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Kia Ceed GT, a hot hatch to warm to

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

The Kia Ceed GT has always been somewhat of a hidden gem. Note that I say enthusiast – for 90% of people, a standard Kia Ceed will do absolutely everything you want it to do and more, with the backing of Kia’s seven-year warranty and robust Korean engineering. But, for those of a more performance-oriented nature, there was only ever …

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Audi Q4 e-tron 40, a fabulous electric SUV

In Audi, Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars by Neil Lyndon

It’s that awards time of year again. When autumn comes… Even so, I apply myself seriously to the task because I know that the results make a difference to customers’ choices and, therefore, to sales.  The European Car of the Year – perhaps the motoring award with the most dubious record for impartiality and probity – can add hundreds of …

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The Audi Q2 35 TSFI S Line S Tronic, enjoy the drive

In Audi, Car Reviews by Maggie Barry

Driving into and across the city in the Audi Q2 compact SUV, the sun was rising over Glasgow. The pink morning sun lit it up splendidly. Its towers and spires glittered and windows in the high buildings sparkled. Glasgow’s beautiful sandstone architecture burned in the soft early light. All was well with the world – and with this lovely car …

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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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Honda HR-V Hybrid, a sophisticated SUV

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Honda by Maggie Barry

Honda drivers are a loyal lot – and who can blame them? Will the new Honda HR-V Hybrid carry on the tradition? And now they have a further option with the recently revamped and beautifully upgraded Honda HR-V. Previously not known for its great style, the HR-V has now emerged as an elegant and sophisticated SUV with a long bonnet …

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Kia EV6 GT-Line 77.4kWh – A pleasure to drive

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

The Kia EV6 proves that electric cars are just getting better and better; still, a pity the UK’s charging infrastructure isn’t keeping up! So: ‘range anxiety, the other bugbear — compared with the competition, is I am glad to say, significantly eliminated in the Kia EV6 range. My 95-mile drive in a mid-range GT-line rear-wheel-drive version (£43,945) started off with …

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Škoda Superb Sportline, effortlessly quick, wonderfully practical

In Car Reviews, Skoda by Kieran Bicknell

The flagship of the ICE-powered model range, the Škoda Superb has long been considered the ‘gold standard to judge all other family cars by, and with good reason. Performance enthusiasts will no doubt note that there is no vRS model available – for that, you’ll need to look at the Superb’s smaller stablemate, the Skoda Octavia – but there is …

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Honda Jazz Crosstar – a sophisticated compact SUV

In Car Reviews, Honda by Tom Scanlan

Twenty-one adults in a Honda Jazz! Had I not seen it with my own eyes, I would never have believed it. Of course, not only has size increased, but so has pretty much every other advancement the car industry has achieved. Honda has not been left behind in the slightest. With the Honda Jazz Crosstar, you get a sophisticated family …

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Kia ProCeed GT-Line – style, comfort and space

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

This means that not only do I actually make use of the cars I review, but it also means I can experience what it would be like to live with the cars, rather than simply to take them out on short ‘test circuits’ and doing the weekly shopping run with them. This week I wanted to see how it would …

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All-New Dacia Sandero Stepway

In Car Reviews, Dacia by Neil Lyndon

“How shall I recognise the car?” my daughter asked when I told her that I would be picking her up from the school bus in the All-New Dacia Sandero Stepway “Yes, but yuk,” she answered. “Well, that’s the colour of the car you’re looking for,” I said. Actually, the colour of the car that came to us on loan recently …