Family hatchbacks

Volkswagen ID.3 long-term test: electric hatch excels as urban runabout
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Long-term tests

Volkswagen ID.3 long-term test: electric hatch excels as urban runabout

First report: it feels like a new beginning for our man with an electric hatch
29 Nov 2023
Toyota Corolla GR Sport long-term test: a high-quality but slightly cramped hybrid
Auto Express features editor Chris Rosamond and his family standing behind the Toyota Corolla
Long-term tests

Toyota Corolla GR Sport long-term test: a high-quality but slightly cramped hybrid

Final report: a trip to the West Country underlines our hatchback’s strong points
17 Nov 2023
Cheapest electric cars on sale 2023
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Cheapest electric cars on sale 2023

Electric cars are often dismissed for being too expensive, so we've put together a list of the ten cheapest electric cars money can buy
15 Nov 2023
New 2024 Volkswagen Golf: back to basics for mid-life facelift
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New 2024 Volkswagen Golf: back to basics for mid-life facelift

The Golf will take a U-turn with interior technology and get a new exterior look
13 Nov 2023
Cheapest cars to insure in the UK 2023
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Cheapest cars to insure in the UK 2023

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
9 Nov 2023
Kia Ceed review
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Kia Ceed review

The Kia Ceed is one of the firm’s best-selling cars, and the latest model is a hatchback front-runner
8 Nov 2023
Volkswagen Golf review
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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 Nov 2023

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Best-selling cars 2023: the UK’s top 10 most popular models
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Best-selling cars 2023: the UK’s top 10 most popular models

2022’s best-seller had another strong registrations boost in October, but it's yet to overtake the Ford Puma
6 Nov 2023
Deal of the Day: Hot £218 per month deal on a Cupra Leon warm hatch
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Deal of the Day: Hot £218 per month deal on a Cupra Leon warm hatch

A sporty, family-sized hatchback on a £218 a month lease? It had to be our Deal of the Day for November 1st
1 Nov 2023
Fresh look at new 2024 Skoda Superb thanks to latest sketches
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Fresh look at new 2024 Skoda Superb thanks to latest sketches

Skoda’s fourth-generation Superb will seek improvement to practicality and technology
25 Oct 2023
Deal of the Day: four years’ free charging and a BYD Dolphin for £334 a month
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Deal of the Day: four years’ free charging and a BYD Dolphin for £334 a month

The award winning BYD Dolphin looks decent value on £334 lease and great value with four years of free charging thrown in. 
20 Oct 2023
Honda Civic review
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Honda Civic review

The hybrid-powered Honda Civic is a frugal, well-equipped family hatchback that really impresses
18 Oct 2023
MG4 Trophy Long Range: long-term test review
Auto Express deputy editor Richard Ingram standing with the MG4 Trophy Long Range at an MG event at Beaulieu
Long-term tests

MG4 Trophy Long Range: long-term test review

Final report: MG has a long and rich heritage but how does its latest, all-electric model go down with enthusiasts of the brand’s older cars?
16 Oct 2023
The most important cars of the last 35 years
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The most important cars of the last 35 years

We’ve reviewed hundreds of models over the past 35 years, but these are the ones that our team believes really made a difference
13 Oct 2023
Deal of the day: a family favourite Ford Focus for less than £200 per month
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Deal of the day: a family favourite Ford Focus for less than £200 per month

The Ford Focus is still one of the best-driving hatchbacks on the market – and it looks even better value on a stonking lease deal, in well-specced Ac…
11 Oct 2023
New Peugeot E-308 2023 review
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New Peugeot E-308 2023 review

The new Peugeot E-308 carries over the strength of its combustion-engined sibling, but it looks expensive compared to its rivals
10 Oct 2023
Deal of the day: Ora Funky Cat family-sized EV for less than £190 per month
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Deal of the day: Ora Funky Cat family-sized EV for less than £190 per month

