Our cars: Golf, Range Rover and SX4 S-Cross

Read the latest updates on the What Car? long-term test fleet. The VW Golf’s tyre choice might surprise some owners, and the Range Rover goes on a trip to Glastonbury music festival.
Some VW Golf owners might be surprised at the brand of tyre fitted to their car as standard
Some VW Golf owners might be surprised at the brand of tyre fitted to their car as standard

Every day, we take a look at a few of the cars that we are living with. Today, it's the turn of the Volkswagen Golf, Range Rover and Suzuki SX4 S-Cross.

Volkswagen Golf

All this fiddling about with tyre pressures has had me wondering what Golf owners, or rather 1.6 TDI Golf owners, would make of their car’s brand of tyres, assuming it’s still on the set fitted in the factory.

You see, in my experience those who run a VW Golf tend to be a little sniffy about car brands and models. Tell them you drive a Ford Focus and they’re likely to give you the same look they express when they step in something nasty on the pavement.

So I can only imagine their faces when they discover their pride and joy is wearing not Pirellis or Michelins but Hankooks.

Not that there’s anything wrong with this South Korean make. Hankook is the seventh largest tyre company in the world, and it seems to know what it’s doing if the way my Golf performs on the road is anything to go by.

By Rob Keenan
Rob.Keenan@whatcar.com

Read all of our updates on life with our VW Golf 1.6 TDI 105.

In the car park

Product executive Niki Sorabjee takes the Range Rover to Glastonbury. It’s the huge space inside and surprising economy that impress him the most.

Deputy art editor Michele Hall finally uses the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross’s cupholders for their intended purpose.

Read more about our long-term test fleet.

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