The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa VXR into a convincing fast pocket rocket.
Still a wonderful V8, RWD bruiser at heart, but the extra electronics means it feels slightly confused
Surprisingly fresh-faced and good-looking new city car from Vauxhall. Deserves to do well.
The Astra re-thought. It works at providing what real people really want.
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
It presents enough rational arguments that it'll insinuate itself deep into many families' lives.
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa into a class-competitive contender.
The Grandland X is a good car, but not a great car. However, that doesn’t matter so much in the SUV class
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.
The Insignia Sports Tourer is a solid effort, handsome and well mannered too.
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.
Easy to own but there's not a lot of flair compared to its myriad rivals
There are many good mini-SUVs on the market. The Mokka isn’t one of them. We advise a trip to a Skoda dealership.