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Fiat 500X review (2014 – 2017)

What is it? All-new compact crossover variant of 500 line. Key features: On and off-road versions, nine-speed auto gearbox, drive selector.

Suzuki Swift Dualjet review

The frugal new Dualjet petrol engine in the Suzuki Swift provides the same performance as the old engine but with better fuel economy and lower emissions.

Mini 5-door hatch review

What is it? New five-door variant of the latest MINI. Key features: Two extra doors, longer wheelbase, full engine range.

Vauxhall Corsa review

What is it? An all-new version of Vauxhall' big-selling supermini. Key features: New look, better quality, more equipment.

Nissan Pulsar review

What is it? C segment family hatch, first from Nissan in seven years. Key features: Longest wheelbase in class, cabin space, frugal engines.

Fiat Panda Cross review

The Fiat Panda Cross does a lot of what a Land Rover can do, but in a smaller, lighter and more economical package.

Volkswagen Polo review

The Volkswagen Polo compares favourably with rivals and build quality adds to residual values. A strong contender in the supermini sector.

Toyota Yaris review (2014)

The heavily-revised Toyota Yaris supermini is a major improvement, with much more style than its predecessor.

Citroën C1 Airscape review

What is it? Mk2 version of French brand’s joint programme city car. Key features: Bolder visuals, more efficient engines, open-top version.

SEAT Leon Cupra review

The Leon Cupra is the performance version of SEAT’s latest family hatch. It ticks all the boxes and can only enhance an already envied reputation.

Dacia Sandero review

Dacia is in many ways the brand of the moment. The Romanian budget marque is now being launched into the UK by its owner since 1999, Renault.

Volvo V40 review

The all-new Volvo V40 has a low price, high spec and class-leading safety. This is definitely one Volvo the Germans should be concerned about.

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