New 2020 Skoda Superb iV PHEV: price range announced

Skoda has released a full price list for its new plug-in hybrid Superb, which combines a 1.4-litre petrol engine and an electric motor

Skoda has confirmed the new Superb iV plug-in hybrid saloon will be priced from £31,970 when it reaches the UK market in January. Prices will climb to £40,240 for the range- topping Laurin & Klement estate variant. 

The Superb iV will be available in Skoda’s four familiar trim levels; the entry-level  SE Technology is aimed at fleet customers and Continue reading “New 2020 Skoda Superb iV PHEV: price range announced”

Audi A6 Allroad vs Volvo V90 Cross Country

Pumped-up AWD estates offer an alternative to SUVs, but is the Audi A6 Allroad or Volvo V90 Cross Country the pick of the bunch?

The Audi A6 range has been slowly filled out this year, with standard saloon and estate variants joined by the S6 this summer – and now a new Allroad version.

This model is based on the A6 Avant, but with its extra body cladding, a higher ride height and permanent all-wheel drive, it’s more SUV-like in appearance and off-road ability. This kind of vehicle has Continue reading “Audi A6 Allroad vs Volvo V90 Cross Country”

New Kia XCeed 1.4 petrol 2019 review

We try out the new Kia XCeed pseudo-SUV with the brand's 1.4 T-GDi petrol engine to see if it's the pick of the rangeVerdict4The market for family hatchbacks with SUV trappings is small compared with the more conventional, more expansive C-segment crossover class, but the new Kia XCeed is worth considering if you value a strong kit count, a well built cabin, and peace of mind in the form of a long warranty. Petrol buyers won’t find the 1.4-litre option wanting for performance, but Continue reading “New Kia XCeed 1.4 petrol 2019 review”

New 2020 Mazda 2: UK prices and specs revealed

Refreshed Ford Fiesta rival gets mild-hybrid assistance and updated technology across the board

Mazda has announced prices and final specifications for the updated 2 supermini, which goes on sale in the UK this November.

Prices will start from £15,795 for the revised model line-up, set apart from its predecessor with a minor exterior redesign, an updated interior, updated on-board technology and changes under the bonnet. 

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Styling chances include Continue reading “New 2020 Mazda 2: UK prices and specs revealed”

UK petrol and diesel car ban could move to 2035

Transport Secretary “thoroughly exploring” bringing ban on sale of all new conventionally powered petrol and diesel cars forward to 2035

The Government is considering bringing the 2040 ban on the sale of all new conventionally powered petrol and diesel cars forward to 2035.

Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps said he would like to see the Government examine at the 2040 target and “thoroughly exploring” whether there’s a Continue reading “UK petrol and diesel car ban could move to 2035”

New 2020 Ford Puma: prices announced

Ford’s latest compact SUV is available to order now, priced from £20,845

Ford has announced its new Puma crossover will start from £20,845, with prices climbing to £27,345 for the range-topping models. First customers can expect to take delivery in January. 

Initially three launch editions will go on sale. The range kicks off with the Puma Titanium First Edition, which is priced from £22,295. Standard equipment includes heated and massaging seats, a heated steering wheel, adaptive Continue reading “New 2020 Ford Puma: prices announced”