Road Tests

Road test: Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid Premium SE

The Plug-in Hybrid is the last of Hyundai’s Ioniq family to arrive, but does it offer the best benefits of all-electric and hybrid running? Richard Gooding tops up his knowledge on the South Korean newcomer

Road test: SEAT Ibiza SE 1.0 TSI 95

A small car staple for almost 35 years, Richard Gooding finds that the fifth-generation SEAT Ibiza brings sharp-suited dynacism and petrol-powered economy to a fiercely competitive sector

Road test: Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 2.2 Turbodiesel 180

Alfa Romeo’s new compact executive sports saloon takes inspiration from its past, but also looks forward towards a more efficient future. Richard Gooding reports

Road test: 1999 Honda Insight

With news that a new US version of the hybrid-powered Insight will appear in 2018, Richard Gooding drives the first generation of Honda’s pioneering petrol-electric car

Road test: Toyota Prius Plug-in Business Edition Plus

The latest Prius Plug-in has a larger all-electric range, improved economy, as well as fleet-friendly lower emissions. Richard Gooding sees if it offers the best of both the electric and hybrid car worlds

Road test: Citroën C3 Flair BlueHDi 100 S&S

Economical, stylish, and comfortable, Richard Gooding finds that Citroën’s new diesel-powered small car has a broad range of talents

First drive: Peugeot Partner SE L2 Electric

Richard Gooding finds that a greater load length adds to the practicality of the all-electric version of Peugeot’s small commercial

First drive: Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.2 Q4 Milano Edizione

Named after an Italian mountain pass famed for driving satisfaction, does the first-ever Alfa Romeo SUV deliver on the same promise? Richard Gooding reports

First drive: Citroën Berlingo Electric L1 635 LX

Recently revised, the Citroën Berlingo Electric now offers more to LCV operators, including cost savings, as well as a larger L2 variant

First drive: Fiat Tipo Lounge 1.6 MultiJet 120

Good value, spacious, economical, and with low emissions, Richard Gooding finds that Fiat’s latest Tipo plays a strong fleet‑friendly hand

First drive: Smart Fortwo Cabriolet Electric Drive

While its two-seat layout may appeal less to some, the new Smart Fortwo Cabriolet Electric Drive has other benefits, including an improved range and a more efficient battery. Richard Gooding reports

Road test: Peugeot 3008 GT-Line BlueHDi 120

Peugeot has re-invented its people-carrying 3008 model, turning it from MPV to SUV. More stylish than before and with more upmarket aspirations, how does it face up to its new competition?

Road test: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Excel AWD 2.5L CVT TSS

On-paper, Toyota’s high-riding RAV 4 SUV now offers potential fuel and cost-saving benefits of a hybrid powertrain for the first time. How does it measure up in the real-world? Richard Gooding reports

First drive: Renault Zoe Dynamique R90 Z.E. 40

The Renault Zoe is the most popular electric vehicle in Europe, and a new version with a larger-capacity 41kWh battery is now available. Richard Gooding finds out what other benefits 
the revised Zoe has, aside from a longer 250-mile range

First drive: Renault Scenic Dynamique S Nav dCi 110

Futuristic looks, enhanced practicality, improved economy and lower emissions: the all-new Renault Scenic brings impressive qualities to the compact MPV class