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250bhp Mazda 3 Turbo variant not coming to the UK
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250bhp Mazda 3 Turbo variant not coming to the UK

Hotter 250bhp turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine lands in Mazda 3 family hatch, but European sales won’t happen
5 Aug 2020
Best-selling cars in the UK 2020
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Best-selling cars in the UK 2020

The Ford Fiesta maintains the title of best-selling car in the UK for 2020, despite coming second in July to the Vauxhall Corsa
5 Aug 2020
New Skoda Scala SE Technology trim targets fleet customers
Skoda Scala

New Skoda Scala SE Technology trim targets fleet customers

The new fleet-focused Skoda Scala SE Technology trim level sits between the mid-range SE L model and flagship Monte Carlo
27 Jul 2020
Volkwagen introduces United trim editions for its Polo, T-Cross and T-Roc models
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Volkwagen introduces United trim editions for its Polo, T-Cross and T-Roc models

United models add more kit to trio of compact Volkswagens, but at a reduced price over the trim levels on which they’re based
24 Jul 2020
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New 2020 Renault Megane facelift: prices confirmed
Renault Megane

New 2020 Renault Megane facelift: prices confirmed

The updated Renault Megane range will be available to order in the UK from August, with prices starting from £20,740
24 Jul 2020
Ford Focus review
Ford Focus - front tracking
Ford Focus

Ford Focus review

The Ford Focus is a great-handling family hatchback that matches is rivals on interior quality and cabin space.
23 Jul 2020
New Skoda Octavia 2020 review
Skoda Octavia

New Skoda Octavia 2020 review

Estate version of new Skoda Octavia impressed us. Now it’s the hatchback’s turn
23 Jul 2020

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New Hyundai i30 prototype review
Hyundai i30

New Hyundai i30 prototype review

The Hyundai i30 has been facelifted for 2020. We hit the road in a prototype model ahead of its official arrival
21 Jul 2020
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New 2020 Audi A3: prices and specs confirmed
Audi A3

New 2020 Audi A3: prices and specs confirmed

The fourth-generation Audi A3 is on sale now, in both hatchback and saloon body styles – and a starting price of £23,300
13 Jul 2020
SEAT Leon vs Volkswagen Golf vs Ford Focus
Family hatchbacks

SEAT Leon vs Volkswagen Golf vs Ford Focus

The Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and SEAT Leon are all long established hatchbacks - we find out which is best among the latest crop
11 Jul 2020
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New Skoda Octavia vRS 2020 ride review
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New Skoda Octavia vRS 2020 ride review

We get our first taste of 242bhp Skoda Octavia vRS with Skoda tech development boss Christian Strube in the driver’s seat
10 Jul 2020
New Cupra el-Born electric hot hatch offers 310-mile range
Cupra el-Born

New Cupra el-Born electric hot hatch offers 310-mile range

The sporty Cupra el-Born is the Spanish brand’s first all-electric vehicle – and it has a maximum claimed range of 310 miles
8 Jul 2020
Volkswagen Golf review
Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf review

The Mk8 Golf offers cleaner engines, an updated interior and the latest on-board tech, but it can’t quite reach the top of the class.
7 Jul 2020
New Skoda Octavia vRS line-up completed as petrol and diesel models arrive
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New Skoda Octavia vRS line-up completed as petrol and diesel models arrive

Skoda has unwrapped the complete Octavia line-up, which now offers a choice of petrol, diesel or plug-in hybrid powertrains
3 Jul 2020
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New SEAT Leon 2020 review
SEAT Leon

New SEAT Leon 2020 review

We sample the new fourth-generation SEAT Leon hatch on British roads for the first time
25 Jun 2020
New Ford Focus Ecoboost Hybrid engines arrive with Zetec Edition trim level
Ford Focus

New Ford Focus Ecoboost Hybrid engines arrive with Zetec Edition trim level

Two new mild-hybrid engine options arrive on Ford’s Focus hatch priced from £23,610, there's new interior tech and a minor equipment boost, too
22 Jun 2020
New Volkswagen ID.3 2020 review
Volkswagen ID.3

