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Land Rover chooses Goodyear tyres for new Defender

and Rover Defender - Goodyear 4x4 tyres

Goodyear is supplying two types of 4×4 tyres for the all-new Land Rover Defender – an off-road icon back with a new generation for 2020. The first is the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure is available in 18, 19 and 20-inch wheels. This multi-skilled and all-round tyre allows Defender drivers to …

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First Aston Martin DBX drives off production line

First Aston Martin DBX

The first Aston Martin to be “Made in Wales” has been driven off the production line at the company’s new St Athan plant. The event was all the more remarkable because it’s just four years since Aston Martin announced its investment in the manufacturing facility. With its all-wheel drive system, …

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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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Celebrating 40 years of the Fiat Panda

Fiat Panda 1980

This year, Fiat is marking 40 years of an affordable Italian icon – the Panda. Originally designed by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, it has spawned many much-loved variants and special editions and 284,000 have found homes in the UK since its unveil in 1980. Panda I (161,501 sold) When the …

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It’s the 50th birthday of the original Range Rover

Original Range Rover and Range Rover Fifty

Land Rover is celebrating the golden anniversary of the game-changing Range Rover with the introduction of the new Range Rover Fifty. Launched on 17 June 1970, the pioneering Range Rover was the original luxury SUV, boasting superb refinement and unparalleled all-terrain capability. In its lifetime, the Range Rover has achieved …

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Lexus RX review

Lexus RX 450h F Sport

The original eco-friendly 4×4 gets a makeover for 2020 and it’s more relevant than ever… Lexus made history in 2005 when it launched the RX 450h – the world’s first luxury hybrid SUV. The RX is now in its fourth generation and its major rivals are in catch-up mode, desperately …

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Toyota celebrates 10 million RAV4 sales

Toyota RAV4 review

Toyota’s ground-breaking RAV4 has reached the 10-million sales milestone globally. After 26 years and five model generations, the SUV is selling better than ever.  In 2019, it was not only the world’s best-selling SUV – it was also the fourth best-selling passenger car overall. North America is by far its …

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Mazda CX-30 review

Mazda CX-30 review

We drive the stunning new Mazda CX-30 which sits between the CX-3 and CX-5 in terms of size and competes with everything from the Ford Puma to the Volvo XC40. The other day my son asked me why all the cars I review look the same? Of course, I didn’t …

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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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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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