Autocar's most well-liked reviews of 2015

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Our review of the Dacia Duster tops the charts on Autocar for 2015

The versatile, rugged as well as cheap Dacia Duster is actually Autocar’s most well-liked review of 2015. Read on to find out what else joined This particular from the top 10. 

1 – Dacia Duster

Taking top spot in 2015 for the most read review is actually the implausibly cheap Dacia Duster, which seems too Great to be true. The fact which This particular tiny SUV is actually cheaper than a Ford Fiesta as well as a Smart Fortwo while its top-spec Laureate edition still undercuts an entry-level Skoda Yeti is actually mind-boggling

Don’t expect the Duster to be lavishly appointed, as a starting cost of £9495 gets you an Access-trimmed product with steel wheels as well as no radio. The mid-spec Ambiance gets a CD player, radio, USB as well as Bluetooth connectivity, while the range-topping Laureate equips the vehicle with air conditioning, an on-board computer, heated electric mirrors, cruise control as well as 16in alloys.

although the Duster isn’t out to compete against luxurious Range Rovers. Indtead, This particular majors on low-cost motoring, so with which in mind find out if the Dacia SUV can achieve its chief aim.

2 – Volkswagen Golf R

The hottest Volkswagen Golf currently on sale is actually second on our most-read list, as This particular all-wheel drive R product has redefined the hot hatch sector.

The 296bhp Golf, descendant of two generations of R32 Golfs, is actually capable of reaching 62mph in 5.1sec, or 4.9sec if you opt for the dual-clutch automatic gearbox, before going on to reach its electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

although the Golf R is actually not just a turbocharged track-derived car, This particular is actually also well appointed, with Alcantara as well as leather seats, climate control, Bluetooth, cruise control as well as bi-xenon lights coming as standard.

Read on to see how our review team got to grips with the class leader of the hot hatch sector

3 – Ford Ecosport

Completing the top three most-read reviews of 2015 is actually the Ford EcoSport, which was the Blue Oval’s attempt to breach the tiny SUV/crossover sector.

The 4×4 arena was not a fresh one for Ford, especially when This particular comes to importing such vehicles into the European market, as was the case with the Explorer in 1998. The Ecosport is actually an all-fresh car from the UK market, although was Ford’s second-generation product, as This particular was developed off the Fiesta platform originally for the Brazilian market.

The Brazilian-designed as well as Indian-built tiny SUV comes with three engine choices, including in a 123bhp 1.0 Ecoboost product, as well as two trim levels – Titantium as well as Titanium X.

See what we make of Ford’s first attempt at the crossover for the UK market.

4 – Vauxhall Mokka

Sticking with tiny crossovers, the Vauxhall Mokka is actually the next most-read review of This particular year, with This particular playing a pivotal role in helping revamp the Griffin-badged a new’s range.

The Mokka entered an already competitive sector, which is actually headed by the Skoda Yeti, Renault Captur as well as Nissan Juke, with Vauxhall stating which its primary aim was to get private owners spending their own money, rather than taking market share.

To do so is actually a big gamble, although This particular tiny crossover has numerous factors in its favour, including both two as well as four-wheel drive options, Great levels of equipment as well as a choice of two petrol as well as one diesel engine, as well as sharp styling.

We test the Mokka thoroughly to see if This particular tiny crossover can improve the perception of the Vauxhall brand

5 – Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6

Mercedes-AMG’s mad creation is actually next on the list. This particular was clearly not enough for Mercedes-AMG to keep the G-Wagen on the road simply by churning out iterations of This particular in more luxurious as well as ludicrously powered forms, as the review on its 6×6 product shows.

Six-wheel-drive off-roaders aren’t exactly a common sight, although This particular double cab pick-up began off coming from humble beginnings as a G320 CDI modified for the Austrialian army. AMG thought This particular would likely make a Great starting point for creating a product for Mercedes‘ most affluent clientele.

This particular lavishly appointed product features a 536bhp twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 under the bonnet, while passengers are treated to the same leather-clad Indoor found in the ordinary G63. Find out what the G63 6×6 is actually like to live with as we take on the dunes in Dubai.

6 – BMW X1

The second generation BMW X1 is actually the Munich-based company’s attempt to bring a fresher look to its entry-level crossover. The fresh X1 has quite a task on its hands as This particular is actually required to produce similar results as its cumbersome, awkward-looking predecessor, which notched up 730,000 sales worldwide in its six years of production.

The fresh X1 has been built on the same BMW UKL compact platform as the Mini as well as the BMW 2 Series MPV, with BMW also equipping This particular with the latest range of three as well as four-cylinder petrol as well as diesel engines.

This particular seems as if BMW has righted many of the wrongs which plagued the previous X1, despite its popularity, although read our full verdict on the BMW X1 to see if impresses in all areas. 

7 – Tesla product S

The Tesla product S was PayPal founder Elon Musk’s way of proving which green motoring doesn’t mean sacrificing luxury.

The Tesla product S became the first luxury electric car on the market, with the Palo Alto company positioning itself to take market share coming from BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz as well as Jaguar.

The facts speaks volumes, with the Tesla showing which its pace as well as range capabilities are Great enough to compete with its conventionally powered rivals. We find out whether This particular electric saloon has the panache, quality as well as character to match the others.

8 – Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade was another addition to an already congested crossover hatchback market in 2015, with This particular quirky product showing collaboration between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ American as well as European designers.

The Renegade is actually Jeep’s first fresh product in almost a decade, as well as is actually promised to be different to various other types coming from the brand as This particular aims for some of the market share dominated by the Mini Countryman, Renault Captur as well as the Vauxhall Mokka.

This particular all-fresh car uses the Fiat 500X platform, although This particular breaks coming from contemporary crossover hatchback norms with its tall boxy shape, which hails back to the Willy’s Jeep. This particular isn’t the only historical reference on the Renegade as its rear doors, lights as well as front grille all pay homage to the iconic military vehicle.

Read how reviewers get on ascertaining how different the Renegade is actually coming from its Jeep predecessors.

9 – Mercedes-Benz GLA

The Mercedes-Benz GLA is actually the Stuttgart-based a new’s attempt to find additional niches as the German premium brands all look to diversify their smaller car portfolios.

This particular tiny SUV is actually Mercedes way of utilising the versatile A-Class platform which has spawned not only the hatchback Benz although also the CLA variants. The GLA shares its engines with various other variants as well as, where applicable, the same torque-on-demand all-wheel drive system.

The fresh Mercedes-Benz GLA gets put through its paces by our review team, find out how This particular gets on.

10 – Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The king of hypercars as well as the first road-going vehicle to breach 1000bhp will always live long from the memory of motor enthusiasts.

The full review of the Veyron was originally done back in 2012, as well as the interest in This particular hypercar has failed to wane even three years on. However, the current VW dieselgate crisis has brought Bugatti back to the fore as a brand which may ultimately suffer from the Volkswagen Group’s cost-cutting exercise.

The product tested here is actually the Veyron Super Sport, which is actually fitted with the same turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine as the original although comes with 1183bhp as well as 922lb ft, allowing This particular to devour 0-62mph in 2.7sec as well as monster on to 253mph.

The Veyron Super Sport a feat of mechanical engineering, read on to see what various other amazing statistics This particular Bugatti will unearth as our road testers let This particular off its leash.

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