Reviews Alfa Romeo Stelvio design & styling

From £31,6907 The pictures might not convey this but, dimensionally, the Stelvio is more super-sized hatchback than traditional SUV. It’s marginally taller than a Macan and quite a bit shorter than a BMW X5, which illustrates that Alfa is attempting to purvey athleticism over any utilitarian ideals. The by-wire braking system compensates for fade, which seems a bit misguided. You …

Alfa Romeo’s first SUV aims to hoist the handling panache of the Giulia saloon

Alfa Romeo Stelvio review – From £31,6907 It was during November 2014 that we caught our first glimpse of what seemed at the time a bizarre but simultaneously inevitable development: a sports utility vehicle from Alfa Romeo. The test mule – a Maserati Ghibli, seemingly on stilts and with a truncated wheelbase – bore almost no …

Volvo aims its reinvigorated crosshairs at the medium-sized SUV ranks with a premium offering to compete with the Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC and Jaguar F-Pace

Volvo XC60 review From £36,6007 It wasn’t so long ago that Volvo was commonly thought of within car industry circles as ‘that funny Northern European, semi-premium car-maker that nobody wants’. Former custodian Ford had reportedly been pitching around for a new owner for the firm for more than a year when, in 2010, China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Ltd …

The turn-of-the-century Skyline GT-R is highly sought after and prices are now like the car’s potential power output: eyebrow-raisingly high

Used car buying guide: Nissan Skyline GT-R R34     Motoring enthusiasts of a certain age will be well acquainted with the R34- generation Nissan Skyline GT-R. If you didn’t ‘own’ a souped-up example on the video game Need For Speed, you certainly lusted after Paul Walker’s nitrous-equipped street racer from 2 Fast 2 Furious. …

Defender heroes: the people behind Land Rover’s definitive 4×4 -What does it take to make a car as crucial as the 2020 Defender? We meet five people who know

Nick Rogers, executive director of product engineering, was a vital cog in bringing the new Defender to fruition Rogers shows Cropley around the new Defender Land Rover are justifiably proud of latest Defender and keen to show it off Jim Morgan and his team were responsible for the Defender’s heavily updated electronics system Sophisticated test …