Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+
Aug27

 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+

Driving the sublime Mercedes-Benz EQS is a joy but with a price tag of up to €180,000 is the maker’s flagship all-electric car really worth it? What is it? Something unusual happens when you drive the new Mercedes Benz EQS: complete strangers want to peer inside it, passers-by swarm you with mobile phones and the curiosity around it is unmatched by anything I have tested lately. The EQS is Mercedes’ new flagship...

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BMW 218d M Sport Active Tourer
Aug14

BMW 218d M Sport Active Tourer

The Active Tourer is practical and offers BMW style but will the car be enough to excite SUV buyers? asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? After nine years, for me, at the primary school gates, my last child has left and now he is just weeks away from “big school” where he joins his older brother in September. I will miss the hugs at the gate and the friendships formed but not so much the last-minute text requests to send my...

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Suzuki S-Cross 1.4
Jul25

Suzuki S-Cross 1.4

The cheerful Suzuki S-Cross is a good option for those who want a smart crossover without paying premium prices writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? In the interests of full disclosure I should probably admit I have a soft spot for Suzukis. My first car was a red Suzuki Swift; it went like a rocket and I loved it. All these years later, I still see Suzukis through a nostalgic prism. Long before other car manufacturers moved from the...

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Audi Q3 Sportback TFSI e
Jul18

Audi Q3 Sportback TFSI e

Audi’s attractive Q3 plug-in hybrid can match key rivals in its category — but the savings on the road may not be enough to justify the high price writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? These days, there seem to be two kinds of motorists — those who drive an SUV and those who want to drive one. They now make up over 50%  of new cars sold, and sales show no signs of slowing down. our test car, the Audi Q3 TFSI e — a plug-in hybrid...

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Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI R-Line
Jul04

Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI R-Line

The new, roomier Volkswagen Polo, with its dapper Digital Cockpit and super safety features, will appeal to fans — but will it convert new buyers asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? Anyone who regularly squeezes in and out of tiny car-park spaces could be forgiven for thinking the spaces have gotten smaller over time. The effort involved to avoid a dent or a scratch is enough to send your blood pressure soaring, while getting out of...

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Peugeot 308 1.2 Puretech 130bhp Auto
Jul03

Peugeot 308 1.2 Puretech 130bhp Auto

Peugeot hopes to tempt premium buyers with the new 308 hatchback  writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? At first glance, the new Peugeot 308 has much in common with the previous one, but look again and the sleek bonnet and the vertical grille catch the eye, while the new retro logo is a nod to Peugeot’s changing model line-up. It oozes Gallic flair. The 308 I drove came in ‘olivine green’, which only enhanced its appeal — and judging...

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