First Drive News

Jul 11, 2014
The Mercedes C200 Bluetec is the cheapest way into a diesel C-Class, but is it a match for rivals such as the Audi A3 Saloon and BMW 3 Series?
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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Jul 11, 2014
Rally-inspired, 296bhp Impreza offers all-weather performance potential, but at this price it's got strong competition from all corners. We test it here in the UK.
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Jul 11, 2014
Suzuki has given its dependable supermini a mid-life face-lift to help it keep up with class front-runners, such as the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Up.
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2014 Citroen C1
Jul 10, 2014
The latest generation of Citroen's C1 city car has cheeky looks and an attractive list price, but it'll also need to major on quality if it's to undermine the current class leaders
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Jul 10, 2014
Korean brand Kia is targeting keen drivers with a 201bhp version of its five-door Ceed. We decide whether it's good enough to take on established hot hatch rivals from VW and Seat.
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Jul 9, 2014

Renault has launched a hardcore 271bhp version of its brilliant Megane Renaultsport hot hatch. We try it in the UK for the first time.

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2014 Volvo S80 D4
Jul 9, 2014
Volvo's big executive saloon gets a new, efficient 2.0 diesel D4 engine, to improve its appeal up against newer rivals such as the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6.
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Jul 9, 2014
The MC Stradale is the most hardcore version of Maserati's big coupe, and it now gets rear seats and a little more power to improve its appeal.
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Jul 8, 2014

We get behind the wheel of a heavily camouflaged prototype of the all new Corsa, ahead of its launch this autumn. Does it show enough early promise to challenge the class leaders?

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Jul 8, 2014
Mini has refreshed its quirky Paceman SUV at the same time as the more practical Countryman. We've driven the flagship John Cooper Works version, which is cleaner and a bit faster than before.
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