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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

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

Grand Improvements To The Jeep Grand Cherokee

As, this very morning, I am just starting my week with a Jeep Renegade, it seems reasonable to detail the latest updates to the Renegade’s big brother the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Plans to continue the success of this popular and successful SUV have been announced, with details of a raft of enhancements to the current model for 2016/17. 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

Land Rover Discovery, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Land Rover Discovery – A Fond Farewell To A Legend

Or should that be au revoir? The Land Rover Discovery as we know, love and applaud it, is on the way to the home for old SUVs to be replaced by – a Land Rover Discovery. The outgoing version has all the renowned aerodynamics of a brick-and-a-half whereas the new model is sleek and modern and right on trend. Regardless, it somehow seems a shame to change it. Continue reading

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Premium Comfort

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) is the UK’s best-selling vehicle of its type. Mitsubishi reckon that the official fuel consumption figure is up to 156mpg but, to be frank, it would take a very special set of circumstances to achieve this. I certainly didn’t manage it but to be fair I was putting the test car through its paces. Continue reading

Volkswagen Tiguan, motoring blog, car blog, DriveWrite Automotive

The New Volkswagen Tiguan – Short Drive Review

I recall that it was a couple of years ago when I last drove the Volkswagen Tiguan. Obviously that was the Mk1 version, but I do remember that I was largely underwhelmed. Certainly it was well made with the usual VW attention to quality, but it didn’t excite. It was worthy and functional but lacked charisma. That has all changed now. Continue reading

Volvo XC90, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Volvo XC90 And The Kitchen Sink

The all-new Volvo XC90 is a mighty, yet manageable, motor. In entry-level Momentum trim – and when I say ‘entry-level’ I mean the Volvo definition of ‘entry-level’ at £50,000 including options – it is a car for all reasons and all seasons. As luck would have it, the car’s arrival coincided with a DriveWrite break, so a few days away with the family unit ensued. Continue reading