Compact Family Cars

IT'S definitely time to take five and have a rethink. A few years ago you'd rarely find an automatic gearbox bolted on to anything less...

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DACIA has built a reputation for its no-nonsense approach to developing budget priced cars that are well-equipped offering bundles of value...

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IT'S fair to say that the Focus, launched back in 1998, has been a game changer in the industry.It's only just over 20 years, but it seems...

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HEADLINE figures such as fuel consumption of 280-plus miles per gallon will always grab the spotlight.But with Audi's latest plug-in hybrid...

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THE Volkswagen Golf has often been held up as the benchmark for family hatchbacks and is frequently the best selling car in Europe,...

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AUDI'S A1 Citycarver is a supermini-sized motor with added SUV style.The German carmaker has put the jacks under its smallest model and...

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THE Hyundai success story simply goes on, and that's because the Korean firm listens to its customers, according to a top boss.In the last...

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WHAT can you say that's new about the Nissan Qashqai, the family crossover which is now so ubiquitous on UK roads that it has quite clearly...

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HONDA'S first fully electric vehicle is really in your face.It is a car that never failed to attract attention, looking almost the same at...

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MG's supermini has taken a quantum leap forward from the first version introduced back in 2013.Better in virtually every area, but still...

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THE Ford Focus ST is a superb all-rounder and ranks as one of the best hot hatches that money can buy.It is a great package with a lot of...

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SOMETIMES its the little things the grab your attention when driving a new car.Yes, the Leon is typically SEAT; sleek profile with sharp...

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EVEN superminis are getting the steroids treatment these days as the appetite for SUVs/crossovers seems insatiable.So I suppose it should...

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HONDA may not have been aware of it at the time its trendy Jazz supermini was launched in 2001, but the car's name means far more than just...

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EVEN more astonishing than its fuel economy was the way a first sighting of the new Yaris prompted two teenage pupils walking between their...

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WITH crossovers all the rage, it seems even established models are getting the treatment.Such is the case with the new Jazz, a supermini...

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IN just over 20 years on our roads the Yaris has become Toyota's most important model in Europe, steadily increasing both its sales volume...

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THE iconic Golf has now been around since 1974. A runaway success that has endured for decades with its combination of quality,...

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IN a world of look-alike cars it's refreshing to drive something that stands out.And the latest Mazda3 in GT Sport Tech format is certainly...

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ELECTRIC superminis are steadily growing in popularity - many of them as second vehicles - and the third generation Renault Zoe is one of...

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SINCE arriving on the scene back in 1999, the Leon has been the cornerstone of the SEAT range accounting for more than 2.2 million...

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STANDING out in the ferociously competitive supermini sector takes some doing, inhabited as it is by some fine cars.But Citroen has never...

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SINCE it first started rolling off production lines in late 2006 the Ceed, or cee'd as it was called then, has been a key part of Kia's...

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IT should be no surprise to see Toyota breaking new ground again with hybrid technology.Its expertise is built on more than 20 years'...

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