The smiley new Volkswagen e-Up! Hatchback might be a bit unfortunately named (hey up!), but it’s based on one of the most popular city cars around. It’s a lot like the standard VW Up!, except it’s quieter and cheaper to run. That said, it’s also a lot more expensive to buy and depreciates badly. Is it worth making the switch from petrol to electricity? OSV takes a closer look at what it’s all about with our 2018 Volkswagen e-Up! Hatchback review.
If you love Hyundai as a brand, you’ll no doubt be keen to find out what their first ever fully electric car is all about. Fortunately, they haven’t bodged it, and the new Hyundai Ioniq Electric is ideal for families who want to do their bit for the environment, and who want to keep costs down at the same time. It emits zero CO2, offers plenty of usability and is even fun to drive.
The cheeky new MINI Hatchback might be a bit more practical than it used to be, but it’s retained its keen sense of fun and adventure. And while its engines are now more powerful, they’re still pleasingly efficient.
Improvements all-round, then, for this firm British favourite. It’s family friendly too, looks classically MINI, and comes with the option of five-doors. It’s hard to argue what more a buyer could want from a modern day Hatchback that’s at worst a junior version of a BMW.
The Mini Hatch is one of the biggest automotive success stories, becoming nothing less than a cult icon in the eyes of many. Now on its 3rd generation since its dramatic re-launch back in 2000. How does this new model promise to be better?
The Mini Hatch has always been about cheeky brand appeal, fun, if a bit rough around the edges, driving. The Mini Hatch naturally bases itself on the usual Mini formula, but with some dynamic differences – here they have made the Mini more mature. This might sound at odds with the spirit of Mini-ness, but rest assured they have preserved the best aspects of what everyone knows and loves and combined it into a new model which is bigger, more refined, more eco-friendly, higher quality and generally just better all round. This is the all new and improved new Mini Hatch.
At a glance you’ll think that not much has changed
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