Best new cars for under £400 per month

With a budget of under £400 a month potential customers have a great choice of executive estates and SUVs

Finding a new car to deal for under £400 a month isn’t at all difficult, with a wide variety of exciting new metal on offer. But with that kind of budget and some savvy shopping, you should be able to access some of the most desirable cars from premium manufacturers.

Anyone wanting to save money on their commute and keep cabin noise to a minimum would do well to consider the BMW 5 Continue reading “Best new cars for under £400 per month”

Nissan Juke Tekna: long-term test review

First report: we find out if the trendy Nissan Juke SUV is as good the second time aroundVerdict3.5Nissan has made the latest Juke more fun to drive, but the trade-off is a firm ride. We like the bold styling and extensive kit list, and will find out more over the coming months.

Mileage: 2,873 miles
Economy: 36.7mpg

When the Nissan Juke was launched in 2010, it changed the automotive landscape forever. It was one of the first cars of its kind, and buyers flocked to it just as Continue reading “Nissan Juke Tekna: long-term test review”

New 2020 Hyundai i20 official design sketches released – pictures

The new Hyundai i20 supermini takes the fight to the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio with more space and efficient engines

This is the new Hyundai i20, which is due to hit showrooms in September. The new supermini aims to steal a march on talented rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio by delivering superior safety kit, class-leading in-car entertainment and mild-hybrid powertrains.

While the i20 uses a heavily updated version of the current model’s platform, from a design Continue reading “New 2020 Hyundai i20 official design sketches released – pictures”

New Peugeot 2008 2020 review

The new Peugeot 2008 SUV promises much with its styling and build quality, but does its high list price hold it back?Verdict3.5The Peugeot 2008 ticks a lot of boxes. It’s great to drive, the engine range (electric included) is fantastic, and the cabin design and build are class leading. However, it’s quite an expensive option alongside traditional competitors, and the strongest competition offers most of the same qualities for less. The Renault Captur feels almost as posh and is just as Continue reading “New Peugeot 2008 2020 review”

New BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 2020 review

The compact four-door BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe expands the brand’s range even furtherVerdict4Four-door coupes are becoming increasingly popular, and the 2 Series Gran Coupe is a welcome addition to BMW’s burgeoning ranks, especially in 220d form. Using the company’s front-drive platform and potent four-cylinder diesel, the Gran Coupe does a good job of providing the 2 Series with an extra dose of style, strong dynamics and, for BMW, a generous level of equipment beside its most obvious Continue reading “New BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 2020 review”

New Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe to rival BMW X6 M with 603bhp

The new hot Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe sports a range of chassis improvements and a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8

This is the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe. Due to go on sale this spring, it’s the German company’s latest performance-focussed coupe-SUV, which has been tasked with rivalling the new BMW X6 M.

Like all Mercedes-AMG products, the GLE 63 has been treated to an aggressive cosmetic redesign, with new front and rear bumpers, wider side skirts, flared wheel arches, Continue reading “New Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe to rival BMW X6 M with 603bhp”

New 2020 Hyundai i20 arrives with hybrid power

The new Hyundai i20 supermini takes the fight to the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio with more space and efficient engines

This is the new Hyundai i20, which is due to hit showrooms in September. The new supermini aims to steal a march on talented rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio by delivering superior safety kit, class-leading in-car entertainment and mild-hybrid powertrains.

While the i20 uses a heavily updated version of the current model’s platform, from a design Continue reading “New 2020 Hyundai i20 arrives with hybrid power”

New BMW 330e Touring plug-in hybrid launched

Plug-in hybrid estate version of the new BMW 3 Series is available in the UK with rear and four-wheel-drive options

BMW has broadened its range of plug-in hybrid models by adding a new 330e Touring to the line-up, while expanding the 330e family to models with both rear-wheel and four-wheel-drive powertrains.

The revisions to the 330e line-up also introduce efficiency gains, without spoiling performance on paper.

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The brand’s latest hybrid system Continue reading “New BMW 330e Touring plug-in hybrid launched”

Best rechargeable torches 2020

We test nine winter essential rechargeable torches that you can keep fully powered up in the glovebox

Carrying a torch in the glovebox is always a good idea, but not so clever if the battery is flat when you need it. So a rechargeable model makes more sense, particularly when it can be revived in the car.

Modern LEDs provide lots of light for a small amount of charge and are tough, reliable and usually last the life of the torch. So which flashlight is the one to slip into your car? We Continue reading “Best rechargeable torches 2020”