Get past the name and the GWM Ora Funky Cat can offer a great, affordable way into an EV – especially at less than £190 per month
10 Oct 2023
Big price cuts on Vauxhall Astra Electric and Mokka Electric thanks to new trim level
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Big price cuts on Vauxhall Astra Electric and Mokka Electric thanks to new trim level

Vauxhall’s entry-level Design trim is also available for the facelifted Corsa Electric
10 Oct 2023
Deal of the day: Stay classy with a VW Golf for under £190 per month
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Deal of the day: Stay classy with a VW Golf for under £190 per month

VW’s do-it-all family hatch is keenly priced on the leasing market right now, and our deal of the day for October 6
6 Oct 2023
Used Toyota Corolla (Mk12, 2019-date) review
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Used Toyota Corolla (Mk12, 2019-date) review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Toyota Corolla covering the Corolla Mk12 that has been on sale since 2019
6 Oct 2023
New Ora Funky Cat First Edition+ ups range and price
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New Ora Funky Cat First Edition+ ups range and price

Just 50 examples of the Ora Funky Cat First Edition+ will come to the UK, with a bigger battery and extra kit
2 Oct 2023
UK prices and specs announced for new 2024 Skoda Scala
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UK prices and specs announced for new 2024 Skoda Scala

Refreshed Scala offers lots of kit for not much money
29 Sep 2023
MG4 EV review
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MG4 EV review

The MG4 EV’s sharp styling, spacious interior and impressive efficiency mean it’s one of the best electric cars around
27 Sep 2023
New all-electric Peugeot E-308 priced from £40,050
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New all-electric Peugeot E-308 priced from £40,050

Peugeot’s stylish all-electric E-308 hatchback is priced from £255 more than the Vauxhall Astra Electric
20 Sep 2023
New BYD Dolphin UK review
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New BYD Dolphin UK review

Not a thrilling drive but otherwise the BYD Dolphin a thoroughly well resolved small electric car package that doesn’t feel cheap, but is
14 Sep 2023
New Volkswagen Golf to live on in the electric era with hot Golf R flagship
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New Volkswagen Golf to live on in the electric era with hot Golf R flagship

Volkswagen has no plans to axe the VW Golf name as its switch to electric power comes to fruition. If anything, it’s the future of the ID electric bra…
11 Sep 2023
Smart #1 vs Renault Megane E-Tech: 2023 twin test review
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Smart #1 vs Renault Megane E-Tech: 2023 twin test review

The Smart #1 marks the dawn of a new era for the former city car maker. Does it have the measure of the Renault Megane?
9 Sep 2023
New Volkswagen Golf Black Edition on sale from £31,985
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New Volkswagen Golf Black Edition on sale from £31,985

The VW Golf Black Edition comes with some bespoke design tweaks and the option of hybrid power
7 Sep 2023
New MG4 Extended Range 2023 review
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New MG4 Extended Range 2023 review

The new MG4 Extended Range has joined the brand's line-up with over 300 miles promised between charges
7 Sep 2023
Volkswagen ID.3 vs MG4: 2023 twin test review
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Volkswagen ID.3 vs MG4: 2023 twin test review

Is it second time lucky for the Volkswagen ID.3? We see if early updates can see off the MG4
2 Sep 2023
Dacia Sandero Stepway review
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Dacia Sandero Stepway review

The Dacia Sandero Stepway adds an essence of SUV style to the budget-friendly supermini
30 Aug 2023
Top 10 best hatchbacks to buy 2023
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Top 10 best hatchbacks to buy 2023

We’ve selected our top ten best family hatchbacks so you don’t have to.
24 Aug 2023
DS 4 E-Tense 225: long-term test review
Auto Express pictures editor Dawn Grant standing with the DS 4 E-Tense
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DS 4 E-Tense 225: long-term test review

Final report: we’re going to miss our PHEV’s comfort and practicality
9 Aug 2023
New 2023 MG4: 323-mile Extended Range arrives
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New 2023 MG4: 323-mile Extended Range arrives

MG has officially announced figures for the MG4 Extended Range
8 Aug 2023