Automotive brilliance, distilled
1. 2013 Range Rover
Looks great, and combines luxury and ruggedness like Bear Grylls in a silk kimono.
2. Vauxhall Ampera
Its ingenious petrol-fuelled generator and superb performance are an evolutionary leap for electric cars.
3. BMW 3 series
A fantastic all-rounder, the only thing boring about it is that it keeps turning up on ‘best car’ lists.
4. Toyota GT86
All bells and whistles have been removed to create a stripped-back driving machine, and all for £25,000.
5. Mini Roadster
Less is more; in this case the ‘less’ is the roof and the ‘more’ is the amount of time you’ll spend in the car.