Family hatchbacks

Used Peugeot 308 review
Peugeot 308

Used Peugeot 308 review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Peugeot 308 covering the 308 Mk2 (2014-date)
28 Oct 2020
New Hyundai i30 Fastback N Line 2020 review
Hyundai i30 Fastback

New Hyundai i30 Fastback N Line 2020 review

The new Hyundai i30 Fastback N Line looks great, but what's it like from behind the wheel? We find out...
26 Oct 2020
Fiat Tipo facelifted with new SUV inspired Tipo Cross introduced
Fiat Tipo

Fiat Tipo facelifted with new SUV inspired Tipo Cross introduced

The tough new Fiat Tipo Cross joins the facelifted family hatchback's line-up
26 Oct 2020
New Mercedes A-Class Exclusive Edition revealed
Mercedes A-Class

New Mercedes A-Class Exclusive Edition revealed

Two new trim-levels have been launched for the Mercedes A-Class hatchback, both of which come with a more generous level of standard equipment
26 Oct 2020
New 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS iV PHEV prices revealed
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS iV PHEV prices revealed

Hot new Skoda Octavia vRS iV plug-in hybrid will have a starting price of £35,020
22 Oct 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.
22 Oct 2020
Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Octavia
Skoda Octavia

Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Octavia

The Auto Express Car of the Year for 2020 is the Skoda Octavia
13 Oct 2020

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New 2020 SEAT Leon: PHEV model to cost from £30,970
SEAT Leon - front
SEAT Leon

New 2020 SEAT Leon: PHEV model to cost from £30,970

The fourth-generation SEAT Leon now boasts a plug-in eHybrid option, which is available in the UK from just under £31k
12 Oct 2020
Best-selling cars in the UK 2020
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Best-selling cars in the UK 2020

The Vauxhall Corsa makes up ground on the Ford Fiesta as the race for Britain's best-selling car heats up
5 Oct 2020
New Volkswagen ID.3 2020 review
Volkswagen ID.3

New Volkswagen ID.3 2020 review

The new all-electric Volkswagen ID.3 has arrived on UK roads, but is it now the best electric car on sale
2 Oct 2020
New Audi A3 40 TFSI e PHEV revealed with 41-mile electric range
Audi A3

New Audi A3 40 TFSI e PHEV revealed with 41-mile electric range

New Audi A3 40 TFSI e model promises 201bhp, CO2 emissions of 31g/km and an electric-only range of 41 miles
29 Sep 2020
Next-generation Honda Civic revealed in patent images
Family hatchbacks

Next-generation Honda Civic revealed in patent images

The 11th-generation Honda Civic will be slightly longer and wider than its predecessor, in an effort to fill the gap left by the Accord
29 Sep 2020
New Dacia Sandero grows-up but aims to keep cheapest car crown
Dacia Sandero

New Dacia Sandero grows-up but aims to keep cheapest car crown

Due by the end of 2020, the new Dacia Sandero gets a modern Renault platform and the same low, low price
29 Sep 2020
Audi A3 vs Mercedes A-Class
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Audi A3 vs Mercedes A-Class

The Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class are strong competitors in the premium hatchback market - we find out which is best
19 Sep 2020
Skoda Octavia review
Skoda Octavia

Skoda Octavia review

The latest Skoda Octavia cranks up the quality, but it’s just as practical and family-friendly as ever.
8 Sep 2020
New 2020 Honda Civic Type R: UK prices revealed for updated line-up
Honda Civic Type R

New 2020 Honda Civic Type R: UK prices revealed for updated line-up

The lightweight limited edition model has sold out, but the subtle Honda Civic Type R Sport Line model now joins the range
7 Sep 2020
New Kia Ceed iMT 48V mild hybrid review
Kia Ceed

New Kia Ceed iMT 48V mild hybrid review

Kia’s ingenious new fuel-saving manual transmission lets the Ceed hatchback coast even when it’s in gear.
28 Aug 2020
Used Hyundai ix20 review
Used car tests

Used Hyundai ix20 review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Hyundai ix20 covering the ix20 Mk1 (2010-date)
28 Aug 2020
New Mercedes A 250 e 2020 review
Mercedes A-Class Hatchback

New Mercedes A 250 e 2020 review

Does the plug-in Mercedes A 250 e have more going for it than claimed economy of over 250mpg and low emissions?
21 Aug 2020
Audi A3 review
Audi A3

Audi A3 review

Subtle exterior changes and a tech-laden interior help the Audi A3 maintain its position as a premium family hatchback.
21 Aug 2020
Used Renault Megane review
Renault Megane

Used Renault Megane review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Renault Megane covering the Megane Mk4 (2016-date)
16 Aug 2020
New Audi A3 2020 review
Audi A3 Hatchback

New Audi A3 2020 review

The new Audi A3 Sportback hatch ramps up the tech and quality
14 Aug 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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