** COVID-19 UPDATE 03/11/2020 **
Lockdown MkII has seen a couple of cancellations below (Mazda & KIA), but most Press car offices are soldering on with the usual precautions in place (Audi / Alfa Romeo / Jeep / LEVC) – and for that I and many other scribes are most grateful.
Below is detailed my 2020 test drive schedule and diary of forthcoming launch and drive day
events, with the latest additions at the top. Please click on thumb for a larger image.
Full road tests and first-drive impressions are available to current calendar date.
Commissioning editors, please drop me a note from the Contact Me page to discuss your content requirements – I look forward to hearing from you.
Festive Season wheels : 2020 Suzuki Swift Sport : 21st December – 4th January, 2021
Audi A1 Citycarver : 14th – 21st December
London EV Company VN5 Electric Van : 9th – 14th December
CURRENTLY ON TEST
2021 MINI Countryman SE hybrid : 2nd – 9th December
CANCELLED (Lockdown 2) See January, 2021
2020 KIA Sorento ‘2’ Hybrid : 25th November – 2nd December
2020 Jeep Renegade 4xe hybrid : 18th – 25th November
EVENT CANCELLED (Lockdown 2 – See February, 2021)
MODEL RANGE MEDIA DRIVES : 13th November
Includes: 2020 Mazda CX-5, 2020 Mazda MX-5, 2020 Mazda2, Limited-edition Mazda MX-5 R Sport,
Mazda3 (Skyactiv-X), Mazda CX-30 100th Anniversary Edition,
MX-5 2.0 Convertible 100th Anniversary Edition.
2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio : 11th – 18th November
2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio : 4th – 11th November
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 de 4MATIC PHEV : 28th October
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 e 4MATIC PHEV : 28th October
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 e PHEV : 28th October
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 EV 4MATIC : 28th October
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250e PHEV Shooting Brake : 28th October
2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300e PHEV Estate : 28th October
2020 Mercedes-Benz A 250 e PHEV saloon : 28th October
2020 Nissan Navara N-Guard : 27th October – 3rd November
Nissan X-Trail : 20th – 27th October
2020 KIA Sorento UK media launch : 15th October
2020 (updated, more here) Suzuki Ignis : 13th – 21st October
2020 Octavia Hatch : 6th – 13th October
2020 AUDI A3 Sportback : 28th September – 5th October
2020 SEAT Leon : 21st – 28th September (more here)
Volvo V90 cross Country D5 AWD Plus : 4th – 21st September
Polestar 2 : 29th August.
Mitsubishi Outlander (Petrol) : 20th August – 1st September
Volkswagen Golf Mk8 : 28th July
Subaru XV e-Boxer : 27th July – 3rd August
KIA Soul EV : 22nd – 29th July
Subaru Forester e-Boxer : 10th – 17th July
SKODA Superb iV PHEV : 16th – 23rd June.
SKODA Citigo e-iV : 9th – 16th June.
COVID-19 came a callin’
MINI Electric : 20th March
Jeep Compass : 9th – 19th March
2020 Peugeot 2008 : 2nd – 9th March
Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 : UK Media Launch : 27th February
KIA e-SOUL EV : UK Media Launch : 26th February
2020 Peugeot 208 : 24th February – 2nd March
Mercedes-Benz eVito Electric Van : 17th – 24th February
SKODA Kamiq SE L, 1.5 TSI DSG : 10th – 17th February.
2020 Nissan Juke : 22nd – 29th January.
KIA XCeed First Edition : 17th – 24th January.
Jaguar F-Pace Chequered Flag Edition : 15th – 22nd January.
MINI 5dr Cooper ‘Exclusive’ manual : 8th – 15th January.
HONDA CR-V Hybrid 2.0i-MMD SR AWD eCVT: 3rd – 10th January.