Family estate buyers have never had it so good. We test the Kia Ceed SW against the Renault Megane Sport Tourer and Skoda Octavia Estate
It sounds like stating the obvious that an affordable estate car needs to offer value for money and plenty of space. But even with the rise of the SUV, this kind of relatively low-priced family wagon has continued to develop to a point where, today, your choice is broader than ever.
We’ve assembled three great examples: the new Kia Ceed Sportswagon, the Continue reading “Kia Ceed SW vs Renault Megane Sport Tourer vs Skoda Octavia Estate”
While pick-ups become more luxurious, we find out if the rugged new Mitsubishi L200 can become a segment leaderVerdict4The sixth-generation Mitsubishi L200 was launched a little too late to be considered in our 2019 New Car Awards, but it looks like it could be primed to take class honours from the fantastic Ford Ranger in 12 months time. The L200 combines the demands of pick-up life with impressive road manners, strong equipment levels and competitive pricing. Realistically, it’s a pick-up Continue reading “New Mitsubishi L200 2019 review”
The Kia Niro Hybird has been treated to a mid-life refresh, but have the updates made it better than ever?Verdict4The Kia Niro Hybrid has been treated to an early mid-life refresh and it’s all the better for it. Its technology and connectivity offerings are among the best in this class, and the hybrid drivetrain remains quiet and efficient around town. It’s still an entirely safe and predictable car to drive, and that’ll suit most of its potential buyers down to the ground.
The Koreans, Continue reading “New Kia Niro Hybrid 2019 review”
Mountune has once again worked its magic on the Ford Fiesta ST, but is the new 222bhp M225 worth the extra cash?Verdict4A sensible set of upgrades for the already excellent Ford Fiesta Continue reading “New Ford Fiesta ST M225 2019 review”
A full used buyer’s guide on the BMW i8 covering the i8 Mk1 (2014-date)VerdictBMW didn’t cut any corners when it was developing the i8, and it’s because of this absolute focus that it has no serious rivals. The engineering that went into its design, the way it drives, the available performance combined with minimal fuel consumption make the i8 an extremely desirable car. Yes, you have to pay relatively heavily for the i8, yet it remains one of the most high-tech cars to ever hit the road. Continue reading “Used BMW i8 review”
We get an early taste of the blistering new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid on Germany's autobahnVerdict3.5The Porsche Cayenne SUV was not short of performance before, but the new Turbo S E-Hybrid slingshots it into the reaches of supercars. Intoxicating? Yes. Necessary? Not entirely. For this money, bragging rights really do matter and the Turbo S E-Hybrid delivers the numbers, but you can’t help but avoid that this really isn’t the Cayenne package at its most rounded or sweetest. Continue reading “New Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid prototype review”
A new Audi A6 Allroad has arrived, but is the rugged estate worth the extra cash?Verdict4Just as in the previous generation, the new Audi A6 Allroad is a car with two personalities. In fact it’s a very accomplished all-rounder. With a variable ground clearance of up to 60mm, permanent all-wheel drive and a locking differential, it can be an off-road vehicle when the going gets rough, or a comfortable, spacious estate car when you need to transport the whole family from A to B in complete Continue reading “New Audi A6 Allroad 2019 review”
The Audi Q3, Range Rover Evoque and Volvo XC40 do battle to see which is the small premium SUV champ
It seems like almost every week a new premium SUV arrives on the market. Look at the number on sale today and it’s no surprise that competition is close in this sector, with manufacturers releasing ever more of these hugely profitable models.
Audi was one company that cottoned on to the popularity of SUVs early on, and it has been offering a convincing car in the compact premium SUV class Continue reading “Audi Q3 vs Range Rover Evoque vs Volvo XC40”
The all-electric Tesla Model S has been updated for 2019, gaining boosted efficiency and dynamicsVerdict4Tesla’s constant push to improve its products is working. The latest Model S is fundamentally similar to the car that was launched more than five years ago, yet in many ways it is substantially better. With greater range and efficiency, improved comfort and sharper dynamics than before, it remains an accomplished electric car. The Model S’s stiffest competition comes from within; the Continue reading “New Tesla Model S Long Range 2019 review”
The world's most powerful production four-cylinder engine finds its way into Mercedes-AMG's CLA 45 Continue reading “New 2019 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S review”