Driving France’s car renaissance is this chunky little chap. But don’t think this compact SUV is all about style and quirky details, there’s plenty of substance to back it up
Citroën C3 Aircross compact SUV
Price from £14,745
0-62mph 9.3 seconds
Top speed 115mph
MPG up to 70.6
“I’m just a Coventry girl,” says Linda Jackson with a smile. Modesty is clearly one of her more obvious traits. Others describe Citroën’s CEO as a “formidable operator” and as having created a “French Revolution” at the Gallic carmaker. She’s also the first woman ever to be inducted into the Auto Express Hall of Fame. They named her as: “The most influential Briton working in the global car industry.” It’s an incredible achievement – especially when you consider that Fortune magazine estimates that male CEOs outnumber females by 20 to 1.