8 / 10
Range Rover: It’s the new Range Rover’s job to look good everywhere, from deserts to driveways, and though the press drives off-road were the tamest I’ve ever seen, and the car slid about on its fat tyres, it should still cope with anything owners throw at it. Lower weight aluminium body means the 3-litre diesel’s the motor to go for. ‘My’ car averaged 23.1mpg. Prices from £71,295 (Range Rover)

Top Ten Cars of 2012

Here is writer Russell Bray's pick of the glitziest and most glamorous cars this year.