Nissan's Juke is the Quashqai on a smaller scale, launching a raised, dramatically and divisively styled small hatchback. Coming in front- or four-wheel drive, the wide engine range goes from 94hp 1.6 to the top-spec 214hp turbocharged model boasting the Nismo nameplate of Nissan’s racing division.
The king of retro design success, the Fiat 500 has achieved huge sales off the back of its stylish looks. The range is made up of three-door hatchback and a convertible model that features a canvas roof that slides back like a large sunroof.
One of the most important launches in 2017 in terms of mainstream company cars is almost certainly the Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport, which has been so named to differentiate it from the outgoing model.
Ford’s off-roader had a refresh in early 2017 to add more efficient options, including a 115g/km 120hp 1.5-litre front-wheel drive diesel. Stylish and good to drive, the Ford Kuga also gets the latest SYNC3 infotainment system.
Vauxhall’s supermini was the car that welcomed in an era of better quality and more appealing Vauxhalls following a period where it struggled to match the class best. This generation was launched in 2014.