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SEAT duo pass their driving test

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AA Driving School instructors are to be given the option to choose two of SEAT’s most popular models – the Arona crossover and Ibiza supermini. The deal struck by SEAT Fleet will see the Ibiza FR 1.0 TSI 95 PS and the Arona SE Technology 1.0 TSI 95 PS become …

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Renault Captur review

Renault Captur S Edition

When it was originally launched in 2013, the Renault Captur followed the Nissan Juke as a pioneer in the new compact crossover segment. A lot has changed since then and it’s now a crowded marketplace, with serious competition from the likes of the Volkswagen T-Cross, Ford Puma, Skoda Kamiq, Nissan …

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Skoda Kamiq review

Skoda Kamiq review

We drive the Skoda Kamiq – one of the new kids on the block in the hotly-contest compact SUV sector. Joining its Volkswagen Group cousins, the Seat Arona and Volkswagen T-Cross, the Kamiq enters the wider battle currently being led by the likes of the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Dacia …

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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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Tow Car Awards 2019 – all the winners

Volkswagen Arteon - Winner Tow Car Awards 2019

The Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TDI 150PS Elegance DSG fastback has been crowned Overall Winner at the Tow Car Awards 2019. In all, 40 cars were entered, competing for nine awards and the VW fastback also won its 1550-1699kg weight class. The cars were tested in groups according to their respective …

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Ford Fiesta Active review

Ford Fiesta Active

We road test the rufty-tufty version of the UK’s best-selling new car, but is the Ford Fiesta Active distinctive enough to stand out in the compact crossover crowd? Ford claims the Active combines “SUV inspired styling with Fiesta driving dynamics”. A bold claim, and at first sight there are only …

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Hyundai Kona review

Hyundai Kona review

The striking Hyundai Kona joins the fiercely competitive battle of the compact crossovers, but is it just a case of style over substance? What is it? Up until recently, the likes of the Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur virtually had the small SUV sector sewn up. However, within …

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Seat Arona review

Seat Arona review

The compact crossover sector has increased four-fold since 2015 and the latest example to hit the showrooms is the all-new Seat Arona. Sitting below the acclaimed Ateca SUV in the range, the Arona will do battle with the likes of the recently-launched Kia Stonic, Hyundai Kona, VW T-Roc and Citroen …

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Ford EcoSport review

Ford EcoSport review

Three years on from its European launch, Ford’s baby SUV, the EcoSport, has been treated to a much-needed upgrade. A mild exterior makeover, new technology, more refinement and comfort, plus an extra engine and an all-wheel drive option, have transformed the car into a more serious contender in the blossoming …

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Citroen C3 Aircross review

Citroen C3 Aircross review

You can count of Citroen when it comes to launching distinctive cars, and the funky new C3 Aircross is a perfect example. Effectively replacing the quirky C3 Picasso mini MPV, the Aircross is marketed as a “compact SUV” and is up against some serious rivals in this hotly-contested sector. There’s …

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