You can’t beat a supermini. There’s something about those diminutive dimensions that has a certain appeal. Practical for a trip to the shops, ready for the urban tustle and more often than not, great fun over a B-road.
Here are the Top 5 Diesel Superminis.
Peugeot’s newest entry in the 2 series marks something of a return to form for the French manufacturer. Lighter and smaller than the 207, yet bigger on the inside, Peugeot hopes that the 208 will add a healthy dose of desirability to the 2 series. With the impressively chic XY model just around the corner, there’s every indication it will.
Many were skeptical when Citroen chose to use the legendary DS name on its cars once more, however in the case of the DS3 there’s little cause for concern. It looks great, standing out in the supermini crowd thanks to some great personalisation options. With impressive fit and finish it’s a winner on the rally stage and the city street.
With the BMW MINI performing so well in the sector it was perhaps only a matter of time before Audi decided it wanted a piece of the premium small hatch market. Being an Audi it perhaps lacks the fun factor associated with the likes of the MINI and the Fiat 500 when it comes to car-park kudos, there’s not much that can touch an Audi…
The UK has had a long love affair with the Ford Fiesta. Ever since the first one launched in 1979 its consistently featured in the top end of the sales charts and the current model is no different. With brilliant styling, neat driving characteristics and a smart interior the Fiesta is arguably better today than its ever been.
Ah the Fiat 500. How can you not love the ‘Little Mouse’. Like the MINI it takes its inspiration from a classic ‘mini of the 60s, though arguably does a better job of interpreting that style for the 21st century. With Fiat’s frugal MultiJet diesel the cheeky little blighter is cheap to run and great fun to drive. Just like the original, then…