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2023 Dacia Duster Prestige Blue dCi 115 4x4

Even though Dacia prices have shifted up a gear in recent months, the Duster is still the most affordable four-wheel drive diesel vehicle on the market. Buyers looking for a rival would need to turn to the used car market for something else priced at a similar level, and then it would be several years old, rather than a brand new car with a three year, 60,000 mile warranty.

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2023 Jeep Compass S 1.5 e-Hybrid

The Compass is a much-loved model in the Jeep SUV line-up. It sits above the Renegade and is a great choice for those looking for something a bit smaller than say, a Grand Cherokee or a Wrangler. It also offers the option of a plug-in version in all-wheel drive.

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Off-Road test 2023 Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic SE P400e

To discover whether the new hybrid F-PACE is any good at off-roading, we attempt one of the UK’s longest green lanes in a P400e.

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1989 Fiat Panda 4x4 Sisley

Simple, rational, essential. That’s the Fiat Panda, whose development ideals stemmed from an ideology that now seems long forgotten. In replacing the 126, Fiat wanted a car that had the same utilitarian abilities as the Renault 4 and Citroen 2CV

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2023 Vauxhall Grandland GS Line 1.6 Turbo PHEV

Vauxhall is on a mission to totally reinvent its lineup. The new ’Vizor’ design language was revealed on the GT X Experimental concept car, and the fresh look rolled out to the Mokka, the new Astra, and the latest incarnations of the Crossland and Grandland.

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2023 Citroen C5 X Shine Plus Plug-in Hybrid

The world needs more estates. Big, long boot spaces, low load lips, more aerodynamic and better to drive than an SUV… Yet, SUVs are far more in demand across the UK, Europe and beyond. So perhaps Citroën has the answer with the new C5 X; a sleek, quirky-looking car that the French company says combines “the elegance and status of a saloon, modernity and versatility of an SUV, and the dynamism and practicality of an estate.” We’re glad that’s all cleared up, then.

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2023 BMW X7 xDrive40d M Sport Automatic G07

Not only is the X7 BMW’s largest SUV (for now), it can also carry the largest number of passengers, with space for seven in comfort. Eclipsing even the X5, which can also be ordered in seven-seat guise, The X7 boasts an additional 229mm of length, of which 130mm has been added into the wheelbase. Measuring over 5.1 metres long, it’s a bit of a beast and first went on sale in 2019, initially with a choice of 261bhp xDrive30d or mighty 394bhp M50d engines.

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2023 DS 7 Crossback Opera E-Tense 4X4 300 Automatic

The DS 7 Crossback first made its debut back in 2017 and was the first purpose-built car to wear the DS Automobiles badge, rather than having previously featured a double chevron Citroën logo up front.

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2023 Ineos Grenadier

We are one of the first to drive the new Ineos Grenadier offroader and it’s already showing its passion for adventure

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1977 Matra Rancho

You probably remember playing with a Rancho toy as a child, but what’s it like to meet (and drive) the real thing?

2022 Lada Niva the ultra-rugged 4x4 VAZ 2121

The legendary Lada Niva is not only still in production, it’s been back on sale in the UK in recent months… albeit not officially.

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2014 BMW X5 xDrive 40d F15

The F15 X5 represents an excellent option for those in the market for a used SUV daily driver – we take a look at serial BMW owner Ron Edgington’s example.

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2023 Lexus NX 350h Takumi

With the launch of the second generation NX, not only is Lexus taking on the established diesel set with its latest selfcharging hybrid four-wheel drive SUV, but for the first time it’s embracing plugin hybrid technology and launching a more powerful 304bhp edition to compete with other premium PHEVs.

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1982 Mercedes-Benz 230GE Cabriolet short-wheelbase W460

Signal of intent Restored by Cardock Classics in Ireland, this 230GE Cabriolet must be one of the best in the world What started out as a paint polish turned into a detailed restoration of a rare open-topped G-Wagen in Ireland, and now it could be coming up for sale Restored 230GE Cabriolet

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