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Peugeot 3008
Apr27

Peugeot 3008

The French car-maker is entering the closely fought image-conscious crossover market writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  It is scarcely a revelation to say that SUVs and compact crossovers are enjoying a sales boom and it’s easy to see the attraction, but in this image-conscious segment it’s hard to stand out from the crowd. Or at least it was, because the new Peugeot 3008 is a very striking new entry, delicately...

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Fiat Tipo Hatchback
Apr05

Fiat Tipo Hatchback

Fiat returns to the small family car market with their new hatchback the Tipo writes Hannah Gordon What is it? A conservative family hatchback for people not wanting to blow their budget. Who is it aimed at? With its generous interior space and harsh plastics it suits extremely well to a family, the large boot is capable of swallowing some serious luggage and the rear seats have isofix points. The Fiat Tipo offers superb value for...

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Citroen C3 BlueHDi 75 S&S
Feb28

Citroen C3 BlueHDi 75 S&S

Citroen’s new C3 proves to be an impressive package with a smart price writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  Citroen has charmed us over the years with quirky, innovative designs and in the hotly contested, but relatively dull small hatchback segment, the C3 guarantees to stand out from the crowd. Who is it aimed at? The funky design shouts ‘look at me!’ inside and out so this is the car for someone who wants to...

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Audi Q2
Feb08

Audi Q2

Q is for Quality – Audi’s new baby of the SUV range ticks all the premium boxes writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  Its clear Audi know a thing or two about creating desirable SUVs given the popularity of their existing Q range of cars and their latest addition to the Q family is the smallest in the line-up, the Q2. Who is it aimed at? The compact crossover market is dominated by volume sellers so Audi is aiming to carve a...

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Renault Megane Sports Tourer GT
Feb01

Renault Megane Sports Tourer GT

With ‘Smart looks, low fuel bills and generous kit the Sports Tourer ticks all the right boxes’, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  The latest newcomer to a growing sector of estate or pseudo-estate versions of hatchbacks is the Mégane Sports Tourer, and it faces stiff competition from the likes of the Ford Focus Estate, Opel Astra Sports Tourer and SEAT’s sporty Leon ST. Who is it aimed at? If space for the kids,...

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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
Jan17

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

Is the Mercedes-Benz GLC a match for its sporty rivals such as the BMW X4 writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  When BMW launched the X6, they proved that they could create a demand for something we never knew we wanted.  Motoring critics may have been baffled by the very idea of an SUV coupe but BMW showrooms worldwide have resonated with the footsteps of eager customers. Today the crossover coupe is a must-have in any premium range....

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