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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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First glimpse of the new Lexus LBX – free tickets

Lexus LBX

An underground car park has been transformed into an “extraordinary immersive light experience” to mark the launch of Lexus LBX – a landmark model for the brand. The Extraordinary Car Park in Soho, London, will be open to the public from September 21-24 and admission is free. This event, which …

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DS 3 E-Tense review

DS 3 E-Tense review

Our first drive in the 100% electric version of the stylish five-door DS 3 compact SUV Originally launched as the DS 3 Crossback in 2019, this chic crossover was initially available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines (a 100% electric variant following a year later). Fast forward to …

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DS 4 review

DS 4 review

Once in a while I get to road test a new car I know little about, and it proves to be something of a revelation. The stunning DS 4 is one such vehicle. A cross between a hatchback and a compact crossover, the five-door DS 4  challenges everything from the …

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Kia Niro review

Kia Niro Hybrid (

We test drive the Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid and EV versions of the all-new second generation Kia Niro… The Niro compact crossover is an important car for Kia. After the slightly larger Sportage, it’s the South Korean brand’s second most successful model. A genuine game-changer when it was launched in 2016, …

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Nissan Juke Hybrid review

Nissan Juke Hybrid

We test drive the new hybrid version of the much-improved Nissan Juke – the compact crossover designed, developed and manufactured in the UK. Cards on table time – I was never a fan of the original, pioneering Nissan Juke. Launched in 2010, its looks were at best challenging, and I …

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Hyundai Bayon review

Hyundai Bayon review

We road test the newest addition to Hyundai’s growing family – the Bayon baby SUV… I feel a bit sorry for the Hyundai Bayon. Not only has it been saddled with a name* which means nothing to most UK buyers, but it was introduced at around the same time as …

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Honda HR-V review

Honda HR-V review

If you’re looking for a new compact SUV, you’re already spoilt for choice – so is there room for the latest Honda HR-V? Well, Honda is on a roll. The futuristic all-electric Honda e city car is a revelation, and the new Jazz is a supermini transformed. Now magic dust …

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Toyota Yaris Cross review

Toyota Yaris Cross review

We test the chunky crossover version of Toyota’s fuel-efficient Yaris… Since childhood, we have been told that practice makes perfect. We have learned that nothing is achieved or improved without hard work and repetition. As the great golfer, Gary Player, once said: “The harder I practice, the luckier I get.” …

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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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