The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
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.
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
An astonishing thing. As convincing a ‘race car for the road’ as we’ve ever driven.