- Published: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 21:24
The Mercedes Benz Vito has been a staple for many years in the commercial world. Well the world has started to change a little, and emissions are the hot topic, meaning you've likely seen that diesel is a non starter in todays world.
This means commercial vehicle manufacturers have had to look elsewhere, enter the eVito.
It's powered by an 85kW electric motor and has a 35kWh electric battery, and the clever thing is it can regen upto 15m per charge.
You have a 93m range, which increases when used in an urban environment, there are various speed outputs ranging from 56mph to 76mph.
The shortest van has been discontinued to allow for the battery gubbins not to take up cargo space, meaning you have the L2 and L3 to choose from and 2 trims, Pure which we have and the Progressive.
You can also add options too, including power folding mirrors, reversing camera even load baring roof bars.
The Mercedes Benz eVito starts at £39,000 and costs as little as 2p per mile, it's the perfect van for local deliveries.
The brand new Honda Jazz Crosstar has been alongtime coming courtesy of global events, but was it worth the wait?
This is not your stereotypical Jazz, and may well attract a younger audience with it's funky looks and impressive styling and of course the addition an offroad style bodykit.
It's a bit of a beast and looks quite a bit different to the standard Jazz.
It's powered by the same powertrain, yes like the Jazz there is one to choose from the e:HEV which comprises of a 1.5 iVTEC engine, 2 high energy electric motors -one to charge and one to propel and an eCVT.
It does have a range of additions for the extra price including water repellant funky interior, 30mm higher ride height allowing you to be alittle more adventurous on your extreme picniccing and of course uprated infotainment system.
Safety has also been notched up with the Honda sensing suite which includes adaptive cruise control, collision detection and hanow has 10 airbags.
The baby crossover come Citycar retails for just over £22,600.
Please enjoy and we've just had a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross delivered, sadly one the last cars we'll ever get from the Colt Car Company due to Mitsubishi pulling out of Europe.
The Honda Jazz, a car that has been somewhat stereotyped for the last few years, has ths latest variant got what it takes to break this?
Well in a word, yes - let us explain
The new Hybrid Jazz has a 1.5 iVTEC DOHC engine, an electric motor and an eCVT, it'll pull 0-60 in around 9.5 seconds and offers around 65mpg.
It's not the fastest ca, yet it's engaging and fun on a backroad, and the hybrid system works very well, seamless transition betwen all 3 modes, we managed around 45mph on pure electric, and the B mode on the transmission really works with recharging quicker.
There are 3 trims to choose from and the Crosstar which will follow this.
Our model retails for around £22,000, we have the EX trim which builds on the SE and SR which include Active Cruise Control and Honda Sensing - the EX has additional Blind spot monitoring and Cross Traffic alert.