Motoring Reviews

Review: BMW iX3

The BMW iX3's trump card is its simplicity. It takes a gimmick-free approach to an EV lifestyle, provides a decent range and enough space for all the family and its detritus.

Review: BMW i4

For people who want a BMW, not an EV, the i4 is arguably one of the better driving non-M products it's built in many a year.

Review: BMW iX

The BMW iX is a new, purpose-built, fully-electric luxury SUV intended as a flagship for BMW’s latest, fifth-generation EV technology.

Review: Fiat New 500 EV hatch

If you want a cool, good-looking urban conqueror, there’s little to compete with the Fiat New 500.

Review: Audi Q4 e-tron

The Audi Q4 e-tron is an all-electric luxury SUV first shown as a near-series concept vehicle at Geneva Motor Show in 2019.

Review: 2021 BMW M3 Competition

BMW unleashes its full-fat, range-topping M version of the G20 3 Series – beaver-toothed grille and all. Is it still an incredibly capable performance saloon?

Review: Audi e-tron GT quattro

Sharing the same J1 platform as the Porsche Taycan, the all-electric Audi e-tron GT has more performance than most will ever need.

Review: Audi Q5 2021 Sportback

Audi’s designers have recently given the Sportback treatment to both the Q3 and the e-tron, and now, it’s the recently refreshed Q5 SUV’s turn to have a subtle redesign of its derrière.

Review: KIA Stinger GT S

For its 2021 model year, KIA’s performance fastback sports sedan gets minor exterior tweaks, updated interior trim and features a range of technology and safety upgrades.

Review: Renault Mégane Sport Tourer E-Tech

As part of its introduction of new hybrid technology, the stylish and efficient Renault Mégane Sport Tourer is the latest to receive the technology.

Review: Mercedes-Benz EQC 400

The Mercedes EQC has an impressive powertrain with a decent driving range and support for the latest fast-charging.

Review: McLaren 620R

In motion, some cars mince along while others sashay by. But few, in their passing, can drop the mic with such sensory overload as a McLaren – particularly the brutal 620R.

Review: Lexus ES300h saloon

If you want an efficient, self-charging hybrid saloon that offers 5 Series space and size for the cost of a 3 Series, the Lexus ES well worth a look.

Review: Mazda MX-30 EV

The MX-30 is Mazda’s first mass-produced electric car - and the style dial has been well and truly cranked up!

Review: Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 e PHEV

Every compact SUV in this segment claims to take concept of sense and sensibility and add to it something of an adventurous streak. This GLA 250 e PHEV does that too, but with a bit of extra polish.

Review: 2021 KIA Sorento Hybrid

The Sorento is KIA UK’s largest SUV and this fourth-generation offers the typically complete package now expected from the Korean brand.

Review: 2021 Audi Q5 'Edition 1'

For buyers who prioritise style and technology over driving verve, the updated Audi Q5 is a handsome choice with plenty to like. It offers a plush interior and fairs well when parked next to rivals.

Review: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 PHEV builds on the RAV4 Hybrid and brings greater performance, a genuine 46-mile EV range and 4-in-1 drive mode capability. With 302bhp, it’s the most potent RAV4 so far.

Review: Audi RS4 Avant Vorsprung

The Audi RS 4 Avant has managed to carve out a specific and profitable niche in the performance car market. Performance estates will always fire our imagination in a manner few other vehicle types can. From 2030, cars like this are expected to be legislated off-sale....

Review: 2020 Peugeot 2008

The new 2008 is a completely different car from the original Peugeot 2008 (2014-2020) which, while it was good, fought for sales with rivals such as the MINI Countryman, Renault Captur and Nissan Juke.

Review: 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 e PHEV Estate

Mercedes-Benz was one of the earliest premium marques to embrace plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology, so little wonder then that the Stuttgart manufacturer's current range offers more PHEV options than any other.

Review: 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde

Decibellisima! The Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde is a worthy flagship for the Giulia range, which just happens to be the best Alfa Romeo in a generation!

Review: 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Verde

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio was first revealed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, and subsequently shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 2017. To keep it fresh against a myriad of omnipotent rivals, it received a mild refresh for its 2020 model year.

Review: 2020 Nissan Juke II

Nissan had a mega hit on its hands with the original Juke crossover, selling over 1.5 million of them in global market since its introduction in 2010. With that revolution already under its belt, there can be little surprise that this second-generation leans more on evolution.

Review: Audi A3 Sportback

It’s been 24 years since Audi introduced the A3 as a compact hatch back based on the same ‘A’ (PQ34) platform as other cars in the Volkswagen group, including the Mk3 Golf of that era.

Review: Volvo V90 Cross Country

You might be paying a premium for the V90 Cross Country over the regular Volvo V90, but having lived with one for a couple of weeks, it certainly makes a compelling case for itself.

