New Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 2019 review

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is the fastest production car ever to have lapped the Nurburgring, but is it as good as the stats suggest?Verdict4The Aventador SVJ is the most advanced car Lamborghini has ever made. The active aero is hugely impressive and the engine modifications have added an extra layer of drama, yet despite this it’s also beautifully old fashioned and spectacularly inappropriate. It’s the last hurrah for Lambo’s naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 and as swansongs go, Continue reading “New Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 2019 review”

New Jaguar F-Pace SVR 2019 review

The hot 542bhp Jaguar F-Pace SVR SUV packs punch and price to take on the mighty Porsche Cayenne TurboVerdict4.5As a cut-price alternative to a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the 176mph Jaguar F-Pace SVR looks like seriously good value for money. It has more power than its German rival, costs 25 grand less and is similarly practical and well equipped. Best of all, the new Jag is every bit as good to drive as it looks, delivering shocking performance but retaining typical F-Pace usability. Although Continue reading “New Jaguar F-Pace SVR 2019 review”

Nissan Micra N-Sport vs SEAT Ibiza FR Sport vs Suzuki Swift Sport

The new Nissan Micra N-Sport aims to turn up the heat in the warm hatch market. We test it against rivals from SEAT and Suzuki

Superminis have been topping sales charts in Britain for decades, and with good reason: they offer a brilliant balance between the most important features buyers look for in a new model at this price point.

They need to be affordable, yet most have room for a family and are cheap to run as well. There’s another reason that they are so popular, though; thanks to Continue reading “Nissan Micra N-Sport vs SEAT Ibiza FR Sport vs Suzuki Swift Sport”

Cupra Ateca vs Audi SQ2

Cupra Ateca squares up to the new Audi SQ2 in a performance SUV shootout

SUVs have become mainstream fodder for families wanting practical and stylish transport, and now there’s a new niche emerging out of this group of vehicles.

Until now performance SUVs have sat right at the top of the marketplace – just look at the likes of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Lamborghini Urus – but now cars such as the new Cupra Ateca are helping to democratise this style and speed in more affordable Continue reading “Cupra Ateca vs Audi SQ2”

New Mercedes CLA 2019 review

Sleek new Mercedes CLA four-door coupe impresses as we get behind the wheelVerdict4The latest Mercedes CLA is so much more than a rebodied A-Class hatch. Its wider track means it’s genuinely engaging to drive, while its achingly cool design should turn plenty of heads in the company car park. Available only in AMG Line trim, this new four-door coupé is expensive, but its glorious interior and mini-CLS shape more than make up for any shortcomings in practicality. But we prefer the CLA 200 Continue reading “New Mercedes CLA 2019 review”

New Toyota Camry 2019 review

The Toyota Camry is returning to Europe after a 15-year absence, but should its rivals be worried? We drove it to find out…Verdict3.5The Toyota Camry is a car you buy with your head rather than your heart. It is comfortable, spacious and impressively refined around town, with loads of kit and a luxuriously appointed interior. But the real gains will come in running costs; the Camry could slash your company car tax bills and save you money at the pumps. If Toyota can fix the Camry’s miserly Continue reading “New Toyota Camry 2019 review”

Kia e-Niro: long-term test review

First report: The new Kia e-Niro joins our long-term fleet and makes a good first impressionVerdict4.5Our Kia e-Niro has made a great first impression and is already winning us over. It’s good to drive and costs buttons to run, but can we get the range to creep up from the 230 miles it’s currently showing, will the public charging infrastructure let it (and us) down, and is it a good enough family car as well as a good electric car?

Mileage: 932 miles
Efficiency: 3.6 miles/kWh Continue reading “Kia e-Niro: long-term test review”

Audi e-tron vs Tesla Model X – SUVs face-off in electric car showdown

Can the all-new Audi e-tron SUV topple the mighty Tesla Model X? We find out in our highly anticipated electric car head-to-head

Tesla hasn’t quite managed to become a byword for the electric car in the same way that a Hoover is actually a vacuum cleaner, but it’s impossible to avoid namedropping the American brand every time a new premium electric car hits the market – and that’s something that’s going to happen a lot over the next 18 months.

Jaguar was the first premium rival Continue reading “Audi e-tron vs Tesla Model X – SUVs face-off in electric car showdown”

New BMW X7 30d 2019 review

It’s big, but is the new flagship BMW X7 SUV clever? A drive of the xDrive 30d diesel in the UK reveals allVerdict4BMW is pushing the boundaries of luxury with the X7. It’s a high-quality, highly refined and spacious package that rides and handles relatively sweetly. It’s loaded with tech, too. However, it’s not perfect – for the price we’d like more individuality inside compared with lesser BMWs, while that headline figure makes it one of the costlier seven-seat SUVs around. But Continue reading “New BMW X7 30d 2019 review”