Family Cars

FORD describes its new, fourth generation family-friendly Focus as a game-changer.According to the company's blurb, it "introduces a new...

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DON'T expect Rolls-Royce to produce a hatchback any time soon - or Bentley or Aston Martin, for that matter.All three providers of luxury...

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IF there was a beauty contest for mid-size saloons the big new Peugeot 508 would be blushing demurely as the winner's sash was passed over...

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YOU should rightly expect something special from the world's oldest car-maker and you wouldn't be disappointed with the Mercedes-Benz...

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DESPITE the seemingly unstoppable rise of SUVs and crossovers there still seems to be a market for the faithful family hatchback.For many...

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THE Nissan Leaf is frequently top of the pops in those ten best electric car charts that get regularly rolled out - and it's easy to see...

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IT'S tough out there on the mean streets...especially for traditional saloons.Elbowed out by a tide of SUVs and muscled in on by...

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VERY few cars stick in the mind of someone who drives dozens of them each year; some better than others, some instantly forgettable.The...

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THE Lexus CT 200h set the bar for the hybrid revolution in the compact premium sector when it arrived in 2011, and its raised its game...

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SKODA has built an enviable reputation for reliability and quality, combined with value for money.It could be argued that the Czech car...

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IT'S one thing having that contented feeling of owning a hybrid model, quite another knowing how to maximise its benefits.You can spot the...

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KIA has firmly planted itself in the UK family market with the mid-sized Ceed.This rival to the Focus, Astra and Golf has been...

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IT'S a household name.Maybe not as frequently used as Hoover or Selloptape, but not far behind.The Golf, in its various manifestations, has...

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THE Vauxhall Astra is one of the great success stories of the modern automotive world, providing an affordable and quality motoring...

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IF you're looking for your next company car and ‘diesel-gate' has forced you to reconsider your options, then Ford may have the perfect...

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SPACE is a confusing place and it's not been helped by the Skoda Rapid Spaceback landing.The Rapid hatchback neatly filled a gap in the...

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SOMETIMES I think it is raining SUVs so many do we have landing every month on forecourts.And that is why it is such a delight when a car...

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THE Mazda6 has undergone a transformation this year.Announced in July, the new Mazda6 series is radically different and upgraded to the...

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KIA claims it has the 'Power to Surprise' and its classy Stinger certainly proves the point.For the elegant Stinger takes the Korean...

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DIESEL hasn't quite died a death just yet but the fuel once seen as the leaner and greener way to go has certainly fallen out of favour.So,...

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THINGS are hotting up at Vauxhall with the arrival of a very special Insignia GSi model that was developed at the Nurburgring in Germany...

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THE smartly styled V40 hatchback is now comfortably the oldest design in Volvo's current range and has been a reliably steady seller since...

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IT might pay to get on with the boss when the time comes to pick your next company car.Having the head honcho on your side could make the...

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STARTING a diesel engined car first thing in the morning can sound as though the army has launched a mortar attack under the bonnet. Not a...

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