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Volvo C40 review

Volvo’s second pure-EV to arrive is this C40. Based on the same platform as the XC40, unlike the conventional SUV, the C40 coupe-SUV is offered only as a pure-electric model. With coupe-inspired SUVs and electric vehicles selling fast, it’s likely the...

Kia e-Niro review

The Kia e-Niro was launched in 2019, but has received a refresh, boosting kit on what is already a class-leading electric family SUV. New grades, a few styling tweaks, and added charging options make the e-Niro line-up broader than ever. Review by Chris...

Kia Sorento PHEV review

Kia’s Sorento is the largest model on sale from the Korean manufacturer in the UK, and with the plug-in hybrid version, it remains one of the more efficient too. It comes as part of an electrification push that sees all new models launched with at least...

Kia Sportage PHEV first drive

The latest generation Sportage from Kia is the first to get the plug-in hybrid treatment from a company that has extensively electrified its line-up. We drive the Kia Sportage PHEV on its UK launch for an early impression. Review by Chris Lilly KIA...

Cupra Leon e-Hybrid review

Cupra is quickly establishing itself as Seat’s performance brand, and a key part of that is electrification. With a range of core models across the VW Group receiving the plug-in hybrid treatment, it’s now the time of Cupra with its Leon e-Hybrid. Review...

MG HS Plug-in Hybrid review

MG’s line-up may be small, but it’s extensively electrified. Alongside the pure-electric ZS EV and MG5 EV models, there is also the HS Plug-in Hybrid. We test the PHEV version of MG’s largest car to discover how well it performs. Review by Chris...

Volvo XC40 T4 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid review

Volvo’s Recharge plug-in hybrid line-up has rapidly expanded, and now offers not only one PHEV option in each model range, but increasingly two or more. The XC40 SUV is a case in point, with two Recharge PHEVs available to choose from - the entry-level...

BMW i4 eDrive40 first drive

BMW’s i4 is a crucial model, not only in the firm’s history but arguably for the automotive market as a whole. For many years, the car world has needed an un-compromised electric version of the 3 Series - a model that practically defines the executive...

BMW iX xDrive40 first drive

BMW’s next generation of electric vehicles is effectively brought into the now with the iX. Large, striking, and with a long range, the iX is the antithesis of BMW’s first generation EV - the i3. But surprisingly it shares plenty of similar themes. We...

Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin review

Volvo's XC40 Recharge is the Swedish firm’s first pure-electric model to wear the badge. Packaged in a mid-sized SUV shape that’s full of Swedish style, the electric XC40 provides a practical basis for the all-electric Volvo. Review by Chris Lilly VOLVO...

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Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:22nd Jul 2022