BEST BUDGET CAR Opel Corsa, Opel’s “Wir leben autos” (we live cars) tag line is evident in the fifth-generation Corsa’s impressive build quality and general execution. It’s roomy for a B-segment -hatchback, refined, and the cabin’s taken a big step forward both in look and feel. It’s also well-stocked with gizmos and safety. The Corsa’s offered in three trim levels: Essentia, Enjoy, and Cosmo, with all versions corning standard with features like day-time running lights, electric windows and mirrors, six airbags, ABS brakes, tyre pressure monitoring and-stability control. Powering the entry-level models is a gem of a 1-litre turbo three-cylinder petrol engine that mates great fuel economy with good all altitude performance, while there’s also a lively 1.4 turbo version. New suspension gives the new Corsa very tidy handling along with a notably plush ride for a small car, while the power steering has a normal mode as well as a super-light City setting for those with frail arms. The other finalists were: Honda Jazz, Mazda2, Suzuki Celerio, Toyota Aygo, and Volkswagen Up!