Car reviews and road tests
The Renault Twingo GT and smart forfour BRABUS are essentially the same car underneath, but they’re very different to drive and very differently priced; so which is best?
Some people have said that the new Land Rover Discovery can’t be as good as the previous model because its styling is now curved rather than square, so we decided to drive it up a mountain to find out.
The all-electric Renault ZOE is good to drive and the Z.E.40 model now comes with an official 250 mile range, making it a more practical and therefore a more attractive proposition to many motorists.
The Toyota C-HR has dramatic looks compared to most Toyotas, it’s also good to drive, and if you want maximum miles per gallon, then the Hybrid powertrain is the one to go for.
The new Peugeot 3008 looks better and drives better than its predecessor, but it’s the i-Cockpit, with its digital instrument panel sitting above a small steering wheel, that’s the car’s main party trick.
The new Citroen C3 has more visual character than its predecessor, it offers a comfortable ride, and its light weight has the potential to deliver good levels of efficiency if driven carefully.
The Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid saloon offers the potential of 176mpg if driven primarily on electric power, along with low emissions and attractive company car tax rates.
The Renault Grand Scenic looks great, offers space for seven, and is economical in real-life driving – so is it a good all-rounder, or are there any issues that let it down…?
The Audi Q2‘s styling is more individual than its bigger Audi SUV brothers, yet it offers typical levels of Audi refinement and interior quality, along with reasonable efficiency, but is the driving experience as interesting as its design?
We’ve already driven the Hyundai IONIQ Electric on its UK launch and we were impressed; but did this image remain after living with the car for a week?