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MG5 EV review

MG5 EV

We test the affordable electric estate that’s proving to be a surprise sales success MG may not be the iconic British sports car maker that it once was, but it’s thriving as a bargain brand under Chinese ownership. In September 2021 MG Motor UK achieved its highest ever monthly sales …

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Suzuki Swace review

Suzuki Swace review

Who would have thought there would come a day when buying a Suzuki is a patriotic choice? Yet, that is exactly the case if you choose the new Swace estate. The Swace is the second example of the new collaboration between Suzuki and Toyota. The first was the impressive Across …

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Skoda Octavia Estate review

Skoda Octavia Estate review

Meet the estate version of Skoda’s best-selling car. Now in its fourth generation, the all-new Octavia has a fresh look and all the latest technology, but most of all – it moves the game on. Longer, wider and taller than its predecessor, the Octavia Estate is available with a choice …

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Kia ProCeed review

Kia ProCeed review

Meet the rakish new Kia ProCeed – reinvented to broaden the appeal of the Ceed range. Last time round the ProCeed was the three-door sporty version of the popular Ceed hatchback. Now it’s regenerated into a handsome estate. Not to be confused with the Ceed Sportswagon, Kia is marketing the …

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake skis into record books

Graham Bell and the Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Former Olympic skier Graham Bell and Jaguar have set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest towed speed on skis. Brit Bell was pulled along by a Jaguar XF Sportbrake, reaching an average top speed of 117mph, to smash the previous record by more than 47mph. With temperatures of …

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake review

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Cards on the table time. The first generation Jaguar XF Sportbrake (2012-16) was one of my all-time favourite estate cars, so the new model has a lot to live up to. I was one of the first journalists to get behind the wheel of the new Sportbrake, and the good …

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Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer review

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

When it comes to attractive estate cars, we’ve never had it so good. The latest example is the load-lugging version of the impressive new Vauxhall Insignia. Longer, lower, lighter and wider than the outgoing car, the second generation Sports Tourer has big road presence. Inheriting sleek good looks from its …

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Hot new Jaguar XF Sportbrake revealed

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Jaguar has unveiled the handsome estate version of its XF sports saloon. Called the Sportbrake, just like its acclaimed predecessor, the car will take on the likes of the BMW 5 Series Touring, Audi A6 Avant, Mercedes E-Class estate and Volvo V90. The load space – 565 litres, expanding to …

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What Car? awards: Car of the Year winners

BMW 5 Series Car of the Year

The new BMW 5 Series has been crowned Car of the Year for 2017 at the 40th annual What Car? Awards. The 5 Series fended off stiff competition from Mercedes-Benz and Rolls-Royce to win the Luxury Car of the Year Award, before its blend of talents resulted in it beating …

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Kia Optima Sportswagon review

Kia Optima Sportswagon

SUVs seems to be getting all the love these days, but there’s still demand for traditional estate cars – and they don’t come much better looking than the new Kia Optima Sportswagon. The standard Optima saloon has been with us for a few years and is one of those hidden …

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