Eighth Report A tight schedule, hundred of miles to travel and a brace of electric cars in for test has meant that my long-term Kuga has been even more precious than ever. Two trips, one to Warwickshire and another to Worcestershire meant that the electric vehicles I had on test would have been pushed to the […]

SsangYong Musso Rhino LWB Automatic

Tenth Report A stay of execution means this is not the final goodbye for the SsangYong, retirement having been pushed back so we can dovetail (or is that mid-air refuel?) my eventual migration to different wheels for this page. The extra month is great news, though I am a bit jittery about the editor prising […]

Suzuki Across 2.5 PHEV E-Four Automatic

Second Report It doesn’t feel like such a long time ago that, with a couple of new SUVs on the way, traditionally retail sales-weighted Suzuki was sizing up fleet opportunities with some competitive diesel engines. That groundwork and relationship-building has held firm in the meantime, but hybrids are at the forefront today and the Across […]


Second Report I’m not normally into designer labels – I don’t care whether my T-shirt was made by Stella McCartney or Stella in Mansfield – but there is one item of clothing about which I admit to snobbery. I absolutely will not wear jeans unless there’s a little red tab that reads ‘Levi’s’. I know […]

Vauxhall Astra SRi NAV 1.5 TURBO D

Fourth Report At the end of the last report, we were still in Devon enjoying a well-needed holiday, and I’m happy to say the Astra performed admirably. We stayed in the countryside near Totnes, and the navigation app Waze delighted in taking us along single-track B-roads at every opportunity, which was a great test of […]