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Skoda Yeti Black Edition 4x4 2.0 TDI 140PS

Skoda Yeti Black Edition 4×4 2.0 TDI 140PS road test report and review

BLACK seems to be the new white, and this rather smart looking Skoda Yeti Black Edition is a rather special extension of the Yeti brood. The recently updated model features new styling front and aft and equipment upgrades, but other than that, Skoda have stuck to the practical, functional, go just about anywhere formula which has proved to be quite a hit for the brand.

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Audi Q3 2.0 TDI quattro S line (140 PS) S Tronic (6)

Audi Q3 TDI quattro S line 140 PS S Tronic road test report and review

THE Audi Q3 has recently had its mid-life facelift and now features the latest, deeper company grille and revised signature lighting which are the most noticeable external differences from the popular original model.
The interior has also benefited from a freshen up and now has a tidier, cleaner look, with the high quality black plastics of our test car being punctuated by brushed aluminium trimmings around the air vents, door handles, and on the major control surfaces.

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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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Volkswagen Tiguan Match 2.0 TDI 140PS review & road test report

Volkswagen Tiguan Match 2.0 TDI review & road test report

THE Volkswagen Tiguan, in its various guises, has been around since 2007, and despite its recent facelift, is beginning to show its age in my opinion, not having stood the test of time as well as the rest of the VW range.
Its chunky looks are in many ways timeless, but the front end and the car’s nose in particular, are the issue here.
The Tiguan is spacious inside and very comfortable to travel in. It’s also well kitted out for family duties, with aircraft-style fold-down trays on the back of the front seats, plenty of leg room and a decent sized boot.

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Skoda Rapid Spaceback SE 1.6 TDI 90PS DSG review, road test

Skoda Rapid Spaceback SE 1.6 TDI 90PS DSG road test review

SOME say Space is the final frontier, but for Skoda – well, it’s just another day in the office!
This week’s test car is the estate version of the Skoda Rapid, and as well as lots of space and practical storage solutions, it is available with a host of optional extras to complement an active lifestyle.
Glance through the brochure and you are really spoilt for choice, with various storage nets, roof bars, bags, bumper protectors, rubber mats, and even a large protective rear seat cover to stop Fido getting hair all over your nice smart seats!

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Seat Leon SC FR 2.0 TDI 150

SEAT Leon SC FR 2.0 TDI 150 PS road test review

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: The new SEAT Leon SC FR 2.0 TDI 150PS certainly looks the part, which what’s it like to drive. DAVID HOOPER has been finding out. THERE’S no doubt the new SEAT Leon looks the part with its sharp styling. Add to that its upmarket feel, high quality interior and very […]

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VW Golf Mk VII (2)

VW Golf 1.6 SE TDI road test and review: What price quality?

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: VW Golf 1.6 SE TDI: What price do you put on quality? DAVID HOOPER drives the new VW Golf 1.6 SE TDI and is reminded just how good today’s VWs are. I HAVEN’T driven anything Volkswagen for a few months, but my re-acquaintance with the brand quickly reminded me of […]

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Skoda Octavia Elegance 1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF road test report and review

Skoda Octavia Elegance 1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF road test report and review: Bigger is better!

Skoda Octavia Elegance 1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF road test report and review: Bigger is better! DAVID HOOPER says this Octavia is built for economy rather than speed. THE new Skoda Octavia range has taken a big jump upmarket and is now on a par with the Golf and Audi models in terms of quality. […]

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