In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s an election on at the moment.
Never ones to shy away from hitching ourselves to any passing topical bandwagon, we thought we’d come up with a motor-tastic spin on the 2015 ballot by thinking about what cars the leaders of the respective political parties would drive…
David Cameron (Conservative) – Volkswagen Passat
It’s slick. It’s polished. It’s expensively made and appeals to aspirational middle England. But ultimately, it’s very difficult to love and when it comes down to it, a bit bland.
There’s only one thing David Cameron would be driving and that’s a Volkswagen Passat.
Ed Miliband (Labour) – Kia Carens
Ed is much like Kia’s MPV: reliable, practical, family-focused and making great strides in the way it's perceived… yet, even with the expensive repackaging, it doesn’t exactly set the pulse a-racing.
Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats) – Mini Countryman
In the years since they formed a coalition with the Conservative Party, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has constantly been asked: "so, what are you actually for?"
What better car to drive then, than the Mini Countryman? Neither a hatchback nor a 4x4, it still manages to enjoy a surprisingly large niche following.
Natalie Bennett (Green) – Reva G-Wiz
Like Natalie, the G-Wiz is often found in north London and is as environmentally sound as you can get. That said, you wouldn’t want to be on board in the event of a car crash…
Nigel Farage (UKIP) – Land Rover Defender
The Defender splits opinion – either you think it’s an anachronistic old dinosaur best left in the past, or a bastion of old-school values thumbing its nose at the modern world.
Whatever your views, it’s quite difficult to ignore – what more appropriate car, then, for the fag-smoking, ale-swigging UKIP leader?