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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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SsangYong Rexton review

SsangYong Rexton

The big new Rexton 4×4 is the latest offering from SsangYong – and it’s a bit of a revelation. Along with its smaller sibling, the well-received Tivoli (launched in 2016), the Rexton is arguably one of the company’s first mainstream cars. At a time when SUVs are selling like hotcakes, it’s no surprise that SsangYong(which claims to be the equivalent of Land Rover …

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Audi Q5 review

Audi Q5 review

The Q5 is the latest Audi SUV to get a next-generation relaunch. Like its bigger brother – the Q7 – before it, the jelly mould styling has been replaced by a sharper edges and Audi’s distinctive signature grille. It’s more spacious, efficient, better equipped and connected than ever before. The Mk …

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Nissan X-Trail review

Nissan X-Trail

You’re looking at the world’s best-selling SUV – the Nissan X-Trail. To be precise, this is the updated version of the car (badged as the Rogue in the US) which sold a remarkable 766,000 units in 2016 alone. The third generation X-Trail has been around since 2014, so Nissan has …

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Land Rover tows 110-tonne Aussie ‘Road Train’

Land Rover tows 110-tonne Aussie 'Road Train'

This is the amazing moment a Land Rover towed a 110-tonne road train through the Australian outback. The Discovery has a maximum certified towing capacity of 3.5-tonnes on public road, but to show what the 4×4 was really capable of, Land Rover took a model out to the Lasseter Highway …

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Introducing the first Land Rover SVX

Land Rover Discovery SVX

The ultimate all-terrain Land Rover Discovery has been revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Powered by a 518bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8, the new SVX is the most extreme and powerful Land Rover yet. Developed by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, the go-anywhere 4×4 has increased ground clearance, …

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Land Rover Discovery Sport snow tunnel challenge

Dog power vs horsepower in the Discovery Sport snow tunnel challenge

It’s dog power vs horse power as Land Rover’s bestselling Discovery Sport takes on a dog sled team in a unique race at Vesileppis Ski Tunnel, Finland. This year’s warm summer has left much of northern Europe without snow, so Land Rover took a team of husky dogs in need …

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Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic review

Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic

It’s remarkable to think that Land Rover launched the iconic Range Rover nearly 50 years ago. There’s some debate over the origins of the high end SUV. Jeep claims the Wagoneer – produced between 1963-91 – was the first. Land Rover says the 1970 Range Rover “originally defined the luxury …

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Mazda CX-5 review

Mazda CX-5 review

Creating an SUV that handles like a hatchback without making uncomfortable comprises is a feat few manufacturers have achieved. Blessed with good looks, practicality and dynamic driving characteristics, the new Mazda CX-5 is one such car. Priced from £23,695 – £33,195, it’s up against formidable rivals in its sector, including …

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Renault Koleos review

Renault Koleos review (

The Renault Koleos is the newest entrant in the fiercely fought mid-to-large SUV segment that includes the Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail, Kia Sorento and Skoda Kodiaq. Completing Renault’s crossover range, which also includes the Captur and Kadjar, the Koleos is in effect the French giant’s flagship car. As such, it’s …

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