Not a marketing exercise but an awesome machine.
Another convincing effort from Hyundai and a tempting alternative to the more obvious Mondeo.
Skoda offers it in a very pretty green. There’s your reason to not buy a Mii.
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
Well done Audi, this one's a proper little stonker: fast, small, fun, a 4wd hot hatch done properly.
It's taken Volkswagen a surprising amount of time to get here, but finally we have a Golf Estate that's up with the best.
Hyundai arrives to worry the Ford Mondeo – and the impressive i40 certainly does that.
Another good Mazda from one of the very few car companies – any company, come to that – which simply doesn’t make a bad product
Looks great, feels classy. Worth a look, Volkswagen and Ford owners.
Not sexy, not fun, not a heartstring-tugger, but by gum is this a clever car. Brilliantly fit for purpose
Another string to Kia’s ever more impressive bow, the Picanto is a fun and interesting city car.
The Astra re-thought. It works at providing what real people really want.
An immensely fast and capable car to drive. But Golf R remains better to drive.
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
Great option for someone who doesn’t really care about cars or driving.
Ford has gone to work on the updated EcoSport, dragging it from a blot on its record to a class contender
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
It's divisive but, judging by sales, in a good way. Another Nissan crossover success.
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
Cosier and more expensive than rivals, but appealing badge and quality
It's engine range isn't class leading, but overlook that and the Micra is a massively improved contender
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.