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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

Honda Jazz Crosstar review

Honda Jazz Crosstar review

You’ve got to hand it to Honda. In one fell swoop, they’ve erased the Jazz’s reputation as the car of choice for senior citizens and created one of the coolest, most advanced superminis on the market. The distinctive fourth generation model comes in two flavours – standard Jazz hatchback and …

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Cost of electric cars causing roadblock

Electric car charging bay

More drivers than ever plan to ‘go electric’ when they next change their cars, but the high cost of EVs is slowing the switch to zero emissions motoring. Nearly eight-in-10 drivers (78%) think that pure electric cars are still too expensive when compared to conventional vehicles of a similar size, …

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Isuzu D-Max is ‘safest pick-up on the market’

Isuzu D-Max 2021

The all-new Isuzu D-Max has become the first pick-up truck to score a maximum five-star safety rating in the tough new Euro NCAP crash tests. Isuzu claims the D-Max delivers “strength and durability”, plus “smart new styling and impressive safety technology with improved off-road performance”. It’s fitted with a wide …

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Subaru Forester e-Boxer review

Subaru Forester e-Boxer review

Subaru is a hidden gem of the UK automotive market. Elsewhere, in countries such as the US and Australia, the Japanese company’s cars are more appreciated and sell in much bigger numbers. The brand’s capable 4x4s are renowned for their durability and owners are intensively loyal, holding onto their cars …

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UK’s favourite new car colour revealed

Volkswagen ID.3

Grey was the most popular new car colour of 2020 in the UK, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Almost a quarter (24.3%) of all new cars sold were grey (397,197) and it’s the third year in a row that it …

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New Dacia makes a ‘big’ statement

Dacia Bigster Concept

Renault’s Romanian budget brand Dacia is going places. Just look at the newly-revealed Dacia Bigster Concept. When it finally goes on sale in 2025, the chunky SUV will top the range, slotting in above the best-selling Duster. Dacia says the boldy styled 4.6-metre-long 4×4 will deliver “a larger, more capable …

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is still No 1

Mitsubishi-Outlander-PHEV

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ended 2020 as the UK’s best selling plug-in hybrid SUV once again. It has been a best-seller every year since it was launched – that’s overall PHEV for five years and SUV PHEV for six. Clearly 2020 had its challenges, but it also proved to be …

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Peugeot 2008 review

Peugeot 2008 review

Peugeot is enjoying something of a renaissance. Following the successful reinvention of its 3008 and 5008 models, the 2008 has also now been transformed into a bold crossover. Available with both petrol and diesel engines, plus an all-electric version (badged e-2008), the range is priced from £21,030. Peugeot markets the …

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UK milestone for electric vehicles in 2020

Citroen e-C4 review

Despite all the challenges of the pandemic, 2020 was a landmark year when it came to sales of battery electric vehicles with twice as many sold last year compared to 2019, and a total of more than 200,000 registered since 2010. The RAC’s analysis of new figures from the Society …

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UK’s Top 10 best-selling cars in 2020

Ford Fiesta

The automotive industry faced one of its most challenging years in 2020, contending with national lockdowns, plus factory and dealership shutdowns. Despite the pandemic, 1.63 million new cars were registered in the UK, compared with 2.3m in 2019 – a decline of nearly a third (29%), and the lowest total …

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