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60 second On Test Report 2016 – Mercedes-Benz E 220 d AMG Line Coupé

As the renewal of the E-Class range nears completion, we get behind the wheel of the third silhouette in the line-up, the two-door CoupÈ. And as each new model gets announced, it becomes harder to differentiate it from other cars

60 second On Test Report 2016 – SEAT Leon FR Technology 2.0 TDI

We’ve already delivered our thoughts on the facelifted Leon fitted with the 1.6-litre TDI engine in earlier issues, but whatís the most powerful diesel engine in the line-up like? One word describes it, and thatís superb. The sportiest diesel in

60 second On Test Report 2017 – Ford Kuga Vignale 2.0 TDCi AWD

With the premium brands making sizeable inroads into the sectors of the market that the mainstream car companies used to be able to call their own, more innovation is required to try and retain customers. Ford believe that there is

Long Term Report 2017 – Ford Edge Titanium 2.0 TDCi Automatic

Report 8 The level of competition in the large SUV segment is hotting up. Aside from the launch of the Skoda Kodiaq earlier this year, Volvoís second-generation XC60 is hitting the showrooms around now, and Nissan has a facelifted X-Trail.

Long Term Report 2017 – Mazda3 SE-L Nav

Final Report Styling has now become such an important motivating factor in the complex business of car purchase that it’s no wonder designers go to great lengths to set up fresh shapes to inspire new fashions, or at least make

Long Term Report 2017 – Kia Optima Sportswagon GT-Line S 1.7 CRDi Automatic

Report 7 As I unloaded a homemade humpty dumpty scarecrow from the boot of the Kia, I was asked ìWhat is it, 3.0-litres, six cylinder?ì I liked the enthusiasm and applaud the perspicacity, but no. We have four cylinders and

Long Term Report 2017 – Audi A3 Sportback S line 2.0 TDI

Report 7 However much you travel, there’s nothing quite like a homecoming. I’m rather feeling that way about the A3. Inevitably the job I do involves rather a lot of fraternising with other cars, exploring their capabilities, assessing their strengths

Long Term Report 2017 – Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab 2.4 DI-D Barbarian Automatic

Final Report My half-year experiment as a close cousin to white van man is over. Large, swanky double cab pickups straddle the gap between the building site and the suburban driveway; theyíre designed to fit seamlessly into any of these

Long Term Report 2017 – Peugeot 3008 Allure BlueHDi 120

Report 2 Time really is a great healer. I may have mentioned previously that I was sceptical about Peugeotís trademark small diameter steering wheel. It turns out I had no reason to worry. In fact, a chance encounter with a

Long Term Report 2017 – Skoda Octavia SE L 2.0 TDI

Report 2 I’ve never understood why people buy large hatchbacks ñ or indeed hatchbacks of any size ñ when thereís an estate available. While hatchbacks offer a decent level of practicality, the estate takes this to the extreme, so for

Long Term Report 2017 – Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique S Nav dCi 130

Report 2 More than 1,000 miles have passed under the wheels of the Grand Scenic in the past four weeks, used as a ferry to and from work, to take the kids to school, and to shuttle my wife Clare

Long Term Report 2017 – SEAT Leon ST SE Dynamic Technology 1.6 TDI DSG Automatic

First Report The SEAT Leon is one of the top-selling cars in our stable of long-termers, with 165,000 finding homes across Europe in 2016. In fact, it was the Leonís best year since its launch in 1999, and a recent

Long Term Report 2017 – Citroen C3 Flair BlueHDi 100

First Report What a difference a month makes. After ending the relationship with the DS 5, I take delivery of a new C3 hatchback from sister brand CitroÎn, and I really couldnít be happier. Itís unusual to give away the

Road test – 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0D XC Premium

Subaru has built up a loyal following thanks to the tough, dependable nature of its four-wheel drive models. If it’s those traits you’re after, the Subaru Forester stands out, and it’s now in its fourth successive generation after the original

Long Term Report 2017 – Renault Grand Scenic Dynamique S dCi 130

First Report When the Grand Scenic arrived, I looked out of the window and thought wow, I love the colour. Itís a beautiful ice blue and a shade that isnít often seen on cars nowadays. Itís a pleasing change to