VW’s new ID.4 all-electric crossover. What’s it really like??

I elected to swerve on reviewing the all-electric VW ID.3 because I was awaiting the release of its bigger, more SUV-like sibling, the ID.4. You won’t be at all surprised to learn that the ID.4 is built on the same platform as the ID.3. These form the underpinnings of VW’s new all-electric architecture, termed “MEB” (I’m not going to tell you what MEB stands for – it’s…

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Chinese EV maker Nio announces Tesla beater…

Chinese EV maker and NYSE-listed Nio announced to much fanfare the launch of its first battery powered saloon at the company's annual "Nio-Day" event in Chendou this past Saturday. The car is aimed squarely at Tesla's Model S and also hopes to eat some of Mercedes-Benz's S-class and BMW's 7-series lunch, too. The unimaginatively-named ET7 is set to be priced at £50k for the entry-level model with…

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Honda e – On UK streets at last! Is it worth all the fuss and how does it compare to the Mini Electric?

At last, Honda’s first all-electric city car – the Honda e – has arrived to our sunny shores. What’s it like, I hear you ask, and is it better than its direct competitor, the Mini Electric? Let’s find out! Firstly, style. The Honda e has a refreshing take on previous generations of small Honda’s. You’ll have to be of a certain age to remember the 1st generation…

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The Hyundai Kona EV

In response to the growing demand for an all-electric SUV, Hyundai launched their compact Kona crossover in EV form in mid-2018, arriving to UK shores in the middle of last year. This is certainly a feather in the cap for the surging South Korean brand, and I’m happy to report that the vehicle is very well put together. It should come as no surprise that the Kona…

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New Car Review: The Polestar 2

I was invited to see the new Polestar 2 (full) EV at a private viewing in London’s east end. Annoyingly, it was just a “physical viewing” (their words, not mine) meaning no test drive on offer… For background, Polestar is the new EV spin-off division of Volvo. Lest we forget that Volvo is now owned by Geely, one of the bigger Chinese EV manufacturers out there (anecdotally,…

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The new Porsche Cayenne Coupe – Do we need another SUV? You decide…

At the Shanghai Motor show in April, Porsche unveiled their latest SUV named, somewhat unimaginatively, the Cayenne Coupe. One may find themselves asking if the world really needs another SUV but if you are a firm proponent of this style then the latest Porsche with its eye-catching design could be right up your strasse. For context, this is the third SUV in the German sports car’s line-up…

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The Peugeot 3008 – Is this the most stylish Crossover on the market??

On a recent weekend away, friends of mine were given a loaner car for their trip. Despite not being thrilled that they had to, yet again, part with their BMW due to unforeseen mechanical issues they were pleasantly surprised with the car that they were given: a 2018 Peugeot 3008. Pulling into the driveway of our shared AirBnB cottage we all commented on the sleek lines of…

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The new Lexus ES300h – A German luxury saloon rival?

Many of you are aware of Car Sleuth’s fondness for Lexus. Outside of the German manufacturers who dominate the executive saloon market, there are few car brands who have created a package of luxury, performance, build-quality and environmental credentials with as much success as this Japanese brand. In the UK, of the 10 Lexus models for sale, seven of them are offered as hybrids only. Lexus’s parent-company…

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The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE – Going from strength to strength!

With the choice of family SUV’s growing all the time it becomes more and more difficult to choose – they all end up blending together in terms of styling and features with favouritism to one model over another based more on brand name and trends. Today all the major car manufacturers are building SUV’s to incredibly high standards. Even those that are traditionally regarded as Super Car…

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Oct car review: The Audi A6 Avant – Better than the 5-series estate or Merc E-class?

At a time when SUV’s are dominating the family vehicle market, one could question why car manufacturers continue making estates. Audi has just revealed its new A6 Avant to take on the likes of the BMW 5 Series Touring and the Mercedes Benz E-class Estate, thereby demonstrating that the big three luxury car brands are keen to continue making this style of vehicle. It hasn’t been lost…

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