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Suzuki SX4 S-Cross, Suzuki cars, new cars, DriveWrite, Automotive, motoring, cars, blog

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross: Friendly Persuasion

I don’t know if it’s just me (it usually is) but I always enjoy driving a Suzuki. The Japanese company seem to have found a way to inject friendliness into the DNA of their vehicles; that is the only way I can describe it. Suzuki cars are easy on the eye and easy to drive and put me in a good mood. Such is the case with today’s example, the crossover-like Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (in SZ-T trim), in this case with a lively 1.0L Boosterjet engine. Continue reading

estate car, Volvo, new cars, 4x4, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars

Estate Car vs SUV: And The Winner Is…

Over the last however many years we have seen the inexorable rise and rise of the SUV. These big beasts are now ubiquitous on our roads and I have a problem with them. In the early days they were promoted as being somehow rugged and outdoorsy when they patently were not. Nobody is fooled by that any more. Continue reading

Pulsar, Nissan Pulsar, new cars, hatchback, DriveWrite Automotive, car, motoring, driving, blog

Nissan – Finger On The Pulsar

There’s a whole flotilla of quality small cars on the market these days so the Nissan Pulsar has its work cut out to impress in the highly competitive family hatchback market. The good news is that, like its bigger brothers the Qashqai and the X-Trail, the Pulsar impresses. 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

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

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer With Added Bite

After many years of being one of the also-rans in the hatchback stakes the latest version of the Vauxhall Astra has impressed everyone with good ride and trim quality and a very smart new suit of clothes. I often prefer estate car versions of hatchbacks and the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer (tested here in SRi Nav, 1.6i 200PS Turbo S/S trim) is no exception. Continue reading

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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

DS5, Citroen, DriveWrite Automotive

The New (Citroen) DS5 – C’est Magnifique.

I know I’ve said it before, but I like a Citroen. In fact, I own one and I’m very happy with it so I’m always pleased to receive them for evaluation. When Citroen added the DS sub-brand a few years ago it was, they said, designed to “express French style and luxury with beautiful details and exceptional quality”. Essentially, when you get past the usual automotive hyperbole, this means they wanted an upmarket version of their cars. Just like this DS5. Continue reading