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Volvo XC90 (mild hybrid) review

Updated Volvo XC90 mild hybrid

Three years on from when we last drove a Volvo XC90, it’s time to take the all-new mild hybrid petrol version for a spin. The introduction of the ‘B’-badged cars (yes, confusing) is another milestone in Volvo’s electrification ambitions. Complementing the existing ‘T8’ plug-in hybrid XC90, the mild hybrid option …

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Volvo S60 review

Volvo S60 review

Volvo is on a roll and the all-new S60 is further proof. Completing the current award-winning range of SUVs, saloons and estates, it’s another winner from the Chinese-owned Swedish brand. The remarkable thing about the S60 is that it’s not simply a saloon version of the V60 estate launched in …

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Volvo XC40 review

Volvo XC40

Volvo’s smallest SUV made the biggest impact when it was unveiled in late 2017. Critically acclaimed, it picked up several awards including the prestigious European Car of the Year title. We were hugely impressed when we road-tested the XC40 in early 2018, but we only got to try the 188bhp …

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BMW X5 review

BMW X5

It’s 20 years since the BMW X5 first arrived on the scene. It’s fair to say that it shook up the big SUV sector, then dominated by the Range Rover, Land Rover Discovery and Mercedes-Benz M-Class, with its blend of premium quality and driving dynamics. With more than 2.2 million …

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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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Volvo XC40 review

Volvo XC40

We get behind the wheel of the Volvo XC40 – the 2018 European Car of the Year. Does it live up to the hype? What is it? The XC40 is the newest and smallest member of Volvo’s SUV family, slotting in below the XC60 and XC90. Priced from £27,905 – …

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Volvo XC40 wins European Car of the Year

Volvo XC40

Volvo’s XC40 compact SUV has been named Car of the Year in Europe for 2018. Six other new cars – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi A8, BMW 5-Series, Citroen C3 Aircross, Kia Stinger and Seat Ibiza – were vying for the prestigious title. A jury of 60 journalists from 23 …

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SsangYong Rexton review

SsangYong Rexton

The big new Rexton 4×4 is the latest offering from SsangYong – and it’s a bit of a revelation. Along with its smaller sibling, the well-received Tivoli (launched in 2016), the Rexton is arguably one of the company’s first mainstream cars. At a time when SUVs are selling like hotcakes, it’s no surprise that SsangYong(which claims to be the equivalent of Land Rover …

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Volvo XC60 review

Volvo XC60

Volvo is on a roll. In the last couple of years the Swedish car maker has launched the acclaimed XC90, S90 and V90, while smaller models are in development. Add to that its headline-grabbing announcement to only sell electric or hybrid cars from 2019 and you have a brand in …

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Land Rover Discovery’s Tow Car Awards victory

Land Rover Discovery crowned top tow car

The all-new Land Rover Discovery has been crowned overall winner at the 2017 Tow Car Awards. It is an accolade the previous generation Discovery won nine times, culminating in it being chosen as Tow Car of the Decade in 2016. This year’s winners range in size (and price) from the …

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