Planet Motoring has been conquered. Folks are scrambling over one another to bag themselves a tall, lifestyley supermini so hastily, they’re doing rash, crazy things.
Recently, someone told me one of those delectable pub-fact nuggets I’ve annoyingly been unable to confirm, but like so much, I’ve decided to accept as fact in our post-truth world: that north of London, Britain’s bestselling car is not the Ford Fiesta, but actually the Vauxhall Mokka. No, I haven’t a clue why either. Anarchy reigns.
Amid the mayhem, Top Gear is here to help. This is a crossover intervention. Audi’s geometric newcomer, the Q2, and Toyota’s equally fresh C-HR have burst onto the scene aiming for a big piece of the action. Both are saturated with hashtag-design and want to tempt the sub-10,000 people per year who buy Top Gear’s current favourite. That’ll be the agile, handsome, keenly priced Mazda CX-3. Or at the very least, stop them buying a Mokka.
Images: Mark Riccioni
This feature originally appeared in issue 291 of Top Gear magazine