Our cars: Kia Soul, Lexus IS, Mitsubishi Outlander and Skoda Octavia

We welcome a new arrival to the What Car? fleet in the form of the Kia Soul, and catch up with some more familiar faces

Words By Tom Webster

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Every day we take a look at a selection of the cars we live with on a day-to-day basis. Today we have a new arrival in the form of the Kia Soul, while we also take a look at the Lexus IS, the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Skoda Octavia.

First up, the Kia Soul is the newest arrival to the What Car? fleet. It's being run by our photographer Will Williams, and the specification has a few unusual additions. Find out what we've got on our car, and why.

Deputy road test editor Vicky Parrott has been musing on the Lexus IS's future when up against plug-in hybrids such as the Volkswagen Golf GTE. See what she thinks here.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV might have proved popular with a few What Car? colleagues, but it has caused a couple of problems for a chap called Charlie. See who Charlie is and why he has had issues here.

Finally, the Skoda Octavia has been put to work as a uni-house-clearing tool. See how it coped here.

Read the rest of our weekly long-termer updates here.