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Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid review

Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid

We test Suzuki’s evergreen S-Cross SUV, which has been treated to a 48-volt mild-hybrid boost… Electrification is the current buzzword in the automotive industry. One day (maybe as soon as 2030 in the UK), all new cars will be fully electric. For now, petrols and diesels still make up the …

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World’s first tattooed car unveiled by Lexus

Lexus UX - world's first tattooed car

A one-of-a-kind Lexus UX has been designed and created by leading London tattoo artist Claudia De Sabe. Using a pure white car as her “canvas” and a Dremel drill tool in place of a fine tattooing needle, Claudia produced a sweeping design featuring koi carp along the entire length of …

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Renault Captur review

Renault Captur S Edition

When it was originally launched in 2013, the Renault Captur followed the Nissan Juke as a pioneer in the new compact crossover segment. A lot has changed since then and it’s now a crowded marketplace, with serious competition from the likes of the Volkswagen T-Cross, Ford Puma, Skoda Kamiq, Nissan …

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Ford Puma review

Ford Puma review

Once in a while a new car comes along that creates an instant buzz. The distinctive all-new Ford Puma is one such vehicle. Winner of a ‘car of the year’ award (What Car?) before the first customer cars have even been delivered, it should not be confused with the dinky …

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First big prize for impressive new Ford Puma

Ford Puma - Spain launch

The all-new Ford Puma compact SUV has been crowned What Car? Car of the Year 2020, beating off the challenge of 26 other category winners. Rivals for the overall Car of the Year title included the Skoda Scala, Range Rover Evoque and Tesla Model 3 among others, reflecting the diversity …

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Hyundai Kona review

Hyundai Kona review

The striking Hyundai Kona joins the fiercely competitive battle of the compact crossovers, but is it just a case of style over substance? What is it? Up until recently, the likes of the Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur virtually had the small SUV sector sewn up. However, within …

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Seat Arona review

Seat Arona review

The compact crossover sector has increased four-fold since 2015 and the latest example to hit the showrooms is the all-new Seat Arona. Sitting below the acclaimed Ateca SUV in the range, the Arona will do battle with the likes of the recently-launched Kia Stonic, Hyundai Kona, VW T-Roc and Citroen …

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Cardboard Skoda Karoq is a kids’ dream come true

Cardboard Skoda Karoq

Skoda has created a special one-off cardboard version of its all-new Karoq compact SUV. The handmade ‘Kid Karoq’ has been designed as the perfect play area for those who aren’t quite old enough to enjoy the many grown-up toys available in the brand’s all-new compact SUV. The life-size cardboard creation …

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Volkswagen T-Roc review

Volkswagen T-Roc review

The good looking T-Roc is VW’s intriguing newcomer in the hugely competitive compact SUV sector. Slotting in below the Tiguan and above the upcoming T-Cross, in terms of size it sits somewhere between the two Nissans that arguably started the small crossover craze – the Juke and Qashqai. Looking not …

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Ford EcoSport review

Ford EcoSport review

Three years on from its European launch, Ford’s baby SUV, the EcoSport, has been treated to a much-needed upgrade. A mild exterior makeover, new technology, more refinement and comfort, plus an extra engine and an all-wheel drive option, have transformed the car into a more serious contender in the blossoming …

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