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First glimpse of the all-new Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan has released the first official spy shots of a camouflaged third-generation Nissan Qashqai undergoing testing. The compact crossover that changed the face of the European car market when it was originally launched in 2006, and spawned many imitators, has been a huge sales success. To date, more than three …

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Ford Puma review

Ford Puma review

Once in a while a new car comes along that creates an instant buzz. The distinctive all-new Ford Puma is one such vehicle. Winner of a ‘car of the year’ award (What Car?) before the first customer cars have even been delivered, it should not be confused with the dinky …

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First big prize for impressive new Ford Puma

Ford Puma - Spain launch

The all-new Ford Puma compact SUV has been crowned What Car? Car of the Year 2020, beating off the challenge of 26 other category winners. Rivals for the overall Car of the Year title included the Skoda Scala, Range Rover Evoque and Tesla Model 3 among others, reflecting the diversity …

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Nissan Juke review

Nissan Juke review

It’s 10 years since Nissan launched the Juke – the first compact crossover. Buyers loved its chunky, funky looks and it became an instant success. Naturally it triggered the competition to develop similar models and many of the recent newcomers, such as the Skoda Kamiq and Volkswagen T-Cross, showed up …

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Volkswagen T-Cross review

Volkswagen T-Cross review

You don’t need me to tell you that SUVs and crossovers are all the rage. That winning combination of high driving position, space, rugged good looks and perceived safety is still driving the new car market. The T-Cross, Volkswagen’s new kid on the block, is the baby of the brand’s …

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Kia XCeed review

Kia XCeed review

When the latest Kia Ceed was launched in 2018 it was a real step-up – a genuine rival to the biggest-selling cars in the hatchback sector, including the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra. Since then it has been joined by the Ceed GT (warm hatch), ProCeed and Sportswagon …

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Revealed: Britain’s best used cars

SEAT Ateca

The SEAT Ateca has won the inaugural UK Best Used Car Awards staged by leading online automotive marketplace, CarGurus. Recognising the best buys in the used car market across 13 categories, including city cars, superminis, small family cars, crossovers, SUVs and performance cars, the expert judging panel of motoring journalists also looked …

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DS 3 Crossback review

DS 3 Crossback review

It’s been a few years since DS Automobiles split from Citroen to become an innovative premium brand. Like its big brother, the DS 7, the DS 3 Crossback is a distinctive car. Competing with other upmarket compact SUVs, including the Audi Q2, MINI Countryman and Volkswagen T-Roc, the DS 3 …

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SEAT Tarraco review

SEAT Tarraco review

The new seven-seater Tarraco completes SEAT’s SUV line-up, slotting in above the compact Arona and mid-sized Ateca. Closely related to its VW Group cousins, the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace and Skoda Kodiaq, it’s arguably the best-looking, better-proportioned version, boasting SEAT’s trademark sharp lines. Back in the day, you’d have to choose …

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Ford Focus Active review

Ford Focus Active review

Rugged versions of regular cars are nothing new – think Volvo’s ‘Cross Country’ range, Skoda’s Scouts and Audi’s Allroads. I’m sure Ford would like us to think of the Focus Active as one such vehicle, but the reality is that it’s a bit of a softie – more like a …

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