You might not like to admit it, but the BMW X5 is a damn good car.
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
By going transverse-engined the X1 has become technically less distinctive, but more useful in the real world
As sensible and tasty as a dry cracker. A decent enough car, perhaps one for the Freedom Pass brigade.
Facelifted Sportage gains mild hybrid diesel tech, but it’s not enough to radically alter the class landscape
An appliance carefully targeted at people who are uninterested in cars.
Another string to Kia’s ever more impressive bow, the Picanto is a fun and interesting city car.
Forget the Magentis, this is a big Kia that's actually appealing. But so too is the cheaper Hyundai i40...
BMW performance hatch that is also a bit of a bargain. It's not quite a 1M, but it's close.
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.
It’s handsome, well-built and pleasant, with Kia’s monster warranty an added draw.
The new 5 Series is as good to drive as the BMW image, and yet it's as refined and plush as a Mercedes E-Class.
Typically BMW for its sheer composure on the road and fine refinement.
Less inviting to own than a Mercedes C-coupe, but scores points with excellent driving dynamics, a strong range, well laid-out cabin and class-best infotainment.
Being based on the best junior exec is a good start: this car is a belter.
Cosier and more expensive than rivals, but appealing badge and quality
Far better looking than the old 1 Series Coupe. Driving and owning qualities mark it out as a real BMW.
BMW's switch from RWD to FWD for the new hatch is no bad thing. This new 1 Series is a good car from the bottom up.