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Big brand SUV tyres at a bargain price

Kumho Crugen KL33 tyres

Product review: Kumho Crugen KL33 tyre for SUVs There are few things more stressful for owners of older cars than the annual MOT test. My anxiety was heightened this year because I bought a 4×4 in an online auction during lockdown and there’s always that nagging feeling that you’ve unknowingly …

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Rugby stars tackle rugged Jeep Wrangler

Rugby star Dillon Lewis with his Jeep Wrangler Night Eagle

Two Wales rugby internationals have taken delivery of tough new Jeep Wranglers. Cardiff Blues and WRU tighthead prop, Dillon Lewis, and former WRU and current Worcester Warriors centre, Ashley Beck, both chose the iconic go-anywhere 4×4 as their daily drives, independently of one another. Six-foot Dillon opted for the four-door …

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Olympian Pippa Funnell handed keys to new SsangYong Rexton

Pippa Funnell and her new SsangYong Rexton

Top British horsewomen and member of the 2016 Olympic Team GB, Pippa Funnell MBE has taken delivery of her new SsangYong Rexton Ultimate. As a brand ambassador for SsangYong, Korea’s oldest 4×4 and SUV specialist producer, Pippa represents the company at all the major equestrian events she attends. “I am …

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Jeep Wrangler review

Jeep Wrangler review

With a direct line stretching right back to the iconic wartime Willys MB of 1941, no other 4×4 can match the gold-plated heritage of the Jeep Wrangler. And just like its iconic predecessor, today’s version still features essential Jeep design DNA including the seven-slot grille, round headlights, trapezoidal wheel-arches and …

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Land Rover Discovery Sport review

Land Rover Discovery Sport

The Discovery Sport is an important vehicle for Land Rover. Originally launched in 2015, some 120,000 have found homes globally – 20% in the UK. The latest version may not look much different to the original, but it’s had a mid-life facelift like no other. Not only has it had …

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Actress Sheridan plumps for as Range Rover

Sheridan Smith - Saxton 4x4

Award-winning actress Sheridan Smith OBE recently picked up the keys to her Range Rover Vogue from Essex dealership Saxton 4×4. The 38-year-old star of stage and screen sought help from the four-wheel drive specialist in preparation for the upcoming birth of her baby. Having owned many Mercedes-Benz sports cars, Sheridan and her …

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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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Range Rover Evoque review

Range Rover Evoque review

The new Range Rover Evoque is not just a revamp or refresh, it is almost a completely new car. So, how does it perform in this very competitive premium compact SUV market? Jaguar Land Rover has worked hard to establish itself as a maker of premium vehicles. As far as …

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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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