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i-VTEC HE Hybrid CVT - Freshened up for 2011, the enhanced Honda Jazz builds on the characteristics that has made the Japanese supermini one of the most popular in its segment. A new front, reintroduction of a CVT gearbox, improved magic seats and revised engine choices can’t disguise the fact that the introduction of hyb [...]
Cleartec - The Colt Cleartec adds £500 to the price of a standard 1.3-litre model, so you’d need to travel a long way to make up this extra expense even when the Cleartec provides 56.5mpg combined economy to the standard car’s 48.7mpg.
MiEV - The Mitsubishi i MiEV is the newest electric vehicle available in the UK and unlike some of its rivals- it is a proper car rather than a quadricycle. The name means Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle and according to the Japanese giant, it is hoped to do well in the business market and the priva [...]
1.4 petrol & CRDi EcoDynamics - The new Venga uses the Kia small car platform first used on the Soul. Unlike the mini SUV-style Soul, the Venga is a B-segment supermini with mini MPV styling and more interior space than the funky, youth-orientated Soul, and as much space as some bigger, C-segment cars.
Cloverleaf - Alfa Romeo has for years basked in the affection that many car fans have for the Italian brand. From its successful racers (including Le Mans and Mille Miglia winners in the 20s and 30s, plus Grand Prix and Formula One entries) to much-loved road cars such as the Giulia, GTA, Spider and Alfasud, Alf [...]
The Spark is a more grown-up small car from Chevrolet and shows the firm is moving in the right direction. Style-wise, the Spark has a little fire in its belly and touches such the as the rear door handles being hidden in the window surround to give a sportier three-door appearance are welcome. Valu [...]
Eco2 1.5 dCi 86 3-dr Extreme AC - Over the past twenty years Renault has sold over 10 million Clios worldwide. In the UK there are currently 33 versions available in seven trim levels from the 200hp Renaultsport Cup and Gordini versions to this sub 100g/km 1.5 dCi. 1990s ad idols Nicole and Papa weren’t too bothered about CO2 emissi [...]
2011 - A mild exterior facelift for Hyundai’s popular city car i10 masks more significant changes under the bonnet. The existing 1.2-litre petrol engine has been revised for greater power, economy and lower emissions, ticking all three boxes for a successful update. The 1.1-litre petrol engine is no more, [...]
2011 - The first rule of launching a new car is it must move the game on from its predecessor. Nissan has decided to move the goal posts a little with its new Micra, which is designed as one car for the whole world, or at least 160 countries. So, no more Sunderland-built northern soul and in its place Chen [...]
0.8 S - The Chevrolet Matiz is looking to compete against other “budget” cars such as the Kia Picanto and Fiat Panda. In some aspects it leads its rivals but falls short in too many areas.
1.4 LT - Chevrolet has confirmed that it is becoming the value brand of the GM group and according to the maker its cars are big on value, style and quality. Chevrolet has launched the Aveo to replace the Kalos with the newcomer available initially in a five-door guise while a three-door is to join the range [...]
Stop and Start 1.4-litre petrol - Citroen’s C3 Stop & Start was launched in 2004 and it boasts one significant and unusual technical feature. When it slows to a halt at lights or in traffic, the engine automatically stops itself to save fuel. And when you want to move off again just press the throttle and the engine instantly re-sta [...]
VTS 1.6 HDI - The cute C2 first went on sale in 2003 replacing the previous Saxo model. Two years later Citroen launched the 231mm shorter C1, but at about 12ft bumper to bumper the C2 isn’t exactly hard to park, and it has more interior space. A revised, ‘new look’ C2 has just gone on sale.
The Fox is Volkswagen’s entry-level urban runabout, designed to nip around towns and cities. It’s a cheap and cheerful car, competitively priced (thanks, in part, to being built in Brazil) and basic. That doesn’t necessarily make it undesirable, though. One of the strongest features of the Fox is it [...]
Dynamique 1.2 16V 75 eco2 - First launched in the UK in 2007, Renault’s Twingo baby hasn’t yet managed to capture the hearts of this country in the same way its bigger sibling, the Clio has, in times gone by. And sitting in an increasingly crowded market the model faces some really tough competition. Can a mid-life refresh hel [...]
Renault’s quirky yet funky Twizy could be the first of a crop of ‘electric urban two-seater’ type vehicles designed to sit somewhere between the function of a car and a scooter. Motor shows in recent years have been littered with concept vehicles like this from various makers, but the French brand i [...]
Peugeot has a rich history in manufacturing superminis. Its 205 from the 1980s broke the mould, opening up a new segment for the French carmaker and turning around the company’s fortunes. Not only was it the basis for a hot hatch legend beloved of anyone who drove one (the GTi) and an all-conquering [...]
2012 - Chevrolet has brought some of its all-American chutzpah to the styling of the Aveo, which stands out in a crowded class of talented motors. Cheeky styling aside, the Aveo has a lot to contend with from rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Kia Rio. It’s areas such as the drive and engines’ performance [...]
1.4 TB MultiAir 170bhp - Alfa’s latest Giulietta may have a more sensible grin than its predecessors but it is still a blast, offering something different to its more reliable, often less pricey, rivals.
Sport 12V 75PS - Placed alongside Volkswagen’s up! and the Skoda Citigo, there aren’t many that would plump for the Mii but SEAT’s take on the VW Group’s new city car is a pleasant effort that should still be respected, boasting some unexpected extras.
1.2 SZ4 5dr - The new Swift is here and better looking than ever. Not only is the new model prettier, it’s more practical too, with a longer wheelbase making the backseats much more accessible, meaning the new model should appeal to a wider audience and bring it closer to Fiesta territory. Suzuki completes a perf [...]
1.3 VCDi Eco 95PS manual - With an exterior and cabin redesigned with the young-at-heart, style-conscious driver in mind, the second generation Aveo aims to build on what made its predecessor so popular with one of the cleanest and thriftiest diesel engines around.
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