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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Sept car review: The Hyundai Ioniq – the Prius beater?

It’s tough to look much past the Toyota Prius if you’re in the market for a hybrid car. They are, after all, the benchmark from which most other hybrids are measured. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Prius – quite the contrary, in fact - it’s a welcome sight to see other car manufacturers taking them to task. The Hyundai Ioniq was released in late…

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Car Review: 2018 Lexus RX450h L

June car review: The new Lexus RX450h L The long-awaited arrival of a 7-seater Lexus is finally here. First launched at the LA car show last November, UK residents finally got to see the new RX450h L live and in person in May. Based on the existing RX450h the new L, starting at £54k, has added 110mm in length to accommodate a third seating row. Those with…

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