2022 Lexus LX 600 Review: A Flagship Needs to Be Better
2022 Lexus LX 600 Review: A Flagship Needs to Be Better

    The verdict: Flashy to the point of gaudiness, expensive but flimsy-feeling, big outside but not inside, Lexus’ flagship SUV drives well but is disappointing overall. Versus the competition: Competitors from BMW, ...

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2023 Honda HR-V

2022.06.24. Honda

    Overview Honda has given its 2023 HR-V a complete makeover, the better to combat the onslaught of desirable and stylish small SUVs that have flooded the market. The outgoing generation was practical and offered good value but it lagged the segment's best—the Hyundai Kona, the Kia Seltos, and the Mazda CX-30—in almost every way. No surprise then that the new...

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2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Review: A Better Bronco in Nearly Every Way

2022.06.22. Ford

    The verdict: The 2022 Bronco Raptor delivers on just about every promise Ford made when the off-road SUV debuted, with incredible off-the-lot capabilities that seem up to tackling almost anything owners can throw at it. Versus the competition: The Bronco Raptor has the specs and abilities to match or beat the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 off-road, and it...

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2022 Lexus LX 600 Review: A Flagship Needs to Be Better

2022.06.20. Lexus

    The verdict: Flashy to the point of gaudiness, expensive but flimsy-feeling, big outside but not inside, Lexus’ flagship SUV drives well but is disappointing overall. Versus the competition: Competitors from BMW, Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz are more luxurious and higher-tech, while Cadillac, Jeep and Lincoln offer SUVs that are more reserved in their styling and more comfortable in...

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New BMW M4 Convertible 2022 review

2022.06.17. BMW

The new BMW M4 Convertible sticks with the tried and test performance cabriolet formula Verdict The BMW M4 Convertible is one of few options at this price point in the performance cabriolet market, so the fact buyers have this choice when many German rivals have deserted this sector should be celebrated. It’s not the sharpest driver’s tool...

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2022 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line First Test: Noticeable, But Notable?

2022.06.12. Volkswagen

More power, more torque, and a new transmission transform VW’s gorgeous midsize sportback. Pros Powerful engine Well-tuned suspension Great exterior design Cons Pricey across model range Capacitive controls can frustrate No wagon sold here It's easy to be cynical about the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon. This is a full-size sedan in an era when the general public favors SUVs, and VW hasn't put a lot of...

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Nissan e-NV200 Combi MPV review

2022.04.28. Nissan

  Pros Cheapest electric MPV on sale Available with five or seven seats Proven tech from the Nissan Leaf  Cons Van-like styling Uninspiring to drive Outdated feel As a fully electric MPV, the Nissan e-NV200 Combi used to sit in a class of one. Until relatively recently, most electric cars have been smaller hatchbacks and city cars and, although the Tesla Model X can carry seven...

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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB Serves as an EV Entry Point

2022.04.21. Mercedes

      While we were in Germany to enjoy a lengthy stint behind the wheel of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE, our handlers shoehorned in a brief drive of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB as a first taste of the battery-powered subcompact SUV that goes on sale in the States later this year. Whereas the EQE is highly advanced in every way—leading-edge...

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Volvo C40 Recharge SUV review

2022.04.19. Volvo

  Pros Fast Quality interior Lots of safety features   Cons Expensive subscription service Not much fun to drive Feels derivative The Volvo C40 Recharge is the brand’s first model to be sold as an electric car only. While that might sound like a big step, in reality the vast majority of the car is derived from the existing Volvo XC40. The XC40 is a car...

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2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country Review: The Almost-Luxury Anti-SUV

2022.04.11. Volvo

    The verdict: The 2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country stands out in the sea of luxury SUVs as a sleek, sophisticated alternative, but some aspects of its driving experience and touchscreen system aren’t up to luxury standards. Versus the competition: Luxury wagons have been in retreat, but the ones that remain, like the Audi A6 Allroad and Mercedes-Benz E-Class...

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Volkswagen Golf R estate review

2022.04.01. Volkswagen

"The Volkswagen Golf R Estate is an incredible all-rounder, offering plenty of performance and practicality in one package"      Pros Good to drive Very fast and powerful Practical and easy to drive  Cons Engine is a bit dull Interior quality could be better Expensive to buy The Volkswagen Golf R Estate is one of the most impressive all-round petrol cars on the market, as it has just...

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Ford Puma ST review

2022.03.30. Ford

 PROS Amazing to drive As practical as a regular Puma Good value  CONS Harsh, unforgiving suspension Not as fast as a Hyundai Kona N Frog-like looks aren't for everyone Is the Ford Puma ST any good? The Puma is a revered and award-winning SUV. The Ford Puma ST turns things up to 11 thanks to a 200hp 1.5-litre engine borrowed from the Fiesta ST. Its closest rival in terms of...

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2022 Porsche Cayman GT4 RS Is a Mid-Engine GT3

2022.03.28. Porsche

    A full-face helmet does little to take the edge off the 9000-rpm shriek of a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six when it's mounted amidships just behind your seat, as it is in the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS. We start to wish we'd also worn earplugs (but not really, because its glorious sounds may well be worth...

