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NEWS New Land Rover Discovery Concept unveiled

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Bentley Hybrid Concept Plug-in tech previewed 13

Clash of the compact SUVs: new MercedesBenz GLA vs Audi Q3 and Nissan Qashqai

Nissan X-Trail Qashqai styling for new SUV

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Audi Q4 concept Rakish crossover here in 2016 16 Mercedes-AMG GT New name for Merc’s GT

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Lexus NX Bold new compact SUV revealed

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Spotlight Why Ford is launching a luxury brand 24

TESTED Subaru WRX STI Feeling dated but has appeal 28 Jeep Cherokee 2.0 Limited More civilised 4x4 30 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Fast and forceful

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Kia Soul 1.6 CRDi Funky-looking and practical 35 Nissan Note 1.2 DIG-S Supercharged supermini 35 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-4 Refreshed SUV

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ROAD TEST

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FEATURES Mercedes-Benz GLA vs rivals Q3 and Qashqai 38 Peugeot Exalt Luxury concept built for China 46

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Alfa 4C vs GTA Old sports car meets new

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Used Alfa Romeos Not as scary as you’d think 56

OUR CARS Nissan Qashqai Second-gen crossover arrives 70

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Jaguar F-type Trying out some tasty new tyres 73 Renault Clio RS Hot hatch also does humdrum 75 Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept: full details

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Matt Prior The rules of posh motor spotting

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Joe Saward Haas team to join the F1 roster

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Your views Why the UK should get the WRX

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Colin Goodwin Why Ingenie isn’t so ingenious 69 Richard Bremner Chrysler Plainsman

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DEALS Used buying guide Porsche 928

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James Ruppert Quirky compact MPVs

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New vs used New A45 or used GT-R?

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New cars A-Z All the latest models rated 84 Road test results Autocar’s data archive 99 Classifieds Cars, number plates, services 101

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Can Peugeot really pull off prestige? IN THE PAST, we’ve been as sceptical as you probably are. Yes, Peugeot is vastly improving its cars, design and quality, but making the leap to such a vast change in perception and positioning of the brand is a much tougher ask. However, the Exalt luxury car concept, which is getting its first public outing at next week’s Beijing motor show and which you can read about on p46, looks like being an important first step on that journey. By any measure it looks stunning, and the ambition behind it is equally impressive. But will the inevitable production car have the desired effect? There’s no doubting that the Chinese customers at whom the Exalt is squarely aimed don’t have the same narrow view of brands that we do, garnered from legacy. Peugeot is banking on the fact that its cars will be accepted in the same way that Porsches or BMWs are. So maybe Peugeot will ultimately be viewed in different ways, depending on which continent you’re looking at it from. Will that matter to their business, or to us in Europe as potential buyers? We’re looking forward to seeing how it pans out.

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Land Rover previe Q Concept reveals the bold look and advanced technology planned for new Discovery family and Rover has revealed the future of its expanded Discovery range with a versatile and technologypacked SUV concept at this week’s New York motor show. The Discovery Vision Concept heralds a range of initially four SUV models that will wear the Discovery badge, taking the 25-year-old nameplate to a whole family of ‘leisure’ vehicles in the same way that Land Rover has with Range Rover and Defender. The new concept car establishes the design themes, versatile, high-tech interiors and off-road prowess

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of the Discovery family. It also previews a whole raft of advanced technology that’s set to come from Jaguar Land Rover in the coming years, including the ability to control the car remotely. “The Discovery concept vehicle represents a vision of our future family of leisure SUVs,” said Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern. “Its modern, relevant and compelling design is a significant shift from Discovery as we know it.” The first model to wear the Discovery name in the next generation of vehicles

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will be a replacement for the current five-seat Freelander. It is due to be seen before the year is out and is based on the Range Rover Evoque platform. There will also be a seven-seat Freelander replacement. The staple Discovery model and a new addition to the lineup will be a rugged seven-seat off-roader in the mould of Toyota’s Land Cruiser. This will be a sister car to Jaguar’s upcoming SUV and a new Range Rover model that will slot between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport. Crowning the range will be a direct replacement for


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Is this really the new Disco look? LAND ROVER HAS surprised us, no question, with the look of this new Disco concept, which is undoubtedly very close to what we’ll eventually see in showrooms. We’d been expecting a less curvaceous shape, more ‘architectural’ and generally more akin to the previous model. That said, the current model has been looking a mite ‘seasoned’ in proportion and detail lately, so if the mission is to move the full-sized Disco upmarket and give it a long life, this is the shape to do it. Biggest surprise is that rear pillar shape, aft of the side windows, which says ‘Saab’ to many of us. Still, we expect it soon to become a Disco styling cue and bob up right through the expanding Disco range. SC

ws new Discovery Q Line-up to feature two Freelander replacements, a rugged SUV and a luxurious flagship the current Discovery, but with an even plusher and more premium execution. It is this model — built on the all-aluminium structure that underpins the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport — that the Discovery Vision Concept most closely previews. The styling of the concept is a complete departure from the current Discovery 4. The silhouette is sportier and the lines and detailing more curvaceous. The overhangs are also shorter to give a more compact look, and there are flourishes from the Range Rover family in the

