Saturday, November 28, 2020

New SsangYong Tivoli 2020 Review and Road test

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The new SsangYong Tivoli may not look too different to the previous gen, however there are changes to the front, back and even the interior - for example there is new styling round the LED front fogs, grille and headlamps as well as some shaping on the rear bumper and that's just exterior.

The interior is where you'll see the biggest changes, it has a new cluster and if you go for the ultimate you get a full digital cluster which has multiple displays some of the styling has changed on the dash, including the shaping, position of things like vents, you still have rotary dials but the central one for the air-conditioning has now gone, overall its more minimalist and flows better, and it's not just styling that has changed either, we now have new engines.

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MG5 SW Road Trip to Wrynose and HardKnott Pass

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The new MG5 is the first fully Electric estate car in Europe, it's well priced, has more range than the ZS EV and offers a rather engaging drive, yes it may resemble what you picture an MG as or have as much safety, however its fantastic value.

The first thing you notice is that the MG 5 doesn't follow the currnet design language of the brand, mind you there's a good reason for that, it's based on the Roewe ei5, meaning it also doesn't have all the safety you see in the new ZS, ZS ev and HS.

The electric estate car has 214m range which increases to around 270m in the city, and hits 60 in rather nippy 7.7 seconds, it's roomy, versatile and practical.

We thought we'd see how the MG5 would fair on treacherous mountain roads, hair raising hairpins and steep hills.

Where better than on our doorstep, well kind of... the Rynose Pass and HardKnot Pass, our journey takes us just 100 miles on a round trip, we also utilise the M6 to see how speed affects the car.

Part 2 coming soon.

 

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New Mitsubishi L200 Series 6 Barbarian X Review, Road Test and Offroading

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The Mitsubishi L200 Series 6 is a formidable beast, this latest model comes with a brand-new all aluminium 2.2 four-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler, we have a 6 speed automatic gearbox as well as descent control you can also get six speed manual.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2020 SUV Review and Road Test

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross with six trims in the range to choose from, and the option of 2WD and 4WD, means this new mid-sized SUV from Mitsubishi has lots to offer:

It's powered by a 1.5 Litre Turbocharged petrol engine that feels and performs like a 2L, engaging, and feels powerful when you coax it, there is no diesel engine, the powertrain is coupled to a CVT, you can get a manual though with the 2WD.

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New MG HS Hybrid PHEV 2021

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The MG HS Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle is here, and it's quite something, the HS Hybrid as we've dubbed it starts at just under £30k.

Now this may sound high, but compared to similar PHEV SUV's it's extremely well priced, the Exclusive trim which adds LEDs, trim options etc starts at just under £32500.

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Salon Prive 2020 Blenheim Palace

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Welcome to Salon Prive, a prestigious event that comprises of 4 days of automotive delight, each day offers something different whether it's Ladies day with Boodles or Supercars and Classics with Pirelli, this sadly is one of the only shows to run this year.
 
This was the media day, meaning very few people and perfect for Annabelles vulnerabilities.
 
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Suzuki S Cross SX4 Hybrid SZ5 Review and Road test

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Our long-awaited new Suzuki S Cross review is now here, and yes this features the new power train the hybrid system which combines the fantastic Boosterjet engine and a 48V electric motor battery system, we have the SX4 and it's in the SZ5 trim.
 
This latest model looks different to the previous gen, new vertical grille, more safety and more economy.
 
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