A brilliant answer to the question of eco-friendly urban transport.
Neither revolutionary in style nor the most exciting to drive, but a very mature car
Softer and a little disappointing: the new RS isn’t what it was. Still fun, but we hoped for more…
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.
Probably Fiat’s least interesting car, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth ignoring if you love a bargain.
The looks might be polarising but it's not actually ugly and certainly not – bigger crime – bland
It's a sizeable leap, and enough to shove the Polo up to the upper reaches of the supermini order.
The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
A surprisingly rounded EV. Still fun to drive, and uncompromised inside, but it’s likely to be your second car
A supremely desirable, futuristic ‘mini with a powertrain for everyone. Just beware the firm ride
Peugeot has a hit on its hands with the good looking and cheerily willing 208.
Peugeot has at last rediscovered some hot hatch form. Not the most startling small fast hatch, but a good effort.
A perfectly able family hatchback that brings absolutely nothing new to the sector. Why, Nissan?
A very rational car in standard form, which will make your life easy, but not exciting. The i30 N hot hatch manages to make it easy AND exciting. It's ace
One of the best all-round, reasonably priced EVs you can buy today
Go ahead if you like the look of it. If you don't, endless rivals are about as good.
Another worthy crossover. Comfy, roomy, but not especially interesting
Looks great, feels classy. Worth a look, Volkswagen and Ford owners.
Well done Audi, this one's a proper little stonker: fast, small, fun, a 4wd hot hatch done properly.
One of the best all-round performance cars ever made. Fast, forgiving, and everyday-friendly
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
New eighth-gen Golf remains the lingua-franca of the hatch world. A finely polished machine