Volkswagen says it now expects that 70 per cent of its sales in Europe will be pure-electric vehicles by 2030 - but the company has confirmed that its supermini-sized, entry-level EV has been pushed back by a couple of years. Presenting a new business strategy ‘Accelerate’, VW passenger cars boss Ralf Brandstatter said that the past 12 months had...
Verdict The Golf GTI Clubsport doesn’t look cheap, but it delivers precisely the sort of fun worthy of the badge. The extra power and mid-range punch, and subtle but significant chassis mods, make it as enjoyable to drive along an empty B-road as any good hot hatch should be. The Clubsport might not quite be our favourite hot hatch - the restriction...
Pictures of Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport
Porsche could add more variants of its Taycan EV to the line-up, with a two-door coupe, a lower, sportier version of the newly launched Cross Turismo and even a convertible possible. Speaking following the launch of the brand’s second Taycan model, Dr Stefan Weckback, Vice President Model Line Taycan, outlined that the German sports car maker could...
Pictures of the new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
This is the new Jeep Wrangler 1941. It’s a special-edition version of the iconic off-roader, designed to commemorate the company’s 80th anniversary. UK production is limited to just 41 examples, with prices starting from £58,050. Jeep says this special edition Wrangler is even better off-road than its standard stablemate, thanks to a host of mechanical...
Pictures of the Jeep Wrangler 1941
Verdict The Formentor is a great calling card for the Cupra brand – it’s stylish, drives well, comes well-equipped and with plenty of space. You’ve really got to be committed to buying a plug-in hybrid, or be ready to reap the benefits of the company car tax savings, to choose this model over other Formentors, though. There’s still lots to like, assuming...
Pictures of the new Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid
Verdict This new Mid Range 39kWh model is the most affordable e-Niro yet. It offers the same easy, relaxing driving experience as the bigger 64kWh battery model, while you don’t have to compromise too much when it comes to performance. You lose some range while it’s not the most exciting EV, but if you need something practical, don’t cover big distances...
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