SMMT event highlights pros and cons in modern car design


CDN writers give their takeaways from the annual SMMT test drive event

It is not often that we cover ride-and-drive events at CDN, but there is rarely a better chance to get a sense of how the market is developing than a visit to the SMMT’s annual test day.

Occupying the expansive Millbrook Proving Ground in the midlands and feeling more like a festival at times than a professional test day, the event lays host to effectively all the major car manufacturers and a handful of more niche names. Here are the key takeaways from our writers on site, some of which are good, others less so.

James McLachlan

Cars driven: Alpine A110, Volkswagen ID. Buzz, BMW Z4

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