Not a marketing exercise but an awesome machine.
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed.
After a classy cabrio but don't have Audi-like cash? Try this. GTI expensive but worth it; R perhaps not
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
The e-Golf is an EV that works for most of us, most of the time. A truly convincing electric car.
Tail-happy dynamics and a meaty V6 powerplant. Don't let the TC spoil your fun
Biggest Mini yet is the least fun to drive. But new Countryman has practicality on its side.
Well thought out, versatile and thoroughly decent family estate. The weeniest bit boring
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.