Contract Hire and Leasing News by Phil Huff

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Phil Huff is a freelance motoring journalist and editor who has been playing with cars for 25 years, from racing saloon cars to driving secret prototypes, and has driven virtually every road car on sale. When not behind the wheel of a car, he can often be found enjoying new experiences overseas, although that often ends up in the purchase of yet another car...
Review: Volvo XC60 Recharge

Review: Volvo XC60 Recharge

Excellent SUV makes a convincing plug-in hybrid. What is it? This is is the plug-in hybrid variant of Volvo’s XC60 SUV. Already a popular car with plain old petrol and diesel engines, this mod...

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Review: Renault Captur

Review: Renault Captur

Family-friendly compact SUVs are still all the range - Renault’s Captur is a well-rounded option. What is it? This is the second generation of Renault’s Captur compact SUV. Like the first gene...

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Review: Volvo V60 B4

Review: Volvo V60 B4

If plug-in life isn’t for you, Volvo offers something less electrified - but no less electrifying. What is it? Volvo’s second-generation V60 was a huge improvement over the first model. It too...

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Review: Suzuki Ignis

Review: Suzuki Ignis

Genuine character is something that’s not too easy to find, but the Suzuki Ignis has it in spades. The smallest SUV in the country is fun, quirky and costs pennies to run. What is it? The Suzu...

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Review: Honda Civic Type R

Review: Honda Civic Type R

Rivals are catching up and the Civic Type R certainly doesn’t have the class all to itself any more, but we’d still very much recommend it as a hot hatchback that’s worth serious consideration. ...

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Review: Seat Leon

Review: Seat Leon

The sexy Spanish cousin to the Volkswagen Golf - usefully cheaper and every bit as good. What is it? The Seat Leon is a mid-sized family hatchback that strikes in the heartland of British car ...

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Review: Toyota Hilux

Review: Toyota Hilux

The new engine has transformed the truck, but it’s decision to install it into the lifestyle-friendly Invincible models shows us what buyers Toyota is targeting. What is it? Everybody knows ab...

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Review: Ford Ranger Thunder

Review: Ford Ranger Thunder

It’s well-equipped, comfortable, looks great and makes for a decent family car. It’s also got a huge load bay, can tow 3.5 tonnes, and get pretty much anywhere. What is it? You wouldn’t believ...

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Review: Citroen Ami

Review: Citroen Ami

It’s cute, it attracts more attention than anything else I’ve driven over the last year, and there’s an undeniable charm to zipping around a city in what’s not much more than a skateboard with a ro...

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