Tag: crossover

The Dacia Duster Is Simply Brilliant (and Affordable)
Car Reviews, Dacia

The Dacia Duster Is Simply Brilliant (and Affordable)

I won't sugar coat it, new cars are expensive. Between unjustified insurance premiums and daylight robbery at the fuel pumps, driving is becoming unaffordable. Not to mention the growing demand for SUVs, which bumps up prices further. Thankfully, the Dacia Duster is a beacon of hope as a reliable SUV from £17,285.  Well, a no-thrills version would be less than £18k, but higher trims are still affordable. I'm testing the Duster Journey with optional metallic Arizona Orange paint, which comes in at £20,445. Is it too good to be true? I don't think so. 2023 Dacia Duster Journey First Impressions .blockspare-86a27f29-2de3-4 .blockspare-slider-wrap span:before{color:#000}.blockspare-86a27f29-2de3-4 .blockspare-slider-wrap ul li button{color:#000}.blockspare-86a27f29-2de3-4 .blockspare...
Is the new Skoda Enyaq coupe worth buying?
Car Reviews, Skoda

Is the new Skoda Enyaq coupe worth buying?

Electric SUVs flood the car market nowadays, but they look bland. Soft, bubble-shaped bodies complete with solid plastic front grilles; there’s no mistaking an EV on the road. However, the Skoda Enyaq Coupe brings a refreshing design that demands attention. Following in the footsteps of the Skoda Enyaq iV, the coupe brings a sporty appearance to a family SUV. Available in 3 trims depending on your needs, it has a battery range comparable to Tesla, and promises excellent value for money. But you will need to plan charging very well.  Continue reading
MINI Countryman Cooper SD ALL4
MINI

MINI Countryman Cooper SD ALL4

Adventure. That's what the MINI Countryman embodies in its rugged structure. Let me be the first to admit I had some awful presumptions about the Mini countryman - big and clumsy. I imagined it would handle as well as a paper boat in choppy waters! How surprised was I when I used (and abused) the name Countryman, and took it to the country roads... The Countryman Cooper SD ALL4 is typically mini, albeit higher and bolder than the other models in the range, with the addition of roof rails as standard. The design traits are still that of the iconic Mini. Round headlights, contrast roof and it is available in a wide range of colours. Personalisation lies at the heart of MINI. The car I had for the weekend has the Chili pack on it, which means it reaps the benefits of LED lights and 18...
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Us humans love to find fault in everything. It's just how we are. But I guarantee you, you will NOT find an angle from which the Mercedes-Benz GLA doesn't look athletic. Every section of this compact SUV has been carefully designed and it shows in the dynamic edges found on every panel, making it look a lot like a sports coupé. Is Mercedes-Benz GLA a SUV? It is primarily a pumped up version of the A-class so (somewhat disappointingly) some of the character traits have been carried over to the GLA. Mercedes claim this is a small SUV. Yes, at first glance you would say that. But upon closer inspection you realise the ground clearance isn't that great - in fact, it's less than that of a Vauxhall Astra! Most GLA's do come with 4 wheel drive as standard and more height than ...
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Coupe
Land Rover

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Coupe

Before its launch in 2011, the idea of a compact and affordable small SUV by Land Rover was laughable. Boy have they shown us with the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. Despite being the smallest SUV in the range, it certainly sizes up well when compared to other Land Rover Range Rover models. It has a ground clearance of 215mm and can wade through water as deep as 500mm - so yes, it's small and stylish, but it's more than capable of handling many off-road terrains as well as street driving. I guess though you're not here to see how the Evoque handles mountains or lakes so let's talk daily driving. The Range Rover Evoque is capable of stopping anyone in their tracks. With a unique beefy yet provoking build, it certainly attracts many eyes as you cruise through the town centre. Mos...