The Abarth name might be a bit of a mystery to some younger buyers who won’t remember it being plastered over hot Fiats of the 1970s and early ’80s.
Welcome to the car that in its first two decades of life reshaped the global automotive landscape.
Mazda has produced some of the best SUVs in recent years. The spacious and capable CX-5 is perhaps my favourite of the Nissan Qashqai-sized vehicles, while the stylish CX-3 can hold its head high in the Nissan Juke category.
The DS3 Crossback is a small, trendy crossover designed to do battle with the Mini Countryman, Audi Q2 and BMW X2.
Vauxhall’s Astra has been one of the best-selling family hatch-backs for 40 years now.
I’ve long mourned the death of the term shooting brake.
Kia is a company that has expanded relentlessly and with great success over the past decade.
Nissan took a new direction when it launched the fifth-generation Nissan Micra.
A full decade ago Ford transformed the supermini market with the sixth-generation Fiesta.
New-age, BMW-owned MINI has long traded on the heritage of the British brand to sell cars, and the John Cooper Works Clubman is the perfect example of this.
The Citroen C5 Aircross is yet another entrant into the already crowded family SUV market.
Things don’t have to be complicated –and the Japanese car firm Suzuki are masters at keeping things simple.
The Lexus ES is a full-sized Executive saloon that might get forgotten in a segment dominated by cars such as the BMW 5 Series, the Mercedes E-Class or the Audi A6. Yet it doesn’t deserve to be.
The new Focus is one of my favourite family hatchbacks.
Car buyers can’t see the forest for the trees when it comes to SUVs, so crowded is the market, but somehow Land Rover still manages to stick out from the crowd.
While some may be surprised to see Bentley producing an SUV, those who’ve kept an eye on the market have had plenty of time to get used to the idea.
Wisely perhaps, Audi has taken its time in creating its first fully electric car.
In 13 years as a motoring writer I’ve never driven a Ferrari.
It’s hard to think of a modern-day motoring success story to rival that of BMW’s MINI.
The Q3 has been an absolute phenomenon for Audi, selling more than 1.1 million since it went on sale in 2011.
Mercedes wants its A-Class to meet a wide cross-section of customer needs.
Fonab Castle, by Pitlochry, was the jumping-off point for a 200-mile drive in Volvo’s latest release.
The Japanese have always been good at coming up with interesting names for their cars.
The EcoSport is Ford’s smallest SUV.
In concept, Volkswagen’s up! was smarter even than the finished product we see here, the original 2007 prototype rear-engined just like the early Beetle as the German designers sought to find more space from an ever-smaller roadway footprint.
Think the BMW X5 is a big car? Think again – this is its bigger brother, the X7.
The improved Lexus RC is a premium two-door coupe that delivers smart design, Lexus luxury and craftsmanship, plus a refined and even quite engaging driving experience.
If you take a look at a map of the UK, you don’t get much more remote than the Isles of Lewis and Harris, out there in the Atlantic Ocean.
When it comes to quality, you used to have to go big. Little cars were fine around town but rubbish on the motorway and missing the gizmos and gadgets of their bigger brethren.
It’s always sad to see an old friend go and, in automotive terms, we’re all going to take a while to get over the demise of the hardy old Land Rover Defender.
People love the appearance of coupes but aren’t as keen on getting in and out of them. Who looks graceful trying to wriggle behind a tipped-forward front seat to get into the back?
The Rifter is Peugeot’s take on a mid-size people carrier.