Monday , May 16 2022
Home / Tag Archives: PHEV

Tag Archives: PHEV

Jeep Compass 4xe review

Jeep Compass 4xe review

We drive the impressive new plug-in hybrid version of Jeep’s mid-sized SUV… When I first drove the Jeep Compass soon after its launch in 2018, I really wanted to like it. It was practical and looked good, but for me it was let down by an unsophisticated diesel engine, disappointing …

Read More »

Vauxhall Grandland review

Vauxhall Grandland review

Launched in 2018, the Vauxhall Grandland X was never the most scintillating SUV on the market, but it sold well. More than 70,000 found homes in the UK, along with some 300,000 in Europe. So-called C-SUVs are the biggest single sector in the UK, accounting for one-in-six of all new …

Read More »

Brits baffled by car jargon

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV badge

Terms such as PCH, range anxiety and supercharger leave seven in 10 people scratching their heads, according to a new survey. In fact, almost a quarter (24 per cent) have even walked away from buying a new or used vehicle because they didn’t understand the salesperson’s terminology. The study of …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »