Hatchback

16 Feb 2018
      Park Hyundai’s i30N next to a VW Golf GTi and it’s easy to see where the Koreans have firmly set their sights. The Golf of course has long been the go-to hatchback bench-mark, and it’s not stretching the imagination too far to say that, even in their respective milder forms, both the i30 and the definitive people’s car share certain similarities: Size for starters, plus the ability to seat...
02 Nov 2016
   Practicality must have been high on Honda’s agenda when it came to designing the latest incarnation of their HR-V. Small and far more rounded externally than the original HR-V of 1999 it may be, but the latest entry into the ever growing compact crossover market is (Cliché coming up) positively Tardis-like on the inside. Families take note.     The HR-V – that stands for High Rider...
04 Jun 2016
    Suzuki is well known globally for its expertise in small cars and this is their latest example. Called the Baleno, at 3.99 metres long, it fits nicely into Suzuki’s range between the smaller Swift and the more off-road-orientated Vitara SUV and offers a more rational choice for buyers looking for extra interior space and a larger boot capacity. Suzuki say, the Baleno offers the best tandem...
09 Aug 2015
  Excitingly practical is how Honda describes the latest edition to their ever popular Civic line-up: The Civic Sport. And to a certain extent at least it’s not stretching one’s imagination too far to see why.       If ever there was a car that exploded the myth that all new hatchbacks had to look the same then surely the last generation Honda Civic was that hatchback. The triangular fog-lamps,...
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