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Genesis GV80 review

Genesis GV80 SUV

It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new name to the UK car market, so let’s hear it for plush South Korean brand, Genesis. Already successful in the US and South Korea (with 130,000 sales in 2020 alone), the luxury division of Hyundai (think Lexus/Toyota) initially launches in Europe with …

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Lexus UX 300e review

Lexus UX 300e review

Lexus was a part-electrification pioneer when it launched the RX400h self-charging hybrid SUV way back in 2004. However, it’s taken until now for the premium car maker to bring its first all-electric vehicle – the UX 300e – to market. Consequently, it’s a little late to the party, joining the …

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DS 3 Crossback review

DS 3 Crossback review

It’s been a few years since DS Automobiles split from Citroen to become an innovative premium brand. Like its big brother, the DS 7, the DS 3 Crossback is a distinctive car. Competing with other upmarket compact SUVs, including the Audi Q2, MINI Countryman and Volkswagen T-Roc, the DS 3 …

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Lexus crowned Britain’s best car brand

Lexus UX

Lexus has been named Best Car Brand in the 2019 Which? Awards, in recognition of its industry-leading technology and the high quality of its vehicles. The Japanese brand beat Hyundai, Mazda and Toyota to the title, and fittingly, the award coincides with the 30th anniversary of the founding of the …

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More glory for the Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 has grabbed another ‘Car of the Year’ award, adding an Honest John trophy to its European and Japanese titles. Billed as the “most honest and unbiased awards in the industry”, the overall winner of the Honest John Awards is the car that has proved the most popular …

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Audi A1 Sportback review

Audi A1 Sportback

Audi’s new entry-level A1 is all grown-up. We’ve been road-testing the baby hatchback, now with attitude…. The outgoing Audi A1 was a little gem with its dinky looks, quality interior, premium finish and fun driving characteristics. The all-new model is more of the same, but improves in every area. Sharing …

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Lexus UX review

Lexus UX

We’ve been road-testing the all-new Lexus UX – the baby of the Japanese premium brand’s SUV family, slotting in below the RX and NX in the range. Lexus expects the UX (Urban Crossover) to take over as its most popular car within the year and lower the average age of …

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Volkswagen Touareg review

Volkswagen Touareg review

The all-new Touareg marks a turning point for Volkswagen. If ever a VW closed the gap on its premium rivals, this is it. Of course, the new flagship of the Volkswagen range has been blessed with some of the finest DNA in the automotive world. With cousins as good as …

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class review

Mercedes-Benz A-Class review

The A-Class is the biggest-selling car in the UK for Mercedes-Benz, so there’s a lot riding on this latest iteration. An updated chassis, new and bigger body and what is touted as class-leading tech sounds appealing and intriguing. The German brand’s premium image cannot afford to be tarnished… What is …

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Volkswagen Arteon review

Volkswagen Arteon Elegance

We drive the rakish new Volkswagen Arteon – a stunner billed as an “avant garde sport turismo”… What is it? Sitting above the Passat in the VW range, the spacious Arteon boasts a dramatic fastback design. You could say its rivals include everything from the Skoda Superb and Vauxhall Insignia …

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