The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Colourful character in a muted part of the market
All-new CR-V is a big step up. Not perfect, but a worthy rival to the best in this class
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.
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.