The new cars I'd buy from each category.
My favourite new cars.
Here's my list of the best/favourite cars from each category/class. A bit like What Car? Car of the year, or the ECOTY.
City Cars: Hyundai I10 N-Line
City cars, city cars, small econo-boxes designed for inner city drives all times of the day, and the Hyundai get my award for being relatively new and exciting. With an N-Line trim available, it's rather sporty. A great all round car.
Small Car: VW Polo Beats
This German hatch has been the king of its class for as long as its been around, stylish, nippy, agile and exciting, it really does have it all. With a facelift model on the way, pre-gen cars will be going for great prices in the dealers.
Family Car: Mercedes A Class A250e AMG Line
This hybrid hatch gives you the performance of an AMG model under the body of the toned down AMG Line. At a good price, similar to the equivalent Golf or A3, the A Class is no doubt a brilliant vehicle.
Estate Car: Audi A4 Allroad
This sublime and sumptuous family cruiser is popular all across the UK and Europe. It has a large boot, space for 5, a great sound system and a beautiful ride. If you could make one car that fits all needs, this really is it.
Executive Car: Volkswagen Arteon R Line
Don't worry, I haven't gone mad, this really is an exceptional car, available in "R" Trim, the arteon also packs a punch aswell! A beautiful, sleek, agile executive machine. Something different to the usual Passat as well. Well done VW.
Luxury Car: Mercedes E Class E300e AMG Line
Do you need an S Class? Nope. Not anymore. No one knows this difference between any MB models anymore anyway. This brilliant car is comfortable, spacious and, comes in cheaper than rivals. This hybrid trim has a refined engine with enough power and range to help improve fuel economy. It's a brilliant vehicle and will be the top of anyone's list for a new car.
Small SUV: Subaru XV eBoxer
Subaru's renowned SUV is a brilliant vehicle, especially now with hybrid technology which means its emissions are only slightly worse than a large volcano erupting. It looks fresh, drives, well as good as any new Subaru, and has a relatively normal name for an SUV. It also is one of the least hated SUVs which, if your a car enthusiast, is a good thing.
Family SUV: Range Rover Evoque D165 R Dynamic SE
Many people will agree this vehicle looks brilliant, and sure enough it does. Its accomplished, stylish, comfortable, and good enough that I even owned one. It feels tough, and can actually go offroad, despite its modest 165 bhp. A serious contender for any category.
Large SUV: Aston Martin DBX
A beautiful, rugged, comfortable and sophisticated vehicle. James Bond's SUV. I may be a bit biased towards an Aston, but still, I do believe this is one of the greatest SUVs on the market. It has a sumptuous interior, classy exterior and will impress anyone nearby or on the inside. The car that saved Aston? It could quite possibly be...
Sports Car: Aston Martin Vantage Roadster
A beautiful beast. Stunning to look at and to drive. Ignore the "Overpriced F-Type" and "Couldn't afford a DB11" stereotypes. Trust me, if you can afford and Aston, you're doing a bit to well for yourself. It's comfortable at a cruise, and has the performance match up to make for a thrilling driving experience.
Performance Car: Alfa Romeo Guilia Quadrifoglio.
Beautiful, isn't it. A small, nimble, lightweight saloon car Clarkson fell in love with. It really is a remarkable creation, especially with a Ferrari V6. It reinvented the performance car game, and put Alfa back into the 21st century.
GT Car: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante
Long name for a brilliant car. It looks stunning, drives fantastically and can just about justify its rather high price point. It is a masterpiece, a creation of such beauty and style to create one of the prettiest cars ever made. And that's high praise, especially coming from me.
Supercar: Ferrari F8 Tributo
I really don't like this category. These cars seem to let me down every time I think about them. Uncomfortable and rather irritating vehicles. But, I guess, I've come to the conclusion that the F8 is the best of a bad bunch. I do quite like it, but something doesn't give me the "fizz" the 488 GTB gave me. Sad really, a missed opportunity for Ferrari here.
Electric Car: Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo
A refined and stylish electric estate, taking the market, which its only competitor being the MG5 estate, a rebadged Roewe. So, Porsche, congratulations on making the least hated EV! A brilliant achievement. Being sensible though, this really is a great car, not EV, its actually a highly competent E63/RS6/M5 rival.
So, that's the end of my list, I hope you enjoyed, don't forget to give it a bump and challenge my choices in the comments!