wraparound lights and the grille pattern. However, there are still nods to the current Discovery in the concept’s stepped roof and inside, where the Discovery’s famed ‘command’ driving position remains, as do the three rows of seating progressively elevated in a theatre-like style to give all occupants a good forward view. The body-coloured C-pillars remain from the Discovery 4 but are now more rakish. The split tailgate of the Discovery 4 is ditched for a single tailgate that, when opened, allows a platform to slide out from the

base of the load area within the rear bumper to create what Land Rover dubs a ‘social seat’. Other concept car flourishes include the rear-hinged doors and the absence of B-pillars, the doors opening to reveal a versatile 2+3+2 cabin that can seat seven full-sized adults. Land Rover says passengers are catered for “equally” with lots of legroom and headroom and their own infotainment and storage. The seats in the second and third rows are all independent and can be folded flat and slide fore and aft to create myriad layouts. These include a

four-seat ‘limousine’ mode, in which the outside seats in the second row slide and fold forwards and the middle seat folds down to form a table, making maximum legroom for two people in the third row. The interior design is more sophisticated and luxurious than the Discovery 4’s. The centre console is dominated by a large central touchscreen to carry out almost all interior functions. This can also be controlled by small touchpads on the steering wheel. High-quality materials and details feature throughout, including luxurious metals, ◊

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Δ special leathers that are washable and totally oil and water repellent, and gestureoperated mood lighting. An extensive amount of new technology in the Discovery Vision Concept includes laser headlamps that scan the road and can automatically dip certain parts of the beam. Another feature is ‘Smart Glass’, used for the whole glasshouse, which can display images like a computer screen. This allows for the ‘Transparent Bonnet’ function, an image being projected from the head-up display on to the windscreen in the driver’s field of vision, giving an impression that the bonnet is see-through. This enables the driver to see the terrain immediately below. The glass also allows the panoramic roof and passenger windows to be infinitely dimmed or fully blacked out. Smartphones can be added to the individual infotainment functions for four of the five rear passengers (each getting their own 10-inch touchscreen tablet in the back of the

headrest in front), allowing images to be displayed on the glass using the car’s wi-fi. Many controls and functions inside are carried out by gesture control. The concept also features a host of new driving functions. The most notable is a Remote Control Drive function, which allows the driver to control the car from the outside at low speeds, either by a removable rotary controller or a smartphone app. Other features include Laser Terrain Scanning (which maps the terrain ahead using lasers in the foglamps), Laser Referencing (which uses the car’s lasers to project images on to the road such as warning triangles) and a next-generation version of the Terrain Response system. This system incorporates the ability to scan terrain ahead and prime the drive system accordingly, to see how deep a water obstacle is and advise if it’s passable, and low-speed autonomous driving off road. MARK TISSHAW

INNOVATIVE GLASS So-called Smart Glass is used for the panoramic roof, front and rear screens and side windows. Swiping or gesturing at the glass allows more or less light to enter the cabin. Images can also be projected on to it through augmented reality technology. Reversing and other manoeuvres are made easier by projecting images from external cameras on to the glass.

FLEXIBLE SEATING The seats in the second and third rows can fold fore and aft individually or as rows, fitting flush to the seats in front or behind. Any configuration between four and seven seats can be created. Each passenger gets their own infotainment options, charging points and storage, plus features such as pop-out coat hangers and hooks.

Meet the new Discovery family

FREELANDER REPLACEMENT A five-seat entry-level model

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SEVEN-SEAT SMALL SUV Longer version of new baby Disco

RUGGED SUV A rival for the Toyota Land Cruiser

DISCOVERY REPLACEMENT Plusher successor to today’s model


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INFOTAINMENT CONTROLS Most major functions of the interior are carried out on a large central touchscreen and two touchpads on the steering wheel. There are no indicator or light stalks. The turn signals and lighting functions a e operated by gesture control. A large, high-definition instrument screen displays key functions.

NEW DRIVING TECHNOLOGY The most innovative new feature on the ‘driving’ front is the ability to control the c r remotely on an app in situations like extreme off-roading, coupling to trailers and driving through gates. A next-gen Terrain Response system uses lasers to scan the road ahead and prime the car accordingly.

Today’s Freelander, tomorrow’s Tata THE PLATFORM UNDERPINNING the current Land Rover Freelander is set to live on as the basis for a new Tata SUV, when the outgoing SUV is replaced later this year. When production of the current Freelander ends by the end of 2014, some of its tooling will be shipped to India and its L359 platform used to underpin a new

Tata SUV, according to Autocar’s sister publication, Autocar India. The Economic Times of India reports that a team of 45 engineers is already working on the new SUV, with a targeted launch date of 2016. About half of the current Freelander is set to be changed for the Tata SUV, and the new model will be built

to meet Jaguar Land Rover’s quality standards. The new SUV is codenamed Q5. It is set to be a five-seater with a seven-seat option and will be priced at around £20,000.

