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More than two decades after the GM EV1, the first modern-era electric vehicle (EV) from a mainstream carmaker, went on sale in 1996, EVs finally look like they’re here to stay. What’s more, the recent success of cars such as Tesla Model S, Model X and Model 3, Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe, as well as tightening environmental regulations [Read more…]
You have to feel for the Kia ProCeed – it does not have an easy life, trying to be the “hip” version of the competently mainstream Kia Ceed (née C’eed). Originally a three-door “coupé” in the vain of the Renault Megane Coupé, it had to suffer the ignominy of having its name spelled Pro_Cee’d (decidedly uncool). For the third generation, [Read more…]
To say that Rolls-Royce Cullinan is controversial is like saying that Volkswagens are conservative – it goes without saying. There are two reasons for the controversy. First, the Cullinan is a 2.7-tonne SUV with no precedence in Rolls-Royce’s back catalogue. You can argue whether this type of car is truly becoming of the brand until you’re blue in the [Read more…]
The new Kia Telluride has been having the most bizarre reveal processes in recent memory, with the company choosing to release multiple modified “concepts” at shows like SEMA, while uncovered images of the stock Telluride keep leaking online. Irrespective, there are now enough imagines floating around to get a good sense of what the final product will look like, and how it fits with the growing family of Kia vehicles.[Read more…]
The Ford Focus has had a curious evolution – after the revolutionary first car it seems that with every subsequent generation Ford has tried to make the model more appealing to mainstream buyers. What this meant in practice was partly comfier suspension tuning and a high-quality cabin, both welcome developments, but also a stylistic [Read more…]
After what seems like years of concepts, spy shots and teasers, the new BMW X7 has finally been revealed in all its glory. We consider whether it has what it takes to succeed in the market, or whether it will simply lure buyers away from the X5. As always, we’re most interested in what you think, so sound off in the poll and the comments section! [Read more…]
Only days before the official debut pictures of the new BMW 3-series have leaked onto the internet: delighting some, disappointing others, and leading most of us to re-adjust our glasses to make sure it’s indeed the new model that we’re lookin at.
Depending on your point of view, the new BMW X2 is either a handsome, sporty crossover, or another letdown from the once-mighty Bavarian carmaker, which has in the past decade taken to slapping the “coupe” moniker on slightly sleeker, but still 4-door versions of its mainstream models in an effort to attract style-conscious buyers. Personally, [Read more…]