Car reviews and road tests
Despite its official 134.5mpg NEDC economy figure, thanks to its combined power output of 407hp, the Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine is more of a performance SUV than a green SUV.
The Suzuki Ignis, featuring a mild hybrid system, is light, efficient and fun; with four-wheel drive, it’s a really capable – and interesting – all-rounder.
The Mercedes-Benz E 220 d 4MATIC Estate has a diesel rather than a petrol or plug-in hybrid powertrain, so can this possibly be the recommended engine option?
The Mercedes-Benz E 350 e plug-in hybrid offers the promise of 134.5mpg and zero emission capability in an executive saloon with the Mercedes badge.
The new 283mpg, 22g/km CO2 Toyota Prius Plug-in is less of a car and more of a machine designed for ultimate efficiency.
The Kia Rio, in diesel form, used to be one of the most economical cars on sale; is diesel still the engine you should choose for the new Rio?
The new Volvo XC60 brings a sense of Swedish calmness to the mid-size SUV sector, but do you go for the petrol, diesel or plug-in hybrid model?
The new MINI Countryman is larger and more refined than the last model, and the Cooper D offers decent economy, but is the sense of MINI adventure still there?
The new BMW 520d offers executive class travel with economy of 68.9mpg and emissions of just 108g/km CO2; diesels have their advantages.
Tesla brings more disruptive technology to the car industry with the Model X 90D all-electric, all-wheel drive SUV, with a range of 303 miles, 155mph top speed and 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds – and of course zero tailpipe emissions.