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Category : Road Tests

First Drive: Audi A3 Sportback

6 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR Lower medium  PRICE £19,825 – £27,180  FUEL 50.4 – 74.3mpg  CO2 99 – 130g/km The European C-segment is heavily weighted towards five-door cars, to the … Read More »

First Drive: Toyota Auris

6 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Lower medium  PRICE £14,495 – £21,745  FUEL 47.8 – 74.3mpg  CO2 87 – 138g/km Toyota is listening. It’s been gathering opinions about its model range, … Read More »

Road Test: Peugeot Expert

6 years ago / 0 comments

There are a number of automated manuals available – VW’s excellent DSG, the Renault/Vauxhall Quickshift/Tecshift, Fiat’s Comfort-Matic, while Mercedes has continued to market full auto transmissions, … Read More »

Road Test: Isuzu D-Max

6 years ago / 0 comments

Since the launch in June, Isuzu UK says that it has grabbed 14% of the UK pick-up market, but an even stronger 30% of the non-fleet … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz SL 350 Roadster

6 years ago / 0 comments

There are plenty of classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts who’ll tell you that, at nearly 1,700kg, the new SL doesn’t really live up to the “Sport Lightweight” nameplate. … Read More »

Road Test: Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI SE

6 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Small SUV PRICE: £26,200 FUEL: 38.7mpg CO2: 174g/km Surely this must be a mis-print… a petrol-engined SUV gracing the pages of a fleet publication? Logic would … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz R350 CDI L

6 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large 4×4 Price: £48,730 Fuel: 33.2mpg CO2: 223g/km The second-generation R350 CDI is a car with a very small audience – it’s for those who really … Read More »

Road Test: Mazda CX-5 2.2 SKYACTIV-D Sport Nav

6 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Small SUV Price: £25,195 Fuel: 61.4mpg CO2: 119g/km Mazda's SKYACTIV Technology upgrades have hinted at greatness since they appeared in test mules disguised as slightly … Read More »

First Drive: Kia Sorento

7 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Mid-size estate  PRICE £16,895 – £24,795  FUEL 67.3 – 64.2mpg CO2 109 – 116 g/km The clue is in the title; the new Sorento, which … Read More »

First Drive: Jaguar XF Sportbrake

7 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Premium estate  PRICE £31,940 – £51,505  FUEL 55.4 – 46.0mpg  CO2 135 – 163g/km   Svelte body styling and a cabin that is pure theatre … Read More »

First Drive: Vauxhall Mokka

7 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Crossover  PRICE £15,995 – £23,490  FUEL 43.5 – 60.1mpg  CO2 120 – 153g/km Of Vauxhall’s recent newcomers, Mokka has perhaps the most logical name. Rather … Read More »

First Drive: Renault Clio

7 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Supermini  PRICE £10,595 – £16,095  FUEL 88.3 – 51.4mpg  CO2 83 – 127g/km Renault is claiming that the fourth generation Clio sets new standards in … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen up! five-door

7 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £8,360-£11,475 Fuel: 60.1-68.9mpg CO2: 95-108g/km Volkswagen’s compact up! has proved itself as a versatile small car in three-door form, but with buyers … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz A180 CDI SE

7 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £18,945 Fuel: 74.3mpg CO2: 98g/km There’s a certain sense of irony that, having finally injected youthful sportiness into the A-Class, Mercedes-Benz has … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen Beetle Design 2.0 TDI

7 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £20,085 Fuel: 57.6mpg CO2: 129g/km The new Beetle may look closer than ever to the original, but as of this summer there’s … Read More »

Exclusive First Drive: Tesla Model S

7 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large executive Price: £TBC Range: 150-300 miles CO2: 0g/km Tesla may be a newcomer to the corporate sector, but it’s got a great spearhead. The … Read More »

First Drive: Kia cee’d SW

7 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Mid-size esate  PRICE £16,895 – £24,795  FUEL 67.3 – 64.2mpg  CO2 109 – 116 g/km Hot on the heels of the recently launched – and … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake

7 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Luxury estate  PRICE 49,360 – £83,000  FUEL 28 – 53.3mpg  CO2 139 – 235 g/km The CLS is a car that has succeeded despite its … Read More »

First Drive: SEAT Toledo

7 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Compact hatch  PRICE £12,500 – £17,840  FUEL 46.3 – 83.1mpg  CO2 104 – 137g/km Last month Rapid, this month Toledo. SEAT’s version of the voluminous … Read More »

First Drive: SsangYong Korando Sports

7 years ago / 0 comments

In the pick-up, this motor puts out a healthy 155hp, with a torque peak of 360Nm from 1,500rpm right through to 2,800rpm. This drives through a … Read More »

First Drive: Mazda6

7 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Upper medium  PRICE £19,595 – £28,045  FUEL 47.9 – 68.9mpg  CO2 108 – 136g/km For a relatively small manufacturer, Mazda’s disproportionately large back-catalogue of innovation … Read More »

First Drive: Kia cee’d SW

7 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Mid-size esate  PRICE £16,895 – £24,795  FUEL 67.3 – 64.2mpg  CO2 109 – 116 g/km Hot on the heels of the recently launched – and … Read More »

Road Test: Lexus CT 200h F-Sport

7 years ago / 0 comments

In the UK, this instantly became the biggest-selling Lexus, accounting for half of the marque’s sales despite not having a full year in showrooms. For 2012, … Read More »

Road Test: Renault Twizy

7 years ago / 0 comments

It’s been 16 years since Renault did anything quite this outlandish. Back in 1996, the company launched a limited run of the Spider, a two-seat sports … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Citan

7 years ago / 0 comments

Yes, it’s based on Renault’s Kangoo line-up, but Mercedes has put quite a bit of work into making Citan look and feel different to its French … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz Citan

7 years ago / 0 comments

Yes, it’s based on Renault’s Kangoo line-up, but Mercedes has put quite a bit of work into making Citan look and feel different to its French … Read More »

Exclusive First UK Drive: Mercedes-Benz A200

7 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Premium lower medium Price: £24,015 Fuel: 49.6mpg CO2: 134g/km   Given how the 1 Series and A3 dominate the business market, the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen Golf

7 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £16,330-£24,625 Fuel: 53.3-74.3mpg CO2: 99-123g/km Ageless, classless and robust, six generations and 38 years of the Volkswagen Golf have bred a sense … Read More »

First Drive: Ford B-MAX

7 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Compact MPV  PRICE £12,995 – £18,895  FUEL 44.1 – 70.6mpg  CO2 104 – 149g/km Filling the shoes of the Fusion, but with a lot more … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Astra 1.7 CDTi ecoFLEX Exclusiv

7 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £20,725 Fuel: 76.3mpg CO2: 99g/km It’s an unusual compliment to give a car, but one of the best things about Vauxhall’s new … Read More »