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Nissan Qashqai review – leader of the pack has catching up to do

Nissan Qashqai review – leader of the pack has catching up to do

Love them or hate them, you can’t deny that crossovers and SUVs are the current golden child in the automotive world. Plenty of brands claim to have invented the concept but regardless of who came up with the first one, it was Nissan that kicked started the SUV revolution in earnest with the Qashqai. Quite […]

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Navara on the rocks – Exploring Iceland in Nissan’s latest pick-up

Navara on the rocks – Exploring Iceland in Nissan’s latest pick-up

We take to the land of volcanoes, fjords and the midnight sun to see how the updated Navara measures up

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Ford Focus Vignale review – the luxury of choice

Ford Focus Vignale review – the luxury of choice

Ford’s new Focus is an accomplished car – at least at the upper trim levels – but does the high-end Vignale model justify the hefty price tag? When Vignale was launched to capitalise on a growing trend for buyers to opt for highly specified models, it was initially billed as a stand-alone sub-brand and only […]

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Ford Kuga buying guide: reviews and whether to trust a used 2008-2019 Ford Kuga

Ford Kuga buying guide: reviews and whether to trust a used 2008-2019 Ford Kuga

When the crossover and soft-roader market exploded in the late noughties, major player Ford couldn’t afford to be left behind and the Kuga small SUV was born. The model has proved popular across Europe and Ford has announced an all-new, third generation Kuga this year, the first of its now extensive European SUV line-up to […]

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Volvo V60 Cross Country review – slick estate that’s happy to get mucky

Volvo V60 Cross Country review – slick estate that’s happy to get mucky

It’s fair to say Volvo is on an upward curve at the moment. Not only are its new models winning safety awards but they’re garnering critical acclaim around the world as well. It might not be on the same scale as Germany’s all-conquering big three but the once under-threat Swedish company is able to go […]

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Seat Ateca review – able SUV is weathering the storm

Seat Ateca review – able SUV is weathering the storm

The UK car market is having a tough old time at the moment, with new registrations falling on a monthly basis. But amid the sea of doom and gloom some brands are managing to swim against the tide, and none more so than Seat. The once-tiny Spanish firm is the fastest growing car brand in […]

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Audi R8 Spyder Performance review – old school rules with this V10 beast

Audi R8 Spyder Performance review – old school rules with this V10 beast

For some cars, my daily commute on A-roads and through a city centre is an ideal test of their abilities. For others a stretch of empty B-road is best for getting the measure of them. You would think the Audi R8 Spyder with its 612bhp V10 was obviously in the latter camp. I did, which […]

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2020 Jaguar XE review – streamlined improvements outside and in

2020 Jaguar XE review – streamlined improvements outside and in

Five years after the Jaguar XE first entered showrooms across the UK, the company has given the ‘baby’ car of its extensive range an update. In the wake of pioneering and innovative developments within the Jaguar F-Pace, E-Pace and I-Pace, the improvements — and they are significant improvements — to the XE arrive not before […]

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review – making first impressions count

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review – making first impressions count

Confession time. My time with the Giulia Quadrifoglio was pretty limited so this is more a brief impression than a full-on road test. But, my, what an impression. This is Alfa’s halo model – the one everyone lusts over before buying a diesel Giulietta – and it hits you hard and fast with its mission […]

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Subaru Forester e-Boxer first drive – all-new model makes hybrid leap

Subaru Forester e-Boxer first drive – all-new model makes hybrid leap

Subaru’s Forester has been around for more than 20 years now, offering a practical and rugged leftfield choice long before soft SUVs became the norm. Those 20 years have seen the Forester evolve across four generations but later this year this all-new fifth generation will go on sale in the UK. Park the new and […]

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