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2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid First Test: Still a Firestarter

2022.03.18. Porsche

  MotorTrend has tested every Porsche Cayenne model built since 2003. That's 21 occasions including 10 variants and two body styles across three generations. Is the 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid the quickest one yet? When the Cayenne S E-Hybrid arrived on the scene for the 2020 model year, Porsche claimed it was "the quickest, fastest, and most...

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New Ford Focus 2022 review

2022.03.16. Ford

Verdict This mid-life update for the Focus isn’t dramatic, but the subtle styling changes on the outside are complemented by a huge boost to the in-car tech. It’s just as sharp to drive as ever, and there’s plenty of space inside, too. However, with many rivals offering some significant form of electrification – be it full...

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2022 Lexus GX 460 Review: Good Bones, But LX Updates Have to Wait

2022.03.14. Lexus

     The verdict: The 2022 GX 460 has lots of charm despite its age, but it hasn’t had a major redesign since the 2010 model year, leaving a lot to be desired both on the inside and under the hood.  Versus the competition: The GX 460 can keep up with other cushy-but-capable off-roaders when the pavement ends, but it...

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Toyota Corolla Touring Sports estate review

2022.03.10. Toyota

Pros Smooth Practical Cheap to run  Cons Dull to drive Poor infotainment Limited towing ability Large estate cars have largely disappeared from top-selling lists, but smaller estate models based on popular family hatchbacks have remained more popular. Even against the onslaught of crossovers and SUVs flooding the market, models like the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports can prove enticing, and for good reason.  Being lower to the...

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2021 Toyota Venza Yearlong Review: What We Loved (and Didn't) About the Upscale Hybrid

2022.03.07. Toyota

When we took delivery of our long-term 2021 Toyota Venza, we asked ourselves if luxury could be mainstream. With its upscale exterior design and polished interior, the Venza could easily be confused for a Lexus, but its attractive price says otherwise. After 12 months with us, the Venza delivered comfort and luxury in a compelling and affordable...

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Z51: The Good, the Bad, and the Whatever

2022.03.02. Chevrolet

    We've talked quite a lot about the mid-engine C8 Corvette, even going so far as to name it our 2020 Car of the Year. We have lots of stories you can read about how it drives around town, on back roads, and on racetracks. The whole point of having a long-term 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 test vehicle, though...

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Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer review

2022.03.01. Opel/Vauxhall

New Astra combines German style and French engineering  At a glance New price £24,770 - £33,345 Lease from new From £283 p/mView lease deals Fuel Economy 49.5 - 256.0 mpg Road tax cost £145 - £155 New 7.3 - 37.8 Miles per pound (mpp)  What is mpp?  PROS Competitive prices Generous equipment levels Lots of safety kit  CONS Smaller boot than the VW Golf Estate No high-performance model Plug-in model loses luggage space  Following hot on the...

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Peugeot 508 PSE: long-term test review

2022.02.24. Peugeot

    Verdict Early signs show the PSE tag has potential. Performance is okay but the chassis and steering are a bigger draw. We like the looks and much of the interior, but in a £56k estate the compromised practicality is annoying. Mileage: 2,257 Economy: 44.7mpg Once, if you wanted a fast Peugeot, it would have been powered solely by petrol and relatively affordable...

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2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness Review: More Capable On- and Off-Road

2022.02.11. Subaru

    The verdict: The 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness is an off-road-themed trim level of the easy-to-recommend Forester, bringing increased off-road and towing capabilities. Versus the competition: Fortified with more than just stickers and plastic fenders, the Forester Wilderness is more suited to its purpose than most off-road-themed compact SUVs. The Subaru Forester is a perennial Cars.com favorite: It’s finished on...

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2020 BMW 228i Gran Coupe Yearlong Test: A Quick Tale of New Run-Flat Tires

2022.02.10. BMW

Hard driving, aggressive tire wear, and a new set of non-OEM run-flats—the text came in from our test fleet manager, Erick Ayapana, describing the need to source new tires for the 228i xDrive because the current ones were worn beyond safe use. I told him I had recently driven the vehicle and hadn't seen any...

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2022 Volkswagen Jetta

2022.02.09. Volkswagen

  Pros Pleasingly smooth ride Ample storage in the cabin Customizable digital instrument cluster lends a techy vibe Cons Brakes feel grabby at low speeds Steering wheel controls take some getting used to Cabin is more plasticky than others in the class What's new New, more powerful engine Updated styling Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster is now standard New standard safety features Part of the seventh Jetta generation introduced...

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2021 Ford Ranger Tremor: Four Wheeler Pickup Truck of the Year Contender

2022.02.08. Ford

f you've been a Ford Ranger fan as long as us, you probably had the same emotional response we did when hearing that the Tremor model would be making a comeback. For better or worse Ford surprised us all when the 2021 Ranger Tremor arrived as a hardcore off-road package instead of the audiophile-geared truck it was...

