The new Mini has been an unmitigated success. People love its cheeky looks, cheerfully modernised from its classic forebear, along with its go-kart handling and the perceived build quality that comes with being part of the BMW brand.
Like the AMG Black Series, Mazda's Black Edition MX-5 and Mazda2 do not actually come in the colour black.
New car sales in Scotland bucked the UK trend in May, with a 2.9% increase north of the border contrasting with a decline in sales across the United Kingdom.
With a whopping 256bhp, Mazda's 3 MPS is the most powerful hot hatch this side of the Ford Focus RS which costs nearly £6000 more.
For one weekend every month racers from across the country descend on a secluded corner of Fife's East Neuk to battle it out in the Scottish Prokart Championship. Craig McManamon joined them.
Ford has earned a reputation for creating people carriers that are more fun to drive than many of their competitors, and the 2010 version of the S-Max is no exception.
With Toyota experiencing some not-inconsiderable problems with their Prius, now could be the time for would-be rivals to gain some ground.
McLaren has revealed performance details for its hotly anticipated but clunkily named MP4-12C supercar.
Toyota's Auris hybrid will cost from £18,950 when it goes on sale at the start of July.
Over the past few years South Korean sister companies Kia and Hyundai have been engaged in a rapid ramping up of their cars' quality. No longer cheap but rattly runarounds, vehicles such as Kia's Sportage and Hyundai's ix35 can now mix it with the best in terms of syle, quality and driving dynamics, while undercutting the opposition on price.