7. Skoda Kodiaq

Built on the ‘MQB’ platform which is shared by a most of the SUVs in the Volkswagen Audi Group, this new Kodiaq is a 7 seater to be taken seriously, and it offers really good value considering the pedigree of its underpinnings. It hits a real sweet spot. The Kodiaq looks like a real premium car, it is built to an exceptionally high standard, it comes absolutely loaded with equipment, but it’s also quite reasonably priced. The entry-level SE model starts from £26,140 and although it is entry-level, keyless entry, stop-start technology, cruise control, LED running lights and so on are all included free of charge. Skoda have also launched a sporty VRS version which looks best-in-class with massive alloy wheels, suede bucket seats and dual exhausts. This one costs from £44,065 and has a combined WLTP efficiency of about 35mpg.