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Suzuki Celerio

The Celerio is Suzuki's smallest and cheapest model and a rival to other budget-focused city cars such as the Skoda Citigo and Vauxhall Viva. With such a low entry price, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Celerio was about as basic as a…

Audi A7

Think of the Audi A7 Sportback as a larger, more upmarket version of the low-slung five-door Audi A5 Sportback. It’s a fast, luxurious and comfortable four-seater that is similar in concept to the Mercedes CLS, in that it offers coupe-like…

Hyundai Kona

Branded as a ‘true SUV’ by its maker – with no small amount of poetic licence – the 175bhp turbocharged 1.6-litre Kona comes complete with all-wheel drive and dual-clutch auto transmission. The Kona's fundamental driving position is…

The new Volkswagen T-Roc 2018

Europe is Volkswagen’s engine room. It’s the biggest car-maker there by quite some margin and it’s not looking to get any smaller than Dieselgate made it, so here comes the T-Roc. Built off the Golf’s core architecture, the T-Roc is…

Nissan Navara

Despite their rudimentary construction, pick-ups remain a common sight on our roads. They’re classed as light commercial vehicles (LCVs) for tax purposes, so are a cheaper alternative to traditional large SUV company cars. Nissan’s Navara…

Vauxhall Meriva

The Meriva compact MPV’s stand-out feature is a novel rearwards-opening rear passenger door set-up. It is reasonably effective, but it doesn’t create as wide an opening as the sliding side doors used on the Ford B-MAX. The Meriva also offers…

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback

The Vauxhall Astra is never far from a slot in the UK best-sellers list, but has never come in for much critical acclaim. This fact clearly spurred Vauxhall into action for this latest version, for which the designers clearly pulled out all…

Mercedes E Class 2017

It’s the fifth generation of the car Mercedes bigwigs acknowledge as the heart of the company.Although it looks very much like a larger C-Class or smaller S-Class, worryingly so depending on your point of view, the latest E-Class is a stellar…

Audi Q5

What if you could have all of the Q7’s strengths in a cheaper and more compact package? Well, that’s exactly what many will be hoping for from the Audi Q5. It’s much cheaper to buy than its bigger brother, costs suitably less to run and…

New Mini Hatchback

One glance says it's the Mini: successor to the Mini, and the Mini before that. But this is no mere re-skin. The whole underneath is new, sharing rather a lot with the latest BMW 2-Series Active Tourer people carrier (yikes, yes, FWD BMWs are…

Renault Captur

Renault's smallest crossover in it's range in one of its most popular cars, and the Captur's appeal is clear to see. It's similar to the Clio in execution and uses the same platform, but adds jacked-up suspension and a raised driving position.…

Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage is a small SUV that competes with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar and Seat Ateca. While it has been available in one form or another for more than two decades, it was the Sportage that was introduced in 2010…