Expect to see a surge in the population of urban Foxes this autumn. No, not the unfortunate little carnivores that have taken the opportunity to move into the big city, but the impressive low-budget city car offering from Volkswagen. Although you've probably already noticed that there are a few of them around, peeking their noses around corners, squeezing into unfathomable tiny gaps and generally frolicking about as if the urban jungle were their playground.
The reason that I foresee a further boom in their well-deserved popularity is the release of the stop-motion interpretation of Fantastic Mr. Fox in early November. There can't be anyone who doesn't fondly remember Dahl's stories as an integral part of their childhood, and if you always found yourself cheering on the eponymous character as he outwitted the three farmers you'll probably be highly tempted to invest in your own vulpine little vehicle.
Reassuringly solid and with a reputation that has been built upon reliability and excellent performance, the new VW Fox is a cheeky little car that's well suited to its role as a compact urban vehicle. There's a pleasing amount of grunt for such a small model, and the interior space is clearly the work of the Tardis designer. You'll find that previously prohibitive city centre journeys can now be overcome with ease due to the diminutive exterior of the foxiest supermini to hit the market.
Economical as well as versatile, the running costs of the Fox are a delightful incentive towards investing in one of your very own. Whether you're a frequent commuter or permanent city-dweller the Fox will bring the sparkle back to your journey even on the dullest of days. People pay a fortune to feel as good as you will do in the driving seat of a nippy little VW Fox.
With its sleek good looks and promise of economical nirvana, the new VW Fox is indeed pretty fantastic.