The Volkwagen Golf estate is now available to order. Prices start from £17,915 – a premium of £765 over the hatchback. The estate has a load space volume of 605 litres - up from the 380 litres of the hatchback version, but also 100 litres more than the previous generation Golf estate.
Subaru has again cut the price of its XV crossover, this time to £18,995. The drop of £2300 comes after a fall in the exchange rate between pound sterling and the Japanese yen. The 2.0-litre diesel is now on sale for £21,995, rising to £27,925 for the range-topping automatic version.
Electric vehicles will remain exempt from new congestion charge changes. A new threshold of 75g/km CO2 has been introduced, replacing the old 100g/km target. All pure electric vehicles remain exempt from the £10 per day fee. Owners of vehicles which don't meet the new target will be forced to pay the charge - though a 'sunset period' going through to June 2016 allows extra time for those drivers.