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Category : Road Test

Road Test: Hyundai Veloster 1.6 GDI DCT

5 years ago / 0 comments

 Sector: Coupe Price: £19,250 Fuel: 44.1mpg CO2: 145g/km   With safety regulations forcing manufacturers to build similarly-proportioned cars, it’s always refreshing to see one really push the boat out and do something totally different. … Read More »

Road Test: Porsche Boxster

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Sports   PRICE £37,589 – £45,384  FUEL 36.7mpg  CO2 180g/km For the lucky few, it might just be time to opt out. For the new Porsche Boxster offers up an intoxicating brew of … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A6 BiTDI quattro S line

5 years ago / 0 comments

COST: £46,160  FUEL: 44.1mpg  CO2: 169g/km Supposedly the diesel revolution is coming to an end. But it’s a sign of the times that, until the much thirstier and significantly quicker S6 arrives later this … Read More »

Road Test: Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir

5 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR Supermini  PRICE £14,150 – £15,350  FUEL 67.3mpg  CO2 98g/km   Want a funky, sporty little car with low CO2 emissions that’s great to drive? Want a stylish car that sounds like a manic … Read More »

Ford Focus Zetec S 1.6T EcoBoost

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £20,700 Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 137g/km The Focus ST may be drawing almost universal praise from the motoring press, but its 169g/km CO2 emissions make it a pipe dream for most … Read More »

First Drive: BMW 3 Series Touring

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Compact executive  PRICE £30,400 – £37,700  FUEL 44.5 – 60.1mpg  CO2 124 – 159g/km Appealing to both head and heart, with an unusual combination of high performance, luxury and low running costs on … Read More »

Road Test: SEAT Exeo ST Sport Tech 2.0 TDI CR

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Upper Medium  PRICE £24,705  FUEL 56.5mpg  CO2 132g/km SEAT has perhaps the most disjointed range of the Volkswagen Group family. Topped and tailed with lightly altered Volkswagens in the Mii and Alhambra, with … Read More »

BMW X3 3.0d M Sport Auto

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: SUV Price: £40,275 Fuel: 47.1mpg CO2: 159g/km I get the feeling the BMW X3 is currently like one of those faded film stars slinking along the red carpet unnoticed, while a new twinkly … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz B200 Sport Automatic

5 years ago / 0 comments

 Sector: MPV Price: £25,395 Fuel: 45.6mpg CO2: 145g/km When the first A-Class came out in 1998, there was a lot of talk of using that sandwich floor design to accommodate batteries, fuel cells, and … Read More »

Mitsubishi Shogun SG3

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large SUV Price: £38,799 Fuel: 37.7mpg CO2: 224g/km In a lifespan of almost three decades, the Shogun has joined an elite group of off-roaders. Hard-wearing, reliable and capable of carrying huge loads, yet … Read More »

Peugeot RCZ GT 2.0 HDI 163

5 years ago / 0 comments

 Sector: Coupe Price: £25,395 Fuel: 53.2mpg CO2: 139g/km It’s a mark of a successful sports car design when not only does it get the attention of other motorists and passers by, but when it … Read More »

Ford Ranger Double Cab Limited 2.2 TDCi

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Pickup Price: £26,400 Fuel: 32.8mpg CO2: 228g/km The Ranger may be a relative newcomer to Europe, but it’s a well-established nameplate in North America. Its latest incarnation is a bit different, the first … Read More »

Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi Econetic Titanium

5 years ago / 0 comments

Price: £16,795 Fuel: 85.6mpg CO2: 87g/km We’re not far off a heavily facelifted Fiesta, featuring styling introduced on the Evos concept and Fiesta ST shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, so Ford’s … Read More »

Road Test: Suzuki Swift Sport

5 years ago / 0 comments

Price: £13,499 Fuel: 44.1mpg CO2: 147g/km With its slightly plasticky interior and tall, boxy silhouette, the Suzuki Swift isn’t the most European-feeling car in its segment. But, for any minor faults you can pick … Read More »

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

5 years ago / 0 comments

PRICE £31,030  FUEL 47.9mpg  CO2 155g/km While most of the estate set is getting curvier, the venerable Passat has retained that same utilitarian boxiness through five generations. And it’s paid dividends, with over half … Read More »

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 2.0 TDI GT

5 years ago / 0 comments

Price £25,790  Fuel 62.8mpg CO2 119g/km So I’m afraid the sodden test week I endured meant the roof didn’t come down once. What I can tell you is that with the roof up the … Read More »

BMW M5

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Executive Price: £73,065 Fuel: 28.5mpg CO2: 232g/km Rather fortunately for me, a lot of the readers of Fleet World are owners of companies or high-level directors. So this means that the staggering new … Read More »

Audi Q3 SE 2.0 TDI Quattro S line

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact SUV Price: £31,715 Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 156g/km Against the challenges of a weak world economy, Audi’s recent success in the tough premium segment is staggering. The German manufacturer launched its new LED-emblazoned … Read More »

Citroën DS5 2.0 HDI 160 DSport

5 years ago / 0 comments

Price: £29,500   Fuel: 46.3mpg   CO2: 158g/km With DS5 launching Hybrid4 into the Citroën range, it’s easy to forget that this luxurious, aviation-inspired French saloon is also rather good with its more conventional 2.0-litre … Read More »

Vauxhall VXR8 Maloo

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Pickup Price: £51,000 Fuel: 20.9mpg CO2: 320g/km For those of you not familiar with the Maloo, allow me to introduce one of Australia’s finest imports. A Holden Ute, fitted with the 6.2-litre V8 … Read More »


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