Citroen DS3
The automotive press has been buzzing about the new Citroën DS3.  So, how does it compare to the MINI Cooper?  Auto Express puts them head-to-head:

Don’t underestimate the new DS3, though – it stands a better chance than most. Its 118bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine is the same as the unit under the bonnet of the MINI Cooper in our twin test. A more powerful turbocharged version, with 148bhp, is also available, but the former looks set to give the MINI a real run for its money, with a price tag of £13,700 and the promise of virtually identical performance.

The MINI has already beaten the Alfa Romeo MiTo and the SEAT Ibiza in Auto Express comparisons. Read how MINI completes the hat-trick at Auto Express: Citroen DS3 vs. MINI Cooper.