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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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Seat Arona review

Seat Arona review

The compact crossover sector has increased four-fold since 2015 and the latest example to hit the showrooms is the all-new Seat Arona. Sitting below the acclaimed Ateca SUV in the range, the Arona will do battle with the likes of the recently-launched Kia Stonic, Hyundai Kona, VW T-Roc and Citroen …

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Cardboard Skoda Karoq is a kids’ dream come true

Cardboard Skoda Karoq

Skoda has created a special one-off cardboard version of its all-new Karoq compact SUV. The handmade ‘Kid Karoq’ has been designed as the perfect play area for those who aren’t quite old enough to enjoy the many grown-up toys available in the brand’s all-new compact SUV. The life-size cardboard creation …

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Volkswagen T-Roc review

Volkswagen T-Roc review

The good looking T-Roc is VW’s intriguing newcomer in the hugely competitive compact SUV sector. Slotting in below the Tiguan and above the upcoming T-Cross, in terms of size it sits somewhere between the two Nissans that arguably started the small crossover craze – the Juke and Qashqai. Looking not …

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Ford EcoSport review

Ford EcoSport review

Three years on from its European launch, Ford’s baby SUV, the EcoSport, has been treated to a much-needed upgrade. A mild exterior makeover, new technology, more refinement and comfort, plus an extra engine and an all-wheel drive option, have transformed the car into a more serious contender in the blossoming …

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Citroen C3 Aircross review

Citroen C3 Aircross review

You can count of Citroen when it comes to launching distinctive cars, and the funky new C3 Aircross is a perfect example. Effectively replacing the quirky C3 Picasso mini MPV, the Aircross is marketed as a “compact SUV” and is up against some serious rivals in this hotly-contested sector. There’s …

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Kia Stonic review

Kia Stonic review

With the European compact crossover market set to double to 2.2 million vehicles by the year 2020 it’s no wonder that a rash of new cars in this sector are being launched. Established big-sellers including the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur are set to be joined by the likes of …

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Extreme weather testing for new Jaguar E-Pace

Jaguar E-Pace extreme testing in Arjeplog

The E-Pace – Jaguar’s new “compact” SUV – has been undergoing final tests in the world’s most demanding environments ahead of its global premiere on July 13. Slotting in below the F-Pace, the fastest-selling Jaguar ever, engineers are “ensuring it is not only a driver’s car but a dynamic and …

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Audi Q2 review

Audi Q2

Funky isn’t a word you’d necessarily associate with Audi’s “Vorsprung durch Technik”, but that’s precisely what you get with the distinctive new Q2. The newest, smallest SUV to join the ever-expanding Audi range will please traditionalists, while also attracting newer customers who might otherwise go for the established, more run-of-the-mill …

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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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