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Mulsanne-based hybrid concept will produce around 631bhp

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Bentley plugs in to hybrids Hybrid Concept promises more power and lower CO2 emissions; plug-in Bentleys due on sale in 2017 entley is paving the way to its first-ever plug-in hybrid model with a new concept car for the Beijing show. The Bentley Hybrid Concept is based on the Mulsanne. The powertrain, specifics of which have not been fully disclosed, is set to be offered first as an option on the firm’s upcoming SUV, due in 2017. Bentley says the Hybrid Concept delivers a 25 per cent increase in power and a 70 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions when compared with a standard Mulsanne

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Subaru UK says no to hotter WRX STI The WRX STI’s 296bhp has been deemed enough

with a 505bhp, 6752cc twinturbocharged V8 engine. Power output for the Hybrid Concept is therefore expected to be around 631bhp, a 126bhp increase courtesy of an electric motor and battery pack, the exact make-up of which has not been confirmed by Bentley ahead of the car’s debut. The concept’s CO2 emissions are set to be around 118g/km, according to Bentley’s quoted reduction. The firm has, however, confirmed that the concept, as with all future Bentley plug-in hybrids, can

cover more than 31 miles on electric power alone. Bentley chief Wolfgang Schreiber said the concept’s hybrid powertrain would be offered in 90 per cent of its range by the end of the decade. He believes the technology is ideally suited to Bentley’s traditional traits. “There is no doubt that plug-in hybrid technology is true to Bentley’s values of outstanding luxury and effortless performance,” he said. “Combining our renowned engines with electric power

SUBARU UK HAS ruled out another domestically tuned version of its new WRX STI for the foreseeable future. Asked about the potential for another model in the mould of the Cosworth CS400, the managing director of Subaru in the UK, Paul Tunnicliffe, said he wished to avoid pursuing “a niche within a niche”. The 395bhp CS400 was the most expensive and most powerful Subaru ever launched in the UK. It was a project Tunnicliffe inherited from his predecessor, but he feels it was an “indulgent” concept for the times, and cited its lack of a

manufacturer warranty as a notable sticking point. While admitting that the UK arm remains free to explore its own projects, he also indicated that he’d now be wary of doing so without the blessing of tuning division Subaru Tecnica International (STI). STI’s Masuo Takatsu confirmed that while the current WRX was considered a balanced prospect with 296bhp from its 2.5-litre turbo boxer engine, higher outputs were being explored. Tunnicliffe confirmed that Subaru UK maintains a relationship with Prodrive —

reinforces and enhances both principles. We will gradually introduce this powertrain across our model range.” The Hybrid Concept is visually very similar to the Mulsanne on which it is based, but a few flourishes have been added. Copper accents are used in the headlights, grille, brake calipers, feature lines and badges to “highlight the car’s electric veins”. The same colour detailing is used inside on the fascia and instruments and in the leather stitching. MARK TISSHAW

the British engineering firm previously responsible for the WRC team and several Impreza variants — but he dismissed the idea of it becoming involved with the current car for now. Even without a power hike, Tunnicliffe confirmed that around 160 orders have been placed for the new WRX STI by UK buyers and he is confident of selling 250-500 cars — a volume that would overtake Subaru’s other performance offering, the BRZ.

IBIZA ADOPTS SHUTDOWN TECH

NEW SKODAS ARE THE BUSINESS

The new 134bhp 1.4 TSI-powered Seat Ibiza FR Edition is now offered with cylinder deactivation technology. Seat claims improvements of 12.2mpg and 30g/km with no performance compromise. The model costs from £15,920.

An Octavia Greenline III with a CO2 output of just 85g/km is the star of a new frugal, well equipped range of SE Business edition Skodas. The Superb, Yeti and Octavia models are aimed at business users and are on sale now, priced from £19,560.

New Subaru WRX STI first drive p28

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Confidential New X-Trail will be offered in five and seven-seat versions

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Qashqai looks for X-Trail New Nissan SUV sports more contemporary styling to target Qashqai+2 buyers issan has revealed full details of its new X-Trail ahead of its official launch next month. Front-wheeldrive and four-wheel-drive versions will be offered, along with five and seven-seat options. Prices are set to start at less than £25,000. The SUV will initially be offered with the same 128bhp 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine fitted to the new Qashqai. The 1.6 DIG-T from the Juke Nismo will be offered after launch, but its power output will be reduced from 197bhp

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to 158bhp in the X-Trail in an effort to increase economy. Nissan believes 55 per cent of X-Trail buyers will choose a front-drive variant, with 45 per cent opting for 4WD. About 10 per cent of the front-drive models will be specified with Nissan’s X-Tronic CVT. In front-wheel drive guise, CO2 emissions are rated at 129g/km, rising to 135g/km for X-Tronic models and 139g/km for those with fourwheel drive. Fuel economy is claimed to be around 57, 55 and 53mpg respectively.

