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Volvo XC60 review

Volvo XC60 review

We drive the updated version of this Swedish premium mid-sized SUV… It’s been a while since I’ve driven an XC60. To be exact, it was 2017 when the current second-generation model was launched. A lot has changed since then for Volvo, which has just enjoyed record sales in the first …

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BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid review

BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid review

The impressive plug-in hybrid version of BMW’s popular 3 Series is one of the big sales successes of 2021. With officially quoted CO2 emissions as low as 37g/km, the 330e is especially appealing for company car drivers looking to make significant tax savings. It also makes sense for private motorists …

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Seat Leon e-Hybrid review

SEAT-Leon-e-Hybrid

We’re already big fans of the fourth generation Seat Leon. In our 2020 review, we concluded that it’s “one of the most accomplished family hatchbacks on the market, offering affordability, economy, tech, refinement, space and driving pleasure”. Fast forward to 2021 and the petrol and diesel models have been joined …

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Volkswagen Golf GTE review

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Looking for a swift, practical car that’s kinder to the environment, but not quite ready to go fully electric? You could do a lot worse than the all-new Volkswagen Golf GTE – the all-new “performance” plug-in hybrid version of the iconic hatchback. Despite having a smaller engine than the GTI …

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Tackling the electric car charging challenge

Kia Soul EV - Rolec WallPod_EV home charger

By 2030, sales of new cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will be banned, with hybrids to follow five years later. Between now and then most new cars launched will be offered with some form of electrification, accelerating demand for charge points. As a motoring journalist I …

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Suzuki Across review

Suzuki Across review

We review Suzuki’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle – the Across SUV… The handsome Across 4×4 is the first fruit of a collaboration between Suzuki and Toyota. You’d be forgiven for thinking it looks familiar, because it is – and in a good way. Let’s face it, if you’re going to …

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Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid review

Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid review

Launched a couple of years ago, the Citroen C5 Aircross was a welcome addition to the highly competitive mid-sized SUV market dominated by the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Ford Kuga, Kia Sportage and Peugeot 3008. Priced from £24,355, the C5 Aircross range was initially powered by an impressive range …

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UK milestone for electric vehicles in 2020

Citroen e-C4 review

Despite all the challenges of the pandemic, 2020 was a landmark year when it came to sales of battery electric vehicles with twice as many sold last year compared to 2019, and a total of more than 200,000 registered since 2010. The RAC’s analysis of new figures from the Society …

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Kia Motors leading the charge

Kia e-Niro review

The award-winning Kia e-Niro was the best-selling electric vehicle (EV) in the UK during October, according to the latest official figures. Kia sold 833 e-Niros in October, representing an 8.9% share of all EVs sold in that month. In the UK, the affordable Niro family of SUVs (including plug-in and …

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Kia XCeed PHEV review

Kia XCeed PHEV review

The standard Kia XCeed got a huge thumbs up from us when we reviewed it in 2019. A good-looking “urban crossover” version of the Ceed hatchback, it slots in below Kia’s big-selling Sportage. With its raised ride height and driving position, bigger wheels and more rugged look, its closest rival …

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