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Category : Road Test

BMW M5

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Executive Price: £73,065 Fuel: 28.5mpg CO2: 232g/km Rather fortunately for me, a lot of the readers of Fleet World are owners of companies or high-level directors. So this means that the staggering new … Read More »

Audi Q3 SE 2.0 TDI Quattro S line

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact SUV Price: £31,715 Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 156g/km Against the challenges of a weak world economy, Audi’s recent success in the tough premium segment is staggering. The German manufacturer launched its new LED-emblazoned … Read More »

Citroën DS5 2.0 HDI 160 DSport

5 years ago / 0 comments

Price: £29,500   Fuel: 46.3mpg   CO2: 158g/km With DS5 launching Hybrid4 into the Citroën range, it’s easy to forget that this luxurious, aviation-inspired French saloon is also rather good with its more conventional 2.0-litre … Read More »

Vauxhall VXR8 Maloo

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Pickup Price: £51,000 Fuel: 20.9mpg CO2: 320g/km For those of you not familiar with the Maloo, allow me to introduce one of Australia’s finest imports. A Holden Ute, fitted with the 6.2-litre V8 … Read More »

Vauxhall Insignia BiTurbo

5 years ago / 0 comments

Price: £21,120-£33,320 Fuel: 42.2-57.6mpg CO2: 129-158g/km Vauxhall has a split customer base for the Insignia, from the high volume end of the fleet market to the management-level user-chooser with its luxurious Elite, SRi and … Read More »

Peugeot 308 SR e-HDI EGC

5 years ago / 0 comments

Price: £18,945 Fuel: 74.3mpg CO2: 98g/km In Europe’s most hotly contested, and biggest-selling, segment it pays to put every effort into having the best offering possible. So last year’s refresh of the 308 hatchback … Read More »

BMW ActiveHybrid 3

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact executive Price: £40,225-£43,225  Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 139g/km  It must be hard for car manufacturers, trying to cater for ever-changing global demand as it gets steered by emissions standards and differing taxation. There’s … Read More »

Citroën DS4 D-Sport HDI 160

5 years ago / 0 comments

Price: £22,945 Fuel: 55.4mpg CO2: 134g/km While DS3 spearheaded the arrival of Citroën’s DS line and DS5 sells itself on luxurious technology, the DS4 sometimes slips off the radar of the media hype. As … Read More »

Lexus GS

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Large executive  PRICE £32,995-£50,995  FUEL 31.7-46.3mpg  CO2 141-207g/km Having had a near-monopoly over the executive hybrid market in Europe for six years, Lexus suddenly has a strong pack muscling in on its patch. … Read More »

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 »

Toyota Avensis

5 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR D-segment  PRICE £22,560-£26,825  FUEL 62.8mpg  CO2 119g/km Four years is a long time in the fleet industry, and the Toyota Avensis, launched in 2008 and hardly class-leading then, has been ripe for an … 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 »

BMW ActiveHybrid5

5 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR Large executive  PRICE TBC  FUEL 44.1mpg  CO2 144g/km With Efficient Dynamics, BMW has stolen an advantage on its premium rivals with impressively low fuel consumption and emissions figures almost regardless of engine capacity … Read More »