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  • 2015 Hyundai i20 review

    2015 Hyundai i20 review

    The new i20 is a very spacious, well-kitted and keenly priced addition to this competitive segment, but it’s let down by weak engines

    17 November 2014
    first drive
  • 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS PDK review

    2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS PDK review

    This sporty 911 Carrera plugs the gap between the standard Carrera S and the hardcore GT3 successfully

    14 November 2014
    first drive
  • Vencer Sarthe

    Vencer Sarthe

    A £250,000 supercar conceived by an ex-plumber from Holland doesn’t sound too promising but in reality it is surprisingly effective

    14 November 2014
    car review
  • Mercedes-AMG GT first drive review

    Mercedes-AMG GT first drive review

    The second pure Mercedes-AMG model is a triumph of engineering and design, and should have rivals from Porsche and Audi worried

    13 November 2014
    first drive
  • Kia Soul EV UK first drive review

    Kia Soul EV UK first drive review

    Smooth, refined and responsive, but some way behind the new EV models from Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen in nearly all areas

    11 November 2014
    first drive
  • Smart Fortwo first drive review

    Smart Fortwo first drive review

    Clever microcar gets grown-up road manners, heightening its appeal for those who can accept its in-built compromises and steep price

    6 November 2014
    first drive
  • 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI SE UK first drive review

    2014 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI SE UK first drive review

    Upgrades to the Jetta's engine range and styling mean it's more appealing than before, but the reasons for buying one are still few and far between

    5 November 2014
    first drive
  • Mazda 2 first drive review

    Mazda 2 first drive review

    Mazda's rival to the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo is plusher and more grown-up than the model it replaces

    4 November 2014
    first drive
  • Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 1.4 MultiAir first drive review

    Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint 1.4 MultiAir first drive review

    This Giulietta charms with its tuned 1.4-litre engine, but suffers from poor interior choices and numb steering feel

    3 November 2014
    first drive
  • 2014 Mini Cooper SD auto UK first drive review

    2014 Mini Cooper SD auto UK first drive review

    Potent diesel engine impresses, although this is a Mini model a long way from the sweet spot in the range

    31 October 2014
    first drive

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