Family hatchbacks

Fiat Panda and Tipo Garmin special editions arrive
Fiat Panda and Tipo Garmin special editions
Fiat

Fiat Panda and Tipo Garmin special editions arrive

New look for Panda and Tipo thanks to Fiat and Garmin collaboration
16 May 2022
New Fiat Tipo Hybrid 2022 review
New Fiat Tipo Hybrid 2022 - front
Fiat Tipo

New Fiat Tipo Hybrid 2022 review

The Fiat Tipo gets hybrid power for the first time, but does electrification take it to the next level?
13 May 2022
New 2022 Peugeot 308 goes on sale from £25,270
2022 Peugeot 308 reveal
Peugeot 308

New 2022 Peugeot 308 goes on sale from £25,270

Peugeot’s latest 308 retains an estate variant and gets hybrid power for the first time
12 May 2022
New Peugeot 308 2022 review
Peugeot 308 UK - front
Peugeot 308

New Peugeot 308 2022 review

We try the all-new Peugeot 308 on British roads to see if it stands a chance in the competitive hatchback class
10 May 2022
New 2023 BMW 1 Series spied in hot M135i guise
BMW 1 Series facelift spy - front static
BMW 1 Series

New 2023 BMW 1 Series spied in hot M135i guise

The facelifted BMW 1 Series will receive plenty of changes inside and out
6 May 2022
Used Mazda 3 (Mk 3, 2014-2019) review
Used Mazda 3 Mk3 - front
Mazda 3

Used Mazda 3 (Mk 3, 2014-2019) review

A full used review on the Mazda 3 covering the Mazda 3 Mk3 that was on sale from 2014 to 2019
3 May 2022
Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S Tour: long-term test review
VW ID.3 Long termer final report: Rich Ingram holding a spanner
Volkswagen ID.3 Hatchback

Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S Tour: long-term test review

Final report: We find out about EV servicing before ID.3 leaves our fleet
12 Apr 2022

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Final British-built Vauxhall Astra rolls off Ellesmere Port production line
Vauxhall Astra on production line
Vauxhall

Final British-built Vauxhall Astra rolls off Ellesmere Port production line

Vauxhall’s Wirral-based factory has built its last Astra, as the facility prepares for an EV future
7 Apr 2022
Best-selling cars 2022: the UK’s top 10 most popular models
Vauxhall Corsa
News

Best-selling cars 2022: the UK’s top 10 most popular models

The latest figures reveal the UK's best-selling cars in 2022 so far…
6 Apr 2022
Citroen C4 review
Citroen C4
Citroen C4

Citroen C4 review

With eye-catching looks and a focus on comfort, the Citroen C4 is an appealing choice, but skilled rivals offer a more complete package
4 Apr 2022
Facelifted Mercedes A-Class spotted with AMG A 35 and A 45 variants
A-Class
Mercedes A-Class

Facelifted Mercedes A-Class spotted with AMG A 35 and A 45 variants

Various versions of the updated Mercedes A-Class have been caught on camera in various locations, including saloon and hot AMG derivatives
31 Mar 2022
Citroen C4 vs Kia XCeed: 2022 twin test review
Citroen C4 and Kia XCeed - tracking
Car group tests

Citroen C4 vs Kia XCeed: 2022 twin test review

We find out which high-riding crossover hatchback is best
29 Mar 2022
New 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV hybrid revealed for Europe
Honda Civic hybrid - front
Honda Civic

New 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV hybrid revealed for Europe

The new Honda Civic will be built in Japan and exported to the UK following the shutdown of the brand’s Swindon factory
23 Mar 2022
New Ford Focus 2022 review
Ford Focus facelift - front
Ford Focus

New Ford Focus 2022 review

Mid-life update aims to keep the Ford Focus family hatch at the front of the pack
14 Mar 2022
MINI stops production in Oxford until 18 March
MINI
MINI

MINI stops production in Oxford until 18 March

Semiconductor shortage and war in Ukraine cited as reasons for plant closure 
9 Mar 2022
New 2022 MG4 to arrive as budget alternative to VW ID.3
MG4 - front (watermarked)
MG

New 2022 MG4 to arrive as budget alternative to VW ID.3

MG looks set to offer a family-hatch sized electric car with new a MG4 nameplate, and our exclusive images preview how it could look
3 Mar 2022
New Citroen C4 PureTech 155 2022 review
Citroen C4 PureTech 155 - front
Citroen C4

New Citroen C4 PureTech 155 2022 review

The range-topping petrol Citroen C4 family hatch gets extra firepower
25 Feb 2022
New 2022 Nissan Leaf model refresh revealed
Nissan Leaf - front cornering
Nissan Leaf

