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Subaru Solterra Touring – there’s just something about it

In 4x4, Car Reviews, Subaru, SUV by Matthew Macconnell

The Subaru Solterra is great-looking and distinctive. It has a tough and ready physique Car Reviewed: Subaru Solterra Touring My time spent with the Solterra was during sub-zero temperatures. The battery readout showed 95% and the range was just 154 miles. Throughout the week, achieving anywhere near Subaru’s claimed 3.1mi/kWh was impossible, my best being 2.4mi/kWh. Of course, like all …

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Range Rover Sport P510e: the ultimate

In 4x4, Car Reviews, Range Rover, SUV by Matthew Macconnell

The water wading, field chewing, luxury waft mobile Car Reviewed: Range Rover Sport P510e Hearing the news of an imminent white blanket wasn’t all that terrifying, quite the contrary. The new Range Rover Sport was dropped on my driveway and I began scoping out a road that would allow me to test its fancy anti-snow abilities. Turning 31, the posh …

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The Ford Ranger Platinum makes an impression

In 4x4, Car Reviews, Ford, Pick-Ups by Jonathan Humphrey

The Ranger Platinum flaunts Ford’s talent for pick-ups Car Reviewed: Ford Ranger Platinum 3.0L V6 EcoBlue 10-speed Auto AWD The Ford Ranger Platinum has just made the choice of SUV or pick-up easier. You wouldn’t mind showing your friends this well-specced, luxury version of the Ranger. A full five-seater with an electric roll-top over the pick-up bed and an £1800 …

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Ineos Grenadier, one tough off-roader

In 4x4, Car Reviews, Diesel, Ineos by Peter Nunn

It looks the business, tall and rugged, the Ineos Grenadier is a hardy off-road 4×4 mud plugger Car Reviewed: Ineos Grenadier Station Wagon Fieldmaster edition (Diesel) The Grenadier has an entire armoury of off-road tools to take this kind of stuff on, just as the old Land Rover Defender did, the car that inspired it in the first place. You …

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Ford Ranger Raptor 3.0L V6 Auto : AKA Beast

In 4x4, Car Reviews, Ford, Pick-Ups by Paul Beard

One thing the Ford Ranger Raptor doesn’t do is hide its light under a bushel Pick-Up Reviewed: Ford Range Raptor 3.0L V6 EcoBoost 10-speed Auto 4WD On the inside it’s a bit more subtle but not much, with sports seats clad in leather and alcantara in dark grey with orange accents and stitching; the steering wheel is similar with a …

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Salut! to the French 4×4 of the year

In 4x4, Grenadier, Ineos, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

The INEOS Grenadier has recently been named ‘4X4 of the Year’ About the Ineos Grenadier In 2017, the Chairman of INEOS, Jim Ratcliffe, saw an opportunity for a new kind of 4×4 vehicle that was stripped back, utilitarian, and reliable. He assembled a team of automotive professionals to make this vision a reality. The Grenadier is the result of their …

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Toyota Land Cruiser Invincible, a straightforward diesel

In 4x4, Car Reviews, SUV, Toyota by Tom Scanlan

This boy’s a big ’un…definitely Sumo, not Sushi Car Reviewed: Toyota Land Cruiser Invincible 4×4 Not that the Land Cruiser, although powerful, is unsubtle. In fact, it was almost surprising to discover that it performed in a totally well-mannered way. It was easy to drive, handled well with little roll, pitch or yaw, steered quite precisely and provided a comfortable …