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The Octavia Scout is a member of a growing tribe of soft-road estates for country-loving folk

The SL400 is what the car magazines rather patronisingly call a 'gentleman's cruiser'

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Jamie Merrill found the "gentleman's cruiser" to be a little too refined

The Suzuki Celerio has a top speed of 96mph

Suzuki Celerio, motoring review: A great runaround, but put the brakes on motorway trips

No matter how keenly the Celerio is priced, Jamie Merrill can't get over his first impressions: that Suzuki has missed a thing or two

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Smart ForTwo Prime, motoring review: This model is small but not quite perfectly formed

Small-car buyers have never had it so good, and so the Smart ForTwo does not seem such a compelling proposition, says Sean O'Grady

Audi TT 2.0 TFSI Quattro: This new model reveals a bit of 'gender' transformation

When the Audi TT first launched in 1999, the conventional wisdom was that it was a 'girls' car. But the new TT is, if anything, a little more bloke-friendly

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Jeremy and co have all missed the point about the new Lexus RC F

Lexus RC F - I drove the last car Clarkson reviewed for Top Gear

'Jeremy had this one last week and left it in a bit of a mess'

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Nissan Pulsar, motoring review: I'm all for frugality, but stay away from the spare parts bin

It feels like Nissan's accountants spotted a segment they were missing out on

The Lexus NX300h is their latest hybrid SUV

Lexus NX300h, motoring review: Built for Tokyo's streets, not rural British A-roads

Jamie Merrill was cursing the vague steering and bumpy ride on a drive from Cardiff to Aberystwyth

The Seat Leon ST Cupra is kitted out with an impressive 280 horsepower

Seat Leon ST Cupra 280, motoring review: A tasty little number, especially on hairpin bends

Price: £28,505
Engine capacity: 2 litre petrol
Power output (PS @ RPM): 280@5,600
Top speed (MPH): 155
Fuel economy (MPG): 42.2
CO2 emissions (G/Km): 157

The Skoda Fabia has a top speed of 113mph

Skoda Fabia, motoring review: This new hatchback is Fab to drive, but lacks character

Price: £13,390
Engine capacity: 1.2-litre 3 cylinder petrol
Power output (bhp @ rpm): 89 @ 4,200
Top speed (mph): 113
Fuel economy (mpg): 60.1
CO2 emissions (g/km): 107

A revvy delight: the new Ford Focus

Ford Focus, motoring review: Less is more for this ubiquitous car. But you knew that

Price £23,520
Engine capacity 1.5-litre petrol
Power output (bhp@rpm) 182@6,000
Top speed (mph) 138
Fuel economy (mpg) 51.4
Co2 emissions (g/km) 127

The Mercedes CLS 350 has been reborn with new engines and a nine-speed automatic gearbox

Mercedes CLS 350, motoring review: A Hilton on wheels for Mr Big and (some of) his children

PRICE £49,950
ENGINE CAPACITY 3.0-litre V6 diesel
POWER OUTPUT (bhp @ rpm) 258 @ 3,600
TOP SPEED (mph) 155
FUEL ECONOMY (mpg) 52.3
CO2 EMISSIONS (g/km) 142

Inoffensive: the new Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 Premium 1.2, motoring review: As friendly and eager as a Jack Russell terrier

PRICE £13,725 (£14,220 as tested)
ENGINE CAPACITY 1.2 litre petrol

Part Porsche, part Prius: the BMW i8

BMW i8, motoring review: I've just driven the future - and it's green and powerful

Price: £99,895
Engine capacity: 1.5-litre petrol engine, plus electric motor
Power output (bhp @ rpm): 357 @ 5,800
Top speed (mph): 155
Fuel economy (mpg): 134.5
CO2 emissions (g/km): 49

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