Car reviews and road tests
The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is a refined 5-door, 5-seat Audi family hatchback that promises economy of 176.6 mpg along with emissions of just 37g/km CO2 – surely this must be the least compromised plug-in car?
Can a Caterham 160 with a design that’s almost 60 years old, skinny tyres and a three-cylinder, 660cc, 80bhp engine really offer a fun and economical driving experience? You may be surprised at the answer…
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 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.