The sleeker, Qashqaiinspired styling is a direct effort to attract current owners of the Qashqai+2, which is no longer offered. The X-Trail is around 100mm longer than the Qashqai+2 and prices are expected to climb slightly for models with comparable engines. No prices have been set for the seven-seat X-Trail, but an insider said they would compete with the £1200 premium Hyundai charges for a seven-seat Santa Fe. Both five and seven-seat variants will have broadly the

same boot space, although five-seaters will gain additional underfloor storage. The second-row seats also recline and slide, promising best-inclass rear legroom. The X-Trail line-up is expected to closely mirror that of the Qashqai. Three trim levels will be offered, with higher-spec models, such as the Tekna variant pictured, featuring 19-inch alloys, electric leather seats, a fulllength, part-sliding sunroof and a powered tailgate. STUART MILNE

Chevy lifts lid on soft-top Corvette

FORD RANGER SALES in Europe are being hindered by restricted availability, according to boss Stephen Odell. “Capacity has been restricted around the world, but we believe that we can sell many more cars when they become available,” he said. “In Europe it’s not seen as just a utility vehicle; it has a lifestyle appeal as well.”

THE RENAULT ZOE electric car has the highest customer satisfaction rating for any model the firm has made, according to Renault’s executive vice-president of Europe, Stefan Mueller. “In its first year 9000 cars have been sold,” he said, “and 95 per cent of customers are very satisfied with the car.”

OFFICIAL PICTURE CHEVROLET HAS BUILT the first fully developed convertible version of a modern performance Corvette in the Z06 convertible. Differences between the new soft-top and the coupé on which it is based are minor. The C7 Corvette’s aluminium chassis was already 20 per cent stiffer than that of the C6 Z06, so structural changes weren’t needed. The weight is nearly identical and the chassis tuning is unchanged. Power comes from a 625bhp supercharged 6.2-litre V8.

NISSAN BOSS Andy Palmer has been watching the onslaught of electric vehicles from rivals including BMW and Volkswagen with some amusement over recent months. “When we launched the Leaf, I remember one of our rivals calling our electric car policy ‘lunacy’,” he said. “If that’s the case, I welcome them to the lunatic asylum. We believe there is an inevitability about the electrification of cars – and it seems they may now do so, too.”

Buyers can choose between seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions. Carbonceramic brakes and different aerodynamic packages are also available. The Z06’s roof can be lowered at speeds of up to 30mph. Due to the lack of rear quarter panels, the differential and transmission cooler air intakes have been moved to underneath the car. As with the standard Corvette, the Z06 will be offered only in left-hand drive. Official UK imports should begin next year.

THE NEW RENAULT Twingo benefited from being co-developed with the Smart Fortwo, according to Renault’s head of small cars, Benoit Bochard. “Of course we learned from them,” he said. “In areas like body fit and build quality, we benefited. They wanted a high degree of body customisation, and we were delighted, because that added weight to our requests for the same thing. It amplified the end result.”

JETTA MADE A BIT BETTER

GT-R GOES ON THE ATTACK

Volkswagen has revealed a revised Jetta saloon ahead of the New York show. Minor changes have been made inside and out, and engine options include a 1.4 TSI and a 2.0 TDI. Order books will open in August for November deliveries.

Nissan will crown its range with a hotter GT-R later this year. The N-Attack package sees the GT-R gain new aero parts, Öhlins suspension and a revised braking system, with performance comparable to the GT-R Nismo GT3 race car.

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Audi previews rakish new Q4 Beijing motor show concept set to reveal Audi’s plans for a coupé-like crossover, due on sale in 2016 udi has previewed a new concept car that paves the way for its upcoming Q4. The official design sketches of the concept have been released ahead of the vehicle’s debut at the Beijing motor show later this week. The high-riding off-roader, details of which are being kept secret until its unveiling, is said to preview the new Q4 — Ingolstadt’s answer to the likes of the BMW X4 and Porsche Macan.

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Audi’s new five-door concept shares similar design cues to the three-door Allroad Shooting Brake concept, which was revealed at the Detroit motor show in January. This suggests that Audi is already well advanced on a series of new sporting crossover-style SUVs that will line up alongside the firm’s more practical SUV offerings already on sale today. As with the Allroad Shooting Brake, the styling of Audi’s latest concept is heavily

New SUV concept shows the influence of Audi’s latest TT

influenced by that of the new third-generation TT. At about 4400mm in length and 1850mm in width, it is close in size to the existing Q3. Audi’s design team has provided the new SUV with a number of traditional styling cues that leave little doubt about its origins. Included is a prominent six-corner single-frame grille, trapezoidalshaped headlights with complex LED internal graphics, a clamshell-style bonnet, prominent wheelarch flares, a heavily curved roof line and high waistline and a shallow glasshouse. Inside, the new Audi concept provides accommodation for four in individual seats. The ones at the rear appear to fold flat to extend luggage capacity. Powering the new Audi is a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain similar to that seen on the Allroad Shooting Brake. It consists of a transversely mounted turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric

motors — one integrated into a dual-clutch auto gearbox and another mounted within the rear axle. Together, they provide the concept with four-wheel-drive capability. No official power or torque figures have been revealed yet, although Audi sources suggest that they are close to the 402bhp and 480lb ft of the Allroad Shooting Brake. But in a development not seen on Audi’s earlier concept, the crossover destined for Beijing showcases a new inductive charging system for its

Why so many coupé-like SUVs? AUDI’S LATEST CONCEPT previews the longrumoured Q4 — a sporting SUV that will line up against the BMW X4 and Porsche Macan when it is launched in 2016. Audi hopes that its new five-door will tap into the consciousness of a growing group of new car buyers demanding a model that combines all the attributes of a high-riding SUV with the visual sportiness of a traditional coupé. And Audi is not alone. Mercedes-Benz is also aiming at the very same group of customers with its new MLC, as previewed by the Concept Coupé SUV, while market leader BMW is ready to go again with a new X6. GK

KIA SOUL EV TO COST £25K

KIA PICANTO SET FOR FACELIFT

The Kia Soul EV will go on sale in the UK in November. It will cost approximately £25,000 after the government’s EV grant, have a range of about 124 miles and be likely to appear in small numbers only.

