Car reviews and road tests
We’ve already tested the 308 HDi 92, but this new Peugeot 308 120 model offers much improved economy at 91.1mpg – and it has proven to be the most economical car that we’ve ever tested in real life, returning 72.3mpg.
Another manufacturer has joined the electric car marketplace – enter the Kia Soul EV, the first all-electric supermini-sized SUV, and it promises a longer range than rivals.
The Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi 140ps ecoFLEX offers good economy and lots of space and for the money, but how does it fare against the competition?
The Infiniti Q50 Hybrid, with its 364PS 3.5-litre V6 petrol-electric powertrain, combines impressive performance, the potential of good economy, and individuality that is very welcome in this sector.
The SEAT Leon SE 1.6 TDI Ecomotive 110 has an official fuel economy figure of 85.6mpg, which is highly impressive; but what about the rest of the package?
We’ve already thrown serious off-road challenges at the Fiat Panda 4×4, and it passed the tests; now the Fiat Panda Cross has been launched, with even greater ability, as well as 60.1mpg economy – so how did that perform in off-road adventures?
The new Toyota Aygo offers a fun, lightweight package, together with the promise of good fuel economy and low running costs, so it remains an ideal car for young drivers.
Individuality; for some, the path less travelled is always going to provide the biggest draw. This is something that Kia understands, and caters for, with the Soul.
Car manufacturers are introducing various technologies to reduce emissions, yet the weight of cars generally continues to rise; however Citroen has achieved some genuinely significant weight savings with the C4 Cactus, which has led to an improved driving experience as well as efficiency.
You don’t enjoy the sales success of the Qashqai without understanding the target market. Having been widely credited with inventing this modern breed of crossover, Nissan has been careful to make sure that the latest version builds on customer feedback in an attempt to head off the burgeoning competition.