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06.06.2013

Citroen DS3 Cabrio

What is it? Citroën has taken the guillotine to the DS3 to lop off the roof and create an open-top version to take on the Fiat 500C and MINI Convertible. The extended sunroof design is intended to retain body strength while letting the rays pour in, and the Cabrio comes offered with the same vast [...]

04.06.2013

Audi RS 5 Cabriolet

What is it? Audi has added to its RS 5 range with the removal of the roof from the Coupe model to create the Cabriolet. It uses the same high-revving 4.2-litre V8 engine that offers 444bhp and 0-62mph in a swift 4.9 seconds. For fans of getting a sun tan while covering the ground fast, [...]

30.05.2013

Peugeot 208 GTI

What is it? Peugeot must almost rue the day it built the original 205 GTI, defining what a hot hatch could and should do. Every successive effort by the French firm has been held up to comparison with the 205 and, so far, been found wanting. However, the 208 GTI finally steps out from this [...]

28.05.2013

Audi SQ5

What is it? The SQ5 could be accused of being a parts bin compilation from Audi, using the brawny 309bhp twin-turbo V6 diesel engine in the Q5. However, it comes together to be a much better whole than the sum of its parts to offer one of Audi’s best driving cars and a swift, sure-footed [...]

10.04.2013

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

What is it? The Toyota Yaris Hybrid is the cheapest car of its type in the UK. It also has the lowest emissions for a hybrid that cannot be plugged into the mains to recharge, so it should be a win-win for anyone considering a small, economical car. What’s it like? Toyota achieves class-leading 79g/km [...]

22.03.2013

Mercedes A-Class

What is it? The new A-Class takes a more traditional approach to the small hatch sector than it previous incarnations. Mercedes hopes this will take sales from the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series.  What’s it like? Mercedes has reinvented it’s A-Class. Gone are the tall-sided, MPV-ish looks, replaced by sleek hatchback lines that Merc [...]

19.03.2013

Ford Focus 1-litre Ecoboost

What is it? Ford’s latest model within its ‘Econetic’ range, and the company’s most serious effort, to date, to compete with the likes of Volkswagen’s TSI and Fiat’s TwinAir downsizing technologies. What’s it like? Impressive. Considering the same amount of power is available here as is found in the 1.6-litre Duractec engine, the performance from [...]

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