Jaguar E-Type Zero prototype review

The E-Type Zero might boast an electric drivetrain, but it still feels like a proper JaguarVerdictThere’s always a risk that converting classic cars to electric propulsion will dilute their character, but Jaguar’s strict in-house parameters have created a car that feels almost identical to the original in everything but sound. With strong performance and an ultra-smooth drivetrain, it’s undoubtedly a “proper” Jaguar too.

The proliferation of hybrids and electric vehicles means Continue reading “Jaguar E-Type Zero prototype review”

New Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 review

We get behind the wheel of the new Hyundai Santa Fe on British roads for the first timeVerdict4There is no denying the latest Hyundai Santa Fe is a talented family car. It offers space, comfort and kit in spades, as well as an accomplished driving experience and impressive refinement. However, no matter how much standard kit it offers, top-spec models like ours are expensive – even on a monthly PCP finance deal.

We first drove the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe on European roads back in July. Our Continue reading “New Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 review”

New Mazda MX-5 2018 facelift review

The Mazda MX-5 has been given a series of updates, but the headline stat is the arrival of a new 181bhp 2.0-litre engineVerdict5You won’t be able to spot a 2019 Mazda MX-5 from a 2015-2018 one because in Mazda’s typical unassuming style the new car wears its improvements beneath the skin. While the changes to the interior fall a little wide of the mark they do nothing to detract from the original fourth-generation car’s charm. The big star, however, is the new 2.0-litre engine – it’s Continue reading “New Mazda MX-5 2018 facelift review”

Volkswagen e-Crafter review

Volkswagen joins the growing large electric van ranks with its electrified e-CrafterVerdict3The VW e-Crafter combines the great drive and user-friendliness of the diesel Crafter panel van with the zero-emissions electric drive that first-mile urban delivery companies will need to continue making deliveries in low emissions zones. It's easy to get on with and comfortable to drive, but it's still a niche choice that caters for a very specific niche in the large van market. If Continue reading “Volkswagen e-Crafter review”

Used DS 3 review

A full used buyer’s guide on the DS 3 featuring the Citroen DS3 (2010-2016) and DS 3 (2016-date)VerdictThe DS 3 might be nothing more than a rebadged Citroen, but does that matter when it is appealing on so many levels? The metamorphosis from Citroen DS3 to standalone DS 3 didn’t fool anyone, but by the time the brand’s smallest car was facelifted in 2016 it looked sharper and brought some useful updates. While range-topping DS 3s are costly to purchase new, they can be better value as a Continue reading “Used DS 3 review”

Volvo V60 vs Audi A4 Avant

The new Volvo V60 harks back to the brand’s estate estate car roots. We pitch it against the Audi A4 Avant

Along with safety, Volvo is known for its estate cars. While the brand might have moved into new areas with its ever-growing range of upmarket SUVs, the firm hasn’t forgotten about its core products.

The latest to join the line-up is the mid-sized premium V60 estate. This is a car that offers class, practicality, efficiency, tech and performance; an appealing package then.

But Continue reading “Volvo V60 vs Audi A4 Avant”

Long-term test review: Mazda CX-5

Update: Mazda CX-5 SUV’s stunning paintjob still wows us, and it could be the best red paint on any carVerdict4The CX-5 is an excellent car to drive, and one of the better-looking SUVs on the road. But it really stands out with Mazda’s beautiful Soul Red Crystal metallic paint. We think this £800 optional extra is well worth the money because it’s probably the best red paint on any car.

Mileage: 14,236
Economy: 40.9mpg

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Dacia Duster vs Suzuki Ignis vs SsangYong Tivoli

We test the rugged new Dacia Duster against the Suzuki Ignis and SsangYong Tivoli

If you’re after an affordable SUV, you’ve never had more choice. The original Dacia Duster led the charge in many respects, offering no-frills motoring for very little cash – and now there’s a new model.

While this Mk2 Duster has come of age, adding more technology and refinement into the mix, Dacia hasn’t lost its focus on affordability; the latest range starts from £9,995. The original made its Continue reading “Dacia Duster vs Suzuki Ignis vs SsangYong Tivoli”

New Kahn Vengeance 2018 review

Based on an Aston Martin DB9, the Kahn Vengeance ‘Green Superhero’ costs £400,000. So is it worth it?Verdict2.5For the noise it makes and the way it turns heads, there’s a part of the Kahn Vengeance that you just can’t help but fall for – even if the sensible person inside you says it makes no rational sense whatsoever.

It’s hard not to smirk when you first set eyes on the Kahn Vengeance. With its Hannibal Lecter front grille, comically blistered wheelarches and vast 21-inch Continue reading “New Kahn Vengeance 2018 review”