Road Tests

The Italian light van

The new Fiat Doblò has not only had its looks refreshed for 2015, but has received technical enhancements to improve performance and efficiency

Fleet and frugal

The Škoda Rapid offers large space for modest money and the tax‑free GreenLine version appears to offer better value still. But, it pays to do the sums first as Richard Gooding finds out

Polished performer

The small car sector is one of the most competitive on the market. With every major manufacturer fielding ever more technological models, GreenFleet takes a closer look at one of the longest-standing. The recently refreshed Volkswagen Polo is 40 in 2015, but do the latest refinements continue the four decade success story? 

Less is more

The triple ‘Engine of the Year’ winner has been dropped into the even smaller Transit Courier. Does it add up to an even better package?

Refreshed and reinvigorated

The top-selling Vauxhall Corsa has been revitalised with new technology, smart looks and cleaner emissions. Richard Gooding sums up the changes

On and off-roading in the Panda Cross

The new Fiat Panda Cross combines off-road functionality with the practicality of a city car, finds Angela Pisanu

Flair and function

With a reputation for innovative models such as the Traction Avant, 2CV and DS, Citroën marks a return to its engineering-led roots with the C4 Cactus.

Together in electric dreams

The Sinclair C5 was set to revolutionise the urban landscape and provide emission-free, personal transport. On its 30th anniversary, we take a ride in Sir Clive Sinclair’s first electric vehicle

The hybrid compact SUV

Angela Pisanu tests the technology-packed Lexus NX300h, a petrol-hybrid compact SUV with bold looks and low-emissions

Le freak c’est chic

Both chic and cutting-edge, the all-new Renault Twingo carries on from where the first generation left off.

A celestial intervention?

With a high equipment count, low emissions and masses of interior space, the new Nissan Pulsar is a good value, clean family hatchback. But in which other areas does it shine?

The 500 crosses over

Fiat has added another model to its ever-popular 500 brand – the 500X – a 5-door compact crossover that stays true to its iconic Italian roots. Angela Pisanu reports from Fiat’s proving ground in Balocco, Italy

No excess baggage

The latest addition to Volkswagen’s Caddy nameplate has low emissions and a host of environmentally-friendly features to focus it on economy. Richard Gooding tests the new small commercial entry to the BlueMotion family

One is the magic number

Few market segments are as fiercely competitive as that of the city car. A new version of Citroën’s C1 has arrived with bold styling, myriad personalisation options and updated tech.

Range extender

The award-winning all-electric Renault Kangoo Z.E has been revised. Richard Gooding finds out if the small French LCV can handle longer journeys as well as the shorter distance trips it may be more used to