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Ford Edge Vignale review

Ford Edge Vignale

Our verdict on the top-of-the-range Vignale version of the Ford Edge SUV, a car that’s meant to meet “growing consumer demand for more luxurious SUVs”. What is it? The Ford Edge is the big daddy of the Blue Oval’s three-car sports utility vehicle range – towering over the Kuga and EcoSport. …

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Cullinan name confirmed for first Rolls-Royce SUV

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that its new “high-bodied car” will, as expected. be called Cullinan. The luxury sports utility vehicle is named after the Cullinan Diamond – the largest flawless diamond ever found. Rolls-Royce says the new arrival will be “mould-breaking” and “redefine luxury travel”, making it “effortless, everywhere”. …

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Heavens above! Range Rover Sport PHEV’s world first

Range Rover Sport PHEV Dragon Challenge

The new plug-in hybrid version of the Range Rover Sport has become the first vehicle to climb the stairs to one of China’s most famous landmarks – Heaven’s Gate. Driven by Le Mans class-winner and Panasonic Jaguar Racing reserve and test driver Ho-Pin Tung, it took a dizzying 99 turns …

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review

Launching a new SUV that stands out from the crowd is no mean feat, and the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is one such car. With its sporty coupe-like profile and unusual rear, complete with split-screen spoiler, there’s no mistaking it. It’s a good car too, but I can’t help feeling that …

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Subaru XV review

Subaru XV review

Subaru is an automotive hidden gem in the UK. As a maker of durable, remarkably capable 4x4s, with a gold-plated history in rallying, it’s surprising to find that just 2,665 examples were sold in 2017. To put that into context, Subaru shifted a record 647,956 vehicles in America last year …

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Living with a Kia Sportage

Living with a Kia Sportage

Kia’s going from strength to strength and much of that success is down to one SUV – the Sportage. It accounted for a whopping 39,683 of the South Korean company’s record-breaking total UK sales of 93,222 in 2017. We all know the SUV/crossover sector is booming, but the Sportage stands …

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Ford EcoSport review

Ford EcoSport review

Three years on from its European launch, Ford’s baby SUV, the EcoSport, has been treated to a much-needed upgrade. A mild exterior makeover, new technology, more refinement and comfort, plus an extra engine and an all-wheel drive option, have transformed the car into a more serious contender in the blossoming …

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Range Rover Velar review

Range Rover Velar review

With motor show concept looks and lashings of charisma, the Range Rover Velar is like no other SUV on the market. Plugging the gap between the Evoque and Sport, the big question is whether the Velar is just eye candy or worthy of the legendary Range Rover badge? Before we …

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Gripping yarns… off-roading in Suzuki cars

Suzuki Jimny - Gareth Herincx

For those of us that live in the country, 4x4s are not so much a lifestyle choice as a necessity at certain times of the year. To have that extra peace of mind when the going gets tough is crucial and thankfully these days there’s no shortage of vehicles capable …

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