Fans of fast Fords can buy the ultimate Focus when the RS500 arrives in May.
Kia have opted for a much more aggressive design for the next generation of their Magentis.
With similar aggressive looks to its hell-raising cousin the Evo X, the Mitsubishi Lancer GS3 DI-D offers sporty excitement with one eye on economy.
With Toyota experiencing some not-inconsiderable problems with their Prius, now could be the time for would-be rivals to gain some ground.
The Forester sees Subaru continuing to play by its own rules, producing another practical and robust workhorse -- with only the odd concession to today's fashions.
It used to be that people wanting a frugal car had to buy small. That's all changing.
This is a car that definitely deserves a 'most improved' award.
Spend some time picking the right model and the Skoda Yeti offers a monster of a deal.