Kia Niro Hybrid 4 1.6 GDi Automatic

First Report You just know within seconds of settling behind the wheel of Kia’s Niro that the designers had endless meetings discussing ‘how can we make customers feel really cosseted in this car?’ And it has paid off handsomely. When you get in and out, the electric driver’s seat – standard on the equipment-laden 4-specification […]

RANGE ROVER EVOQUE D180 R-DYNAMIC HSE AWD AUTOMATIC

Final Test You tend to get a very different perspective on a car when it clocks up most of its mileage crawling in city traffic, and so it has proved with the Evoque, which has spent much of its time confined to London. It quickly became evident that out on the motorway the D180 is […]

Range Rover Evoque R-Dynamic HSE D180 AWD Automatic

Fourth Test   Did you know that of just 16 highly prized official Dark Sky Reserves worldwide, five are here in the UK? And that the latest – Cranborne Chase – was added only last year? That puts this wild and remote Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) – straddling Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Dorset – […]

RANGE ROVER EVOQUE D180 R-DYNAMIC HSE AWD AUTOMATIC

Third Test   It’s not every day that Range Rover gets to celebrate its 50th anniversary, and it’s certainly not every day you get to star in the celebrations. But that’s what happened when – as temporary keeper of the Evoque – I was invited to a party with a difference.   ‘Arrive in the […]

RANGE ROVER EVOQUE D180 R-DYNAMIC HSE AWD AUTOMATIC

REPORT 2   When the alarm went off at 23.07 (precisely), I had just dozed off. So, it seems, had my neighbours. It had been a long, hot, sticky, sleepless week in central London during a punishing heat wave. Half-dreaming, I fell out of bed, fumbling for my shorts, the car key and front door […]