This is the future, supercar buyers. If this is how it's to be, bring it on.
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
Rivals keep it from a better score, but the new 3 is still one of the benchmarks for this class
MPV sales are down, but the stylish Scenic has every chance of reversing the trend.
Not quite as convincing as the larger S-Max, but it's now not all that far off.
The 2008 is a proper little mashup, which just about works.
Kia improves things yet again. Refinement, styling and interior quality are nearly as good as anything out there. Nearly…
New Soul puts practicality to the fore, but in other areas less progress has been made.
Not as fresh as it was, but ageing gracefully, and still the best DS of the bunch.
Every Lexus trait wrapped up in a tight 3 Series sized package. Superb design, forgettable to drive, probably quite nice to own.
Ford has gone to work on the updated EcoSport, dragging it from a blot on its record to a class contender
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
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.
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.