Monday, May 16, 2022

SMMT Test Day 2022 - Back into the Swing of Things

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Since the 24th of February 2022, all Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions have lifted, giving all of us in the U.K. a chance to get back to normal, and one of our regular events is the SMMT Test Day. The SMMT is The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, and they have been an integral part of Britain's motoring industry since 1902.

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New BEV coming late 2022 - MG4?

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MG have released a teaser trailer for their all new, 100% electric model aimed for the U.K. Due for release at the end of 2022.

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New MG ZS EV 2022 450m Road Trip Part 1

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The new Long Range ZS EV from MG has arrived! It's powered by a new 72.6kWh battery, and has new styling and new tech:

As is our wont, we like to showcase the capabilities of BEV's, so when and where we can, a road trip is planned in order to do so. As luck would have it, we had received invites to the official opening of Silverstone's Lap of Lights Festive Event. Held on their legendary Formula 1 Grand Prix race track, the Lap of Lights gives you the chance to experience their Chistmas Lights Trail.

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INEOS Grenadier M1 First Look & Prototype Off Road

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The Grenadier by INEOS - conceived in the United Kingdom, engineered in Austria and built in France.

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Highway Code 2021 Update - Has It Created a Hierarchy of Road Users?

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Updates to the Highway Code have been announced today, which - when implemented - will mean that pedestrians and cyclists have more rights on the road than motorists.

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New VW Golf GTE MK8 2021 Review

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The fab Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTE, powered by a 1.4 T engine and 110ps electric motor which is coupled to a 6 speed DSG, is this the best Golf ever?

 

The GTE retails for around £40,000 and is well worth the money, it's fun, fast and fancy, gets good mpg too.

 

#golfgte #gtemk8 #newgolf

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Kia XCeed Review

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The Kia Xceed builds on the fantastic Ceed hatchback, raises it's ride height, adds fastback looks and some funky styling, and there you have it a Kia Ceed SUV.

Our model is a hybrid and in the 3 trim, the powertrain is a combo of a 1.6GDI T engine and an electric motor coupled to a 6 speed DCT, and offers a 3 figure mpg.

Our model costs around £31,000 and offers a SUV with good handling, punchy acceleration and a smooth ride.

 

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Suzuki Ignis Hybrid Review

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The Suzuki Ignis a quirky ultra compact SUV, with a lot to love.

We have the SZ5 AllGrip meaning we have the top of the range model with 4x4 and some fancy extras too, one being dual camera brake support.

It's a fun vehicle with a Khaki paint job and accents in black and the roof. It's versatile, practical and relatively well equipped and with the uprated hybrid it's more economical and punchier to even though it has a smaller, engine.

It handles well and power is good, however it can be loud underload, economy wise, Ben couldn't get it belowe 50mpg. 

£18,399 on the road, a bargain.

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