Register for our free newsletterWhat is it? In a world where emissions are a daily conversation topic and electric-powered vehicles seem the way that the future of motoring is headed, then you’d be forgiven for thinking that there wasn’t much of a place for a V8-powered, 503bhp super-SUV. However, the good folks at Mercedes-AMG beg to differ, and it’s why we now have this – the GLC63S. Capable of carrying five people in comfort yet able to deliver earth-shattering performance, it’s designed to take on the likes of the Porsche Macan Turbo and Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV. Can it deliver on UK roads though? We find out. What’s new? The ‘regular’ GLC is a pretty mundane, efficient and easy-to-drive mid-sized SUV. The GLC63 manages the final point of those three – however it’s anything but mundane, or efficient for that matter. Capable of hitting 60mph in 3.6 seconds, it’ll give most supercars a run for their money in performance … [Read more...] about UK Drive: The Mercedes-AMG GLC63S takes the performance SUV game to a whole new level
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Before you grump away about this new Japanese seven-seat crossover being another me-too product, it's worth recalling that Toyota invented this entire crossover SUV style in 1997 – though admittedly, that could be both a good and a bad thing. The first RX (badged as the Harrier) wasn't a particularly happy looking thing, resembling more of an late night sleeping-bag fumble between a buxom Land Cruiser and a randy saloon, but it was comfy and reliable and the Yanks loved it. So much so that the Germans piled in and latterly everyone's got an SUV crossover in their brochure. In the last 21 years, Lexus has sold 2.7 million RX models through four generations, with 250,000 finding owners in Europe. The British appetite for these big, luxurious SUVs is modest but growing. Lexus marketers reckon that total UK sales, which were 50,000 last year, will rise to 70,000 in 2020. But it's dominated by seven-seaters like Volvo's XC90, which takes over 46 per cent of the family market … [Read more...] about Lexus RX L review – can this well-engineered seven-seater compete with European luxury SUVs?
Gallery PUBLISHED: 08:09 27 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:10 27 April 2018 Hyundai Kona has got the looks - and bright colours - to stand out in the compact SUV sector. Picture: Hyundai Hyundai Hyundai has expanded its SUV range with the compact Kona. Fun and funky, it certainly gets noticed and lives up to the promise in the way it drives, says motoring editor Andy Russell. Silver rear skid plate helps create the SUV look. Picture: Hyundai Hyundai has entered the compact SUV market – who isn’t these days – with its Kona and the Korean car-maker aims to get noticed. I was astounded how many people were drawn to the Kona, probably the most funky design from the Hyundai stable. That said, finished in Acid Yellow –a cross between piccalilli and lime pickle – with colour co-ordinated cabin trim, seat piping and seat belts it was hard to miss. Wondering about the name? Kona is in Hawaii which fits with the American place names for Hyundai’s bigger SUVs … [Read more...] about Funky little Hyundai Kona SUV makes style statement
For more than 20 years, the Honda CR-V has ideally defined the Japanese manufacturer’s reputation. It makes vehicles with a rare combination of style, efficiency, practicality and versatility. It was hard to complain about previous Honda CR-V editions. It’s been the country’s best-selling compact SUV for many years. The 2017 Honda CR-V has new interior and exterior designs. Image courtesy of Honda. But with the sport utility segment increasingly competitive, even industry leaders can’t become complacent. The 2017 Honda CR-V is the debut of the SUV’s fifth generation and it celebrates the vehicle’s 23rd birthday. Its exterior and interior designs are new. New safety features abound, and the CR-V is larger inside and outside. Its description as a compact SV is questionable with its expanded spaciousness. The CR-V is only slightly longer, wider and taller than its predecessor. But it looks substantially larger because of its new stocky appearance, … [Read more...] about 2017 Honda CR-V: Top-selling SUV still reigns
Today’s automotive landscape is quickly evolving, and the American public is looking to dive further into the SUV and crossover abyss as the economic conditions remain stable and gas prices continue to be agreeable. To capture the essence of luxury buyers seeking the largest SUV you can currently buy, Lincoln has literally stepped up their game with a redesigned Navigator that has so far captured the attention of many to the point of claiming the North American Truck of the Year award for 2018. >> Get The Best Price On The Lincoln Navigator from a network of local dealers now. << The newly redesigned Lincoln Navigator is undoubtedly an SUV to reckon with in the realm of where body-on-frame luxury behemoths, such as the Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, and Lexus LX 570, roam the earth. Now, after being much of an underdog through nearly 21 years of existence, the Navigator can finally claim its equal rights alongside of the other … [Read more...] about 2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label 4×4 Review & Test Drive