The once great British/English car industry is now very little of, and compiling a top 10 list of special Britons is not an easy task. However, we have excluded the most famous icons and expensive models to make it easier for ourselves.
New Mini (2001-)
The 21st century Mini, introduced in 2001, was special for its time. The new Mini, produced by BMW, aimed to be a premium car with classic styling features and great driving pleasure. It was a box office hit and continues to be popular today.
Morgan Plus Four (2020-)
The 2020 Morgan Plus Four presents a departure from the old-fashioned and spartan designs previously associated with the brand. This model features modern technology and an aluminum chassis, offering a unique driving experience.
Triumph Dolomite Sprint (1973-1980)
The Triumph Dolomite Sprint was the first series-produced car with four valves per cylinder, boasting advanced multi-valve technology. Despite its technical innovation, the oil crisis and technical problems hindered its success, leading to only 22,000 units being produced.
Ineos Grenadier (2023-)
The Ineos Grenadier is a successor to the old Land Rover Defender, developed by a group of wealthy British individuals. This model uses modern technology and is capable of off-road performance.
Jaguar I-Pace (2018-)
The Jaguar I-Pace was one of the first modern electric cars created by a European manufacturer, offering a large EV with impressive performance. While it faced some technical issues initially, it is now available at a more affordable price on the used car market.
Wolseley 6/90 (1954-1959)
The Wolseley 6/90 featured unique details, such as a Formica dashboard and illuminated logos, making it stand out from other cars of its time.
TVR Cerbera (1996-2003)
The TVR Cerbera, introduced in 1996, featured a distinctive design and a powerful V8 engine. However, it lacked certain safety features found in other cars of the time, making it a unique choice for experienced drivers.
Austin Maxi (1969-1981)
The Austin Maxi, created by the designer of the original Mini, Alec Issigonis, was known for its innovative design and spacious interior. It was the first British five-door hatchback and featured a five-speed gearbox as standard.
Jensen FF (1966-1969)
The Jensen FF was a large sports coupe with advanced features, including standard ABS and four-wheel drive. However, its production was limited due to various technical issues and high fuel consumption.
Rover Streetwise (2003-2005)
The Rover Streetwise was a compact hatchback with SUV features, aimed at appealing to a younger audience. However, it failed to achieve high sales figures.