The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
It won't trouble the cream of the three-door hatch brigade, but it's a mighty good effort, and looks fantastic.
Not as far behind the Ford Focus as you might think. Vauxhall's facelifted hatch is a very competent thing... but an all-new one lurks around the corner.
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
Not quite the awful snotter we were expecting. But it is ruined by an awful engine.