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More glory for the Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 has grabbed another ‘Car of the Year’ award, adding an Honest John trophy to its European and Japanese titles. Billed as the “most honest and unbiased awards in the industry”, the overall winner of the Honest John Awards is the car that has proved the most popular …

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Ford teases all-new Puma crossover

New Ford Puma teaser picture

The much-loved Ford Puma is making a comeback, except this time round it’s morphed into a compact SUV. On sale in 2020 and slotting in between the EcoSport and all-new Kuga, Ford claims the Puma “fuses stunning exterior design; best-in-class luggage capacity and flexibility; and 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain technology”. The …

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Lexus UX review

Lexus UX

We’ve been road-testing the all-new Lexus UX – the baby of the Japanese premium brand’s SUV family, slotting in below the RX and NX in the range. Lexus expects the UX (Urban Crossover) to take over as its most popular car within the year and lower the average age of …

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Fiat 500X review

Fiat 500X review

Fiat has given the 500X a significant upgrade, so we took it for a spin to find out whether the 500’s big brother has the X Factor… The Fiat 500X is now a familiar sight on our roads, but it’s fair to say that it hasn’t reached the iconic status …

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Nissan Qashqai review

Nissan Qashqai review

The Qashqai is the car that keeps on giving for Nissan. Originally launched in 2007, it started the craze for crossovers and it’s still Europe’s best-selling car in this segment. Now in its second generation (2013 to present), the British-built Qashqai is currently the UK’s fourth most popular car overall …

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Ford Fiesta Active review

Ford Fiesta Active

We road test the rufty-tufty version of the UK’s best-selling new car, but is the Ford Fiesta Active distinctive enough to stand out in the compact crossover crowd? Ford claims the Active combines “SUV inspired styling with Fiesta driving dynamics”. A bold claim, and at first sight there are only …

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Jeep Compass review

Jeep Compass

We get to grips with the newest member of the Jeep family – the mid-sized Compass SUV… What is it? The all-new Jeep Compass has the unenviable task of taking on everything from the Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Karoq, Kia Sportage and Seat Ateca to the Volkswagen Tiguan, Peugeot 3008 and …

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Volvo XC40 wins European Car of the Year

Volvo XC40

Volvo’s XC40 compact SUV has been named Car of the Year in Europe for 2018. Six other new cars – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi A8, BMW 5-Series, Citroen C3 Aircross, Kia Stinger and Seat Ibiza – were vying for the prestigious title. A jury of 60 journalists from 23 …

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Volvo XC60 wins UK Car of the Year 2018

Volvo XC60

The impressive new Volvo XC60 has been crowned the overall winner at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018. After scooping Best Medium Crossover when the category winners were announced in January, the SUV went up against another 12 triumphant new cars to fight it out for the top …

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Dacia celebrates five years in the UK

Happy Birthday Dacia! Celebrating five years in the UK

Renault’s budget brand Dacia has released a new disco inspired video, “Dacia Way I Like It!”, to mark its fifth anniversary in the UK. Since launching in 2013, Dacia has sold more than 120,000 vehicles in the UK. The UK’s most affordable SUV, the Dacia Duster, arrived in early 2013, soon to be …

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