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Toyota bZ4X review

2022.02.04. Toyota

  Bold new electric SUV from Toyota with 280-mile range    At a glance New price £41,950 - £51,950 Lease from new From £526 p/mView lease deals Used price £34,530 - £45,100 Used monthly cost From £862 per month Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards View pre-2017 economy specs  PROS Two- and four-wheel drive available Industry-leading warranty Big model range, good value  CONS Driving range could be longer No high-performance version There's still a wait to buy one   The...

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2022 Toyota Tundra i-Force Max Hybrid First Drive: Pry the Prius From Your Mind

2022.02.02. Toyota

    Toyota has been making hybrids for well over 20 years, but the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra's i-Force Max hybrid powertrain is something new, at least for Toyota. While Toyota's other hybrids (most notably the Prius) use a parallel system (where a gasoline engine and two electric motor-generators connect to a planetary gearset transmission), the i-Force Max—which...

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Our 2022 BMW M3 Is the Perfect Spec

2022.02.01. BMW

  We take this omission seriously. Plus, internet points matter less to us than driving satisfaction, so our long-term M3 has a mere 473 horsepower, rear-wheel drive, and a six-speed manual transmission. So far, we think it's the right one to live with for the next 40,000 miles. Say what you will about the M3's novelty-sized snout...

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Tested: 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Defines the Performance SUV

2022.01.31. Porsche

    Setting Nürburgring lap records in utility vehicles used to be the province of the well funded but perpetually silly—on shows like Top Gear, for instance. Instead of strapping the late, great Sabine Schmitz into a Ford Transit, Porsche has gone even further this time by strapping the brand's most powerful V-8 into the 2022 Cayenne Turbo GT, and the new "SUV, off-road vehicle...

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Hyundai Ioniq 5: long-term test review

2022.01.28. Hyundai

    Verdict Our Car of the Year has made a solid start. Real-world range in cold weather isn’t quite as high as we’d like, but the spacious cabin, terrific on-board tech and ride comfort are making it a pleasure to use. It's always an exciting time when a new long-termer arrives on the Auto Express test fleet –...

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Lexus UX300e: long-term test review

2022.01.28. Lexus

  It’s early days for the Lexus, but it seems the car has a decent blend of dependable real-world range and a surprising amount of practicality. The public charging network is standing up well, too – so far. Mileage: 3,141 Thanks to its relatively early push on hybrid powertrains, Lexus is probably the premium manufacturer best known for electrification. And...

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Rolls-Royce Ghost (2021) review: Black Badge driven

2022.01.27. Rolls Royce

  The current Rolls-Royce Ghost isn't a radical visual departure from the one it replaced, but in fact features only two carryover parts – the badge and the umbrellas. It's the product of an intense, five-year feedback loop between Goodwood's creative brains and its most influential customers. The result is a car that is both more...

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VW Golf eHybrid (2021) review: senseless sensibility

2022.01.27. Volkswagen

  This is as electrified as a Golf will get now. There's no e-Golf anymore, as that job has been taken over by the ID.3, so a plug-in hybrid will have to do. Of course, there's still the GTE. But, to cater to more folks who are chomping at the bit for an electrified car there's this more sensible...

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Mercedes-Benz Drive Pilot First Drive: It Actually Drives Itself*

2022.01.26. Mercedes

  The future, when it arrived, was anticlimactic. The snow flurries had finally eased off and the traffic on the autobahn had at last slowed to less than 37 mph. White lights appeared on the metal buttons at 10-to-2 on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class' steering wheel. I thumbed one of them. Green now glowed on the wheel and in...

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New Batman-inspired Nissan Juke Kiiro revealed

2022.01.25. Nissan

    A new Nissan Juke Kiiro special edition has been unveiled. It’s the latest limited-edition version of the current Juke, and will be available to buy from the end of February. Prices are yet to be confirmed, but we’d expect the Kiiro to sit near the top of the range. Only 500 UK cars are available. ‘Kiiro’ is the...

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Skoda Enyaq Coupe review

2022.01.24. Skoda

    PROS It's an Enyaq, so it'll be easy to live with Roomy, inviting interior Long-range from biggest battery pack  CONS Likely to cost more than standard Enyaq infotainment less intuitive than rivals Above average road noise   Is the Skoda Enyaq Coupe any good? The Coupe version of our current Car of The Year promises more style at a modest price premium over the regular...

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2023 Toyota Sequoia

2022.01.24. Toyota

  Overview The Toyota Sequoia has always been a full-size, three-row SUV based on the same platform as the Tundra pickup truck, and that won’t change with the new generation set to arrive for the 2023 model year. The new model looks to be far more modern than the outdated second-generation Sequoia it replaces, which has been around...

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Used Peugeot 5008 (Mk1, 2008-2017) review

2022.01.21. Peugeot

Verdict When we first drove the Peugeot in 2009, we reported: “The 5008 is a surprise. Mature styling, a compliant ride and sweet handling are matched by a punchy yet frugal range of petrol and diesel powerplants... But it’s the interior that matters on a car like this, and Peugeot has done a superb job.” We...

