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New Cupra Leon 2024 facelift review: fun hatch gets sharper looks
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New Cupra Leon 2024 facelift review: fun hatch gets sharper looks

Cupra tidies up its Leon range with a facelift, but it’s the plug-in hybrid hatch which gains the greatest upgrades
21 Jun 2024
New Skoda Octavia 2024 facelift review: entry-level hatch is great value
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New Skoda Octavia 2024 facelift review: entry-level hatch is great value

Entry-level trim could be the sweet in the updated Skoda Octavia's range
19 Jun 2024
Top 10 best hatchbacks to buy 2024
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Top 10 best hatchbacks to buy 2024

We’ve selected our top ten best family hatchbacks so you don’t have to
14 Jun 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?
5 Jun 2024
New BMW 1 Series gets heavy facelift and cutting-edge tech
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New BMW 1 Series gets heavy facelift and cutting-edge tech

The baby BMW goes under the knife, surfacing with a completely new look, a more hi-tech interior and upgraded engines
4 Jun 2024
Volkswagen ID.3 review
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In-depth reviews

Volkswagen ID.3 review

The Volkswagen ID.3 is a fine electric family hatchback, but its on-board tech remains a source of contention
30 May 2024
Car Deal of the Day: brilliant Skoda Octavia for just £168 per month, for now…
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Car Deal of the Day: brilliant Skoda Octavia for just £168 per month, for now…

Skodas have always represented a colossal amount of car of the money, now more so with our Deal of the Day for 30 May
30 May 2024

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New Citroen C3 priced from £17,790, with all-electric e-C3 just £4k more
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New Citroen C3 priced from £17,790, with all-electric e-C3 just £4k more

Citroen’s ambitious pricing confirmed, this is one of the UK’s most affordable electric cars
30 May 2024
Car Deal of the Day: 0% APR and extra £££ off new Renault Clio... if you trade in a Ford Fiesta
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Car Deal of the Day: 0% APR and extra £££ off new Renault Clio... if you trade in a Ford Fiesta

If your old Fiesta is ready for retirement, then our Deal of the Day for 29 May could secure its replacement
29 May 2024
Car Deal of the Day: Vauxhall Corsa Electric for a ridiculously cheap £178 per month!
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Car Deal of the Day: Vauxhall Corsa Electric for a ridiculously cheap £178 per month!

Vauxhall’s humble all-electric supermini for a super low price is our Deal of the Day for 28 May
28 May 2024
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Skoda Scala vs Citroen C4 2024 twin test: which is the best-value family hatchback?
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Skoda Scala vs Citroen C4 2024 twin test: which is the best-value family hatchback?

The revised Skoda Scala takes on Citroen’s C4 in the battle to be the best-value family hatchback
18 May 2024
Car Deal of the Day: SEAT Leon is an ideal family hatchback for £165 a month
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Car Deal of the Day: SEAT Leon is an ideal family hatchback for £165 a month

Excellent interior quality and efficiency make the SEAT Leon our Deal of the Day for 17 May
17 May 2024
Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S long-term test: a great choice for electric car newbies
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Long-term tests

Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S long-term test: a great choice for electric car newbies

Final report: Andy is no longer an EV learner as he says goodbye to VW
16 May 2024
New 2024 Audi S3 finally available to order, with 328bhp and £47k starting price
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New 2024 Audi S3 finally available to order, with 328bhp and £47k starting price

The updated Audi S3 hot hatchback and saloon benefit from new chassis hardware and more power
15 May 2024
New 2024 Audi A3 priced from £28k as battle restarts with BMW and Mercedes
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New 2024 Audi A3 priced from £28k as battle restarts with BMW and Mercedes

Thanks to a new entry-level engine, the updated A3 Sportback now starts from £28,920, while A3 Saloon is priced from £29,485
15 May 2024
New 2024 SEAT Leon offers over 62-mile electric range and big screens
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New 2024 SEAT Leon offers over 62-mile electric range and big screens

The Leon family hatchback and estate remains available with a variety of powertrains, from pure-petrol engines to a new generation plug-in hybrid setu…
14 May 2024
Car Deal of the Day: stylish, well equipped Hyundai i20 for less than £200 a month
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Car Deal of the Day: stylish, well equipped Hyundai i20 for less than £200 a month

Our Deal of the Day for 13 May is a recently facelifted i20 supermini that’s loaded with kit
13 May 2024
Mazda 3 Takumi long-term test: a great all-round family hatchback
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Long-term tests

Mazda 3 Takumi long-term test: a great all-round family hatchback

Final report: we say farewell to our trusty photographer’s assistant
13 May 2024
New Skoda Octavia facelift kicks off at under £27k and you can order now
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New Skoda Octavia facelift kicks off at under £27k and you can order now

Skoda’s award-winning best-seller is given fresh technology and a more powerful vRS model
9 May 2024
Fastest charging electric cars on sale in the UK
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Fastest charging electric cars on sale in the UK

There are caveats around maximum charging speeds of electric cars but the quickest charging models will generally help you spend less time hanging abo…
9 May 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
1 May 2024
Vauxhall Astra GSe PHEV long-term test: family hatch has quite a few flaws
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Long-term tests

Vauxhall Astra GSe PHEV long-term test: family hatch has quite a few flaws

Second report: our plug-in hybrid is all white on the night after the winter grime is washed away
1 May 2024
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Car Deal of the Day: Vauxhall Corsa Electric now cheaper than petrol!
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Car Deal of the Day: Vauxhall Corsa Electric now cheaper than petrol!

Vauxhall is offering a Corsa or Mokka EV for less than the equivalent petrol car on identical terms
30 Apr 2024
New Cupra Leon hatchback and Estate arrives with 328bhp and Drift mode
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New Cupra Leon hatchback and Estate arrives with 328bhp and Drift mode

Also part of the mid-life refresh are a revised infotainment system and new plug-in hybrid with 62-mile EV range
30 Apr 2024
New Audi S3 Sportback 2024 review: fast, fun and full of charisma
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New Audi S3 Sportback 2024 review: fast, fun and full of charisma

The updated Audi S3 now has some serious bite and new-found style
22 Apr 2024
New Audi A3 facelift 2024 review: big improvements for the premium hatch
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New Audi A3 facelift 2024 review: big improvements for the premium hatch

The updated Audi A3 hasn’t been revolutionised, but is thoroughly improved thanks to a set of small but impactful improvements
22 Apr 2024
Cupra Born vs Vauxhall Astra Electric 2024 twin test: which is the best electric family hatch?
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Cupra Born vs Vauxhall Astra Electric 2024 twin test: which is the best electric family hatch?

It’s lift off for Vauxhall’s Astra Electric as it looks to be a family-hatch hit. We test it against a Cupra Born
20 Apr 2024
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
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
Renault Megane E-Tech review
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In-depth reviews

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
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