Hybrid

The Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine. Courtesy of Car Buyer

Volvo XC60 Twin Engine: Hybrid Luxury

Throughout the long and noble history of Volvo, the brand has been associated with sober, serious, and above all safe cars and estates. Rarely have they or their products made UK headlines, save for one…


Not so old, as buses go, but definitely a polluting offender!

Making London’s buses cleaner

Public attention is now firmly focussed on the need to reduce diesel emissions. But whilst this has so far been aimed mainly at cars, the pollution contribution of public transport is now coming under increasing…



VW Golf GTE

Can hybrid electric vehicles beat diesels on mpg?

Hybrids have always had a miles-per-gallon advantage in urban driving but new EQUA Index data shows that they are gaining on diesels in motorway or highway driving and, if current trends persist, hybrid electric vehicles (excluding…



VW Golf GTE

First drive: VW Golf GTE

Keen drivers with an eye to economy have been turning to sporty diesel-powered motors over the last few years. However, the health hazards of diesel emissions are increasingly being questioned. Time will tell whether the present…


Volkswagen reveals all-new Passat

It must be strange being a designer at Volkswagen these days. Every stylists brief must be to “make it look like its predecessor”, and to give the guys credit, they are incredibly good at it! Take…


Anyone for a cut-price plug-in hybrid?

Hybrid cars are increasingly becoming seen as desirable, however their price premium over the equivalent petrol & diesel models holds back many buyers. Those buyers are exactly the sort of folk who could be interested…


New Peugeot 508 announced

PEUGEOT today presented in London its’ updated 508 range. The latest model bears a revised grille which apparently sets the standard for the brands future models. Public launch of the new car is scheduled for August, simultaneously…


Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid

Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid

Car journalists are a strange bunch. The word of the most famous of them is devoured assiduously by those of us who are maybe thinking of changing their wheels, or even just gathering information for…