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Alex Grant

Road Test: Renault Twingo GT

10 months ago / 0 comments

Is this RenaultSport-tuned Twingo a 5 Maxi Turbo for the 21st century? Alex Grant finds out.

Road test: SEAT Ibiza

10 months ago / 1 comments

Previewing a new generation of products, the Ibiza is a class act, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: BMW 5 Series Touring

10 months ago / 0 comments

There are few moments where you’d feel short-changed by BMW’s executive estate, reckons Alex Grant.

Spotlight: The new Volkswagen Polo

10 months ago / 0 comments

Unveiled in Berlin, the latest iteration of the Polo takes a step up in space and technology, as Alex Grant explains.

Vauxhall/Opel CEO steps down ahead of PSA purchase

10 months ago / 1 comments

Vauxhall/Opel CEO, Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann, has stepped down from his position and will leave the company once its sale to PSA Group has completed.

Road Test: Peugeot 3008 GT-Line 1.6 BlueHDI 120

10 months ago / 1 comments

The 3008 sharpens its focus on the SUV segment, shaping up to become a class-leader, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Lexus IS 300h

11 months ago / 0 comments

It’s still unusual in its segment, but the IS hybrid makes a lot of sense, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Kia Picanto

11 months ago / 0 comments

Kia’s third-generation city car has its sights set on the Volkswagen Up, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.2d

11 months ago / 0 comments

Can the Giulia lure drivers out of the established compact executive class? Alex Grant finds out.

Fleets to underpin Mitsubishi UK sales growth

11 months ago / 0 comments

Mitsubishi Motors UK has raised its volume ambitions to 30,000 units this fiscal year, up from 26,000 in 2016/17, with that growth underpinned by a much … Read More »

Road Test: Jaguar XJ L 3.0d Autobiography

11 months ago / 0 comments

An evolutionary refresh for a revolutionary part of Jaguar’s product history, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volvo S90 D4 Inscription

11 months ago / 0 comments

The S90 manages more than just a good first impression, says Alex Grant.

Lib Dems to ban diesel car and van sales

11 months ago / 0 comments

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to ban the sale of diesel cars and small vans in the UK, while reforming tax incentives to promote plug-ins, according … Read More »

First Drive: Ssangyong Tivoli XLV

11 months ago / 0 comments

The extended Tivoli combines crossover styling with estate functionality, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volvo V40 D3 R-Design Nav Plus

11 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo’s volume seller remains a good choice, but it’s starting to show its age, reckons Alex Grant.

Commercial Breakthrough – ARI and Royal Mail Fleet

11 months ago / 0 comments

Joining forces to offer an all-in-one management and maintenance solution for time-critical fleets, ARI and Royal Mail Fleet have the biggest names in the business in ... Read More »

Road Test: Peugeot 2008 GT-Line PureTech 110

11 months ago / 0 comments

Mild updates bring the 2008 in line with Peugeot’s new large SUVs, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Vauxhall Astra SRi Nav 1.6 CDTi EcoFlex

11 months ago / 0 comments

The eco-Astra asks little for its effortless fuel economy, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Suzuki Baleno Boosterjet SZ5

11 months ago / 1 comments

The Baleno is a great supermini with a trick up its sleeve, says Alex Grant

First Drive: Toyota Prius PHV

12 months ago / 0 comments

It’s unquestionably clever, but the Prius PHV has a major sticking point, explains Alex Grant.

A Bridge Too Far?

12 months ago / 0 comments

Seven countries, over 700 miles, one tank of diesel – after a marathon driving session, can the new Insignia Grand Sport lure drivers back out of … Read More »

First Drive: Land Rover Discovery

12 months ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant finds out if small engines and fashionable styling blunt the Discovery’s rugged usability.

First Drive: Kia Rio

12 months ago / 0 comments

The Rio feels suitably tailored to European tastes considering its global roots, says Alex Grant.

New speeding fines: what’s actually changed?

12 months ago / 0 comments

Despite the tabloid hysteria, changes to the UK’s speeding fine system only affect a small number of drivers, as Alex Grant and Natalie Middleton explain.

First Drive: Honda Civic

12 months ago / 0 comments

The tenth-generation Civic offers plenty for fleets, but there’s a catch, says Alex Grant.

Audi appoints new head of fleet

12 months ago / 0 comments

Audi UK has appointed Tom Brennan as head of fleet sales, following the recent departure of James Douglas to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Exclusive fleet test drive of all-new Renault Koleos

12 months ago / 1 comments

Fleet Show 2017 will be the first opportunity for fleet decision-makers to test drive the all-new Renault Koleos – the car that is leading a surge … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 2.0 TDI (190PS) 4MOTION

12 months ago / 0 comments

The top-spec Tiguan has taken a step up among the premium brands, explains Alex Grant.

First Drive: Nissan Micra

12 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan has redefined the Micra so much that it almost deserves a new name, reckons Alex Grant.

First Drive: MINI Countryman

12 months ago / 0 comments

MINI maximises the potential of its controversial, but big-selling, crossover. By Alex Grant.