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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 …

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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 …

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Volvo V60 Recharge plug-in hybrid review

Volvo V60 Recharge plug-in hybrid review

The handsome Volvo V60 estate was arguably my Car of the Year back in 2018. As I said in my review: “Obviously it’s not special in a supercar kind of way – it’s just that it does everything it’s meant to do exceptionally well.” Volvo didn’t rest on its laurels …

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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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