Plug-in hybrid car reviews

Seat Leon e-Hybrid FR review

The first plug-in hybrid from Seat comes in the shape of its latest Leon hatchback. The model shares much of its underpinnings and powertrain with the VW Golf GTE, but with Seat’s stamp on things. The Leon has proven a popular and characterful family car...

Kia Sorento PHEV first drive

There’s been plenty changing at Kia, and electrification is at the heart of this shift for the Korean manufacturer. A new logo will arrive on the bonnet of a car - branding elsewhere has already changed - with the company’s first dedicated, pure-electric...

Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate review

Volkswagen’s Passat GTE is the company’s answer to a frequently asked question. Are there any practical, family-sized plug-in cars on the market? The PHEV Passat sits in VW’s usual spot, between mass-market and premium models, and offers lots of practicality...

Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine review

Volvo's XC40 is a very good car. The compact premium SUV has quickly become a firm favourite, with a combination of style and space bringing the buyers in for Volvo. Now there's a plug-in hybrid version, which has the potential to take what is a very good...

Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine R-Design review

Volvo is going big on its plug-in hybrid models, now offering at least one in every model in its range. It's also starting to offer greater plug-in choice, with some models set to have a couple of different Twin Engine PHEVs on offer, plus the introduction...

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid review

Porsche’s Cayenne - alongside the Panamera - is a key model for the German manufacturer when it comes to electrification. There are two plug-in hybrid versions available to buyers, the Cayenne E-Hybrid and range-topping Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid. We drive...

BMW 330e saloon first drive

BMW's 330e is one of the best-selling plug-in cars in the UK. Drivers have found the combination of the regularly excellent 3 Series and a plug-in hybrid powertrain a great match, and there's now a new second-generation version. Based on the latest 3 Series,...

Kia Niro PHEV first drive

Kia has updated its Niro Plug-in Hybrid and Hybrid range, with improved levels of equipment on offer as well as some styling tweaks. The electrified range includes Kia's new connected car app, and a boost in value for money from the efficient crossovers....

Mercedes Benz E 300 de review

For those that regularly complete short trips, but often cover long distances as well, the idea of a diesel-PHEV seems like a good one. You get the benefit of long distance mile munching from the engine, and the use of electric-only power for those typical...

VW Passat GTE first drive

VW has rolled out a series of updates to its Passat range - now Mk8.5 - and included in the revisions is the Passat GTE plug-in hybrid. Here greater changes than elsewhere in the range are found, as the powertrain is boosted by a larger battery improving...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:7th Apr 2021