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Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid, a sound and sensible choice

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Suzuki by Neil Lyndon

How long does it take to make up your mind about a car? What is it that communicates and fixes such an instantaneous impression of feeling right at home in a car? Touch? Feel? Ambience? Texture? The way your bum fits into the seat? The sound the door makes when it closes? A sense of security in something soundly made? …

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The great looking Kia XCeed PHEV

In Car Reviews, Electric cars, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

An ideal ‘first step’ into plug-in transportation, the Kia’s Xceed, a coupe-SUV crossover is somewhat of an anomaly within their range. The space for example is comparable to that of the ‘ordinary’ CEED hatch, but the styling is beefed up and designed to look more like an SUV/Crossover-type vehicle. That’s not to say it doesn’t look good, however. I think …

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Things to consider for Autumn on the road

In Shopping, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

Whether you decide to venture into the Lake District, the Forest of Dean, Snowdonia National Park, the New Forest or simply a local beauty spot (subject to local Covid-19 restrictions), it’s as well to check the following things on your car before you leave. A trip can be ruined with a breakdown somewhere remote! Pre-drive checks Add an in-car picnic, …

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All New Kia Sorento HEV and diesel premium SUV

In Car Reviews, Kia by Maggie Barry

There is a piece of kit on the All-New Kia Sorento that you know immediately will shortly be featured across the whole motoring industry. The video view pops up on the instrument panel behind the steering wheel and the first time it happened, I started. What was this? Within a few miles, I loved it. For any driver ever nervous …

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The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, is quite satisfying

In Car Reviews, Volkswagen by Tom Scanlan

Throughout my week in the VolkswagenTiguan Allspace, I had the Lane Assist activated. So, yes, there I was, accepting this gently autonomous feature. At times, it may have been the changes in the road surface that moved the front wheels that moved the steering wheel; otherwise, it was definitely Volkswagen’s Lane Assist. Does this mean that I am no longer …

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DS 3 Crossback E-Tense, a premium EV

In Car Reviews, DS Automobiles, Electric cars by Maggie Barry

It takes craftsmen and women 45 minutes on the production line to hand-stitch the steering wheel of the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense. “We take our inspiration from the world of French haute couture,” said Kris Cholmondeley of DS Automobiles, the premium marque in the PSA range. It seeks to align its cars with the very best of French fashion, food, …

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The All-New BMW 4-series Coupé launches

In BMW, Car Reviews, First Drives by Tom Scanlan

How do you make a fine car even better? No great surprise there. It’s a case of a little bit meaner to look at, a little bit lower on the road, some techno enhancements, a bit of this and a bit of that. In the end, the sum total is another highly appealing range of sporting two-door driver’s cars. Prices …

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The Nissan Ariya, there’s something on the horizon

In Nissan, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

Nissan has put together a digital zine, outlining the exploratory journey into the design of their game-changing – All-electric Nissan Ariya. The online magazine is a worthwhile read for anyone with an interest on how cars are turned from a sketch to a fully working vehicle. The Nissan Ariya is the all-electric coupé crossover coming to Nissan’s range. Read the Horizon …