Category: Road Tests

Road Tests
Alex Grant

Volkswagen Golf

SECTOR Lower medium  PRICE €16,975 – €28,825  FUEL 3.8 – 5.3l/100km  CO2 99-123g/km Ageless, classless and robust, six generations and 38 years of the Volkswagen

Read More »
Road Tests

SsangYong Korando

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

Read More »
Road Tests
Alex Grant

Mazda6

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

Read More »
Road Tests

Ford Focus BEV

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

Read More »
Road Tests

Audi A3

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

Read More »
Road Tests

Mercedes-Benz Citan

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

Read More »
Road Tests

Ford Transit Custom

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

Read More »
Road Tests
john_kendall

Ford Focus ST

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

Read More »
Road Tests
Alex Grant

BMW ActiveHybrid 3

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

Read More »
Road Tests
john_kendall

Audi A6 Allroad

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

Read More »
Road Tests
john_kendall

Alfa Romeo MiTo Twinair

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

Read More »
Road Tests
Alex Grant

Toyota Prius Plus

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

Read More »
Road Tests

Ford Ranger

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

Read More »
Road Tests
Alex Grant

Renault Megane

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

Read More »
Road Tests
john_kendall

Mazda CX-5

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

Read More »
Road Tests

Chevrolet Volt

 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

Read More »
Road Tests
Alex Grant

SEAT Ibiza

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

Read More »
Road Tests
Alex Grant

Peugeot 508 HYbrid4 saloon

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

Read More »
Road Tests
john_kendall

Kia cee’d

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

Read More »
Road Tests
john_kendall

Emerald Hybrid Van

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

Read More »
Road Tests
Alex Grant

BMW ActiveHybrid5

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

Read More »