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Ford Explorer reborn thanks to VW tie-up • OFFICIAL MEB underpinnings have enabled Ford to tailor the mid-size electric SUV for European tastes – it’s coming to showrooms later this year
VW plots new £22k ‘electric Polo’
Full range of cheap EVs to come from VW Group
Roma Spider is Ferrari’s latest luxury drop-top
BMW gives thumbs up to i5 estate
More personalisation on offer from Bentley
Facelifts for Merc GLA and GLB SUVs
news in brief
DRIVEN New Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
Useful choice for new motorway signs
Extra cash for pothole repairs promised by the Chancellor
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WIESMANN THE GERMAN CAR COMPANY WITH A BRITISH HEART • We speak to the CEO of the independent sports car maker about its exciting future
DRIVEN: Project Thunderball
BMW XM • FIRST DRIVE We put bespoke M-badged PHEV through its paces
RIVALS • What it needs to beat
Citroen e-C4 X • FIRST DRIVE Saloon version of the electric hatch gets a bigger boot but costs the same
Jaguar F-Type R 75 • FIRST DRIVE Special edition celebrates Jag’s final V8 sports car
DISCOVERING DACIA • THE STORY BEHIND BRITAIN’S FAVOURITE VALUE BRAND
VIVE LA REVOLUTION • Dacia boss Denis Le Vot explains how the brand has gone from strength to strength
THE STYLE COUNCIL • We go behind the scenes to learn more about Dacia’s rebranding
Q&A WITH LIONEL JAILLET DACIA VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT PERFORMANCE
JOGGER’S MARATHON • Much of Dacia’s recent history belongs in France, thanks to Renault ownership, but the firm’s roots are still very much in Romania – which is all the excuse we needed for a road trip
ENGINEERING IN VALUE • We discover how the way Dacia builds its cars is totally in keeping with the manufacturer’s philosophy
HISTORY:DACIA’S HERITAGE • While Dacia only arrived in the UK in 2013, the marque has been producing cars since 1968
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX • Dacia’s product-development gurus demonstrate the Sleep Pack
ASLEEP ON THE JOG • We’ve seen its creation, now it’s time to put the Sleep Pack to the test to see if the Jogger can double as a mini-motorhome
SIGN OF THE TIMES • Dacia’s dealers and customers have come a long way since the brand’s UK debut in 2013
COUPE DE GRACE • Swoopy new Peugeot 408 locks horns with Cupra Formentor crossover
Infotainment • Which multimedia system is best for music, sat-nav & connectivity?
PHEV alternatives • Both models come in plug-in hybrid guise – but which one is the best company option?
Key battlegrounds • How these two rivals compare on specific points
Number crunching • We do the maths and work out the best ways to buy
Rivals and other options • Formentor wins our twin test, but what else is out there?
The great debate • What the Auto Express test team would do
USED CARS • If you don’t need a brand-new car, what else does this budget get you?
BMW X1 • FIRST REPORT Marmite grilles aside, the small SUV is already...