In 2002, BMW gave the world a retro-inspired modern take on Britain's famous Mini.
It was much bigger and not as cleverly packaged, yet it has proved to a huge success despite its premium pricing.
It was more than a triumph of marketing, as the modern-day Mini Cooper very much imitated the fun, go-kart handling of the original.
In 2014, a five-door hatch was added to the regular Mini range that had previously centred around a three-door hatch and two-door convertible.
Immense fun to drive - especially Cooper S and JCW versions
Responsive turbo petrol engines
Five-door model (2014 on) added more practical element
Customisation options galore
Can be big money for a small car
Engine-dulling CVT auto of original 'new' Mini (2002-2007)
Small boot and limited rear-seat space
Firm ride of JCW (John Cooper Works) variants
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.