Site top menu
With its bold looks and frugal petrol engine range, Mitsubishi's new Colt has a serious point to prove.
There's much more to Renault than wild styling and crash test success. The French firm is also famous for transforming its family hatches into cult drivers' cars.
Just look at Renault's new Grand Scenic. The compact MPV has piled on the pounds to square up to rivals such as the recently launched VW Touran and forthcoming Toyota Corolla Verso.
It seems that Audi isn't happy to let BMW court all the hype and controversy.
Here in the Auto Express office, the DB7 won an unofficial award, but we doubt Aston Martin will be too proud. We decided that it was the Most Disappointing Car We Had Ever Driven.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's SEAT's new Altea, a sporty mini-MPV that the Spanish firm has declared is the world's first Multi Sport Vehicle, or MSV.
While the Fiesta and Fusion have been treated to two new gearboxes, Ford has also set its engineers to work on a new Continuously Variable Transmission for its larger Focus C-MAX MPV.
Twenty years ago, gearbox options were limited, to say the least. If you drove a prestigious vehicle, you had five ratios, anything small had four and autos three.
For many, the attraction of owning a convertible is to feel the wind in their hair. If that's you, then be careful with Audi's new S4 Cabriolet, as it has enough grunt to blow your barnet clean off!
It's never easy to predict what the classics of tomorrow will be, but the Renaultsport Clio 172 would certainly be on our list of hot hatches to remember.
Auto Express Editorial Offices
30 Cleveland Street
London, W1T 4JD
T: +44 20 7907 6000
Auto Express Subscriptions
800 Guillat Avenue
Kent Science Park
Kent, ME9 8GUT: 0844 844 0026Email |
Web siteOverseas subscriptions:
T: +44 1795 592901
© Copyright Dennis Publishing Limited.Auto Express is a trademark of Felix Dennis.