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Ford Puma Hybrid Car Review

It’s a time of mourning. As of July 2023, the Ford Fiesta is no more. So, what does that mean for the world of small(ish) Fords? Well, you can still have a Ford Focus, but that’s due to be canned in 2025, and there’s also the Puma. The crossover Puma’s …

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Vauxhall Astra Electric review

Vauxhall Astra Electric review

We get behind the wheel of the much-anticipated 100% electric version of the Vauxhall Astra… The family favourite that is the Vauxhall Astra was originally launched way back in 1980. Available as a hatchback or rakish Sports Tourer (estate), the eighth-generation model was introduced in 2022. Initially offered as a …

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Kia EV9 review

Kia EV9 review

We road test the Kia EV9 – the stellar South Korean brand’s all-new, all-electric flagship SUV With its concept car looks, long range and effortless drive, the Kia EV9 is quite the statement. About the same size as a BMW X5, it’s available as a six or seven-seater – the …

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Living with a Ford Kuga Black Package Edition

Plug-in hybrids are great for those wanting to dip their toes in electrified waters without committing to a bonafide EV. There are lots on the market to choose from, but what happens when you yearn for something a bit sportier? The Kuga PHEV ticks the boxes of efficiency, looks and …

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Nissan Qashqai e-Power review

Nissan Qashqai e-Power

We get behind the wheel of the Nissan Qashqai e-Power – a full hybrid like no other… The Nissan Qashqai has been a huge success. Originally launched in the UK back in 2007, it pioneered the crossover concept with its blend of hatchback compactness and SUV practicality, becoming the best-selling …

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Renault Austral E-Tech review

Renault Austral E-Tech

There’s no doubt that the Renault Austral E-Tech has serious kerb appeal, but what’s this classy full hybrid like to drive? Over the years I’ve driven dozens of electric vehicles. And if you can charge from home and you’re open to a change of mindset, there’s every reason to switch. …

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Toyota C-HR review

Toyota C-HR

We drive the latest version of Toyota’s popular C-HR family crossover – and it’s a big, bold step-up… If a car could be judged purely on its styling, the second-generation Toyota C-HR would be best-in-class. And when you consider that its biggest rivals include the Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage, Skoda …

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Mercedes-AMG A45 S review

Mercedes-AMG A45 S review

We take the Mercedes-AMG A45 S – the most powerful hot hatch on the market – for a spin… It could be argued that the concept of the ‘hot hatch’ – in the traditional sense – is now in its dying days. After all, we live in an era where …

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Lexus RX 500h review

Lexus RX 500h

We get behind the wheel of the sporty RX 500h – the first-ever turbocharged Lexus hybrid… The three Cs (‘confidence, control and comfort’) are the cornerstones of the Lexus driving experience. There’s no mention of ‘sport’, yet the latest version of the big RX SUV we’ve been testing seems to …

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Jeep Avenger review

Jeep Avenger

We get behind the wheel of the Avenger compact SUV – Jeep’s first battery-powered vehicle Sharing an EV platform with its Stellantis group cousins – the Peugeot e-2008, Vauxhall Mokka Electric and DS 3 E-Tense – the all-new Jeep Avenger has caused quite a stir. Not only is it the …

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