The weekly magazine that brings all the news and reviews for all the UK's Cars
Is the world really ready for a £100k Volvo? Well, here it is
REVEALED Electric EX90 sets Volvo on new path
JIM ROWAN • President & CEO, Volvo
ROBIN PAGE • Volvo head of global design
First glimpse of Volvo’s entry-level electric SUV
Funky Cat set among the pigeons
UK drug-driving offences soar by 54 per cent post-lockdown
Eye test plea for licence renewal
New Peugeot 408 priced from £31k
Porsche lifts the lid on hi-tech secrets of upcoming Macan EV
And an all-electric version of 718 is starting to take shape
Cupra turns down the heat on Leon
Lower emissions and longer range for Citroen plug-in pair
news in brief
Useful Contacts • THE following provide help with motoring problems. Some services are free, others charge a fee or operate on premium-rate lines (p), while some offer advice for members only (m)
Inbox Your views • We want to hear your views. Send your questions or opinions to the E-mail address below
Nissan Micra • The second-gen supermini was a revelation
i What we said then
I’ve got one!
Interested in buying one?
Land Rover Defender 130 • FIRST DRIVE We get to grips with the largest model that Land Rover builds
Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV • FIRST DRIVE Plug-in ybrid has the potential to divert company car drivers from key rivals
BMW X1 FIRST • DRIVE New look for SUV brings fresh tech for cabin, plus more space than in previous X1
Volkswagen ID. Buzz • FIRST UK DRIVE Style and substance combine to great effect
Polestar 2 BST 270 • FIRST DRIVE Limited-edition EV’s tweaks include adjustable suspension
Nissan X-Trail • FIRST UK DRIVE Is the e-4orce X-Trail as economical as it’s billed?
THE BEAUTIFUL GAME? • Not every maker is a winner when using football to sell cars
The history boys • With plenty of heritage behind it, can the new Honda Civic show these rivals how it’s done?
Honda Civic • Latest version of the hatchback adopts a ‘less is more’ approach with its styling, but there’s nothing simple about its hybrid tech
Toyota Corolla • Corolla also uses hybrid kit and is available with two power outputs – we test it here in more powerful, 181bhp form
Vauxhall Astra • Sharply styled hatch with its conventional petrol engine is the cheapest of this trio to buy, but it’s also the least powerful
Infotainment • Which multimedia system is best for music, sat-nav & connectivity?
Rivals • Other options in this category…
SUBSCRIBE TODAY WITH 6 ISSUES FOR £1
Peugeot 308 • FIRST REPORT Our PHEV’s styling and performance are getting praise, but what about its economy?
Audi SQ5 • FIRST REPORT Audi’s sleeker version of the SQ5 joins o ur fleet in ‘Distinct Green’
20 CHRISTMAS GIFTS OVER £50 • Part one of our festive gift guide focuses on extra-special treats for car fans of all ages
SHARE YOUR PASSION THIS CHRISTMAS • Save up to £108 on an annual Christmas gift subscription on the best motoring magazines around. Share your passion and get hassle-free gifts that last all year.
BUYINGCARS • New and used buying advice from our team of experts
BUYER’SGUIDE: Peugeot Rifter • FROM £13,000 This van-based MPV can seat up to seven, is more luxurious than you’d think and there’s an electric version
Car Hunter • £8,000 for a 2+2 coupé that’s aged gracefully
NEWCAR PRICES • Visit carbuyer.co.uk for all the latest data plus indepth...