New Porsche Cayenne 2017 review

The all-new Porsche Cayenne has arrived, and we try it out in range-topping Turbo guise. The Cayenne defined the large, sporty SUV market when it first appeared in 2003, and while the 911 remains the essence of the Porsche brand, it’s the big 4×4 that the maker simply has to get right from a cash-generating perspective. This new third-generation model is based on the same platform that underpins both the Bentley Bentayga and the current Audi Q7. Once again though, Porsche has spared no effort in adapting it to its…

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New Range Rover Velar 2017 review

We get behind the wheel of the sexy new Range Rover Velar, and it proves highly capable both on and off road. Everything Jaguar Land Rover touches seems to turn to gold. But with such award-winning success, and the sales growth to match, the expectation from each new launch continues to grow. So can the all-new Range Rover Velar prove the company still has the Midas touch? The Velar slots in between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport models, and brings a fresh look to the family. Slim…

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New Mazda CX-5 2.2d Sport Nav review

The second generation of the Mazda CX-5 has arrived in the UK. How does it compare to its SUV rivals? Mazda’s ability to offer genuinely fun-to-drive mainstream models at modest prices is something we’ve admired for years. But perhaps the hardest test of that philosophy is with the CX-5 SUV, the Japanese firm’s largest and heaviest car for Europe. The second generation CX-5 has now arrived in the UK, and after being impressed with it abroad, we’re driving it on some of Scotland’s greatest roads to see if it’s retained…

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New Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid 2017 review

The Toyota Prius Plug-in makes a convincing case for itself as we drive it in the UK for the first time. Plug-in hybrid vehicles have come a long way in the past two or three years, but the fact remains that That formed part of our verdict when we tested the plug-in Prius in Europe earlier this year, but now we’ve got the car here in Britain to see if it can challenge the standard model for your hard-earned cash.you’ll need regular access to a charge point to get close…

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New Mercedes E 220d Coupe 2017 review

Traditionally a great cruiser, can the Mercedes E-Class Coupe also raise a smile with its driving experience in E 220d guise? The Mercedes E-Class is one of our favourite large saloon cars, mixing a classy interior with a composed drive and a strong range of engines. That doesn’t automatically mean we’ll love this new Coupe model, but with such a good base, what could go wrong? We first drove the car in Spain last month, and came away impressed with the coupe’s refined, calm and cosseting character. Happily, that stands…

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