4x4, Car Reviews

2016 Volvo XC90 D5 Review – The future

12 Mar , 2016   Gallery

When we saw the XC90 in the flesh at Geneva last year we just thought – wow. Such modern looks combined with a big, beefy road presence. 12 months later and we are sitting behind the wheel. Starting from £46,250 the XC90 is pitched lower than a Range Rover Sport but pretty much in line […]


4x4, Car Reviews, Crossover

Land Rover Discovery Sport Review – Not so sporty

9 Jan , 2016  

Capitalising on the Range Rover Sport’s success Land Rover decided its trusty Discovery needed the same makeover. Enter stage left, the Discovery Sport. Unlike the Range Sport, the Disco Sport bears no resemblance to its predecessor – the outgoing Discovery. It is a completely new design from a fresh family tree, and it could be argued […]


4x4, Car Reviews

We take a Suzuki Vitara on track…

12 Dec , 2015  

When you think of Suzuki as a car brand you wouldn’t normally associate them with racing or on track action. However, last year Suzuki supplied Radical with over a million pounds’ worth of motorcycle engines for their legendary track racers. In the same breath Suzuki have released their most potent Vitara model so far. The […]


4x4, Car Reviews, Crossover

2015 Mitsubishi ASX 4WD Review – Competent off roader

7 Sep , 2015  

Mitsubishi launched the ASX back in 2010, it was their first stab at the ever growing crossover market.  It had a minor facelift in 2012 to beef up the front looks, but 5 years on how well does it stack up against the more modern competition? We took a 2.2 diesel 4wd for a spin […]


4x4, Car Reviews, Crossover, MPV

2015 Lexus NX 300h Review – Futuristic luxury

29 Aug , 2015  

Every once in a while a manufacturer will push the design boundaries, a toe dip if you will into the unknown. It will either be lauded for its bold statement or left on showroom floors putting off buyers. Very few make such bold design choices, and they happen with invariable irregularity. Recently Lexus have come […]


4x4, Car Reviews, Crossover

2015 Volvo XC60 Review – Stable Swede

18 Jul , 2015  

Volvo’s XC60 has been around for a while now, 7 years in fact. It has had a facelift along the way, but with all new XC90 just hitting the streets how well does the current XC60 stack up amongst new competition. We took the 190 BHP D4 for a spin in the R-Design trim level. […]


4x4, Car Reviews

2015 Range Rover Evoque 4WD Review– No soft roader

19 May , 2015  

Last time we drove an Evoque we purely tested it in an urban environment, this time we thought it would be a good idea to test its off road ability. We went for exactly the same engine as last time. The 2.2 litre SD4 with 187 BHP. But this time it is fitted with the […]


4x4, Estate, Hatchback

Seat Leon X-Perience Review – Rugged Lifestyle

28 Mar , 2015  

So you are 30something married with maybe a kid or two. You enjoy the great outdoors and want a car to help you enjoy life. Seat think they have the car for you. Seat invited us along to the Forest of Dean to try out the new soft-roader version of the stylish Leon ST. The […]


4x4, Car Reviews, Crossover

2015 Suzuki Vitara Review

24 Feb , 2015  

Suzuki launched the last Vitara in 2005…a replacement has been long overdue.  With our Grand Vitara review being one of our most popular, we headed off to Portugal to check out the all-new 2015 Vitara. Powered by either 1.6 litre petrol, or a 1.6 litre diesel the Vitara will go on sale in April starting […]


4x4, Car Reviews, Crossover, Sports

Mercedes Benz GLA45 AMG Review – Lifted, not tamed

8 Nov , 2014  

Let’s just start this review by making one thing clear, the GLA45 AMG is many things, great to look at, fast, immense fun, but, no matter how much Mercedes insists, it is not an SUV. This is crossover territory, with only the slightest bit of crossing, 40mm to be precise, so seriously, no offroading please. […]


4x4, Car Reviews, Crossover, Sports

Porsche Macan Turbo Review – The baby Porsche

15 May , 2014  

In recent years the premium small SUV market has exploded, the Evoque started it all and since then Audi, VW, and BMW have all jumped on the bandwagon. Porsche have spied this lucrative segment and launched the Macan. We tested the whole range but will focus on the Turbo model. It packs a 3.6 litre […]


4x4, Car Reviews, Crossover, MPV

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Review – Late contender

21 Apr , 2014  

Suzuki are gunning for a new market segment, the crossover. Since the Qashqai created the class way back in 2007 it has exploded, with most of the major players fielding their own crossover vehicle. Suzuki have always been lacking in the family segment, they need the S-Cross to be a big seller. We attended the […]