The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
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
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.
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
Bigger and better than ever, the Superb offers a whole lot of car for the cash.
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
Incredibly competent, deceptively fast, but needs to be at warp speed before it gets interesting.
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
Skoda’s kept all of what we loved about the old Superb (size, space, value) and added updated interior tech and a genuinely stylish body. Verging on genius