The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
It presents enough rational arguments that it'll insinuate itself deep into many families' lives.
Not as far behind the Ford Focus as you might think. Vauxhall's facelifted hatch is a very competent thing... but an all-new one lurks around the corner.
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.
Not the best car in this uninspiring, fleet-orientated end of the segment but a very worthy effort.
New Insignia ticks every cost-effective box, and is much more refined than before. Still tricky to be enthusiastic about, though
The Insignia Sports Tourer is a solid effort, handsome and well mannered too.
The Grandland X is a good car, but not a great car. However, that doesn’t matter so much in the SUV class