Good: New three-door small hatch based on next generation Corsa. Big range of customisation options.
Bad: Less legroom and luggage room than a Fiat 500 or Citroen C1.
Good: Small, tall 5-door city car clone of Suzuki Splash. makes best sense in 1.0 petrol and 1.3 diesel low emission versions. Much better than old Agila.
Bad: Okay, but not significantly better than a Hyundai i10, yet costs more money and has a shorter warranty.
Good: First electric car with an indefinite self-powered range. Qualifies for Government £5,000 grant bringing price down to £29,000. VED and London Congestion Charge Exempt. BIK tax on just £1,700.
Bad: Unimpressive fuel consumption when running in petrol mode
Good: Five-seater, South Korean built SUV. reasonably good looking. Improved for 2011 model year.
Bad: Neither the ride quality nor the handling are particularly good. Five seats only. If you want seven seats you have to go for a Chevrolet Captiva.
Good: Good combination of ride quality, steering and safe handling. Strong yet economical 1.4 turbo engine. Frugal CDTi diesels. Neatly styled interior.
Bad: Lesser 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol engines less impressive.
Good: Attractive and distinctive styling. Stable and enjoyable handling. Good level of standard equipment.
Bad: Visibility is poor. Interior isn't as dramatically different from the hatchback as the exterior.
Good: Very practical and spacious. Economical CDTi engines. Not a bad looker for an estate. Decent ride quality. FlexFold seats are a clever touch.
Bad: Uninspiring to drive. Interior lacks sophistication. Eclipsed by the Focus Estate in both quality and handling.
Good: New Vauxhall convertible gets a soft top roof. Similar in size to an Audi A5. Available with Bi-Turbo CDTi diesel.
Bad: Unlikely to prove particularly desirable. Seems expensive for a Vauxhall with cheapest model at £24k.
Good: Essentially a rebadged Fiat Doblo, good value, economical CDTi diesel engines.
Bad: Not a looker...
Good: Solid, stylish-looking and decently equipped supermini. Decent handling and some strong, frugal engines.
Bad: Numb, overly light steering. Boot too narrow for standard size pushchair. Dash reflects in screen. DPF problems with 1.3 diesel. Fewer faults than a Polo, but not as reliable as a Fiesta.
Good: Good looking family saloon and hatch, handles decently, European Car of the Year 2009, EcoFLEX did 55mpg. 99g/km 2.0 diesels from 2014, plus a price cut of £2,000.
Bad: Centre rear seat of hatch and saloon not comfortable for adults, original engines all timing belt not chain (new 1.4, 1.6 and 1.6 diesel all chain.)
Good: Good load carrying ability, comfortable cruiser, neat interior.
Bad: Noisy diesels, not as good to drive as other estates. Weird afterthought rear lights in frame of rear hatch to comply with EC regs of lights at back when hatch open.
Good: Impressive small family MPV: practical, versatile, easy to get in and out of, with by far the best ride and handling of any small MPV.
Bad: Spacesaver spare a £105 option. Compatible USB port not fitted to first production. Strange problem of parking brake activating while driving.
Good: Small SUV similar to the Skoda Yeti. Comes as a 4x4 or with standard front-wheel drive. Good rear passenger room. Available with efficient 1.7 CDTi.
Bad: Not a great looker. Lags behind other small SUVs in terms of refinement and performance. Expensive for what it is. Lacking in quality. Noisy at speed.
Good: Same as new Renault Master range launched in 2010.
Good: Same as revised Renault Trafic range launched 2010.
Good: 431PS. Huge amount of performance and rear-drive fun for the money. Better looking than Monaro, and with four doors.
Bad: Thirsty, Group 50 insurance and doesn't have the image of a BMW, Audi, Mercedes or Jaguar performance saloon.
Good: Compact yet can house seven people. Rearmost seats fold into floor. More versatile mid-row seating than previous model. Excellent diesel auto.
Bad: Spare wheel is vulnerable to theft. Some build quality concerns. Potential catastrophes with 1.9 diesel engine.
Good: Zafira Tourer Sits above standard Zafira in Vauxhall line-up, has same Flex7 seven-seat system.