60 second On Test Report – Audi Q7 S line 50 TDI quattro

With the flagship SQ7 switching to petrol power forthwith, this 282bhp 3.0-litre V6 edition of the TDI engine is the most powerful Q7 you can buy. And while it lacks the firebreathing capabilities of the range topper, it’s certainly no

Long Term Report 2020 – Kia XCeed 3 1.6 CRDi

Final Report A strange analogy, perhaps, but I was thinking the other day, a new Kia is a bit like a new iPhone – the phone looks different, generally for the better, but switch it on and its business as usual,

Long Term Report 2020 – Renault Clio Iconic dCi 85

First Report The design of the outgoing Renault Clio was deemed so successful, the French brand has chosen not to upset the apple cart too much for this fifth-generation model. It was already Europe’s top-selling supermini after all, but despite

Long Term Report 2020 – Skoda Superb SE L 2.0 TDI DSG Automatic

Report 5 To those wondering why our shiny white Superb Estate is not gracing these pages this issue, you’d have to ask the trio of miscreants who decided to remove its wing mirror (and those of a few other cars)

Long Term Report 2020 – Volvo XC60 R-DESIGN B4 AWD GEARTRONIC

Report 5 What a weird year. Here we are, already past the middle of it, and much of it thus far has been one long, repetitive, Groundhog Day. At last, though, life is progressing into a new normal, activity is

Long Term Report 2020 – Peugeot 508 SW GT Line BlueHDi 130 Automatic

Report 4 As I write this update, the country is still in lockdown, which means the Peugeot 508 SW isn’t getting a great deal of use. Aside from the weekly trip to the supermarket, it’s hardly seeing the outside world,

60 second On Test Report – 2020 Skoda Citigo-e iv SE L

Even if you were to beg your local dealer, you’ll struggle to buy Skoda’s new Citigo-e iV. Kiss them, bake them a cake, burst into tears or stamp your feet, but none of those tactics will get you to the

60 second On Test Report – 2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

While most car manufacturers are shouting from the roof tops that they’ve got a plug-in hybrid in their line-up, Bentley is a whole lot more discreet about the matter. The Crewe based firm simply calls its first plug-in hybrid vehicle

Long Term Report 2020 – Citroën C5 Aircross Flair Plus BlueHDi 130 Automatic

Final Report It’s rare that a car maker really ups their game in one go; such changes are usually more gradual. That’s why many motor noters can write a good proportion of their review before even getting behind the wheel.

Long Term Report 2020 – Renault Kadjar S Edition Blue dCi 115

Final Report Final straits often come far too soon, but with winter’s back broken, I anticipated a Kadjar crescendo full of optimism. To mark the moment, I set off on a spring morning for a foreign country (Wales), heading vaguely

Ford Focus Estate ST-Line X 2.0 EcoBlue Automatic

Final Report The past few weeks of running our long-term Focus has been difficult, and that’s because I have been itching to get behind the wheel. I love driving, and throughout this pandemic, it hasn’t been easy resisting the temptation

Long Term Report 2020 – Kia XCeed 3 1.6 CRDi

Report 6 Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, it was possible to get in your car and drive wherever you wanted to go, unfettered by police road blocks set up to ask you about the purpose

Long Term Report 2020 – Skoda Superb Estate SportLine Plus 2.0 TDI DSG Automatic

Report 4 When road testing and evaluating a new car, it’s very easy to get carried away with talking about things like the way the car handles, engine performance, fuel economy, boot capacity or suspension setups. While all of these

Long Term Report 2020 – Volvo XC60 R-DESIGN B4 AWD GEARTRONIC

Report 4 Best laid plans, and all that. By this stage of the year, late spring merging towards summer, I was expecting to be hungrily mile-munching in the XC60. Plans included trips to spend time with grandchildren in the west

Long Term Report 2020 – Peugeot 508 SW GT Line BlueHDi 130 Automatic

Report 3 It’s been a period of storms, gremlins, Coronavirus and rescue acts. A surprise birthday trip to Exmoor coincided with the arrival of Storm Ciara, creating road conditions that made me yearn for the reassurance of all-wheel drive. Three