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Car review: New Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris

After a £70m facelift, the new Yaris is a step up from its predecessors – but can it compete with Polos and Fiestas? Reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay finds out.

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Car review: Great Wall Steed S

Great Wall Steed exterior

China’s first foray into the UK market is being spearheaded by a sluggish pick-up. But its performance in tough conditions impresses Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Volvo V40 T5 R-Design

Toyota V40 exterior

Volvo’s new V40 will appeal to fans of fast-paced motoring. But performance like this doesn’t come cheap, writes reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Peugeot 508 saloon

Peugeot 508 saloon

Sturdy, wholesome and admirable: the Peugeot 508 might not set pulses racing but it’s a solid family or executive car, says reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan

There’s a good reason for naming Porsche’s new SUV after a big cat: it’s powerful, elegant and likely to turn heads, writes reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Infiniti Q70

Infiniti Q70 exterior

The Q70 is Infiniti's executive saloon and a rival to the likes of the awesome German BMW 5 Series. The big problem facing the luxury Japanese brand is that it isn't known too well in the UK.

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Car review: Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ exterior

The updated Subaru BRZ is one of the most appealing sports cars around, writes our impressed reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai second generation

With its modern looks and an improved interior perfect for many years of hardcore family use, the second generation of Nissan's bestselling SUV is likely to be a hit.

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Car review: Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid electric SUV

Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid electric vehicle exterior

This high-tech hybrid SUV is in a class of its own. A great choice for environmentally conscious families, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Car review: Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 exterior

Mazda's new SUV is powerful, comfortable and safe. It's the perfect solution for motorists with young families, writes car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay.

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Tim Barnes-Clay

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Tim is an experienced motoring writer with a background in radio and TV journalism. He puts his pedal to the metal each week with his must-read car reviews.

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