Honda E Review

Is this the city-wise electric car we’ve been waiting for?

Honda has previously said that it plans to provide an entirely electrified range in Europe by 2022 – yes that’s next year. By electrified we mean either hybrid or fully electric. However the only fully electric vehicle from the Japanese car manufacture is the little Honda E introduced last year.

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Suzuki Vitara Hybrid Review

Does hybridisation improve an already-great family SUV?

The immensely likeable and usable Suzuki Vitara is now a hybrid. However those that know, know that the Vitara is normally a surprisingly enjoyable drive, with good steering, decent dynamics and useful around town performance – plus it comes with an excellent manual gearbox. So should the alarm bells be ringing?

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Top 10 Car Videos and Content Viewed in 2020

Here are my best vids, pics and most read articles of the year

Based on numbers – here is my top performing content across YouTube, this blog and on DriveTribe.com (where my content received 1.5m views).

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Land Rover Defender 90 P400 & P300 On and Off-Road Review

Driving the new Defender 90 in top and entry spec on road, track off road!

Here’s the first review of the new Land Rover Defender 90. I know what you’re thinking, surely the new Defender has been out a while already? Indeed, and with some success. The Defender 110 clocked up 4500 sales in July, one of the best months ever for the company – under pressure from the pandemic and slowing export sales – but that’s the four-door long-wheel base version. The two-door edition was delayed.

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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

This chiselled brute is the best of the breed so far

This is the fifth generation of a model line that was launched back in 1994 and arguably kicked off the trend and set the standard for affordable family SUVs. Of course it won customers and plaudits for robustness, reliability and all-round ability and practicality.

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You Won’t Believe The Classic Cars I Found in the Sharjah – #FBF Video

Yes a Lamborghini Urraco, Mercedes, Porsche, a couple of Opel GTs and a 2CV

#FlashBackFriday – Some of our most popular vides on the Motoring Middle East YouTube channel were when we just went out to search for interesting cars abandoned or for sale at random. This was a popular video when I went to then new (2016) Sharjah used car complex and managed to find a couple of Opel GTs, a 2CV and even a Lamborghini Urraco along with some other classics. I did a Facebook live (incorporated into this video) at the time, and I believe that was ripped and circulated going viral in the Middle East and South East for a while. Originally posted on https://www.youtube.com/MotoringMiddleEast

Electric AC Cobra, Grenadier, new Citroen C4 & Bentley Bentayga

#BCGBulletin update – All you need to know!

More details on a crucial new car from Citroen – the all-new C4, now also available as 100% EV and with some very clever new features; the updated and better looking Bentley Bentayga; a reborn roadster from AC Cobra, also electric, though a Mustang-powered version is also available; plus finally the new Land Rover Defender that isn’t a Land Rover, or even a Defender, it’s the INEOS Grenadier!

Should you buy… a Vector W8?

I team up with Imthishan Giado of Motoring Middle East to decide!

Kicking off a new series with Imthishan Giado of Motoring Middle East, in which we decide if you should buy a certain car. If the two of us both agree we’d buy it, you get the green light!

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Review: Kia Soul EV – but has it got SOUL?!!

This is the grooviest car review on the internet right now!

Kia call this car the Soul, and music has always been an integral theme with this model range – even in this latest third generation edition. You can see that from the acoustically-themed stylised interior design elements, and the fact that it’s got a banging 10-speaker Harmon/Kardon sound system. Whilst on the UK launch of the latest version, the most pertinent comment of the day came from my colleague, former-TV motoring journalist, Kevin Haggarthy: “I know why this car doesn’t have any engine noise, it’s so we can hear the music better!”

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