Volvo V60
May17

Volvo V60

Estate cars make ideal family cars writes Hannah Gordon What is it? Volvo has definitely been on a roll lately with the SUV range and has now pulled out all the stops for the new V60 estate car. Who is it aimed at? The V60 would slide elegantly into any family with its stylish looks and cavernous boot space, company workers may also be extremely interested in something that doesn’t come from the German stable. Styling? Volvo styling...

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First Drive: BMW X7
Apr25

First Drive: BMW X7

BMW’s new SUV is enormous and impressive but bigger isn’t better when compared to the cheaper X5, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The BMW X7 is officially the largest BMW – think of it as an X5 on steroids. But at more than 5.1m long, it is one of those cars that no matter how carefully you park, it always looks nonchalantly abandoned by overhanging conventional parking spaces. And if somehow the sheer mass slips you by, the...

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First Drive: Volkswagen T-Cross
Apr02

First Drive: Volkswagen T-Cross

Volkswagen’s smallest and cheapest SUV arrives here this month and it looks good, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Despite its diminutive proportions, it seems the new Volkswagen T-Cross is a small car with big ideas. The clue to the size of its ambitions lies in its motto, “I am more”. The T-Cross is not just another small SUV in a crowded market – it’s a small car that means business. Is it a looker? With a broad bonnet and...

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First Drive: Lexus UX
Apr01

First Drive: Lexus UX

The new Lexus hybrid SUV is proof that good things come in small packages writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? It seems small is the new big and Lexus is the latest car brand to offer a scaled down and less expensive version of their larger SUV. Joining the family of Lexus “X” vehicles including the RX and NX is the even smaller UX or Urban Explorer. While car sales were down by double-digits this year so far, sales of SUVs and...

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SsangYong Musso
Apr01

SsangYong Musso

Looking for a stylish pick-up with rugged off-road capability, then the Musso is one to consider writes Hannah Gordon What is it? A new and revised model of the SsangYong Musso which brings lots of quality at a very reasonable price. Who is it aimed at? Pick up trucks are now a great vehicle for family activities, once seen as just a commercial type off-roader the Musso has huge amounts of room for five people with the added benefit...

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First Drive: Lexus RC
Jan25

First Drive: Lexus RC

The Lexus RC 300h stirs the soul, but is it a match for German rivals? Geraldine Herbert finds out What is it? So you want something sporty and premium that wouldn’t look out of place at a Greenpeace fundraiser. You want it to look masculine but not bling, with good driving manners, plush interior and comfort. Well, Lexus would like to tempt you with their 2019 RC 300h – a hybrid coupé. Is it a looker? Launched back in...

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