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Small SUVs are all the rage but why not simply add SUV design cues on to an existing hatchback? That’s the route Dacia has taken with the Sandero Stepway, says Tom Wiltshire.

Gallery: Facelifted compact SUV now looks part

Saturday, June 23, 2018

In what is becoming an increasingly-competitive market, Ford has given its EcoSport compact-SUV a makeover. Can this new model win over the masses? Will Rimell gets behind the wheel to find out.

Kia has risen to the challenge of the city car crossover craze with a more rugged-looking, SUV-styling Picanto X-Line. Motoring editor Andy Russell climbs aboard.

Known for its heavy-duty 4x4 hardware, Mitsubishi’s Eclipse Cross heralds a bold new era for the brand. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out if it is as good as it looks.

Motoring editor Andy Russell is pleasantly surprised by the all-round abilities of Subaru’s new XV, now much better placed to get to grips with compact crossover rivals and rough terrain.

Vauxhall’s large Grandland X has a new Ultimate flagship. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it’s loaded with kit but comes at a hefty price.

Hyundai has expanded its SUV range with the compact Kona. Fun and funky, it certainly gets noticed and lives up to the promise in the way it drives, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Skoda’s new Yeti-replacing Karoq SUV has loads going for it when it comes to practical, spacious and affordable family transport, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Everyone’s doing compact SUVs these days and now Mitsubishi has launched the Eclipse Cross to sit between its existing ASX and Outlander, says Tom Wiltshire.

Volkswagen’s expanding SUV range has been boosted by the Golf-sized T-Roc with eye-catching styling, personalisation and room for all the family. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it’s going to another big hit for Volkswagen.

Gallery: Lexus hybrid crossover’s NXt move

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Lexus is looking to make the most of the growing interest in hybrids by refreshing its NX 300h. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out if this crossover ticks the boxes.

Volvo can do no wrong, reinventing its image with desirable models such as the award-winning XC60 mid-range SUV, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

“Comfort is the new cool”, according to Citroen, as it moves its latest C4 Cactus upmarket and away from SUV-like soft-roaders to compete with mainstream family motors. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it’s just so Citroen.

Gallery: Putting the MG into NMG… and Isuzu too

Saturday, March 17, 2018

NMG has taken on two iconic, heritage automotive marques in MG and Isuzu and is looking forward to building the brands in Norfolk. Managing director Grant Long tells motoring editor Andy Russell why they are a good fit with the NMG business.

DS Automobiles breaks out from Citroen’s shadow with its eye-catching DS 7 Crossback designed to stand out in the premium SUV sector. Motoring editor Andy Russell samples its quirky Gallic charm.

The Skoda Karoq enters the fray of a crowded and talented compact crossover market – Tom Wiltshire puts it to the test.

SsangYong’s biggest challenge is not its vehicles but getting its name know – the all-new Rexton SUV winning 4x4 of the year is a huge boost, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Subaru claims its new XV compact crossover’s all-wheel-drive system makes it as good on the road as it performs off-road. Will Rimell puts it to the test.

Want a load-lugging, lifestyle 4x4, but an SUV is not your style? Vauxhall’s rugged Insignia Country Tourer could be the answer, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

SEAT has grown its SUV family with the Arona compact crossover, smaller sibling to the Ateca, but also set to be a big player as motoring editor Andy Russell finds out at its launch.

Gallery: Volvo XC40 compact SUV makes big impression

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Volvo’s new XC40 compact is here but can it stand out in a crowded SUV market? Tom Wiltshire finds out.

Gallery: Velar driving Range Rover’s future

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Velar, the fourth member of the Range Rover family, reveals an exciting new era and direction for the luxury brand, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

The mid-range Ateca has capably heralded SEAT’s next two-pronged assault on the fast-growing SUV sector, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out how it measures up in this competitive sector.

Hyundai has added a new SUV to the ever-popular crossover market. Aidan Rennie-Jones finds out how the Kona stacks up.

Nissan’s large X-Trail SUV is never going to be as popular as the smaller Qashqai but this flagship soft-roader’s seven-seat option now gives it a clear identity, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Skoda has now shaken up the large sport utility vehicle market with its Kodiaq. It’s a big, roomy family wagon with loads of style, space and value. Motoring editor Andy Russell climbs aboard.

The SEAT Arona is one of many compact SUVs about to enter the market. Jack Evans finds out if it has what it takes to stand out from the pack.

Nissan pioneered the crossover market with its best-selling Qashqai – motoring editor Andy Russell checks out the changes aimed at keeping it top of its game.

As its first sport utility vehicle, the Stelvio is a hugely important car for Alfa Romeo. Simon Davis finds out if it has what it takes.

Citroen’s new C3 Aircross is a colourful character joining the compact SUV market. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out if this ‘supermini on stilts’ lives up to its looks.

MG has raised its game with the ZS compact SUV – style, value, good to drive and a seven-year warranty. No wonder it aims to double sales, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Peugeot is set to become a key player in the seven-seat SUV sector after reinventing its 5008. It’s stylish, roomy and pleasing to drive, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Jack Evans drives Range Rover’s latest hi-tech, cutting edge luxury sport utility vehicle – the Velar.

Nissan’s facelifted X-Trail has landed in the UK. Ryan Hirons heads to Snowdonia to find out what it’s like.

The SQ5 is the hottest version of Audi’s Q5 currently on sale. Jack Evans finds out how hot it really is.

Vauxhall’s growing SUV family has welcomed a new arrival with the compact Crossland X crossover replacing the Meriva multi-purpose vehicle. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out if it’s family friendly.

Land Rover’s fifth-generation Discovery is hugely imposing and equally impressive to drive and live with motoring editor Andy Russell’s only (minor) niggle that offset rear numberplate!

Desira is launching the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio, its debut sport utility vehicle, with an exclusive test-drive event on Saturday.

The new Nissan Qashqai has landed in the UK. Simon Davis drives the latest version of the original, pioneering crossover to see how it fares.

Renault is the latest car-maker to expand its SUV line-up to three models with the launch of the large Koleos. Motoring editor Andy Russell checks it out at the UK launch.

Upwardly-mobile Volvo has started the next phase of its regeneration with the all-new XC60, Europe’s most popular compact SUV. Motoring editor Andy Russell gets a launch drive.

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