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Audi A6 Avant review: Tech tour de force
4.0 stars Audi A6 Avant review: Tech tour de force By Chris Hall

Estates can be seen as unfashionable, but combining technology, great looks and acres of space, this Avant is every bit the rival of more popular SUVs... Read more

Audi e-tron review: Audi goes all-electric and it's e-mazing
4.5 stars Audi e-tron review: Audi goes all-electric and it's e-mazing By Mike Lowe

Audi's first all-electric car offers a 399km range, fast-charging, a great in-car tech suite and classic yet modern design. Is it a the future?... Read more

The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads
The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads By Max Langridge

See our list of the best electric cars available to buy. Top battery-powered cars suitable for UK roads. Read more

BMW X5 review: Big, bold Beemer
4.0 stars BMW X5 review: Big, bold Beemer By Chris Hall

The BMW X5 is often credited with forging a new path, offering a large four-wheel drive car that drove more like its saloons, with less wallow, noise and... Read more

Range Rover Evoque (2019) first drive: Baby Rover all grown up
Range Rover Evoque (2019) first drive: Baby Rover all grown up By Leon Poultney

The original Range Rover Evoque is something of a success story for the British marque, as it introduced a new raft of young and trendy customers to the... Read more

Nissan Qashqai review: Is the original SUV crossover still the best?
4.0 stars Nissan Qashqai review: Is the original SUV crossover still the best? By Chris Hall

The Qashqai remains one of our favourite crossovers or mini SUVs; it's got good looks, it's a practical and comfortable drive... Read more

Jaguar F-Type convertible review: Four to the floor?
4.5 stars Jaguar F-Type convertible review: Four to the floor? By Joe Simpson

Jaguar adds four-cylinder engine to the F-Type convertible sports car, creating a cheaper but no less appealing car to drive. It's a looker, too.... Read more

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense in pictures: Taking French flair electric
DS 3 Crossback E-Tense in pictures: Taking French flair electric By Chris Hall

DS has unveiled its first EV, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense. It's an SUV, it's electric and it's quirky... Read more

Kia Sportage 48V Mild-Hybrid review: More volts, less carbon
3.5 stars Kia Sportage 48V Mild-Hybrid review: More volts, less carbon By Lem Bingley

Kia adds a 48-volt mild hybrid technology system to its popular Sportage SUV. It brings worthwhile improvements in CO2 and fuel efficiency terms... Read more

Audi Q8 review: An imposing premium SUV
4.5 stars Audi Q8 review: An imposing premium SUV By Dan Grabham

The top-end of Audi's SUV range is stylish, versatile and tech-packed. But it's got stiff competition from Range Rover and BMW in this premium segment... Read more

Kia Ceed review: The gramatically correct family hatchback
4.0 stars Kia Ceed review: The gramatically correct family hatchback By Lem Bingley

The third-generation Kia Ceed drops the apostrophe and adds some class. With a 7 year warranty still standard, it's a cut above the mainstream.... Read more

DS 3 review: Café Racer special edition sizzles
4.0 stars DS 3 review: Café Racer special edition sizzles By Chris Hall

The DS 3 Café Racer brings custom looks to DS Automobiles' popular compact hatch. But does this small car still have the French flair it once offered?... Read more

Volvo V60 review: The estate car to rule estate cars?
4.0 stars Volvo V60 review: The estate car to rule estate cars? By Joe Simpson

The second-gen Volvo V60 is a rival for BMW 3 Series Touring and Audi A4 Avant. It has better proportions and tech and is more Swedish than before.... Read more

Volkswagen Polo review: The small car without holes
4.5 stars Volkswagen Polo review: The small car without holes By Joe Simpson

The Volkswagen Polo is a small hatch champ. VW's 7th generation is now almost Golf-sized and comes with good tech. Fiesta, Ibiza are stiff competition... Read more

BMW X4 review: The SUV for people who want a coupe
4.5 stars BMW X4 review: The SUV for people who want a coupe By Joe Simpson

BMW has refreshed its X4, the SUV with a sporty, coupe attitude. It's the sassy sister to an X3 and competitor to Mercedes GLC Coupe and Porsche Macan... Read more

Volkswagen Arteon review: A four-door coupe with added spice
4.0 stars Volkswagen Arteon review: A four-door coupe with added spice By Joe Simpson

The Arteon is Volkswagen's replacement for the Passat CC and a much better car, with a genuine style of its own, high equipment levels and strong tech... Read more

Hyundai Kona Electric review: The everyman's EV is a near-perfect crossover
4.5 stars Hyundai Kona Electric review: The everyman's EV is a near-perfect crossover By Mike Lowe

The Korean maker's all-electric SUV, the Kona Electric, is an affordable entry into the EV market; ideal for families looking to cut emissions.... Read more

BMW i8 review: The eco supercar
4.5 stars BMW i8 review: The eco supercar By Joe Simpson

BMW hybrid electric supercar gets updates, including a bigger battery, four years after launch. Still amazes with its performance and style.... Read more

