Car reviews and road tests
The petrol-engined Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion appeared on the scene before the VW emissions scandal broke; it was already one of the firm’s solutions to diesel emissions, making more sense to the majority of buyers than a diesel model.
The Ford Focus ECOnetic 1.5 TDCi is a perfect example of the brand’s aim to offer cars that offer excellent economy and a good driving experience at an affordable price without resorting to complex and expensive hybrid technology.
If you’re bored with German cars then the DS5 offers something more individual and distinctive.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport, now available with the new 2-litre diesel engine, combines good on-road manners with the usual impressive Land Rover off-road ability, and it even offers seating for seven.
In the premium compact saloon class, the BMW 3 Series seems to have had things all its own way for a long time, however all that has changed with the appearance of the new Jaguar XE.
If you want a premium family saloon that’s good to drive, very comfortable, and capable of 70mpg on the motorway, then the latest BMW 320d ED could be the one for you.
The new Mazda MX-5 is light and compact, it looks good, it offers a direct driving experience, it’s affordable and relatively economical – what’s not to like?
Beating Spirit has been reviewing cars for nine years, and in that time we’ve never reviewed a pick-up truck because they’re not known for being efficient, however everything seems to have changed with the latest Mitsubishi L200…
The Skoda Yeti combines a compact yet spacious body with a perfectly acceptable driving experience, decent economy, and the option of four-wheel drive.
Looking for a small family hatchback with a good combination of performance and economy, together with a good driving experience? The BMW 125d could be the answer.