Recent articles by Graham Hope

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In-depth reviews

Kia Rio review

The Rio offers space, value, quality and Kia's trademark seven year warranty, but isn't quite the class leader

Skoda Funstar - static

Unique Skoda Fabia Funstar pick-up revealed

28 Apr, 2015

The Worthersee tuning festival in Austria will host a special guest - this funky Skoda Fabia pick-up

distracted driver

Next Government urged to issue guidelines on in-car tech safety

22 Apr, 2015

Fears about distracting in-car tech mean the IAM is calling for official action

Volvo XC90 hybrid plug-in

Volvo eyes hybrid expansion

14 Apr, 2015

Surprised at the interest in its new plug-in XC90, Volvo could roll out more hybrids than planned

Election OPINION

"Let’s not forget it’s a key time for the car industry"

8 Apr, 2015

A critical Election is looming - deputy editor Graham Hope asks who is on the side of the motorist

Skoda Superb Estate - long-termer
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Skoda Superb Estate

26 Mar, 2015

Final report: Launch of new model means some top deals on our car

Skoda Roomster

Next Skoda Roomster will be based on new VW Caddy

9 Mar, 2015

An updated version of the Skoda Roomster is set for a launch next year, with van underpinnings

Citroen C4 Cactus

Citroen C4 Cactus named Carbuyer Car of the Year

9 Mar, 2015

Our sister title honours crossover for its value, low costs and practicality

Smart ForFour front

Smart to stay competitive with in-car tech updates

4 Mar, 2015

Smart aims to stay ahead of rivals with new “facelift by download” concept through smartphone app

Dacia Duster at Geneva 2015

New engine for the new 2016 Dacia Duster

3 Mar, 2015

A new 123bhp, 1.2-litre petrol engine will power the new Dacia Duster 4x4 when it arrives in 2016

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Mercedes V-ision-e concept previews V-Class plug-in hybrid

3 Mar, 2015

New V-ision-e concept at the Geneva Motor Show looks ahead to efficient Mercedes V-Class plug-in

DS 5 facelift

DS 5 facelift makes DS brand’s break from Citroen official

16 Feb, 2015

DS is going it alone and the new facelifted DS 5 is the first car to shed the badge of parent company Citroen

Opinion Mazda MX-5

“There’s a lot that other car firms could learn from Mazda”

6 Feb, 2015

Deputy editor Graham Hope thinks Mazda’s constant search for innovation is paying huge dividends, and that others should take note

Mercedes A45 AMG front quarter

Mercedes A45 AMG set for power upgrade

16 Jan, 2015

A more powerful version of the Mercedes A45 AMG hot hatch could reach up to 400bhp, says AMG boss

Merc opinion

“Isn’t the sheer number of Mercedes models getting a little confusing?”

14 Jan, 2015

Deputy editor Graham Hope is struggling to make sense of Merc's ever-expanding range

Jeep Wrangler

New Jeep Wrangler could get hybrid tech

14 Jan, 2015

Jeep boss says all-new 2017 Wrangler off-roader could feature hybrid powertrain

Mercedes GL front

Mercedes planning Maybach SUV

13 Jan, 2015

Mercedes’ reborn Maybach brand is set to join the battle for luxury SUV sales

hyundai sonata plug-in hybrid

Hyundai showcases electric tech with plug-in Sonata

13 Jan, 2015

Hyundai has hinted at its potential for electric and hybrid vehicles at the Detroit Motor Show

Hyundai Santa Cruz concept

Hyundai Santa Cruz pick-up revealed in Detroit

13 Jan, 2015

Hyundai surprises at the Detroit Motor Show by unveiling the Santa Cruz crossover pick-up concept- and it could make production

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New-look Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe on the way

12 Jan, 2015

The next Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe (formerly the C63 AMG) will get an S-Class Coupe-style makeover this year

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