Any other cars I should con­sider?

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Hard to say defini­tively un­til pric­ing is an­nounced closer to its ac­tual launch early next year, but the ob­vi­ous one would be the Hyundai i30 hatch and Elantra sedan.

To our eyes, the Cer­ato sedan is a sharper look­ing thing than the Elantra, while it is also dis­tinctly dy­nam­i­cally sharper, so if the hatch keeps that up (and there is no rea­son it shouldn’t) the hatch should give the i30 a se­ri­ous run for its money. De­pend­ing, of course, on ac­tual money.

There’s the ob­vi­ous stuff too (Golf, As­tra, etc), but there is a lot that is new (or com­ing soon) in this seg­ment, with a new Ford Fo­cus, the just re­vealed (and in­cred­i­bly sexy) Mazda3, the up­com­ing Skoda Scala and, of course, the new – and re­mark­ably good – Toy­ota Corolla.

But then most peo­ple will prob­a­bly just go and buy a small SUV any­way. Which is their loss.

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