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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Toyota Yaris Hybrid Review

Toyota’s little car has a grown-up feel

Toyota’s baby hatchback has been around for over two decades, and this latest model is the fourth-generation edition of the car. It went on sale last year. But if you do a search for the new 2020 Yaris online and you’ll find pages of links eulogising over the wanna-be rally car edition that is the GR Yaris.

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50 Years of the Lamborghini Countach [My First Supercar]

Reminiscing about my first Lamborghini Countach experience on 50th anniversary of the iconic supercar

In celebration of the 50 years anniversary of the debut of the Lamborghini Countach on this planet, I recount my first supercar experience from when I reviewed this 1983 Lamborghini LP5000S back in 1990 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as a fledgling car journalist.

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Kia Sorento Review

It’s big, it’s bold, it’s…bravely priced!

This is the all-new fourth generation Kia Sorento 7-seater large SUV. Forget the previous editions, some of which weren’t the best looking SUVs around let’s be honest. Forget what you remember of the quality of the early models. Forget delicate tech and fragile fabrics of history past. In fact forget everything you thought you knew about the Kia Sorento. Prepared to be wowed by the Korean car company’s latest offering.

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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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Isuzu D-Max XTR Review

When a D-Max pick-up truck gets exposed to Gamma Radiation

Watch the video or look closely at the pictures of this D-Max XTR and you’ll notice splashes of vibrant green on the badges, brake callipers, badges and even on the stitching inside. It particularly stands out on this beefy truck’s cosmic mica black paintwork, boasting 17-inch black alloy wheels shod with huge 32-inch all-terrain Pirelli Scorpion tyres.

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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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