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Category : Road Test

Road Test: Honda Civic Type R

1 year ago / 0 comments

Beneath the lairy exterior and lunatic pace, the Type R makes a great day-to-day car, reckons Alex Grant.

First Drive: DS 3

1 year ago / 0 comments

Light updates for a car which has a big job to do, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Toyota Prius

1 year ago / 1 comments

Toyota’s hybrid figurehead offers frugality as extraordinary as its styling, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

1 year ago / 0 comments

The XC90 T8 has the same advantages, and limitations, as other large plug-ins, explains Alex Grant.

First Drive: Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer

1 year ago / 0 comments

Still a great workhorse, but with a much-needed injection of desirability, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Honda Jazz EX Navi CVT

1 year ago / 0 comments

There’s room for a whole lot of life in the latest Jazz, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Toyota Auris Design 1.2T

1 year ago / 0 comments

With good hybrid and diesel options, Alex Grant ponders a fleet role for the Auris’s new petrol engine.

First Drive: Lexus GS

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Executive Price: £43,495–£50,995 Fuel: 45.6–64.2mpg CO2: 104–145g/km The Lexus GS is a car of considerable prestige, which, as it turns out, is a quality mostly afforded by virtue of mystique. In 2015, … Read More »

First Drive: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover Price: £26,195–£30,795 Fuel: 55.4–57.6mpg CO2: 115–118g/km Growing exponentially and beloved of company car drivers, mid-size crossovers are synonymous with diesel engines, particularly in fleet. It’s a crowded sector and tough to … Read More »

First Drive: Lexus RC

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupé Price: £34,995–£40,495 Fuel: 38.7–57.6mpg CO2: 113–168g/km Most cars are styled by attaching a corporate grille to the results of a focus group. The Lexus RC wasn’t. The Lexus RC was styled … Read More »

First Drive: Kia Sportage

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover Price: £17,995–£31,645 Fuel: 37.2–61.4mpg CO2: 119–177g/km Kia reckons there’s even more volume to come from the Sportage and, considering its role in the brand’s recent success story, that’s no small statement. … Read More »

Road Test: Mazda3 1.5 SKYACTIV-D

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £18,895–£23,145 Fuel: 64.2­–74.3mpg CO2: 99–114g/km It’s been inevitable for at least a year. The Mazda3’s large diesel engine has curbed its full fleet potential, despite rising demand, and the … Read More »

First Drive: Kia Optima

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £21,495–£28,895 Fuel: 37.7–67.3mpg CO2: 110–175g/km The Optima’s runaway success when it was launched in North America five years ago was arguably a turning point for the company there. It … Read More »

First Drive: Renault Megane

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: TBC Fuel: 47.0–85.6mpg CO2: 86–134g/km On the surface, you might think Renault has been crying out for a new Megane, to bolster the number of models attractive to fleets … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Executive Coupe Price: £30,955–£67,525 Fuel: 32.8–68.9mpg CO2: 106–200g/km Mercedes-Benz has done a good job of becoming more youthful and sporty of late. The A-Class is attracting younger company car drivers, and the … Read More »

Road Test: Subaru Outback 2.0d SE Premium

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £30,995 Fuel: 50.4mpg CO2: 145g/km Part estate car, part SUV, Subaru has offered four previous generations of Outback in the UK since 1995, carving out a small but loyal … Read More »

Road Test: Mazda MX-5 1.5i Sport Nav

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Roadster Price: £22,445 Fuel: 47.1mpg CO2: 139g/km Mazda’s recent product revival has finally come full circle with the new MX-5. Having spent the last three years injecting its ever-popular roadster’s DNA into … Read More »

Road Test: Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI 4×4 Laurin & Klement Estate

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £35,040 Fuel: 55.4mpg CO2: 135g/km Excellent new Skodas are par for the course these days, and it’s been that way for most of the 21st century. But it’s a … Read More »

Road Test: Infiniti Q70 Sport 2.2d

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Executive Price: £36,600 Fuel: 57.6mpg CO2: 128g/km Infiniti might be shifting a fraction of the volumes of the German premium brands, but there are signs that it’s steadily making moves into one … Read More »

Road Test: Peugeot 208 GT Line PureTech 110

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £16,695 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 99g/km As much as Peugeot’s 200-series cars have spawned some excellent GTIs, there’s been an equally noteworthy set of sports-styled versions bubbling just below the surface. … Read More »


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