The tiny Toyota iQ city car is packed with clever kit in an attempt to out-smart rivals Toyota has to be praised for producing something as unique as the iQ.When you consider you can get the larger Aygo for under £9,000, it doesn't seem like such a great deal.
With its folding metal roof, the Peugeot 207 CC brings open-top fun to the supermini class The Peugeot 207 CC is a rival to the MINI Convertible and Fiat 500C, but is unique in the convertible supermini class in having a folding hard-top, rather than a fabric roof.The 207 CC is good to drive, too, serving up a decent balance of comfort and agility.
The Fiat 500L MPW is the largest member of the Fiat 500 family and the only one that is available with seven seats.The Fiat 500L MPW – or multi purpose wagon – is the third bodystyle for Fiat’s compact people carrier, and follows on from the standard 500L and Trekking crossover.
The funky Citroen C3 Aircross is a practical take on the small crossover concept The Citroen C3 Aircross is a likeable and worthy addition to the small SUV market that holds more appeal than many of its rivals.It first dipped its toe in the category with the C4 Cactus, but now the Citroen C3 Aircross takes up the challenge in this hard-fought sector.
The Chevrolet Orlando is the maker's first MPV designed to compete in the British MPV market, and it offers great value for money The Chevrolet Orlando is a seven-seater MPV that rivals the Ford C-MAX, Renault Scenic and Citroen C4 Picasso.That's especially true when you consider that the Chevrolet Orlando is a well made and cheap alternative to the established MPVs from Renault and Ford.
The mid-size Citroen Dispatch has its sights on rivals from the Ford Transit Custom to Volkswagen TransporterFor Cabin and ride comfort, economy and safety featuresAgainst Lack of steering feel, extra cost of safety items The Citroen Dispatch van was launched in 2016, and it's part of a three-model line-up with the Peugeot Expert and Toyota Proace.But the other benefit is that Citroen has been able to add its latest safety and driver assist technology to the Dispatch.
The Nissan e-NV200 is the largest electric van on sale, and it offers big benefits to drivers in urban areasFor Low running costs, great to drive in the city, load spaceAgainst Poor high-speed ride, limited range The Nissan e-NV200 is the electric van equivalent of the Nissan Leaf.It uses the electric running gear from the Leaf, while the chassis and body are sourced from the NV200 van.
CommentsSpacious, economical, safe, and well-equipped, but an unrewarding drive lets the Hyundai i30 Tourer down The Hyundai i30 Tourer is a good-looking and very roomy estate car, with a classy exterior and a pleasingly appointed cabin.Our Choice Hyundai i30 Tourer 1.
The SEAT Exeo ST is based on the old Audi A4, and offers great value for money and plenty of equipment The SEAT Exeo ST is based on the old Audi A4, and offers great value for money.This estate version is a bit more expensive than the saloon, but every Exeo comes very well-equipped and is great to drive, too.
The Mitsubishi Shogun Commercial variant offers go-anywhere 4x4 ability and superb towingFor On and off-road capability, towing capability There has been a commercial version of the Mitsubishi Shogun around for years, until recently known as the Shogun 4Work.Nowadays, Mitsubishi has dropped the 4Work name, and instead badges the Shogun Commercial in line with its regular SUV versions.
The Lexus LFA is Toyota's showcase supercar, featuring carbon fibre construction, a raft of hi-tech kit and a bespoke V10 engine The Lexus LFA is the first supercar from the firm, but it’s far from being a half-hearted plunge.And to cement its performance credentials Lexus offers the Nurburgring pack, which lowers and stiffens the suspension for even more focused handling.
CommentsHot hatchback Alfa Romeo MiTo Cloverleaf is fast in a straight line, but a Citroen DS3 will run rings around it in corners Flagship Alfa Romeo MiTo hot hatch comes with an illustrious name from Alfa’s past – Quadrifoglio Verde is Italian for Green Cloverleaf.4 T-Jet Quadrifoglio VerdeEngines, performance and drive The highlight of the MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde is its engine.
A round of tweaks to the Lamborghini Gallardo has produced the faster, sharper and more eye-catching LP560-4 The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 looks every inch the supercar, and it has the perfomance to back it up.The Gallardo was replaced by the Lamborghini Huracan in 2014.
That's because if you remove the three-pointed star and big grille, the Citan's design, technology and engines are all taken from the rather more humble Renault Kangoo.The Citan has quite a bit of competition, but none of it shares the premium appeal of the Mercedes badge.
CommentsThe Mitsubishi i-MiEV is one of the first all electric cars, but it comes with plenty of flawsThe Mitsubishi i-MiEV is one of the few all-electric models on sale today and it's far smaller than the Nissan Leaf.As soon as you floor the throttle you'll take off at speeds that feel unusual for a motor that boasts only 66bhp.
CommentsThe Peugeot 208 GTi is well built, fast and fun, so has Peugeot finally recaptured the spirit of the 205 GTi?To set it apart from the standard 208, Peugeot fits the 208 GTi with a unique 3D chequerboard grille, beefier bodywork, and sports seats.
Although dated, the Vauxhall Antara still represents a lot of car for the money Despite having macho looks and a reasonable price tag, the Vauxhall Antara has struggled to make a significant impact on the increasingly competitive UK SUV market.There are only three trim levels in the Vauxhall Antara range, Exclusiv, Diamond and SE Nav.
The Veloster Turbo model joined the line-up in September 2012, and is powered by the same 1.Our Choice Veloster 1.