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Welcome • Might Aston Martin be up with Lotus and Volvo come the next CAR list?
Insider • Polestar is on a roll, with a new SUV that’s designed to take it to the next level.
‘How can a 2.6-tonne SUV be remotely sustainable?'
MCLAREN: THE SUV IS (FINALLY) ON ITS WAY • It’s the car McLaren vowed never to build – but a new CEO brings a new plan, says Phil McNamara
THE UPHILL BATTLE TO BUILD A NEW CAR • Even the best-laid plans can’t overcome 2022’s industry-wide woes. Just ask Ineos
My career in three sketches
‘THE RETAIL EXPERIENCE IS THE MOMENT OF TRUTH’ • The way you buy a car will be overhauled in 2023 – and Julie David will be leading the change.
Six questions only we would ask
A WATCH IS FOR LIFE • Not just Christmas. But that’s a good place to start.
Tech • With a little help from BMW and a lot of on-road testing. By Colin Overland
PEUGEOT i-COCKPIT REINVENTED AGAIN • New 308 gets major infotainment upgrade, with Citroën and Vauxhall benefitting too.
First drives • After wowing everyone with the Ioniq 5, Hyundai’s gone even more radical with its new streamliner-style EV. We try to make sense of it all in Korea
Smarting over • If you can get past the crazy name, it’s attached to a perfectly decent car
More, more, more • Lambo’s fastest SUV yet has more of everything – including agility
Leccy 7 • Has BMW leapfrogged the Mercedes EQS with its all-electric i7? We think so
‘GM showed consummate brand illiteracy; respecting a brand’s heritage is crucial to credibility’
‘Not everyone has gone down the retro route, because not everyone has a history as rich as BMW’s’
THE 60 GREATEST CAR MAKERS • 60th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: 60 BRANDS, ONE UNMISSABLE POWER LIST – THE WINNER IS REVEALED
MAY CAUSE GIDDINESS • Toyota and its Gazoo Racing division have established themselves as the kings of affordable fun. Does anyone do it better than the GR Yaris and new GR86?
MIGHTY. FALLING? • Idiosyncratic and engineering-first, Honda’s recent form is a worry
PIOUS PIN-UPS FROM THE FUNKIS • Boxy and practical or raffish and sexy? That the answer isn’t straightforward is just one of the many great things about Volvo
ROARING-CAT BOUNCE • Peugeot’s heading back to something like 205-era greatness
FIVE TO SURVIVE • How do you turn around ailing Renault? By reviving the iconic 4 and 5 as affordable electric cars
THE OLD FUTURE • Citroën used to make the most ambitious, most modern, most innovative cars in the world. It’s now getting some of that spirit back
ST EMMO’S FIRE • On a roll and gearing up for a massive 2023 – with Evija hypercar deliveries starting, and the Taycan-rivalling Type 133 expected – Lotus is partying like it’s 1972
THE OG SUV • Three things to love about the green oval
WHO DARES WINS • VW at its best brings boldness to the mainstream
THE FORD AWAKENS • Ford’s winning streak in the US makes it look like everyone was too quick to write Detroit’s obituary. But not everything is coming up roses for the US giants
GREAT MINDS • Ferrari and McLaren, long-time best of enemies, have both hit upon the same hybrid supercar formula – aviolently e-boosted V6. Who does it best?
THE ELON TAPES • CAR contributing editor Ben Oliver looks back on his six interviews with Elon Musk, the man who’s done more than anyone to change the automotive...