A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.
Lots of crossover showroom appeal, and lives up to it out on the road.
Peugeot has at last rediscovered some hot hatch form. Not the most startling small fast hatch, but a good effort.
It’s handsome, well-built and pleasant, with Kia’s monster warranty an added draw.
Another string to Kia’s ever more impressive bow, the Picanto is a fun and interesting city car.
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
Peugeot’s back on form, though it’s a GTI in an R/RS world and it struggles to engage.
A big French saloon might be an oddball choice, but the 508 looks bold, feels good and drives (mostly) well
Peugeot ditches MPVs, does crossovers instead. Seven-seat 5008 is the biggest yet
Peugeot has a hit on its hands with the good looking and cheerily willing 208.
The 2008 is a proper little mashup, which just about works.
A well-considered first effort from Kia: a hot hatch nicely suited to the everyday real world.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
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The Peugeot 508 SW is a better car than the Citroen C5 Tourer it shares its chassis with.
Not the most rounded family estate, but the big Pug oozes desirability. Much cooler than a 3 Series
It won't trouble the cream of the three-door hatch brigade, but it's a mighty good effort, and looks fantastic.
The Kia Cee'd is the car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception. It might be a straight clone of a Toyota/Ford/VW hatch, but it’s a damn good one.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed