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JOZEF KABAN • VW passenger car design boss
ID. Life previews next-gen VW EVs • EXCLUSIVE Compact model set to make production as ID.2 with front-wheel drive, a 250-mile range and a price tag starting from £17,000
ID.3 to be given GTX treatment – and is ID.3 R on the way, too?
There’s still life in combustion engines, as Polo gets a facelift
Hot model on cards for ID. Life • VW is evaluating rapid GTX variants for its entire ID electric car range, including upcoming budget hatch
New R5 on sale in 2024 with 250-mile range
Cupra boss hints at hot R EV models
SEAT is “here to stay”
Hot AMG EVs are coming
Our Munich show stars
Chinese models impress in NCAP crash tests
Hyundai unveils vision for its Hydrogen Wave
Musk claims record for Model S Plaid
news in brief
Smart motorways statistically safer than regular motorways • OFFICIAL Regulator accepts data on smart-motorway safety is correct, but with major caveat
Special-edition Duster is ready for Extreme adventures
Updated Focus spied ahead of its unveiling later this year
Mustang EV earns its stripes
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NEW FOCUS vs USED A-CLASS • Buying new over second-hand is always a conundrum. We put two £25,000 hatchbacks to the test to decide which makes the best buy
NEW vs USED TEST SPECIAL
USED MERCEDES A-CLASS
INFOTAINMENT • Both cars come with touchscreens to control the infotainment systems, but which set-up is best?
NEW NISSAN QASHQAI VS USED BMW X3
NEW KIA STINGER VS USED AUDI A7 SPORTBACK
NEW GENESIS GV80 VS USED RANGE ROVER
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ZERO-EMIS SION EMERGENCY • The UK’s switch to an all-electric fleet presents unique challenges for our emergency services, which Avon Fire & Rescue Service is meeting with a special Tesla emergency response vehicle
Dacia Duster • FIRST DRIVE Range-topping refreshed Duster gets new automatic transmission
Peugeot 308 • FIRST DRIVE Our verdict as French brand’s new family hatchback looks to move upmarket
Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible • FIRST DRIVE Brit firm turns up the wick to produce most potent Continental GT ever
BMW iX3 • FIRST DRIVE We finally get to grips with BMW’s electric SUV on UK roads
Sibling rivalry • Porsche’s Taycan and Audi’s new e-tron GT share much of the same DNA, but which is best?
Audi e-tron GT • GT adds a performance twist to Audi’s electric e-tron line-up. Has the newcomer got the measure of the Porsche Taycan?
Porsche Taycan • Porsche’s name is synonymous with ICE performance cars, but how does its first electric model stack up against the e-tron GT?
Infotainment • Which multimedia system is best for music, sat-nav & connectivity?
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Cupra Formentor • FIRST REPORT We ask questions of Cupra’s first standalone model
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