A revised version of the Kia Picanto will go on sale early next year after being revealed at the Paris motor show in October. The changes will be mainly cosmetic and bring the Picanto in line with the rest of Kia’s models.

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lithium ion battery, alongside a traditional plug. Speaking to Autocar recently, Audi’s head of research and development, Ulrich Hackenberg, confirmed that Audi was pursuing a strategy that would extend its line-up with new crossovers rather than traditional MPVs. He said: “There is a clear trend towards crossover-style vehicles in nearly every market we are represented. We are well aware of this and intend to take advantage of it.” GREG KABLE


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Mercedes targets BMW X6 with MLC concept MERCEDES-BENZ IS previewing its forthcoming MLC with the new Concept Coupé SUV at the Beijing motor show. The Concept Coupé SUV was announced last week by Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche at the company’s annual shareholders meeting. A production version is already being planned for next year under the

codename C292. The car will be known as the MLC in production and be built in the US alongside the ML on which it is based. The MLC is a rival to the new BMW X6. Its relationship to the ML is similar to the X6’s relationship to the X5. Spy shots have shown the MLC being benchmarked against the X6. From the design of

the Concept Coupé SUV, it is clear that the MLC will be more aggressively styled than the ML and will adopt a more rakish roofline for its five-door layout. Mercedes claims that the styling of the concept is a “realistic” preview of how the MLC will look when it goes on sale.

Mercedes has strong recent form in turning its concepts into reality, such as with the S-class coupé. The firm also claims that the new MLC will have “very dynamic handling”. Zetsche said: “With the Concept Coupé SUV, we aim to secure new

customers by opening up new segments for MercedesBenz. We see a great deal of potential for Mercedes-Benz in the combination of coupé and SUV.” Expect the standard range to include V6 petrol and diesel engines, a hybrid model and V8-powered MLC63 AMG and V12-powered MLC65 AMG performance variants. MARK TISSHAW

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BMW X6 SHEDS DISGUISE BEFORE DEBUT BMW is sticking with its plan to launch the new X6 at the Moscow motor show in August, despite the ongoing tensions between Russia and the Ukraine. The secondgeneration X6 is the chief rival to Mercedes-Benz’s MLC and is due on sale in the UK before the end of the year. This test mule spotted in Germany last week sports less camouflage than previous models. It also reveals a more muscular appearance for the new car, as well as an increase in overall length. The X6 is based on a shortened version of the X5’s platform and BMW insiders claim that it will be lighter than the current car. The engine range will be crowned by a twin-turbocharged V8 in the X6 M.

SPY SHOT BMW X6

TOYOTA RECALLS UK CARS

SOFA SO GOOD AT PEUGEOT

Toyota has recalled more than 35,000 cars in the UK due to a possible airbag fault. No accidents or injuries have been reported for the fault affecting some Yaris, Urban Cruiser, RAV4 and Hilux models. Repairs will be free of charge.

Peugeot’s latest creation is a £110,000 sofa made from volcanic lava stone and carbonfibre. It was created for Milan Design Week and is inspired by the Onyx supercar concept. You can read about Peugeot’s new Exalt concept for Beijing on p46.

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THISWEEK FLASH THE DASH A heavily structured dashboard finished in leather and carbonfibre features a hooded instrument binnacle, a multifunction steering wheel, a free-standing multimedia screen and six round air vents.

ADAPT AND ADJUST A close study of the controls reveals four different driving modes, a race start feature, two-stage variable dampers, a locking differential and a sports exhaust function.

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Merc drops ‘Benz’ for new GT All-new twin-turbo V8 sports car simply called Mercedes-AMG GT; set to go on sale later this year ercedes-Benz has controversially eschewed any reference to its founder, Karl Benz, in the name of its new 500bhp-plus twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8-powered sports car, which the German car maker has confirmed will be called the Mercedes-AMG GT when sales begin later this year. Set to make its debut in September, the new twoseater indirectly replaces the SLS AMG, becoming the second stand-alone model to be conceived, engineered and produced by Mercedes’

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AMG performance car offshoot at its headquarters in Affalterbach, on the outskirts of Stuttgart. “The new MercedesAMG GT shows that we will be positioning AMG more vehemently and aggressively than to date,” said AMG boss Tobias Moers, who described the new car as “a GT sports car in its purest form”. The announcement of the name for the GT at the New York motor show this week coincides with the issuing of two photographs that reveal the stylish interior of the new

model, which has previously been officially referred to by its internal codename of C190. The naming strategy mirrors that of the firm’s Formula 1 team, Mercedes AMG Petronas, which also does without the Benz reference. The GT’s snug two-seat interior features highquality materials and trims, together with a combination of bespoke controls and switchgear borrowed from other Mercedes-Benz models, most notably the new, fourthgeneration C-class. GREG KABLE

A NICE TOUCH The centrepiece is a touchpad controller similar to that introduced on the new C-class.

