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Kia Soul EV, electrifying, everyday

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

Electric cars are somewhat of a talking point right now and the Kia Soul EV is worth gassing about. The UK Government has recently set out a ban on the sale of new ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars by 2035, with the shock inclusion of Hybrid vehicles within this category. This leaves only fully electric vehicles free to be sold …

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Mitsubishi L200 Series 6 – A premium pick-up

In Car Reviews, Mitsubishi by Neil Lyndon

“What’s that green sign on the dashboard that says Eco?” asked my wife, in the newest Mitsubishi LS200. “I wouldn’t have thought this was a very environmentally friendly vehicle.” The motor industry may be capable of shameless deceit and breathtaking pretence but – seeing as that indicator was usually showing that the pick-up was doing about 20 mpg – even …

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The All-New Corsa from Vauxhall, a very good car indeed

In Car Reviews, Vauxhall by Tom Scanlan

They seek perfection, but that’s well-nigh impossible when compromises have to be made. But Vauxhall’s All-New Corsa has got pretty close! And I have changed my mind about 3-cylinder engines. The Corsa’s 1.2 was the 100PS version: particularly quiet on tick-over and enjoyably growly as the revs build up…at which point, from 2000 rpm upwards, the performance is vivacious. The …

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Kia Stonic Review: The perfect first SUV?

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

SUVs are the perfect everyday car for younger generations. No, I haven’t gone crazy… While I love a fast, hot hatch as much as the next 20- something-year-old, I believe that small SUVs are the ideal practical daily car for younger generations, something that may take convincing for some people. Appearance is everything in this day and age, especially for …

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Ford Focus Active X Estate, a very good family car

In Car Reviews, Ford by Tom Scanlan

A friend of mine, a keen pizza eater, always used to order an American Hot AND “with extra pepperoni!” For some reason, I thought of him on a cold morning this winter when I switched on the Ford Focus Active X heated seat — I very soon had to switch it off again… So, what’s all this got to do …

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Nissan Micra N-Sport, take the long way home

In Car Reviews, Nissan by Kieran Bicknell

The humble Nissan Micra; Long known as the first car of choice for newly-passed teenagers or a cheap runabout for your grandma, the Nissan Micra N-sport edition is the latest in a line of models offered, to move the Micra away from these stereotypes and towards the modern supermini and sporty-hatch markets. Does it succeed where previous generations have perhaps …

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Ford Transit Connect Sport, a thumbs-up

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

A little boy walking through our village, on his way to school with his father at his side, stopped stock still on the pavement when he saw the new Ford Transit Connect Sport coming his way. Then he looked at me through the windscreen, grinned from ear to ear, and stuck up his thumb. It must have been the stripes …