Is the BMW 3-Series still the car to beat?
There are serious alternatives to the mighty BMW 320d. Question is: do you dare to be different?
Posted: 11 Jul 2012
The Evoque also comes across as fresh-faced, despite it having become an increasingly familiar sight on UK roads. Surprisingly compact - with a road footprint not unlike that of a large hatch - the little Range Rover manages visual aggression without belligerence. And the grey plastic bumpers and tall tyre profile on the eD4 look perfectly acceptable on a car that rides higher than a conventional saloon, so you get a neat compromise between ruggedness and a manageable size. Parked up with the DS5, it's these two that give you the feeling that there are genuine ways to avoid the German three-box saloon archetype without sacrificing real-life usability.