The latest car first drives from our team

2016 Mercedes E-Class Estate dynamic First Drive 3 years ago

2016 Mercedes E-Class Estate first drive review

The E-Class Estate has always been first choice if you want the biggest boot. We test the new one to see if it’s still king of the load, and a match for the excellent saloon.
2016 Renault Grand Scenic First Drive 3 years ago

2016 Renault Grand Scenic first drive review

With its striking, SUV-inspired styling and gangsta-sized 20-inch alloys, the all-new Scenic is cooler than a warehouse full of Magnums. Does it also have the practicality, versatility and comfort to meet modern family demands, though?
2016 Kia Optima PHEV First Drive 3 years ago

2016 Kia Optima PHEV first drive review

Kia’s family saloon gets a new plug-in hybrid version with super-impressive efficiency figures, but a sensible pricetag. Question is, is it any good?
2016 Kia Optima Sportswagon First Drive 3 years ago

2016 Kia Optima Sportswagon first drive review

The Kia Optima Sportswagon is a family estate car that competes with popular rival wagons like the Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia and Volkswagen Passat. It’s not the strongest in the class for driving manners, but it’s spacious, stylish and sensational value for money.
2016 Ssangyong Tivoli XLV First Drive 3 years ago

2016 SsangYong Tivoli XLV first drive review

Budget brand SsangYong has invented a new niche by adding more room and more equipment to its popular Tivoli SUV, but is it any good? We test drive it in the UK to find out.
2016 Volvo V40 D4 R-Design price First Drive 3 years ago

2016 Volvo V40 D4 R-Design first drive review

Volvo is on a roll right now, but to ensure its most popular model can keep up, it has been given a mild refresh for 2016. We drive the quick, efficient D4 model in the UK
2016 Scirocco GTS 2.0 TSI handling First Drive 3 years ago

2016 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS first drive review

We drive the Scirocco GTS, one of the sportiest versions of VW's likeable coupe - does it still have what it take to take on modern coupes and hot hatches? We test it to find out.
First Drive 3 years ago

New 2016 Renault Megane first drive review

Like previous Meganes, the latest version of Renault's family hatchback aims to appeal to buyers with its style and technology. So, is it a winning formula?
New 2016 Honda NSX First Drive 3 years ago

New 2016 Honda NSX first drive review

Twenty-seven years since the launch of the Ayrton Senna-inspired original, the new NSX is finally here. Our early impressions suggest it’s a worthy rival to the Audi R8, Porsche 911 and McLaren 570S. Not a bad start, then
2016 Renault Clio cornering First Drive 3 years ago

New 2016 Renault Clio first drive review

The Renault Clio has always been a solid choice for anyone looking at a supermini, but it now has revised looks, an upgraded interior and a new engine/gearbox combination.
2016 Porsche 718 Cayman First Drive 3 years ago

2016 Porsche 718 Cayman first drive review

The latest version of the Cayman is a radical departure, with the naturally aspirated flat-six engines binned in favour of more powerful and more efficient turbocharged four-cylinder units. Essential progress, or is Porsche guilty of tearing the heart out of one of the greatest sports cars of all time? We give you the warts-and-all lowdown.
2016 Volvo S90 D4 Momentum First Drive 3 years ago

New 2016 Volvo S90 first drive review

We’ve already been very impressed with Volvo’s new V90 estate car having driven it in Spain, but how does its saloon sister fare when faced with a bigger challenge – British roads?
First Drive 3 years ago

2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid first drive review

The Ioniq is the first car to be launched with three different electrified powertrains, but is that enough to give it the edge over the Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf and more conventional diesel hatchbacks?
2016 Porsche Macan GTS First Drive 3 years ago

2016 Porsche Macan GTS first drive review

The Macan is the latest Porsche to receive the GTS treatment, creating the most driver-focused version of what is already regarded as one of the most driver-focused SUVs.
2016 Mercedes GLC 350d Coupe First Drive 3 years ago

2016 Mercedes GLC Coupe first drive review

We drive the sportier version of the Mercedes GLC – which keeps its four doors, but gains a slinkier body, new engines, and lowered suspension for improved handling.