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Category : Road Tests

Early Drive: 2019 BMW 3 Series

4 months ago / 0 comments

Neil Briscoe gets an early drive of the all-new, high-technology 3 Series in prototype form, to find out what’s in store for the next generation of … Read More »

First Drive: Kia Picanto X-Line

4 months ago / 0 comments

Kia’s top-spec Picanto hopes to tempt drivers out of compact SUVs, explains Alex Grant.

Road test: Seat Arona 1.6 TDI

4 months ago / 0 comments

Seat’s Arona could just be what the market wants and needs, finds Jonathan Musk…

Road Test: Jaguar E-Pace P250 R-Dynamic HSE

5 months ago / 0 comments

The junior Jaguar shaped up differently to expected, but it’s filling a familiar role. By Alex Grant.

First Drive: Ford Fiesta ST

5 months ago / 0 comments

Is Ford’s latest Fiesta ST king of the current hot hatch crop? Jonathan Musk finds out…

First Drive: Hyundai Tucson

5 months ago / 0 comments

Jonathan Musk drives Hyundai’s refreshed mid-size SUV to find out what’s new…

First Drive: Hyundai Kona 1.6 CRDi diesel

5 months ago / 0 comments

Can diesel prove to be the pick of the bunch for Hyundai’s fun Kona? By Jonathan Musk

First Drive: Peugeot 508

6 months ago / 0 comments

Peugeot goes premium with the new 508 – and convincingly, too. By Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf SV GT 1.5 TSI Evo (150PS) DSG

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Ford Fiesta Active

6 months ago / 0 comments

‘Active’ trim adds SUV looks to the Fiesta line-up, finds Jonathan Musk…

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz C-Class

6 months ago / 0 comments

Does Mercedes-Benz’s latest C-Class rewrite the rules for the compact segment, asks Jonathan Musk…

First Drive: Volvo V90 D4 Ocean Race

6 months ago / 0 comments

Behind yacht-inspired styling cues, the top-spec V90 is a great work tool, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: MG ZS Exclusive

6 months ago / 0 comments

MG sees its new SUV as an inroad into fleet – Alex Grant reckons it stands a good chance.

First Drive: Toyota Aygo

6 months ago / 0 comments

Do updates to the best-selling Toyota Aygo keep it at the head of the pack? Jonathan Musk finds out…

Road Test: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI ACT SE Nav

6 months ago / 0 comments

Is the seven-seat Tiguan a genuine MPV alternative? Alex Grant isn’t convinced. SECTOR Large SUV PRICE £29,370 FUEL 46.3mpg CO2 137g/km In the decade since it launched, … Read More »

First Drive: Jaguar I-Pace

6 months ago / 0 comments

Does Jaguar’s first electric car meet expectations? Jonathan Musk finds out…

Road Test: Jaguar XF 25d AWD R-Sport

7 months ago / 0 comments

A little Land Rover technology has made the XF a thoroughbred Jaguar sports saloon, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Citroën C3 Aircross BlueHDI 100 Feel

7 months ago / 0 comments

Citroën’s take on the popular supermini-SUV class is a distinctive newcomer. By Alex Grant.

Road Test: Nissan X-Trail dCi 130 4WD Tekna

7 months ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant wonders if the versatile X-Trail might be the last of its kind.

First Drive: Range Rover P400e Plug-in Hybrid

7 months ago / 0 comments

Range Rover reckons 20% of customers are already opting for the PHEV, Jonathan Musk finds out why…

First Drive: BMW X2

7 months ago / 0 comments

BMW hopes the X2 will stand out with keen styling and dynamics to match. By Martyn Collins.

First Drive: Hyundai Nexo

7 months ago / 0 comments

Nexo does more than just pick up where the ix35 fuel cell left off, explains Martyn Collins.

Road Test: Kia Niro PHEV

7 months ago / 0 comments

Smart thinking from Kia, but the plug-in Niro has stiff competition on the way. By Alex Grant.

Road Test: Peugeot 308 SW BlueHDI 150 GT-Line

7 months ago / 0 comments

Hot hatch styling with fleet-friendly running costs, the 308 is a great user-chooser option, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volkswagen Up GTI

7 months ago / 0 comments

Can Volkswagen’s smallest hot hatch punch above its weight? Alex Grant finds out.

First Drive: Hyundai i30 Fastback

7 months ago / 0 comments

A stylish coupé-like saloon extends the i30’s appeal, reckons Craig Thomas.

Road Test: Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TSI Elegance

7 months ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant finds out if Volkswagen’s four-door fastback has substance to match the seductive styling.

First Drive: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

7 months ago / 0 comments

Does stretching a Tiguan appeal to the family man? Jonathan Musk takes a closer look.

First Drive: Nissan Leaf

7 months ago / 0 comments

Is Nissan’s trailblazer still ahead of the electric pack? Alex Grant finds out.

First Drive: Audi A7 50 TDI Quattro

7 months ago / 0 comments

Audi’s sector-bridging coupé isn’t just a style statement, says Alex Grant.