Road Tests

The LEVC Tx e-City

Black cabs are going green

The black cab: a London icon recognised the world over and a vital part of London’s transport system. Convenient and functional, the vehicle is a deservedly popular sight on London’s roads. And also the safest…

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Volvo SUV family - with the new XC40 on the right

XC40 – a worthy Car of the Year!

“What Car” Car of the Year 2018, European Car of the Year 2018 and Autocar “Game Changer”, the list of awards dished out to Volvo’s XC40 compact SUV just keep on coming, despite the presence…


The Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine. Courtesy of Car Buyer

Volvo XC60 Twin Engine: Hybrid Luxury

Throughout the long and noble history of Volvo, the brand has been associated with sober, serious, and above all safe cars and estates. Rarely have they or their products made UK headlines, save for one…


the 2017 Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60 – the safest car in the world!

Increasingly, many drivers are choosing SUV’s, not least because they believe them to be safer than less imposing cars. Sadly, this is not necessarily true as their very height and resulting high centre of gravity…


Renault Captur

Renault Captur – a good catch?

  The Renault Captur, launched in 2013, is now a familiar sight on Britain’s roads. Indeed, not only was it Renault’s best-selling vehicle in the UK in 2016 with 25,841 sold, it was also Europe’s…


Ateca

Seat Ateca: Award-Winning Excellence

Not so long ago, Seat was a fledgeling car manufacturer in Spain, a country not renowned for vehicle manufacture. Struggling along for years by making nondescript variations of previous-generation Fiats, they achieved few sales, or…




Volkswagen Polo

No holes in Volkswagen’s Polo

We make no apologies for being  concerned about both the potential health hazards of diesel cars and their propensity for running up big bills in later life as the expensive systems needed to reduce their…