The Ford Fiesta hatchback has been the most popular super-mini in the UK for over a decade. It launched in 1976 and has gone through many versions since then to the seventh generation of the Fiesta launched in 2017. The cabin and the driver-assistance technology had a major re-vamp and the overall look was modernised.
Sportback is the name given to the five-door variant of Audi's compact hatchback. The Audi A3 Sportback is a family hatchback that starts at £22,190 According to Audi the sharp and expressive lines give the Audi A3 Sportback a dynamic look.
Here in the UK we like to stay true to Vauxhall, as a patriotic lot many of us do think about Vauxhall for a vehicle because they are still being built here in the UK…. however Vauxhall remain competitive in the car industry making sure they have strong contenders within in each category of vehicle whether it be family car, crossover or executive… so no surprise that the new Viva will give other cars in its class a run of their money. The new Viva is smaller that its 1960 namesake, and falls into the city car class. This is already a very competitive market so lets take a look at why Vauxhall think they are on to a winner…..
The Viva City car
The new Viva is not going to really turn any heads, and when placed with its rivals other models do look better in
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With summer on its way, and a new batch of cars fresh off the production line, many of us might just be thinking about an upgrade, perhaps even go topless. Despite the changeable and often wet weather we get in the UK, we actually buy more convertibles than any other country in Europe. In fact, our mild summers provide the perfect conditions for driving with the roof down. You still get the fresh air and the sunshine, but don’t have to worry so much about heat stroke or sunburn.
Fortunately, driving a convertible no longer means droughts, leaks and a flapping canvas. Today’s convertibles offer drivers comfort and refinement that you would expect with any solid-roofed vehicle.
This year brings with it an array of great convertibles to tempt you. But,
Every year, Euro NCAP produce a list of the cars that have performed the best in their categories. This is done as a “Best of Class” basis, as star ratings between different categories cannot be easily compared, to show which vehicles performed best. This comparison is done within each calendar year. The scores for all areas of assessment are used to make the calculation. However, only standard safety equipment is used in the rating, and optional equipment is excluded.
The following cars were rated as the Safest in 2016. The other safety systems that NCAP scored each vehicle for are; Active Bonnet, AEB Pedestrian, AEB C [...]
The Audi A8 may seem like it’s all about good looks and sleek interiors. But there is much more to it. As standard across the Audi range, your A8 can come with a variety of additional safety features. From lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control to a night vision camera. Furthermore, its night vision kit boasts hi-tech LED Matrix headlights that can project 250 metres ahead without dazzling oncoming traffic.
If you’re looking for an affordable, spacious family vehicle, then you can’t really go wrong with the Skoda Octavia. A large hatchback, it competes with the VW Golf on price, but is more like the VW Passat in size.
The VW Golf is an absolute all rounder, and has been for many years; hence the seventh generation of the same name. It is the go to choice for family cars, and whilst it isn’t cheap to buy for those with a lower budget, it is a great choice for a leasing option.