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Category : Road Test

Peugeot 508 HYbrid4

5 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR Upper Medium  PRICE £31,450  FUEL 78.5mpg  CO2 95g/km While Citroën has debuted PSA’s Hybrid4 diesel-electric drivetrain as a high performance, four-wheel drive option for the executive class DS5, Peugeot’s approach has been to … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Sports car  PRICE £32,255  FUEL 56.5mpg  CO2 132g/km On the face of it, you could argue that regardless of the efficiency on offer, this particular SLK has two things enthusiasts wouldn't want in a … Read More »

SEAT Ibiza

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Supermini  PRICE £9,995 – £16,840  FUEL 47.9 – 80.7mpg  CO2 92 – 139g/km Ibiza is SEAT’s biggest seller, and justifiably so. It’s the purest representation of that sporty, affordable SEAT character the brand … Read More »

Toyota Prius+

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Compact MPV  PRICE £26,195 – £29,495  FUEL 64.2 – 68.9mpg  CO2 96 – 101g/km Three generations into the Prius’s life cycle, and hybrid technology is firmly established both in the retail and fleet … Read More »

SEAT Alhambra SE Lux 2.0 TDI CR DSG

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: MPV Price: £32,590 Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 154g/km The MPV sector may be one where practicality comes first, but in some cases there’s a pleasingly intelligent method to the car’s execution which makes it … Read More »

Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact Executive Price: £45-50,000 (TBC) Fuel: 148.7mpg CO2: 49g/km Volvo’s entry into the electric market is a complicated one, but the V60 Plug-In Hybrid’s appeal couldn’t be simpler. This upmarket, sporty estate car … Read More »

Vauxhall Insignia Exclusiv Nav 2.0 CDTI Ecoflex

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector Upper-medium Price £22,190 Fuel 64.2mpg CO2 116g/km Against the rising tide of downsized engines and niche-busting MPV and crossover models joining the corporate mainstream recently, Vauxhall’s latest revisions to the traditional D-segment Insignia … Read More »

Toyota Avensis

5 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR D-segment  PRICE £22,560-£26,825  FUEL 62.8mpg  CO2 119g/km Four years is a long time in the fleet industry, and the Toyota Avensis, launched in 2008 and hardly class-leading then, has been ripe for an … Read More »

Volkswagen CC

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper medium Price: £24,200 – £30,100 Fuel: 36.2 – 60.1mpg CO2: 125-182g/km It’s not so long ago that the idea of a coupe version of the Passat would have sounded like a complete … Read More »

Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCT

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £21,855-£24,800 Fuel: 54.3-62.8mpg CO2: 119-121g/km Carbon-based taxation is driving rapid decline in CO2 emissions at the moment, and in turn resulting in some impressive factory figures from carmakers that could … Read More »

BMW ActiveHybrid5

5 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR Large executive  PRICE TBC  FUEL 44.1mpg  CO2 144g/km With Efficient Dynamics, BMW has stolen an advantage on its premium rivals with impressively low fuel consumption and emissions figures almost regardless of engine capacity … Read More »

Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Lower medium  PRICE £16,245 – £21,845  FUEL 56.5 – 58.9mpg  CO2 109 – 114g/km Despite the tendency for glittering concept cars to steal the limelight, it’s the mass-market cars which often have the … Read More »

Hyundai i30

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £14,495-£20,795 Fuel: 41.5-76.3mpg CO2: 97-145g/km It’s almost five years since the outgoing i30 first arrived in the UK, and the car has achieved an impressive sales record since. Unusually, it’s … Read More »

Peugeot 508 RXH

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Estate  Price £33,695  Fuel 68.9mpg  CO2 107 Peugeot promises the new 508 RXH willoffer company car drivers a rather clever diesel-electric hybrid with the frugality of a supermini, premium-brand quality and … Read More »

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Upper medium  PRICE From £28,500  FUEL 47.9 – 49.6mpg  CO2 150 – 155g/km What is it about cars that have had a spot of beefing up that makes them so much more appealing? … Read More »

Peugeot 208

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £TBC Fuel: 48.7-83.0mpg CO2: 87-135g/km Since the 205 of 1983, Peugeot’s 200 Series has become a backbone of its range, with their mix of chic French styling, brawny hot hatches and … Read More »

BMW M135i

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £29,995-£30,525 Fuel: 35.3-37.7mpg CO2: 175-188g/km Hot hatches of late have tended to follow a specific formula. It’s usually the one pioneered by the Golf GTI, of front-wheel drive, which makes … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Hatchback  Price: £18,945 – £28,775   Fuel: 74.3 – 44.1mpg  CO2: 98 – 148g/km You might soon feel like an onlooker at Trafalgar, Blenheim or Agincourt, or any other great battle fought through history, … Read More »

Skoda Citigo

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £7,650-10,000 (est) Fuel: 68.9mpg CO2: 96g/km As a group, Volkswagen has a deft knack of intercompany sharing, but never has it been as blatant as it is with the new … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid

5 years ago / 0 comments

Segment: Executive Price: £43,000-£46,000 (TBC) Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 109g/km The executive segment will become crowded with hybrids over the next 12 months. It’s an area traditionally dominated by Lexus and, more recently in the … Read More »