What Car? Personal Shopper: hybrid SUV for £30,000

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What Car? Personal Shopper
What Car? Personal Shopper

The reader

Dear What Car?,

I've always had diesel SUVs, but now I want to change and buy a hybrid car. I still want something that's shaped like an SUV, though, because I like their high driving positions and visibility. I also need a car with a reasonable amount of space for my children and, occasionally, my dog, too. I've got about £30,000 to spend. I'm open to both regular hybrids and plug-in hybrids, because there is an electric vehicle charging point at my office. I don't necessarily mind badge appeal, but I would like something that stands out from the crowd.


Drives BMW X3

The brief

  • Either hybrid or plug-in hybrid
  • SUV with reasonable space
  • Striking looks
  • Around £30,000

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