Ed Coles

Ed Coles
Subaru Forester E-Boxer

Subaru launched the Forester in 1997. Initially based on the Impreza, it gained a reputation for being a hard-wearing, no-nonsense, go-anywhere vehicle. It soon proved popular with country folk. Subaru…

Jaguar F-Pace front

Jaguar joined the SUV market with the launch of the Jaguar F-Pace in 2015. Although popular, it’s been hovering under the countryman’s radar compared with some of its competitors and…

Suzuki Jimny

The Suzuki Jimny doesn’t need much introduction; the wee Japanese 4×4 has earned itself a cult status and many, including yours truly, were thrilled when the latest Jimny was released…

Land Rover Defender 110 Hardtop

The word legend gets thrown around all too often, but in the case of the Land Rover Defender 110, it’s well deserved. Whether for duties on the farm, transporting our…

SsangYong Rexton Ultimate

The SUV market is bursting with choice and SsangYong has thrown an even bigger hat into the mix with its all-new SsangYong Rexton Ultimate. Previously, the Rexton was a remodelled…

Land Rover Defender 90

The Land Rover Defender was a mainstay of rural and military life for quite some time. After a four-year gap waiting for the updated version, I was more than keen…

Aston Martin DBX

Renowned for producing high-end sports cars for secret agents and wealthy connoisseurs, Aston Martin is the latest to add an SUV to its range with the all-new DBX. Gimmick or…

Land Rover Discovery 5

The mighty ‘Disco’ has gained many followers over the past three decades, most sporting some sort of country attire rather than looking like an extra from Saturday Night Fever. The…

Volkswagen Touareg

As the sleek Volkswagen Touareg pulled up, I thought: “This looks like a proper big-boy motor.” We’re taking a look at Volkswagen’s Black Edition, a three-litre TDI V6, and I’m…

Nissan Navara N-Guard

While waiting for the latest incarnation of the Nissan Navara to turn up, I couldn’t help thinking it’s a shame that it may well be the last. Apparently, we will…

Jeep Renegade 4xe Trailhawk

Jeep’s baby SUV burst on to the scene in 2015 and has become a popular little runaround for town and country. So much so that I know of someone who’s…

Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler doesn’t need much of an introduction — there’s no mistaking the legendary looks. It has been on the roads and off the beaten track in various guises…

Hyandai Sante Fe front

Hyundai was once known as a cheap and cheerful manufacturer, but things have changed in recent years. The South Korean outfit has upped its game considerably and that progress is…

Volvo XC90

I was surprised when I learned that the Volvo XC90 has been on our roads for 18 years. The overall silhouette hasn’t changed dramatically in two decades, but it is…

Audi Q3 Sportback

I wasn’t sure what to expect as I waited for the Audi Q3 Sportback, Audi’s latest Q range model, to arrive. As it pulled down the driveway, the first impression…