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Kia EV9 ‘Air’ redefines eco-friendly luxury

In Electric cars, Kia, SUV by Robin Roberts

KIA has turned the corner into a new market segment with its EV9 pure electric model Car Reviewed: Kia EV9 ‘Air’ Rwd 7-seats That puts it squarely into Mercedes and BMW electric model territory alongside the latest VW ID.Buzz or Tesla Models X and Y. We wanted to see how the entry-level EV9 Air measured up as the brand turned …

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Polestar 2 Performance Pack – Almost nailed it

In Car Reviews, Electric cars, Polestar by Matthew Macconnell

The Polestar 2, performance-focused EVs can be great fun Car Reviewed: Polestar 2 Performance Pack Having never driven a Polestar 2, climbing into the driving seat of the ultra-go-fast model made me quite nervous. Fast EVs aren’t peculiar to me, but large Brembo brakes and orange seat belts are a swift reminder that this family saloon has a 740Nm slap …

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Kia EV9 GT-Line S, a modern day spaceship

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Kia, SUV by Jonathan Humphrey

The Kia EV9 isn’t just another SUV. It’s a lifestyle choice, navigating family practicality with a streak of futuristic originality Car Reviewed: Kia EV9 GT-Line S Targeting premium customers with prices starting at over £65k, this is the new flagship for the South Korean brand. However, their pricing is still highly competitive in the segment for large electric cars, and …

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Nissan X-Trail e-Power, takes charge

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Hybrid, Nissan by Matthew Macconnell

The Nissan X-Trail e-Power, no need to charge this one Car Reviewed: Nissan X-Trail e-Power Tekna When the newest fourth-generation car in Tekna trim was delivered, my first thoughts were just how girthy it is, but when looking at the figures, it isn’t much wider than a new Nissan Juke. It’s just under 4.7m in length, which means it’s slightly …

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Škoda Enyaq L&K, Luxury Model on the way

In Electric, Electric cars, Luxury Cars, Short Cuts, Skoda by Jonathan Humphrey

A new L&K model has been added to the award-winning Enyaq range by Škoda. The new model is the first L&K to be driven entirely by an electric powertrain. It is part of a comprehensive model-year upgrade that also brings faster charging, greater driving range, and improved performance. New L&K models, named after the brand’s founders Václav Laurin and Klement, …

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Living with the Genesis GV60 Sport Plus

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Genesis by Matthew Macconnell

I expected big things from the Genesis GV60 after previously living with an electrified GV70 for a week Car Reviewed: Genesis GV60 Sport Plus BEV Rather than faff around town for the next seven days, I threw my bags into the slightly small 432-litre boot and took the GV60 153 miles away from home to Kinloss RAF base in the …

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First UK Drives: Honda e:Ny1 Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Honda, SUV by Jonathan Humphrey

The Honda e:Ny1 – Even AI cannot make sense of the name, just call it the latest electric SUV from Honda Car Reviewed: The Honda e:Ny1 Advance reviewed at the first UK Driving launch I can’t say the name enthuses me. Cars often have had silly names, such as the Subaru Brat, Austin Princess or Isuzu Bighorn. Even chatGBT4 doesn’t …

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Škoda Enyaq iV vRS, smooth operator

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

Is the need for speed taking a back seat? Car Reviewed: Škoda Enyaq iV vRS On the road, the coupe is an exciting, refined, smooth-driving car with 299PS, 0-62mph of 6.4s and a top speed of 111mph. However, the performance is slightly underwhelming for the vRS, a tradition for sporting Skodas. However, it does probably feel slower than it actually …