Category Archives: SUV

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

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

Audi SQ7, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

The New Audi SQ7 – Real Diesel Power

The first units of the new Audi SQ7 TDI – the world’s most powerful diesel SUV they say, will appear on the market from this Summer. With 435hp and 663.8 lb-ft of torque at its disposal, it accelerates from 0 to 62mph in just 4.8 seconds, with fuel consumption around the 32mpg mark. This equates to 18g/km of CO². European customers can order the Audi SQ7 TDI from mid-May. Continue reading

Kia Carens, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Kia Carens – Family Fun

As the former prime minister Tony Blair probably never said, I’m not really a MPV kinda guy. Essentially, I’ve been there and done that. I have ferried ankle-biters to parties and teenagers to what I believe are called ‘gigs’ (a form of boat or carriage I always thought). So although I was aware of the Kia Carens and the rising popularity of the brand, the MPV-style of vehicle did not fit into my lifestyle. Or so I thought… 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