Tag - Car review

Volvo EX30

Volvo courts 'Gen Z' buyers with a compact EV that priorities sustainability via greater digital convergence. But at what cost? ‘Centralisation’ may yet turn out to be the ‘Marmite’ vehicle design concept of 2024. This is the reason that the Volvo ...

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Review: 2023 Toyota Crown Limited

You may not be able to tell unless you are in person, but my first question was, “Is it a crossover?” The answer is no. My second question was, “A small SUV?” Again, no. So, what’s the answer? Considering the Toyota Crown has replaced the full-size Avalon, let’s go with...

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BMW X3

BWW's evergreen X3 is just as good as ever. But how does it fare with newer competition? Since the BMW X3's inception the firm's range of SUVs has undergone a bit of a coming of age.BMW's growing up and general maturing process coincides neatly with...

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Tesla Model 3

The most affordable Tesla yet is tempting on the face of it, so should you yield or resist? Say what you like about Elon Musk and his wireless brain chips, but when future historians chart the development of personal transport, the Tesla Model 3 wil...

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Volkswagen Tiguan

Is it just a nip and tuck? Or is the third-generation VW Tiguan a thorough re-think? We try one and find out If we were in a corporate bonding exercise and playing a mandatory game of word association and I said Volkswagen, you might say Golf. But t...

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Mini Countryman

Crossover has expanded to Qashqai size for third generation but promises to be a truer Mini than before The new Mini Countryman is emphatically not mini. It’s the biggest Mini yet, in fact, and it looks it.It’s more like a Maxi Countryman. With that...

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Vauxhall Astra

What else besides Mokka-inspired looks has Vauxhall given its old showroom darling? We try the Vauxhall Astra and the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer. The backstory of the Vauxhall Astra tells you much about Vauxhall as a company, as well as the ebb an...

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BMW 5 Series

The new i5 got this eighth-gen 5 Series range off to a stuttering start. What's it like when an ICE enters the mix? Given that BMW itself calls the BMW 5 Series the “core and heart” of its brand, the arrival of a new one is going to be a much...

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Skoda Scala

Popular Czech brand wades into the fiercely competitive hatchback homeland  It wasn't Skoda who first hit on the idea of putting a bigger hatchback body onto an existing supermini model platform, in order to deliver to market an equally spacious but...

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Fiat 500 Hybrid

Mild hybrid power gives Fiat's core model a chance to outlive its famous 1950s forebear Can there be many milestones left for the now-seventeen-year old Fiat 500? Most modern car model generations are long dead and buried by this age. The BMW Group’...

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