There’s probably an unwritten rule somewhere that says small superminis need to be lifeless and boring in order to form practical city transport. Thankfully, not all car makers subscribe to this view, and when time came for Mazda to develop a new Mazda2, they decided they’d inject their creation with something a little extra. A double-helping of zeal. A soul, you could say.
The Tesla Model S might just be the first electric car you can take seriously, thanks to a usable range of over 200 miles and a level of performance that ranges from hot-hatch-killer to just-downright-insane. But what's it like to live with for any length of time? And should we all head off to our nearest Tesla Store with our life savings to get one? Read our review to find out...
There's just no getting away from the fact that the executive/family saloon segment is dominated by the Germans, with the BMW 3-Series now more ubiquitous than anything with a Ford badge. That's all well and good, as they're a fine car. But it does create something of a problem: what do you do if you don't want to look like an angry executive? As it turns out, the company responsible for creating the world's safest Labrador transport has got us covered, in the form of the Volvo S60...
When we tested the Mazda6 last year, we discovered a well-engineered and incredibly well thought-out take on the traditional saloon and estate offerings. However, we did comment on the Six's tyre noise, and some clunkiness in the multimedia system’s operation. It seems Mazda's engineers were listening, because for 2015, the Mazda6 has been revised to address these issues, plus a few others.
Volvo's newest rufty-tufty models, the S60 and V60 Cross Country, are now available to order. Prices start at £30,195 for the V60 Cross Country, with the S60 kicking off at £33,695.
Perhaps this year's most anticipated new car, the Mazda MX-5, will be priced from £18,495 when it opens to pre-orders on 27th April, and will make its UK debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Honda has confirmed that the new HR-V will be powered by a choice of either 120PS 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbodiesel or 130PS 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engines when it arrives this summer.
The new SsangYong Tivoli will be priced from £12,950 when it arrives in the UK this summer. It will be offered in three trim levels with a choice of 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines.
Tesla has introduced a new all-wheel-drive entry-level version of their electric premium saloon car, dubbed the Model S 70D, priced from £54,500.
The newly revised 2015 model year MG6 is available now priced from £13,995, making it substantially cheaper than the outgoing model. MG also claims it's much better equipped, too.