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Category : Road Tests

Road Test: Smart ForFour Electric Drive

6 days ago / 0 comments

Smart’s first four-seat EV is clever, but compromised, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Kia Stonic

7 days ago / 0 comments

The Stonic gives Kia a conventional sub-Sportage crossover, at last, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Audi A5 Cabriolet

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

A familiar concept with some new tricks up its sleeve, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Citroën C3 Aircross

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The latest compact SUV takes the funky design route to stand out from rivals, explains Craig Thomas.

Road Test: Volkswagen Passat 1.4 TSI ACT

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Petrol power returns to the Passat, but is it a step too far for fleets? Alex Grant finds out.

Road Test: Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Is this new load lugger a rival to the established premium brands? Julian Kirk finds out.

First Drive: Alfa Romeo Stelvio

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Is Alfa’s first SUV a brand extension too far? Alex Grant doesn’t think so.

Road Test: Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel

1 month ago / 0 comments

Porsche’s luxury saloon has developed into an incredibly capable all-rounder, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Hyundai i30 Tourer

1 month ago / 0 comments

The i30 is a sophisticated alternative to the class defaults, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volkswagen Polo

2 months ago / 0 comments

The Polo does so much, so well, that it could tempt buyers out of the Golf, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi

2 months ago / 0 comments

The class leader has had a customer-focused update for 2017, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Škoda Octavia vRS

2 months ago / 0 comments

Sportiness with a sensible side; the vRS is one of the Octavia’s long list of talents, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Volvo XC60 D4 R-Design

2 months ago / 0 comments

The most popular choice among XC60 buyers for a reason, thinks Craig Thomas.

Road Test: Volvo XC60 T8

2 months ago / 0 comments

The plug-in hybrid variant is stylish, tech-laden and accomplished, says Craig Thomas.

First Drive: Renault Koleos

3 months ago / 0 comments

Renault’s luxurious flagship has several roles to fill, explains Alex Grant.

First Drive: Nissan X-Trail

3 months ago / 0 comments

Qashqai’s revised big brother has enhanced its appeal – but is it enough, asks Craig Thomas?

Road Test: Audi Q5 2.0 TDI S line

3 months ago / 0 comments

The new Q5 is a huge step forward in all except Audi’s evolutionary styling, explains Alex Grant.

First Drive: Jeep Compass

3 months ago / 0 comments

The Compass could be the car to establish Jeep in fleet, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Skoda Octavia

3 months ago / 0 comments

The versatile Octavia has a solution to suit most business needs, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Vauxhall Crossland X

3 months ago / 0 comments

There’s more to Vauxhall’s compact SUV than meets the eye, explains Alex Grant.

First Drive: MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

4 months ago / 0 comments

For a brand built around upmarket small cars, the first plug-in MINI feels a long time coming. It’s eight years since 600 MINI E prototypes were deployed … Read More »

First Drive: Ford Fiesta

4 months ago / 0 comments

The UK’s best-selling car sets high standards for its ever-growing list of rivals, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volkswagen Arteon

4 months ago / 0 comments

A new sports saloon with badge appeal – which it will need in a competitive sector, says Craig Thomas.

Road Test: Nissan Qashqai

4 months ago / 0 comments

The segment-defining crossover is back at the head of the pack, says Craig Thomas.

Road Test: Skoda Kodiaq Edition 2.0 TDI (150PS) DSG 4×4

4 months ago / 0 comments

Skoda practicality in a fashionable SUV – the Kodiaq can’t go far wrong, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Vauxhall Mokka X Elite 1.6 CDTi (136PS)

4 months ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall’s first crossover has done well by stradding segments – but does it still have a role in a growing line-up? Alex Grant finds out.

Road Test: Renault Clio Dynamique S Nav dCi 110

4 months ago / 0 comments

The Clio feels a class above with its new Megane-sourced diesel drivetrain, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Renault Megane Sport Tourer GT Nav

4 months ago / 0 comments

RenaultSport’s first rework of the new Megane is appealing, but stuck in a grey area, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Infiniti QX30 Premium Tech

4 months ago / 0 comments

Infiniti’s compact crossover would benefit from being a little more clearly defined, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Infiniti Q60 2.0t Premium Tech

5 months ago / 0 comments

An appealing compact executive coupe, with a problematic hole in the range, explains Alex Grant.


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