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The Škoda Karoq Edition, a rather sensible SUV

In Car Reviews, Skoda by Kieran Bicknell

Family SUVs can be dull, dreary things these days, but thankfully you have offerings such as the Škoda Karoq Edition. The Karoq sits smack-bang in the middle of the Škoda SUV line up, offering more space and size than the Kamiq (read our review), but below the sheer size (and with two less seats) than the large Kodiaq (read our …

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Škoda Kodiaq SE L, what’s not to like?

In Car Reviews, Skoda by Kieran Bicknell

I have to admit that I have positively no need whatsoever for a seven-seat vehicle in my life, but after spending a week with the Škoda Kodiaq SE L, I’m wondering if there is anyway I can justify it. Having had a run of very good-looking but somewhat rough-riding cars with large alloys and low- profile tires, I was relieved …

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Kia Niro 1.6 HEV, a step in the right direction

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

The Kia Niro family of cars is Kia’s first exclusively ‘electrified’ range, offering both hybrid, PHEV and EV propulsion systems. Designed to slot between the well-loved Ceed and excellent Sportage within the Kia range, the Niro HEV represents the South Korean manufacturers first foray into the world of dedicated hybrid cars, being built upon an all-new platform that was designed …

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Citroen all-new C4 and E-C4 online launch event

In Citroen, Electric cars, Short Cuts by Kieran Bicknell

With the Citroen brand having returned to form over the last six years, Citroen has streamlined their product range and ‘sharpened’ their brand ethos, which has resulted in a 30% growth in the last six years, meaning that Citroen currently sits atop the top 12 fastest-growing automotive brands in Europe. Government bills, climate action groups and emissions regulations have forced …

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The Honda E Review / First UK Drives

In Car Reviews, First Drives, Honda by Kieran Bicknell

Cheeky, Charming, Characterful – These are all words that could be used to perfectly describe the all-new Honda E. It’s cheeky charming aside, the Honda E is a very capable city car indeed. Its diminutive size makes it perfect for parking, while the front and rear wheels have been pushed as far outwards as possible, meaning the car has a …

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One of the best, the Škoda Kamiq Monte Carlo

In Car Reviews, Skoda by Kieran Bicknell

Fun, stylish and tech-y: The Kamiq Monte Carlo is the cream of Škodas’ baby SUV crop. Let’s start with how it looks; As much as I appreciated the big, utilitarian looks of the Kodiaq, the Kamiq is far more aesthetically easy on the eye, with well-sized proportions and it looks absolutely fantastic even when standing still. For a small SUV …

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ŠKODA, cheers to the first 125 Years

In Short Cuts, Skoda by Kieran Bicknell

The ŠKODA story began in 1895 when two cycling enthusiasts by the name of Václav Laurin (a mechanic) and Václav Klement (a bookseller) started out by designing and manufacturing bicycles under the name Laurin & Klement. This name is now reserved for the top-end L&K models in the Škoda lineup. The bicycles sold well, and technology was advancing; So Laurin …