Category : Road Tests

Road Test: Škoda Karoq

3 days ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

1 month ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Kia Stonic

3 months ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Alfa Romeo Stelvio

3 months ago / 0 comments

Is Alfa’s first SUV a brand extension too far? Alex Grant doesn’t think so.

Road Test: Volkswagen Polo

4 months 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

5 months ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Skoda Octavia Scout

5 months ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Audi A4 Allroad Quattro

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Nissan Qashqai

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Jeep Compass

7 months ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: BMW 530e iPerformance

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 months ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Skoda Kodiaq

9 months ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Volvo XC60

10 months ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf GTE

11 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Peugeot 3008

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Citroen C4 Picasso

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Mazda3

1 year ago / 0 comments

A good car gets even better, reckons John Kendall.

First Drive: Toyota C-HR

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Kia Optima SW

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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 …