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Toyota RAV4 XT-R 2.2 D4D Review

Toyota RAV4 XT-R 2.2 D4D Review

The Toyota RAV4 comes with Toyota Optimal Drive, so making it one of the most efficient 4x4s, but how did it perform when tested at one of the UK’s leading mountain biking trail centres – in a foot of snow?

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Toyota Prius Review

Toyota Prius Review

The new, third generation Toyota Prius hybrid has even lower emissions than the previous car – either 89 or 92g/km CO2 depending on the model – but the key question has to be, is it any better to drive?

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BMW X1 xDrive23d SE Review

BMW X1 xDrive23d SE Review

Everyone wants the traction of a 4×4 at the moment, but 4x4s are perceived as being completely unacceptable from a green point of view, so surely the new BMW X1, with four-wheel drive and low emissions, sounds like an ideal solution – however can it cope with snow and ice?

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ECC C1 ev’ie Review

ECC C1 ev’ie Review

The ECC C1 ev’ie is a Citroen C1 with the petrol engine removed and replaced with an electric motor, and it’s available now, so it’s the first proper four-seat electric car available in the UK.

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Vauxhall Astra 1.7 CDTI Review

Vauxhall Astra 1.7 CDTI Review

The all-new Vauxhall Astra is an incredibly important car for the company, and it has to show a huge leap forward – so does it achieve the necessary progress?

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Kia Cee’d EcoDynamics Review

Kia Cee’d EcoDynamics Review

The new Kia cee’d EcoDynamics comes with Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) which brings its emissions down to 110 g/km CO2 – so should you consider this car?

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Land Rover Freelander TD4_e Stop/Start Review

Land Rover Freelander TD4_e Stop/Start Review

Land Rover has an off-road brand image to be proud of, but the company certainly has a lot of work to do in terms of greening its product range; so is the TD4_e Stop/Start really a green machine?

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Tesla Roadster Review

Tesla Roadster Review

Any motorist out there who is not convinced by the potential of electric cars should be made to drive the Tesla.

 

 

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Volvo XC70 DRIVe Review

Volvo XC70 DRIVe Review

The Volvo XC70 DRIVe may look like an off-roader, but in the quest to reduce emissions this model is front-wheel drive only; so does this idea work?

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Lexus RX450h SE-L Premium Review

Lexus RX450h SE-L Premium Review

The Lexus 400h was the first premium SUV to be offered as a hybrid; its successor, the RX450h, is now out and it still has no rivals, but does it represent real progress?

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