The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
The looks are polarising, but if you want it, you’ll really really want it.
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
The Corolla is back, looking better than ever, but still short on fun
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.
At a stretch, we can see a point to the 4WD versions, but really though, this is an unnecessary diversion. And not a very pretty one, either.
Better than before with faint Lexus stylings on the exterior but still not very interesting. At all. There are better options.
Sharper looks, better quality interior and greener engines. Still average, though, and there are more able models on the market.