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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The pioneering Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the golden goose that keeps on giving for the Japanese brand. When it was originally launched in 2014 it was perfectly timed to benefit from the boom in SUVs, the switch to greener cars and the incentives offered for plug-in hybrids, including exemption from …

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New SsangYong Rexton for top rider Pippa

Pippa Funnell SsangYong Rexton

British Olympic medallist Pippa Funnell MBE has taken delivery of a new SsangYong Rexton Ultimate. Pippa, who’s a brand ambassador for SsangYong (Korea’s oldest 4×4 and SUV specialist producer), represents the company at all the major equestrian events she attends. “I am really excited about driving the new Rexton and …

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Jeep Compass review

Jeep Compass

We get to grips with the newest member of the Jeep family – the mid-sized Compass SUV… What is it? The all-new Jeep Compass has the unenviable task of taking on everything from the Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Karoq, Kia Sportage and Seat Ateca to the Volkswagen Tiguan, Peugeot 3008 and …

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All-new 2019 Suzuki Jimny breaks cover

2019 Suzuki Jimny

The first official pictures of the much-anticipated fourth-generation Suzuki Jimny have been revealed. The Jimny has become a legend in its own lifetime – loved by customers around the world since the birth of its first model in 1970. As of March 2018, a remarkable 2.85 million Jimny mini 4x4s …

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Getting to grips with Goodyear’s new SUV tyre

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV on a Range Rover Velar

Tyres are one of the most misunderstood and least appreciated components of a car. Surprisingly, considering they are the only part of a car that is in contact with the road, they are often known as a “stress purchase” – usually driven by necessity rather than desire. Yet your choice …

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Hyundai Kona review

Hyundai Kona review

The striking Hyundai Kona joins the fiercely competitive battle of the compact crossovers, but is it just a case of style over substance? What is it? Up until recently, the likes of the Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur virtually had the small SUV sector sewn up. However, within …

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Snow stunt starts Land Rover celebrations

Land Rover snow art

Land Rover has kicked off its 70th anniversary year with a spectacular 250m wide Defender outline drawn in the snow at 2,700m in the French Alps. Snow artist Simon Beck walked out 20,894 steps (10.2 miles) in sub-zero temperatures to create the work – a tribute to the first sketch …

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Freeze! Mazda tames the world’s deepest lake

Mazda CX-5 Epic Drive on Lake Baikal

Mazda has teamed up with BAFTA nominated director Ed Bazalgette to create short film about the deepest lake in the world. Located in eastern Siberia, Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest, deepest and biggest lake and is famed for its unique and complex ecosystem. More than 400 miles long, up …

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio review

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

If you’re still trying to get your head round the concept of an Alfa Romeo SUV, then rest easy. We’ve driven the Stelvio and not only is it very good, it’s also surprisingly faithful to the brand’s sporting heritage. What is it? Alfa Romeo is on a roll. The acclaimed …

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Jaguar unleashes 176mph F-Pace SVR

Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar has taken the wraps off the fastest and most powerful version yet of its F-Pace sports utility vehicle. The winner of the 2017 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year has been re-engineered by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). Powered by a …

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