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Lamborghini Urus, is it the Ultimate SUV?

In Car Reviews, Lamborghini, Speed, Supercars by Robin Roberts

Without a doubt, the Lamborghini Urus is the ultimate “boys toy.”  While Lamborghini’s ultra-low sports cars have long been associated with the brand, this is a significant step forward from the agricultural vehicles the company started building in 1948 before transitioning to sports cars to compete with Ferrari in the 1960s. Ferrari, ironically, is now working on an SUV of …

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Honda Jazz e:HEV, pretty nifty

In Car Reviews, Honda, Hybrid by Robin Roberts

The Honda Jazz e:HEV, a lot more car than you bargained for. The Jazz is like a transport Tardis, thanks to its nifty Magic Seats, which can hold three passengers in the back and fold entirely flat to transform the vehicle into a van-type carrier. Any competitors can’t do that in this segment.  From about £19,000 to £24,600, the new …

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Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet, here comes the summer

In Car Reviews, Volkswagen by Robin Roberts

Being told to go outside to reduce our chance of catching Covid-19, but to help this, there are only a few true family four-seater convertibles on the market… The T-Roc Cabriolet is Volkswagen’s first move into this sub-compact sector of open-air driving since the heydays of the Golf Convertible. It heavily draws on its experience with the Golf and it …

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The extremely good All-New Kia Sorento 4 SUV

In Car Reviews, Kia by Robin Roberts

The Kia Sorento is a superb SUV in a market that often delivers nothing out of the ordinary This large seven-seat SUV launched last year and the Kia Sorento 4 tested is the top of the three available trim levels. Powered by a choice of petrol or diesel engines and self-charging battery. A plug-in hybrid powertrain also joined the range. …

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Siemens back Welsh hydrogen car

In Hydrogen, Short Cuts by Robin Roberts

One of the world’s leading technology companies has stepped in to boost plans to build hydrogen vehicles in Wales for global sale. Siemens UK has signed a memorandum of understanding with Riversimple, of Llandrindod Wells, to make their Rasa car and a local delivery van. The car is already being prepared for trials with 12 drivers living in Abergavenny and …

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Roadtest: Nissan X-Trail Tekna

In Car Reviews, Nissan by Robin Roberts

The Nissan X-Trail Crossover has been a long-lived and much-loved member of the Japanese family, sitting above the smaller Qashqai SUV with which it shares many components and technology. Nissan has a lot of faith in its X-Trail series and as if to underline that belief it sent us a May 2019 registered model with 14,500 miles recorded, way more …

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The UK new car market has fallen by almost a third

In Short Cuts by Robin Roberts

The UK new car market is down by -29.4% in 2020, with annual registrations dropping to 1,631,064 units, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. A -10.9% decline in December wrapped up a turbulent 12 months, which saw demand fall by 680,076 units to the lowest level of registrations since 1992. Against a backdrop of Covid restrictions, an …

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The distinctive Nissan Juke Tekna+ Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Nissan by Robin Roberts

Designed and built in Britain, you can expect a loyal following for the Nissan Juke Building on its link with Renault and Mitsubishi, the Nissan Juke now uses a bigger platform underneath so it’s roomier than the first generation which turned heads with its sleek profile and cutting edge interior details. Those distinctive looks both outside and in are now …

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Jeep Wrangler Sahara, a luxury SUV with ability

In Car Reviews, Jeep by Robin Roberts

Respect is earned, not awarded in the motor industry and one of the most influential vehicle brands is Jeep It’s doubtful that Land Rover would exist if it wasn’t for Jeep and after seven decades it’s still going strong. Jeep is planning several dedicated events throughout 2021 to highlight its achievements and bring it closer to fans, COVID-19 restrictions permitting. …

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First drives: Jeep Renegade 4xe PHEV

In Car Reviews, Jeep by Robin Roberts

Jeep has turned a corner with its new plug-in hybrid electric Renegade. It uses the familiar 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor or generator driving the front wheels coupled with a hefty 60hp electric motor on the back axle using power from a 114kWh 400v traction battery under the back seats. In pure electric mode you might select …