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16th May 2014
PetrolBlog review of 2014 Nissan X-Trail

Old school 4×4, updated: new Nissan X-Trail review

PetrolBlog flies to sunny Portugal to review the all-new 2014 Nissan X-Trail and discovers that it's an old school 4x4 SUV updated for a new generation.
29th April 2014
Volvo V40 T5 R-Design review on PetrolBlog

Volvo V40 T5: Terminal Velocity

The hair-raisingly rapid Volvo V40 T5 R is something of a stealth missile. At least, it would be, if it wasn’t so very, very blue. Daniel Bevis reports.
24th April 2014
Jeckyl and Hybrid - Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design

Jeykll and Hybrid: Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design

The new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid R-Design is here. Now, even more than ever, the eco-warrior estate car can show its full Jekyll and Hyde characteristics.
18th March 2014
2014 Vauxhall Meriva review on PetrolBlog

Counting sheep: driving the Vauxhall Magnolia

PetrolBlog takes a drive through the Somerset countryside in the new 2014 Vauxhall Meriva. Whisper this, but the new 1.6-litre diesel engine is quite good.
4th February 2014
2014 Volvo XC70 review

Growing old gracefully: the Volvo XC70

PetrolBlog reviews the 2014 Volvo XC70 and finds that, whilst it remains a class act in so many ways, it's no longer the default choice in the segment.
3rd February 2014
PetrolBlog 2014 Peugeot 308 review

Peugeot 308 plays Golf. Peugeot wins.

The PetrolBlog review of the all-new Peugeot 308. Take it from us, it's a highly credible, convincing and - dare we say it - premium five-door hatchback.
27th January 2014
2014 Peugeot RCZ R review on PetrolBlog

R Rated: the Peugeot RCZ R reviewed

The Peugeot RCZ R is a reminder that Peugeot knows how to make a thrilling performance car. Which is potentially great news for the 208 and 308. Bring it on
20th January 2014
Peugeot 208 GTi Dawn Raid

The hot hatch, remastered: Peugeot 208 GTi

PetrolBlog reviews the Peugeot 208 GTi and finds that, after two weeks, it shows its true colours as a thoroughly modern interpretation of the hot hatch.
13th January 2014
PetrolBlog review of 2014 Nissan Qashqai

2014 Nissan Qashqai: the best family car you won’t buy

PetrolBlog flies off to Madrid to review the all-new British-built 2014 Nissan Qashqai. And the conclusion? It's probably the best family car you won't buy.
8th January 2014
10 reasons to buy a Fiat Panda 4x4

10 reasons why you need a Fiat Panda 4×4

What's PetrolBlog's favourite 4x4? Why it's the Fiat Panda 4x4 of course. Here are 10 reasons why you need one in your life. Just ask a Tuscan hill farmer.
23rd December 2013
2013 MG3 3Style PetrolBlog review

MG’s super mini: MG3 3Style

There's a lot resting on the MG3 - it's a very important car for MG. PetrolBlog spends a week with the MG3 3Style and finds its character rather endearing.
28th November 2013
PetrolBlog review of the Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer

Off the beaten track: Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer

The Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer has hopes of mixing it with the Allroad, Alltrack, Outback and XC70. It's an accomplished car. But will that be enough?