Style and substance! We compare a pair of upmarket, High Street dwellers that plug-in with a conscience. The Mini Cooper Countryman SE Hybrid faces off against the Volvo XC40 Recharge to see which one puts the best foot forward as a stepping stone to your electric driving future.
The Swedish carmaker launches its new "Recharge" badged SUV, but how does it drive in the real world?
No Russian-doll design approach here – or ‘bricks’; just three SUVs sharing obvious design DNA while also forging their own distinct styling paths. Bringing these three Volvos together simply reinforces our views from both individual tests and comparisons: this is a formidable line-up with impressive consistency of quality, whether you’re looking at design, materials, safety, or engineering...
One's a pricey small premium SUV, the other a volume-selling mid-sized SUV. One is focused on clever packaging and its all-new design, the other on its size, value and driving fun. But most of all: one is a bit of an unknown, and the other is one of Australia's most popular cars. So which should you be considering? Read on.