A brilliant answer to the question of eco-friendly urban transport.
Vauxhall has turned the Corsa VXR into a convincing fast pocket rocket.
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.
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.
Softer and a little disappointing: the new RS isn’t what it was. Still fun, but we hoped for more…
Neither revolutionary in style nor the most exciting to drive, but a very mature car
Cheery and characterful, the new Clio is a genuinely appealing supermini.
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.
An addictive little begger that is much better than its list of failings would have you believe.
Not as fresh as it was, but ageing gracefully, and still the best DS of the bunch.
A well-considered first effort from Kia: a hot hatch nicely suited to the everyday real world.
It won't trouble the cream of the three-door hatch brigade, but it's a mighty good effort, and looks fantastic.
Well done Audi, this one's a proper little stonker: fast, small, fun, a 4wd hot hatch done properly.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
This is among the best compact estates on sale (partly because it isn’t really compact at all).
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.
A refreshing niche that ain’t a crossover, but not as sporty as billed
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
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.