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First Jaguar SUV confirmed

Jaguar F-Pace SUV

Jaguar F-Pace “performance crossover” SUV based on C-X17 concept to go into production in 2016. Jaguar has confirmed it will introduce an all-new model to the Jaguar line-up – its first SUV. So far just one teaser shot of its rear quarter has been released, but we know it’s based …

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Nissan X-Trail – review

Nissan X-Trail

Why you shouldn’t be fooled into thinking that the all-new Nissan X-Trail is just an overgrown Qashqai… Nissan started the crossover revolution in 2006 when it launched the Qashqai. The boxy, but practical Nissan X-Trail still sold in big numbers around the world, but it was overshadowed by its good-looking baby …

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Meet Mazda’s ‘baby’ SUV

Mazda CX-3

New Mazda CX-3 unveiled at Los Angeles Auto Show – and all set to battle the Nissan Juke. The CX-3 is Mazda’s first crossover SUV, will go on sale in Japan in Spring 2015 and will be offered in FWD and 4WD. It will feature Mazda’s latest i-ACTIVSENSE active safety …

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New MINI Countryman unveiled

New MINI Countryman

BMW freshens up the MINI Countryman crossover for the summer. A new version of the MINI Countryman has been unveiled at the New York International Auto Show. The Countryman – the first MINI to feature four doors, five seats and optional all-wheel-drive – has an updated exterior design, improved fuel …

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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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Porsche Cayenne GTS: The Best Sporty 4×4 Ever?

Porsche already has a fast 4×4 in the form of the Cayenne Turbo, but thought there was still room for a new GTS – the more driver focused version without the two turbochargers, but with more thorough tuning on the 4.8-litre V8 engine. It falls short 79bhp on the Cayenne …

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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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Nissan Juke R

The Nissan Juke is a creation from Nissan that was a bit leftfield and raised a few eyebrows when it was first released.  It was a great functioning car but boasted some loud and very bold styling with plenty of accessories and additions that really put this car in a …

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