Category Archives: SUV

Suzuki Jimny, 4x4, off road, DriveWrite, Automotive, motoring, cars, driving, blog

Suzuki Jimny: Go Tell The Spartans

I love the Suzuki Jimny. It is not a car that follows fads or trends. It does its own thing in its own time. It will not be hurried but will get on with job when required. It’s motto is, ‘I am what I am and that’s all that I am’. It does not assume airs and graces. It is an honest car. It is anti-fashion. Continue reading

Audi RSQ3, Performance, crossover, SUV, new cars, 4x4, DriveWrite, Automotive, motoring, car, blog

Audi RSQ3 – Pocket-Sized Performance

If Audi see the tiniest gap in the car market they clearly feel compelled to fill it. Buyers of the more enthusiastic style of small hatch are already catered for by the German brand’s brilliant hot pocket rocket, the RS3. Thus it seems to me that to make, effectively, a taller version of the same thing seems wilfully pointless. So why do I love the Audi RSQ3 Performance so? Continue reading

Edge, Ford, SUV, 4x4, crossover, new cars, American cars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, driving, car, blog

Ford Take Us To The Edge

Today’s car is the Ford Edge, arguably the most American-looking of the the SUV class available to euro-buyers. Reaction among reviewers has been mixed. I sometimes wonder if reviewers don’t sometimes forget who is buying the car. Further on I mention some of the dashboard plastics. I wonder how many purchasers will even notice? I’m biased of course because I like big American trucks so I guess I was sold on the car at first sight. Continue reading

Yeti, Skoda, SEAT, VW, Volkswagen, SUV, Crossover, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring. cars, blog

New Skoda Yeti. It Just Won’t Be The Same

Driving past a local Skoda dealer (whose name will never be spoken) I noticed a nice line of vehicles in two-tone paint jobs. Not like the slightly odd Peugeot ‘Coupe Franche’ design but rather a proper old school two colour design. It looks great and very individual indeed on various models including our old favourite, the Skoda Yeti. Continue reading

Kia Sorento, new cars, SUV, seven-seats, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, car, blog

The Kia Sorento – The Sensible Seven Seater

Without laying the praise on with a trowel, it has to be said that if there was a once-a-decade ‘most improved’ prize then Kia should pick up the award. We’ve watched as the Korean company have morphed from a value-led brand to a rival for many of the mainstream cars that Europe can offer. Recently we had the pleasure of a week of mixed motoring with the flagship Kia Sorento 2.2L CRDi KX-4 Auto AWD and found it practical and capable. Continue reading

Suzuki Ignis, new cars, DriveWrite Automotive, car, motoring, blog

Suzuki Ignis On The Comeback Trail

Suzuki Motor Corporation have unveiled the Ignis at the Paris Motor Show as its new global compact crossover. The new Suzuki Ignis, say the company, wraps convenience and comfort in a stylish new exterior. It exudes Suzuki DNA from every pore, while at the same time introducing an entirely new design with unique character. In addition to its simple and iconic styling, this compact SUV offers the functionality and performance to provide confident driving in a wide variety of conditions. Sales are scheduled to begin in Europe in January 2017. Continue reading

Bowood House, Jaguar F-Pace, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, car, blog

A Change Of F-Pace At Bowood House

A version of this article, written by me, first appeared on Automoblog in the USA:  Last week I was forced to spent my time driving and assessing a Jaguar F-Pace for the ultimate benefit of others. I know what you’re thinking but it really was not too much of a hardship. Somebody has to do it. There’s really no need to thank me. Continue reading

Jaguar F-Pace, SUV, crossover, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog, new cars

Jaguar F-Pace – The Distinctive SUV

As you no doubt know, the Jaguar F-Pace has been warmly received and is highly regarded. What’s not to like, after all? It is stylish and well made right here in Britain; it drives with athletic prowess and there’s ample space for the whole family yet I couldn’t quite help harbouring a slight sense of disappointment when the first snaps appeared. I guess I was hoping for something different and more exciting. I’m not complaining though; after all I am very fortunate to be loaned these cars and the distinctive Jaguar F-Pace almost reaches the pinnacle of the prestige SUV pole. Continue reading

Honda, Civic, Swindon, DriveWrite automotive, new cars, car blog, motoring blog

Banging The Drum For Honda & Swindon

The 10th generation of the extremely attractive new Honda Civic has been unveiled at the company’s UK manufacturing base in beautiful down-town Swindon, Gateway To The West; and by west I mean as far as the United States. Production of the car is already underway and the first units already are landing in North America. Continue reading