Compact Family Cars

IF you fancy a Civic diesel - and who could blame you for that - you'd better be quick.Because Honda is turning back to petrol power...

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THE Focus is a very important car for Ford and indeed for the rest of us, given that it features every year on the top ten list of the most...

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IT was the best-selling name in motoring history, so it is no surprise that Toyota has decided to resurrect to all-conquering Corolla name...

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CLIMB into the new Mercedes A-Class and you would think you have stepped into a top end luxury machine.That is because the baby Merc's...

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IT'S sometimes necessary to speak the unspeakable ... some folk are NOT car nuts.Yes, I know, it's hard to conceive but out there, people...

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CITROEN may have been fashionably late crashing the crossover party but the French brand has certainly made up for lost time with the C3...

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BRITAIN'S best selling new car just got a touch taller and rather more rugged looking as Ford adds a modest SUV feel to the Fiesta.Changes...

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THE efforts of Citroen's luxury arm DS to establish its own identity is gathering pace and reaping dividends.The premium brand has launched...

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IT'S the car for which the phrase 'fitting a quart into a pint pot' could have been specifically coined.And yet the Kia Venga could also...

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WHEN a car maker gets excited about a new look to its badge you know not much else has changed.Which in the case of the latest MINI is no...

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THE Hyundai success story goes on and on.Since its first appearance in the UK 1982 the company has risen from 21st to one of the top 10 car...

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STANDING out in the increasingly congested compact SUV market is not easy - but Citroen is becoming a past master at it.Four years ago the...

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IT was a big white BMW that did it first - belting past our little Kia as a blind corner approached and only Lady Luck to keep the other...

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STANDING out in the increasingly congested and highly competitive compact SUV sector is not an easy task.The Kia Stonic ‘First Edition',...

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THE startling success of Hyundai and Kia over the last couple of decades has put the South Korean motor industry well and truly on the...

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THERE were times when a small Toyota was treated as a rather boring choice.The company had a reputation for well-built and reliable cars,...

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FUELLED by increasingly strict emissions regulations and the current backlash against diesel engines sales of hybrid vehicles continue to...

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YOU win some, you lose some.It's a popular idiom and one that can reasonably be levelled at the new generation Honda Civic...

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IT never ceases to amaze me how once humble little lead-in models grow to be advanced powerhouses of technology in their own right.Take the...

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THE Q2 is the newest and smallest member of Audi's SUV range and aims to offer some German crossover chic in a more compact package than...

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THE new tenth-generation Honda Civic is the result of the largest single model global development programme in the company's history.A core...

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DEDICATED followers of fashion are certain to be attracted by the new Citroen C3 Aircross.This compact crossover is bursting with all the...

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THE edgily styled Toyota C-HR - it stands for Coupe-High Rider - has blazed an impressive trail since its launch in January, its sharp,...

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ATTEMPTING to appeal to all and sundry often risks flirting with the 'jack of all trades' category.That's patently not the case with the...

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