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Category : Road Test

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 »

Road Test: SEAT Leon Cupra ST 290

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £29,670 Fuel: 41.5mpg CO2: 158g/km There’s a real cult following for fast estate cars. A niche perhaps, but turning a load-lugger into hot rod will make it the most … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen Passat GTE

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: From £38,000 (before grant) Fuel: 166mpg CO2: 39g/km I fear that the new Passat GTE may go down in history in the chapter marked ‘Passat slow sellers’. Not because it’s … Read More »

Road Test: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI SE (218PS)

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large SUV Price: £47,755 Fuel: 48.7-49.6mpg CO2: 148-150g/km At over five metres long and over two metres wide, the latest Audi Q7 is no city car. In fact, with a footprint of over … Read More »

Road Test: BMW 7 Series

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Luxury Saloon Price: £64,530–£76,320 Fuel: 60.1–35.3mpg CO2: 124–186g/km The BMW 7 Series’ biggest problem has always been the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. While BMW tended to pitch its big saloon as the drivers’ choice in … Read More »

First Drive: DS 4

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £19,495–£26,495 Fuel: 47.9–74.3mpg CO2: 100–138g/km History suggests DS might have a journey ahead of it muscling in on the premium brands. And, of its three-car model range, the DS 4 … Read More »

First Drive: MINI Clubman

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £19,995–£24,255 Fuel: 48.7–68.9mpg CO2: 109–144g/km When businesses are thinking about a Golf or Focus-sized car for their fleet, it would be highly irregular for MINI to come into the reckoning. … Read More »

First Drive: Nissan LEAF 30kWh

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £24,490-£27,940 (after Plug-in Car Grant)*  Range: 155 miles CO2: 0g/km It’s indicative of the relatively low consumer understanding of EV technology that the most important update for the Nissan LEAF … Read More »

First Drive: Infiniti Q30

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £20,550–£33,890 Fuel: 32.5–68.9mpg CO2: 108–156g/km With a range largely developed around North American preferences for big saloons and high performance petrol hybrids, Infiniti’s slow start in Europe isn’t much of … Read More »

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 »


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