Toyota Yaris Cross Review

It’s the little Yaris for grown ups!

This is the Toyota Yaris Cross, which is more than just a jacked-up Yaris, but less than an actual SUV, more crossover and hence ‘Cross’. It may look very different and certainly feels bigger, but it’s actually built on the same platform as the current Yaris, but then so is the Prius. It doesn’t lack presence, particularly in the Bi-tone brass gold of the test car. The styling is quite angular, with a surprisingly blunt and somewhat aggressive front end. 

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 First Drive Review

Its Very Interesting!

My quick first drive review of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 reveals a hugely charismatically designed car both inside and out, it’s incredibly alluring, comfy, spacious, reasonably practical, but what’s it like around a tight and twisty mountain road. Find out in this video. #BCGHyundaiIoniq5

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Review Issue 5 GoClassics Magazine!

Take a look at what’s in the latest issue of GoClassics

My review of the latest issue (5) of GoClassics magazine – plus I’m in it of course. But also some great features, brilliant info and invaluable buying guides. Go Classics is a brand new print and digital magazine – and it’s out now. Head over to https://www.goclassics.co.uk to get your copy and subscribe now!

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2022 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge Edition Review

Are you bad enough for Black Badge?

Are you filthy rich and villainous? Then read on. Otherwise, pfft, just go look at the ‘regular’ Ghost. You’re not quite elite enough to contemplate this lady in black.   

About that though, the all-new second generation Rolls-Royce Ghost was launched last year, and in a major departure, unlike its predecessor, was based not on the BMW 7-Series, but instead shared its platform with in-house siblings, the flagship Phantom and the Cullinan luxury SUV. Admittedly, like those other Rolls-Royce motor cars, its power unit is from BMW (which owns Rolls-Royce), though it’s no less than a V12 engine with a 6.75-litre cubic capacity. 

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Kia EV6 Full Review

Full written and video review of the all-new Kia EV6 in both RWD and AWD guises

It makes sense. Korean companies Hyundai and now Kia, appear to be leap-frogging more recognised and established car makers in the race to create desirable, usable and quality electric cars. The 2022 Kia EV6 has just gone on sale, and is Kia’s version of Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 – kind of. Discrepancies in dimensions and battery packs, maintain sufficient distinction to present these as very different offerings. 

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GoClassics Mag Issue 2 Review [Sept 2021]

Check out my latest column in the Issue 2 of GoClassics, as well as tons of other great features!

I check out Issue Number 2 of GoClassics Magazine. Here’s a rundown of all the amazing content you’ll find in the latest absolutely PACKED issues of the newest, most exciting classic and modern classic car magazine! Go Classics is a brand new car mag, and it’s awesome! Why? Because I’m in it.

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Vauxhall Mokka Review

British Griffin mates with the French Lion to give us a stylish new compact family SUV

Forget the old Vauxhall Mokka, that was a rebadged Chevrolet Trax/Buick Encore which were built at the old Daewoo factory in South Korea. It was a competent enough car, but a bit mumsy. In 2019 Vauxhall, or rather its parent company, Opel (having previously divorced from America’s General Motors) was bought by PSA (the Peugeot/Citroen group). The new Mokka is the result of this new arrangement. 

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Jaguar F-Pace 400e PHEV Review

Oh alright then, where’s the plug socket?

I’m going to be making a very special exception in this review. Normally I don’t like plug-in hybrids. What’s the point? Electric cars must be plugged-in of course, but it’s frankly a nuisance. Hybrids should have the advantage of self-charging. So why put up with the hassle of plugging them in too? Dunno.

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Ford Transit Custom Van PHEV Review

Check out my quick drive review of the Hybrid Transit van

Here’s my quick drive review of the latest plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the current Ford Transit van. We don’t normally review vans and commercial vehicles on this channel, but it’s interesting to get an insight into how far vans have come and developed in terms of ease of driving, noise vibration harshness (NVH) and refinement and quality. There’s a quick look at the space available, the front compartment, but mostly it’s about the drive and the something of a surprise reaction on throttle application! Should I review more commercial vehicles? Follow #BCGFordTransit

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