Sports Saloons and Hatches

EVERY once in a while a car comes along that delivers on all counts and the SEAT Leon Cupra 290 is that model - it's dynamically styled,...

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THEY say simplicity is the key to brilliance and that's certainly a concept adopted by Lexus when it comes to the brand's smallest model,...

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THE sports utility vehicle - or SUV - is a modern-day motoring marvel and motorists have taken to them in the millions.They are so popular...

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FAST Fords have been a mainstay of the company's sales and motorsport activities for decades and the newest Fiesta ST continues this...

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LOTS of us would love a car with a sporty edge but don't want to pay extra to insure and fuel it.No problem at all, say an increasing...

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IT'S hard to believe the Skoda Octavia is 60 years old this year.A huge sales success around the world, it's us Brits that have developed...

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WITH its angular, aggressive styling, triumphant wheel arches, huge rear spoiler, air vents and duct, you just can't mistake the latest...

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WHEN Mercedes-Benz launch a car, you'd better take notice, particularly if you are looking at the A-Class.As the oldest car-maker it knows...

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WITH an enviable history in the Monte Carlo Rally over several decades it's hardly surprising that Skoda chose the rally name for its...

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THE sports utility vehicle - or SUV - is a modern-day motoring marvel and motorists have taken to them in the millions.They are so popular...

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HONDA is best known for its sensible family cars - and then there is the rebel Civic Type R.In my experience, every family has a rebel in...

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IT'S a tried and trusted formula. Ever since the first Mini Cooper - that was more than half a century ago - we've loved fiery small...

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THE latest Ford Fiesta ST has downsized in the engine department.It could be a recipe for disappointment - but fortunately it isn't.The...

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COMPILE a list of the top firecracker hatchbacks over the decades and it would indeed be an elite group.From the Golf GTI to the 205 GTi,...

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IT may be owned by a German company but MINI has always been proud of its British heritage and it doesn't take long with the latest version...

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SEAT'S Leon Cupra has always been there or thereabouts when it comes to desirable hot hatches and the latest version is no exception.A...

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BRITAIN'S best selling family car has just got better, and it's going to get better still.The newest Ford Focus had barely arrived last...

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WHEN it comes to hot hatches, you could hardly accuse the firecracker Honda Civic Type R of being subtle.A full-fat hot hatch and not...

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FOR a lot of people a car is just a means of getting from A to B, no more no less.But most of them have probably never driven a new Suzuki...

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IN a market bulging with hot hatches Renault's latest Megane R.S. manages to stand out from the crowd.From the noise of a beating heart...

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THE arrival of an Alfa Romeo for evaluation always fills me with a sense of excitement - possibly because you never really know what you're...

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IF I could make a new version of myself, a lightweight construction with a dynamite power source would be a good place to start.Suzuki have...

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THE hot hatch scene is awash with models these days - and for very good reason.There's a strong argument in favour of these fun and fiery...

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IF fortunate enough to buy a high performance coupe, the Aston Martin Rapide S will surprise and must be on your list.Not only does it...

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