The Golf has stolen the Focus’ position as Britain’s best-selling family car, and it’s our favourite hatchback and plug-in hybrid, too. Evolution is the name of the game here, and the latest facelift sees the Golf become even smoother, better from behind the wheel, with more advanced cutting-edge technology. The latest infotainment system and digital instruments are very slick, and interior quality moves the goalposts again for every rival to aim at. The load-lugging estate is spacious, and we simply love the GTD hot hatch.
Price Ј20,400 to Ј31,840 Trim levels S, SE, SE Nav, GT, R-Line, GTD, GTE, GTE Advance, e-Golf, Alltrack Powerplants 1.6 Diesel (114bhp), Electric (134bhp), 2.0 Diesel (148bhp), 2.0 Diesel (181bhp), 1.4 Petrol plug-in hybrid (201bhp) Engines 3-door and 5-door hatchback and 5-door estate CO2 emissions 0 to 137g/km Combined fuel economy 54.3 to 166.2mpg