Road tests

Range Rover

20 Apr, 2005

While Reva's NXG doesn't use petrol, this supercharged version of the new Range Rover Sport certainly does, returning a miserly 17.8mpg. But then it is the fastest model that Land Rover has ever made.

Road tests

Reva NXG

20 Apr, 2005

There are plenty of people prepared to talk about saving the planet by driving green alternatives to petrol-engined cars. But how many do you think are actually prepared to put their money where their mouths are and get behind the wheel of one?

Road tests

Caterham Seven CSR 260

20 Apr, 2005

The average life-cycle for a modern car is around seven years, but a legend takes longer to develop. Caterham's Seven has been on sale for nearly half a century, yet only now have engineers given the classic its most significant update ever.

Road tests

Skoda Octavia

20 Apr, 2005

In this year's Auto Express Driver Power survey, 87 per cent of old-model Skoda Octavia owners said they would buy another.

Road tests

BMW M6

20 Apr, 2005

There aren't many supercar firms that are household names. Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche all instantly spring to mind, but now BMW thinks it should be added to the ranks of exotic car makers.

Road tests

Mazda 5

20 Apr, 2005

Not everything is what it seems in today's new car market. We have roadsters as practical as superminis, saloons as fast as supercars and people carriers that look like hatchbacks.

Road tests

Toyota Aygo

20 Apr, 2005

Small is big news this year, so it's no surprise few cars are as eagerly anticipated as Toyota's neat little Aygo.

Long-term tests

Ford Focus

19 Apr, 2005

Everything's changing at the moment.

Long-term tests

Volvo V50

19 Apr, 2005

There have been two major surprises to running the V50 for the past eight months and 17,000 miles. Firstly, it's proved more practical than many in the office believed possible, and secondly, we've met an unexpected mechanical fault.

Road tests

Hyundai Sonata

13 Apr, 2005

For some time now, Korean cars have been cheap and reliable - but one thing they've lacked is style. Well, Hyundai's all-new Sonata is bidding to change that with European design cues and a higher-class package.