The Freelander was Land Rover's first attempt to manufacture a "compact SUV" with genuine mass-market appeal. Luckily, they got the formula right - the Freelander became Europe's biggest selling four-wheel drive, with more than 540,000 sold over nine years. The latest model remains at the forefront of its class - it was launched in 2006, becoming the first SUV to offer a stop-start system in 2009, and becoming the first Land Rover with a two-wheel drive option in 2011. Where the MK1's interior was a bit cramped, the current model benefits from a Ranger Rover-esque dashboard and decent sized boot. It's no hot hatch, but it handles reasonably well, with a cosseting ride and smooth engines.