Everything we've come to love about new-age Volvos in a smaller size
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa VXR into a convincing fast pocket rocket.
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.
Volkswagen serves up more of the same and it's now better than ever.
A big French saloon might be an oddball choice, but the 508 looks bold, feels good and drives (mostly) well
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa into a class-competitive contender.
It's a sizeable leap, and enough to shove the Polo up to the upper reaches of the supermini order.
Softer and a little disappointing: the new RS isn’t what it was. Still fun, but we hoped for more…
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
A far-reaching facelift has improved it, but it's still not a match for the class best. At least you can now justify it.
Neither revolutionary in style nor the most exciting to drive, but a very mature car
A safe, sensible, comfortable saloon. Not a patch on the latest BMW 3-Series, though.
Not as fresh as it was, but ageing gracefully, and still the best DS of the bunch.
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
Suffers from exactly the same flaw as every other Infiniti – the only reason you’d buy one is because it’s rare-groove different. Not necessarily better.