BYD Atto 3 Design Review 

Chinese EV just strums along

Some car manufacturers are finally beginning to understand rule number three of making electric cars – the first two being: the batteries should always go in the floor, and style the exterior to offer the least possible resistance to the wind – in other words, make it aerodynamic. The third rule however, supersedes the first two, and it is simply this – there are no rules. 

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Review

nod to the past, glimpse of the future

When the Hyundai Ioniq 5 was introduced just over a year ago, jaws dropped. This all-new, all-electric crossover referenced Hyundai’s inaugural production car, and indeed South Korea’s first car, the Pony, from 1975. Squint and you’ll recognise the proportions and silhouette, the sharp edges, blunt front and rear ends, and the early hatchback style. 

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2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Review

This thing makes no sense in the world we live in. So of course I REALLY want one!

Do you need a truck? Probably not. Will you drive off road, actually, the question should be, will you frequently drive like a bat-out-of-hell on rough terrain? Unlikely. Is it smart to have a car that’s nearly two metres longer, and half a metre wider than a typical small city car? Not really. During a cost-of-living crisis should you be contemplating buying a car that costs around £60,000 all-in and manages only 20.5mpg? Does your bank manager come to work sporting a mohawk, nose ring and wearing a mankini? Exactly. 

Should you then be lusting after the new 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor truck? Oh, hell yeah! Totally. Absolutely. In fact, form an orderly queue of adoring fans that starts just behind me. 

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2022 Volkswagen ID.5 GTX Review

Volkswagen ID.5 GTX Style 4Motion (300bhp) Review – the Performance Family Electric SUV

The Volkswagen ID.5 is the ‘coupe’ version of ID.4, which is a crossover family SUV-style electric vehicle. And by ‘coupe’ we don’t mean it loses the rear doors, but that it gets a more fastback-like sloping rear roof-line. Cynical but enticing marketing terminology aside, there’s no question the ID.5 is the better-looking sibling, and compared to its smaller ID.3, this is the more grown-up proposition. 

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