Ford Ranger 2014 665x297

As I write this I’m sitting in an Airbus A319 at the end of one of Heathrow’s runway. I’m not going anywhere as there’s a bit of wind outside that’s making it impossible for the pilot to get the plane going in roughly a straight line. The way the planeContinue Reading

SsangYong XLV Concept 2014 665x297

This year’s Geneva Motor Show will see SsangYong unveil their crossover concept, the XLV. Shorthand for ‘eXciting Lifestyle Vehicle’, the B-segment crossover will be going head-to-head with the popular Nissan Juke once it makes it to production. The concept features low CO2 emissions thanks to a mild hybrid system thatContinue Reading

We all thought the Rexton had been killed off but, after a seven month or so hiatus, it’s back. Despite looking sharper with its new lights and grille, it’s what’s under the bonnet that explains the reappearance of this chunky SUV. Don’t get too excited, though. There’s a new 2.0-litreContinue Reading

Korean manufacturer’s reputations are rising now, with the likes of Hyundai and Kia putting out ever more competitive cars, occasionally matching the best that Europe has to offer. SsangYong are joining in the march of progress with the new Korando, a car that at least appears to be light yearsContinue Reading

SsangYong and MG have had a very successful 2012 if increases in registrations is anything to go by. The South Korean firm, relying almost exclusively on their Korando SUV, saw sales increase by an impressive 351% over 2011 and there’s good reason for that.

The new SsangYong Korando has gone down well in the UK thus far, being far removed from the cars of old from the Korean manufacturer. To complement what is the cheapest SUV crossover on the market, SsangYong have now launched the Korando Sports.

We had the opportunity to head to a secret test facility at a village called Millbrook just off the A428 near Bedford for the annual SMMT Test Day, where manufacturers lay on a massive fleet of cars for us to hurl around private roads. It’s a tough job.

There’s still another five days of the Geneva Motor Show left to run, but all the European premieres and debuts have now taken place. There’s been 131 of them in total, and we’ll be showing you all of them. Here’s part five, Skoda through to Volvo…