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.
The Peugeot 3008 was first showcased mid 2005, and unlike this latest SUV it didn't have what you called a direction, meaning it was part MPV, part car and part SUV.
This latest model was released at the end of 2020, it's powered by a 1.6 engine and an electric motor and it features the latest design language from Peugeot as well as tech, safety and all manner of things.
This model is in the Allure trim and features the new frameless grille and decluttered front as well as other styling additions, it takes a few of it's design queues from the fantastic 508, including LED Lion's tooth daytime running lights and Lion claw rear lenses too.
There are a number of trims to chooses from as well as a number of options including Panoramic, Tow bar even adaptive cruise control.
Whilst driving this Type 2 PHEV Ben achieved 155mpg, Peugeot claims this vehicle will return upto 250mpg and if you're wondering the key to economy is to keep the PHEV charged, it offers 30 or so miles of EV range, it's a comfortable, spacious and versatile vehicle and it costs just over £32k.
Fancy something a touch quicker? then there is also a 4x4 PHEV too with run 0-60 in around 5s, this is still a respectable 8s or so.
The MG HS is now a hybrid, to be exact it's actually a PHEV, and can be charged at home or with a Type 2 charger.
We had the HS Exclusive on review for 7 days, meaning we had chance to really get to grips with it, the petrol HS was a great SUV, and this builds on that by offering over 30 miles of pure electric range, 275bhp meaning 0-60 in around 7s and upto 130mpg.
It's full of premmium materials, safety and features a 10 speed automatic gearbox.
We welcome the LWB variant of the SsangYong Musso, the Rhino - Yes this pickup truck is now even longer, meaning it can carry a more bulky payload.
The Musso is built on the Rexton platform, therefore offers SUV style driving, bear in mind though this is a ladder chassis, so it doesn't offer the refinement of say a BMW X5, it is good though.
It now has uprated rear suspension including leaf springs to cope with the extra weight, meaning the driving isn't quite as refined as say the Saracen which has coilies on the rear.
The powertrain for both models consists of a 2.2 litre SsangYong 4 cylinder diesel Euro 6 engine which develops 181bhp and delivers 420nm of torque, you then have the option of a manual or an auto.
Now the Rhino is only available with the 6 Speed Automatic, which is a pretty good box, as you'll see from the review.
The Musso and the Rhino are virtually the same vehicle, both double cabs, both can carry just over 1.1T on the bed, can tow 3.5T and have the same offroad system,
Now the Rhino LWB does have a few additions including RCTA, 17"s and front parking sensors.
This behemoth at over 5,4m long offers a decent drive, smooth changes and even 3 driving modes including POWER, it tows with ease and copes with offroad terrain too, it's PT four wheel drive with 4 Hi and 4 Lo with descent control, the video expalins more about the AWD sytem and shows what it'll cope with.
Welcome to our full review and road test of the MG5 SW EV, this is the first electric station wagon in Europe, and yes it doesn't really look like an MG, mind you that's not surprising as it's based on the Roewe ei5.
The electric estate car offers a combined range of 214 miles - which increases to a rather healthy 276 in a city environment, and don't forget you can regen and recoup miles too - the new 5 SWEV offers great economy, style and versatility, as well as rather engaging drive.
This car suits so many people, whether it's due to you heading into ULEZ zones or you wnat a cost effective way to carry cargo, passengers or simply for active sports, you need to drive the MG5 SW to find out for yourself.
What amazed us, was how easily it coped with steep climbs & descents, hairpins, chilly temperature and far more, just watch our Road Trip to find out more.
Prices for the MG5 range start at £24,495.00 for the Excite and £26,495.00 for the Exclusive - both after the OLEV Grant has been applied.
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