New 2022 Nissan Leaf model refresh revealed

Nissan Leaf updated with new colours, wheels and goes on sale in March
23 Feb 2022
New Vauxhall Astra 2022 review
Vauxhall Astra - front
Vauxhall Astra

New Vauxhall Astra 2022 review

The new Vauxhall Astra has arrived to take on the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf
10 Feb 2022
New Vauxhall Astra PHEV 2022 review
Vauxhall Astra - front
Vauxhall Astra

New Vauxhall Astra PHEV 2022 review

The latest version of the big-selling Vauxhall Astra hatch stands out from its rivals in plug-in hybrid form
8 Feb 2022
Used Nissan Leaf (Mk1, 2011-2018) review
Used Nissan Leaf Mk1 - front
Nissan Leaf Hatchback

Used Nissan Leaf (Mk1, 2011-2018) review

The pioneering Nissan Leaf brings EV motoring to the masses, although this early electric adopter isn't without its flaws
5 Feb 2022
New DS 3 Crossback Louvre special edition unveiled
New DS 3 Crossback Louvre special edition unveiled - front
DS 3 Crossback

New DS 3 Crossback Louvre special edition unveiled

Special edition DS 3 Crossback Louvre gets pure-electric or petrol power with unique art-inspired design touches
1 Feb 2022
Electric Peugeot e-308 confirmed for 2023 with 250 mile range
Peugeot e-308
Peugeot 308

Electric Peugeot e-308 confirmed for 2023 with 250 mile range

New, all-electric Peugeot e-308 family hatch will also be available as an estate
13 Jan 2022
Used Volkswagen Golf (Mk7, 2013-2019) review
VW Golf Mk7.5 - front
Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

Used Volkswagen Golf (Mk7, 2013-2019) review

An impressive all-rounder, the evergreen VW Golf is a family hatchback that blends upmarket premium appeal with everyday practicality and affordable r…
7 Jan 2022
Used Mercedes A-Class (Mk4, 2018-date) review
Mercedes A-Class
Mercedes A-Class Hatchback

Used Mercedes A-Class (Mk4, 2018-date) review

A full guide to buying a used Mk4 Mercedes A-Class
30 Dec 2021
Showdown: the best car group test reviews 2021
Best car group test 2021
Features

Showdown: the best car group test reviews 2021

Every month we perform a series of car group tests - these were the best ones of 2021
29 Dec 2021
Volkswagen to roll out faster charging update for ID.3 and ID.4
VW ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen to roll out faster charging update for ID.3 and ID.4

Volkswagen’s electric hatch and SUV will have their maximum charge rate increased in “near future” via over-the-air update
15 Dec 2021
New Kia Ceed 1.0 T-GDi 2 2022 review
Kia Ceed - front
Kia Ceed Hatchback

New Kia Ceed 1.0 T-GDi 2 2022 review

The entry-level Kia Ceed 2 is one of the most affordable family hatchbacks on sale – but is it good enough to topple the Volkswagen Golf Life?
10 Dec 2021
Used Mercedes CLA (Mk1, 2013-2019) review
Mercedes CLA Mk1 - front
Mercedes CLA Saloon

Used Mercedes CLA (Mk1, 2013-2019) review

The Mercedes CLA is a sharp-looking four-door variant of the A-Class, and rivals the Audi A3 Saloon
3 Dec 2021
Toyota launches suite of updates for 2022 Corolla and C-HR
Toyota Corolla hatch 2022
Toyota

Toyota launches suite of updates for 2022 Corolla and C-HR

Toyota Corolla and C-HR gain a new infotainment system, some extra paint options and fresh trim
2 Dec 2021
New 2022 Audi A3 Citycarver spied during development testing
Audi A3 Citycarver spied - front
Audi A3

New 2022 Audi A3 Citycarver spied during development testing

Audi will soon unveil its high-riding A3 Citycarver hatchback, to plug the gap between the Q2 and Q3 SUVs
30 Nov 2021
Ford Focus ST Edition vs Volkswagen Golf GTI: 2021 group test review
Ford Focus ST vs Volkswagen Golf GTI
Ford Focus ST Hatchback

Ford Focus ST Edition vs Volkswagen Golf GTI: 2021 group test review

The Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen Golf GTI have been close rivals over multiple generations, can we separate the latest iterations?
27 Nov 2021
New Honda Civic 2022 review
Honda Civic
Honda Civic

New Honda Civic 2022 review

The Honda Civic returns for its 11th generation - can we expect it to challenge for hatchback honours when it comes the the UK?
17 Nov 2021
New 2022 Vauxhall Astra on sale now from £23,275
Vauxhall Astra - front
Vauxhall Astra

New 2022 Vauxhall Astra on sale now from £23,275

The Mk8 Vauxhall Astra is available in a choice of three trim-levels and will be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time
9 Nov 2021