Renault Mégane E-Tech EV60
Nov16

Renault Mégane E-Tech EV60

Renault’s new electric car is a tempting, eye-catching car with lots of clever tech features — and a touch of Gallic flair writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? This week’s test car, the Renault Mégane E-Tech, caused quite a stir and it seemed no age group was immune to its charm. Everyone from random passersby to teenage girls had something to say about the striking exterior Is it a looker? With concept-car looks and a very...

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Polestar 2
Nov08

Polestar 2

The Swedish art of balanced living is perfectly expressed by the new Polestar 2 writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Television may portray Sweden as a bleak nation in perpetual darkness but, from Abba to Ikea, we can’t get enough of all things Swedish. Eager to be added to the illustrious list of Swedish success stories is Polestar, an all-electric performance car maker. Spawned from Volvo and the Chinese company Geely, the...

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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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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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Hyundai IONIQ 5
Feb24

Hyundai IONIQ 5

Suzanne Keane gets behind the wheel of Hyundai’s  sharply styled all-electric IONIQ5 Why you will like it? Family-sized crossover E.V. that has a range of up to 481km. Is it a looker? The IONIQ 5 is certainly futuristic looking. Hyundai say it celebrates clean lines and minimalistic structures and there really isn’t anything unnecessary on the exterior. On first impressions, it appeared to look like an “Electric Car” from a Lego...

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Mercedes-Benz EQA 250
Aug31

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250

Mercedes new EQA is designed to appeal to a younger generation of eco-conscious motorists writes Geraldine Herbert Why you will like it? The EQA is an electric version of the GLA crossover and travels 426km on a single charge. Is it a looker? From the outside, the sleek exterior is instantly recognisable but the most noticeable difference that sets it apart from the GLA is the black radiator grille in place of the conventional one....

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