A tough and able badge which manages to escape the cheapy image attached to some far eastern importers. Part of the reason for this is that its intriguing range of useful stuff is not actually that cheap, and part of the reason is that these cars are properly built. Oh, and then there's the Evo - legacy of a raucous rallying heyday.
£16,674 - £25,070
The ASX is one of those cars that doesn't do anything radical, but it does most things well. Job done for Mitsubishi? Reckon so.
£9,249 - £14,449
Charmingly effortless take on the city car idea. Calling it after a young horse seems a bit flawed, but they get away with. Don't expect it to grow up to be an Evo X though.
Don't you girls go accusing us of sexism when we say this is a car for you. Put it this way, if you saw a bloke driving one, would you think there was something a bit odd?
Latest, and perhaps last, of the breed which started with road-fettled rally Lancers and turned into a religion. Still crazy, but maybe its time is drawing to a close.
£20,299 - £22,499
obscurity of the badge stands between this and a place at the top table at the
seven-seat MPV party. Looks great, is terrific to drive and packs a VW diesel.
One of the better known electric cars, largely through being one of the first to market. Not bad, but pricey.
£12,849 - £50,799
Don't go thinking, 'Yeah, it's like an Evo but with cheaper
tax'. That's like thinking, 'A Walkman? That's like the iPhone with better battery
life, innit?'. It isn't.
£9,054 - £12,054
Expensive, slow, horrid to drive and worse than its rivals. A mass of metal without sense or relish.
£23,874 - £34,224
The latest Outlander sits on the same platform but is significantly newer - allowing for a future hybrid version. Good, but unexciting.
£30,754 - £42,454
Nostalgia-infused throwback to the days when warriors in Samurai films didn't float through the air in slow motion but just got on with it. Discovery whups its ass.