Car reviews and road tests
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.
The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell is a rare beast – a true pioneer that looks and acts like your stock standard ix35 but has so much more going on beneath the bonnet.
The Renault Captur is the latest attempt to break Nissan’s stranglehold on the small crossover market. On paper 76.4mpg, individual looks and competitive pricing mark it out as a contender but can it really topple the Juke?
The new 2 Series Active Tourer is a lifestyle car aimed at the competitive MPV market and breaks BMW’s rule by being offered in front-wheel drive.
The BMW i8 is the world’s first plug-in hybrid supercar with a three-cylinder petrol engine, and it combines a top speed of 155mph with an official economy figure of 135mpg and emissions of 49g/km CO2.
It wasn’t too long ago when people carriers had a thirst for fuel that rivalled that of 4x4s, but the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso aims to change all that, with 74.3mpg possible from the e-HDi 90 model.
We’ve driven the Nissan LEAF extensively already, but this is the new UK-built LEAF complete with various revisions; however there’s also more EV competition, so does the LEAF still make sense?