Car

BMW 2-series Active Tourer 225xe (2016) review

The new BMW 2-series Active Tourer 225xe is the smallest of Munich’s now five-strong plug-in hybrid range. This MPV – which is available to order now for £35,155 – arrives with the 330e and 740e, and joins the existing X5 xDrive40e and i8 variants. All combine a petrol combustion engine with an electric motor and a battery pack that can be plugged in to a ... Read More »

Infiniti Q30 1.5d Premium (2016) review

Sitting somewhere in the high-riding hinterland between a hatchback and a crossover, the Infiniti Q30 looks like a marketing manager’s dream – especially when you add a sprinkling of ‘premium lifestyle’ image to the mix. Is it enough to extract habitual German car buyers from their Audi, Mercedes-Benz or BMW, though? Isn’t it just a tall A-Class? The Q30 shares ... Read More »

Ice to meet you: first off-road drive in the new 2016 VW Tiguan

The old VW Tiguan has gone out with a bang. Despite having been around since 2008 (usually seen ahead of a caravan or horsebox), 2015 year was its strongest-selling year ever – despite a brand-new version in the pipeline: this one. No pressure, then. We’ve been driving a pre-production car in the extreme cold of Sweden’s Arvidsjaur testing facility to ... Read More »

Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder (2016) review

If there’s one thing that sets the Lamborghini Huracan aside from its obvious Maranello and Woking rivals, it’s the engine. Where the Ferrari 488 has followed the McLaren 650S down the self-righteous path towards downsized, turbocharged enlightenment, Lamborghini has stuck to its naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10. The beauty of this is that you get instant throttle response and sweet, sweet ... Read More »

Ford Ranger Wildtrack (2016) review

The third-generation Ford Ranger set a new standard when it was launched back in 2011, with car-like comfort and handling, low running costs and a 3.5t towing capacity. But with the bar raised even further by newer competition, will this modest facelift be enough to keep the pickup punters keen? Meaner and bolder; inside and out On the outside, chief designer ... Read More »