By CJ Hubbard Head of the Bauer Automotive Hub, road tester, organiser, extremely variable average wheel count View all Volkswagen Reviews ► Purpose-built MPV on-sale now ► Replaces van-based Caravelle ► An even better way to seat seven Vans make the most practical people carriers, no doubt. The boxy shape is great for passenger space and luggage. But even modern …Read More »
Peugeot 408 review (2023): wild-looking crossover rated
By Tom Wiltshire Bauer Automotive staff writer; enjoys Peugeots, naturally-aspirated diesels, column shifts and steel wheels View all Peugeot Reviews ► Peugeot’s new 408 crossover driven► Plug-in hybrid 225 version tested► Brilliant or bizarre? We decide The new Peugeot 408 is intended to be the brand’s most desirable car yet – from a styling, positioning and branding perspective, rather than boring considerations such …Read More »
Nissan Qashqai e-Power hybrid (2022) review: EV without the plug?
By Keith Adams Devout classic Citroen enthusiast, walking car encyclopedia, and long-time contributor to CAR View all Nissan Reviews ► Nissan’s clever e-Power Qashqai tested► It’s technically a range-extender► How does it feel to drive? Pity poor Nissan. The third-generation Qashqai is a massive improvement over what came before – razor-edged styling means it stands out in a market packed …Read More »
Vauxhall Grandland (2022) review: losing the X factor?
By Alan Taylor-Jones Bauer Automotive’s new cars editor, although just as happy behind the wheel of a classic View all Vauxhall Reviews ► Facelifted Grandland drops the X► Petrol, diesel and hybrid available► We try the simplified range in the UK What’s in a letter? Seemingly quite a lot, as the 2022 Vauxhall Grandland joins its SUV stablemates in dropping …Read More »
Vauxhall Grandland GSe (2023) review: Where’s the fun?
By Alan Taylor-Jones Bauer Automotive’s new cars editor, although just as happy behind the wheel of a classic View all Vauxhall Reviews ►296bhp PHEV tested► GSe-specific suspension tweaks► 41-mile EV range There’s an awful lot going on with the Vauxhall Grandland GSe. To get the headline 296bhp there’s a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine and electric motor driving the front wheels, …Read More »