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First Drive: Range Rover Velar
Aug14

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...

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Skoda Kodiaq 2.0TDI 190HP DSG 4×4
Jul24

Skoda Kodiaq 2.0TDI 190HP DSG 4×4

Skoda has arrived fashionably late to the SUV party with its seven-seat Kodiaq, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  Skoda’s Kodiaq arrives on the market at a time when, despite the popularity of Crossovers and SUVs, if you need space for up to seven and want an affordable family-sized crossover or SUV, there aren’t a huge amount of options. Seven-seat SUVs tend to fall into the very pricey category such as Audi Q7, Volvo XC90,...

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Ford Edge
Jan04

Ford Edge

Does Ford’s new Large SUV have an enough of an edge over rivals to justify its price tag asks Suzanne Keane What is it? The Ford Edge may have been on sale across the Atlantic for a number of years but has now been reconfigured for the European market as part of Ford’s SUV expansion plan and arrived here last July. Who is it aimed at? The Edge is designed for those looking for a large SUV with sporty styling and road presence....

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First Drive: Land Rover Discovery
Dec21

First Drive: Land Rover Discovery

We go off-roading in a Land Rover Discovery prototype writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Deep in the Scottish highlands the tough terrain surrounding Blair Castle, a landscape of thick forests and rugged mountains that sprawl across 145,000 acres, is where the all-new Land Rover Discovery is being put through its paces. The cars being tested are not quite yet the version that will be sold here next February, but rather a...

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Eight things to know about the new Lamborghini SUV
Sep01

Eight things to know about the new Lamborghini SUV

According to Lamborghini’s Stefano Domenicali the new SUV will be a “game changer” writes Geraldine Herbert   1)      Due here in 2018 Lamborghini’s new SUV will target women and families,  which is no easy task given that only 5% of the company’s global buyers last year were women. 2)      The engine is likely to be a 600 bhp, turbocharged V-8 engine rather than Lamborghini’s trademark V-12. 3)      A V8 diesel engine may...

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Nine things to know about the Skoda Kodiaq
Jul08

Nine things to know about the Skoda Kodiaq

We find out more about the highly anticipated 2017 Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV writes Geraldine Herbert 1)                At 4.70 metres long, Škoda’s new SUV can comfortably seat seven people . 2)                Škoda’s Kodiaq  not only has the biggest boot of any SUV on the market it will  also have a third row of seats as an optional extra. 3)                It will have a choice of five engines – two diesels (one a 2.0...

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