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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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Family Car Buying Guide – Compact SUVs
Jun15

Family Car Buying Guide – Compact SUVs

In the market for a new family car, we look at 5 alternatives in the categories of Green, MPVs, Crossovers and Compact SUVs writes Geraldine Herbert Part Four – Compact SUVs   Peugeot 5008   In the age of the Urban SUV, Peugeot has looked at the most important, decision-shaping consumer desirables within the family-buying market – style, space and elegance – and have re-imagined their 5008 from the wheels up and...

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First Drive: Volkswagen T-Roc
Jan31

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? Buying a new car is much like starting a relationship, it has little if anything to do with the brain and everything to do with the heart. In the fiercely competitive SUV...

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First Drive: Opel Grandland X
Oct05

First Drive: Opel Grandland X

The stylish third member of Opel’s ‘X’ family has arrived writes  Geraldine Herbert What is it? The Grandland X is Opel’s stylish but late entrant into the compact SUV parade. With a sporty design and rugged off-road looks, it is aimed at young families and the young at heart. At 4.48m long it is also the largest SUV in Opel’s range, with seating for five people, generous luggage space and a host of...

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