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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 Octavia Estate, a big seller

In Car Reviews, Diesel, Skoda by Robin Roberts

Diesel cars are nearing extinction. Long live the Škoda Octavia Estate turbo-diesel Car Reviewed: Škoda Octavia Estate SE L 2.0TDI 150 It’s one of the oldest model names in the Škoda stable. Still, it accounts for about half of the brand’s European sales, but the fact it’s semi-estate shape and diesel engine have become unfashionable in the eyes of many …

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MG HS, a budget flagship SUV

In Car Reviews, MG by Matthew Macconnell

The MG HS, a budget SUV that’s doing its darndest to cover all bases Car Reviewed: MG HS Trophy Buy the Trophy, and your HS will come with dual-zone air conditioning, a powered tailgate, rear privacy glass, a six-speaker stereo system and heated sports seats. My test car was the Trophy equipped with the £545 Urban Gray paintwork and the …

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Ford Puma ST mHEV, the mildly hot one

In Car Reviews, Ford, Hybrid by Robin Roberts

The Ford Puma was at the top of Britain’s car sales in 2023, it’s easy to see why Car Reviewed: Ford Puma ST EcoBoost mHEV 7 Speed Automatic It has also played about with the ST and Vignale suffixes as it did with the Ghia years before, along with the famous RS badges. Now, it has come full circle with …

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Life with a Ford Focus Active 1.0 EcoBoost

In Car Reviews, Ford, Hybrid by Matthew Macconnell

The stars were clearly aligned when the Ford Focus Active was dropped off Car Reviewed: Ford Focus Active 1.0-Litre EcoBoost The Active is aesthetically, well, odd. It’s classed as a crossover; it sits slightly higher than a standard Focus and is covered in tough-looking black plastic. That aside, it makes for a strong argument in the hybrid field and has …

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Honda CR-V eHEV, built to last

In Car Reviews, Honda, Hybrid, SUV by Robin Roberts

The Honda product range is steadily heading in an ‘electric’ direction Car Reviewed: Honda CR-V e:HEV It is the largest Honda SUV sold in Britain and has been the most popular model worldwide for over six generations. Honda’s Compact Recreational Vehicle is sold in both front and all-wheel drive in Britain, in Elegance and Advance trims. It marks the gradual …

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Tesla and Beyond: Exploring Notable Electric Vehicle Brands

In Collaborative, Short Cuts by Collaborative Content

As the world continues its transition away from traditional fuel-based modes of transport, electric vehicles (EVs) are no longer just a glimpse into the future. They are, in fact, becoming a vibrant part of today’s automotive landscape. The UK, with its growing network of charging stations and increasing consumer interest, is at the forefront of this shift. In April 2023, …

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Life with the: Renault Austral E-Tech iconic esprit Alpine

In Alpine, Car Reviews, Renault by Matthew Macconnell

Originally, Alpine cars were lower to the ground than a snake’s stomach and were triumphant in Monte Carlo rallies Car Reviewed: Renault Austral E-Tech iconic esprit Alpine Sadly, this isn’t the case. The Alpine moniker is just a way of saying ‘range-topper’: you still get the same 1.2-litre 200bhp powertrain mated to an automatic ‘box, found in cheaper Austral models, …