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Skoda’s K-9 Kodiaq reports for police duty

Skoda Kodiaq police dog unit

The Kodiaq SUV is the latest vehicle in the Skoda range to be converted into a specially designed police dog unit. Providing greater visibility for the driver and offering increased ground clearance to help enable access to remote locations, the Kodiaq dog vehicle is fitted with a range of driver …

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Celebrating the iconic Audi quattro

Audi quattro

The Audi quattro, one of the most iconic models to grace both road and rally, will be celebrated at The London Classic Car Show to mark its 40 years anniversary. A specially curated display of some of the finest Audi quattro examples will be showcased at the event, which takes …

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Introducing the all-new Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin has officially unveiled the first SUV in its 106-year history – the DBX. Blending sports car dynamics with off-road versatility, it will be built at the company’s purpose-built new manufacturing facility in St Athan, Wales. “I can’t emphasise enough how incredibly exciting and significant DBX is for Aston …

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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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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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Volvo V60 Cross Country review

Volvo V60 Cross Country

For us, the handsome Volvo V60 estate was arguably our Car of the Year 2018. As we said in our review: “Obviously it’s not special in a supercar kind of way – it’s just that it does everything it’s meant to do exceptionally well.” Volvo hasn’t rested on its laurels …

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Subaru Impreza review

Subaru Impreza

Cards on table time – we’re big fans of Subaru, a hidden gem of a car brand if ever there was one. A left-field choice perhaps, but Subaru has a loyal following – especially for its Outback, XV and Forester SUVs. The problem for Subaru is that its 4x4s are …

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Volvo XC40 review

Volvo XC40

Volvo’s smallest SUV made the biggest impact when it was unveiled in late 2017. Critically acclaimed, it picked up several awards including the prestigious European Car of the Year title. We were hugely impressed when we road-tested the XC40 in early 2018, but we only got to try the 188bhp …

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SsangYong’s unbeatable seven-year/150,000-mile warranty

SsangYong Rexton

SsangYong has introduced the longest warranty available in the new car market – seven years and/or 150,000 miles, across its six-model range. The long warranty beats other generous deals from its South Korean compatriots – Kia (seven-year/100,000-miles) and Hyundai (five-year/unlimited mileage). “We want our customers to feel that by choosing …

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Hyundai Kona review

Hyundai Kona review

The striking Hyundai Kona joins the fiercely competitive battle of the compact crossovers, but is it just a case of style over substance? What is it? Up until recently, the likes of the Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur virtually had the small SUV sector sewn up. However, within …

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