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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) …

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Cupra Formentor VZ2 e-Hybrid, particularly impressive

In Car Reviews, Cupra, Hybrid by Tom Scanlan

“Could I get my golf clubs in it?” Car Reviewed: Cupra Formentor VZ2 e-HYBRID DSG-auto 245PS Opening the boot, he reckoned his clubs would fit across diagonally or any old how if one of the rear seats was folded forwards. “So what do you think of the car?” was his next question. “I think it’s really good!” I answered. And …

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Analysing the 2023 Suzuki S-Cross Full Hybrid

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Suzuki by Peter Nunn

Rewind to 2022 and Suzuki’s new generation S- Cross SUV arrived in the UK. Car Reviewed: Suzuki S-Cross 1.5 Full Hybrid AGS AllGrip Ultra This was a significant and welcome update for the S-Cross, with bold new styling and an improved powertrain to give it fresh appeal on the road. Now comes the 1.5-litre Full Hybrid S-Cross model to further broaden …

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Volkswagen Arteon R-Line eHybrid with feel good factor

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Volkswagen by Tom Scanlan

Smooth, intelligent, practical, that’s the Volkswagen Arteon, a sporty ‘shooting brake’. Car Reviewed: Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake R-Line eHybrid 1.4-litre TSI No, more like a car that can transport a good deal of family luggage as they head off on holiday. The boot is indeed a good size, as is the interior generally. The first impression of the latest Arteon …

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Honda Civic Sport e:HEV, an intelligent choice

In Car Reviews, Honda, Hybrid by Neil Lyndon

“That’s more like what we used to call a big car than a family hatchback,” Car Reviewed: All-New Honda Civic e:HEV Advance 2.0 i-MMD e-CVT Its fastback rear-end put me in mind of the Rover SD1 of the late 1970s and 1980s, which was considered a large, “executive” car at the time. Looking up the record, I found that the …

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Reviewed: BMW 2 Series M Sport Active Tourer

In BMW, Car Reviews, Hybrid by Neil Lyndon

The New BMW 2 Series M Sport Active Tourer gave me one of the drives of my life Car Reviewed: BMW 2 Series 223i M Sport Active Tourer Driving the 130-odd miles between those two spots should have taken a little over two and a half hours. Instead, when I entered the destination into the satnav, it forecast that “significant …