Our cars: Kia Soul, Skoda Octavia and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Kia Soul is still playing to its own tune, the Skoda Octavia is apparently the last word in luxury and getting the most from a tank in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Words By John Howell

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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 look at the Kia Soul, Skoda Octavia and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Staff photographer Will Williams is still battling with soft-rock music every time he fires up the Kia Soul. What has his local dealership said and is there a cure waiting in the wings?

Barnaby Jones, our web test editor, has been commenting that the Skoda Octavia's blue paintwork is not the only thing it has in common with the Tardis. Read more on his thoughts and the Skoda's virtues here.

Digital editor Nigel Donnelly has been carrying out a bit of research on how to extract the best economy from the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Apparently it's not a case of simply jumping in and driving off, so click here to find out why.

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