Seat is part of the vast Volkswagen empire and the Spanish brand is unashamedly pitched at younger drivers, with Skoda being used to hoover up the older motoring crowd.
I’m rattling down the M90 at just south of 70mph, the stereo cranked up high to be heard above the din from the wind, tyres and engine – and I’m grinning merrily.
It took Ford a while to get the Kuga right. The first generation was fun to drive but cramped inside. The second generation was much more spacious but hardly inspired the keen driver.
Skoda's engineers must be great at Tetris. They have an uncanny knack of fitting more space into their cars than any of their rivals can manage.
I’m driving along the shores of Loch Voil on a sunny autumn morning.
Subarus are popular in Scotland, particularly in semi-rural areas such as Perthshire and Fife.
Rumours of the death of the people carrier have been greatly exaggerated.
From the Fiesta through the Focus to the Mondeo, Ford does the best hatchbacks in its class.
Mitsubishi and Toyota have long been the kings of the pick-up sector, with both Japanese firms producing trucks that are as capable and hard wearing as they come.