Mini Convertible Cooper S review: Topless fun
4.5 stars Mini Convertible Cooper S review: Topless fun By Chris Hall

The Mini Convertible Cooper S is probably the best small convertible you can buy - but there are some compromises to consider.... Read more

Lexus LC500 review: A rare and wonderful GT
4.5 stars Lexus LC500 review: A rare and wonderful GT By Mike Lowe

The first front-engine/rear-wheel drive Lexus, this 2+2 GT with naturally aspirated V8 engine is a hoot to drive - and a rare sight on the UK's roads.... Read more

Hyundai Nexo review: Heralding hydrogen's future?
Hyundai Nexo review: Heralding hydrogen's future? By Mike Lowe

The Nexo is Hyundai's second hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, but with limited UK fuel sources and a circa £65K price tag can this SUV ever catch on?... Read more

BMW i3 review: Living with the ultimate electric car?
4.5 stars BMW i3 review: Living with the ultimate electric car? By Joe Simpson

We’re living with BMW’s futuristic electric city car for two years. It’s fast, fun to drive, looks odd and has a Manhattan loft interior... Read more

Volkswagen e-Golf review: The easiest way to go electric
4.5 stars Volkswagen e-Golf review: The easiest way to go electric By Joe Simpson

The 2018 VW EV plug-in e-Golf provides a bigger battery with more range. Is the electric Golf the perfect, emission-free Volkswagen?... Read more

Kia Stinger GT S review: Korea’s spicy alternative to the German mainstays
4.5 stars Kia Stinger GT S review: Korea’s spicy alternative to the German mainstays By Joe Simpson

Say it slowly: K-i-a Sting-er G-T. Nope, it still sounds funny.Excuse us for poking fun at a name, but can you imagine walking into a party and saying... Read more

BMW X2 review: Into the blue?
4.0 stars BMW X2 review: Into the blue? By Joe Simpson

The BMW X-series car revolution began in 1999, with the X5. Since then we've had X6, X4, X3 and X1. But BMW has never made an X2. Until now.So what is... Read more

Here's the Audi Q8 in pictures: How good is the new premium SUV?
Here's the Audi Q8 in pictures: How good is the new premium SUV? By Mike Lowe

This is the brand new Audi Q8, the German company's top-end premium SUV, as unveiled at the Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen, China, on 5 June 2018.It's no... Read more

Audi Aicon: A look at the fully autonomous future, arriving 2021
Audi Aicon: A look at the fully autonomous future, arriving 2021 By Joe Simpson

What does the future look like? It's a perennial question, one that for cars feels more pertinent than ever. What you're looking at here is the Aicon,... Read more

Jaguar i-Pace review: The electric SUV game-changer
5.0 stars Jaguar i-Pace review: The electric SUV game-changer By Joe Simpson

After months of teasing we're in Portugal and behind the wheel of Jaguar's great future hope – the i-Pace electric SUV. It's the first of the mainstream... Read more

Suzuki Swift Sport review: Hot hatch thrills for supermini cash
4.0 stars Suzuki Swift Sport review: Hot hatch thrills for supermini cash By Chris Pickering

The old Suzuki Swift Sport was a bit of a cult car. It wasn't the fastest hot hatch around and it certainly wasn't the most luxurious, but its free-revving... Read more

Skoda Karoq review: Simply clever?
4.5 stars Skoda Karoq review: Simply clever? By Joe Simpson

This is the Skoda Karoq, which, as the little brother to the 7-seat Skoda Kodiaq SUV, joins the ranks to replace the Skoda Yeti.There will be a few people... Read more

Jeep Grand Cherokee review: A comfortable, commanding cruiser
4.0 stars Jeep Grand Cherokee review: A comfortable, commanding cruiser By Max Langridge

Looking for a large SUV that's comfortable on-road and exceptional when the terrain veers away from the Tarmac? The Jeep Grand Cherokee could well be the... Read more

Mini Cooper S Hatch review: Small in stature, big in personality
4.5 stars Mini Cooper S Hatch review: Small in stature, big in personality By Chris Hall

Mini has refreshed the Hatch, the 3-door model that most closely resembles the British classic, loading the 2018 model with more tech, more premium features... Read more

Tesla Model X review: The ultimate electric SUV?
4.0 stars Tesla Model X review: The ultimate electric SUV? By Alistair Charlton

With all eyes on the difficult birth of the Tesla Model 3 - a mass-market electric car mentioned by some in the same breath as the Ford Model T and Mini... Read more

Range Rover P400e review: Is this plug-in hybrid the best 4x4 by far?
4.0 stars Range Rover P400e review: Is this plug-in hybrid the best 4x4 by far? By Chris Pickering

Large SUVs have been the default choice for luxury car buyers ever since the original Range Rover came along and redefined our concept of off-roaders nearly... Read more

Kia Soul EV review: Good, green SUV fun
4.0 stars Kia Soul EV review: Good, green SUV fun By Chris Hall

