Category : Road Tests

First Drive: Jeep Compass

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

First Drive: BMW 530e iPerformance

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

First Drive: Ford Fiesta

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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

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

Road Test: Skoda Octavia

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

Road Test: Skoda Kodiaq

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

First Drive: Volvo XC60

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

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf GTE

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

Road Test: Lexus IS 300h

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

Road Test: Honda Civic

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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 global …

BMW 5 Series

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

First Drive: Citroën Spacetourer

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

First Drive: Peugeot 3008

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Citroen C4 Picasso

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

First Drive: Mazda3

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A good car gets even better, reckons John Kendall.

First Drive: Toyota C-HR

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

First Drive: Kia Optima SW

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

Road Test: Lexus RX 450h

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

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate

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

First Drive: Vauxhall Mokka X

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

First Drive: Kia Niro

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

First Drive: Volvo V90/S90

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    SECTOR Executive   PRICE €42,750–€60,600   FUEL 4.4–7.4l/100km   CO2 116–169g/km   Volvo’s global sales figures suggest it’s a brand often overlooked when executive-level company car drivers are putting a shopping …

Road Test: Volkswagen Tiguan

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SECTOR Compact SUV PRICE From €25,975 approx FUEL 4.7l/100km CO2 123g/km I remember testing a new mk-IV Golf many years ago and everywhere I took the car people stopped, looked and asked questions, despite the relatively …

First Drive: SEAT Ateca

2 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Crossover PRICE €19,990–€35,580 FUEL 4.2–6.1l/100km CO2 112–131g/km Changes are afoot at SEAT. Having spent its first three decades under Volkswagen Group rule defining itself with hot hatches, wild colours and low pricing, newly appointed president …

First Drive: Ford Focus RS

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Sector: Lower Medium Price: From €30,500 Fuel: 7.7l/100km CO2: 175g/km A new Focus RS is something to look forward to if performance and handling are your top priorities. Ford launched the third generation …

First Drive: Iveco Daily

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Sector: Light truck Price: TBA Fuel: n/a CO2: n/a The march of the Iveco Daily continues with the launch of the latest version, bringing a number of revisions to the model launched in …