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Tesla Track Day! We Drive Flat Out in a Modded Model 3

2022.01.21. Tesla

    For some, stock has never been enough. Decades of hot rodders, drifters, lowriders, track rats, and every niche in between have forged rich and enduring cultures centered around modifying automobiles. But as the inevitable era of electrification approaches, there are those who believe we're facing an existential threat to the future of automotive enthusiasm itself.  We have to admit, we're...

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New Audi Q8 55 TFSI e 2022 review

2022.01.20. Audi

  Verdict If you’re able to take advantage of all the ways that this plug-in hybrid Q8’s powertrain can save you money, then this is the pick of Audi’s swoopy SUV range. It’s wonderfully refined both at low and high speeds, and it’ll be very frugal if used as intended. The only thorn in its side comes...

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2022 Volkswagen Golf R Review: Practical Performance — for a Price

2022.01.20. Volkswagen

  The verdict: The redesigned 2022 Volkswagen Golf R hatchback is a refined, entertaining and versatile performance car. Its well-roundedness doesn’t come cheap, however, and some shoppers might not appreciate VW’s newfound love of touch-sensitive controls. Versus the competition: Competitors like the Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai Veloster N and Subaru WRX STI have racier styling, but none offer...

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Hyundai Kona N SUV review

2022.01.19. Hyundai

  Pros Very quick Lots of standard equipment Cheaper than nearest rivals   Cons Automatic only Too many drive settings i30 N is bigger and costs less The standard Hyundai Kona isn’t our favourite car in its class but the Kona Electric is one of the best electric cars on sale. The Kona range is now even broader and better with the introduction of the Hyundai Kona N, a...

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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo review

2022.01.18. Porsche

     At a glance New price £81,555 - £140,751 Used price £81,630 - £163,175 Fuel Economy 2.4 - 2.8 miles/kWh Insurance group 50How much is it to insure? New 4.8 - 14.0 Miles per pound (mpp)  What is mpp?    PROS Stupefyingly quick Range can exceed 300 miles Comfort and quality match pace  CONS Competitive base price lacks kit And you'll want the options More practical estates out there Sitting alongside the Porsche Taycan, a four-door electric GT...

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2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid First Test: Is Gas-Electric the Answer?

2022.01.18. KIA

The Kia Sorento is one of the better midsize SUVs you can buy, but it just missed a podium placement in our midsize SUV rankings. So what gives? Well, despite its confident handling, eager responses, and tech-forward interior, the mainstream turbocharged gas powertrain isn't as refined as it should be. We recently tested the Sorento Hybrid, and...

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New Genesis G70 Shooting Brake 2022 review

2022.01.17. Genesis

  Verdict Out of the wide range of models from the fledgling Genesis brand, the G70 is the least convincing. It’s competitively priced, but let down by a very cramped cabin that lacks the sense of occasion as other models in the family. Dynamically it lacks a little sophistication to the best premium rivals, too. But if...

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BMW i4 electric car (2022) review: eDrive40 and M50 versions tested

2022.01.17. BMW

  It's been a long time coming, but BMW has now finally begun kicking the combustion engines out of the core of its model range. While this new i4 might not quite be the electric 3-series some of you are probably crying out for, being based on the same body-in-white as the 4-series Gran Coupe means you get...

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2022 Audi A3, S3 Review: Fast and Flawed

2022.01.14. Audi

  The verdict: Redesigned for 2022, the Audi A3 and S3 sedans offer balanced handling and myriad standard features, but hesitant transmissions and inconsistent quality let them down. Versus the competition: With consumers overwhelmingly preferring SUVs these days, any small luxury sedan starting around $35,000 better be one hell of a car to justify its existence. The A3 and...

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2022 Toyota RAV4

2022.01.14. Toyota

    The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV with great styling and equipment, while offering a gem of a plug-in hybrid called the Prime. For 2022 the interior and styling have been tweaked, namely with upholstery and headlight changes. The base engine is a 203-hp inline-4, which does the job although it’s raucous when pressed hard...

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2022 Mercedes-AMG SL-Class First Drive: Bigger, Better, Luxuriouser

2022.01.13. Mercedes

    The AMG gang in Affalterbach desperately wants you to know a few things about the 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL-Class. One, they designed it. From scratch and with little help from the Benz mothership. Two, it barely shares a screw or rivet with the AMG GT Roadster they also designed. Three, despite the new SL having grown a pair of...

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Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake review

2022.01.13. Volkswagen

       At a glance New price £38,230 - £54,435 Lease from new From £427 p/mView lease deals Used price £23,615 - £43,560 Used monthly cost From £589 per month Fuel Economy 30.4 - 235.4 mpg Road tax cost £155 - £490 Insurance group 21 - 29How much is it to insure? New 4.5 - 35.2 Miles per pound (mpp)  What is mpp?  PROS Strong engines Absolutely brilliant on the motorway Comfortable high-speed ride  CONS If you want practical, buy a Passat It doesn't...

