One of the most beloved modern hot hatches got a significant revamp and it is awesome. The engine gives more, the weight is reduced, the brakes are better, there is now a DCT gearbox option and the car looks more modern inside and out.
The SkyActiv-X engine was all the rage about a year ago when the first ever compression ignition petrol option was installed in a Mazda. It promised to combine the best features of petrol and diesel engines and also to remove their downsides. It was supposed to improve fuel consumption of petrol engines drastically, increase compression and torque, while also keeping and also improving on the eco properties of modern petrol engines.
We love ourselves some UTEs here in Australia, but Americans seem to be on another level when it comes to these vehicles. Long gone are the days when they were only workhorses, designed to be affordable and durable. Today we have luxury UTEs, like the few we reviewed recently, or even performance ones like the lovely Ranger Raptor – yes, it’s lovely even with that engine, deal with it.
It’s been a while since the BMW X6 made cumbersome SUVs less practical, and apparently, we love that. With so many SUV models with more stylish rooflines and less boot space and rear headroom, Audi was bound to follow.
Why doesn’t everyone drive an EV? Well, unfortunately, there are still a few problems. Could fuel cell electric vehicles such as hydrogen cars offer the answer? If so what are the current limitations stopping Hydrogen cars from becoming mainstream?