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Peugeot 308 SW GT front
Road tests

Peugeot 308 SW GT review

20 Mar, 2015

Sportier Peugeot 308 SW GT offers plenty of kit, but feels left behind on the road

VW Polo GTI 2015 front
Road tests

VW Polo GTI 2015 review

20 Mar, 2015

Latest VW Polo GTI hits UK roads - can it beat the Ford Fiesta ST in the hot supermini class?

Ford Focus ST Estate 2015 front
In-depth reviews

Ford Focus ST Estate review

The Ford Focus ST Estate mixes the sharp handling and turbo performance of the ST hot hatch with the versatility of an estate car body

New Volvo V60 Polestar 2015 front
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Volvo V60 Polestar 2015 review

5 Feb, 2015

The Volvo V60 Polestar is a hot estate that rivals the Audi S4 Avant - and sounds like an F-Type

Nissan X-Trail front tracking
In-depth reviews

Nissan X-Trail review

The Nissan X-Trail has morphed from rugged 4x4 to car-like crossover, and will appeal to a much wider audience as a result

Dacia Duster front tracking
In-depth reviews

Dacia Duster review

The Dacia Duster is priced like a supermini but has the space and ability to rival the Nissan Qashqai

SEAT Leon Cupra long-termer
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: SEAT Leon Cupra

24 Jan, 2015

First report: Our new Leon SC Cupra hot hatch rockets into our affections

VW Polo GTI DSG - driving
Road tests

VW Polo GTI DSG review

24 Dec, 2014

VW Polo GTI DSG review Volkswagen's Polo supermini offers pace and sophistication in GTI hot hatch guise with the DSG auto 'box

MINI John Cooper Works range

John Cooper Works MINI: a history of the hottest MINIs around

20 Dec, 2014

MINI and Cooper have been linked since the 60s and the John Cooper Works badge is still reserved for the ultimate versions

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet nose
In-depth reviews

Porsche 911 Cabriolet review

The open-top Porsche 911 Cabriolet adds convertible thrills to the traditional rear-engined formula

BMW 3 Series Touring front cornering
In-depth reviews

BMW 3 Series Touring review

The BMW 3 Series estate takes the saloon's winning formula of performance, handling and economy and adds a large dose of practicality

MINI John Cooper Works range

MINI John Cooper Works: a history of the hottest MINIs around

19 Nov, 2014

The MINI and Cooper names have been linked since the 60s and the John Cooper Works badge is still reserved for the ultimate versions

VW Scirocco 1.4 TSI front
Road tests

VW Scirocco 1.4 TSI review

6 Nov, 2014

Familiar Volkswagen Scirocco coupe is still a great buy in 1.4 TSI form

Mazda MX-5 group
Car group tests

Mazda MX-5 ultimate road test: Mk1 vs Mk2 vs Mk3

29 Aug, 2014

To celebrate 25 years of the Mazda MX-5 we brought all three generations of the car to date together for the ultimate road test

Mazda MX-5 MkI front
Road tests

Mazda MX-5 Mk1 (1991 to 1998) review

29 Aug, 2014

The original Mazda MX-5 is getting long in the tooth now but it still delivers on those classic roadster thrills

Mazda MX-5 MkII front tracking
In-depth reviews

Mazda MX-5 Mk2 (1998-2005) review

The second generation MX-5 protected Mazda's winning formula with improvements in key areas

Peugeot 208 1.2 Active front tracking
Road tests

Peugeot 208 Active review

28 Aug, 2014

The Peugeot 208 Active model might just be the pick of the current 208 range

Nissan Qashqai
Road tests

Nissan Qashqai Acenta review

27 Aug, 2014

The mid-range Nissan Qashqai Acenta offers generous spec and an accessible price


New Car Awards 2014 countdown: the contenders

15 Jul, 2014

Which models are in contention for the 2014 Auto Express New Car awards? find out here...

Bentley Continental GT front
In-depth reviews

Bentley Continental GT review

Luxury Bentley Continental GT is a hugely accomplished grand tourer, especially in V8 guise

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