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New Mercedes SL 2022 review

2022.01.12. Mercedes

    Verdict AMG’s involvement with this fresh model has elevated the SL to new heights. It’s still a great roadster, but one that now offers more driving fun than ever before. Its engine might be outdated compared with Mercedes’ modern EVs, but while the SL boasts some superb advanced tech, even this can’t cover the delightfully appealing...

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VW Tiguan eHybrid review: a popular plug-in review

2022.01.11. Volkswagen

    The next step on Volkswagen’s journey to electrify all the things comes in the form of the Tiguan eHybrid, a plug-in version of one of Europe’s best-selling SUVs. It’s been a while coming, especially since the VW Group has had a suitable hybrid drivetrain running in its Golf and Passat GTE for years – not...

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Skoda Octavia (2021) review: simply too clever

2022.01.11. Skoda

    Already the practical and well-respected choice when it comes to members of the Volkswagen Group, the latest-generation Skoda Octavia is now treated to even more tech, engine and chassis components from the VW toybox, including those shared with the Seat Leon and more upmarket relatives like the equally new Volkswagen Golf Mk8 and Audi A3. The...

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2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Interior Review: Inside the Newest Electric Pickup

2022.01.10. Chevrolet

    Name aside, the Silverado EV interior shares almost nothing with the Silverado's. In many ways, the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV can be considered a fresh look at what it could mean to be a truck going forward. Developed as an EV from the ground up and not constrained by a traditional pickup truck design that separates...

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BMW iX review (2021)

2022.01.10. BMW

     PROS State of the art purpose-built electric car from BMW Impressive to drive with outstanding comfort and refinement Eye-catching interior, packed with user-friendly technology  CONS Exterior design takes some getting used to Not all of the driver assistance tech works flawlessly Cheaper, more conventional BMW electric cars on the way   The BMW iX is a new purpose-built luxury electric car, and the flagship for BMW’s...

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BMW iX review (2021)

2022.01.09. BMW

  So good you won’t care what it looks like  PROS State of the art purpose-built electric car from BMW Impressive to drive with outstanding comfort and refinement Eye-catching interior, packed with user-friendly technology  CONS Exterior design takes some getting used to Not all of the driver assistance tech works flawlessly Cheaper, more conventional BMW electric cars on the way The BMW iX is a new purpose-built...

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Tested: 2022 Toyota Tundra Pickup Goes Big

2022.01.07. Toyota

  The Toyota Tundra is old. How old? It's so old, when it was introduced, the Dead Sea was just getting sick. It's so old, if you park one outside an antiques store, people will try to buy it. It's so old, it was introduced in 2007. Which is, uh, 14 years ago. The fact that Toyota still sells...

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Range Rover Sport D300 First Drive: The Right Diesel Engine at the Wrong Time

2022.01.05. Range Rover

    I've done a lot of miles in diesel-powered Range Rover Sports. In 2016 I ran a handsome Montalcino Red Sport HSE Td6 with the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 under the hood as part of the MotorTrend test fleet. And I loved it. Sure, it was slower than the punchy 510-hp Sport V-8 Supercharged I'd previously had. But the Td6 was a lovely...

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Tested: 2022 Porsche 911 GTS Gets More Hardcore

2022.01.05. Porsche

      PORSCHE   HIGHS: More power, less weight, exceptional execution.   However, if that horsepower bump isn't sufficient to conquer that last tenth of a second, the new GTS-exclusive lightweight package ($8690) promises to trim an additional 55 pounds from the curb weight, in part by removing the rear seat. Up front, you've got your choice of 18-way seats or...

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Mazda CX-30 Yearlong Review Verdict: Master of None

2022.01.04. Mazda

  We started our 15 months with our long-term Mazda CX-30 Premium AWD wondering if the handsome new subcompact SUV could convince us Mazda is truly on the march upmarket to become a luxury automaker. Now 19,163 miles later and with our CX-30 departing the MotorTrend garage, we feel safe saying although Mazda has made serious strides in some...

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2022 Nissan Pathfinder FWD SUV First Test: Lighter, But Is It Better?

2022.01.03. Nissan

  It uses the same platform and engine as its predecessor, but the new Pathfinder looks like the brawny SUVs of old. We already put the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder three-row SUV with all-wheel-drive through its instrumented paces. Now it's time to get the front-wheel-drive version of Nissan's latest Pathfinder in the hands of MotorTrend's test team so consumers know what to...

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Tested: 2022 Ford Maverick 2.0T AWD Is Just Enough Truck

2022.01.02. Ford

  The Maverick compact pickup reimagines the simple and small entry-level Ford for the modern age. Despite ever-increasing advancements in pickup-truck refinement, the good ones are still defined by offering an appropriate amount of capability for the money. Relatively inexpensive fleet-oriented full-size trucks still exist at the low end of every pickup manufacturer's lineup. However, the once-simple...

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Chevrolet Bolt EUV First Test: An Electric Crossover for the Rest of Us

2021.12.30. Chevrolet

  The every-person’s crossover EV has its strengths, but could still use refinement. When Chevrolet first introduced the Bolt EV, it sent shockwaves through the automotive industry as the first properly affordable mainstream electric car. More than half a decade later, Chevy has taken its award-winning hatchback  and spun off a second model, the stretched Bolt EUV crossover. We...

