Tag Archives: crossover
Fiat 500X 1.6 MultiJet 120hp Cross road test report review

Fiat 500X 1.6 MultiJet 120hp Cross road test report review

“WHAT’S that?” my friend asked he strode up my drive. “It’s a Fiat 500,” I replied with a slight grin on my face. “No it’s not, he said, they’re small cars, that’s a crossover!” He has a point – It’s a Fiat 500 Jim, but not as we know it . . . Like the now BMW-owned Mini, what started off as a modern remake of a much-loved classic has now developed into a brand in its own right.
The ubiquitous Fiat 500 returned to our showrooms in 2008 and has since spawned various spin-offs, much like a Hollywood blockbuster.

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Renault set out to Captur hearts and minds

One thing you can’t accuse Renault’s Captur of being is a shrinking violet. Motoring writer Keith Ward finds out if it’s more than an exercise in design. IF the Renault Captur is out to capture attention it succeeds.  Three optional eye-catching colour themes are alluringly dubbed Arizona Orange, Miami Blue and Manhattan Ivory. This car, modest in […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Pop Star

Pop Star little but beautifully formed

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Fiat 500L 1.6 MultiJet 105hp Pop Star. Motoring writer Keith Ward tries a taste of la dolce vita with Fiat’s supermini FIAT’s little retro-styled 500 has been a huge success, so you can’t blame them for trying to cash in with a few variants – firstly a hot Abarth, then […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Nissan revamps its popular Qashqai crossover car

THE car which arguably became a pioneer, the Nissan Qashqai, has undergone a revamp. More than two million customers bought the crossover car since its launch in 2007 and helped create a new sector as rival manufacturers followed suit. The Qashqai appeals to both C-segment drivers looking for additional style, technology and excitement as well […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Peugeot opens order books for 2008 Crossover

THE order books are now open for the new Peugeot 2008 Crossover. And the French carmaker has confirmed details of the car, which will be priced from £12,995 on the road. The official launch date has been set for July 18 and the new 2008 Crossover is a blend of modern styling couple with fuel […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

SsangYong sponsors premier caravan event

HITCH up that caravan and head off to one of the UK’s grandest country homes this Spring Bank Holiday weekend. This year’s top caravanning event, The National, is the premier event of the Caravan Club. And the importer and distributor of SsangYong cars, SsangYong Motor UK, is to sponsor it. This five-day celebration of caravanning […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Subaru XV

Subaru XV Crossover: An interesting alternative!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Subaru XV 2.0D SE Lux Premium 5dr With permanent four-wheel-drive and a Boxer diesel engine, DAVID HOOPER, says Subaru’s rugged XV offers an interesting alternative to the mainstream Crossover models. CROSSOVER cars are the height of fashion at the moment and although most of them look like shrunken 4x4s, under […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Renault Scenic XMOD MPV

Renault Scenic to be reborn as XMOD crossover

THE end of the line has arrived for Renault’s time-honoured Scenic MPV, which has seen a whopping 4,300,000 models produced since its debut in 1996. Its replacement, called the Scenic XMOD, will herald a new, more crossover influenced, style when it hits the streets in May. Due to make its debut at next month’s Geneva […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →