Toyota GR Yaris Review

Just don’t actually call it a Yaris. It’s not a Yaris.

Around Northwest London, the Toyota GR Yaris is a bit lost, and that’s for two reasons. Firstly, because it has to mix it among throngs of regular Yaris models, quite popular in regular flavour in this part of the world; and secondly because it simply doesn’t like being on a leash. 

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2022 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Review

Is this the pick of the family cars in the Suzuki range?

This is the all-new 2022 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross, the third generation of the series, although in reality it’s more of a very extensive update and revision of the second-generation model which first arrived in 2013 and was itself updated in 2016. The first-generation model, more widely known as the SX4 was a compact, family hatchback-on-stilts type of thing. If the second gen was more Crossover, the latest car is again a little closer to being an SUV, and closer then to the Vitara on which it is based. 

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Audi RS6 Review

Is this the true spiritual successor to the original Quattro?

Every car person will remember the original 1980s Audi ur-Quattro, something of a legend of road and rally stages. It made its name as a WRC champion having taken the world rallying championship by storm with its stunning all-wheel drive system, out-pacing just about every contender out there, until they followed suit and also developed cars capable of sending torque to all four wheels. 

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Mazda3 GT Sport Review

It thinks it’s a hot hatch, and it’s warm enough for most!

Sleek styling, curvy sides, swooping roofline and the sweet way it plays with the light makes the Mazda3 one of the best-looking hatchbacks around. Such is the appeal of this all-rounder, that if the aesthetics don’t get you, the driving dynamics might just do the trick. 

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Jeep Renegade 4xE Review

Orange Jeep is a plug in Hybrid off-roader!

Did you ever imagine speaking of an off-roader as a hybrid? A plug-in hybrid in this case to be exact. The Jeep Renegade has been around since 2015, it shares its underpinnings with the Fiat 500X and is actually made in Italy, rather than the Stateside home of the now legendary and iconic 4×4 marque. 

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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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Mazda MX-5 RF Review 

For rear-wheel-drive fans, there are only two affordable cars worth considering

Whether you’re a keen young driver, or someone just wishing to get a taste of what traditional sportscars felt like to drive after a diet of tiny front-wheel drive hatchbacks, there are really only two cars on the market that you should consider buying: the brilliant Toyota 86 and the car reviewed here.

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Suzuki Across PHEV Review

You’re confused aren’t you? This looks like something else. But is it a great Suzuki?

You’re thrown, aren’t you? At first glance you thought you knew what this car was. Then you looked again and you weren’t so sure after. A third glance caught the Suzuki badge, and then you found yourself really perplexed. 

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