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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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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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Volkswagen T-Cross review

Volkswagen T-Cross review

You don’t need me to tell you that SUVs and crossovers are all the rage. That winning combination of high driving position, space, rugged good looks and perceived safety is still driving the new car market. The T-Cross, Volkswagen’s new kid on the block, is the baby of the brand’s …

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Ford teases all-new Puma crossover

New Ford Puma teaser picture

The much-loved Ford Puma is making a comeback, except this time round it’s morphed into a compact SUV. On sale in 2020 and slotting in between the EcoSport and all-new Kuga, Ford claims the Puma “fuses stunning exterior design; best-in-class luggage capacity and flexibility; and 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain technology”. The …

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Fiat 500X review

Fiat 500X review

Fiat has given the 500X a significant upgrade, so we took it for a spin to find out whether the 500’s big brother has the X Factor… The Fiat 500X is now a familiar sight on our roads, but it’s fair to say that it hasn’t reached the iconic status …

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