The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Colourful character in a muted part of the market
Just what the market ordered. Stylish crossover for people who don't need family space. But don't dig too deep beyond that
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
Not revolutionary, but Q2 is different enough to make you stand out in a crowd.
Not the perfect solution to all your motoring needs, but a great first effort at a useable everyday hybrid.
The definitive example of rock-solid, sensible, impeccable German engineering
A naughtier Quattro system and svelte saloon option finally give the RS3 the character its engine so richly deserves
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
The Grandland X is a good car, but not a great car. However, that doesn’t matter so much in the SUV class
Lots of crossover showroom appeal, and lives up to it out on the road.
Far better looking than the old 1 Series Coupe. Driving and owning qualities mark it out as a real BMW.
The Megane RS has a newfound maturity. Better for tackling the Golf GTI, worse for tackling your local trackday
Tail-happy dynamics and a meaty V6 powerplant. Don't let the TC spoil your fun
Jaguar’s little crossover aims to storm a competitive set with F-Type-inspired looks inside and out, and an engaging drive
A car that returns to trade on past glories. The game's moved on, Subaru.
Land Rover plays with a winning formula just enough. The Evoque remains a stylish, accomplished choice
The Evoque is pretty much all we hoped it’d be, a crossover to fall for.
Less inviting to own than a Mercedes C-coupe, but scores points with excellent driving dynamics, a strong range, well laid-out cabin and class-best infotainment.
A good car in a class of great ones
Jaguar said its SUVs made new estate cars pointless. It’s built one anyway, and it’s mostly a success.
The Atom has grown up: still blindingly quick, but with an added measure of civility