Category Archives: SUV

Mitsubishi Shogun, Sport, Shogun, Mitsubishi, SUV, off-road, 4x4, 4WD, Family car, Lifestyle, auto, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

Mitsubishi Shogun – When The Going Gets Tough etc

The Mitsubishi Shogun is one of the last of its kind. An ageing off-roader that has served with distinction many motorists and country dwellers who needed a true four-wheel drive automotive leviathan. Continue reading

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Make Your Jeep Rugged With Tire And Wheel Combo Packages

If you own a Jeep, then you know that part of the appeal of your ride is the fact that you can go practically anywhere. Since it was first created, the Jeep has been the quintessential all-terrain vehicle. However, is your rig ready to take on the road less traveled? If you upgrade your Jeep tire and wheel combo packages, it will be. Let’s see why most Jeep owners choose to get this kind of installation done before anything else. Continue reading

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A Guide To Driving Safely In The Dark

Summer has been and gone, and we are nearly at the end of Autumn too which only means one thing – here comes winter…and the dark nights. As the clocks go back at the end of October, nights quickly start to roll in earlier and earlier, while morning sunrises seem to get later. Join Grange Motors Land Rover specialists, in this guide, they give you their top tips to driving safely in the dark this winter. Continue reading

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Skoda Kodiaq: Space & Practicality

Vehicles in the SUV class, whilst being very popular, are not generally designed to make an emphatic statement. Certainly they are versatile but the nature of the design means they all tend to look alike. Once in a while though a brand will pull off a real success story and the Skoda Kodiaq is a case in point. It is a big, bold shape that maximises the potential of a vehicle in this sector. It is Skoda’s first attempt at a seven-seat car and they have hit the bulls-eye. Continue reading

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The FIAT 500X – è stato bello

There’s something about Latin cars that brings on a little Italian flair to the writing even when, as in this case, under the skin they are a Jeep Renegade. The original FIAT 500 is now an object of automotive desire and the designers have done a great job with bringing the diminutive model into the 21st Century. What we didn’t know is that it would grow and grow. It grew into the 500L and then into the FIAT 500X Cross you see here. Continue reading

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Driving Courteously Not Selfishly

Returning from the South Coast on the day after August Bank Holiday is always going to test the patience of a saint and I am not saintly. When a driver, in part at least, brings travel trouble upon himself, it is even worse; at least that’s my recent experience. I also found that the idea of driving courteously seems to be a thing of the past. Continue reading

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Peugeot 3008: Car Of The Year?

A while back I complained that many new crossovers and SUV’s all had the same look as if there was a template being passed from manufacturer to manufacturer. Whilst I hold to that to a certain extent I have to admit to being guilty of the sin of over-generalisation because some of the new crop of such cars are uniquely styled: The new Peugeot 3008 featured here is a case in point. Continue reading

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Peugeot 2008 Update: The PureTech GT-Line

I reviewed the latest Peugeot 2008 last year, HERE. Then, it was a diesel-engine version in Allure trim. It was a fine modestly-sized SUV which I described as being an ideal small, economical family car. The 2008 is based on the 208 supermini but, although heavier, offers more versatility and space. This time I wanted to try the three-cylinder 1.2 PureTech petrol engine with a lively 130bhp and 230Nm of torque. Continue reading

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Drive Your Own Set Of Wheels Around Next Vacation

Now is around the time people start thinking about planning their summer vacations for either this year or perhaps the next. One of the key parts of planning the vacation is arranging the transport when you get there. You need to decide whether you’re going to hire a car or use public transport all the way. However, there might be a better option, and that’s to drive your own car. There are many advantages to driving your own set of wheels on your next vacation. Continue reading

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A Valediction For The Skoda Yeti

A while back I was watching The Grand Tour in which our merry trio were driving some expensive supercars and it occurred to me that I had, albeit briefly, myself driven two of the cars they were testing. Throughout the series other, maybe lesser cars, also made an appearance and it is with great pleasure that I found I had driven some of them too, often extensively and with a big cheesy grin on my face. Continue reading