Road Tests

Making its mark

With over 167,000 Insignias sold in the UK, Vauxhall’s D-segment challenger is a popular fleet choice. Richard Gooding sees how the green virtues translate into added benefits

Outlander PHEV

While hybrid vehicles usually carry a premium over their diesel or
petrol equivalents, Mitsubishi has priced the Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) the same as its diesel variant.

Leon king

Economical, well-equipped and nicely built. SEAT’s Leon Ecomotive has more than a handful of jewels in its eco car crown

A new engine
 for the Zafira Tourer

The Zafira Tourer builds on the success of the ‘classic’ Zafira, but with added space, practicality and a new refined 1.6 CDTi engine for improved fuel economy and lower emissions

Green, thrilling diesel

Created with fleets in mind, the latest Volkswagen Golf GTD marries performance with both low emissions and high fuel returns

Clean Clio

With 88.3mpg and 83g/km promised, the Renault Clio dCi S&S (Stop&Start) ECO is one of the cleanest small cars on sale. Richard Gooding drives it and sees just how green a red car can be

A luxury hatch hybrid

With CO2 emissions of 94g/km, the Lexus CT 200h is a premium badge car with attractive tax benefits for company car drivers and fleet operators

Eye-opening i3

Roland Rendell relishes the opportunity to put BMW’s range extending variant of the ground-breaking i3 through its paces

Rio's Grand

Not necessarily the first car to spring to mind when thinking of an economical small hatchback, the Kia Rio doesn’t just shine; it really shows you all it can. Richard Gooding prepares to be dazzled

Volkswagen e-Up first drive

Volkswagen's first production electric vehicle, the e-Up, is a technologically and ecologically advanced version of its new city car. Richard Gooding went to Volkswagen UK's technical centre in Milton Keynes to find out more

A bolt from the blue

With diesel more expensive than petrol, can clever
technology prove that high fuel returns needn’t mean filling up from the black pump? Richard Gooding tests the Volkswagen Polo BlueGT with cylinder deactivation

Striking a good balance

The Honda Civic, with its new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine, promises an outstanding balance of high fuel economy, low emissions and dynamic performance. So has it achieved this?

Business as usual

A firm fleet favourite, the Ford Mondeo has received a raft of revisions, including the introduction of an environmental model aimed at the business market. Richard Gooding drives the 112g/km Ford Mondeo Zetec Business Edition 1.6 TDCi

Is it a masterpiece?

Roland Rendell is impressed by the real-world fuel-economy achieved in the Citroën C4 Picasso

Eco Golf brings economy to the fore

With lowest-ever emissions thanks to fuel-saving and environmental technologies, Volkswagen’s Golf BlueMotion has been reborn. Richard Gooding takes a closer look