Three years ago, a similar list of this nature was made on Oppo, let’s see how far we’ve gone since then…


Subcompact: Renault Twingo GT

Because it’s a rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive hot hatch for under 15k GBP!

Compact: VW Golf GTI

The king, now with lower insurance rates and a diff that kills understeer.

Midsize: Toyota Mark X

It looks fantastic and sports a V6 with RWD or AWD, that’s surely enough.


Compact Luxury: BMW M2*

Proof that BMW still remembers what made them great - it’s the new E30 M3.

Entry-Level Luxury: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

Gorgeous, and with a Ferrari-sourced V6. Nothing compares.

Midsize Luxury: Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate

I heard you liked the CTS-V Wagon - so here’s a much prettier version of it.

Fullsize Luxury: Lagonda Taraf

No room for peasants here. Just a V12 and acres of pure luxury.


Grand Tourer: Aston Martin V12 Vantage**

Big engine, small car - great recipe. Also, you can’t beat its looks.

Supercar: Porsche Cayman GT4***

Lotus by Porsche. Limited in production so as to not sidestep the 911.

Convertible: Honda S660/Mazda MX-5

I’m appreciating both as some of the few slow-car-fast vehicles left.

Roadster: Audi TT RS

Speaking of dying breeds, here’s one of the last 5-cylinders around. It sings.

Muscle Car: Dodge Viper****

The best of American muscle in one package, sadly production ends in August.


Hybrid/Electric Car: Ferrari TheFerrari Aperta

Finally some good news: this car is better than a Chevy Volt.


Minivan: Nissan Elgrand

No longer RWD, but with this many toys - who cares? This is sci-fi luxury.

Cargo Van/Passenger Van: Citroën Berlingo

My favourite purely because it has the best name - Citroën Berlingo.


Compact SUV: Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Aced the safety tests, yet it drives like an Alfa should. This is your pony CUV.

Midsize SUV: Volvo XC90

Breathing new life into the stereotypical big Volvo, the interior says it all.

Fullsize SUV: Land Rover Range Rover

Limitless off-road capability with Mercedes S-Class-grade luxury. Yes please.


Midsize Pickup Truck: Toyota Hilux

Granted, it looks a bit silly now, still indestructible though.

Fullsize Pickup Truck: Toyota Land Cruiser 70

Some argue Toyota’s quality was better in the past, hence they still make this.

Heavy-Duty Pickup Truck: Any kei truck

Specialised for agricultural/work-related purposes. So, they define heavy-duty.


*Fullsize class is nearly dead, so it’s replaced with ‘Compact Luxury’ here.

**When production ends this year, replace the Aston with a F-Type or a Maser.

***When production starts, replace the Porsche with the new TVR.

****When production ends next month, replace the Viper with the Bass 770.


And there we have it - quite an interesting time for the car industry indeed. Let’s see how the future goes from here~