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Gallic quirkiness meets pragmatism in the new crossover hatchback

With the increasing diversification of the new car market, finding a hitherto untapped niche is no easy thing.But the Citroën C4 Cactus – which is not a C4 (we’ll come to that in...

    Citroën C4 Cactus

    Gallic quirkiness meets pragmatism in the new crossover hatchback With the increasing diversification of the new car market, finding a hitherto untapped niche is no easy thing.But the Citroën C4 Cactus – which is not a C4 (we’ll come to that in...

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An over-firm ride and a lack of driver engagement detract from the appeal of Lexus's rival to the BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque and Audi Q5

The BMW X3-sized Lexus NX was born out of 2013’s LF-NX concept. The edgy-looking concept previewed the product...

    Lexus NX

    An over-firm ride and a lack of driver engagement detract from the appeal of Lexus's rival to the BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque and Audi Q5 The BMW X3-sized Lexus NX was born out of 2013’s LF-NX concept. The edgy-looking concept previewed the product...

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Toyota gets mildly adventurous with its second-generation city car

During almost a decade of service, the first-generation Aygo has proven itself a fine starter car for Toyota.Built in a joint venture with Peugeot and Citroën, the snappily styled, ...

    Toyota Aygo

    Toyota gets mildly adventurous with its second-generation city car During almost a decade of service, the first-generation Aygo has proven itself a fine starter car for Toyota.Built in a joint venture with Peugeot and Citroën, the snappily styled, ...

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Toyota gets mildly adventurous with its second-generation city car

During almost a decade of service, the first-generation Aygo has proven itself a fine starter car for Toyota.Built in a joint venture with Peugeot and Citroën, the snappily styled, ...

    Toyota Aygo

    Toyota gets mildly adventurous with its second-generation city car During almost a decade of service, the first-generation Aygo has proven itself a fine starter car for Toyota.Built in a joint venture with Peugeot and Citroën, the snappily styled, ...

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Toyota gets mildly adventurous with its second-generation city car

During almost a decade of service, the first-generation Aygo has proven itself a fine starter car for Toyota.Built in a joint venture with Peugeot and Citroën, the snappily styled, ...

    Toyota Aygo

    Toyota gets mildly adventurous with its second-generation city car During almost a decade of service, the first-generation Aygo has proven itself a fine starter car for Toyota.Built in a joint venture with Peugeot and Citroën, the snappily styled, ...

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The STI is back, but is it a match for Europe's best hot hatches?

After a long time in a wilderness of exchange rate-induced irrelevance, the Subaru WRX STI is back – and at a price that demands the sort of full appraisal that only an Autocar road...

    Subaru WRX STI

    The STI is back, but is it a match for Europe's best hot hatches? After a long time in a wilderness of exchange rate-induced irrelevance, the Subaru WRX STI is back – and at a price that demands the sort of full appraisal that only an Autocar road...

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Plug-in petrol-electric version of the A3 Sportback aims to prove that hybrid motoring can be involving and fun as well as environmentally friendly

The rate of engineering change in the automotive world is such that the image of the hybrid car has e...

    Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

    Plug-in petrol-electric version of the A3 Sportback aims to prove that hybrid motoring can be involving and fun as well as environmentally friendly The rate of engineering change in the automotive world is such that the image of the hybrid car has e...

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BMW's Audi A5 rival is luxurious and stylish, but isn't as exciting to drive as the older 3-series saloon

The Gran Coupé joins the Coupé and Convertible to complete a triumvirate of 4-series body styles to match the 6-series above it.While the Cou...

    BMW 4-series Gran Coupé

    BMW's Audi A5 rival is luxurious and stylish, but isn't as exciting to drive as the older 3-series saloon The Gran Coupé joins the Coupé and Convertible to complete a triumvirate of 4-series body styles to match the 6-series above it.While the Cou...

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BMW's Audi A5 rival is luxurious and stylish, but isn't as exciting to drive as the older 3-series saloon

The Gran Coupé joins the Coupé and Convertible to complete a triumvirate of 4-series body styles to match the 6-series above it.While the Cou...

    BMW 4-series Gran Coupé

    BMW's Audi A5 rival is luxurious and stylish, but isn't as exciting to drive as the older 3-series saloon The Gran Coupé joins the Coupé and Convertible to complete a triumvirate of 4-series body styles to match the 6-series above it.While the Cou...

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The new Jeep Cherokee is an improvement over the old model, but it isn't yet in the league of German competitors

In its homeland, the Jeep Cherokee is a staple of the Jeep range, and until it disappeared from UK showrooms during 2010, it was he...

    Jeep Cherokee

    The new Jeep Cherokee is an improvement over the old model, but it isn't yet in the league of German competitors In its homeland, the Jeep Cherokee is a staple of the Jeep range, and until it disappeared from UK showrooms during 2010, it was he...

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The successor to Lamborghini's Gallardo is a more grown-up supercar, and that suits us down to the ground

It would be easy to feel a tinge of sympathy for dear old Lamborghini and its all-new Huracán, what with the knee-tremblingly good LaFerrari t...

    Lamborghini Huracan

    The successor to Lamborghini's Gallardo is a more grown-up supercar, and that suits us down to the ground It would be easy to feel a tinge of sympathy for dear old Lamborghini and its all-new Huracán, what with the knee-tremblingly good LaFerrari t...

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The V60 Polestar is a pricey but surprisingly decent fast new estate from Volvo

There will only ever be 125 Volvo V60 Polestars made for the UK market, all in right-hand drive. So even though the car costs a tear-inducing £49,775 you will always be...

    Volvo V60 Polestar

    The V60 Polestar is a pricey but surprisingly decent fast new estate from Volvo There will only ever be 125 Volvo V60 Polestars made for the UK market, all in right-hand drive. So even though the car costs a tear-inducing £49,775 you will always be...

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