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Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer (2017) review (Month 3)

It’s the end of the road for our long term Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer after three busy months on the Motor Trader fleet. The second generation model only entered showrooms in July, giving Vauxhall dealers a welcome additional opportunity to sell something new into local businesses as well as private buyers requiring an executive car with load lugging capability. These ...

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MG ZS (2017) review

MG dealers now have a third model to sell as the brand grows its line-up and revives the ZS badge. The ZS takes MG into the currently mushrooming compact or B-SUV market, a sector predicted to double in size by 2020. MG management expect the car to help double the brand’s UK sales by the end of next year, from ...

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Hyundai Kona (2017) review

Another month and another new supermini-sized SUV enters the market. What can Hyundai’s Kona add? When the small B-segment SUV sector is set to double by 2020 to reach 2.2m units across Europe, it’s logical for any carmaker to get involved. Hyundai is incredibly late to the party – by conservative estimates there are another 18 or so already launched ...

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Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer (2017) review (Month 2)

Two months into our long term test and Vauxhall’s latest generation Insignia Sports Tourer is shaping up nicely with over 4,000 miles on the clock and not too many fuel stops along the way. The 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine continues to punch above its weight. It’s a an impressive unit which makes sense of the wider trend of equipping large ...

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Vauxhall Grandland X (2017) review

The all-new Grandland X completes Vauxhall’s SUV line-up and as a C-segment SUV finally gives the brand’s dealers an opportunity to compete in the fastest growing sector of the new car market. The Grandland X is the third and biggest member of Vauxhall’s X-family of SUVs with the revamped Mokka X and recently launched Crossland X both covering the B-segment; ...

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Citroen C3 Aircross (2017) review

The compact SUV class has just expanded with the entry of the Citroen C3 Aircross. For dealers this is a significant model as it marks Citroen’s first foray into the ultra-competitive B-SUV sector which over the coming months will also see the all-new Kia Stonic, Hyundai Kona and Seat Arona enter showrooms. Fortunately for Citroen retailers the Aircross’ funky styling ...

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Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer (2017) review (Month 1)

Vauxhall dealers started selling the new Insignia Sports Tourer in July with high expectations for the revitalised workhorse beloved by company car user-choosers and retail buyers in need of serious load-lugging capacity. The fact that the new styling is attractive and the load capacity has been significantly increased makes this a car to be reckoned with. The second generation model ...

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Peugeot 3008 PureTech (2017) review

The second generation Peugeot 3008 went on sale in January 2017 and marked a sea change in the brand’s approach to the burgeoning mid-size crossover market with a new edgy design, quality interior and high levels of connectivity and technology. The old 3008 was unattractive and unremarkable. That’s all changed. The latest iteration is, in essence, the competitive SUV Peugeot ...

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