Our team bring you informed analysis of selected new vehicle models and put them in automotive industry perspective
At 2,350kg, it's easily the weightiest variant of the newly facelifted range. Somehow, though, the PHEV Cayenne is Porsche's most officially fuel efficient SUV yet.
The new Fabia five-door hatchback, on sale this month in Britain, is shorter but roomier and weighs an average 65kg less, boasts the largest boot in its segment and is competitively priced (from GBP10,600). But gone, sadly, is the vRS.
The Discovery will be 11 this year, but one of its rivals is older still. Launched in Japan more than 15 years ago, Mitsubishi's biggest SUV has had yet another facelift.
The era of the GBP80,000+ Jaguar estate has arrived. That's quite a reach for the seven-year old XF range. JLR won't sell many R-S Sportbrakes but it's a gutsy move to get this brand up into the maximum-margin segments, and boost the image of cheaper models.
The newly updated DS 3 is now bordering on true premium qualities and status. But with PSA insisting that DS is a brand, why is there still Citroën badging?
In a decade's time, will Great Wall have become a rising force across European markets in the way that Hyundai and Kia are now? The newly revised Steed pick-up certainly shows there is potential.
It’s not often that a vehicle is killed off just days after just-auto drives it. The lack of a diesel engine did for the Hyundai Veloster in Britain but the car is, however, still very much alive elsewhere.
You say DAY-see'a, I say DAH-chee'a, others say Datch-ya. The pronunciation hardly matters, and nor does the odd Duster model name when Renault's low-cost brand is doing so well, especially in the UK.
When it comes to electric vehicles, the science that discharges power from charged up batteries is proving stubborn.
Fresh from a mid-cycle update, the VW Scirocco is something of a survivor. While a few new entries such as the Veloster have appeared in its segment, most former rivals have now vanished as buyers continue to switch to crossovers and premium brand coupes.
Yes, it's thirsty but the straight-six under the bonnet of the new V60 Polestar is Volvo's best sounding engine yet. Even better than the sadly short-lived V8. Such a shame then that the turbo 3.0-litre is also for the axe. No chance of a reprieve, Volvo?
It can't catch the sixth place Qashqai but the recently facelifted VW Polo is now the UK's seventh best seller, ahead of the entire Audi A3 range.
After years in the European wilderness, Lexus now seems set on a steady path of sales expansion. The new NX, a RAV4-sized crossover, is the next step in its plan to become a sports-premium brand.
Given how long Audi has been having success with marketing quattro as a sub-brand, it's surprising how long it took to release a series production small car with all-wheel drive. Was the S1 worth the wait?
When it first appeared, the Golf Plus seemed to be answering a question no-one was asking. But Volkswagen had seen an opportunity, and around 150,000 were built and sold worldwide in this model's best years. Now comes the replacement, the Sportsvan, or in Britain, the SV.
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