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2014 Porsche Cayman front
In-depth reviews

Porsche Cayman review

Porsche Cayman is the best sports car you can buy, with the awesome GT4 topping the range

Audi RS3 long-term test - third report header
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Audi RS3

3 Feb, 2016

Third report: Thrilling hot hatch's engine is a true work of art

Skoda Citigo Sport front corner
In-depth reviews

Skoda Citigo review

Crowned the Auto Express Best City Car for four years running, the Skoda Citigo is as spacious as the VW up! - and cheaper

Infiniti Q30 2.2 diesel 2016 - front tracking cropped
Road tests

Infiniti Q30 2.2 diesel 2016 review

22 Jan, 2016

The new premium hatch is built in Britain, so we see if it makes sense on our roads

Ford Focus RS 2016
Road tests

New Ford Focus RS 2016 review

18 Jan, 2016

Ford's legendary RS brand returns with the new Ford Focus RS setting a new hot hatch standard

New Lexus GS F 2016 - front tracking 2
Road tests

New Lexus GS F 2016 review

14 Oct, 2015

Lexus GS F takes a refreshingly old-school approach with its 5.0-litre V8 but can it out muscle the BMW M5 and Audi RS6?

Road tests

Vauxhall Insignia Whisper diesel 2016 review

14 Jan, 2016

New diesel engine gives the family car a well-needed lift

VW Touran 2.0 TDI DSG - front
Road tests

VW Touran 2.0 TDI DSG automatic review

22 Dec, 2015

Has latest-generation Volkswagen Touran shaken off staid and sensible image?

Mazda CX-3 - front action
In-depth reviews

Mazda CX-3 review

The supermini-based Mazda CX-3 crossover combines chunky looks with a fun driving experience, and rivals the Nissan Juke


Driving coach to the stars: A Vauxhall Astra masterclass

10 Dec, 2015

We meet the man who’s used an Astra to teach some of motorsport’s top names how to boost their skills

Jaguar XF R-Sport - front action
Road tests

Jaguar XF 2.0D 2015 review

27 Nov, 2015

Jaguar's second generation XF exec saloon has impressed in V6 diesel spec but is the popular four-cylinder as good?

Land Rover Discovery Sport - front static
In-depth reviews

Land Rover Discovery Sport review

The Land Rover Discovery Sport is an upmarket, quality seven-seat compact SUV, and a very fine replacement for the old Freelander

Vauxhall Insignia head on
In-depth reviews

Vauxhall Insignia review

The Vauxhall Insignia hatchback offers plenty of style and comfort to rival the Ford Mondeo

Volkswagen Golf R Estate front
Road tests

Volkswagen Golf R Estate 2015 review

30 Oct, 2015

The ever-impressive VW Golf R super-hatch with a 605-litre boot. What's not to like?

Ferrari 488 GTB tracking
In-depth reviews

Ferrari 488 GTB review

Ferocious performance and agile handling mean the stunning Ferrari 488 GTB coupe and Spider are far from your usual entry-level machines

Ferrari 488 Spider - roof down driving
Road tests

New Ferrari 488 Spider review

13 Oct, 2015

How do you make the Ferrari 488 GTB supercar even more exciting? The roofless 488 Spider has the answer

Land Rover Defender Heritage - front cornering
Road tests

Land Rover Defender Heritage Edition review

2 Oct, 2015

4x4 favourite bows out in style with retro-themed beauty

Mercedes GLE Coupe - front action
Road tests

Mercedes GLE Coupe 2015 review

4 Sep, 2015

Sleek new Mercedes GLE Coupe SUV has its sights set firmly on BMW’s X6

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS - front cornering
Road tests

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS review

28 Aug, 2015

Muscle car is now fitted with paddleshift auto transmission

VW Golf GTI - final header
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Volkswagen Golf GTI

18 Aug, 2015

Final report: Brilliant hot hatch is set to leave our fleet… but not if our man can help it

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