Rating 83 / 100
What: Hyundai ix20, compact people-carrier, 1.4-litre CRDi (1,396cc, 90bhp, 0-100kmh in 14.5secs), six-spd manual gearbox, front-wheel-drive, 4.5l/100km, CO2 of 119g/km, VRT is 14pc, €104 annual road tax.
Cost: €18,995 delivery, related charges extra.
Target Market: Young couples with small children, those trading down from larger cars.
Plus: Internal room, versatility, equipment, looks, road tax, fuel consumption.
Minus: Price, engine's flat performance.
Standard Equipment: air con, electric windows, bluetooth, electric/heated mirrors, remote audio controls, six airbags, front fogs, ESC, space-saver spare wheel.
Others to consider: Kia Venga, Nissan Note, Opel Meriva.