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The Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer is another take on the ruggedised, four-wheel drive, full-size estate car. Haven't we been there and done that? Yes, but while it won't win any prizes for originality, it's hard to find fault with Vauxhall's execution.
With the fourth generation version of their Swift supermini, Suzuki have stayed true to the design principles that have long served them in the small car sector, low running costs, high quality and a spacious cabin being the highlights. The car is now lighter and more spacious, plus there's the option of mild hybrid technology.
The Hyundai IONIQ is the first car ever to go on sale with three different forms of electric power. You can choose from pure electric propulsion, hybrid or a plug-in combination. That covers all of the major green car bases and pitches the Korean machine into direct competition with the class leaders. Does it have the credentials to beat them? We tried a Hybrid version to find out.
Simple but effective, the Lotus Elise remains one of the finest drivers' cars around and the latest models enhance its reputation with sharper looks and improved efficiency. The lightweight design gives the Elise an edge in so many areas that it's hard to see rival manufacturers not following suit.
With a 450PS 2.9 TFSI V6 biturbo engine under the bonnet, Audi's RS 5 has plenty of firepower, plus quattro 4WD to give it an advantage over similarly quick BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 rivals. The original version of this model didn't quite create the impact Ingolstadt was hoping for, hence the need for this sleeker, lighter, more agile second generation model. As before, the spec looks impressive, including an RS sport exhaust system and a sport differential. It all adds up to a fearsome performance car.
The second generation Audi SQ5 packs a 354PS twin-turbo V6 TFSI petrol powerplant into a mid-sized SUV. Do you really need that much power? Not really. Would you like it though? You bet. It's not cheap but it does bring a welcome shot of sparkle to the Q5 line-up.