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Category : Road Test

First Drive: SEAT Toledo

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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 »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz Citan

4 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 »

Mercedes-Benz Citan

4 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 »

Exclusive First UK Drive: Mercedes-Benz A200

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Premium lower medium Price: £24,015 Fuel: 49.6mpg CO2: 134g/km   Given how the 1 Series and A3 dominate the business market, the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the most significant corporate car launched this year, … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen Golf

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £16,330-£24,625 Fuel: 53.3-74.3mpg CO2: 99-123g/km Ageless, classless and robust, six generations and 38 years of the Volkswagen Golf have bred a sense that you always know what you’re going to … Read More »

First Drive: Ford B-MAX

4 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Compact MPV  PRICE £12,995 – £18,895  FUEL 44.1 – 70.6mpg  CO2 104 – 149g/km Filling the shoes of the Fusion, but with a lot more style on its side, Ford says the B-MAX … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Astra 1.7 CDTi ecoFLEX Exclusiv

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £20,725 Fuel: 76.3mpg CO2: 99g/km It’s an unusual compliment to give a car, but one of the best things about Vauxhall’s new 99g/km eco-Astra is how unremarkable it is. By … Read More »

First Drive: Honda CR-V

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Crossover  PRICE £22,000-£33,000   FUEL 36.7-50.4mpg  CO2 149-180g/km Honda’s old CR-V was a surprising hit in the company car market, but while it helped lay the foundations of the sector, for the last few … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo XC90 D5 AWD SE Lux

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large SUV Price: £42,695 Fuel: 34.0mpg CO2: 219g/km It’s been a formative decade for the automotive industry, dealing with the battering of a global recession, rapidly climbing oil prices and ever-tightening taxation against … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen up! Black

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City Car Price: £11,305 Fuel: 60.1mpg CO2: 108g/km I caught a bit of The Matrix on TV the other night. As a teenager in the late Nineties, this film was a 136-minute snapshot … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi Elite

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £28,925 Fuel: 53.3mpg CO2: 139g/km It tends to happen with test cars that, with a week to test one, you usually end up with it over the few days where … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.2 TFSI

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Convertible Price: £21,185 Fuel: 49.6mpg CO2: 132g/km All this talk of EV and hybrids saving the world has masked some real engineering feats on conventional petrol and diesel engines in the past few … Read More »

Land Rover Defender 110 XS Station Wagon

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large SUV Price: £32,885 Fuel: 27.7mpg CO2: 269g/km When Maurice Wilks designed the original Land Rover back in 1947, if you’d asked him how the roads of the future would look, even he’d … Read More »

Road Test: Fiat 500 TwinAir Plus

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £12,760 Fuel: 68.9mpg CO2: 95g/km An interesting part of getting to try lots of different cars is seeing first hand just how much big power figures aren’t a direct indication of … Read More »

Road Test: Mazda3 1.6D TS

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower-medium Price: £17,495 Fuel: 65.7 CO2: 115g/km Mazda is really hammering home the message that it is serious about fleet at the moment. Already this year it has opened a corporate support centre … Read More »


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