Nissan took a new direction when they launched the fifth generation Nissan Micra.
A full decade ago Ford transformed the supermini market with the sixth generation Fiesta.
The DS3 Crossback is a small, trendy crossover designed to do battle with the Mini Countryman, Audi Q2 and BMW X2.
It took Ford a while to get the Kuga right. The first generation was fun to drive but cramped inside. The second generation was much more spacious but hardly inspired the keen driver.
Seat’s Ateca is an excellent SUV that is every bit the equal of rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai, VW Tiguan and Kia Sportage.
The Citroen C5 Aircross is yet another entrant into the already crowded family SUV market.
Car buyers can’t see the wood for the trees when it comes to SUVs, so crowded is the market, but somehow Land Rover still manages to stick out from the crowd.
Nissan’s Qashqai wasn’t the first ever “soft roader” – or crossover as they’re now called. It was just the first to be really good.
Mazda’s 3 is a mid-size hatchback that’s always managed to hold its own in a crowded field.