Renault Koleos
Oct14

Renault Koleos

It seems happy holidays start with having the right car, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Holidays are all about the pursuit of happiness but invariably it rarely works out that way, and, as a family of four, we’ve had our share of arduous road trips where motorway accidents, breakdowns and bored children have tested both parents’ endurance and imagination. Experience has, however, taught us that key to all arriving still on...

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SsangYong Tivoli XLV 1.6 Diesel
Jul31

SsangYong Tivoli XLV 1.6 Diesel

The smartly styled Tivoli comes in a bigger more spacious version writes Hannah Gordon What is it? With the introduction of the SsangYong Tivoli in 2015 the Korean company started to enter the crossover market. The Tivoli XLV is based on the normal Tivoli but has undergone a rear stretch of over 20cm meaning there is more room inside. Who is it aimed at? The Tivoli XLV is great value for money and with the added space now created...

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q4 AWD Milano Edizione
May02

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q4 AWD Milano Edizione

Much is expected of Alfa’s first SUV, the Stelvio writes Hannah Gordon What is it? The Stelvio pass links Switzerland and Italy and is known as one of the most absorbing stretches of road in the world with its 48 hairpins. Alfa Romeo have developed their first SUV and hope to catch the same exhilarating drive that the famous road its named after.   Who is it aimed at? After jumping behind the wheel of the Stelvio you...

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First Drive: Volkswagen T-Roc
Feb08

First Drive: Volkswagen T-Roc

    VW’s latest SUV is ready to roc but can it stand out in this crowded segment asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? The T-Roc is the latest in Volkswagen’s SUV offensive and is designed to appeal to young, trendy buyers. First impressions of the new VW T-Roc? In the fiercely competitive SUV market Volkswagen need a Cupid like aim to win fans for their new T-Roc. What about the interior? While stylish and upmarket VW are not...

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First Drive: SEAT Arona
Jan18

First Drive: SEAT Arona

The striking new Seat Arona is the latest offering in the compact SUV segment, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Named after a small town in Tenerife, the Arona is the latest newcomer from the Spanish car maker Seat and is a significant model as it marks its first foray into the ultra-competitive B-SUV sector. First impressions of the new Seat Arona? Looming in the mirrors of the Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and Opel Mokka, the...

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First Drive: Kia Stonic
Jan16

First Drive: Kia Stonic

In a competitive market, does Kia’s crossover Stonic have the power to surprise, asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? Car makers are getting serious about small SUVs and a host of new models are set to join the burgeoning market over the next few months. Hyundai has just launched the new Kona, while its sister brand Kia launched its Rio-based Stonic recently Building on the success of its large seven-seat Sorento model and Sportage, Kia...

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