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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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Jeep Renegade – first drive

Jeep Renegade

Meet the new Jeep Renegade – a “baby” Jeep with an Italian accent… The Jeep Renegade is a significant achievement because it’s the first product of the Fiat-Chrysler union – jointly developed by American and Italian designers and engineers. It’s also the first model in Jeep’s history to be built …

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Lexus unleashes the NX

Lexus NX compact SUV

Lexus releases first official pictures of its NX “compact crossover”. The NX is the car Lexus hopes will take on the Range Rover Evoque, BMW X3 and Audi Q5 in the compact SUV sector. Due to make its official debut at the Beijing Motor Show, it’s a seriously aggressive looking …

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Mercedes unveils compact SUV

Mercedes-Benz unveils GLA compact SUV

Cheshire salt mine launch location for Mercedes’ new GLA crossover German car giant Mercedes-Benz chose a salt mine in Winsford, operated by Salt Union (the UK’s largest supplier of rock salt for use on icy roads in winter) to take the wraps off its new GLA crossover. Journalists were transported …

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Best Compact SUV

Customers looking for the combined assurance of solid road holding, ample storage space, excellent legroom and stylish modelling need to take a look at the compact SUV market.  These rugged little off-road vehicles were originally built around a truck chassis but lately there has been a shift in design to …

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Nissan Juke Aims to be King SUV

The launch of the new Nissan Juke has caused quite a stir in the UK automotive market. The latest Nissan car looks set to take the compact SUV market by storm with already 15,000 units being ordered, 1,100 of which are from the UK. The news will be a shot in …

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