Category : Road Tests

SsangYong Korando

6 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Compact 4×4  PRICE from €23,300 – €24,500 (approx)  FUEL 6.20l/100km  CO2 157g/km   SsangYong has responded to both dealer and customer demand by creating a lower priced 4×4 version of its Korando compact …

Exclusive First Drive: Tesla Model S

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Sector: Large executive Price: €TBC Range: 250-500km CO2: 0g/km Tesla may be a newcomer to the corporate sector, but it’s got a great spearhead. The Model S will accelerate to 100kph in 4.4 seconds, seats …

Mazda6

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SECTOR Upper medium  PRICE €24,990 – €34,000  FUEL 3.9 – 5.9l/100km  CO2 104 – 136g/km   For a relatively small manufacturer, Mazda’s disproportionately large back-catalogue of innovation is impressive and, if anything, rather under-marketed. …

Ford Focus BEV

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SECTOR Lower Medium PRICE TBA Is the novelty beginning to wear off? Is it only a matter of time before another new electric car generates fewer headlines, as models become more mainstream? Or has the …

Audi A3

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SECTOR Lower medium PRICE €22,500–€33,550 FUEL 3.8-6.6l/100km CO2 99-152g/km Audi may have a reputation for cutting-edge car styling, but it really wouldn’t have been too hard to predict how the latest A3 would look. It’s by no …

Mercedes-Benz Citan

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SECTOR Light van PRICE TBA FUEL 4.2-5.4l/100km CO2 119-130g/km Mercedes-Benz seemingly has a car model for every niche sector in the market. With the launch of Citan, the same can now be said of it’s …

Ford Transit Custom

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SECTOR Medium van PRICE from €21,900 approx FUEL 6.691lit/100km CO2 178g/km (average for range) Ford is launching its sixth generation Transit, the Transit Custom. This will be the first time that Ford has created …

Ford Focus ST

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SECTOR Lower Medium  PRICE €28,000 (approx)  FUEL 7.24l/100km  CO2 169g/km Fleets are no stranger to fast Fords, in Europe or North America, but historically, the approach has been different, given the widely different fuel …

BMW ActiveHybrid 3

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SECTOR Compact Executive  PRICE €52,300–€55,200  FUEL 5.9l/100km  CO2 139g/km It must be difficult for car manufacturers, attempting to cater for ever-changing global demand as it’s steered by emissions standards and differing taxation policies. There’s no …

Audi A6 Allroad

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SECTOR Executive  PRICE €54,600 – €62,100 (approx)  FUEL 6.10 –8.9l/100km CO2 159 – 206g/km A friend of mine had a first generation Audi A6 Allroad 2.5TDI and liked it very much. His work involved …

Alfa Romeo MiTo Twinair

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SECTOR Super Mini  PRICE €18,000 – €19,500 (approx)  FUEL 4.2l/100km CO2 98g/km The Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) baby is continuing its march across the Fiat Group range and the latest recipient is the Punto-based …

Toyota Prius Plus

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SECTOR Compact MPV  PRICE €30,000 – €38,000  FUEL 4.1 – 4.4l/100km CO2 96 – 101g/km Three generations into the Prius’s life cycle and hybrid technology has grown from a niche to one which is …

Ford Ranger

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SECTOR Pickup  PRICE €18,246 – €30,190 (approx)  FUEL 8.6 – 10.6l/100km  CO2 219 – 281g/km Ford launched the Ranger towards the end of last year and it became the first pickup to be awarded …

Renault Megane

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SECTOR Lower Medium  PRICE €19,800 – €31,300  FUEL 3.5 – 7.7l/100km  CO2 90 – 190g/km Renault’s growing electric vehicle range might be stealing the limelight at the moment, but the changes are just as …

Mazda CX-5

6 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Medium SUV  PRICE €26,600 – €35,800 (approx)  FUEL 4.6 – 6.0l/100km  CO2 119 – 144g/km Mazda has been a relatively small player in the fleet market, but the unveiling of its Skyactiv technology …

Chevrolet Volt

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 SECTOR Executive EV  PRICE €34,800 approx (excluding tax)  FUEL 1.2l/100km  CO2 27g/km We’ve driven the Opel Ampera quite a few times already, but amid the hype, it shouldn’t be forgotten that the Chevrolet Volt …

SEAT Ibiza

6 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Supermini  PRICE €10,990 – €20,465  FUEL 3.4 – 5.9l/100km  CO2 89 – 139g/km With its mix of Audi-esque chiselled sportiness and Skoda-like affordability, SEAT has become a brand on the move. Profit jumped …

Peugeot 508 HYbrid4 saloon

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SECTOR Upper Medium  PRICE €39,200 – €42,200  FUEL 3.6l/100km  CO2 95g/km While Citroën has launched its Hybrid4 diesel-electric drivetrain as a high-performance four-wheel-drive option in the executive-class DS5, Peugeot’s approach has been to highlight …

Kia cee’d

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SECTOR Lower Medium  PRICE €14,280 – €23,600 approx (ex taxes)  FUEL 3.70 – 5.5l/100km  CO2 97 – 145g/km Five years on from the launch of the original model and Kia brings us the second-generation …

Emerald Hybrid Van

6 years ago / 0 comments

A low-emission hybrid delivery van designed specifically for fleets? That is part of the business plan from Intelligent Energy and Revolve Technologies, two UK-based companies that have led a consortium of development partners, with …

BMW ActiveHybrid5

6 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Large executive  PRICE TBC  FUEL 44.1mpg  CO2 144g/km With Efficient Dynamics, BMW has stolen an advantage on its premium rivals with impressively low fuel consumption and emissions figures almost regardless of engine capacity …