SMALL CHANGES FOR MINI’S BIGGEST

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Styling changes give the Countryman a more rugged look

A revised version of the Mini Countryman has been launched, complete with a subtle new look and improved fuel economy. All-wheel-drive versions are the biggest beneficiaries of the styling changes, with flared side sills and revised front and rear bumpers hinting at the car’s more rugged nature. The Cooper S model gets a small increase in power, from 182bhp to 188bhp, while CO2 emissions are down and economy is improved across the range. The new Countryman range is set to reach the UK this summer after its debut at this week’s New York show. The Paceman is also expected to get the same changes.

MERC UPS SL LINE-UP’S GAME

IMPROVED CRUZE’S NY DEBUT

Mercedes-Benz is to increase the SL63 AMG’s power from 529bhp to 577bhp. A new SL400 model has also been announced to replace the SL350. It will get a 3.0-litre petrol V6 with 328bhp — 26bhp more than the SL350.

Chevrolet is showing an updated version of the Cruze saloon at the New York show. The revised model majors on styling and technology changes, but UK sales are unconfirmed due to Chevrolet’s imminent withdrawal from Europe.

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SteveCropley A week in cars Impressed and perplexed by a Porsche; junction dysfunction

Panamera (below) has echoes of the 928

‘Clever’ crossings can cause unnecessary queues

Noble is making good progress on Bloodhound SSC

Supercharged Nissan Note is a cracking little car

MONDAY Evening dash from London to Gloucestershire and back in the mighty £110k Porsche Panamera Turbo S, a car like no other on the market. Although the 190mph top speed and 4.0sec 0-60mph sprint – and the Stuttgart-honed driving values to go with it – are rare enough, to me these aren’t the true reasons for this car’s uniqueness. It’s the packaging that’s amazing, the way you sit so satisfyingly low in a car that is so plush and spacious front and rear. Several times I pulled up at lights next to blokes in Jaguar XFs and found myself looking up at them. This sumptuous interior makes the Panamera long, of course, but given the generous wheelbase that goes with the length, it also helps high-speed stability. Found it rather intimidating, though, with too many bells and whistles. Given that it’s people in my age group that choose cars such as this, I’d say Porsche would do well to go for a bit of simplification, as Rolls and Range Rover have. Porsche uses the gadgets to show off its unmatched ability to deliver intricate quality, but I can’t help thinking that a bit more clarity would help.

The 928 was branded by history as a failure but is fondly remembered by me TUESDAY While driving the Panamera, I kept experiencing echoes of another Porker from long ago. Finally identified it as the 928, which offered a similar view over the bonnet. It was branded by history as a failure but is fondly remembered by me for its superb styling, fine driving position and meaty frontmounted V8. People say they’re pricey to maintain, which is probably why you can find them in the classifieds for less than £10,000. By some coincidence, we’ve got a buying guide on them this week. It’s on p76.

WEDNESDAY Ever wondered how much of your life is spent waiting at intersections? I do, mainly because the one nearest our office is permanently congested in a way it need not be. It’s one of a new breed that stops traffic in all directions so pedestrians

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can walk from a corner to the one diagonally opposite. Except nobody ever does. Traffic sits, idling, queue lengthening, waiting for nothing. Not only that but, in all but the densest traffic, pedestrians also cross (in the normal way) without needing to wait for the ‘green man’, which means you’re held up even in light traffic. I sit there sending thought-daggers into the heart of the council ‘expert’ who thinks this is an ideal solution. Doubtless he sits next to the one who rattles on for Britain about the damage caused by exhaust pollution. Clearly, minds like those never meet.

THURSDAY Joyous trip to outer Bristol to see Bloodhound SSC, the 1000mph land speed record challenger, which is in the throes of final assembly and will do its first shakedown runs

on a UK runway this summer. A deft ex-F1 craftsman called Dave Tuffs let me drill half a dozen rivet holes, which was brave of him, but the highlight was the half-hour catch-up with Richard Noble, the project’s founder and leading light. Noble has done this kind of thing twice before, for his own 633mph record-breaker, Thrust 2, in 1984 and for Andy Green’s 763mph Thrust SSC in 1997. But I get the feeling this one is tougher than the others, because it takes much more power, money, time, science, angst and brain strain to stick 250mph on top of the record.

I never tire of hearing Noble talk. He has an iron determination and a command of the issues that is truly mesmerising. No one better embodies the unique, can-do spirit of the high-achieving British bloke.

FRIDAY Drove a 1.2-litre supercharged Nissan Note recently and was deeply impressed. There was another outside today, so I grabbed it again, just to check. What a great little car. Nissan keeps saying it wants to be bigger in Europe. Building cars like this is the way to do it.