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Chevrolet Bolt EUV First Test: An Electric Crossover for the Rest of Us

2021.12.30. Chevrolet

  The every-person’s crossover EV has its strengths, but could still use refinement. When Chevrolet first introduced the Bolt EV, it sent shockwaves through the automotive industry as the first properly affordable mainstream electric car. More than half a decade later, Chevy has taken its award-winning hatchback  and spun off a second model, the stretched Bolt EUV crossover. We...

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Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 Brabus 800 Has Been Substantially Modified

2021.12.29. Mercedes

  Brabus builds the most powerful superlux suv in the world. Based on the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600, the Brabus 800 develops 800 HP and 950 Nm from the 4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.   The Brabus tuner builds the most powerful and luxurious Mercedes models in the world. Now, their attention has shifted to the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 superlux...

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Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 Brabus 800 Has Been Substantially Modified

2021.12.29. Mercedes

  Brabus builds the most powerful superlux suv in the world. Based on the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600, the Brabus 800 develops 800 HP and 950 Nm from the 4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.   The Brabus tuner builds the most powerful and luxurious Mercedes models in the world. Now, their attention has shifted to the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 superlux...

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Kia EV6 hatchback review

2021.12.28. KIA

  "The Kia EV6 is one of the best electric cars on sale, with a great range and rapid charging" Pros 300-mile+ range Fast charging Impressive tech Cons Firm ride Rear headroom Smaller battery size not available in the UK The Kia EV6 is a sporty electric hatchback with a range of over 300 miles, impressive 350kW rapid charging and a 577bhp performance version on...

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Tested: 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Is the Hottest Hatch

2021.12.27. Volkswagen

  More power, precision, and refinement come to VW's redesigned 315-hp hot hatchback.  The hot-hatch genre has, at times, made us feel very old. Our younger selves would have happily tolerated a bouncy ride, a laggy engine, or a raucous cabin if it kept the price low and the fun-to-drive quotient high, but our backs, our patience...

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2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i First Test: Small Changes, Decent Gains

2021.12.26. BMW

  The X3’s midcycle update brings good tech upgrades and better looks. The last time we drove the third-gen BMW X3, we were a bit disappointed with its cabin design, technology, and overall position in the segment. The 2022 BMW X3 is trying to change that with its midcycle update, which involves a moderate improvement to its interior and exterior design, plus the...

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2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i First Test: Small Changes, Decent Gains

2021.12.26. BMW

  The X3’s midcycle update brings good tech upgrades and better looks. The last time we drove the third-gen BMW X3, we were a bit disappointed with its cabin design, technology, and overall position in the segment. The 2022 BMW X3 is trying to change that with its midcycle update, which involves a moderate improvement to its interior and exterior design, plus the...

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2024 Toyota Compact Cruiser

2021.12.25. Toyota

  Overview Toyota has a history of capable off-road SUVs, from the FJ Cruiser to the 4Runner to the luxurious Land Cruiser. While the Land Cruiser is leaving the American market starting in 2022 and the FJ Cruiser hasn’t been sold here since 2014, Toyota is intent on staying competitive in the off-road space as the market transitions to electric vehicles, and...

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Toyota GR Supra 2.0 First Test: Supra or Subpar?

2021.12.24. Toyota

  We put the baby Supra through our testing regimen to see how it stacks up. Drive enough cars, and you come to realize the biggest and most powerful versions aren't necessarily the best. In fact, many of history's most celebrated cars have prioritized a balanced driving experience over outright power and speed. We wondered if this...

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New Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 2022 review

2021.12.20. Mercedes

  The new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 is AMG's first attempt at an all-electric car, and it packs a serious punch with 649bhp  Verdict The EQS 53 is a strong first effort from AMG when it comes to series production all-electric machines. Performance takes another step on compared with the standard EQS, but it’s actually the car’s ride and...

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2022 Genesis GV70 Review: Has Genesis Finally Nailed It?

2021.12.19. Genesis

  Verdict: The all-new Genesis GV70 is a joy to drive, and it mimics its luxury competitors both in its ability to provide high style and in its occasional highly questionable design choices. Versus the competition: Still perhaps a notch below its German rivals, the GV70 is Genesis’ best attempt yet to establish the South Korean brand’s credibility as...

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2022 Genesis GV70 Review: Has Genesis Finally Nailed It?

2021.12.19. Genesis

  Verdict: The all-new Genesis GV70 is a joy to drive, and it mimics its luxury competitors both in its ability to provide high style and in its occasional highly questionable design choices. Versus the competition: Still perhaps a notch below its German rivals, the GV70 is Genesis’ best attempt yet to establish the South Korean brand’s credibility as...

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2024 Toyota Compact Cruiser

2021.12.17. Toyota

Overview Toyota has a history of capable off-road SUVs, from the FJ Cruiser to the 4Runner to the luxurious Land Cruiser. While the Land Cruiser is leaving the American market starting in 2022 and the FJ Cruiser hasn’t been sold here since 2014, Toyota is intent on staying competitive in the off-road space as the market transitions to electric vehicles, and...

