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These are the BEST new cars you can buy right now, and the list may surprise you

Volkswagen ArteonPH

Volkswagen Arteon, from £34,305

Price: from £34,305

No, you’re not imagining things. Yes, this new Volkswagen Arteon is a four-door saloon and yes, VW already has a four-door saloon in its range in the form of the Passat.

In fact, it is the replacement for the old Passat CC as VW repositions this new version as more of a coupe-esque rival to more premium rivals, hence the new name.

In keeping with that thinking then, there is only a choice of two high-end engines, a 240bhp 2.0-litre turbo-diesel or a 280bhp 2.0-litre turbo-petrol.

Both also get four-wheel drive and VW’s DSG twin-clutch semi-automatic gearbox as standard.

The interior space is excellent as is the car’s practicality but the lack of engines could possibly hinder the Arteon’s potential for bigger sales and a wider appeal which would be a shame, as it is a such a good car.

Honda CivicPH

Honda Civic, from £18,475

Price: from £18,475

The Honda Civic has never been known for its shy and retiring looks and this latest version seems to be continuing that theme.

Longer, lower and wider than before, this new Civic is sleeker and, we think, preferable to its most recent predecessors.

There is a choice of two new petrol engines for the mainstream models (a diesel is just out), with the 1.0-litre turbo likely to be the bestseller with 55.4mpg average fuel economy and 106g/km emissions.

For those serious enthusiasts there is also now a sporty Type R version which remains as sharp and extreme as ever but now has slightly more refi nement than before for daily use.

Nissan MicraPH

Nissan Micra, from £11,995

PRICE: from £11,995

There is no doubt the supermini market is becoming tougher and tougher to compete and stand out in.

There is also no doubt it has been a long time since the Nissan Micra stood anywhere close to the top of the pecking order of the small car class. Until now, that is.

However, this new fifth-generation Micra shows that Nissan has got its mojo back after some wayward years.

Along with sharp styling, some great engines, an even better driving experience and an impressive interior, we reckon this is one of the best superminis on the market.

Even better, if you get hold of one before the end of August, you get a pair of Bose headphones thrown in which matches the Bose stereo inside the car.

Price: from £18,570

Peugeot has given its 308 a bit of mid-life refresh, introducing the family look from the 3008 crossover with a new front end and LED daytime running lights.

Under the bonnet there are some mild tweaks to the engine range, most prominent of which is a new 128bhp 1.5-litre turbodiesel making its debut appearance in the French firm’s line-up.

This new 1.5 is the cleanest in the 308 range with an average fuel economy of 88.3mpg and emissions of 82g/km, although it will not be available until November.

Elsewhere there is also a new eight-speed automatic gearbox and a host of new safety equipment too.

Fiat 500LPH

Fiat 500L, from £16,195

PRICE: est from £16,195

Fiat has taken a slightly new direction with its new 500L.

Instead of the more people-carrier-like tone it had before, the new L feels more like a crossover despite the existence of the 500X already in the range. Underlining that change are the new names – Urban, Cross and Wagon.

The engine range continues although with two petrols and two turbo-diesels, with the latter the pick of the range although all of them boast impressive refi nement levels for the class.

Inside there is an updated dashboard and infotainment system that includes connectivity for Android Auto and Apple Carplay.

PRICE: est from £14,500

Citroen will be hoping some of the success of its small C3 supermini rubs off on this new C3 Aircross when it arrives in November.

Replacing the old MPV-orientated C3 Picasso, this new Aircross gets some funkily striking looks which we love and uses Citroen’s Puretech three-cylinder engine range.

Better still, there are practical touches like a sliding rear seat and twin-level boot, plus 90 colour combinations with a choice of body and roof colour that also affects the roof bars, front-light surrounds, door mirrors and rear quarterlight panels.

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