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Seat Ateca review

Seat Ateca

SEAT may have been a little late to the party when it comes to having an SUV in the range, but the good news is that it’s been worth the wait. The Ateca isn’t just a bit of rugged eye candy, it’s a very capable crossover – and it has …

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Maserati stages ‘car vs horse’ race

Maserati Car vs Horse race

Maserati devised a unique ‘car vs horse’ challenge to explore the capabilities of the luxury marque’s first ever SUV, the Levante. In the run-up to the world famous Grand National, National Hunt trainer, Dan Skelton, drove a new Levante Diesel in a race against professional jockey brother, Harry, on horseback. …

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Land Rover Discovery review

Land Rover Discovery

Replacing the much-loved Land Rover Discovery 4 was never going to be an easy task. The fact that the new Disco isn’t just as good, but even better, speaks volumes for the rude health and ambition of Land Rover today. Putting the elephant in the room to one side (the …

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Range Rover Sport SVR: a gripping yarn

Range Rover Sport SVR

Land Rover has produced a film demonstrating the Range Rover Sport SVR’s awesome acceleration – whatever the terrain. In a unique test, the SVR completes the 0-62mph sprint on standard fit Michelin 275/45 R21 All Season Tyres on everything from Tarmac and grass to snow and sand, using Land Rover’s …

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Subaru sensation: seriously capable 4×4 fun

Subaru Outback

Subaru couldn’t have picked a better week to demonstrate the all-terrain skills of three of its cars – the Forester, Outback and XV. The off-road course created in the heart of Lincolnshire was challenging enough before Storm Angus battered Britain. Farm tracks were quickly transformed into foot-deep muddy ruts, streams …

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#KUGAdventure highlights

#KUGAdevnture

Our Race Red Kuga ST-Line looked the business in the Arctic conditions. Starting off in Oulu, we drove some 500km north to Ivalo. This was as warm as it got during our time in Finland. … and this was a close as I got to Santa when we stopped off …

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Ford Kuga review

Ford Kuga

Ford has gone to town with the launch of its refreshed new Kuga SUV. A fleet of the cars took part in the #KUGAdventure – an epic 5,000km roadtrip which began in Athens and finished in Norway. We were invited to Leg 13 in Finland, driving some 500km up from …

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Coast to coast in a Mercedes-Benz

Coast to coast in a Mercedes-Benz

A fleet of Mercedes-Benz four-wheel drive vehicles have successfully traversed the UK, from the east coast to the west coast, without the use of any open public roads. In what is believed to be the first ever journey completed off-road, the 12 vehicles – a mixture of GLE, GLS and …

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Suzuki Vitara review

Suzuki Vitara

The all-new Suzuki Vitara may well be a late entrant in the ultra-competitive crossover sector, but it’s been worth the wait. Sitting somewhere between Nissans Juke and Qashqai in terms of size, the Vitara sets itself apart from much of the opposition right from the start. Now, consider Suzuki’s off-road …

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Jeep in white water rapids first

Jeep Renegade white water rafting

Top snowboarder Aimee Fuller has become the first person to drive down an Olympic-standard white water rafting course. The 24-year-old Olympian took on the daring challenge in a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4×4 at the the Cardiff International White Water Centre. Aimee tackled extreme off-road conditions as she went up and …

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