The Kia Soul EV was launched in 2014 as one of the first pure electric cars on the road. It's unique in a number of ways, not least because it made an... Read more

Range Rover Sport SVR review: Land Rover lets its hair down
5.0 stars Range Rover Sport SVR review: Land Rover lets its hair down By Chris Pickering

Does anyone really need a Range Rover that can hurl itself from 0-60mph quicker than a Ferrari F355 while making a sound like a thunderstorm trapped in... Read more

Volkswagen Passat GTE review: The best plug-in hybrid estate to buy?
4.0 stars Volkswagen Passat GTE review: The best plug-in hybrid estate to buy? By Joe Simpson

Are you ready to plug-in yet? In an environment where many are shunning diesel, yet where many petrol models still don't deliver stellar fuel economy (and... Read more

Audi A7 review: A tech-packed grand tourer
4.0 stars Audi A7 review: A tech-packed grand tourer By Chris Hall

The launch of the Audi A8 was the start of something new. While Audi seems to release lots of new cars all the time, the Audi A7 is one of new generation:... Read more

Volkswagen Golf review: Staying on top of the game
4.5 stars Volkswagen Golf review: Staying on top of the game By Joe Simpson

The Volkswagen Golf is Europe's best-selling car. When we reviewed the MK 7 back in 2013 it gained a coveted full-marks score. But five years is a long... Read more

Audi RS4 review: Return of the fast estate king
4.5 stars Audi RS4 review: Return of the fast estate king By Joe Simpson

Audi owns the fast estate car genre. Mercedes might make some enticing AMG-models which allow you to bring the dog and kids along, but no car defines that... Read more

Jaguar E-Pace review: The savviest SUV on the road?
4.0 stars Jaguar E-Pace review: The savviest SUV on the road? By Joe Simpson

"E-Pace? Is that the electric one then?," asks a man inspecting our Jaguar SUV as we're taking photos of it for this very review.Despite Jaguar launching... Read more

Audi R8 RWS review: The rear-wheel supercar that purists will pine for
Audi R8 RWS review: The rear-wheel supercar that purists will pine for By Leon Poultney

Audi is a company that preaches all-wheel-drive technology. Its famous Quattro system has won numerous rally titles, ushered various Le Mans racers to... Read more

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: Top of the class
4.5 stars Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: Top of the class By Joe Simpson

How much do you want an SUV? It might have escaped your notice, but every other car we now review seems to be an SUV or crossover. And every time someone... Read more

Volvo XC40 review: The most sophisticated small SUV
4.5 stars Volvo XC40 review: The most sophisticated small SUV By Joe Simpson

The XC40 is Volvo's third SUV, and its smallest to date. It slots in below the larger XC60 and biggest-of-the-bunch XC90, being the first time the company... Read more

Subaru XV review: A crossover with real substance
4.0 stars Subaru XV review: A crossover with real substance By Chris Pickering

Carmakers struck gold when they came up with the idea of the crossover. Combining the convenience of a hatchback with the rugged off-road image of an SUV... Read more

DS 7 Crossback review: Tech meets luxury flair, but it's not all savoir faire
4.0 stars DS 7 Crossback review: Tech meets luxury flair, but it's not all savoir faire By Chris Hall

The DS 7 Crossback is an important car for DS Automobiles. It represents the start of something new. Announced as a new brand in 2014, this is the first... Read more

Peugeot 5008 review: Reinventing the family MPV
3.5 stars Peugeot 5008 review: Reinventing the family MPV By Joe Simpson

The last Peugeot 5008 was a traditional MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle). And nobody wants one of those anymore. So for 2018, the 5008 has been reinvented as... Read more

Honda Civic (2017) review: Classic hatch gets a millennial makeover
4.5 stars Honda Civic (2017) review: Classic hatch gets a millennial makeover By Joe Simpson

The Honda Civic is a funny old car. It's a real challenge to pinpoint who, exactly, it's aimed at, yet equally difficult to fault – despite historically... Read more

Lexus RC 300h review: The coupé conundrum
3.5 stars Lexus RC 300h review: The coupé conundrum By Mike Lowe

There's something to be said for rarity. When sighting an unusual car it turns heads because it bucks the familiar trend. Which is exactly what the Lexus... Read more

Alfa Romeo Stelvio review: A stellar SUV not to be overlooked
4.0 stars Alfa Romeo Stelvio review: A stellar SUV not to be overlooked By Mike Lowe

Say hello to Alfa Romeo's very first SUV. Yep, the heritage Italian brand has finally stepped up to the big-boy plate with the Stelvio. Which is, in essence,... Read more

Jaguar I-Pace first drive: Ice driving with the all-electric Jag
Jaguar I-Pace first drive: Ice driving with the all-electric Jag By Stuart Miles

The Jaguar I-Pace is the company's new all-electric SUV. In many people's minds it represents the future of the British brand. It's Jaguar Land Rover's... Read more

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