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2024 Toyota Compact Cruiser

2021.12.17. Toyota

Overview Toyota has a history of capable off-road SUVs, from the FJ Cruiser to the 4Runner to the luxurious Land Cruiser. While the Land Cruiser is leaving the American market starting in 2022 and the FJ Cruiser hasn’t been sold here since 2014, Toyota is intent on staying competitive in the off-road space as the market transitions to electric vehicles, and...

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Genesis G70 Shooting Brake review

2021.12.16. Genesis

  Appealing, left-field estate/coupe lacking engine choices  PROS Fun to drive  Impressive ride quality High-quality interior  CONS Lack of hybrid/electric options Tight rear head room  Unimpressive four-cylinder engines Is the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake any good? The second model in the Genesis G70 range has been rolled out, and it's a segment-busting estate/hatchback/coupe crossover that should appeal those looking for a stand-out compact executive car. In reality, the...

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New Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo 2022 review

2021.12.15. Porsche

  The new Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo adds a bigger boot and more headroom to the electric supercar’s growing range  Verdict The Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo finally proves that EVs really can be as exciting to drive as they are fast, as practical to use as they are desirable – albeit at a high price here. There are few...

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2023 Lexus RZ

2021.12.14. Lexus

  Overview Lexus is getting into the EV game with the RZ SUV, which likely shares a platform with the Toyota bZ4X and the Subaru Solterra. This being a Lexus, we're expecting a much posher cabin to go along with its more upscale exterior styling. The powertrain should also be different in the Lexus, as patent filings have revealed the company's plans to...

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2024 Mercedes-Benz EQG

2021.12.13. Mercedes

    Overview Over several decades the Mercedes-Benz G-class built a reputation as an all-conquering off-roader before becoming a six-figure status symbol for celebrities. Now, with the automotive landscape shifting away from gas-powered cars, the G-class is spawning the all-electric EQG. So far Mercedes has only shown the Concept EQG, which it refers to as a “near-production study.” The EQG retains...

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2024 Honda Prologue: GM-powered electric SUV has a name

2021.12.12. Honda

  Honda on Monday announced that it’s given its all-electric SUV, due in 2024, a name: Prologue.  According to Honda, the name demarcates the beginning of “a new series of volume Honda BEV models.” Under the company’s current plan, announced in April, it’s targeting U.S. sales to be 40% battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell by 2030 and 80% by...

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2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class spy photos reveal next-gen sedan

2021.12.11. Mercedes

    This camo is disguising next-gen bodywork What appears to be the 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan was spotted testing in Europe this week under some pretty substantial camouflage. While it may be difficult to tell where the body stops and the disguise begins, one thing is for sure: Mercedes appears determined to keep its foothold in the...

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2024 Toyota Hilux Rendered With 2022 Land Cruiser Styling Cues

2021.12.10. Toyota

  The Hilux entered the scene in 1968 with a mélange of Renault 4CV, Hino Briska, and Toyota parts. The Japanese automaker continued to improve the small pickup every few years until the seventh generation from 2004. That’s when the Hilux grew into a mid-size workhorse, and believe it or not, Toyota waited until 2015 for a...

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2022 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Review On Autobahn

2021.12.09. Mercedes

  One of the perks of living in Germany is having the option to head out and maximize your car without worrying about getting a speeding ticket. That’s because of the world-famous Autobahn, which has sections that don’t have a speed limit. This is especially true if you’re driving a German car that isn’t afraid to stretch...

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Lexus UX Electric SUV review

2021.12.08. Lexus

  All-electric power has been a long time coming for Lexus   PROS Very comfortable and incredibly refined Good performance from electric motor Top-quality build and long warranty  CONS Practicality concerns Range isn’t especially long Poor infotainment Is the Lexus UX 300e any good? Lexus was a pioneer brand when it came to hybrid cars but it’s really dragged its feet when it comes to full electrification...

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Tested: 2021 Kia Sorento Is Compelling in Hybrid Form

2021.12.07. KIA

  The front-wheel-drive hybrid version of Kia's redesigned Sorento mid-size three-row crossover packs a solid 227 horsepower and a 37-mpg EPA combined estimate. The new 2021 Kia Sorento hybrid doesn't make a big deal of itself, despite being the first electrically assisted version of Kia's mid-size crossover. It's got a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and it...

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2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Looks Fierce, Has Performance to Match

2021.12.02. Porsche

  The GTS lives in the Goldilocks zone where driver-focused handling meets prodigious power.    It would be an understatement to say that the Porsche Taycan has been a raging success. In just two years, this svelte four-door electric sport sedan has already begun to outsell the vaunted Porsche 911, the iconic heart and soul of the brand. It has also...

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2022 Hyundai Kona Review: A Cute-Ute Formula That Makes Sense

2021.11.30. Hyundai

  The verdict: The 2022 Hyundai Kona’s tidy dimensions make it city-friendly, while available all-wheel drive and decent cargo space make it a true SUV. Versus the competition: The Kona’s engaging road manners make it more fun to drive than many in this class, but a tight backseat and small cargo area make it one of the smallest you...

