61. November 2012: Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Petrol-electric hybrids hit the mainstream with competitive pricing making the Yaris Hybrid – and others like it – an option for more punters. Dodging the London congestion charge, the Yaris has a CO2 figure of just 79g/km and is capable of 99bhp with the help of the re-engineered Hybrid Synergy Drive. You can also expect a quiet drive when taking it out on the open road.

Price: £14,995 I Toyota.co.uk