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Honda played a key role in creating the hugely-successful SUV sector with the popular CR-V and the latest model is something of a radical revamp, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Motoring editor Andy Russell, who has fond memories of owning an early MG Metro, says the new MG3 supermini is another boost for the modern-day brand in terms of driving appeal, value and warranty.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Vauxhall has revived the GSi badge for its Corsa supermini, 25 years after launching the original. Andy Russell says it looks the part but lacks the performance of rivals.

Mazda's given its CX-3 a mild update. Tom Wiltshire finds out what's new and whether this compact is still fun to drive.

The Sportage, now Kia's most popular UK model, marks its 25th anniversary with a facelift and fresh appeal. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out what makes it so popular.

Vauxhall has moved into the van-derived people-carrier market with its new Combo Life - it's not pretty but it's certainly spacious and practical, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Fiat's 500X crossover has been updated - Rebecca Chaplin finds out what difference those changes have made.

Suzuki is now launching the fourth generation of its iconic, lightweight Jimny 4x4 which packs a heavyweight punch off-road. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out how good it is with an early drive.

Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV is the UK's best-selling plug-in hybrid - Ryan Hirons drives the new, improved version of the popular, electrified SUV.

Kia has raised its game with the third-generation Ceed hatchback which closes the gap on the class big guns and is boosted by generous kit, safety features and that long warranty, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Tom Wiltshire gets behind the wheel of Citroen's latest Berlingo to see if the van-based multi-purpose vehicle still has a place in today's crossover-dominated market.

Volkswagen's GTI models always feel classy and grown-up and the latest hot Polo is spot on. It's the most powerful, with 200PS and potent performance, but is still a delightfully easy, daily drive, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Doctor Who has the Tardis, Peugeot the roomy, practical seven-seat 5008 SUV - both deceptively roomy and ideal for space travel, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

The Megane RS, the latest hot hatch from Renault, has the performance and boosted dynamic agility to set petrolheads' pulses racing. Jack Evans find out why.

Volkswagen's third-generation Touareg flagship SUV benefits from a big injection of style, technology and prestige which has done wonders for its image, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

DS Automobiles is making a fashion statement with its DS 7 Crossback to stand out from the SUV crowd and help establish its standalone brand identity, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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.

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