First Drive News

Aug 30, 2014
The family car class is packed full of talented models. Seat's Leon is one of the best - can Peugeot's 308 rival it for space, practicality and low running costs? We put them to the test.
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2014 Renault Twingo
Aug 29, 2014
The all-new Renault Twingo comes with a rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout to allow for more space inside the cabin, and a seriously tight turning circle for easy urban manoeuvres. We've just driven it.
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Aug 27, 2014
It's hard to keep up with Audi's rapidly expanding Ultra range. We've been impressed by the A7 and A6, and now we've tested the latest car to get this technology – the Audi A4 – which emits 109g/km of CO2
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Aug 26, 2014
We've already been impressed by the new VW Polo, and now we've driven the face-lifted diesel model, which has a more refined engine that promises to return over 80mpg.
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BMW i3
Aug 26, 2014
Electric motoring doesn't come much more desirable than the BMW i3, with its fantastic cabin and futuristic styling, but new rivals, including the VW e-Golf, are vying for its place as our favourite EV.
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2014 Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition
Aug 25, 2014
Bespoke exterior and interior trim and all the gadgets you could want, as well as a limited edition status, could make the MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition the best model in the range. We drive it to find out.
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Aug 24, 2014

The Golf GTI faces some stiff competition from the feisty Audi S1. Which one is the more talented hot hatch?

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Aug 23, 2014
We drive the petrol-powered Toyota Yaris. It's been extensively updated with new steering and suspension settings, and a refreshed interior. Can it now take on the class best?
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Aug 22, 2014
Petrol versions of the new Toyota Yaris are not quite up there with the best superminis in the class, but the hybrid model is one of the most affordable company cars on sale. We test it in the UK.
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Aug 21, 2014
Sportiva Nav trim brings bigger wheels, Brembo brakes and is reserved for the more powerful engines in the Giulietta range. It doesn't come cheap, though, so is it worth spending the extra? We test it in the UK.
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