June 2014

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf

Electric car take-up has been comparatively slow, and a recent SMMT Test Day at Millbrook gave a brief opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Nissan Leaf to try one out for the first…

Nissan Qashqai 1.2 DIG-T

Nissan Qashqai 1.2 DIG-T

We caught up with the newly-updated Qashqai during a recent SMMT Test Day at Millbrook. Interestingly, Nissans UK Engineering Centre is, at Cranfield, not far from Millbrook, and they use the proving ground extensively for development testing….

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Powershift

Traditional thinking is that a 1 litre engine is just too small to be matched to an automatic transmission effectively, so we were very interested to try out this recently introduced combination at a recent…

Skoda Yeti Outdoor

Skoda Yeti 2.0TDI Outdoor

  The opportunity was too good to miss at SMMT’s recent Test Day to try the little Skoda soft-roader on Millbrooks’ off-road course, particularly in view of the torrential rain of the day making ground conditions treacherous….

5 door Mini

MINI 5-door hatch launched

Just months after launching the new MINI Hatch, MINI has today announced an expansion to the model range with the addition of an entirely new body variant – the MINI 5-door Hatch. It’s the first…