sixth test Given the choice between a track day or driving off-road, I think I’d choose to get my tyres dirty. There’s something deeply satisfying about plotting a course along a muddy track or over a rocky hillside. In the last update, I promised to test the Mitsubishi L200’s off-road capabilities, which we managed to […]

SEAT Tarraco Xcellence 2.0 TDI

Greater globalisation by the Volkswagen Group sees SEAT producing its large SUV outside of Spain, as it trundles along the production line alongside the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace at the company’s Wolfsburg plant. Of course, under the skin, the two products are closely aligned, along with Skoda’s Kodiaq, though that model is produced at the Kvasiny […]

Toyota C-HR Dynamic 2.0 VVT-i Hybrid

It all seems such a long time ago, but new car registrations in the UK for 2019 dropped by 2.4 per cent compared to the previous year. Out of all of the car makers that sell products in the UK, more than half of them saw a drop in sales compared to the previous year. […]

Hyundai i10 N-Line 1.0 T-GDi

With car makers focusing ever more carefully on costs, the viability of offering city cars comes into question. While some have exited the market altogether, others have rationalised their ranges. In the past, buyers often had a choice of performance-led pint-sized pocket rockets, but that sub-segment has all but dried up, except Volkswagen’s up! GTI. […]

Kia XCeed PHEV 3 1.6 GDi

Kia has to be commended for the ways that it has expanded its Ceed range. Besides the hatchback and Sportwagon derivatives, the Korean company has branched out with a pretty looking Shooting Brake, as well as a chunky crossover edition, as tested here. But if that wasn’t enough, there’s now plug-in hybrid versions of the […]

Kia Sportage 3 1.6 CRDi 48V 2WD

Last year, the Kia Sportage sold almost double the number of cars than the second best-selling Kia, the Picanto. That’s right, Kia’s dealers shifted 34,502 examples of the Sportage in 2019, compared to 17,948 Picantos. And I’m sure Kia management are elated at that, as there’s no doubt a lot more profit in a Sportage […]

Suzuki Ignis 1.2 Dualjet Hybrid SZ5 Allgrip

Regular readers will already know what a big fan we are of the Suzuki Ignis. Here is a minute city car that boasts the interior space of a car several classes higher. Now our editor could never be described as small, in fact he can often be heard referring to himself as a hippo, but […]