Family hatchbacks

Audi A3 vs Mercedes A-Class
Car group tests

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
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
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
News

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
News

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
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 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 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
New 2020 Citroen C3 facelift: prices announced
Citroen C3 - front
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cheaper version of electric Peugeot e-208 could be on the way
Peugeot 208

Cheaper version of electric Peugeot e-208 could be on the way

Peugeot is considering an expansion of the e-208 range by adding a model with a smaller battery and a smaller price tag
30 Apr 2020
UK prices revealed for new 2020 Toyota Corolla Trek
Toyota Corolla TREK - front tracking
Toyota Corolla Hatchback

UK prices revealed for new 2020 Toyota Corolla Trek

Prices announced for new Toyota Corolla Trek, an off-road-inspired version of the Corolla Touring Sports estate
29 Apr 2020
Renault Megane faces uncertain future
Renault Megane

Renault Megane faces uncertain future

Long running family hatch could face the axe as Renault switches focus to EVs
24 Apr 2020
Skoda Scala 1.5 TSI: long-term test review
Skoda Scala hatchback

Skoda Scala 1.5 TSI: long-term test review

Final report: we loved our Skoda Scala bargain hatch, but it wasn’t all plain sailing
19 Mar 2020
New Toyota Corolla GR Sport 2020 review
Toyota Corolla GR Sport - front
Toyota Corolla

New Toyota Corolla GR Sport 2020 review

The new Toyota Corolla GR Sport adds a touch of sporting flair to the hatchback's range, but the steep price tag would have us thinking twice about bu…
18 Mar 2020
Citroen ami ride review
Citroen

Citroen ami ride review

We hitch a ride in the all-new Citroen ami, a Renault Twizy rival designed to bring car sharing to the masses
28 Feb 2020