 30% of the non-fleet retail sector. Isuzu has not forgotten its core … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz SL 350 Roadster

4 years ago / 0 comments

There are plenty of classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts who’ll tell you that, at nearly 1,700kg, the new SL doesn’t really live up to the “Sport Lightweight” nameplate. They’d be wrong, because this new model is … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz R350 CDI L

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large 4×4 Price: £48,730 Fuel: 33.2mpg CO2: 223g/km The second-generation R350 CDI is a car with a very small audience – it’s for those who really must have a four-wheel drive car, but the … Read More »

Road Test: Mazda CX-5 2.2 SKYACTIV-D Sport Nav

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Small SUV Price: £25,195 Fuel: 61.4mpg CO2: 119g/km Mazda's SKYACTIV Technology upgrades have hinted at greatness since they appeared in test mules disguised as slightly deformed Mazda6s. The CX-5 was the first to … Read More »

Road Test: Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI SE

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Small SUV PRICE: £26,200 FUEL: 38.7mpg CO2: 174g/km Surely this must be a mis-print… a petrol-engined SUV gracing the pages of a fleet publication? Logic would dictate so, especially since the ‘diesel good/petrol not … Read More »

First Drive: Kia Sorento

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Mid-size estate  PRICE £16,895 – £24,795  FUEL 67.3 – 64.2mpg CO2 109 – 116 g/km The clue is in the title; the new Sorento, which helps because, to the untrained eye – or, … Read More »

First Drive: Jaguar XF Sportbrake

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Premium estate  PRICE £31,940 – £51,505  FUEL 55.4 – 46.0mpg  CO2 135 – 163g/km   Svelte body styling and a cabin that is pure theatre have done very well for the Jaguar XF, … Read More »


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