The new Mercedes GLC small SUV is designed for hybrid drive. The engine range has four-cylinder petrol and diesel units combined with an electric motor. Four of these are mild-hybrid units with a second-generation integrated starter-generator. Three other engine variants are plug-in hybrid units with a system output of up to 245 kW and a system torque of up to 750 Nm. All the plug-in hybrids have an electric range of more than 100 kilometres. Noticeably more electric driving experience: thanks to the electric range, day-to-day distances can usually be… Read more


It’s been a couple of years since we last drove the Lexus UX, a compact SUV in name that sits not much higher than the hatch it replaces. It all looks and feels very familiar which suggests not much has changed in that time, but let’s find out. Hang on, that’s right – there’s now a fully-electric version (but it’s not the one we’re driving here). STYLING Launched here in 2019, the front of the SUV is dominated by what Lexus calls its prominent ‘spindle’ grille. At the rear the… Read more