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The Renault Arkana R.S. Line SUV, stylish and chic

In Car Reviews, Renault by Maggie Barry

We can always rely on the French to bring us something stylish and effortlessly chic to adorn our roads. Renault has been way ahead of the game since they introduced the all-electric Zoe to us nearly a decade ago and now they give us their first fully formed hybrid designed from the Tarmac upwards. The Arkana with its sleek coupé …

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Honda CR-V, always a great family SUV

In Car Reviews, Honda, Hybrid by Neil Lyndon

You see them everywhere, yet you probably never notice them. This car exists so far under the automotive radar that it’s almost subterranean. At the same time, however, it has a fair claim to being one of the best “soft-roader” SUVs on the market and one of the very best of all family cars, as it proves again with the …

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A fresh new look, the 2022 Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid SUV

In Car Reviews, Hybrid, Suzuki by Peter Nunn

Guess where the new shape Suzuki S-Cross Hybrid SUV fits in? The Suzuki’s mission in life is instead something more prosaic: that of a straightforward, good value SUV contender, filling a gap between the funky, ever loveable Jimny 4×4, Vitara and Across in Suzuki’s SUV 2022 line up. No flash, then, with the Suzuki S-Cross, a capable SUV player that’s …

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McLaren GT and 720S, yes please

In Car Reviews, McLaren, Supercars by Kieran Bicknell

The answer is always yes when you get an invite to drive two McLaren supercars back-to-back at the legendary Millbrook testing facility  Now, I’m no stranger to high-performance cars, but both the 720S, with 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and the GT, with 3 seconds, completely blew any other cars I’ve driven out of the water in terms of sheer power, …

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Honda e Advance, “My, that’s cute!”

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Honda by Neil Lyndon

“Now you just stay there,” my wife affectionately admonished the new Honda e… I completely agreed. Never have I found a car more engaging and captivating. The Honda e is to fall in love with. A year that has brought a host of great cars came to a close with one of the best. I was smitten from the first …

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Winning EVs from BMW, the iX and i4

In BMW, Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars by Tom Scanlan

Humans at BMW have put a certain amount of A.I. into their new iX and i4 EVs. A decent drive in rather lousy weather of forty-five miles through suburbs, villages and country roads and motorways in the iX SUV, followed by the same route in the handsome i4 coupe (loving the grey colour!) provided plenty of evidence to pronounce each …

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Mazda MX-5 RF, a sportscar to love

In Car Reviews, Mazda, Sports Cars by Neil Lyndon

I’m in love again. It’s a miracle. I felt certain it would never happen. I was convinced I was a goner. After an endless succession of humdrum SUVs and worthy-but-oh-so-dull electrics, I had forgotten the delirium of loving a car so much you would get up at dawn to take it out on empty roads with nowhere in particular to …

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The Ford Puma ST, mean, green and delightfully quick

In Car Reviews, Ford by Tom Scanlan

ST = Ford Performance = fun, fun, fun? …Almost! No, not some sort of exhaust-enhancer, but a deep extra load space in the boot that even has a drain hole for all the muddy wetness that you’ve washed off your hiking boots. Now THAT’s useful and cool! Now back to the real fun bit. The compact 3-cylinder 1.5-litre engine delivers …

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The 2021 Kia Stinger GT-S, hot and cool

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

As a young journalist, the Kia Stinger GT-S was ‘forbidden’ until I hit the minimum age restriction, such is the way with insurance and manufacturers. Nonetheless, I was excited to get behind the wheel of Kia’s ‘Q’ car, as it were. Hidden in plain sight, the Stinger racks up well against its rivals from the likes of Mercedes and BMW …

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Ford Kuga ST-line X Edition, a compact SUV

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

I couldn’t help but whistle aloud when I looked at the spec sheet for the new Ford Kuga ST-Line X Edition and saw the all-in price for the first time. Answer: emphatically yes. This Kuga is so loaded with good stuff and outstanding qualities that it stands in a class apart – as is made manifest straight away by the …