The 2011 Focus is the most important car Ford have launched for quite some time.
Volkswagen's sleek saloon-in-disguise, the Passat CC, has been given a mid-life makeover.
Honda's CR-Z should be an admirable car. It's the first hybrid-powered coupe (apart from the original Insight in the 80s, which sold in tiny numbers), and it taps into an ethos that I like: why shouldn't people be able to own a car that's sporty and environmentally friendly?
As a maker of reasonably competent cars that sell in moderate numbers, Suzuki is not a manufacturer that has generally troubled the thoughts of those who dish out car awards.
Audi has taken the already spectacular R8 and packed yet more horsepower into its latest release the GT.
The Subaru Outback essentially a Legacy with increased ground clearance is just the kind of car people in these parts need.
Mazda's 5 has always been one of the better-looking people carriers. Its basic van-like shape is disguised with a sharp, wedge shape, lots of stylish little design touches and smart alloy wheels.
Sometimes you look at an expensive car and wonder where the money went. Quite often the cash is under the bonnet, in the form of a powerful engine. Other times it's inside, in the form of expensive gadgets and luxurious trim. With the Discovery 4 it's in both these places, but it's also staring you straight in the face.
A few months after its launch, the new generation Mazda 5 people carrier gets a diesel engine.
Fans of fast Fords can buy the ultimate Focus when the RS500 arrives in May.