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CAN LUXURY EVER BE SUSTAINABLE? • As Bentley launches a hybrid version of its Flying Spur, we visit BLE? the firm’s HQ to see how it’s adapting to a new, greener world
LIVING IN A MATERIAL WORLD
Kia EV6 • FIRSTDRIVE Korean firm expands EV range with sporty fastback SUV
Mercedes EQS • FIRSTDRIVE Pure-electric limo offers all the luxury you’d expect
Morgan Plus Six • FIRSTDRIVE BMW power gives classic Brit a new lease of life
Skoda Fabia 95 PS • FIRSTDRIVE Does this version deserve to be UK’s top-selling Fabia?
Going the extra mile • Toyota RAV4 and Kia Sorento plug-in hybrids are out to dispel the gas-guzzling image of some big SUVs.We put the PHEVs to the test
Toyota RAV4 PHEV • Long-running nameplate gets plug-in hybrid technology for the first time. We run the rule over Toyota’s newcomer
Kia Sorento PHEV • We’re fans of the seven-seat hybrid and diesel Sorento, but will the plug-in hybrid petrol version win us over, too?
Infotainment • Which multimedia system is best for music, sat-nav & connectivity?
Same price • Other options for similar money…
Head to head
10 BEST PLUG-IN HYBRID SUVS • There’s a huge range of plug-in SUVs that suit a wide variety of buyers, and these are our current favourites
10 Volvo XC60 • Prices: £51,590-£64,090 Engine: 2.0-litre petrol, e-motor, 11.6kWh battery Trims: Inscription, R-Design, Polestar Engineered Economy: 100.9-113mpg CO2: 55-64g/km 0-62mph: 5.1-5.6 seconds
9 Audi Q5 • Prices: £51,690-£72,490 Engine: 2.0-litre petrol, e-motor, 17.9kWh battery Trims: Sport, S line, Competition, Edition 1, Vorsprung, Competition Vorsprung Economy: 166.2mpg CO2 : 35-42g/km 0-62mph: 6.1 seconds
The long list • Fine buys just outside our top 10
8 Land Rover Defender • Prices: £65,915-£85,675 Engine: 2.0-litre petrol, e-motor, 19.2kWh battery Trims: XS Edition, X-Dynamic, X Economy: 82.1mpg CO2 : 77g/km 0-62mph: 5.6 seconds
7 Renault Captur • Prices: £31,195-£32,695 Engine: 1.6-litre petrol, twin-motor, 9.8kWh battery Trims: S Edition, R.S. Line, E-Tech Launch Edition Economy: 178-188mpg CO2 : 34-36g/km 0-62mph: 10.1 seconds
6 Kia Niro • Prices: £30,765-£32,655 Engine: 1.6-litre petrol, e-motor, 8.9kWh battery Trims: 2, Connect, 3 Economy: 202mpg CO2 : 29g/km 0-62mph: 10.4 seconds
5 Toyota RAV4 • Prices: £46,495-£50,895 Engine: 2.5-litre petrol, twin-motor, 18.1kWh battery Trims: Design, Dynamic, Dynamic Premium Economy: 282.4mpg CO2 : 22g/km 0-62mph: 6.0 seconds
4 Ford Kuga • Prices: £36,555-£38,955 Engine: 2.5-litre petrol, e-motor, 14.4kWh battery Trims: ST Line...