Road Tests

A real-world mpg hero

The Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC came out top in the 2014 MPG Marathon, an annual real-world fuel efficiency test over 330 miles. Angela Pisanu gets behind the wheel to see just how frugal it is

Chatty van

Over 2.5 million Citroën Berlingos have been sold since 1996. GreenFleet examines the qualities of the small French panel van

Viva Vivaro!

Fresh looks, fresh engines and fresh technology. Richard Gooding inspects the latest LCV consignment from Vauxhall

A more family-friendly round of Golf

A Volkswagen Golf not large enough? VW’s ubiquitous family hatchback range is broadened by the arrival of the larger new Golf SV. More practical than the regular hatchback, it offers versatility to match that of the traditional Golf Estate. But what other benefits does it serve up?

Occupying the Octavia

Angela Pisanu reports from behind the wheel of the cleanest and most fuel-efficient Škoda Octavia yet, the GreenLine III 1.6 TDI

New Power Generation

Economical, smart-looking, practical and good value. The Hyundai i10 ups its game

Joined-up thinking

Has Ford played a masterstroke by ditching the diesel and installing a 1.0-litre petrol engine into a small commercial vehicle?

Economical executive express

Can high fuel returns be achieved in the luxury of a high‑specification model? Aimed at businesses, Richard Gooding assesses the lowest-emitting Volkswagen Passat Executive 2.0 TDI

Efficiently electric

The all-electric Volkswagen Golf has finally arrived. Promising a blend of qualities for which the German hatchback is known with zero emissions, Richard Gooding sees if the e-Golf delivers

Relay switch

The new Citroën Relay promises higher levels of standard equipment, extended service intervals and more fuel efficient engines as well as lower emissions

Blue Drive thinking

With European looks, a well-appointed cabin and a fuel-sipping appetite, the Hyundai i30 no longer plays catch-up with the competition

A Capable Combination

Toyota’s Yaris was the first small car range in Europe to feature full hybrid technology. Richard Gooding finds out if it offers much benefit over conventional petrol superminis

Nissan’s 
zero-emission van

Following on from the success of the Leaf, Nissan has released an electric version of its NV200 small van, and has already seen some significant business orders. Angela Pisanu takes it for a drive on the streets of Barcelona.

New 308 redefines itself

Peugeot has laboured over the new 308 to create a significantly different offering from its former model. It is lighter and more fuel efficient, with emissions low enough to make it a serious contender in the fleet sector

Talented Transit

Once described as the ‘backbone of Britain’, 2.3 million Ford Transits have been sold in the UK. The sixth-generation has just arrived