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Category : Road Test

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 »

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 »

First Drive: Kia Sorento

4 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

4 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 »

First Drive: Vauxhall Mokka

4 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Crossover  PRICE £15,995 – £23,490  FUEL 43.5 – 60.1mpg  CO2 120 – 153g/km Of Vauxhall’s recent newcomers, Mokka has perhaps the most logical name. Rather like a menu board at your local coffee … Read More »

First Drive: Renault Clio

4 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Supermini  PRICE £10,595 – £16,095  FUEL 88.3 – 51.4mpg  CO2 83 – 127g/km Renault is claiming that the fourth generation Clio sets new standards in quality, dynamism and efficiency, as well as being … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen up! five-door

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £8,360-£11,475 Fuel: 60.1-68.9mpg CO2: 95-108g/km Volkswagen’s compact up! has proved itself as a versatile small car in three-door form, but with buyers increasingly looking to downsize it was inevitable that … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz A180 CDI SE

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £18,945 Fuel: 74.3mpg CO2: 98g/km There’s a certain sense of irony that, having finally injected youthful sportiness into the A-Class, Mercedes-Benz has journalists fighting to get behind the wheel of … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen Beetle Design 2.0 TDI

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £20,085 Fuel: 57.6mpg CO2: 129g/km The new Beetle may look closer than ever to the original, but as of this summer there’s never been a broader range of engines available. … Read More »

Exclusive First Drive: Tesla Model S

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large executive Price: £TBC Range: 150-300 miles CO2: 0g/km Tesla may be a newcomer to the corporate sector, but it’s got a great spearhead. The Model S will accelerate to 62mph in 4.4 … Read More »

First Drive: Kia cee’d SW

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Mid-size esate  PRICE £16,895 – £24,795  FUEL 67.3 – 64.2mpg  CO2 109 – 116 g/km Hot on the heels of the recently launched – and critically acclaimed – Kia cee’d hatchback, comes the … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Luxury estate  PRICE 49,360 – £83,000  FUEL 28 – 53.3mpg  CO2 139 – 235 g/km The CLS is a car that has succeeded despite its limitations, and because of them. Four seats, with … Read More »

First Drive: SEAT Toledo

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Compact hatch  PRICE £12,500 – £17,840  FUEL 46.3 – 83.1mpg  CO2 104 – 137g/km Last month Rapid, this month Toledo. SEAT’s version of the voluminous hatchback is built at the same Czech factory … Read More »

First Drive: SsangYong Korando Sports

5 years ago / 0 comments

In the pick-up, this motor puts out a healthy 155hp, with a torque peak of 360Nm from 1,500rpm right through to 2,800rpm. This drives through a standard six-speed manual, or optional six-speed automatic transmission … Read More »

First Drive: Mazda6

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Upper medium  PRICE £19,595 – £28,045  FUEL 47.9 – 68.9mpg  CO2 108 – 136g/km For a relatively small manufacturer, Mazda’s disproportionately large back-catalogue of innovation is impressive and, if anything, rather under-marketed. But … Read More »

First Drive: Kia cee’d SW

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Mid-size esate  PRICE £16,895 – £24,795  FUEL 67.3 – 64.2mpg  CO2 109 – 116 g/km Hot on the heels of the recently launched – and critically acclaimed – Kia cee’d hatchback, comes the … Read More »

Road Test: Lexus CT 200h F-Sport

5 years ago / 0 comments

In the UK, this instantly became the biggest-selling Lexus, accounting for half of the marque’s sales despite not having a full year in showrooms. For 2012, Lexus sought to bring its newcomer in line … Read More »

Road Test: Renault Twizy

5 years ago / 0 comments

It’s been 16 years since Renault did anything quite this outlandish. Back in 1996, the company launched a limited run of the Spider, a two-seat sports car which – rather like the Twizy – … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Citan

5 years ago / 0 comments

Yes, it’s based on Renault’s Kangoo line-up, but Mercedes has put quite a bit of work into making Citan look and feel different to its French cousin. As well as the new front end, … Read More »


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