Category Archives: Crossover

Evoque, Range Rover, SUV, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

Range Rover Evoque – Combining Style & Substance

The latest, recently refreshed Range Rover Evoque – seen here in HSE Dynamic Lux trim – is now equipped with the brand’s four-cylinder ‘Ingenium’ engine and is all the better for it. Sexily styled in Firenze Red paint and black 20” alloys the Evoque shows once again that there is substance behind the style. Mrs DriveWrite bonded with it very quickly and required and charged me to, basically, nick it. As you can imagine I was shocked and swiftly counselled against such an action but she is not wrong. It really is a very good car. Continue reading

Peugeot 2008, new cars, DriveWrite, car, motoring, automotive

Peugeot 2008 – Nicely Tailored For Families

Why is it, when you grab a few days away with the family to rest and take a break from work, you always come back even more exhausted? So while I ease my weary backside back into the saddle here’s something I prepared earlier and it concerns the latest iteration of the Peugeot 2008. Continue reading

DS4 Crossback, DS, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

DS4 Crossback – It’s Good But Not Quite…

When the Citroen DS3 first appeared it was, justifiably, a great success. Since then DS (Different Spirit apparently) has fledged fully and flown the nest to boldly go and find its place in the world. A better place it would seem: more upmarket and on trend with not a parental chevron in sight. Not for DS the run of the mill, no: the brand wants to move on up and take on the posh motors. There is still a way to go, as is the case for the DS4 Crossback. Continue reading

Jeep Renegade, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Jeep Renegade – American Style & Italian Breeding

The Jeep Renegade is chunky. In the manner of SUVs from the past it is square-cut and lantern-jawed but with 21st Century manners. The model as tested in Longitude trim (around £20k depending) is no friend of mud. That sort of business it leaves to its more off-road capable 4WD brethren which are much more up for a bit of track and trail ranging. Continue reading

Mazda CX-3, drivewrite Automotive, car, motoring, automotive, blog

Mazda CX-3 – Winning At The Crossover Party

I count myself fortunate to be allowed to drive all manner of cars. This week I had the experience of stepping out of a £72k luxury car and into a mainstream crossover costing just £20,000. Fortunately, this was less of a hardship than it first appears because the crossover was the really rather good Mazda CX-3 here presented in two-wheel drive guise. Continue reading

Audi, Q2, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

Audi & The Breath Of Fresh Air

And it came to pass that we entered the grass pollen season even as tree pollen is still doing its nasal thing. The good news is, from next month, compact Audi models will bring a breath of fresher air to their occupants thanks to a new air conditioning filter that not only removes fine particulates and harmful gases from the air, but also neutralises virtually all allergens. This will come as a blessing to those poor souls who suffer from the effects of tree pollen, grass pollen and nature’s sundry pollutants. Continue reading

Suzuki Vitara S, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Suzuki Vitara S – On Trial

Ladies & Gentlemen Of The Jury: The latest model Suzuki Vitara, when it was launched last year, was seen as a real step up in quality from the popular Japanese brand. I liked it very much. What I personally wasn’t so keen on was the available engines which I felt, although fine at what they did, were lacking in vitality. That’s all changed now thanks to the new Suzuki Vitara S with it’s fun and feisty 1.4L Boosterjet turbo motor. Now it is the car it always wanted to be. Continue reading

Volvo, Polestar, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

Volvo Polestar Performance Parts

As I am, this very morning, in receipt of a very smart Volvo S60 for a week of Swedish comfort cruising, I feel honour bound to mention that Polestar, Volvo’s sporting cousin, has introduced a whole new line of high-performance products called Polestar Performance Parts, which offer, they say, even more driving pleasure to Volvo drivers. Continue reading