Road Tests

Toyota Camry Excel


The Toyota Camry returns to the UK with a hybrid-only powertrain. Stately and serene, Richard Gooding finds that Toyota’s spacious saloon is a quietly understated and economical machine

Ford Transit Trend Double Cab-in-Van

Richard Gooding discovers that the re-engineered Ford Transit debuts segment-first mild-hybrid technology and has undergone a strict lightweight diet for improved efficiency

Road Test: Hyundai Nexo Premium SE


The Nexo marks the arrival of Hyundai’s second-generation fuel cell technology. Richard Gooding finds it an impressive and potentially long-range zero-emission contender

Jaguar I-PACE


Its sporty performance, zero tailpipe emissions, long range, and premium-brand style has ensured the Jaguar I-PACE has made a big impact on the zero-emission car market

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First Drive: LEVC TX Vista


The black cab is a London icon, and like all the best icons, it’s undergone a reinvention. Fresher and cleaner, Richard Gooding takes a ride in the zero-emissions capable LEVC TX

2019 Kia Sportage


The latest incarnation of the Kia Sportage SUV offers 48V technology to lower emissions and improve economy. Richard Gooding sees if the beliefs eclipse the benefits

First Drive: Volkswagen e-Crafter

The Volkswagen e-Crafter spearheads the company’s all-electric light commercial revolution. Richard Gooding finds that it offers an accomplished sign of things to come

First drive: Honda CR-V Hybrid EX AWD

Richard Gooding discovers Honda’s first European-bound SUV with a hybrid powertrain impresses with its technology, space and efficiency

First drive: Volvo V60 D3 Inscription Plus

The new V60 reinvents the mid-size Volvo estate for a new generation. Richard Gooding finds that a range of efficient engines, premium features and luxurious finishes enhances its appeal

Toyota Corolla Excel 1.8 Hybrid CVT

After an absence of 13 years and with petrol-electric powertrains to the fore, the Toyota Corolla is back in the UK. Richard Gooding drives the hybrid-focused model range

Road test: Hyundai Kona Electric Premium SE 64KWH

The Hyundai Kona Electric is the first EV to bring a near-300 miles of range to the affordable end of the electric car market. Richard Gooding finds very few flaws

Road test: Ford Transit Custom

Efficient engines, revised looks and an improved car-like cabin will maintain the popularity of the Ford Transit Custom, reports Richard Gooding