There's been a revolution in the UK's new car market over the past three years. Not only are buyers demanding greater practicality, but image is more important than ever. And that's why the premium estate market has seen a boom.
So 'R' you ready for blast-off? Now that MG's engineers have put the finishing touches to the firm's range-topping SV-R, and buyers are taking delivery, Auto Express is the first magazine to drive the car.
Coupes are not practical cars - unless you own a Mazda RX-8. Our 228bhp Hi-Power model has provided a breath of fresh air on our long-term fleet for the past year, because not only can you fit four adults in, but the boot is a decent size, too.
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.