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Category : Road Tests

Road Test: Ford Ranger Limited

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

It’s not hard to see why Ford’s Ranger remains one of the UK’s most popular pick-ups, says Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Volkswagen Crafter

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s new Crafter is arriving in UK showrooms, at least with front wheel drive,  says Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Ford Transit Auto

5 months ago / 0 comments

Six-speed automatic transmission should open up market sectors for Ford’s Transit, says Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Iveco Daily Electric

7 months ago / 0 comments

Iveco has improved its electric Daily option for last mile delivery, says Dan Gilkes.

Iveco Natural Power

7 months ago / 0 comments

If not electric, this could be the time for natural gas to shine, says Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Isuzu D-Max AT35

9 months ago / 0 comments

Any of the UK’s growing number of 4×4 pick-ups will happily tackle a trip away from the tarmac. Indeed most provide far more off-road performance than their owners will ever require. There are customers however, in … Read More »

Road Test: Ford Transit Connect

10 months ago / 0 comments

Today’s urban LCV driver has a lot to cope with, from positioning the van in unprecedented levels of traffic, congestion zones, sat navs and flashing blind-spot indicators, to dodging cycle couriers and pedestrians staring at smartphones. … Read More »

First Drive: Toyota Hilux

10 months ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Pick-up PRICE £19,177–£29,435 FUEL 36.2–40.4mpg co2 185–204g/km Toyota’ s Hilux pick-up has for many years been a by-word for the tough truck sector. With more than 18m sold throughout the world since 1968, Hilux … Read More »

Road Test: Nissan NV300

1 year ago / 0 comments

Nissan’s NV300 van goes on sale in November and John Kendall looks behind the familiar face.

First Drive: Fiat Talento

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fiat has replaced the PSA-based Scudo with Renault-based Talento, says Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Peugeot Expert / Citroën Dispatch

1 year ago / 0 comments

Peugeot and Citroën’s new Expert and Dispatch offer a much improved drive, says Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Mitsubishi L200

1 year ago / 0 comments

Mitsubishi unveils Euro 6b engines in the Series 5 L200 line-up. Dan Gilkes reports.

First Drive: Fiat Fullback

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fiat Professional is joining the pick-up sector, with the launch of Fullback, says Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Volkswagen Crafter

1 year ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is keen to boost its sales in the increasingly competitive conversion market, with a growing array of pre-bodied Engineered To Go models available, along with the more specialised Engineered For You … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen Amarok

1 year ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Pick-up  POWER 163/224hp  LOAD AREA 2.52m2  CO2 199g/km Having turned the pick-up market upside down by offering the original Amarok pick-up with a range of 2.0-litre engines, when all major competitors had 2.5 and … Read More »

First Drive: Peugeot Expert / Citroën Dispatch

1 year ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Mid-weight van   LOAD VOLUME 4.6–6.1m3   FUEL 46.3–55.3mpg   CO2 133–151g/km Peugeot and Citroën have unveiled all-new Expert and Dispatch mid-weight vans. Unlike previous models, both will be offered in three body lengths, on two … Read More »

First Drive: Iveco Daily

1 year ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Large van   GVW 3.5–7.2 tonnes   FUEL n/a   CO2 n/a The onward march of the Iveco Daily continues with the launch of the latest version, bringing a number of revisions to the ‘Bullnose’­­­ … Read More »

First Drive: Ford Ranger

1 year ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Pick-up PRICE £18,095–£26,245 FUEL 31.7–43.5mpg CO2 171–234g/km Ford has facelifted its Ranger pick-up with improved technology and the promise of increased fuel economy. While most competitors are looking to down-sized engines, Ford … Read More »

Road Test: Renault Kangoo

1 year ago / 0 comments

Renault was among the first to announce the availability of a complete line-up of Euro 6 engines for Kangoo, a year before the introduction of the emission standard on September 1 this year. Though … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Caddy

2 years ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen had already decided to offer the latest Caddy with a choice of Euro 5 and Euro 6 diesel engines before last year’s exhaust scandal. The 102hp EU6 was to be the first available, … Read More »