Every week I like to peddle my wares from other sites as well as pointing out a few links I liked.
Over at Carsguide.com.au, I’ve driven a Land Rover Discovery Sport with the top diesel engine and mid-specification HSE trim. It’s quite a thing – quick, quiet and with a decent level of equipment for the money. I just with the sat nav entry wasn’t so damn slow.
I’ve also posted my first of six reports on my six months with a 2.0-litre Hyundai Kona Active with six-speed auto. We’re quite taken with it as a family, with good space and a good spec-level.
Over at SUVAuthority.com, Karl has got two on the go this week.
First up is the Mazda CX-5. I’ve driven a couple of these now and they are excellent. Karl is a hard taskmaster, though, so his opinion is not easily-swayed. He’s had the top-of-the-range Akera with the 2.5-litre petrol engine.
Second he’s had a crack at the Nissan Qashqai N-TEC. That particular car had a mild gussy-up late last year and, again, I quite liked it.
Oh, he’s also had a crack at pretty SUVs. Remember how I said Karl is hard to please?
Motoring journalist colleague Mike Costello, with whom I have had many entertaining arguments over the years, has a bit of a problem with people complaining about Chinese car makers knocking off designs from Western companies. Whether you agree or not doesn’t matter, it’s a good read.