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NX’s angular design follows that of the LF-NX concept

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New Lexus NX ‘makes rivals Lexus targets Audi Q5 and BMW X3 with its striking new compact SUV, on sale in the UK late this year exus’s entry into the booming compact SUV market is set to make its debut at the Beijing motor show next week. The NX is the Japanese firm’s answer to the likes of the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 and is set to reach the UK by the end of the year. The NX production car is a follow-up to the controversial and dramatically styled LF-NX concept seen at last year’s Frankfurt motor show. While the look has been toned down somewhat from the concept, the production car still sports

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a bold, angular design in a class where conservatism typically rules. Indeed, at the concept’s unveiling, Lexus design project manager Nobuyuki Tomatsu said the firm wanted the NX “to be very influential” and “to make its rivals look boring”. Lexus is hoping the model will bring new customers to the brand, with the NX standing as a “hero model” that will “set new standards for future Lexus models”. The NX’s exterior design features an enlarged version

of Lexus’s now-familiar family spindle grille flanked by slim headlights and strips of LED daytime running lights. The flared wheel arches house 17-inch alloy wheels on regular models and 18-inch wheels on F Sport versions. Other exterior design features include a heavily sculpted bonnet, a sloping roofline, sharply creased lower body sides and the continuation of the angular theme from the front at the rear of the car. Lexus says it has taken

NX’s interior has full leather trim in F Sport spec

TVR moves forward with plans for all-new model

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THE REBORN TVR is about to open an R&D centre in the south of England as a prelude to launching a new model in two to three years’ time. The sports car company has been revived by a consortium of British car lovers, brought together by computer game millionaire Les Edgar, who last year bought TVR’s rights and assets from former Russian owner Nikolai Smolenski. Edgar’s group spent months negotiating and then establishing its supremacy over rival UK claimants. Edgar said the main task since has been to line up the

engineers, designers and suppliers needed to build “modest quantities” of cars in the UK. British manufacture is vital to the car’s appeal, the partners believe. “We have detailed concept designs,” said Edgar. “We will soon be ready to commission a static prototype. We’re not yet ready to say what kind of chassis the car will have, although having investigated every likely form, from the tubular backbone chassis to a full carbonfibre tub, we’re close to making a decision.” No final decision has been made about a base powertrain.

Edgar said it is likely to be an outsourced engine but insists it will be configured to be a typical TVR powerplant in terms of sound and throttle response. A comeback for the Speed Six is possible, although not immediately. For now, the company is working on one model. One pressing job, Edgar said, is to compile a bill of materials that will provide a good guide to the new TVR’s price. The company remains determined to build “a simple but exciting car” in a bid to make the car as affordable as TVRs were. STEVE CROPLEY


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look boring’ “M inspiration from sports cars for the five-seat interior, which also continues the angular design. The premium look and feel includes a thickrimmed leather-wrapped steering wheel, a full leather finish for F Sport models and a large central dashboardmounted screen for the multimedia display. Equipment includes a wireless charging function for portable devices such as smartphones, a touchpad controller for the multimedia options, a head-up display

and an information display function that includes a g-force meter. Engines offered worldwide include Lexus’s familiar petrol-electric hybrid system in the NX300h, a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine (a Lexus first) in the NX200t and a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre petrol engine in the NX200. Each will be offered with front or four-wheel drive. UK engine options will be confirmed next month. MARK TISSHAW

Next-generation Astra breaks cover

y daughter and I play a game when we’re bored in the car,” the vicar tells me over a pint in The White Horse. “When we see a posh car,” he says, “the first one to call it scores a point.” I like it: the posh car spotting game. Are there extra points for extra-posh cars? “No. Just a point for each. Most points wins.” This is good. Like all the best games, it is simple. But what counts? “Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Aston Martins, obviously, Porsches…” By this point, I’m intrigued to know not just what will count, but what will not. “…Ferraris, of course, but not Mercedes or BMWs, because although some are posh, quite a lot of them, well, aren’t.” Fair point Rev’d, fair point. Evidently this means no distinction is made for different models, but only brands, which, in the fast-moving game of posh-car snap, is a rule I can

Jaguar: officially posh, with the church’s blessing

I’ve learnt that clarity of rules is key when you’re competing against an eight-year-old totally understand. At a glance, a regular E-class on big wheels could be mistaken for an E63 AMG, and none of us wants the argument. Over the years I’ve learnt that clarity of rules is key when you’re competing against an eight-year-old. But I’m still waiting for one missing name, which could go either way. I’m going to have to ask in a moment. “Bentleys count… oh, and Jaguars count too.” Bing! There’s the name: Jaguar. A Jaguar, it is virtually official, is

SPY SHOT

Too many ordinary BMWs mean the brand isn’t posh

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THIS HEAVILY DISGUISED car is understood to be the first prototype of the next-generation Vauxhall Astra, which is due within the next 18 months. The prototype reveals an increase in length over the current Astra and a more upright tailgate. Vauxhall is thought to be looking to its recent Monza concept for inspiration for the next Astra. The model is set to be built on an updated version of the current car’s Delta platform and will benefit from Vauxhall’s new range of engines.

or not?

