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Road Test: Volkswagen Golf SV

Volkswagen’s space-efficient compact MPV deserves wider recognition, reckons Alex Grant. Related Posts First Drive: Volkswagen T-Cross Addison Lee shifts from Ford to Volkswagen for lat… Road … Read More »

First Drive: Nissan Qashqai 1.3-litre petrol

A tie-in with Daimler adds refinement and improves economy in the latest Qashqai update, discovers Jonathan Musk… Related Posts First Drive: DS 3 Crossback First Drive: … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Combo Life

The answer to small families’ mobility woes isn’t always SUV-shaped, explains Alex Grant. Related Posts Road Test: Vauxhall Grandland X Turbo Elite First Drive: Vauxhall Grandland … Read More »

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

Volkswagen’s space-efficient compact MPV deserves wider recognition, reckons Alex Grant. Related Posts First Drive: DS 3 Crossback First Drive: Volkswagen T-Cross Road Test: Škoda Kodiaq vRS … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Does Mercedes-Benz’s latest C-Class rewrite the rules for the compact segment, asks Jonathan Musk… Related Posts Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C-Class & E-Class PH… Road Test: Mercedes-Benz … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI ACT SE Nav

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 »

Road Test: Citroën C3 Aircross BlueHDI 100 Feel

Citroën’s take on the popular supermini-SUV class is a distinctive newcomer. By Alex Grant. Related Posts First Drive: DS 3 Crossback First Drive: Audi E-Tron First … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TSI Elegance

Alex Grant finds out if Volkswagen’s four-door fastback has substance to match the seductive styling. Related Posts First Drive: Volkswagen T-Cross Road Test: Volkswagen Golf SV … Read More »

Road Test: Nissan Micra Tekna IG-T 90

Nissan’s reinvigorated supermini is a Micra only by name, explains Alex Grant. SECTOR Supermini PRICE £17,735 FUEL 61.4mpg CO2 104g/km Generational upgrades don’t come much more … Read More »

Road Test: Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Dynamic

SECTOR: Large SUV PRICE: £82,945 FUEL: 40.4mpg CO2: 185g/km Related Posts First Drive: Volvo V60 Cross Country D4 First Drive: DS 3 Crossback First Drive: Audi … Read More »

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

Changing fashions mean the now-niche Beetle perhaps has more impact than ever, reckons Alex Grant. Related Posts First Drive: Volvo V60 Cross Country D4 First Drive: … Read More »

Road Test: Jaguar XJ L 3.0d Autobiography

An evolutionary refresh for a revolutionary part of Jaguar’s product history, explains Alex Grant. Related Posts Road Test: Jaguar E-Pace P250 R-Dynamic HSE First Drive: Jaguar … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Astra SRi Nav 1.6 CDTi EcoFlex

The eco-Astra asks little for its effortless fuel economy, explains Alex Grant. Related Posts Road Test: Vauxhall Combo Life Road Test: Vauxhall Grandland X Turbo Elite … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 2.0 TDI (190PS) 4MOTION

The top-spec Tiguan has taken a step up among the premium brands, explains Alex Grant. Related Posts First Drive: Volkswagen T-Cross Road Test: Volkswagen Golf SV … Read More »

First Drive: Nissan X-Trail dCi 177

The X-Trail’s high-power diesel isn’t just an option for caravaners, explains Alex Grant. Related Posts First Drive: Nissan Qashqai 1.3-litre petrol Road Test: Nissan X-Trail dCi … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0 TDI 190PS

It’s appealing, but the off-piste Passat isn’t short of equally tempting user-chooser options, explains Alex Grant. Related Posts First Drive: Volkswagen T-Cross Road Test: Volkswagen Golf … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI 150 2WD SE Nav

Taking away four-wheel drive adds fleet appeal to VW’s mid-size SUV, says Julian Kirk. Related Posts First Drive: Volkswagen T-Cross Road Test: Volkswagen Golf SV Road … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Line

Can the brand’s flagship SUV offer a more versatile S-Class alternative? Alex Grant finds out. Related Posts Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C-Class & E-Class PH… Road Test: … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Touran R-Line 2.0 TDI 150 DSG

Volkswagen’s prosaic seven-seater gets an added dose of car park appeal. By Julian Kirk Related Posts First Drive: Volkswagen T-Cross Road Test: Volkswagen Golf SV Road … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C 250 d AMG Line Coupe

A compact executive two-door with ideas far above its price bracket, says Alex Grant. Related Posts Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C-Class & E-Class PH… Road Test: Mercedes-Benz … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 d 4MATIC AMG Line

Familiar C-Class components in a fashionable SUV body; the GLC can’t lose, reckons Alex Grant. Related Posts Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C-Class & E-Class PH… Road Test: … Read More »

Road Test: Alfa Romeo Giulietta Tecnica 1.6 JTDM-2 TCT

The Giulia is good value, but it’s showing its age in a fiercely competitive segment, reckons Alex Grant. Related Posts First Drive: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Road … Read More »