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VW Passat Estate 2015

New VW Passat range road test report and review

IN 41 years, 22m Passats have been sold worldwide, around 442,000 of them in the UK.

Not only is the latest Mk VIII “all-new”, say VW, but it marks the “biggest-ever jump in changes and features” of a model from them “or any other” car brand.

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VW Golf Estate SE 1.6 TDI BlueMotion road test report and review

VW Golf Estate SE 1.6 TDI BlueMotion road test report and review

THIS estate version of the latest Mk VII Golf, handy for Christmas shopping, is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor and its changed profile gives it a slightly sportier look while its practical virtues remain.

The boot, expandable to 1,620 litres, is 125 litres bigger than before and larger than average for a class which includes the Focus and Astra. The variable floor can be set at two levels above a basement – itself giving extra storage around the skinny spare wheel as well as a space for the canvas luggage cover when it’s not in use.

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Ford EcoSport 1.0 Titanium review (5)

Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost 5-speed manual road test report and review

Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost 5-speed manual road test report and review: The quirky looking machine from Ford is called the EcoSport, but does it live up to its name? DAVID HOOPER has been finding out. THE Ford EcoSport is basically a jacked-up Fiesta, similar in concept to the Ford Fusion from a few years […]

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Porsche Macan S Diesel roadtest review

Porsche Macan S Diesel road test report and review

Mention Porsche and most people will think of the 911, Boxster, or even Cayman – few will think family runabout – but this gorgeous new Macan S is just that – and it really is surprising just how much “stuff” you can get in the back!

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Peugeot 108 review and road test report

Peugeot 108 Active 1.0 road test report and review

THIS diminutive little Peugeot 108 is is the French manufacturer’s version of the joint project between Toyota, Peugeot and Citroen, the fruit of which is this little beauty seen here, which in Peugeot’s case, has taken over from the 107.

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Skoda Fabia

Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI SE L review and road test report

ON its way for the New Year is an all-new Skoda Fabia, shorter and lighter than the current model but claiming to be roomier inside and, for what was once the joke backward brand of British motoring, a serious venture to bring (with a few evident teething problems) smartphone technology into a small family car.

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Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Allure review and road test report

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Allure review and road test report. KEITH WARD reports on an automotive ground-breaker. THIS particular version of the Peugeot 3008 Crossover was billed on its introduction nearly three years ago as the world’s first diesel electric hybrid car.  It impressed then, with its punchy performance, a 70-plus official mpg rating, free annual […]

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Mitsubishi ASX road test report and review

Mitsubishi ASX review and road test report

Mitsubishi ASX road test report and review by KEITH WARD MITSUBISHI is a relatively small player on the current UK car scene, a minnow selling a modest 1,000 vehicles a month, so less than a half of one percent of the market and only eight per cent of the throughput here of its biggest fellow-Japanese […]

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