First Drive News

Nov 7, 2014
Big cities have been crying out for a tiny car that's nimble and easy to park. Luckily, Smart has finally got around to making an new version of its Fortwo. Here's our verdict.
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Nov 5, 2014
The new Mazda 2 faces a raft of recently revamped rivals in the supermini segment, such as the VW Polo and the Vauxhall Corsa. We find out if it has enough to mix it with the best.
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Nov 4, 2014
The Audi A7 3.0 BiTDI sits at the top of the face-lifted A7's diesel range. It's fast and luxurious, but is it the best A7 you can buy? We drive it in the UK to find out.
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Nov 3, 2014
Kia is set to launch its first electric car in the UK. The Soul EV looks great, but high-tech typically brings high prices. Can this stylish EV really ever add up?
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Nov 1, 2014
The winner of this test needs to offer a budget price and low running costs, but without big compromises
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Oct 31, 2014
Kia is looking to improve refinement, comfort and practicality with its third-generation Sorento. Is it a compelling rival to the Hyundai Santa Fe and a cut-price rival to Volvo’s all-new XC90? We find out.
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Oct 30, 2014
Improved refinement and comfort, and an aggressive-looking style update are good news for the updated Nissan 370Z Nismo, but a big rise in price could be a major issue
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Oct 30, 2014
The Skoda Yeti Monte Carlo has a stylish look and extra equipment to add to the Yeti's already proven talents, but at £24,390 can it justify the extra price over the standard car?
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Oct 29, 2014
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is BMW's first attempt at both a practical MPV and a front-wheel-drive car, and we've driven the 218i version for the first time in the UK.
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Oct 29, 2014
The new Ford Focus gets an upgraded interior, cleaner, more frugal engines and improved handling for its 2014 face-lift. Do these changes help it muscle its way back to the top?
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