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Peugeot 508 SW GT Hybrid 225 Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Peugeot by Tom Scanlan

I decided to put my foot down hard on the Peugeot 508 GT’s accelerator Car Reviewed: Peugeot 508 SW GT PLUG-IN HYBRID 225 e-EAT8 So…let’s go! And I was rewarded with the smoothest throttle response you could wish for. Maybe it was because I’d just spent a week stuck in the family hack, a 22-year-old well-worn vehicle. The contrast was, …

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Reviewed: Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV Edizione Speciale

In Alfa Romeo, Car Reviews, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, SUV by Tom Scanlan

Visually, the Alfa Romeo Tonale is just another good-looking SUV – except when you look at the front and rear Car Reviewed: Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV Edizione Speciale Alfa Romeo gained its loyal following as much through past sporting success, often reflected in production models, as for any other reason. So, on that premise, does the Tonale plug-in hybrid deliver? …

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Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid, a sensible package

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Suzuki by Tom Scanlan

‘Swift’: yes. ‘Sport’: yes. No better words than these for this most enjoyable small hatchback Car Reviewed: Suzuki Swift 1.4 Hybrid Sport Our test model was the 1.4 Boosterjet hybrid (all Suzukis have some form of hybridity). At times, for example, descending long hills, brake regeneration can be detected doing its job, as though some force is slightly slowing the …

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Honda Jazz EX Style e:HEV Review

In Car Reviews, Honda, Hybrid by Neil Lyndon

“It’s bigger than my Corolla,” said the friend I take to a weekly spinning class when he got into the new Honda Jazz Car Reviewed: Honda Jazz EX Style 1.5 i-MMD Hybrid e-CVT He might have liked the car even more if he could have seen it. The Jazz’s domed egg shape makes it stand out from the drabness of …

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Alfa Romeo Tonale Veloce, Stylish Luxury

In Alfa Romeo, Car Reviews, Hybrid by Maggie Barry

Alfa Romeo Tonale: Italian Design in a stylish, feature-packed SUV Car Reviewed: Alfa Romeo Tonale 1.5 MHEV Veloce 160 DCT A Ferrari may be out of reach for many of us, but this compact SUV crossover with its hanging button is not. It is the kind of design feature that makes you grin because while a Ferrari may be out …

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Nissan Juke Tekna Hybrid – Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Nissan by Neil Lyndon

The thing I loved most about the new Nissan Juke was its reversing alarm Car Reviewed: Nissan Juke Hybrid Tekna Who could fail to be won over by such a charming device? And I would have to admit that I needed some winning over with the Juke. The original Nissan Juke subcompact crossover SUV, dating from 2010, irked me so …

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Peugeot 408 Plug-in Hybrid GT – Launched

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Peugeot by Maggie Barry

They call it the Star of the Show and the Peugeot 408 GT PHEV burns brightly Car Reviewed: Peugeot 408 plug-in hybrid GT Likely to be the most popular model is the 1.6-litre GT hybrid in either 180PS or 225PS. The petrol 1.2-litre PureTech will be available through most of the trim levels, Allure, Allure Premium and GT. The car …

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Suzuki Across 2.5 PHEV, rapid and spacious

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, Suzuki by Tom Scanlan

Suzuki’s plug-in hybrid SUV costs twice as much as their next-most-expensive model Car Reviewed: Suzuki Across 2.5 PHEV E-4 E-CVT A couple of years back, our first impressions were good, but what’s it like to live with over more than a week, totalling 300 miles? Not only can the 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder engine’s 183 bhp plus battery power (total 302 bhp) …