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Category : Road Test

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Hatchback  Price: £18,945 – £28,775   Fuel: 74.3 – 44.1mpg  CO2: 98 – 148g/km You might soon feel like an onlooker at Trafalgar, Blenheim or Agincourt, or any other great battle fought through history, … Read More »

Skoda Citigo

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £7,650-10,000 (est) Fuel: 68.9mpg CO2: 96g/km As a group, Volkswagen has a deft knack of intercompany sharing, but never has it been as blatant as it is with the new … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid

5 years ago / 0 comments

Segment: Executive Price: £43,000-£46,000 (TBC) Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 109g/km The executive segment will become crowded with hybrids over the next 12 months. It’s an area traditionally dominated by Lexus and, more recently in the … Read More »

Renault Megane

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £16,275 – £26,025 Fuel: 34.4-80.7mpg CO2: 90-190g/km Renault’s growing electric vehicle range might be stealing the limelight, but the changes are just as important, if not moreso elsewhere in its … Read More »

Range Rover Evoque eD4 Prestige Coupe

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR: SUV PRICE: £35,630 FUEL ECONOMY: 57.6mpg CO2: 129g/km Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive – let’s face it, when a car looks as good as the Evoque, no-one really cares to which wheels the power is … Read More »

Audi A1 Sportback

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Supermini  PRICE From £13,980 – £21,270  FUEL 47.9 – 74.3mpg  CO2 99 – 139g/km There’s always a lot of talk of company car drivers downsizing, but at what point do they decide to … Read More »

Vauxhall Ampera

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Lower Medium  PRICE From £29,995 – £33,995*  FUEL 235.4mpg  CO2 29g/km It may have been launched, launched, and launched again, but Ampera is finally in the UK, which means a chance to see how the … Read More »

Nissan NV400 SE

5 years ago / 0 comments

Now you can add a third marque to that last pairing, as Renault’s alliance partner Nissan finally gets its hands on the big van chassis, grafting on its own corporate front end to produce … Read More »

Jaguar XF 2.2D 163PS SE

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Executive  PRICE £29,950  FUEL 52.3mpg  CO2 149g/km The advantage of arriving late at a party is that generally you get to make quite an impression once the initial hullabaloo has died down. So, while the … Read More »

Audi A6 Allroad

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Estate  PRICE £43,145 – £49,445  FUEL 46.3 – 42.2mpg  CO2 159 – 176g/km As a niche product, the A6 Allroad is a fantastically successful one, taking a standard Avant, adding some body cladding, trick suspension … Read More »

Chevrolet Volt

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Executive EV  PRICE £29,995 (with £5,000 grant)  FUEL 235mpg  CO2 27g/km   We’ve driven the Ampera quite a few times already, but amid the hype, it shouldn’t be forgotten that the Chevrolet Volt … Read More »

Kia cee’d

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Lower medium  PRICE From £13,995 (est.)  FUEL From 78mpg (est.)  CO2 From 97g/km At a time when many motor manufacturers are still struggling to shake off the tough economic conditions of the last … Read More »

Toyota GT86

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Coupe  PRICE £24,995 – £26,495  FUEL 36.2 – 39.8mpg  CO2 164 – 181g/km Although GT86 isn’t a core fleet proposition for Toyota, it has a vital role to play by spearheading a return … Read More »

Volvo V40

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Small Hatch  PRICE £19,745 – £26,795  FUEL 51.4 – 78.5mpg  CO2 94 – 136g/km It’s all getting very interesting in the premium hatch class. Just as Audi and Mercedes launch new models to … Read More »

Audi A3

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Premium lower medium  PRICE From £19,205  FUEL From 50.3 – 68.9mpg  CO2 106 – 130g/km There’s a temptation to view the launch of the new A3 hatchback as something of an appetiser before the … Read More »

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Supermini  PRICE £14,995 – £16,995  FUEL 76.3 – 80.7mpg  CO2 79 – 85g/km It’s difficult to imagine hybrid technology without Toyota – the brand that brought hybrids to Europe. While others have since … Read More »

Hyundai iX35 Hydrogen FCEV

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Crossover  PRICE Not on sale  FUEL 28.8 miles per kg (hydrogen)  CO2 0g/km Depending upon your propensity to visit continental motor shows, you may or may not be familiar with the concept of … Read More »

INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN

5 years ago / 0 comments

Talk of hydrogen fuel cells – not to be confused with hydrogen powered internal combustion engines – has been going on in motor manufacturing circles since most current motoring journalists were in short trousers. … Read More »

Range Rover Evoque eD4 Coupe

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR SUV  PRICE £36,630  FUEL 57.6mpg  CO2 129g/km Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive – let’s face it, when a car looks as good as the Evoque, no-one really cares to which wheels the … Read More »

First Drive: Hyundai i40 Tourer

6 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper medium Price: £18,395-£25,895 Fuel: 39.2-65.7mpg CO2: 113-169g/km The Koreans, it seems, are on a roll. From being creators of reliable but bland “white good” cars, the last few years have brought a … Read More »


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