The brief was simple: transport two people and their luggage across France cheaply, efficiently and in comfort. Low European diesel prices and high fuel economy meant an oil-burner was the obvious choice - but surely not a Nissan Micra?
It hardly seems fair! Citroen's stylish three-door C4 grabs all the attention, yet the five-door is expected to do the hard work and become the top seller. We have covered the coup� from every angle recently.
It's been five years in the making and has stirred more controversy than any other car. But finally, Range Rover's new 'baby', the Range Rover Sport, has broken cover - and Auto Express has the first official pictures.
If you're looking for a second-hand supermini boasting the latest design and technology, you can't get much fresher than the Ford Fiesta. Launched in April 2002, the model was brand new from the ground up.
Those who keep a close eye on the comings and goings of our long-term fleet will notice our Honda Accord Tourer seems to have changed colour. In fact, it's a whole new car - Milano Red this time, rather than Indigo Blue Pearl.