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Mitsubishi L200 review

Mitsubishi L200 Series 6 review

The latest Mitsubishi L200 is a great example of the narrowing gap between pick-up trucks and rugged SUVs. Marketed as the Series 6, the new L200 is actually a heavily reworked version of the successful Series 5 – the UK’s best-selling pick-up after the Ford Ranger. It’s an important vehicle …

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All-new Land Rover Defender breaks cover

Land Rover Defender 2019

The long-awaited replacement for the iconic Land Rover Defender has finally been revealed in the first official pictures. Boasting the latest tech and the British marque’s legendary off-road capability, the new Defender range will be priced from around £40,000. Described by Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern as a …

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SEAT Tarraco review

SEAT Tarraco review

The new seven-seater Tarraco completes SEAT’s SUV line-up, slotting in above the compact Arona and mid-sized Ateca. Closely related to its VW Group cousins, the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace and Skoda Kodiaq, it’s arguably the best-looking, better-proportioned version, boasting SEAT’s trademark sharp lines. Back in the day, you’d have to choose …

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SsangYong Korando review

SsangYong Korando review

You’ve got to hand it to SsangYong. In just a few years South Korea’s oldest vehicle manufacturer and “only 4×4 and SUV specialist”, has transformed its range from the left-field to the mainstream. Starting with the Tivoli compact SUV, followed by its big brother, the Rexton, and the new Musso …

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Toyota RAV4 review

Toyota RAV4 review

Quite simply, the Toyota RAV4 is the biggest-selling SUV in the world. Originally launched way back in 1994 as the “Recreational Activity Vehicle: 4-wheel drive”, it’s now into its fifth generation. It was a new kind of car – one that combined the go-anywhere performance and rugged stance of an …

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Ford Focus Active review

Ford Focus Active review

Rugged versions of regular cars are nothing new – think Volvo’s ‘Cross Country’ range, Skoda’s Scouts and Audi’s Allroads. I’m sure Ford would like us to think of the Focus Active as one such vehicle, but the reality is that it’s a bit of a softie – more like a …

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Skoda Karoq Scout review

Skoda Karoq Scout

We find out whether the Skoda Karoq Scout is as tough as it looks… ‘Scout’ is the badge Skoda uses to denote its vehicles that have more of a go-anywhere appeal. Already used in the current range on the Octavia and Kodiaq, Scout models sport a rugged look and boast …

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Aston Martin DBX goes into production at new plant

Aston Martin DBX - built at St Athan, Wales

Aston Martin has started making cars at its second UK manufacturing plant in St Athan, Wales. Pre-production models of the luxury British car maker’s first SUV, the Aston Martin DBX, are already rolling off the production line, and St Athan is on target to go into full production in the …

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New Land Rover Defender – above and beyond

New Land Rover Defender

The eagerly-awaited next-generation Land Rover Defender is to complete a final phase of field testing with the Tusk Trust, on location in Kenya. A  specially-camouflaged Defender prototype will experience life at the Borana Conservancy as part of Land Rover’s 15-year partnership with Tusk Trust. The prototype will tow heavy loads, …

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Milestone for Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Sales of the ground-breaking Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV have reached 200,000 globally since it was launched in 2013, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced. The world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV has been rolled out to more than 50 countries and in doing so has become the world’s best-selling PHEV. It has …

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