Category : Road Tests

Road Test: Volkswagen Polo

4 days ago / 0 comments

The Polo does so much, so well, that it could tempt buyers out of the Golf, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Smart ForFour Electric Drive

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Skoda Octavia Scout

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Scout is a fantastic all-rounder, but with a looming threat, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Audi A4 Allroad Quattro

1 month ago / 0 comments

Audi’s lifestyle estate has never made more sense for fleets, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Nissan Qashqai

2 months ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Jeep Compass

2 months ago / 0 comments

The Compass could be the car to establish Jeep in fleet, explains Alex Grant.

First Drive: BMW 530e iPerformance

4 months ago / 0 comments

It’s no niche car, but the 5 Series plug-in hybrid isn’t quite mainstream either, explains Alex Grant.

First Drive: Ford Fiesta

4 months ago / 0 comments

Ford’s popular supermini sets tough benchmarks for its ever-growing list of rivals, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

4 months ago / 0 comments

Combining crossover cachet and low CO2, MINI’s first plug-in can’t go far wrong, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Skoda Octavia

4 months ago / 0 comments

Sharper styling and upgraded technology keep the Octavia a cut above, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Skoda Kodiaq

5 months ago / 0 comments

Skoda practicality in a fashionable SUV – the Kodiaq can’t go far wrong, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Volvo XC60

5 months ago / 0 comments

John Challen gets behind the wheel of the latest Swedish SUV.

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf GTE

6 months ago / 0 comments

The plug-in performance Golf could be about to find its spot in the limelight, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Lexus IS 300h

8 months ago / 0 comments

It’s still unusual in its segment, but the IS hybrid makes a lot of sense, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Honda Civic

8 months ago / 0 comments

The tenth-generation Civic offers plenty for fleets, but there’s a catch, says Alex Grant. SECTOR Lower Medium   PRICE TBC   FUEL 4.7-6.1l/100km   CO2 106-139g/km Though ‘Civic’ is a global nameplate, it’s never been a truly ...

BMW 5 Series

9 months ago / 0 comments

The 5 Series isn’t short of rivals, but it’s still setting the standard, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Citroën Spacetourer

10 months ago / 0 comments

A smart new design that bodes well for Citroën models, says John Kendall.

First Drive: Peugeot 3008

11 months ago / 0 comments

The best Peugeot in 20 years? John Kendall thinks it might be…

First Drive: Citroen C4 Picasso

11 months ago / 0 comments

The refreshed C4 Grand Picasso now offers style, versatility and more options, reports John Kendall.

First Drive: Mazda3

12 months ago / 0 comments

A good car gets even better, reckons John Kendall.

First Drive: Toyota C-HR

12 months ago / 0 comments

Hybrid technology makes Toyota’s sub-RAV4 crossover an attractive fleet car, says Dan Gilkes.

First Drive: Kia Optima SW

12 months ago / 0 comments

Kia’s first large estate car is a much-needed move into the mainstream, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Lexus RX 450h

12 months ago / 0 comments

The latest Lexus RX450h is an impressive all-rounder, reckons John Kendall.

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

1 year ago / 0 comments

Impressive refinement from the new diesels and great to drive, reckons John Kendall.

First Drive: Vauxhall Mokka X

1 year ago / 0 comments

Wider engine choice and increased levels of technology for Opel’s Mokka X, finds Dan Gilkes.

First Drive: Kia Niro

1 year ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Crossover PRICE From €24,990 approx. FUEL 3.8–4.5l/100km CO2 88–101g/km A round of anti-diesel sentiment has followed the Volkswagen emissions scandal, which broke in September last year. For anyone who has watched the diesel car market …

First Drive: Renault Megane

1 year ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Lower Medium PRICE From €15,680 approx. FUEL 3.7–6.0l/100km CO2 96–134g/km Revolutions are comparatively rare in the C-segment. There was the 1998 Ford Focus, which redefined design as well as ride and handling in the segment …

First Drive: Hyundai Ioniq

1 year ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Upper Medium PRICE €22,000–€34,000 FUEL 3.4–3.9l/100km (Ioniq Hybrid) CO2 79–92g/km (Ioniq Hybrid) Petrol, or diesel? It’s been a binary choice for most fleets until recently, but the growing choice of hybrid and plug-in models are …

First Drive: Audi Q2

1 year ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Crossover PRICE €22,900–€34,000 FUEL 4.4-5.7l/100km CO2 114-130g/km Audi has long defined itself by its understated sense of premium style, on subtle accents of aluminium, soft metallic colours and futuristic LED light signatures. So the Q2 might …

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

1 year ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Premium SUV PRICE From €56,550–€106,450 approx FUEL 7.2l/100km CO2 187g/km At a glance, the GLE bears a strong resemblance to a BMW X6 and I’m sure that is no accident, but it’s debatable how much …