Road Tests

Advanced Avensis

A long-standing player in the fleet market, the Toyota Avensis has undergone a refresh for 2016. GreenFleet finds increased efficiency, comfort, refinement, space, and technology are among the key attractions for fleet buyers.

PHEV Diary: Month six - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

GreenFleet’s sixth month with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sees it once again beat all previous monthly mileage totals, and as it reaches its penultimate report, other owners share their experiences with the big plug-in hybrid SUV.

First Drive: Citroën Dispatch

The 2016 Citroën Dispatch is the latest in a long line of light commercial luminaries from the French company, which includes the 1939 TUB (Transport Utilitaire série B) and the now‑fashionable Type H of 1947.

First Drive: 2016 Fiat Professional Fullback 2.4 LX

The one-tonne pick-up sector is growing in the UK, and the new Fiat Professional Fullback is the latest entrant. Armed with a competitive price and payload, in addition to well-proven Japanese mechanicals, has the Italian commercial vehicle manufacturer done enough to make it succeed among other more-established rivals? 

Fun is its forte

With over 1,900 changes, Richard Gooding finds the new Fiat 500 offers more equipment, more technology, as well as more efficient fun from its revised range of engines.

Business class

The DS 5 spearheaded the 2015 arrival of the standalone DS brand, and offers a different take on the executive car. GreenFleet also finds low emissions and touches of sumptuous aviation style.

A charged consignment

Electric motorcycles could be the perfect answer for urban delivery fleets wanting to cut both emissions and costs. Karl O’Sullivan takes a ride on the Vmoto E-Max 120LD+.

PHEV Diary: Month five - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The highest monhtly mileage tally, and the most efficient economy figure are two major highlights of the fifth month with our Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. A security vulnerability is the only downside.

First Drive: 2016 Citroën Dispatch and Peugeot Expert

The latest versions of the Citroën and Peugeot medium-sized light commercial vehicles were launched at the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Show. Richard Gooding drives the new pair in France and finds out how the car-derived underpinnings and technologies revitalise the French D-segment LCVs.

PHEV Diary: Month four - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Outlander PHEV’s eco-conscience isn’t just for the city: this month Richard Gooding finds out that the countryside is another (almost) ideal environment for the SUV’s low emission side nature.

PHEV Diary: Month four - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (2)

The Outlander PHEV’s eco-conscience isn’t just for the city: this month Richard Gooding finds out that the countryside is another (almost) ideal environment for the SUV’s low emission side nature.

Polo’s petrol prudence

The latest Polo BlueMotion switches to petrol power, consigning its diesel predecessor to the history books. More in keeping with current market trends, GreenFleet finds that the new economically-minded version of VW’s small car enjoys improved refinement but keeps its frugal nature.

Viva la eco-revolución

Vauxhall’s revived Viva model is a responsive and practical option for urban driving. Tommy Newell examines the benefits of the ecoFLEX option.

PHEV Diary: Month three - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Life with ‘our’ Outlander PHEV continues apace and with a more positive public rapid charging network experience, we can focus more on the big Mitsubishi’s comfortable and economical qualities.

Road test: Toyota Prius Business Edition

Toyota’s halo hybrid Prius has been comprehensively re-engineered and returns to its pioneering roots. Richard Gooding delves under the sharper styling and finds both impressive frugality and improved dynamics