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Honda now offers a 1.6-litre diesel powertrain in its Civic alongside the 1.0 and 1.5-litre petrol models. Tom Wiltshire takes it for a spin.

Ahead of its 20th anniversary, the Skoda Fabia hatchback and estate have a fresh face and new technology and equipment. Motoring editor Andy Russell drives the talented, no-nonsense small car.

SEAT has had a significant impact in a short time on the SUV market, following the Ateca with the compact Arona that’s big on space and talent, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

The Sportage is a solid, well-priced SUV from Kia. It’s now been updated and gains more technology. Tristan Shale-Hester drives the new mild hybrid version.

Ford celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Ford Focus with a new model that brings new affordable technology and connectivity to the class, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

The new RX L is first seven-seater Lexus has launched in Europe – Ryan Hirons finds out if this hybrid, luxury SUV makes a big impression too.

With many manufacturers launching their first pure electric vehicles, EV pioneer Nissan has launched its second-generation Leaf, now a credible alternative to petrol and diesel power, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

The iconic Ford Mustang has become a big hit since galloping into the UK sports car market and has now been honed to make it even better to drive and live with, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Jaguar’s entry SUV, the E-Pace, oozes style and elegance and promises to be a sporty drive but does it deliver like the bigger F-Pace? Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out.

The Jeep Renegade has been given a new look for 2018, but is it enough to bring a rare machine to the forefront of its segment? Ryan Hirons finds out.

Ford has added a slightly rugged crossover variant to the Fiesta range. Tom Wiltshire takes the new Fiesta Active for a spin.

Forget rallying and hot road cars, the latest Impreza is a safe, sensible, all-wheel drive family hatchback. It may look pricey but motoring editor Andy Russell grows to appreciate its all-round talents.

The new Audi A6 features some innovative new technology but does this affect the way it drives? Ryan Hirons finds out.

Kia brings plug-in hybrids into more people’s price range with the Niro PHEV crossover. With more people set to switch on to electrified cars, there’s nothing to be scared of, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

The most potent Volkswagen up! city car, and the brand’s smallest GTI, is a little bruiser that packs a punch. Motoring editor Andy Russell drives this knockout pocket rocket.

Volkswagen’s third-generation Touareg may be the ‘budget buy’ of the upmarket Volkswagen Group SUVs but it has a premium feel, inviting interior and a host of hi-tech kit says Tom Wiltshire.

Kia has pulled off a game-changing image-builder with the launch of its stunning Stinger sports fastback, a true grand tourer loaded with driving appeal, kit and charisma. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it’s a winning combination.

A new engine, facelift and driving upgrades have refreshed the dynamic appeal and styling of the flagship family Mazda6, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

An all-new Ford Focus is with us, and it’s packing plenty of tech and equipment to ensure it remains the leader of the pack as Jon Reay finds out.

Volvo’s winning formula and success story gets new momentum with the second-generation V60 estate. Motoring editor Andy Russell enjoys an early drive and says the trio of German giants has a serious new rival.

As SUVs become more and more luxurious, Toyota’s Land Cruiser is one of the few unashamedly old-fashioned off-roaders around. Tom Wiltshire finds out how it copes in the urban jungle.

Small SUVs are all the rage but why not simply add SUV design cues on to an existing hatchback? That’s the route Dacia has taken with the Sandero Stepway, says Tom Wiltshire.

SsangYong’s second-generation Musso pick-up offers loads of value for customers and loads of promise for the up-and-coming Korean brand in its drive to boost its UK image and sales, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

The Fiat 500’s been around more than a decade in its current form – a tough show for any small car, let alone a niche, fashion-conscious model. Tom Wiltshire drives the convertible version of the latest facelifted model.

Dacia has reinvented its Duster SUV with the second-generation range much improved in terms of quality, reliability and technology without sacrificing affordability, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: Facelifted compact SUV now looks part

Saturday, June 23, 2018

In what is becoming an increasingly-competitive market, Ford has given its EcoSport compact-SUV a makeover. Can this new model win over the masses? Will Rimell gets behind the wheel to find out.

Kia has risen to the challenge of the city car crossover craze with a more rugged-looking, SUV-styling Picanto X-Line. Motoring editor Andy Russell climbs aboard.

Mercedes-Benz is looking to fill a niche for a premium pick-up with its X-Class. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it blurs the boundaries between prestige cars and practical commercial vehicles.

Mazda has turned up the heat on its popular supermini by revising the Mazda2 and introducing a range-topping GT Sport model. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out if it lives up to the brand’s sporty reputation.

Suzuki’s third-generation Swift Sport is a souped-up supermini that’s big on fun. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it’s fully-loaded and hard to fault.

Skoda’s new Yeti-replacing Karoq SUV has loads going for it when it comes to practical, spacious and affordable family transport, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Everyone’s doing compact SUVs these days and now Mitsubishi has launched the Eclipse Cross to sit between its existing ASX and Outlander, says Tom Wiltshire.

Volkswagen’s expanding SUV range has been boosted by the Golf-sized T-Roc with eye-catching styling, personalisation and room for all the family. Motoring editor Andy Russell says it’s going to another big hit for Volkswagen.

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