Honda Civic Type R
Oct22

Honda Civic Type R

Hannah Gordon gets behind the wheel of the much anticipated Honda Civic Type R What is it? Imagine the cars you see on the Fast and Furious films and you won’t be far off the mark. The Type R is a mental looking machine with outrageous styling, but underneath its showy exterior is a 5-door hatchback with a plentiful boot space.   Who is it aimed at? The performance the Type R offers is extremely fast but with the price, running costs...

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Volvo V40 D2
Oct05

Volvo V40 D2

Can Volvo finally crack its rather boring reputation and appeal to the younger market asks Hannah Gordon What is it? It seems that Volvo have finally produced a car that can compete with the best in the hatchback market. The Volvo V40 certainly looks the part but it will need more than looks to take on the best. Can Volvo finally crack its rather boring reputation and appeal to the younger market. Who is it aimed at? The size lends...

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DS4 DStyle Nav Blue HDi 120
Aug07

DS4 DStyle Nav Blue HDi 120

Part hatchback, part SUV can the DS4 be all things to all people asks Hannah Gordon What is it? As described by DS, this is a high stance 5 door coupe and separates itself across many sectors including the hatchback and SUV markets. Who is it aimed at? Due to the DS4’s coupe styling it really limits space inside so is not practical for a family. The DS badging and avant-garde design mean the DS4 could appeal to the young and trendy...

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MG6 TL
Jul17

MG6 TL

MG is back in Britain and Hannah Gordon finds out whether the new 2015 MG6 can reignite the brand What is it? MG once the epitome of the British sports car scene has in recent times fallen by the wayside, now owned by the SAIC Motor Corporation based in China they are hoping to revive this car marque. The latest MG6 with its facelift 2015 model hopes to make more of an impact into the mid size hatchback market than the previous model....

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DS5 Prestige 180 6-Speed Auto
Jul15

DS5 Prestige 180 6-Speed Auto

Hannah Gordon drives the face lifted DS5, the first model from the new standalone DS brand. What is it? The DS brand has cut its apron strings and become a separate make which wears its own DS badge with pride. Marketed as the prestige car maker its flagship model the DS5 is an important string to its bow, already having success with the DS3 and DS4. Who is it aimed at? The DS5 due to its economical engines and low emissions would...

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0 JTDM TCT QV
May20

Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0 JTDM TCT QV

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta offers a unique Italian flavour in the hatchback market writes Hannah Gordon What is it ? Alfa’s representation in the sporty hatchback market comes from this the Giulietta TCT QV. This little Italian seriously looks the part and has the charismatic Italian flare oozing out of every shut line, but can it really make a dent on a market dominated by Volkswagon, Ford and Vauxhall. Who is it aimed at? This car is...

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