A part-time seven seater MPV that’s good to drive and not too expensive? Ford might just have filled a very specific niche…

Volkswagen Golf SV 2015 620x277

The Volkswagen Golf Plus was never a car to tug at the heart, but offered a handy practicality boost over the standard Golf. Now it’s been renamed as Sportsvan, or at least it has in Germany where that sounds like a good name. Over here it’s accepted that it’s neitherContinue Reading

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2014 620x277

When it comes to developing cars for new segments BMW is developing quite a knack at making something for everyone. The Bavarian firm may often come in for harsh criticism in this regard but in the case of its new 2 Series Active Tourer it looks set to win overContinue Reading

Toyota’s Verso had a pretty significant facelift last year, but still lagged behind some of its incredibly competent rivals from Citroen, Ford, SEAT and Vauxhall. In a bid to woo buyers to the smart looking Verso, the Japanese firm has borrowed some diesel engines from BMW and slotted them underContinue Reading

Toyota Verso 1.6 Diesel 2014 Specs 665x297

[button link=”http://www.frontseatdriver.co.uk/2014/02/first-drive-toyota-verso-1-6-diesel/” color=”orange”]Road Test[/button] [button link=”http://www.frontseatdriver.co.uk/2014/02/toyota-verso-1-6-diesel-2014-gallery/” color=”orange”]Gallery[/button] [button window=”yes” link=”http://www.toyota.co.uk/find-a-dealer”]Find a Dealer[/button] [button window=”yes” link=”https://www.toyota.co.uk/brochure”]Brochure[/button] [button window=”yes” link=”https://www.toyota.co.uk/test-drive”]Test Drive[/button] Model Tested: Toyota Verso Trend 1.6 Diesel The Toyota Verso range starts at £17,765 for the Active 5-Seat 1.6 Petrol, rising to £23,995 for the Excel 7-Seat 1.6 Diesel. Good andContinue Reading

Nissan’s Note was a worthy if unremarkable small MPV. Easy to drive, but lacking any kind of wow factor, it was exactly the sort of car that a power-hungry, oversteer-loving road tester would avoid. Now there’s a new Note, so does this one strike a chord or is serving upContinue Reading

It might look like a van with windows, but the Peugeot Partner Tepee shares more with the 308 hatchback than it does with any commercial load-lugger. Those van-like looks actually mask what is a surprisingly capable car. Granted, you won’t want to be looking in this direction if high performanceContinue Reading