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Category : Road Test

First Drive: Hyundai Tucson

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover Price: £18,695–£32,345 Fuel: 37.2–61.7mpg CO2: 119–177g/km The commitment and bullish attitude Hyundai has shown over the past few years to compete as a credible and global car manufacturer is finally paying dividends. … Read More »

First Drive: Kia cee’d

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £14,905–£23,605 Fuel: 38.2–78.5mpg CO2: 94–170g/km The Sportage might be Kia’s standard bearer, but the cee’d – a car which is equally important in Europe – provides a fascinating barometer for … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £21,010–£39,760 Fuel: 40.9–80.7mpg CO2: 89–171g/km The A-Class, in its current, traditional hatchback guise, has been phenomenally successful, introducing the three-pointed star to a new generation who might never have encountered … Read More »

First Drive: Vauxhall Astra

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £15,295–£22,815 Fuel: 45.6–91.1mpg CO2: 82–146g/km Few cars can claim to be quite the same level of fleet stalwart as the Vauxhall Astra. In the UK, its biggest European market, six … Read More »

First Drive: BMW 3 Series

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact Executive Price: £24,975–£40,330 Fuel: 36.7–74.3mpg CO2: 99–179g/km With a new Audi A4 and a new Jaguar XE this year, being a three year old BMW 3 Series isn’t ideal. Fortunate then, that … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo XC90 D5 Momentum

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large SUV Price: £45,750 Fuel: 49.6mpg CO2 149g/km It seems these days diesel cars are up there with the plague and Simon Cowell on people’s lists of Least Favourite Things To Encounter In … Read More »

First Drive: Audi A4

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact Executive Price: £25,900–£38,950 Fuel: 45.6–74.3mpg CO2: 99–141g/km Even using the outgoing model as a visual aid, it wouldn’t be difficult to persuade your average member of the public that the new Audi … Read More »

Road Test: Kia Sorento KX-2 Manual

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large SUV Price: £31,995 Fuel: 46.3mpg CO2: 161g/km Recent brand evolution may have overshadowed it, but the Sorento was a game-changer for Kia when it launched in 2002. Launched when the brand was … Read More »

Road Test: Jaguar XE R-Sport Auto (180PS)

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact Executive Price: £34,775 Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 109g/km Something different. It’s the Jaguar XE’s selling point compact executive segment. An option for drivers who want a change from the usual German saloons, and … Read More »

Road Test: Ford Focus ST-2 2.0 TDCi Estate

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £25,345 Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 110g/km XR, ST, RS, Cosworth – Ford has an impressive history of bringing performance to the masses. An iconic lineage which the first diesel-powered Focus ST … Read More »

Road Test: Fiat 500X 1.6 MultiJet 120hp Lounge

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact Crossover Price: £20,845 Fuel: 68.9mpg CO2: 109g/km Despite the ever-broadening choice of segments and bodystyles on offer, some cars launch with all the right ingredients to ensure they can’t possibly be a … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI 262 R-Line

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: SUV Price: £48,405 Fuel: 42.8mpg CO2: 174g/km With an all-new Touareg at least two years away, Volkswagen has given the current model a gentle refresh to maintain interest. When the headline changes include … Read More »

Road Test: Peugeot 308 GT BlueHDI 180

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £25,945 Fuel: 70.6mpg CO2: 103g/km A credible range of performance cars speaks volumes about a brand – able to appeal not only to drivers’ rational needs, but to their emotional … Read More »

Road Test: Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI (90PS) SE

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £13,390 Fuel: 60.1mpg CO2: 107g/km Skoda may have gone back to straight lines with the new Fabia, but what’s underneath that creased new bodywork is an entirely new design. For the … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 d Shooting Brake

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £29,225 Fuel: 68.9mpg CO2: 106g/km Given the size and scope of the increasingly multi-faceted C-segment, the recent switch to a sharable platform among the Mercedes-Benz compact car portfolio is a … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz CLS 220 d Shooting Brake

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Executive Price: £47,895 Fuel: 56.5mpg CO2: 132g/km With its three-pointed crosshair aimed firmly at Audi and BMW, Mercedes-Benz is out to grow its share of the premium end of the market, backed by … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Passat SE Business 2.0 TDI 150PS DSG

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £26,840 Fuel: 64.2mpg CO2: 116g/km The lines between premium and volume brands are increasingly blurred, but the Volkswagen Passat is still slotted somewhere between the two. It’s always felt a … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLC

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: SUV Price: £34,950–£36,105 Fuel: 56.5mpg CO2: 129g/km If you add up all the vehicles Mercedes-Benz currently offer with an all-wheel drive system it would total 88. And even though they cover nearly every … Read More »

First Drive: Volvo S60/V60 Cross Country

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper medium Price: £30,195–£38,025 Fuel: 49.6–67.3mpg CO2: 111–149g/km Volvo might seem like a late arrival to the cladded D-segment, but it pioneered this niche with the V70 Cross Country in 1998. It’s a … Read More »

First Drive: Jaguar XF

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Premium saloon Price: £32,300–£49,950 Fuel: 34.0–70.6mpg CO2: 104–198g/km Uncompetitive CO2 emissions from the outgoing Jaguar XF did not help fleet sales. The 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel was an afterthought; aimed at making it more … Read More »


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