Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
The CX-5 is a cracking SUV that really will exceed your expectations. Well worth a look.
The Eclipse Cross is a striking and mostly successful Qashqai rival
More an SUV than a soft-roader. Patchy dynamics but well finished and has good off-road ability
The Kia Cee'd is the car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception. It might be a straight clone of a Toyota/Ford/VW hatch, but it’s a damn good one.
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status