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Genesis GV70 2.2D, one of the best

In Car Reviews, Diesel, Genesis, SUV by Jonathan Humphrey

I can’t drive anything else now, exclaimed my wife; I want one Car Reviewed: Genesis GV70 2.2D Genesis is a luxury brand from South Korea, worldwide. They are relatively new, just eight years old and have been available in the UK for over two years. The cars are the result of the luxury arm of Hyundai, which also owns Kia, …

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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 …

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Zippy and surprisingly good, the Kia Soul EV ‘Explore’

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Kia by Robin Roberts

The Kia Soul EV was the manufacturer’s first contemporary zero-emission vehicle Car Reviewed: Kia Soul EV ‘Explore’ 64kWh 1-speed Auto The original Maxx powertrain has been refined, and we have been testing it with the longer-range 64kWh battery and more powerful 210bhp motor. This combination will prove more suitable for many owners than the medium-range 39.2kWh battery and 134bhp motor …

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Ford Ranger Wildtrak Diesel 2.0 Litre | Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Ford, Pick-Ups by Jonathan Humphrey

It’s always a great week with a Ford Ranger Wildtrak Car Reviewed: Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2.0 Diesel Pick-ups have really become dual-purpose vehicles for many; the double cab makes it as good as many cars for refinement, comfort and size with the load-lugging ability you would expect. People love them for their versatile and reliable nature, power and towing ability, …

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The Likeable, Lexus RZ 450e

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

It’s a pretty sharp-looking SUV, the first all-electric car from Lexus Car Reviewed: Lexus RZ 450e Takumi What attracted me to the Lexus RZ 450e is that it is superbly refined throughout and a peaceful, smooth, comfy cruiser to spend time in. The overall spec of the Takumi model tested is very comprehensive. On the road, the Direct-4 all-wheel drive …

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The Kia Sportage, capturing hearts since 1993

In Kia, Short Cuts, SUV by Jonathan Humphrey

Celebrating 30 Years: Kia Sportage SUV Exceeds 7 Million Units Sold From its early days to the present, the Kia Sportage has evolved through five generations, each heralding a new era of automotive excellence. Distinguished by its commitment to safety, performance, and design innovation, this SUV has left an indelible mark on drivers across the globe. Over the years, the …

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Reviewed – the more premium 2023 Kia XCeed GT-Line S

In Car Reviews, Kia by Jonathan Humphrey

The Kia XCeed has been a big reason why Kia has become one of the most popular car ranges in the UK Car Reviewed: Kia XCeed ‘GT-Line S’ 1.5 T-GDi 158bhp 6-speed Manual Prices range from around £23,770 to £32,465, and all four models—Grades 2, 3, GT-Line, and GT-Line S—come standard with the same unleaded petrol engine and 6-speed manual …

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Mazda MX-5 RF – What’s your favourite car?

In Car Reviews, Mazda, Sports Cars by Neil Lyndon

This is the last car review I shall ever write Car Reviewed: Mazda MX-5 RF It’s been a good run. My enforced retirement comes close to the anniversary of the moment when the editor of a national newspaper idly wondered if I might fill in on the motoring column for a few months while she found somebody permanent. That was …

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The Bicester Heritage Summer FlyWheel 2023

In Blog, Car Museums, Events, Featured Articles, Short Cuts by Tom Scanlan

Tom Scanlan took his camera along to the Bicester Heritage Summer FlyWheel There are workshops restoring vintage cars, and instructing people in how to do this,   promoting classic car events and much more. It’s an active airfield, too, and FlyWheel this year featured historic aircraft from The Great War and a Spitfire and the sole remaining Bristol Blenheim from WW2. …

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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? …