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DS3

The Citroën DS3 is an upmarket, stylish supermini, but does it have what it takes to beat the Mini?

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Ferrari 458 ‘designed by aero’

Two new Alfa Romeo 159s

Ferrari 458 – more picturesNew Saab 9-5 launchBMW teases eco sportscarSuzuki SX4 saloon for UKNew Lotus Exige 260 CupMcLaren P11’s ‘Ring testsSpecial edition Smart FourtwoCitroen DS3 revealedMaserati GranCabrio launchedNew Vauxhall Astra engine rangeVauxhall Insignia Ecoflex STNew pictures: Tesla Model SSuzuki SX4 goes greenNew Hyundai Sonata leaks outHyundai ix35 revealed197bhp Fiat 500 AbarthA gun with your Hummer?Skoda Superb estate teaser picMini launches ‘Rally Edition’ in USReports: Honda EV for TokyoNew Honda CR-V leaksPeugeot 308 SW police dog van641bhp Porsche Panamera TurboNext Ford C-Max spiedUK Lexus GS and LS ‘hybrid only’Range Rover LRX’s 2010 launchMitsubishi to hurry small SUV inMini Coupe Concept revealedNew 3dr VW Polo launchedVolvo XC60 R-Design launched740bhp Porsche Panamera detailsPorsche 911 GT3 Cup race car

Industry

Cash for clunkers ends

Opel/Vauxhall sale ‘is only option’

PSA: ‘Euro slump not as bad’

UK Dacia launch possible in 2010Tokyo to trial battery changerAudi tweaks its logoChrysler sues DaimlerHummer sale will go aheadVauxhall/Opel sale delayedGM may not sell Opel/VauxhallGerman scrappage to endHyundai increases i10 priceKoenigsegg's plans for SaabSmart confirms Fourtwo ED plansToyota: ‘no UK closures’Prius/Insight star in Euro NCAPGM ‘will sell Vauxhall/Opel’

Other news

Watermelon powered cars

200 motorists wrongly fined

Brits set steam speed recordSamoa to drive on the leftCitroen to review safety resultAlfa 166 loses the most value

Sport

Hamilton fastest at Spa

Schumacher rules out returnAston wins at the ’RingToyota’s F1 future in doubtEuropean F1 GP picture gallery1900bhp Nissan 350Z

Blogs

Underwhelmed by the Mini Coupe conceptA A little known fact about Samoa…It’s time to sort out foreign lorriesRe-inventing the great British carA ride in a Caparo T1Volvo should be worried by the Skoda Superb estate

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Our Verdict

DS3

The Citroën DS3 is an upmarket, stylish supermini, but does it have what it takes to beat the Mini?

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week