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Maserati Levante Trofeo SUV, because it’s worth it

In Car Reviews, Maserati, SUV by Tom Scanlan

An Experience, with a capital E, that’s Maserati for you. The almighty Levante Trofeo Edition is the ultimate. Consequently, there’s no point in suggesting to a would-be Maser purchaser that they could get a similar car for half the price. No, that’s not what the Levante Trofeo is about. What it IS about is the way it performs and the …

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Power for the people

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Mazda by Neil Lyndon

It tells you something about the way the world is moving these days… For the first 80 years of the development of the automobile, the most important considerations for customers and critics were design and the means of propulsion. Over the last 40 years, those features have been progressively displaced in importance by technological developments. The introduction of the microprocessor …

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Ford Mustang Mach 1, endangered or extinct?

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

Is it like a rhino – a specimen of an endangered species that deserves protection? Or, should it be seen as a dinosaur – the representative of already extinct genus? In its way, this development is as poignant as the moment when the steam train or the transatlantic liner were overtaken by events. It is sad to think that our …

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Suzuki Vitara Full Hybrid 2022 reviewed

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Suzuki by Tom Scanlan

Suzuki takes pride in saying that every model in their line-up is some sort of hybrid. Now, the Vitara Full Hybrid joins the range Suzuki also tells us that, comparing the Vitara to the twenty-three cars that are in the same compact SUV segment, its cars have the fullest list of equipment and features that are provided as standard. Their …

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Mustang Mach-E, it’s time for a new Mustang, Sally

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Ford by Jonathan Humphrey

We all knew Ford eventually would join the Electric Car rush and now with the Mach-E and with many more EVs to come, Ford is one to keep an eye on Car Reviewed: The Mustang Mach-E AWD 1 Speed Auto What could have been more creative than taking the Mustang brand to more users by building a rather clever electric …

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The Kia EV6 ‘Air’ RWD…can EVs get any better?

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Kia by Tom Scanlan

No great surprise that the brilliant Kia EV6, for many journalists, became the Car of the Year. Yes, EVs are very simple to drive: press the ready button, select D for drive, press the accelerator and you’re silently underway, very quickly too if that is your driving style. In the EV6, the paddles behind the steering wheel allow a choice …

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The Cupra Formentor SUV, for the individual

In Car Reviews, Cupra by Neil Lyndon

A lot of attention was focussed on the Cupra Formentor which I had driven to a recent family occasion. When I clicked the remote door release, puddles of light projecting the Cupra logo formed on the ground beneath the door handles. Nobody knew that they symbolised the performance arm of Seat. “Ah!” said one, “it must be the Batmobile.” When …

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The Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is something special

In Car Reviews, Genesis by Maggie Barry

Deadline 2020 – No more petrol and diesel…so there’s plenty of time to try out the new Genesis G70 Shooting Brake The newly created brand is the premium marque of Hyundai and already has outlets across the rest of the world. Now it has been launched in Europe and this shooting brake has been developed specifically for the European market. …

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DS 4, the finest of French cars

In Car Reviews, DS Automobiles by Maggie Barry

The finest wines, haute couture, great grub – France is now giving us another luxury item, the DS 4 Not surprisingly, this gives DS access to come of the best design and technology in the market and the new DS 4 reflects this. Once known simply for its connection with Citroen, DS is now pushing through in its own right …