Jaguar has enjoyed a tremendous renaissance over the past decade. Once a purveyor of traditional but staid models, it now has a dynamic range of cars with cutting edge styling.
At 706 litres the boot in the Ford Tourneo Courier is roughly twice the size of that in a Ford Focus – and the Tourneo is cheaper.
In a motoring world dominated by SUVs it’s easy to forget cars like the BMW 3 Series were once what everyone aspired to.
The BMW X5 transformed the luxury SUV sector when it was launched 20 years ago.
Seat is part of the vast Volkswagen empire and the Spanish brand is unashamedly pitched at younger drivers, with Skoda being used to hoover up the older motoring crowd.
Mazda has produced some of the best SUVs in recent years. The spacious and capable CX-5 is perhaps my favourite of the Nissan Qashqai-sized vehicles, while the stylish CX-3 can hold its head high in the Nissan Juke category.
Rumours of the death of the people carrier have been greatly exaggerated.
Vauxhall’s Astra has been one of the best selling family hatchbacks for 40 years now.
Kia is a company that has expanded relentlessly and successfully over the past decade.
Nissan took a new direction when they launched the fifth generation Nissan Micra.