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Category : Road Test

Road Test: Vauxhall ADAM ROCKS Air 1.0T

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City Car Price: £16,995 Fuel: 55.4mpg CO2: 119g/km It would be hard to level a complaint at Vauxhall for not catering for the myriad tastes of its buying public at the launch of … Read More »

Road Test: Audi TT 2.0 TDI ultra Sport

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupe Price: £29,810 Fuel: 70.6mpg CO2: 116g/km The Audi TT has evolved a little like an iPhone. Every few years, the coupe gets replaced with an all-new car that somehow manages to look … Read More »

Road Test: Audi TT TDI Ultra S Line

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupe Price: £32,320 Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 110g/km I’ve always thought that a diesel Audi TT was a bit of a cop-out. If you really want to save tax, don’t choose an iconic sports … Read More »

First Drive: Vauxhall Mokka 1.6 CDTi

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover Price: £18,129–£20,174 Fuel: 55.4–68.9mpg CO2: 109–134g/km Vauxhall was an early arrival in the compact crossover segment, and the Mokka has been an important part of broadening its appeal with user-choosers since. That’s … Read More »

Road Test: Tesla Model S 85kWh

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Executive  Price: £58,680 (after £5,000 grant)  Range: 310 miles CO2: 0g/km As improbable as it might have sounded until fairly recently, Tesla has managed a couple of impressive feats with the Model S. … Read More »

First Drive: Suzuki Vitara

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover Price: £13,999–£21,299 Fuel: 50.4–67.2mpg CO2: 106–131g/km Suzuki has clearly developed something of a Land Rover obsession of late, claiming the new Vitara looks like an Evoque. No it doesn't. Elements of the frontal … Read More »

Road Test: Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 Automatic HSE

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover Price: £39,400* Fuel: 53.3mpg* CO2: 139g/km* At a glance, and particularly in some of its bolder colour options, it’s easy to mistake the Discovery Sport for a Range Rover Evoque. No doubt … Read More »

First Drive: Mazda CX-3

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover  Price: £17,595–£24,695 Fuel: 44.1–70.6mpg CO2: 105–150g/km Having revolutionised the traditional C-segment, it appears the supermini class is next on the radar for manufacturers’ crossover plans. Supermini-derived SUVs are firmly on the development … Read More »

First Drive: SEAT Leon X-Perience

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £24,385 Fuel: 57.6mpg CO2: 129g/km To say that within the Volkwagen Group, SEAT has been a bit light on the SUV and crossover front is a bit of an understatement. … Read More »

Road Test: Nissan Pulsar 1.5 dCi 110 Tekna

2 years ago / 0 comments

Segment: Lower medium Price: £21,945 Fuel: 78.5mpg CO2: 94g/km It says a lot for Nissan’s re-shaping of C-segment norms that, in launching the Pulsar, it’s probably the only manufacturer which can claim its hatchback … Read More »

Road Test: Toyota Yaris Excel 1.33 VVT-i Multidrive S

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £16,695 Fuel: 58.9mpg CO2: 119g/km The latest generation of the Yaris is on a sales march in Europe. Despite being squeezed between premium and value brands plus an increasingly diverse set … Read More »

First Drive: BMW 2 Series Convertible

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Convertible Price: £26,045–£39,255 Fuel: 33.2–68.9mpg CO2: 108–199g/Km BMW can lay claim to having the world’s biggest-selling premium compact drop-top with the old 1 Series Convertible, having sold 130,000 globally and 21,000 in the … Read More »

First Drive: Mazda6

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £19,795–£28,795 Fuel: 47.1–68.9mpg CO2: 107–139g/Km While new segments and premium brands might be stealing sales away from the traditional upper-medium saloons and estates, there are some genuinely brilliant options for … Read More »

First Drive: Volvo XC90

2 years ago / 0 comments

  Sector Large Suv   Price £45,550–£63,650   Fuel 35.3–112.9mpg   CO2 59–179g/km In car years the outgoing Volvo XC90 qualified for one of those ‘well done for getting old’ letters from the Queen some time ago, … Read More »

First Drive: Mazda2

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £11,995–£17,395 Fuel: 56.5–83.1mpg CO2: 89–117g/km The launch of the new Mazda2 heralds the start of a pretty busy year for Mazda that will see it sweep a new broom throughout its … Read More »

First Drive: Citroën C4

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £14,645–£19,990 Fuel: 60.1–85.6mpg CO2: 86–110g/km With the C4 Picasso and C4 Cactus, Citroën has a pair of very strong products at the core of its range. The downside is the … Read More »

Road Test: Toyota Aygo x-play 1.0 VVTi

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City Car Price: £10,195 Fuel: 68.9mpg CO2: 95g/km Nine years. It’s a long life for any vehicle, particularly in the fast-moving, style-conscious city car segment. So it’s testament to the first-generation Aygo that … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI SE

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £14,360 Fuel: 60.1mpg CO2: 107g/km It’s not uncommon for manufacturers to claim that their superminis feel as grown up as the larger models in their range. But few can claim to … Read More »

Road Test: Peugeot 108 Active e-VTI 68

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £9,745 Fuel: 74.3mpg CO2: 88g/km In 2005, PSA and Toyota redefined the small car segment with their cab-forward monobox city cars. No doubt tax and economical pressures have helped, but … Read More »

Road Test: Fiat 500S TwinAir (103bhp)

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £13,850 Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 99g/km, You’d be entirely forgiven for missing the subtle updates to the Fiat 500 last year. Now almost eight years on from its glitzy launch event … Read More »


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