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Car Deal of the Day: brand-new facelifted Volkswagen Golf Match for a fantastic £215 a month
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Car Deal of the Day: brand-new facelifted Volkswagen Golf Match for a fantastic £215 a month

The newly updated VW Golf in Match trim is our Deal of the Day for 12 April
12 Apr 2024
All-new Citroen C3 supermini revealed with petrol or hybrid power and a focus on comfort
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All-new Citroen C3 supermini revealed with petrol or hybrid power and a focus on comfort

The fourth-generation of Citroen’s budget-friendly supermini will also be offered as an EV called the e-C3
11 Apr 2024
New Ford Focus ST Edition is Ford’s “most complete” hot hatch ever
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New Ford Focus ST Edition is Ford’s “most complete” hot hatch ever

Ford is making big claims about its latest fast family car, which adds exclusive equipment but no more power
10 Apr 2024
Cupra Leon review
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Cupra Leon review

Now covering a wide range of options offering tepid to hot performance, there’s something for everyone in the Cupra Leon range
9 Apr 2024
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New Volkswagen Golf 2024: facelifted hatchback icon on sale from 11 April
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New Volkswagen Golf 2024: facelifted hatchback icon on sale from 11 April

The eighth-generation Golf has been given a mid-life refresh - just in time for the model’s 50th birthday
9 Apr 2024
New 2024 Audi S3 revealed with more power and driver focus
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New 2024 Audi S3 revealed with more power and driver focus

The updated Audi S3 hot hatchback has grown some teeth thanks to new chassis hardware and more power
8 Apr 2024
Renault Megane E-Tech review
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Renault Megane E-Tech review

The electric Renault Megane E-Tech impresses with a large boot, lots of standard equipment, and a fine driving experience
5 Apr 2024

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Peugeot 308 and 408 get on trend with new hybrid tech
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Peugeot 308 and 408 get on trend with new hybrid tech

Peugeot’s new Hybrid 136 powertrain offers EV driving capabilities in town and improved fuel economy over existing pure-petrol 308 and 408 models
5 Apr 2024
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Ooh la la! DS 3 and DS 4 receive new self-charging hybrid technology
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Ooh la la! DS 3 and DS 4 receive new self-charging hybrid technology

Upcoming DS self-charging hybrids will be faster and more efficient than petrol units
4 Apr 2024
Best-selling cars 2024: the UK’s top 10 most popular models
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Best-selling cars 2024: the UK’s top 10 most popular models

These are the country’s most popular cars of the year so far, but which is in pole position?
4 Apr 2024
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Volkswagen ID.3 review
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Volkswagen ID.3 review

The Volkswagen ID.3 is a fine electric family hatchback, but its on-board tech remains a source of contention
3 Apr 2024
Skoda Scala review
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Skoda Scala review

Skoda’s family hatch offers a class-leading combination of space, quality, comfort and value
3 Apr 2024
Cupra Born review
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Cupra Born review

The Cupra Born offers a sporty edge over its fellow electric family hatchbacks
2 Apr 2024
Volkswagen ID.3 Harlequin Edition lives up to its name on April 1
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Volkswagen ID.3 Harlequin Edition lives up to its name on April 1

Don't be fooled! Volkswagen has revealed the VW ID.3 Harlequin Edition for April 1
31 Mar 2024
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Car Deal of the Day: 429bhp MG4 XPower is silly fast and ridiculously cheap at £253 a month
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Car Deal of the Day: 429bhp MG4 XPower is silly fast and ridiculously cheap at £253 a month

The MG4 XPower can beat a Porsche 911 to 62mph yet is a fraction of the price, especially with our Deal of the Day for 28 March
28 Mar 2024
Hyundai i30 family hatch gets new lease of life from second facelift
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Hyundai i30 family hatch gets new lease of life from second facelift

The new i30 features more safety tech and sharper styling, plus an even sportier look available with N Line trim
27 Mar 2024
Huge Audi new car blitz to bring us 9 models in 2 years
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Huge Audi new car blitz to bring us 9 models in 2 years

After a quiet few years, the German giant is gearing up for its biggest product onslaught to date
25 Mar 2024
New Volkswagen Golf Black Edition 2024 review: budget GTI hits the right notes
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New Volkswagen Golf Black Edition 2024 review: budget GTI hits the right notes

The current Volkswagen Golf Mk8 signs off in semi-sporty style
23 Mar 2024
Best cheap family cars
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Best cheap family cars

