Like the Skoda Citigo, a cheaper VW Up — a winner, in other words.
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
A first-time entrant from Seat that feels like they’ve been practicing for years.
It’s handsome, well-built and pleasant, with Kia’s monster warranty an added draw.
Not quite a Discovery rival, but offers plenty of space for the cash
Another string to Kia’s ever more impressive bow, the Picanto is a fun and interesting city car.
Seat’s most complete car. It has no real weaknesses – but we just know you’d rather have the VW…
If you need a roomy supermini this is about your last stop before a Honda Jazz. But it lacks the involvement of some older superminis.
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
A well-considered first effort from Kia: a hot hatch nicely suited to the everyday real world.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
Facelifted Sportage gains mild hybrid diesel tech, but it’s not enough to radically alter the class landscape
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
A credible first ever sports saloon from Kia. Interesting to look at, and huge value for money. Needs a better gearbox though.
Forget the Magentis, this is a big Kia that's actually appealing. But so too is the cheaper Hyundai i40...
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
It won't trouble the cream of the three-door hatch brigade, but it's a mighty good effort, and looks fantastic.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
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.
An appliance carefully targeted at people who are uninterested in cars.
A Seat that takes the brand back to its roots, the Toledo is unassuming but able.
As sensible and tasty as a dry cracker. A decent enough car, perhaps one for the Freedom Pass brigade.