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Audi e-tron 55 quattro: long-term test review

Audi e-tron 55 quattro: long-term test review

Mileage: 200 milesEfficiency: 2.1mi/kWh So you’re tempted by the idea of an electric car, but still worried that when you do need to charge up mid-journey, the infrastructure will let you down? Don’t be. That’s our first lesson with the Audi e-tron, the latest addition […]

Volkswagen California Ocean: long-term test review

Volkswagen California Ocean: long-term test review

Mileage: 1,889Economy: 32.9mpg I’ve always been a bit of a fair-weather camper. The prospect of setting up a tent in the pouring rain, or traipsing up a mountain in the biting wind, isn’t my idea of fun. Having somewhere warm and dry to retreat to […]

BMW 320d M Sport: long-term test review

BMW 320d M Sport: long-term test review

Mileage: 1,601Economy: 51.2mpg I’m lucky. I’m one of the few journalists who have already spent a lot of time with the new BMW 3 Series – and only a handful of months after the car officially went on sale. Things started back with a development […]

Honda CR-V Hybrid: long-term test review

Honda CR-V Hybrid: long-term test review

Mileage: 827Economy: 36.9mpg Having arrived only last week, our new green machine, the Honda CR-V Hybrid, is the newest car on the Auto Express fleet. I was quite excited to get the keys; the potential for saving money on fuel is pretty appealing. I don’t have […]

Hyundai Santa Fe Premium SE: long-term test review

Hyundai Santa Fe Premium SE: long-term test review

Mileage: 1,276Economy: 38.5mpg  How far has Hyundai come? The company’s products have never been more competitive than they are today, able to go toe to toe with big names in the mainstream car market, but can they really outclass those top-sellers on quality? Its new […]

SEAT Tarraco SE Technology: long-term test review

SEAT Tarraco SE Technology: long-term test review

Mileage: 1,658Economy: 44.5mpg SEAT is very proud of its Spanish heritage, so much so that nearly every model in its current line-up is named after a town or area in Spain. The Ibiza, Leon, Arona, Ateca and Alhambra all follow this formula, and so does […]

Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Nav+: long-term test review

Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Nav+: long-term test review

Mileage: 1,250Economy: 40.9mpg  It’s hard to cover up the smile on my face, because I know I have the keys to a Mazda MX-5 for the next six months. My last three cars have been saloons, so the prospect of a two-seater sports car as the weather starts to […]

Skoda Fabia SE L: long-term test review

Skoda Fabia SE L: long-term test review

Mileage: 904Economy: 38.8mpg  We’ve welcomed a fresh supermini to our fleet. Say hello to our very new and very blue Skoda Fabia 1.0 TSI SE L, which we’ll be taking to task over the next six months on test. Why the Fabia? Here and now […]