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Smart’s moves will reinvent the new-car sales experience
All-electric Smart #1 SUV hits the road
Q&A • FORMER Jaguar Land Rover exec David Browne joined Smart last year to spearhead the firm’s rebirth as a pure-electric brand in the UK. He gave us some insight into the ambitious plans.
Behind wheel of #1 Brabus • FIRST VERDICT Is ‘luxury performance’ range-topper worth the extra money?
Faster Astra kicks off new performance brand
Fresh electric SUV will be ‘safest Volvo ever’
R5’s 50th marked with EV drift car
New-look i10 set to go on sale next year
Sleek Polestar rival for Jaguar I-Pace will start from £80k
Classic models inspire new Sevens
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Q&A • AMG’s boss gives us the lowdown on the brand’s new plug-in hybrid super-saloon
Formula One technology for 671b hp Mercedes C 63
644bhp XM super-SUV marks milestone
Mid-life refresh for BMW Z4
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HOOKED ON CLASSICS • We delve into the world of bespoke race simulators, and visit the British firm that can build a set-up for your exact needs
BMW X1 • FIRST DRIVE Third generation of SUV offers more space, extra tech and a wide range of powertrains
BMWiX1 • FIRST DRIVE All-electric version of X1 is sold alongside ICE and PHEV models
Bentley Bentayga EWB Azure • FIRST DRIVE Luxury SUV gets stretched to replace the Mulsanne as brand’s new flagship
Vauxhall Astra • FIRST DRIVE We’re impressed with the new hatch, but is it best with a diesel engine?
Volvo XC40 Recharge • FIRST DRIVE Is Single Motor model a more attractive version of firm’s electric SUV?
A RACING PULSE • We join an experiment to see which is better for your mood – track driving or a gym session
FAST FUN 50 FROM £500 • Our top picks will raise a smile without breaking the bank
Niro’s revenge? • The new Kia Niro takes on the Nissan Juke in a battle for hybrid glory
Kia Niro Hybrid • Second-generation compact crossover turns up the style and is packed with features in top-spec guise
Nissan Juke Hybrid • Hybrid drive gives the Juke a much-needed power boost, but is it enough to turn it into a class contender?
Infotainment • Which multimedia system is best for music, sat-nav & connectivity?
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Towcar of the Year • Choosing your next towcar is a tough and expensive decision – so that’s why these tests are the most comprehensive in the business
TIMES ARE CHANGING
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Dacia Jogger • SECOND REPORT Our no-nonsense MPV is settling into family life very nicely, but it’s not all plain sailing
Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio • FINAL REPORT We bid ‘arrivederci’ to Italian stunner – but we won’t be entirely sad to see it go
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