New Jaguar XE 2.0T review

We drive entry-level Jaguar XE with its new 2.0-litre turbo Ingenium petrol engine. It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since the Jaguar XE burst on to the compact executive scene waving the Union Flag with pride. But the most important Jag in a generation has passed its second birthday, and in this time it has picked up three Auto Express awards and firmly banished memories of the X-Type. Back in 2015 the XE was launched with just a small handful of engines, with the big news being the…

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New Nissan X-Trail 2017 facelift review

We climb behind the wheel of the facelifted Nissan X-Trail to see if the Qashqai’s bigger SUV brother has improved. With a facelifted version of the Nissan Qashqai already in dealers, it’ll come as no surprise to see that its platform-sharing bigger brother, the X-Trail, has been given the same treatment. We’ve driven the refreshed Skoda Kodiaq rival for the first time to see whether the updates go far enough. It’ll be the Kodiaq (crowned Best Large SUV at our New Car Awards 2017) that will give the new X-Trail…

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New Tesla Model 3 review

We take a short first drive in the new Tesla Model 3. Is this the game-changing electric car Tesla thinks it is?. It’s a marketer’s dream — the amount of hype behind the all-new Tesla Model 3. And, it has all been achieved with zero marketing spend from Tesla, the company run by billionaire Elon Musk. So, has all the hype been worth it? Today we had the chance to have a brief drive in Tesla’s most important car around the company’s factory in Fremont, California. With over 500,000 pre-orders…

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New Range Rover Velar 2017 review

We get behind the wheel of the sexy new Range Rover Velar, and it proves highly capable both on and off road. Everything Jaguar Land Rover touches seems to turn to gold. But with such award-winning success, and the sales growth to match, the expectation from each new launch continues to grow. So can the all-new Range Rover Velar prove the company still has the Midas touch? The Velar slots in between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport models, and brings a fresh look to the family. Slim…

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New Mazda CX-5 2.2d Sport Nav review

The second generation of the Mazda CX-5 has arrived in the UK. How does it compare to its SUV rivals? Mazda’s ability to offer genuinely fun-to-drive mainstream models at modest prices is something we’ve admired for years. But perhaps the hardest test of that philosophy is with the CX-5 SUV, the Japanese firm’s largest and heaviest car for Europe. The second generation CX-5 has now arrived in the UK, and after being impressed with it abroad, we’re driving it on some of Scotland’s greatest roads to see if it’s retained…

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