Colourful character in a muted part of the market
The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
All-new CR-V is a big step up. Not perfect, but a worthy rival to the best in this class
Not sexy, not fun, not a heartstring-tugger, but by gum is this a clever car. Brilliantly fit for purpose
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
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.