First Drive: Range Rover Velar
Aug16

First Drive: Range Rover Velar

Land Rover’s elegant SUV proves more than a match for Norway’s rugged landscape writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Derived from the Latin word “velare” – meaning “to veil” or “cover” – the Velar is named after a 1969 prototype that eventually evolved into the production-spec Range Rover. It plugs the gap between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport and is designed to compete with the likes of the Porsche Macan, BMW X3, Mercedes GLC...

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Jaguar F-Type 4-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine
Aug03

Jaguar F-Type 4-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine

Jaguar has unveiled a feisty younger brother to the V8 F-Type writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? You no longer need to splash your cash on the top-of-the-range 5.0 litre V8 or 3.0 litre V6 as a  new greener and crucially cheaper turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine has joined the F-Type line up. First impressions of the new Jaguar F-type?  Stylish, sassy, sexy, this seductive two seater is simply one of the...

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First Drive: Renault Captur
Jul12

First Drive: Renault Captur

With sharper styling, more engines and a few nice touches inside Renault is set to Captur the imagination all over  again writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The Renault Captur created quite a stir in the booming crossover market when it hit the roads in 2014. Injecting a little more fun into the market, this compact and affordable Renault was aimed squarely at customers wanting a small crossover but requiring a little more style and...

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First Drive: Tesla Model X
May29

First Drive: Tesla Model X

According to Tesla the Model X is the safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The Model X from Tesla is an all-wheel drive, all-electric SUV with seating for up to 7 that will just about keep pace with a Ferrari. First impressions of the new Model X? With “falcon-wing” doors that open upwards and a windshield that sweeps from the front over the driver’s head and down to...

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First Drive: Mazda CX-5
May12

First Drive: Mazda CX-5

Mazda introduce subtle styling changes and interior upgrades to freshen up its best selling SUV writes Geraldine Herbert First impressions of the new Mazda CX-5? It’s a demonstration of confidence when a car company offers the chance to drive the old model at the launch of the new model. And while it comes with an element of risk that’s exactly how the international press launch of the face lifted 2017 Mazda CX-5 started. What is new?...

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First Drive: Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport
Apr22

First Drive: Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport

Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport Vauxhall heads upmarket with its sophisticated new Insignia, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Keen to reinvent its popular but ageing Insignia, Vauxhall has rebranded its new version the Insignia Grand Sport and it now comes with more space, a sophisticated interior and sleek new design. First impressions of the new Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport? From the outside, it is clear designers have drawn...

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