Families don’t come cheap, but these used family cars do
20 Mar 2024
New Audi A3 still planned: entry-level EV to give affordability edge over BMW and Mercedes
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New Audi A3 still planned: entry-level EV to give affordability edge over BMW and Mercedes

Audi will persevere with its plan for an entry-level electric car to replace the existing Audi A3 at a time when rivals will be exiting that market
20 Mar 2024
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New 2024 Skoda Superb hatchback and Estate available to order now: full prices and specs
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New 2024 Skoda Superb hatchback and Estate available to order now: full prices and specs

Prices for the new Skoda Superb start from £34,865, and the first examples are due to arrive in June 2024
14 Mar 2024
Volkswagen ID.3 GTX revealed: the electric GTI we’ve been waiting for?
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Volkswagen ID.3 GTX revealed: the electric GTI we’ve been waiting for?

VW has finally given its ID.3 electric car some serious firepower, and it all goes to the back wheels
13 Mar 2024
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New Audi A3 gets light facelift – in more ways than one
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New Audi A3 gets light facelift – in more ways than one

Audi’s updated premium hatchback gets a minor nip and tuck, with new, selectable lighting patterns
11 Mar 2024
Mazda 3 Takumi long-term test: a dent can’t take the shine off our stylish hatch
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Mazda 3 Takumi long-term test: a dent can’t take the shine off our stylish hatch

Second report: crash, bang, wallop; our dented door isn’t pretty as a picture
11 Mar 2024
Cheapest cars to insure in the UK 2024
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Cheapest cars to insure in the UK 2024

Looking for a car that’s cheap to insure? We’ve listed the cars with the cheapest insurance group ratings on sale in the UK today
8 Mar 2024
Car Deal of the Day: Kia XCeed is quirky, appealing and cheap at just £206 per month
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Car Deal of the Day: Kia XCeed is quirky, appealing and cheap at just £206 per month

With eye-catching design, a well-built cabin and the right price, the Kia XCeed is our Deal of the Day for 7 March
7 Mar 2024
Car Deal of the Day: enjoy the Peugeot 308 for 10,000 miles a year at an astounding £157 a month
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Car Deal of the Day: enjoy the Peugeot 308 for 10,000 miles a year at an astounding £157 a month

Our Car Deal of the Day for 5 March is the debonair Peugeot 308 with a plentiful mileage limit
5 Mar 2024
Citroen C4 and C4 X get new hybrid setup and extended 260-mile EV range
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Citroen C4 and C4 X get new hybrid setup and extended 260-mile EV range

The Citroen C4 hatchback and C4 X high-riding saloon are now available with a 48V hybrid, while the electric e-C4 and e-C4 X receive a larger 54kWh ba…
4 Mar 2024
Car Deal of the Day: Nissan Leaf is a proper family EV for £185 per month
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Car Deal of the Day: Nissan Leaf is a proper family EV for £185 per month

Well-built, practical and refined are all great reasons to get a Nissan Leaf - our Deal of the Day from 1 March
1 Mar 2024
Dacia heads for VW Golf and Ford Focus territory with new C-Neo that’s definitely ‘not an SUV’
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Dacia heads for VW Golf and Ford Focus territory with new C-Neo that’s definitely ‘not an SUV’

As big names vacate the traditional C-segment, Dacia sees an opportunity for its new petrol family car
27 Feb 2024
Car Deal of the Day: Comfortable, great-value Citroen C4 family hatchback for just £138 per month
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Car Deal of the Day: Comfortable, great-value Citroen C4 family hatchback for just £138 per month

Funky French family car with all the kit you’ll need is our Car Deal of the Day for 26 February
26 Feb 2024
New Vauxhall Astra Hybrid available as family hatch and Sport Tourer estate
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New Vauxhall Astra Hybrid available as family hatch and Sport Tourer estate

48V hybrid technology offers improved fuel economy and CO2 emissions compared to pure-petrol Astras, with prices starting from £30,025
21 Feb 2024
New plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius gets £37k starting price
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New plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius gets £37k starting price

Super-sleek hatchback offers 53-mile of electric range, with order books due to open in March
20 Feb 2024
Car Deal of the Day: SEAT Leon is a sporty family hatch for under £200 per month
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Car Deal of the Day: SEAT Leon is a sporty family hatch for under £200 per month

This SEAT Leon comes in stylish FR trim and is our Deal of the Day for 19 February
19 Feb 2024