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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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Hyundai Tucson Hybrid review

Hyundai Tucson Hybrid review

The striking all-new fourth-generation Tucson is one of the new car revelations of 2021. Hyundai dares to be different and few SUVs can match the Tucson’s kerb appeal. Featuring unique “hidden lights” and “jewel-like” running lights, plus an athletic profile and pert rear, it’s equally impressive inside. Available with a …

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BMW X2 PHEV review

BMW X2 xDrive25e plug-in hybrid review

It’s not the BMW X2’s fault, but not long before I tested out the new plug-in hybrid version of this distinctively-styled, low-slung crossover, I was driving the latest BMW 330e saloon. Re-reading my review, I concluded: “Frankly, it’s hard to criticise the 330e because it’s an almost perfect embodiment of …

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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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One-off multi-coloured Bentley makes diversity statement

Unifying Spur - one-off Bentley Flying Spur celebrates diversity

Bentley Motors has unveiled a uniquely-designed Flying Spur to highlight its aim to become the most diverse luxury car manufacturer. Dubbed the ‘Unifying Spur’, the car has been wrapped in a design capturing the themes of love, progress and unity. As European Diversity month draws to a close, and Pride …

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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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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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Revealed: Britain’s most popular used cars

Ford Fiesta ST

It’s official – the Ford Fiesta remains the UK’s best-selling second-hand car, according to the final figures for 2020 released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Overall, the used car market was down 14.9% with 6,752,959 transactions, thanks to the pandemic, making 2020 the lowest performing year …

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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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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is still No 1

Mitsubishi-Outlander-PHEV

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ended 2020 as the UK’s best selling plug-in hybrid SUV once again. It has been a best-seller every year since it was launched – that’s overall PHEV for five years and SUV PHEV for six. Clearly 2020 had its challenges, but it also proved to be …

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