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Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Geartronic SE Lux Nav road test report review (1)

Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Geartronic SE Lux Nav road test report review

WHEN a group of friends started to plan their next skiing trip and the decision to drive across Europe in winter was made, for me, this All Wheel Drive Volvo XC60 was the weapon of choice. Having driven Volvos in the Finnish Arctic Circle on frozen lakes, I know how good they are in their native conditions – conditions we were likely to encounter during our trip south to Italy in February.

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Are you ready for the dangers of winter driving?

A DRIVING campaign to increase awareness of the potential dangers of winter driving on the roads this year has been launched by GEM Motoring Assist. The road safety organisation and breakdown cover company is aware that UK motorists continue to cut corners on car maintenance due to the economic pinch. And while stressing that it’s […]

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Top tips to survive driving in the winter weather

THE clocks have gone back, the dark nights are here and as we head into the winter, it’s time to ensure that you and your car are ready for the worst the season can thrown at us. Forecasting the weather is an imprecise science but after successive severe winters drivers should be prepared for all […]

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Porsche’s Cayenne will go anywhere – in style

In confident mood, IAN LAMMING drives a mud-plugger extraordinaire – Porsche’s Cayenne diesel. MUD-PLUGGER, SUV, 4×4, doesn’t matter what you call them, we all know what this means. And you know what? I love them. They are by far my favourite form of transport. May be it’s a size-thing. Big is bold, beautiful, butch. All […]

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JLS have designs on the youthful XC60-factor

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: VOLVO XC60 R-Design DRIVe In R-Design trim, Volvo’s XC60 is the pop-ular choice! Boy band JLS team up with Volvo to promote its latest single. An unlikely combination? KEITH WARD explains all. IS this a case of Volvo’s new Chinese owners chasing the youth market? The car brand traditionally (and […]

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Get a grip this winter and stay safe on our roads

WITH snow and icy conditions already hitting parts of the country, TyreSafe urges drivers to warm to the idea of winter tyres. Many motorists have been lulled by one of the warmest autumns on record, but that has gone and winter is well and truly up on us. As temperatures plummet, normal tyres lose their […]

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Here’s hoping for better winter weather this year!

Even a light dusting of snow on top of ice can hide the danger. THE Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is warning of potential chaos on the nation’s roads this winter. It has warned of increasing dangers facing road users as frosts and local authority cuts bite. The leading road safety charity says that in […]

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Order winter tyres now, says IAM

If you’re going to fit winter tyres, order them now, says IAM. THE Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) says drivers planning to fit winter tyres to their vehicles should order them to beat the rush. In many other countries, where the winters are harsh, it is a normal thing to switch to winter tyres and, […]

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