First Drive: Polestar 2 (UK review)

It wasn’t too long ago that Polestar was solely the performance engineering arm of Volvo, releasing a few significant Volvo performance models as a top-end Polestar trim grade.

Review: Skoda Citigo e-iV

The Skoda Citigo is one of the more popular city cars of the past few years. It’s not remotely flash or overly exciting, but it offers honest, small car value, decent space, a mature drive and attractive running costs.

Review: Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4

The Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid (2WD) and Hybrid4 (AWD) are the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of the Grandland X, a mid-sized SUV introduced in 2017 as a replacement for the ageing Antara. Here, I take a closer look at the Hybrid4 driven at its UK media launch.

First Drive: 2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 (UK Review)

VW’s gift that keeps on giving, the Golf is undoubtedly Volkswagen’s global money machine. Mid-life facelifts aside, there have been just seven distinct new Golf models since 1974 when the Mk1 Golf designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro.

Review: Subaru Forester e-Boxer MHEV

The Subaru Forester e-Boxer is a tough car on which to deliver a defining verdict. On the one hand, it’s very likeable, offering a comfortable driving experience, plenty of space and loads of on-board equipment, especially in the ‘XE Premium’ trim test car.

Review: KIA Soul EV

The KIA Soul isn’t a new car. It’s been around since 2009, but during those intervening years, over 1.6 million have been sold – mostly in the USA where the car acquired its boxy, Tonka-toy design and styling.

Review: Jaguar I-PACE

If you’re going to make an entrance to a growing automotive sector– this is how you do it. Jaguar’s first foray into the all-electric car market is the I-PACE, a good-looking car, setting a new benchmark for EV handling and refinement, while giving the sector a swift kick in the pants.

Review: Subaru Impreza

The first thing that might spring to mind when you think of the Subaru Impreza is its rally heritage – which is fair enough when it wore the famous WRX moniker (World Rally eXperimental). Fortunately, this one doesn’t. What it is, is a good, contemporary, safety-focused family hatchback which does everything expected of it, while simultaneously failing to excel in any particular area.

Review: Mini Electric

With battery-powered vehicles coming at us left, right and centre, it’s a little odd that BMW has taken so long to bring us the MINI Electric – particularly as BMW has been experimenting with electric versions of its iconic little MINI for over a decade.

Review: Ford Fiesta ST 5dr

The Fiesta ST is powered by a 200hp turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine that drives the front wheels through the aforementioned six-speed transmission. At £24,395 OTR, the Fiesta ST3 delivers affordable thrills that reward drivers of all skill levels.

Review: 2020 Peugeot 208

The new 2020 Peugeot 208 was awarded the 'European Car of the Year' for 2020. It is also a top-three finalist in the 2020 World Car Design of the Year.

Review: Mercedes-Benz e-VITO Panel Van

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz e-VITO leads the German van maker's charge into EV van deliveries, with the e-SPRINTER and e-CITAN to follow.

Review: Ford Mustang Mach E Electric SUV

Everything you need to know about the new 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric car, Fords first electric vehicle

Review: Skoda Kamiq

Skoda is a major player in the SUV and crossover market, thanks to its ability to build family-friendly cars that are easy to drive, well-equipped, comfortable and highly practical. Few models demonstrate this process better than the Kamiq.

Review: Jaguar F-Pace P250 Chequered Flag

Until the refresh, Jaguar has introduced a new Chequered Flag model. It’s a high-end trim grade previously introduced on the XE and XF saloons.

Review: Mini Cooper 5 Door

The modern BMW-owned MINI hatch has grown exponentially since its introduction in late 2000. But, along with that growth has come increased maturity, to the extent that it now feels and drives like a sub-compact BMW.

Review: MG ZS Electric

The MG ZS EV offers interesting styling, plenty of equipment, ease of driving, reasonable quality and a seven-year warranty on both the battery and the car.

Review: 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport

As facelifts go, this is much more than just a nip and tuck. Land Rover takes a clutch of knives to its most popular medium-sized SUV and the result is so impressive, you can barely see the cut lines.

Review: Nissan Leaf e+

The Nissan LEAF was the first mass-market battery-only electric vehicle (BEV) and it remains the best-selling BEV in history with more than 460,000 units sold worldwide. The Nissan LEAF has won about every award for green cars - including the World Green Car Award - twice.

Review: Volvo XC60 T6 AWD

All in all, the XC60 stacks up very well as a capable and safe family SUV of the highest quality. Review: Volvo XC60 T6 AWD

Review: Audi RS5 Sportback

The Audi RS5 Sportback is a fast five-door hatchback that's an alternative to more traditional super-saloons like the BMW M3, Mercedes C63 and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde.

Review: Tesla Model 3

Few electric cars have caused as much of a furore as the Tesla Model 3. It’s been teased and talked about, previewed and – not least – plagued by production issues that have seen the European launch date pushed back repeatedly.