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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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Range Rover Evoque Convertible review

We test the pioneering new version of the Range Rover Evoque, billed as the “world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible”. Launched in 2011, the Evoque is Land Rover’s fastest-selling vehicle ever and more than half a million have rolled off the Halewood production line. Now the Evoque Convertible has been …

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How to beat car depreciation

Porsche Macan

Buying a brand new 16-plate car? Steer clear of cars that lose their value quickly… Car buyers are being advised to think twice about splashing out and buying brand new this spring. Selling points such as great fuel economy may lead people to think they are getting a great deal …

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RIP Land Rover Defender

Last Land Rover Defender

The last Land Rover Defender has left the assembly line at Solihull – ending 68 years of continuous production. To mark the occasion Land Rover invited more than 700 current and former Solihull employees involved in the production of Series Land Rover and Defender vehicles to see and drive some …

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Jeep’s big birthday

Jeep montage

2016 promises to be a stellar year for Jeep as it celebrates a major milestone and launches an important new model. Not only will the iconic American brand mark its 75th birthday, but an as-yet unnamed, unseen compact Jeep (slotting in between the Renegade and Cherokee?) will be unveiled. Born …

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Landmark Land Rover sells for £400,000

Two-millionth Land Rover Defender

The two millionth Land Rover Defender has sold for a record £400,000 – thought to be most valuable production Land Rover ever to be sold at auction. The one-of-a-kind Land Rover ‘Defender 2,000,000’ went under the hammer at a charity auction in London held by Bonhams. All proceeds from the …

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit review

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Looking for a competitively priced, big, luxurious SUV with excellent off-road capability? Consider the latest Jeep Grand Cherokee… It may not be the obvious choice in the UK, but remember, Jeep started it all with 2016 marking the company’s 75th anniversary. The Grand Cherokee isn’t just a handsome beast, it’s …

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BMW X1 review

BMW X1

It’s fair to say that the outgoing BMW X1, launched in 2009, wasn’t everybody’s cup of tea. Yes, it sold well – some 730,000 globally and 40,000 in the UK alone – but it had a slight identity problem, occupying a fuzzy area somewhere between an SUV, hatchback and estate. …

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