Despite the best efforts of the European built Yaris (which came in a close second), the little Pug still managed to pull ahead. Even the supercharged wonder of the Note wasn’t enough to tease voters away from the little French hatch.
The combination of nippy handling, elegant styling and continental interior build quality helped to elevate the Pug to the top. This came as a surprise to our Editorial team as the Pug has a diesel burning heart and a gearbox that wouldn’t win many fans. The heart wants what it wants.