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Fiat 500X review

Fiat 500X review

Fiat has given the 500X a significant upgrade, so we took it for a spin to find out whether the 500’s big brother has the X Factor… The Fiat 500X is now a familiar sight on our roads, but it’s fair to say that it hasn’t reached the iconic status …

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Nissan Qashqai review

Nissan Qashqai review

The Qashqai is the car that keeps on giving for Nissan. Originally launched in 2007, it started the craze for crossovers and it’s still Europe’s best-selling car in this segment. Now in its second generation (2013 to present), the British-built Qashqai is currently the UK’s fourth most popular car overall …

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Ford Fiesta Active review

Ford Fiesta Active

We road test the rufty-tufty version of the UK’s best-selling new car, but is the Ford Fiesta Active distinctive enough to stand out in the compact crossover crowd? Ford claims the Active combines “SUV inspired styling with Fiesta driving dynamics”. A bold claim, and at first sight there are only …

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Jeep Compass review

Jeep Compass

We get to grips with the newest member of the Jeep family – the mid-sized Compass SUV… What is it? The all-new Jeep Compass has the unenviable task of taking on everything from the Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Karoq, Kia Sportage and Seat Ateca to the Volkswagen Tiguan, Peugeot 3008 and …

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Volvo XC40 wins European Car of the Year

Volvo XC40

Volvo’s XC40 compact SUV has been named Car of the Year in Europe for 2018. Six other new cars – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi A8, BMW 5-Series, Citroen C3 Aircross, Kia Stinger and Seat Ibiza – were vying for the prestigious title. A jury of 60 journalists from 23 …

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Volvo XC60 wins UK Car of the Year 2018

Volvo XC60

The impressive new Volvo XC60 has been crowned the overall winner at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018. After scooping Best Medium Crossover when the category winners were announced in January, the SUV went up against another 12 triumphant new cars to fight it out for the top …

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Dacia celebrates five years in the UK

Happy Birthday Dacia! Celebrating five years in the UK

Renault’s budget brand Dacia has released a new disco inspired video, “Dacia Way I Like It!”, to mark its fifth anniversary in the UK. Since launching in 2013, Dacia has sold more than 120,000 vehicles in the UK. The UK’s most affordable SUV, the Dacia Duster, arrived in early 2013, soon to be …

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Living with a Kia Sportage

Living with a Kia Sportage

Kia’s going from strength to strength and much of that success is down to one SUV – the Sportage. It accounted for a whopping 39,683 of the South Korean company’s record-breaking total UK sales of 93,222 in 2017. We all know the SUV/crossover sector is booming, but the Sportage stands …

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Skoda Karoq review

Skoda Karoq review

It would be easy to dismiss the all-new Skoda Karoq as just another SUV. However, the reality is quite different. This new kid on the block more than holds its own against the formidable Nissan Qashqai and other rivals including the Kia Sportage, Peugeot 3008 and Seat Ateca, which is …

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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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