Hyundai ix35 Review: Premium 2.0 CRDi 4WD (2012 / 2013)

Exterior photo of blue Hyundai ix35 4WD reviewed

We’ve got Hyundai’s compact SUV come crossover – the ix35 – with 4WD in for review this week. Is the 4WD premium worth the extra? The Hyundai ix35 has been with us for three years now, and managed to turn the Tucson from a budget offering with limited appeal (apart from price) in to a […]

Volvo V70 Review: D5 R-Design Nav 2012 (2013 MY)

Volvo V70 R-Design exterior image

We’ve had the most traditional of Volvo Estates in for a week – the Volvo V70 with the D5 engine and R-Design extras – to review and road test. There once was a time when all Volvos were boxy and capacious, and a Volvo estate that sacrificed capaciousness for style was anathema. But that perception of […]

Jaguar XJ Review (2013 MY): 3.0 litre Diesel Portfolio

Exterior photo of 2013 Jaguar XJ

We’ve got the 2013 MY Jaguar XJ in Portfolio trim with the 3.0 litre diesel engine and the new eight-speed gearbox and stop-start in for review and road test. The ‘new’ shape Jaguar XJ – the one that didn’t look like a Jaguar should when it first appeared – has been with us for three years (well, since summer […]

Hyundai i30 Review: 1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive (2012)

Photo of white 2012 Hyundai i30

We have the Hyundai i30 Active 1.6 CRDi 110PS Blue Drive in for a week to review and road test. Is the new Hyundai i30 really a match for the VW Golf and Ford Focus? Hyundai probably won’t see it quite the same way (they have been in the business of making cars for more than 40 […]

Volvo V40 Review: D3 SE Nav (2012)

Exterior of 2012 Volvo V40

This week we have Volvo’s very promising new V40 in for review and test in the guise of the V40 D3 SE Nav manual. If the volume of traffic we’ve seen on Cars UK in recent months viewing stories, videos and photos of the all new Volvo V40 is anything to go by, the new […]