EcoSports for beach festival? Shore thing!

We helped out at the world’s biggest free beach and watersports festival by providing two EcoSport SUVs to the team – one as a lifeguard vehicle. The “Paddle Round the Pier” festival, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, attracted a crowd of more than 40,000 to watch as intrepid seafarers paddled their way around […]

Everything you need to know about SUVs

The modern sports utility vehicle (SUV) can trace its roots back to rugged but lightweight vehicles like the WW2-era Willys Jeep developed for military use, and the original post-war Land Rover designed for farmers. The “SUV” of old wouldn’t be suitable for modern families. They were uncomfortable – with a pair of straps instead of […]

Testers turn ‘Sherlock Holmes’ to family-proof cars

As modern families turn cars into mobile beauty salons and dinner tables, our test team in Europe is forced to come up with new and diabolical ways to family-proof cars. Torture testing includes beauty and grooming products alongside coffee and fizzy drinks.  The team is even testing to ensure interiors can withstand red-hot hair straighteners, […]

Survey shows SUVs are must-have car for Millennials

Are you aged between 17 and 34? Then the chances are high that when it comes to choosing a new car – an SUV tops the wish list. That’s according to a new survey we commissioned of 5,000 people across the U.K. and Europe that found that one in four of so-called Millennials in the […]

Wheel you or won’t you?

For some it’s a question of style, for others practicality – and individual taste plays a role too. What are we talking about? Whether to have a rear-mounted spare wheel on an SUV of course! For the first time we are making our EcoSport SUV available to customers with or without a rear‑mounted spare wheel. […]

What’s in store for 2015?

We thought 2014 was a busy year. (Check out our “In Case You Missed It” round-ups, part 0ne and two if you want to check). Well, this year we are planning what will be one of our busiest years ever. Around 45 per cent of the cars we sell are expected to be new, or […]

You’ll never believe what happened at work…

There are busy days at work and there are the days when you appear in a video alongside Godzilla and a tiger, and pull four vans with your bare hands – sideways. Mind you, delivering 25 vehicles in five years – as we promised two years ago – doesn’t leave you a lot of time […]