The new Volvo XC60 draws heavily on its larger XC90 sister to produce a car which, while not the most fun in the class, is impressive as a complete package.
The latest Citroën C3 is very different from its predecessor but how user-friendly is it as a daily driver? A week in Dorset should answer the question.
The new Ford Fiesta range is a big step forward, but will it be enough to keep the Fiesta atop the sales tables for another eight years?
The new Honda Civic Type R is a much more complete performance hatch than its predecessor, more potent, but also significantly more practical as a daily driver.
The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer is improved in looks, practicality and tech, while the price makes it very good value for money.
Improved in all areas, the new Mazda CX-5 is a definite contender for crossover buyers, particularly in 150hp diesel form.