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First Drive: Ford Focus
Jul16

First Drive: Ford Focus

Despite ever increasing sales of SUVs, the Focus is a huge­ly significant addition to the Ford line up writes Suzanne Keane What is it? 20 years after it was first launched the Ford Focus has been rebuilt from the ground up and is hoping to be as popular as its predecessors. First impressions of the new Ford Focus? The new model is wider and lower with a wheelbase that is 52mm longer than the previous version. The overhangs to the...

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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 : Lexus RX450hL
Jun19

First Drive : Lexus RX450hL

Lexus adds a much sought-after third row to their RX writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? For car companies the attraction of a five seat SUV is simple, they appeal to families, millennials, and women but throw in a extra two seats and you are on to an even bigger winner as everyone it seems these days is in need of something larger and hence the boom in seven seat SUVs. Lexus is the latest to add a much sought-after third row to...

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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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First Drive: Ford Fiesta Active
Jun13

First Drive: Ford Fiesta Active

Ford’s new Active Fiesta promises rugged styling and enhanced versatility but does it deliver? Aimee Woods went to the South of France to find out What is it? The new addition to the Fiesta gang is a crossover,  the Fiesta Active. Hard to imagine the Fiesta in SUV style isn’t it? Well, it still hasn’t gone whole hog as this really couldn’t be likened to your typical SUV. That said, it has differing features to the regular Fiesta...

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First Drive: Jaguar I-Pace
Jun12

First Drive: Jaguar I-Pace

Is the Jaguar I-Pace the best electric car in the world right now asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? . The roar of a Jaguar sports car engine is as distinctive as it is intoxicating but what if you could have power and performance with a silent engine that doesn’t devour petrol or diesel? That’s what the all electric I-Pace promises, sporting performance plus SUV space and practicality all while saving the planet making...

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