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Goodwood Festival of Speed and brace of cars announced this week

Weekly round-up: new Vauxhalls, Golf GTI’s 40th birthday and Seat Ateca driven

There’s no getting around the fact that today’s date is significant, with the news that the UK will leave the EU following last night’s referendum. No one seems quite sure what it’ll really mean yet, but here at ContractHireAndLeasing.com, it’s business as usual. We’ve put together our round-up, with a condensed look at this week’s top automotive stories. X marks the spot for Vauxhall Several manufacturers have announced model updates this week, with Vauxhall kicking things off with the reworked Mokka X crossover. Available from October, the refreshed model gets a pretty new face and the e...

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Practical and powerful: Top five hot hatchbacks

Hot hatchbacks have evolved massively over the last decade or so but, for them to work effectively, they must provide what they always have – power and practicality in equal measure. With seemingly every manufacturer offering spiced up variants of mainstream models, we’ve put together five hot hatches we think make the best all-rounders. Volkswagen Golf GTI Five reasons why VW’s Golf GTI is the definitive hot hatch The Volkswagen Golf GTI is the most recognisable hot hatch of all time, and not without reason – forty years of constant development and improvements means it has become a stand...

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The SEAT Ateca is the Spanish company's first SUV

First drive review: Seat Ateca 2016

When you’re late to the party, you’d better make an impact when you finally arrive, and that’s exactly what Seat has achieved with their new SUV. Designed to go head-to-head with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar and its own sibling, the Volkswagen Tiguan, it’s built on the same MQB platform that underpins the well-liked Seat Leon, as well as the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3. The Leon link hasn’t been lost on the designers, who have managed to retain the sharp-edged styling of the hatchback and transferred that into a high-riding SUV. The transfer works well, with the sharp li...

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Ford Fiesta is the most popular choice of salary sacrifice vehicle

2016’s top ten salary sacrifice cars revealed by Tusker

Tusker has confirmed the Ford Fiesta is the most popular choice of salary sacrifice vehicle. The Ford hatchback is followed by Nissan’s popular crossovers – the Juke and Qashqai – which take second and third place respectively. Government urged to leave salary sacrifice car schemes alone The list comes from salary sacrifice provider Tusker. More than ever, this year’s list demonstrates the increasing dominance of low-emission cars – nine of the ten models to make the list produce under 100g/km of C02. With average new cars in the UK emitting 124g/km, that puts Tusker salary sacrifice cars ...

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