Avoid cliches. It’s the hack’s mission at this time of year. If you must rake over old ground, do it in a new way.

Only this year the rule isn’t relevant. Everything that happened in 2015 raises questions about 2016. Will VW recover? Will diesels stay out of favour? What will that mean for CO2 levels? How long will it take the EU to agree decent emissions standards? Are SUVs about to rule the world? Will electric car demand continue? Will TVR fulfil its potential? There’s so much to look forward to, we’ve no time to look back.

Still, here’s a whiff of what I did in 2015.