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Ford Focus ST review

2021.11.29. Ford

Agile hot hatch combines performance and practicality     PROS Entertaining to drive Spacious rear seats Plenty of standard equipment  CONS Rivals are faster... ...and cheaper Interior quality a disappointment Is the Ford Focus ST any good? If you’re talking hot hatches, you’ll probably soon start discussing products with a blue oval on their nose. That’s because the Ford Focus ST is the latest in a long...

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New Volkswagen ID.4 GTX 2021 review

2021.11.27. Volkswagen

  VW ID.4 EV gets another electric motor and four-wheel drive in hot GTX form Verdict It wouldn’t have been right for Volkswagen to use the illustrious GTI badge on its new range of electric performance cars. That’s not to say the ID.4 GTX isn’t fun in its own right, it just lacks the character of its petrol-powered...

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Lexus NX SUV review

2021.11.25. Lexus

    New Lexus SUV is a huge upgrade over its predecessor  PROS Comfortable and refined to drive Good electric range New infotainment long overdue  CONS Not exactly exciting to drive Only average practicality Steering wheel controls confusing Is the Lexus NX any good? This is the new NX – Lexus’ answer to the likes of the BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60. The old car was a big-seller...

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New Kia EV6 AWD review

2021.11.22. KIA

  The RWD version of the Kia EV6 impressed us, but can the AWD model do the same?  Verdict The Kia EV6 is a terrific electric car, but we’re not convinced that it’s worth spending the extra money on this dual-motor version. It’s faster in a straight line but not really any more involving or capable on twistier roads –...

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2022 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge First Drive: Going Bump in the Night

2021.11.20. Rolls Royce

    The blacked-out Ghost looks great, but its ride quality darkens our mood. More than any other nameplate, Rolls-Royce promises the best the automotive industry has to offer. There is no doubt the Rolls-Royce Ghost is among the finest sedans you can buy—top honors goes to its larger sibling, the Phantom—but driving the new-for-2022 Black Badge version has us asking an...

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Tested: 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT Whirs to 60 MPH in 2.9 Seconds

2021.11.19. Audi

  As Audi's version of the Porsche Taycan, the new RS e-tron GT is an exciting, Tesla-chasing ride. To make sure the 2022 e-tron GT stands out among the brand's other electric offerings, Audi asked sound engineers to develop a new soundtrack specifically for the e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT models. Before you go looking for it on Spotify, we'll...

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Audi Q5 Sportback Review: As Practical as It Can Be

2021.11.18. Audi

  The verdict: The 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback trades some of the regular Q5’s utility for a sportier look — and sacrifices less practicality than expected in doing so. Versus the competition: The coupelike SUV trend is a bit of a head-scratcher to us, given the body style often leaves less interior space than a traditional SUV (for more money)...

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2022 VW Jetta GLI Proves That VW Still Cares about Drivers

2021.11.15. Volkswagen

  Although it drops the previous base trim, the GLI still can be had with a six-speed manual.Despite Volkswagen's push toward electric vehicles, the company is providing assurances that it's still dedicated to the sport compact car. Want evidence? The new-generation Golf GTI and Golf R have clearly been developed with driving enthusiasts in mind. VW's American arm pushed for six-speed...

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New Vauxhall Astra (2022): Specs, prices and release date (+VIDEO)

2021.11.12. Opel/Vauxhall

All-new Astra gets plug-in hybrid and is bristling with tech  PROS Powered by excellent Peugeot engines Interior quality looks very impressive Plug-in versions available from launch  CONS Electric version won't be here until 2023 Just one diesel power unit available Not the roomiest car in its class Is the new Vauxhall Astra any good? It's too early to say for sure, but as it's closely...

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Tested: 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz 2.5T Shuns Convention

2021.11.11. Hyundai

  Hyundai's new Santa Cruz compact truck attempts to skirt the rules for traditional pickups. Breaking into the lucrative truck market isn't for the faint of heart. Subaru's Baja lasted four short years, Honda had to butch up the looks of its Ridgeline to secure a seat at the table, and even Toyota's T100 stumbled until it became the V-8-powered Tundra. And who...

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New Ferrari 812 Competizione 2021 review

2021.11.10. Ferari

  We hit the track with the Ferrari 812 Competizione, the extreme version of the 812 Superfast Verdict The 812 Competizione is a force of nature. The engine is an event simply in itself, but it’s combined here with exploitable handling that makes this ultimate Ferrari immensely enjoyable to drive and surprisingly forgiving too, given the performance on...

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Here Is All You Need To Know About The 2024 BMW 5-Series

2021.11.08. BMW

  The reveal of the all-new, eighth generation of the BMW 5-Series is scheduled for 2023, but sightings of camouflaged prototypes of the premium sedan combined with reports from insider sources have painted a pretty clear picture of what to expect. Additionally, a speculative rendering from Magnus.Concepts based on the prototypes give us a glimpse of what the upcoming 5er could look...

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