Read on to see how our review team got to grips with the class leader of the hot hatch sector.
Completing the top three most-read reviews of 2015 is the Ford EcoSport, which was the Blue Oval's attempt to breach the small SUV/crossover sector.
The 4x4 arena was not a new one for Ford, especially when it comes to importing such vehicles into the European market, as was the case with the Explorer in 1998. The Ecosport is an all-new car in the UK market, but was Ford’s second-generation model, as it was developed off the Fiesta platform originally for the Brazilian market.
The Brazilian-designed and Indian-built small SUV comes with three engine choices, including in a 123bhp 1.0 Ecoboost version, and two trim levels – Titantium and Titanium X.
See what we make of Ford’s first attempt at the crossover for the UK market.
Sticking with small crossovers, the Vauxhall Mokka is the next most-read review of this year, with it playing a pivotal role in helping revamp the Griffin-badged manufacturer’s range.
The Mokka entered an already competitive sector, which is headed by the Skoda Yeti, Renault Captur and Nissan Juke, with Vauxhall stating that its primary aim was to get private owners spending their own money, rather than taking market share.
To do so is a big gamble, but this small crossover has numerous factors in its favour, including both two and four-wheel drive options, good levels of equipment and a choice of two petrol and one diesel engine, as well as sharp styling.
We test the Mokka thoroughly to see if this small crossover can improve the perception of the Vauxhall brand.
Mercedes-AMG’s mad creation is next on the list. It was clearly not enough for Mercedes-AMG to keep the G-Wagen on the road simply by churning out iterations of it in more luxurious and ludicrously powered forms, as the review on its 6x6 version shows.
Six-wheel-drive off-roaders aren't exactly a common sight, but this double cab pick-up started off from humble beginnings as a G320 CDI modified for the Austrialian army. AMG thought it would make a good starting point for creating a model for Mercedes' most affluent clientele.
This lavishly appointed model features a 536bhp twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 under the bonnet while passengers are treated to the same leather-clad interior found in the ordinary G63. Find out what the G63 6x6 is like to live with as we take on the dunes in Dubai.
The second generation BMW X1 is the Munich-based company’s attempt to bring a fresher look to its entry-level crossover. The new X1 has quite a task on its hands as it is expected to produce similar results as its cumbersome, awkward-looking predecessor, which notched up 730,000 sales worldwide in its six years of production.
The new X1 has been built on the same BMW UKL compact platform as the Mini and the BMW 2 Series MPV, with BMW also equipping it with the latest range of three and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.
It seems as if BMW has righted many of the wrongs that plagued the previous X1, despite its popularity, but read our full verdict on the BMW X1 to see if impresses in all areas.