New Volkswagen ID.3 2020 review

The new all-electric Volkswagen ID.3 is finally on the road, and we're one of the first to get behind the wheel
11 Jun 2020
Peugeot 308 updated with new tech and trim-levels
Peugeot 308

Peugeot 308 updated with new tech and trim-levels

Peugeot has given the 308 hatchback a minor update for 2020, adding fresh interior technology and some new customisation options
11 Jun 2020
New Volkswagen Golf 2020 UK review
Volkswagen Golf

New Volkswagen Golf 2020 UK review

The new Volkswagen Golf will have to perform well on British roads to live up to its legendary name
5 Jun 2020
Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X: long-term test review
Mazda 3 Hatchback

Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X: long-term test review

Fourth report: More opportunity to drive gives Mazda 3 chance to shine
4 Jun 2020
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New 2020 Citroen C3 facelift: prices announced
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Citroen C3 Hatchback

New 2020 Citroen C3 facelift: prices announced

The facelifted Citroen C3 supermini is on sale in the UK now, with prices starting from £16,280
1 Jun 2020
Renault to cut 15,000 jobs
Renault

Renault to cut 15,000 jobs

French car maker announces huge wave global redundancies as part of €2bn savings package; eight per cent of workforce lost
29 May 2020
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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf: UK prices and specs
Volkswagen Golf

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf: UK prices and specs

Volkswagen has added a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine to the Mk8 Golf range, lowering its base-price to £23,300
28 May 2020
Used Vauxhall Astra review
Vauxhall Astra

Used Vauxhall Astra review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Vauxhall Astra covering the Astra Mk7 (2015-date)
27 May 2020
Special edition Citroen C1 JCC+ adds new style to city car line-up
Citroen C1

Special edition Citroen C1 JCC+ adds new style to city car line-up

New limited edition C1 created through collaboration with French fashion designer, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
27 May 2020
New Citroen C3 Aircross RipCurl special edition launched
Citroen C3 Aircross

New Citroen C3 Aircross RipCurl special edition launched

Citroen continues its four-year partnership with the Australian surfwear brand, RipCurl, with a new special edition version of the C3 Aircross
26 May 2020
Toyota Corolla Hybrid Excel: long-term test review
Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Toyota Corolla Hybrid Excel: long-term test review

Fourth report: Toyota Corolla family hatchback’s credentials get put to test with a new arrival in Wilson clan
21 May 2020
Volkswagen Golf, Polo, Passat set to die in all-electric markets
Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf, Polo, Passat set to die in all-electric markets

Famous VW nameplates make way for ID models only in markets that only sell electric cars
14 May 2020
New Mercedes A 220 d 2020 review
Mercedes A-Class

New Mercedes A 220 d 2020 review

Diesel still sells well, which stands this latest Mercedes A 220 d hatchback in good stead
6 May 2020
Cheapest cars to run 2020
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Cheapest cars to run 2020

There’s more to car running costs that fuel economy, insurance or depreciation alone, the cheapest cars to run save you cash across the board...
6 May 2020
New 2020 SEAT Leon: UK prices and specs confirmed
SEAT Leon - front
SEAT Leon

New 2020 SEAT Leon: UK prices and specs confirmed

The fourth-generation SEAT Leon is available to order in the UK now, priced from £19,855
5 May 2020
Mazda 2 vs Ford Fiesta
Family hatchbacks

Mazda 2 vs Ford Fiesta

Revised Mazda 2 supermini takes on nation’s biggest seller to find the UK’s best-value small hatch
2 May 2020
Most reliable small cars to buy 2020
Driver Power

Most reliable small cars to buy 2020

Looking for a reliable small car? Our 2020 Driver Power survey can help…
1 May 2020
New 2020 Honda Jazz: UK prices, specifications and equipment
Honda Jazz Hatchback

New 2020 Honda Jazz: UK prices, specifications and equipment

Honda has launched its latest rival for the Toyota Yaris, which features a new hybrid powertrain, a fresh platform and a base-price £18,985
1 May 2020