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Volkswagen Tiguan review

Volkswagen Tiguan review

We road test the latest version of VW’s biggest selling car – the Tiguan family crossover… The Tiguan is a hugely important model for Volkswagen. Since the family crossover was first launched back in 2007, nearly eight million have been sold and it’s the German giant’s best-selling car globally. However, …

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Toyota C-HR Plug-in Hybrid review

Toyota CH-R PHEV

We put the PHEV version of Toyota’s funky family car through its paces… Cards on table time. We’re already fans of the latest Toyota C-HR family crossover. If a car could be judged purely on its styling, it would be best-in-class. When we first tested the second-generation C-HR in 2023, …

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Honda CR-V e:PHEV review

Honda CR-V e:PHEV review

We road test the first plug-in hybrid from Honda – the all-new CR-V e:PHEV…  The Honda CR-V started off life as a pioneering family-friendly SUV way back in 1995. The Comfortable Runabout Vehicle’ is now in its sixth generation, and as a sign of the times, it’s now only available …

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Celebrating 30 years of the Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage - five generations

We head off for a trip down memory lane, taking all five generations of the Kia Sportage for a spin… Originally launched in 1993, the Kia Sportage has been the backbone of the South Korean brand’s remarkable success story. The popular family-sized SUV’s evolution perfectly reflects the manufacturer’s rapid rise …

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73 plate countdown: 12 new car buying tips

New car buying tips - The Motor Ombudsman

With the imminent arrival of the new 73 registration” plate on September 1, The Motor Ombudsman is offering consumers a series of handy tips when buying a new car The 12 key points include the importance of doing research, budgeting for longer term affordability, and reading documentation carefully prior to …

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Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV Q4 review

Alfa Romeo Tonale Plug-In Hybrid Q4 review

We get to grips with Alfa Romeo’s first plug-in hybrid – the Tonale SUV… Slotting in below the Stelvio in the Alfa range, the Tonale is arguably one of the best-looking mid-sized crossovers on the market. It’s athletic and well proportioned, it features some delicious Alfa Romeo design cures, such …

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Electric vehicle sales accelerate during July

DS 3 E-Tense review

One new EV was registered every 60 seconds in the UK during July, according to new data. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the total UK new car market grew 28.3% in July with 143,921 new vehicles registered, with electrified vehicles accounting for more than …

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class review

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

We road test the updated Mercedes-Benz A-Class – the entry-level model in the three-pointed star line-up… Priced from £31,905 and available as a hatchback or saloon, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been a huge success, delivering a relatively affordable, yet stylish and upmarket family car. The latest model was launched in …

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‘Dual fuel’ owners opt for electric over ICE for most journeys

Volvo C40 Recharge

Around a third of electric vehicle drivers run a petrol or diesel vehicle too, according to new research. What’s more, the research from leading EV charge point mapping service Zap-Map, suggests that electric is chosen for the vast majority of journeys by ‘dual fuel’ drivers. The type of journey electric …

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Kia XCeed review

Kia XCeed

It’s time to get back behind the wheel of Kia’s popular XCeed compact crossover, which has just been treated to a facelift… The XCeed is an important car for Kia in the UK, accounting for 10% of the South Korean company’s sales in the country during 2021, and more than …

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