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VW Golf GTI Performance Pack Mk7 facelift (2017) review

VW Golf GTI Performance 2017 rear cornering

► Mk7.5 Golf GTI Performance ► More power and limited-slip diff ► 242bhp, 0-62mph in 6.2sec  Visually, the shift to the Mk7.5 Golf has been subtle one to say the least. In fact, you’d be forgiven for not noticing the difference, at least from the outside. Sharper front and rear bumper designs and LED lamps […]

Skoda Octavia Scout 2.0 TDI 150 4×4 facelift (2017) review

Skoda Octavia Scout - the 2017 facelift

► Rugged Octavia Scout tested ► Suite of subtle 2017 upgrades ► Still a diesel-only line-up in UK What to do if you need some genuine off-road ability from a car but you’re one of about 10 people who is actively avoiding buying a crossover or SUV? There’s a limited choice of proper off-roaders that aren’t covered in […]

VW Tiguan eHybrid review: a popular plug-in

► New Tigan eHybrid introduced with facelift ► Uses same 1.4 petrol as existing GTE models ► Makes for a convincing hybrid SUV The next step on Volkswagen’s journey to electrify all the things comes in the form of the Tiguan eHybrid, a plug-in version of one of Europe’s best-selling SUVs. It’s been a while coming, especially since […]

BMW M4 Convertible (2022) review: maximum exposure

m4 converible front tracking

► Drop-top M4 driven in the UK ► xDrive only, rowdy straight-six ► No roof means more fun Oh, to live in a country where actually owning a convertible would be worth it. Still, regardless of where you live, very few car makers are catering to the properly powerful sporting convertible these days. That effectively […]