The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Enjoyable enough to drive, manages to be alternative without being oddball
The GranTurismo does exactly what you hope for; immaculately-styled bodywork and an absolutely fabulous GT.
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
Credible alternative to the establishment, without being quite as talented as the key players.
The entertaining and imposing QP could be our limo of choice.
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.