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Category : Road Tests

First Drive: Volvo V60 Cross Country D4

2 days ago / 0 comments

Martyn Collins finds the V60 Cross Country could be all the off-roader business drivers ever need.

First Drive: DS 3 Crossback

6 days ago / 0 comments

Second in their new model assault, the DS 3 turns SUV, and Martyn Collins reckons it’s their most convincing model yet.

First Drive: Audi E-Tron

1 week ago / 0 comments

Audi’s bid for EV early adoption glory starts with a promising – if expensive – SUV, says Craig Thomas.

First Drive: Volkswagen T-Cross

1 week ago / 0 comments

Does Volkswagen’s new baby SUV live up to the success of it’s bigger brothers, asks Jonathan Musk.

Road Test: Citroën C5 Aircross

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

C5 Aircross might be late to the SUV party, but its comfort stands out, discovers Martyn Collins.

First Drive: Toyota Corolla

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Quality, durability and reliability – but has Toyota added emotion to the Corolla? Martyn Collins finds out.

First Drive: Mazda3

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Finally the Mazda3 gets a sharp suit to match its keen drive, finds Martyn Collins.

Road Test: Škoda Kodiaq vRS

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Does giving our favourite large SUV the vRS treatment spoil it? Martyn Collins hits the road to find out.

First Drive: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

1 month ago / 0 comments

Tough meaningful looks aren’t just skin deep in the new hybrid-only RAV4, discovers Jonathan Musk.

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf SV

3 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s space-efficient compact MPV deserves wider recognition, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: SEAT Tarraco

3 months ago / 0 comments

Seat’s new flagship offers impressive quality and practicality, reckons Martyn Collins.

Road Test: Fiat 500X

3 months ago / 0 comments

You’d be forgiven for missing updates to Fiat’s chic urban SUV, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Honda CR-V Hybrid

3 months ago / 0 comments

Honda’s latest hybrid takes over from diesel power in the new CR-V. Jonathan Musk reports.

Road Test: Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 4

3 months ago / 0 comments

Can the Shogun Sport live up to its namesake’s go-anywhere reputation? Alex Grant finds out.

First Drive: BMW 3 Series

3 months ago / 0 comments

Now in its seventh generation, BMW’s latest updates ensure the 3 Series remains top of the class, finds Jonathan Musk.

First Drive: Nissan Qashqai 1.3-litre petrol

3 months ago / 0 comments

A tie-in with Daimler adds refinement and improves economy in the latest Qashqai update, discovers Jonathan Musk…

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C-Class & E-Class PHEVs

4 months ago / 0 comments

More range, faster charging and a diesel option add up to perhaps the perfect all-round choice for fleets, says Kyle Fortune.

First Drive: Kia e-Niro

4 months ago / 0 comments

Conventional styling and more boot space are key e-Niro attractions, reckons Martyn Collins.

Road Test: Volvo V60 D4 Inscription

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo’s compact executive estate gives plenty for rivals to worry about, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Suzuki Jimny

4 months ago / 0 comments

Don’t be fooled by the cute styling, Suzuki’s tough Jimny means business. By Alex Grant.

Road Test: Hyundai i30 N-Line

4 months ago / 0 comments

The i30 gets its first sports-styled trim level, and Alex Grant reckons there’s plenty to like.

Road Test: Jeep Cherokee

4 months ago / 0 comments

Can Jeep’s best-known nameplate further the brand’s recent growth in fleet? Alex Grant finds out.

First Drive: Citroën C5 Aircross

4 months ago / 0 comments

There’s more to Citroën’s flagship SUV than concept car styling, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Audi Q8

4 months ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant weighs up the pros and cons of Audi’s imposing coupé-SUV.

Road Test: Alpina D5 S

4 months ago / 0 comments

Alpina’s fine-tuned 5 Series is an uncompromisingly capable executive car, explains Alex Grant.

First Drive: Skoda Fabia

4 months ago / 0 comments

In a growing Skoda line-up, does the familiar Fabia still impress? Alex Grant finds out.

Road Test: MG3

4 months ago / 0 comments

MG has injected some much-needed modernity into its entry-level model, says Alex Grant.

Road test: Kia Sportage

4 months ago / 0 comments

There are some notable new diesel options behind Kia’s refreshed best-seller, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz CLS

4 months ago / 0 comments

The CLS is cutting-edge design that plays to some traditional brand strengths, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Hyundai Nexo

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Nexo SUV brings hydrogen fuel cells a step closer to mass market appeal, explains Alex Grant.