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Škoda Kamiq SE L, an enjoyable SUV

In Car Reviews, Skoda by Jonathan Humphrey

Any gaps in the market, manufacturers have covered, with three SUV’s from Škoda, the Kamiq is just right. The whole car just does it all efficiently and refreshingly well, ‘simply clever is the Škoda catchphrase and the Kamiq is just that. You could call it boring, but it certainly is not. I have been fortunate to drive the Kamiq quite …

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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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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 …

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Nissan RE-LEAF brings power to the people

In Electric, Electric cars, Nissan, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

A powerful solution to assist in the aftermath of natural disasters and emergencies. Nissan has built a revolutionary rugged EV concept of the LEAF electric car. A powerful solution to assist in the aftermath of natural disasters and emergencies. Nissan has built a revolutionary rugged EV concept of the LEAF electric car. The RE-LEAF is used as a mobile battery …

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The Lucid Air luxury performance EV launched

In Lucid Motors, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

Lucid Motors, not a name many will of heard of, launched its first luxury performance EV, to be known as the Lucid Air, could this be a true rival to Tesla. Reading like a game of top trumps, the Air EV has launched more than a few tricks up its sleeve. A whopping 1080 horsepower, 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, quarter-mile …

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Autumn, there’s a lot of Leafs today

In Nissan, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

No, today, it’s World EV day, with Nissan at the forefront of driving towards a more sustainable society. The Leaf has been a true pioneer for the electric car industry and has evolved over the years to be more and more innovative as the technology evolves. The Nissan Leaf has been highly praised and won many awards over the years, …

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Kia cars, there’s a whole world out there

In Kia, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

On spending self-isolation time looking at Kia, worldwide there’s another range of cars we just don’t get here, large and small from diminutive city cars to V8 luxury saloons, monstrous eight-seater SUVs to battery electric vehicles. Kia sold thousand of cars in the UK and millions of vehicles worldwide in 2019, 2.77m in fact, with 5000 dealerships in 180 countries. …

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For those dreamy, wind in the hair days

In Morgan, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

A future one to look out for, the Morgan Plus 4 70th Anniversary, last week, the first four cars rolled off the production line. The handcrafted sports car factory in Pickersleigh Road, Malvern has now just closed for one month to help combat the spread of Covid-19. First coming to the market in 1950 the Plus 4 has been one …

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The New Ford Puma, well done Ford

In Car Reviews, Ford by Jonathan Humphrey

The new Ford Puma deserves success: innovative, practical, intelligent design, a car with a cheerful, optimistic smily face – this is an excellent start to a new decade. Remember the Puma name from an attractive Ford coupe from the mid-’90s? Now the name has been applied to one of the best conceived of the latest crop of SUVs. It is …