The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed.
After a classy cabrio but don't have Audi-like cash? Try this. GTI expensive but worth it; R perhaps not
The e-Golf is an EV that works for most of us, most of the time. A truly convincing electric car.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
Well thought out, versatile and thoroughly decent family estate. The weeniest bit boring
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
The latest Tiguan feels solid, sensible and laser-guided at its target market
A Top Gear award winner in 2016, and rightly so – Skoda’s big crossover is all things to all families.
Not the most rounded family estate, but the big Pug oozes desirability. Much cooler than a 3 Series
The Peugeot 508 SW is a better car than the Citroen C5 Tourer it shares its chassis with.