March 31, 2015

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Review (2014/15): D6 AWD Geartronic R-Design Lux Nav

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Review

-+*We have the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid in for review and test, with the D6 AWD Geartronic R-Design Lux Nav offering impressive economy and performance. At a price. Volvo is busy reinventing itself as a maker of proper premium cars that aren’t German, and making a decent fist of it with newer cars like the V40 […]

Volvo S60 Review (2014): S60 D4 SE Nav 181 PS manual

Photo Volvo S60 D4 Drive-E

-+*We spend a week with the now quite venerable Volvo S60 D4, but this one has the new Drive-E 2.0 litre diesel with 181PS and improved economy and performance. Most of the Volvo news of late has been about the new XC90, and Volvo’s new range of engines – the Drive-E range – which look […]

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe review on video with Chris Harris

Photo Chris Harris Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

-+*With the Jaguar F-Type Coupe about to hit the road, Chris Harris takes the F-Type R Coupe on road and on track to see how good it is. In so many ways we wish Jaguar had delivered the F-Type Coupe before they delivered the F-Type Roadster; it seems to be so much the better car […]

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 […]

New Range Rover (2013): The Reviews (+video)

Photo of new Range Rover driving of desert road

-+*Media reviews for the 2013 Range Rover have been going on in Morocco this week, so we have a round-up and video. The first review drives of the new Range Rover have been going on in Morocco this week, and the praise for Land Rover’s new flagship have been pretty much universal. Sadly, Cars UK didn’t get […]

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Review: 640d M Sport (2012)

Photo of BMW 640d Gran Coupe

-+*We have the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe in for review and road test in the guise of the 640d Gran Coupe M Sport. Is the Gran Coupe a niche too far? Mercedes started the fad for the four-door coupe with the original CLS nearly a decade ago, since when most car makers have picked […]