Audi A3 40 TFSi e (PHEV) Sportback Review

The new Audi A3 is the best-looking it’s ever been, but does the Plug-In hybrid appeal?

This is the Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e – let me translate that for you: it’s the A3 hatchback with a 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine producing 150bhp,though that’s not it’s only power unit. As the ‘e’ in the title signifies, this is a plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) which also packs an 85kW electric motor integrated into the six-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox producing 107bhp.

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Honda Jazz e:HEV Review

This is voodoo. This is jazz. There is magic within this little car

The Honda Jazz loves to riff, innovating with magic seats that mixed ample cargo height into the capacious cabin, through the simple idea of lifting its rear seat base for more room. For the latest fourth generation edition it’s playing a new hybrid tune – the only flavour you can have it in. A 1.5-litre petrol e:HEV which is like a hybrid of hybrids. It features innovation not so simple in concept, but still devilishly clever.

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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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2020 Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid

Sport lives up to the Swift name, hybrid makes it thrifty and yet…

You either love the little Suzuki Swift, or it’s not on your radar. It’s one of those cars that once you have tried it, driven it, lived with it a while, you’ll swear by it. The fourth generation Suzuki Swift has been around since 2017 and maintained the sheer charm, usability and fun drive that keeps the Swift’s loyal following intact and growing.

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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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Full Review: BMW 330e

It’s not electric, it’s a Plug-In Hybrid

Parking a BMW 330 on one’s driveway would be a point of pride for any motorist, but what about that ‘e’ tagged onto the end? At first glance you’d think it was a fully electric version of the fabled 3 Series – a popular choice in the BMW range particularly among UK motorists.

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Ford Kuga PHEV Review

Family-friendly SUV that looks cool and merely sniffs at fuel

It’s about as fresh and woke as an SUV can get. Swoopy styling, Focus underpinnings, and clever future tech that’ll get you a claimed 200mpg – this writer bears witness to nearly 100mpg in the real world – at least for a while. The Kuga has come a long way, cue wavy lines to inset a quick history lesson…

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BMW 330e Plug-In electric hybrid review

Check out my full review of the hybrid 3 Series – does it still feel like a 3 Series?

It’s the superclean BMW 3 Series that runs about half the time on electric power and claims a maximum of 200mpg! It’s an M-Sport version, but does it still feel, drive and behave like a 3 Series should? Watch my full review. Follow #BCGBMW #BCGBMW330e & #BrownCarGuy (on all all social media). If you enjoyed this video please consider supporting me on https://www.patreon.com/shahzadsheikh

Review: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

What makes this the world’s best-selling car?

By the time you’ve read this review, Toyota will have sold two more Corollas somewhere in the world. The Japanese company sold a million of these last year and it is certifiably the best-selling car in the world. Some people might find this strange, while others, like myself, can easily comprehend and appreciate the depth of quality and continuity inherent in the Corolla.

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