An appliance carefully targeted at people who are uninterested in cars.
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
The Corolla is back, looking better than ever, but still short on fun
Neither revolutionary in style nor the most exciting to drive, but a very mature car
A far-reaching facelift has improved it, but it's still not a match for the class best. At least you can now justify it.
Not as fresh as it was, but ageing gracefully, and still the best DS of the bunch.
If you like driving, and like small cars, you'll love the Mazda 2.
Good but not great supermini for dynamics, but a thoroughly enjoyable object
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa into a class-competitive contender.
BMW's switch from RWD to FWD for the new hatch is no bad thing. This new 1 Series is a good car from the bottom up.
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.
Colourful character in a muted part of the market
The Sandero is deservedly doing well: a reasonable car for a frankly astonishing price.
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class