Volkswagen has released prices for the new seventh-generation Golf. Starting from £16,330, it will be sold with a choice of four petrol engines and two diesel engines. All will have seven airbags, semi-automatic air-con and a touchscreen entertainment system with DAB radio that’s teed up for your bluetooth phone, MP3 player and USB card. GTI and BlueMotion models follow in 2013.
The new Kia Sorento
Kia’s latest Sorento SUV has been revamped and will now be sold only as a seven-seater. The new re-engineered car is bigger inside and should be more refined and more fun to drive. It should also be cheaper to run than its predecessor. With all-wheel drive and a 2.2-litre CRDi turbo-diesel engine as standard, it’s an appealing choice for family trips.
The new Caterham Seven
Ever dreamed of racing professionally? Buying the latest, fastest-ever Caterham and racing it in the top class in next year’s Superlight R600 Championship might be the closest you’ll ever get. The Superlight R600 is the first supercharged production Seven the iconic British sports car maker has ever produced, with a 2-litre Ford Duratec engine, producing 275bhp. It’s yours for £44,995.