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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: Does it pay to plug in?
4.0 stars Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: Does it pay to plug in? By Chris Pickering

Does a plug-in hybrid SUV makes sense for you? We do the maths on Mitsubishi's 2019 PHEV to see whether it's a semi-electric saviour. Read more

Honda CR-V Hybrid review: Quietly unconventional
4.0 stars Honda CR-V Hybrid review: Quietly unconventional By Chris Pickering

Does it make sense to buy the partially electrified CR-V? For business users, it makes a strong case. For private sales, less so. Here's why: Read more

From Pokémon to Porsche: How augmented reality is helping to build better cars
From Pokémon to Porsche: How augmented reality is helping to build better cars By Chris Pickering

How cutting-edge VR is helping Porsche build better cars Read more

Suzuki Swift Sport review: Hot hatch thrills for supermini cash
4.0 stars Suzuki Swift Sport review: Hot hatch thrills for supermini cash By Chris Pickering

The old Suzuki Swift Sport was a bit of a cult car. It wasn't the fastest hot hatch around and it certainly wasn't the most luxurious, but its free-revving Read more

Range Rover P400e review: Is this plug-in hybrid the best 4x4 by far?
4.0 stars Range Rover P400e review: Is this plug-in hybrid the best 4x4 by far? By Chris Pickering

Large SUVs have been the default choice for luxury car buyers ever since the original Range Rover came along and redefined our concept of off-roaders nearly Read more

Range Rover Sport SVR review: Land Rover lets its hair down
5.0 stars Range Rover Sport SVR review: Land Rover lets its hair down By Chris Pickering

Does anyone really need a Range Rover that can hurl itself from 0-60mph quicker than a Ferrari F355 while making a sound like a thunderstorm trapped in Read more

Subaru XV review: A crossover with real substance
4.0 stars Subaru XV review: A crossover with real substance By Chris Pickering

Carmakers struck gold when they came up with the idea of the crossover. Combining the convenience of a hatchback with the rugged off-road image of an SUV Read more

Fiat 500L review: Return of the MPV?
3.5 stars Fiat 500L review: Return of the MPV? By Chris Pickering

The Fiat 500 can justifiably claim to be an icon. Its unique blend of style, functionality and affordability has won it legions of admirers over the years.But Read more