Like the Skoda Citigo, a cheaper VW Up — a winner, in other words.
The looks might be polarising but it's not actually ugly and certainly not – bigger crime – bland
A perfectly able family hatchback that brings absolutely nothing new to the sector. Why, Nissan?
Go ahead if you like the look of it. If you don't, endless rivals are about as good.
Another worthy crossover. Comfy, roomy, but not especially interesting
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.
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
A capable machine, but more GT than hot hatch. Think mature rather than arm-wangly Italian
The Kia Cee'd is the car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception. It might be a straight clone of a Toyota/Ford/VW hatch, but it’s a damn good one.
Renault’s Qashqai rival is conveniently a rebodied… Qashqai. A fine appliance for family transport
There’s nothing wrong with the Volkswagen Jetta, but why on earth would you get one when the Golf is so much more versatile?
The real joy of the Leaf isn't the money, it's the motor, and its charming grace. For the way most people drive, it's simply a better source of motion.
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.
The Karoq might have lost its predecessor’s personality, but on every other front it’s a better car than the one it replaces
Renault mends the bits that needed mending and leaves the bits that didn’t. A big step forwards.
A first-time entrant from Seat that feels like they’ve been practicing for years.
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
Volvo has made something nicely distinctive here. It'd be impressive even if they'd been practicing for years
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness