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Category : Road Tests

Road Test: Mazda CX-3

10 months ago / 0 comments

The CX-3’s updates are easily missed in a car park, but obvious on the road, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Land Rover Discovery 2.0 SD4 HSE Luxury

10 months ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Large SUV   PRICE £65,295   FUEL 43.5mpg combined   CO2 171g/km There are some cars that you just don’t ‘get’ until you spend time … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Grandland X

10 months ago / 0 comments

Is it better late than never for Vauxhall’s biggest SUV challenger, asks Julian Kirk.

First Drive: Seat Arona

11 months ago / 0 comments

An accomplished small SUV to augment Seat’s expanding line-up, reckons, Craig Thomas.

First Drive: BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

11 months ago / 0 comments

Can a new badge help BMW’s executive GT carve a bigger niche? Alex Grant finds out.

Road Test: Skoda Karoq

11 months ago / 0 comments

The Yeti’s larger successor has the market’s best crossovers in its sights, explains Alex Grant.

First Drive: Volkswagen T-Roc

11 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has big plans for its compact crossover, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Hyundai i30 Premium 1.6 CRDi

11 months ago / 0 comments

Can the i30 stand up to the C-segment’s most formidable rivals? Alex Grant finds out.

First Drive: Kia Stinger

11 months ago / 0 comments

Does the Stinger signify that Kia’s aspirations are overly ambitious? Not at all, says Craig Thomas. Image is everything, the marketers tell us, and that’s certainly … Read More »

First Drive: Range Rover Evoque 2.0 SD4

11 months ago / 0 comments

Land Rover’s first introduction of Ingenium engines brings benefits to the Evoque, finds Jonathan Musk.

First Drive: Volvo XC40

12 months ago / 0 comments

Jonathan Musk finds out if Volvo’s new crossover lives up to the hype.

Road Test: Mazda MX-5 RF 2.0i Sport Nav

12 months ago / 0 comments

Does a folding metal roof blunt the MX-5’s lightweight appeal? Alex Grant finds out.

First Drive: Lexus NX 300h

12 months ago / 0 comments

Lexus’s big-seller gets a nip-tuck and new safety kit for 2018. By Craig Thomas.

Road Test: Volkswagen Beetle R-Line Cabriolet 2.0 TDI DSG

1 year ago / 0 comments

Changing fashions mean the now-niche Beetle perhaps has more impact than ever, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Porsche 718 Cayman

1 year ago / 0 comments

There’s more history in the new Cayman than just a name, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In

1 year ago / 0 comments

The third part of the Ioniq family is plug-in hybrid technology done right, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Smart ForFour Electric Drive

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Kia Stonic

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Audi A5 Cabriolet

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Citroën C3 Aircross

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Alfa Romeo Stelvio

1 year 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 year ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Hyundai i30 Tourer

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Volkswagen Polo

1 year 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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Škoda Octavia vRS

1 year 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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Volvo XC60 T8

1 year ago / 0 comments

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