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First Drive: DS 7
Feb20

First Drive: DS 7

Full of Gallic style, the new DS 7 demands attention, but can it compete in the crowded SUV market asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? In a market where safety and efficiency dictate car design and form as much as brand identity, it’s refreshing to know some are daring to be different. One of the most unique car-makers is DS.  It’s been almost 10 years since its first model appeared on our streets,  produced under French...

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First Drive: SEAT Tarraco
Feb14

First Drive: SEAT Tarraco

Fancy getting muddy in style? We check out Seats all new seven seat Tarraco writes Geraldine Herbert. What is it? Sitting on top of the SEAT SUV family the Tarraco is a big brother to the Ateca and Arona. With seven-seat SUV plans to tempt buyers away from a host of rivals including the Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan X-Trail, Kia’s Sorento, Hyundai’s Santa Fe, the Peugeot 5008, the Citroen C5 Aircross and Opel’s...

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Eleven Crossovers worth Considering
Oct01

Eleven Crossovers worth Considering

If you are looking for something economical with compact dimensions and go anywhere good looks here are the eleven best-selling crossovers to consider writes Geraldine Herbert Hyundai Kona (above) Sitting below the Tucson and Santa Fe, the Kona is the latest addition to the Hyundai range. Its chunky design is surprisingly attractive, especially when you combine it with one of the available two-tone colour options. Inside the interior...

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Volkswagen T-Roc Sport 2.0 TDI
Aug24

Volkswagen T-Roc Sport 2.0 TDI

Volkswagen says the launch of its new crossover, the T-Roc is one of the most important cars in years writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The T-Roc is a five-door crossover aimed at families who want space, style and agility.  Crossovers position themselves explicitly between the family hatch and the large winter-ready 4×4 and this one is designed to compete with the likes of SEAT’s Arona, the Kia Stonic and...

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First Drive: Maserati Levante
Jul02

First Drive: Maserati Levante

Suzanne Keane gets behind the wheel of Maserati’s first SUV the Levante What is it? When you think of Maserati an SUV may not be the first image that pops into your head but the Italian manufacturer has taken this luxury segment by storm with the arrival of the Levante which following its launch was their highest selling car across 72 countries. First impressions of the new Maserati Levante? Manufactured in the Mirafiori plant...

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First Drive: Citroën C5 Aircross
Jun18

First Drive: Citroën C5 Aircross

Citroën is introducing a big brother to the C3 Aircross writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The rise of the SUV family car means you can steer past that looming midlife crisis, no longer forced to face the grim reality of a people carrier, instead family transport has never been so chic. The latest to join the fray is Citroën’s C5 Aircross. First revealed at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show, Citroën’s new flagship shares a...

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