I was invited down to a press event for the Musso, and SsangYong’s PR team played a belter as they had a variety of Musso’s available with different weights in the back. My first drive was the automatic version loaded with 300kg of sand bags. The ride was smooth, as it should be, and its performance wasn’t…Read More
I like to take my press cars on long journeys, they don’t need to be epic ones with peril and uncertainty, but long drives that tell you a lot about a car. With the Q5 however I didn't have enough time, Wetherby and back was the furthest as I recall…Read More
He shuffled away, visibly uneased by my invitation to explore the innards of a van with darkened windows. It isn’t like I’d written ‘Free sweets’ with an arrow pointing at the door or anything…Read More
Now in its third incarnation Suzuki’s supermini is more popular than ever, and there’s a good reason for that.
The new Swift has undergone a lot of development, and has really upped its game, not only with new tech, but with a more muscular yet curvaceous body. On the subject of looks……Read More
The X6 is a premium car, so it’s hardly surprising that on any road it’s smooth, quiet and remarkably nimble, and when I say nimble, I mean that it doesn't feel its size - except maybe when you're….Read More
The XV has been around since 2012, and has gained itself quite a fan base, and this latest incarnation hopes to increase it even more by aiming at a younger demographic than their other SUVs in the range. Subaru say that the new XV is ideal for ….Read More
Although you wouldn’t think it by the amount of awards it has received, the Ateca is SEAT’s first foray into the crowded SUV market. To be fair, it already came with plenty of pedigree as it’s built on the same platform as the…Read More
I’d been looking forward to getting my hands on one of these since I first saw the press photos last year. There were 2 versions to play with at the 2017 SMMT Media Day at Millbrook, the manual 1.2ltr PureTech 130 petrol and the …..Read More
Early last year Kia invited me to Tuscany for the launch of their new 3rd generation Picanto. I had a great time, not because I was in Italy, but the Picanto itself was fun, agile and a great little car to drive.
A year later, and the latest addition to the Picanto range, the All-New Picanto X-Line hits the showrooms, and is hoped to furtherRead More
Like all Flash-Drives, my time spent in the V8 Mustang was all too brief, but my most prominent memory of those fleeting 20-minutes was the maniacal grin that was affixed to my face as I flung this motoring legend around the…..Read More
Surprisingly for a 4x4 website, I’m a little late to the game with regards talking about the new Discovery 5, this is the first time that I’ve actually got behind the wheel of one.
The 2017 Discovery was probably the most anticipated new car of the year, and if Land Rover wanted to create something that was bold and divisive, they certainly ……Read More
The V90 Cross Country replaces the XC70 in the Volvo line up now that the XC title is saved for their SUVs. So where does this V90CC fit in?
Well it's a more rugged off-road version of the V90, with a raised ride height and widerRead More
It’s been a long time coming, some would say, but Mercedes-Benz have finally entered the hotly contested pick-up market with their brand new X-Class. Before I go on, let’s get rid of the elephant in the room; yes, Mercedes-Benz have partnered up with ……..Read More
The Stonic is Kia’s first entry into the B-Segment small SUV market, and they describe it as an exciting, sporty, confident and smart new model, priced from £16,295. Although slightly bigger in physical dimensions, the Stonic is based onRead More
Ask someone who lives in a city to name a 4x4, and they’ll probably say Range Rover, G-Wagen or something equally Chelsea tractor-esque. Ask the same question to country folk, and you’ll probably get a much more varied answer with Subaru being……Read More
As soon as I noticed that JLR had an XJR on their list of cars at this years (2017) SMMT Test Day at Millbrook I began frothing at the mouth. There was no way that I was going to leave Millbrook without driving this car, not only was it the 548bhp fire breathing monster version, but …..Read More