Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid
Worth celebrating for two facts. First, it’s the quickest alternately fuelled Toyota ever. And second, the only current Toyota that is faster is the Supra. Perhaps that’s why it features a new paint colour called ‘Supersonic Red’.
James Attwood – Deputy editor
VW ID Space Vizzion concept
Finally an exciting new electric car that isn’t a small hatchback or giant SUV. VW’s latest concept is proof, if needed, that practical designs aren’t suddenly going to disappear in the switch from combustion power. I’m less convinced by the electric longboard storage compartment in the boot, but the fact the company was so quick to confirm it for production shows how much faith they have that the wagon bodystyle still has customer appeal.
Tom Morgan – Deputy digital editor
Purists may blanch at the prospect of Ford using the Mustang label for its debut SUV, but you don’t have to look too closely to spot the family resemblance. In my view, the traditional, gas-spewing muscle car won’t have a place in our increasingly environmentally-conscious modern world for much longer anyway. Bring on the electric Mustang proper, I say.
Will Trinkwon – Junior reporter