Mitsubishi Shogun Sport vs Hyundai Santa Fe vs Skoda Kodiaq

The new Mitsubishi Shogun Sport takes on seven-seat SUV rivals in the shape of the Hyundai Santa Fe and Skoda Kodiaq

Mitsubishi is in a process of reinventing itself. It started with the Outlander PHEV, which captured a section of the market that no other car company was filling when it launched. Then there was the Eclipse Cross, a model aimed at the rapidly-growing mid-size SUV class with its modern looks and up-to-date tech.

The latest model is the Shogun Sport, a new seven-seat SUV from Continue reading “Mitsubishi Shogun Sport vs Hyundai Santa Fe vs Skoda Kodiaq”

Used Hyundai i10 review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Hyundai i10 featuring the i10 Mk1 (2008-2013) and i10 Mk2 (2014-date)

The original i10 of 2008 was a big success for Hyundai – especially in the UK, which accounted for over a third of the 110,000 sales the city car notched up in Europe in the six years it was available. After the below-par Amica and Getz, the i10 was a revelation. So when the second take on the formula was unveiled late in 2013, expectations were high.

We weren’t disappointed, Continue reading “Used Hyundai i10 review”

New Peugeot 508 SW estate 2018 review

The estate version of the Peugeot 508 goes big on style and desirability. Is that enough to woo family car buyers?Verdict4Given its average boot size, the 508 SW is an car you’ll have to purchase with your heart rather than your head. If practicality is the exact reason why you’re thinking of buying an estate, there are much more capacious rivals out there. However, those eye-catching looks do appeal and the SW has a raft of abilities strong enough to convince us that Peugeot has produced Continue reading “New Peugeot 508 SW estate 2018 review”

New SEAT Tarraco 2019 review

A new name on the list of options for 7-seat family SUV buyers, SEAT's Tarraco does little wrong but is that enough?Verdict4If a spacious, stylish and practical seven-seat SUV is what you’re looking for, then the SEAT Tarraco is certainly worth a look. It can comfortably cater for the needs of a growing family, although the third row of seats is a little tight. And yet while it may tick all the right boxes, it fails to stand out in a crowded market. Our final verdict will hinge heavily Continue reading “New SEAT Tarraco 2019 review”

New Ferrari Portofino 2018 review

We drive the Ferrari Portofino in the UK to see if it can fix the old California's faultsVerdict4While it’s easy to feel there’s a hoodoo around any entry-level Ferrari, the Portofino is a pretty convincing gateway to the brand. Its harder edges do clash somewhat with its GT status, however, and its its price outstrips almost everything else it competes with. Regardless, it exhibits many of the traits would-be Ferrari owners surely long for, and there’s no denying that even as the Continue reading “New Ferrari Portofino 2018 review”

New Audi A1 2018 review

We drive the bigger and posher new Audi A1 supermini as it targets MINIVerdict4The new Audi A1 has been taken back to the drawing board, and the result is a car that’s more spacious and more fun to drive, especially if you ignore the sportiest version. Trouble is, a MINI is still more involving to drive and the Volkswagen Polo is significantly cheaper.

The Audi A1 has always been one of the real stars of the ‘posh supermini’ breed, alongside the MINI and a step above the likes of Continue reading “New Audi A1 2018 review”

New Mercedes GLE 2018 review

Premium Mercedes GLE SUV gets more tech and a seven-seat option, but is it a winner?Verdict4The GLE is Mercedes’ most popular SUV, and that looks set to continue. Being available with seven seats will open it up to more buyers, while the great quality, comfort and standard kit will ensure its position near the top of its class. We just need to try one in the right spec.

If you’re in the market for a new SUV, no maker offers more choice than Mercedes. The German brand has an eight-strong Continue reading “New Mercedes GLE 2018 review”

Hyundai Kona Electric vs Nissan Leaf

What’s the best affordable small electric car on sale? We test the new Hyundai Kona Electric against the Nissan Leaf to find out…

For years the Nissan Leaf had the affordable electric car market to itself, sewing up the sector with a balance of range, practicality, performance and affordability that made electric cars viable for many, if not the masses. But now there’s a new challenger.

Hyundai has launched its Kona Electric, and with a choice of battery sizes available packaged in Continue reading “Hyundai Kona Electric vs Nissan Leaf”

New Audi R8 2019 review

The revised 2019 Audi R8 does what the Audi R8 has always done best, delivering supercar drama in a usable everyday packageVerdict4The Audi R8 has been reworked with extra power and more feel from the steering – all wrapped up in a more aggressive-looking body. These changes add just a little tinsel and spice to a car that was already brimming with personality. While rivals from McLaren and Porsche may offer something more dynamic, the R8 still rules the roost for its sheer drama and Continue reading “New Audi R8 2019 review”

Mazda 6 2.5 GT Sport Nav+: long-term test review

First report: Is the non-turbo Mazda 6 saloon a throwback like a classic camera?Verdict4The Mazda 6 treads its own path with its rather outdated engine, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Its mix of comfort and driving engagement has won over at least one member of the team, but we’ll see over the next six months if it has real lasting appeal.

Our new Mazda 6 saloon has been welcomed to the fleet by going straight in at the deep end: a 2,000-mile drive down to Italy on its first week Continue reading “Mazda 6 2.5 GT Sport Nav+: long-term test review”