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Ford Puma ST mHEV, the mildly hot one

In Car Reviews, Ford, Hybrid by Robin Roberts

The Ford Puma was at the top of Britain’s car sales in 2023, it’s easy to see why Car Reviewed: Ford Puma ST EcoBoost mHEV 7 Speed Automatic It has also played about with the ST and Vignale suffixes as it did with the Ghia years before, along with the famous RS badges. Now, it has come full circle with …

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Life with a Ford Focus Active 1.0 EcoBoost

In Car Reviews, Ford, Hybrid by Matthew Macconnell

The stars were clearly aligned when the Ford Focus Active was dropped off Car Reviewed: Ford Focus Active 1.0-Litre EcoBoost The Active is aesthetically, well, odd. It’s classed as a crossover; it sits slightly higher than a standard Focus and is covered in tough-looking black plastic. That aside, it makes for a strong argument in the hybrid field and has …

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Honda CR-V eHEV, built to last

In Car Reviews, Honda, Hybrid, SUV by Robin Roberts

The Honda product range is steadily heading in an ‘electric’ direction Car Reviewed: Honda CR-V e:HEV It is the largest Honda SUV sold in Britain and has been the most popular model worldwide for over six generations. Honda’s Compact Recreational Vehicle is sold in both front and all-wheel drive in Britain, in Elegance and Advance trims. It marks the gradual …

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Tesla and Beyond: Exploring Notable Electric Vehicle Brands

In Collaborative, Short Cuts by Collaborative Content

As the world continues its transition away from traditional fuel-based modes of transport, electric vehicles (EVs) are no longer just a glimpse into the future. They are, in fact, becoming a vibrant part of today’s automotive landscape. The UK, with its growing network of charging stations and increasing consumer interest, is at the forefront of this shift. In April 2023, …

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Life with the: Renault Austral E-Tech iconic esprit Alpine

In Alpine, Car Reviews, Renault by Matthew Macconnell

Originally, Alpine cars were lower to the ground than a snake’s stomach and were triumphant in Monte Carlo rallies Car Reviewed: Renault Austral E-Tech iconic esprit Alpine Sadly, this isn’t the case. The Alpine moniker is just a way of saying ‘range-topper’: you still get the same 1.2-litre 200bhp powertrain mated to an automatic ‘box, found in cheaper Austral models, …

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The Ford Ranger Platinum makes an impression

In 4x4, Car Reviews, Ford, Pick-Ups by Jonathan Humphrey

The Ranger Platinum flaunts Ford’s talent for pick-ups Car Reviewed: Ford Ranger Platinum 3.0L V6 EcoBlue 10-speed Auto AWD The Ford Ranger Platinum has just made the choice of SUV or pick-up easier. You wouldn’t mind showing your friends this well-specced, luxury version of the Ranger. A full five-seater with an electric roll-top over the pick-up bed and an £1800 …

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And the theme for Goodwood FOS 2024 is…

In Goodwood, Lifestyle, Motorsport, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

Goodwood is pleased to announce that the theme for the 2024 Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard will be ‘Horseless to Hybrid – Revolutions in Power’, celebrating the essence of our love affair with motorsport. From the birth of organised competition, 130 years ago, with the Paris-Rouen Trial of 1894, the quest for speed has gone hand-in-hand with developments in engines, …

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Škoda Enyaq L&K, Luxury Model on the way

In Electric, Electric cars, Luxury Cars, Short Cuts, Skoda by Jonathan Humphrey

A new L&K model has been added to the award-winning Enyaq range by Škoda. The new model is the first L&K to be driven entirely by an electric powertrain. It is part of a comprehensive model-year upgrade that also brings faster charging, greater driving range, and improved performance. New L&K models, named after the brand’s founders Václav Laurin and Klement, …

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Living with the Genesis GV60 Sport Plus

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Genesis by Matthew Macconnell

I expected big things from the Genesis GV60 after previously living with an electrified GV70 for a week Car Reviewed: Genesis GV60 Sport Plus BEV Rather than faff around town for the next seven days, I threw my bags into the slightly small 432-litre boot and took the GV60 153 miles away from home to Kinloss RAF base in the …