Road Tests

A Nimble Giant

Honda has added its flagship 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine into the CR-V, giving drivers SUV size and practicality, with sub-120g/km emissions

An Appealing Apparition?

Small cars for fleets needn’t mean diesel-engined superminis. The petrol-powered Mitsubishi Mirage promises low emissions and good value. Richard Gooding sees if it’s just an illusion

The supersized Fiat 500

The Fiat 500L has been created for fans of the 500’s quirky character, but who need more space and practicality than the current two-door version gives.

Turning over a new leaf

Nissan hopes that its second generation Leaf will help stimulate a market that has so far failed to reach the giddy heights that many predicted, says Roland Rendell

Working class hero

The Ford Fiesta is the current darling of the small car market, but does it have what it takes to win over the car-derived van sector, too? Richard Gooding investigates

Evangelically Electric

The fully-electric Renault ZOE has finally hit UK roads. So what's it like?

A real box-ticker

The third-generation Škoda Octavia is comfortable, spacious, and a real fleet car box-ticker

Relative Values

Richard Gooding enjoys the space and pace of the SEAT Toledo SE 1.6 TDI Ecomotive

A lively disposition

Loud, lively and welcoming – the Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir is a true Italian personality

Coining it in

Roland Rendell has it large with Fiat’s Ducato 35 MultiJet II 16v LWB HR

Fuss-Free thriftiness

Richard Gooding enjoys fuss-free fuel economy in the Toyota Auris Hybrid

Living up to the zoom-zoom boom

With a 2.2 litre engine and strapping size, you wouldn’t expect the all-new Mazda 6 to be on good terms with the environment. But at just 108g/km CO2 it’s surprisingly planet-friendly

Efficiency Personified

Roland Rendell takes delivery of the BMW 116D, which in turn delivers a highly impressive mpg figure to go with all its other outstanding features

Green goddess

Citroen has taken its iconic name and been reinvented for the 2000s with the DS3. Although not as radical as the original, Richard Gooding finds out how the small car with the big name stacks up

An executive member of the small van club

Roland Rendell rolls in the Mini Cooper D Clubvan and finds a stylish, comfortable 
commercial option for fleets which is sure to turn a few heads