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18 Oct 2016
    I missed out last year out on the chance to join my fellow motor-noters in Montenegro for the launch of Jaguar’s all-new F-pace, my invitation seemingly “lost in the post”. Since then too, the chance to drive the F-Pace has eluded me. The coastal roads and forests near the Adriatic would’ve no-doubt proved to be the perfect playground in which to sample the all-wheel drive capabilities of...
22 Feb 2016
   One look at what’s parked on your local High Street is probably all it takes to tell you that SUVs (that’s Sports Utility Vehicles) are proving rather popular these days. So popular in fact that for the first time, last year, sales of small and mid-sized SUVs, be they four–wheel drive or just those just pretending, out-sold hatchbacks. SUV registrations rose 24% in 2015 to 3.2 million, and it...
29 Dec 2014
Honda CR-V   Perhaps it’s not exactly “cool” to say such things, but I’ve long had a soft-spot for Honda’s soft-roader: The CR-V. And, seeing has Honda have sold more than 5 million CR-Vs since they first appeared, I suspect I’m not the only one.   It’s not hard to see why. Since its inception the CR-V has offered car-like manners in a SUV package. It’s very nicely put together, and logically...
07 Nov 2014
Llanrhos’s Bodysgallen Hall has become affectionately known as HQ by the Welsh Group of Motoring Writers (WMW) and once again this year it proved the perfect venue for their annual awards evening and dinner. The same weekend just happening to fall-in with my time with Porsche’s new Macan S was purely coincidental – well at least that’s what I said… The 200-or-so mile round-trip from my place in...
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