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Skoda Octavia Scout review

Skoda Octavia Scout

Crossovers and SUVs are all very well, but not everyone wants to drive around in an overgrown Tonka toy… which is where the Skoda Octavia Scout comes in. It may look liked a jacked up version of the Octavia 4×4, but it’s actually a semi-serious off-roader with a big secret. …

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Rolls-Royce or Batmobile?

Rolls-Royce prototype

If you see this vehicle on the roads, it’s not a Gotham extra, but the Rolls-Royce Project Cullinan test mule for the luxury carmaker’s upcoming SUV. The prototype rides on an early version of an all-new suspension that will assist engineers in developing a final all-wheel drive system that delivers …

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Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover Discovery Sport

I’ve just driven the new Land Rover Discovery Sport and I’m seriously impressed. I’ll post a full review soon, but based on several hours of driving on and off-road, the new “baby” Land Rover is going to be another success. It’s a remarkable package – a genuine seven-seater and effortless over, …

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Ford Kuga Titanium X Sport – review

Ford Kuga Titanium X Sport

Why Ford’s new top-of-the-range Kuga should be on your SUV shopping list – it even has a party trick. As we all know, the Sports Utility Vehicle market is ferociously competitive, so standing out from the crowd is more important than ever. Some manage it through sheer good looks, others …

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Buying a New SUV?

Servicing

The Vital Components that Make a Great Deal As car manufacturers have started to compete in the ever expanding SUV market, they have found that to compete they have needed to improve the selling points of their vehicles. This has been an excellent development for the buyer, but making a …

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – review

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is rightly being billed as a “game-changer” because it’s no ordinary plug-in hybrid. This big five-seater SUV is a very clever bit of kit – in the right conditions it’s capable of 148mpg+, it’s a genuine 4×4 and it’s keenly priced. It may not seem special …

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV launched

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle)

Mitsubishi Motors unveils its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Its looks may not set the world on fire, but I can assure you that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a game-changer in the motoring world. Seven reasons why the PHEV might be for you… 1) It’s the only plug-in hybrid …

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It’s All About Family Cars

Most adults remember those carefree casual pre-parental days when you could drop the folding roof, engage sport mode and take off on a random driving adventure. Then, one day, a happy announcement is made and the responsibilities start to pile up. Time to think family. Now, the family unit can …

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Thinking of buying 4×4 this Winter?

The last couple of years have given rise to a huge debate over the merits of driving a 4×4 over winter. With the UK coming to a standstill for weeks on end during January and February, many motorists are wondering whether they should trade in their city run-around for a …

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Preparation, Preparation, Preparation.

Over the last couple of years we’ve had a taste of what winter can really do when it decides to turn nasty and, this being Britain, we were, inevitably, not really prepared for it. Fortunately, the dreadful conditions and freezing temperatures were a bit of a wake-up call and rather …

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