Kia XCeed
Jan11

Kia XCeed

Kia’s family hatch gets the rugged treatment so Hannah Gordon test drives the new XCeed What is it? Imagine the current Kia Ceed with high heeled welly boots and a trekking rucksack. The XCeed is higher from the ground whilst it still retains hatchback dimensions, it is part of a small crossover market. Who is it aimed at? The sporty compact crossover is aimed at small families or couples, the heightened ride would be an...

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Subaru XV 1.6 Lineartronic
Oct03

Subaru XV 1.6 Lineartronic

Just in time for the bad weather Hannah Gordon test drives Subaru’s  XV 1.6 Lineartronic What is it? The XV has the same proportions as a hatchback but with the added benefit of more ground clearance, coupled with a superb All-wheel drive system it makes the XV a great off-roader. Who is it aimed at? Subaru has an extremely loyal following, the XV isn’t as large as an SUV but is arguably more capable. Small families and anyone...

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First Drive: Mercedes EQC
Aug30

First Drive: Mercedes EQC

Looking for an eco-SUV option to ferry the family around asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? Based on the current GLC model the new EQC is the first of a host of electric vehicles (EVs) coming from Mercedes over the next few years that will be launched under its EQ sub-brand. And if you are wondering what EQ stands for  it is “Electric Intelligence”. Is it a looker? It’s not the most stylish EV on the market and even as an SUV the...

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Audi E-Tron
Jun24

Audi E-Tron

Striking to look at, beautiful to drive and green – if only it wasn’t so expensive writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Hot on the heels of the Jaguar’s I-Pace, Audi’s first pure electric car, the e-tron 55 Quattro has been eagerly awaited since the covers first came off the concept at the Shanghai motor show back in 2017. The all-wheel-drive SUV boasts a 248 miles range, a maximum towing capacity of 1,800 kilograms and a new...

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DS 7 Crossback Puretech 225
Jan18

DS 7 Crossback Puretech 225

  Hannah Gordon checks out the first French luxury SUV from DS What is it? DS the luxury sister brand of Citroen have entered the SUV foray with the DS7 Crossback. Who is it aimed at? A super stylish French SUV with bucket loads of flair and drama. The design won’t suit everyone and the hefty price tag will certainly be too much for some but it stands out from the crowd which will appeal to a select few. Styling? As the SUV...

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Jeep Compass 2.0 Multijet 170
Dec17

Jeep Compass 2.0 Multijet 170

Hannah Gordon checks out the all-new Jeep Compass What is it? The Jeep Compass sits in-between the Renegade and Cherokee vehicles within Jeeps SUV only fleet. Who is it aimed at? With the booming SUV market Jeep are hoping that the reworked Compass can capture a few hearts. The Compass will appeal to families, couples and people who may want to go off the beaten track occasionally as the Compass does have the option of...

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