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Volvo XC90 T8 - front
Road tests

New Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid review

1 Feb, 2016

Plug-in hybrid version of our Car of the Year hits Britain

Bentley Continental GT front
In-depth reviews

Bentley Continental GT review

Bentley's sumptous two-door coupe remains a great cruiser, but is now even faster and more capable to drive

Mazda 3 hatchback 2016 SKYACTIV Diesel - front tracking
Road tests

New Mazda 3 diesel review

22 Jan, 2016

Does smaller, greener diesel boost the stylish Mazda 3 hatchback’s appeal?

BMW 3 Series Touring front cornering
In-depth reviews

BMW 3 Series Touring review

The BMW 3 Series estate takes the saloon's winning formula of performance, handling and economy and adds a large dose of practicality

Ford Mustang - front
Road tests

Ford Mustang V8 review

30 Dec, 2015

We get behind wheel of the muscular 412bhp V8 in right-hand drive form in the UK. Does it live up to the legend?

Features

Generation Game: New Vauxhall Astra vs original Mk1

16 Dec, 2015

Over 30 years separate first and latest Vauxhall Astras - we hit the road to compare them

Mercedes A200d front action
Road tests

Mercedes A200d 2015 review

11 Dec, 2015

The updated Mercedes A200d premium diesel hatch is well equipped, but what’s it like to drive?

Alpina D3 Touring front action
Road tests

Alpina D3 Touring review

4 Dec, 2015

345bhp Alpina D3 Touring estate is the closest you’ll get to a BMW M3 Touring

Mercedes A 250 AMG front
Road tests

Mercedes A 250 AMG review

20 Nov, 2015

Mercedes A-Class has been updated, and we try the A 250 AMG - the hottest front-wheel-drive model

Volvo XC90 R-Design front
Road tests

Volvo XC90 R-Design review

31 Oct, 2015

Racy trim level gives our Car of the Year, the excellent Volvo XC90, a sharper look

Nissan X-Trail front tracking
In-depth reviews

Nissan X-Trail review

The Nissan X-Trail has morphed from rugged 4x4 to car-like crossover, and will appeal to a much wider audience as a result

Alpina D4 - front action
Road tests

Alpina D4 review

25 Sep, 2015

The Alpina D4 Convertible is an entertaining alternative to BMW’s M4

Mitsubishi ASX - front cornering
Road tests

Mitsubishi ASX 2015 review

4 Sep, 2015

Updated Mitsubishi ASX crossover gets new 1.6-litre diesel engine

Skoda Octavia Scout long-termer - header
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Skoda Octavia Scout

11 Aug, 2015

It’s no off-roader, but crossover estate is making a strong case for itself

Skoda Superb Estate - front action
Road tests

Skoda Superb Estate 2015 review

24 Jul, 2015

Spacious, well equipped Skoda Superb Estate is now great to drive and stylish, too

Peugeot 208 - front cornering
Road tests

New Peugeot 208 BlueHDi 2015 review

10 Jul, 2015

Can mid-life refresh keep 208 supermini competitive?

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 1
News

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 confirmed for production

30 Jun, 2015

Bentley bosses claim dramatic two-seat Aston Martin DBS rival is all but certain to go on sale in next few years

Chevrolet Camaro reveal at Goodwood Fos
News

Euro debut for Chevrolet Camaro muscle car at Goodwood

27 Jun, 2015

Chevrolet chose the Goodwood FoS as the perfect spot to reveal the new Camaro for its European debut.

Ford S-MAX 2015 - front
Road tests

New Ford S-MAX 2015 review

26 Jun, 2015

Ford's sporty S-MAX seven-seater has been updated and it’s a far more grown-up proposition as a result

SEAT Leon SC Cupra and ST Cupra
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: SEAT Leon Cupra

24 Jun, 2015

Final report: Racy three-door makes way for more practical stablemate - but we’ll miss it

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