Alfa Romeo Stelvio MPG & running costs

From £31,6907 You’ll pay a premium of just £800 for the more powerful of the two diesels, and given that they both return the same claimed fuel economy, that’s not a particularly difficult decision to make. In terms of specification, the standard car doesn’t come too generously equipped, so you’ll probably want to upgrade to …

Alfa Romeo Stelvio ride & handling

From £31,6907 Worthy of a real sports car.’ That’s how Alfa describes the Stelvio’s handling characteristics and, in this case, it’s a statement largely devoid of Turinese hyperbole. The Stelvio’s particular variety of tightly controlled pliancy comes as a very welcome surprise in this segment and is made all the more enjoyable by a fundamentally rear-driven chassis that …

Defender heroes: the people behind Land Rover’s definitive 4×4 -What does it take to make a car as crucial as the 2020 Defender? We meet five people who know

Nick Rogers, executive director of product engineering, was a vital cog in bringing the new Defender to fruition Rogers shows Cropley around the new Defender Land Rover are justifiably proud of latest Defender and keen to show it off Jim Morgan and his team were responsible for the Defender’s heavily updated electronics system Sophisticated test …

Volkswagen Polo Review

Volkswagen Polo From £14,5109 Since the 1976 original Volkswagen Polo reached these shores as a rebadged Audi 50, VW has conferred more than 1.4 million examples of the car to us Brits. For context, that’s some way short of the 4.5m or so Ford Fiestas sold since that model was introduced in the very same year, but it’s …

Mazda 2 GT 2017 Review

Mazda 2 GT 2017 From £12,5406 The range-topping version of Mazda’s recently updated supermini packs 113bhp. The 2 GT is certainly swift but bland to drive Mazda’s Skyactiv tech revolution transforms its cheapest model into a supermini capable of eclipsing many of its more established European rivals What is it? This is the ultimate version …