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First Drive: Mazda CX-5 2.0
Mar05

First Drive: Mazda CX-5 2.0

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Mazda gives the CX-5 a subtle upgrade writes Suzanne Keane What is it? The CX-5 is Mazda’s bestselling car in Europe and has been revamped for 2015 with a few subtle exterior changes but the most obvious developments have been made inside the cabin. This has been completely redesigned with better quality materials, a wider centre console and vastly improved connectivity. First impressions...

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First Drive: Land Rover Discovery Sport
Dec23

First Drive: Land Rover Discovery Sport

We went to Iceland, a country where volcanic rock, snow, water and ice conspire to produce challenging conditions, for the launch of the Discovery Sport writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The Discovery Sport is the first in a new family of Discovery models from Land Rover. First impressions of the New Discovery Sport? While is it essentially a larger and more practical Evoque it is  clearly aimed at a completely different market...

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SsangYong Rexton W
Nov11

SsangYong Rexton W

We get behind the wheel of SsangYong’s flagship model the  Rexton W writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? This is the third generation SsangYong  Rexton  and it joins the the smaller Korando Crossover and the Rodius MPV sevenseater in the SsangYong range Who is it aimed at? Priced from €38,000, with rugged looks, a full 2.6-tonne towing capacity and off road capability the Rexton would appear to offer a lot of car for the money....

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2014 Land Rover Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
Oct15

2014 Land Rover Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE

We get behind the wheel of the 2014 Land Rover Discovery writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Originally conceived as a more luxurious Land Rover Defender, the last two incarnations have made the Land Rover Discovery more than a match for the Range Rover in terms of luxury and styling. The Discovery 4, launched in 2009, has been facelifted for 2014. Who is it aimed at? Perfect for those wanting luxury chic in their 4×4....

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First Drive: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Jun17

First Drive: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi promise incredible fuel economy and ultra-low emissions from their new Outlander PHEV, can they really deliver writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? It may look like a regular Outlander but the Outlander PHEV is the world’s first four-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid electric vehicle or PHEV in short. First impressions of the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV?  There is no sign initially that this is an electric vehicle,  it looks...

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First Drive: Jeep Cherokee
Apr15

First Drive: Jeep Cherokee

Jeep’s new Cherokee is due here in May but in advance we went to the Balocco proving ground in Italy to put it through its paces writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? This is the all new Jeep Cherokee, the fifth-generation Cherokee. First impressions of the new Jeep Cherokee: If the compact SUV says style, the muscular new Jeep Cherokee screams utility. A seven bar grille dominates the front end flanked by a slim pair of grimacing...

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