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recognised as a posh car. I don’t ask whether this extends to 13-year-old X-types. I like to think that some sense of inner dignity will prevent anyone from claiming the point on them, in the same way Just A Minute contestants don’t claim repetition on words such as ‘there’. Except, perhaps, in a near-tie-break when you’re 30 seconds from your destination. Exceptions aside, though, I can see why a Jaguar counts. And I can see why many at Jaguar would be quite pleased about that, too. A modern Jaguar is a good-looking thing. Most of them drive very nicely, are pleasingly appointed inside and cut a dash that a BMW 1-series doesn’t. And that’s the crucial thing for this game: Jaguar operates only in the executive car class and above. Which is where the rules, surely, will one day change. There is, as yet, no estate agent-pitched Jaguar hatchback. No small SUV. No ‘no niche unfilled’ ethos. But if you want to sell a lot more cars, as Jaguar does, the arrival of models that will dilute it out of the game is inevitable, isn’t it? It’s unlikely that it’ll be a shame for the accountants, but there must be some in the company who would be sad about that. Still, that’s a worry for few years hence. For now, vicar, isn’t it a bit unfair on the Audi R8?

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SPOTLIGHT

How Ford plans to offer The launch of a range-topping Vignale badge signals Ford’s intention to inject proper premium appeal into

he unveiling of ‘Vignale’, a new range-topping badge for the 2015 Mondeo and S-Max models, may remind older cynics of the introduction 40 years ago of Ghia — another famous old Italian design house name used to add lustre to mainstream Fords. However, apart from the fact that Vignale models will not feature plastic wood, the new badge represents a concerted attempt to create a ‘premium’ experience for buyers of a mainstream car brand. Ford believes that it’s already competitive with premium brands on ride and handling. Therefore, it is concentrating on the ownership experience, by giving buyers services that save them time and make them feel special — like waiting for a plane in a business-class lounge rather than an airport café. The Vignale enhancements

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fall into two areas: the car and the dealership. The cars will feature exclusive quilted leather, unique alloy wheels and a new colour palette that has very subtle metallic paint plus a special honeycomb grille. The badge may be Italian, but the overall effect is to make a

kind of ‘Bentley edition’ Ford. The changes at the dealership are more radical. First of all, only about 60 Ford dealers (out of 500) will be able to sell Vignales, and they will be branded Ford ‘stores’ rather than Ford dealerships. Each one will feature a

dedicated Vignale lounge, which will act as a shop within a shop, plus a dedicated Vignale representative, who will act as the single point of contact between the customer and the rest of the dealership — in effect providing a concierge service for the owner. There

The Vignale badge will be used for range-topping versions of the Mondeo (above) and S-Max (top)

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will also be service packs, which will include the option of reconditioning work. Roelant de Waard, European head of marketing, sales and service at Ford, sees it as an important point of difference. “People will only buy a Vignale if they really care about how their car looks,” he said. “We want to help them to keep it looking perfect and delight them by attending to minor scrapes at each service.” A danger is that the offer gets progressively watered down — just like Ghia moved from being aspirational in the 1970s to faintly embarrassing by the millennium. This is why there will be only a limited number of Vignale dealerships. The idea is that each one makes enough money out of Vignales that they will not be tempted to reduce the size of the lounge to squeeze an extra Ka into the showroom.


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a ‘Bentley experience’ both its top-flight cars and the quality of customer service received by their owners. Jay Nagley reports

Who’s doing what to escape the ghetto ALL MAINSTREAM EUROPEAN car makers are trying to avoid being stuck in the ghetto of selling small, cheap cars, either by making small premium cars or by fighting a rearguard action in the large car segments. Citroën has created the DS range to give it an inspirational escape route, Fiat has

created the first premium city car in the 500 (albeit nothing else) and Vauxhall, like Ford, is still committed to larger cars. On this definition, Renault has the most work to do. Meanwhile, Volkswagen, at the other extreme, is now a semi-premium brand, most of whose models are aspirational.

PREMIUM SMALL-MEDIUM MODELS

LARGE MODELS CITROEN

A lavish standard specification will be only part of a Vignale’s appeal

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Vignale models benefit from their ow design of quilted leather Ford says it was oversubscribed when Vignale dealerships were being offered, but not everyone is convinced. One smallish Ford dealer that we spoke to said the company would do better to concentrate on getting new SUVs and a Ka replacement into the mainstream market, instead of being obsessed about premium brands. Another danger is that loading the purchase price with features only enjoyed by the first owner means that the trade will strip out the value of those goodies come trade-in time. However, Ford believes that it can maintain above-average residual values because every Vignale (except the few courtesy cars) will go to genuine retail buyers or user-choosers, so there will never be Vignale rental cars being resold by car supermarkets.

As for the question of who will buy them, Ford says a fair proportion of Vignale sales will come from Ford Titanium owners who would otherwise have to defect to premium brands as they become more affluent. However, Ford is also hopeful of getting owners of German premium cars to defect. It says the experience of the original S-Max shows that such buyers can be persuaded to move to Ford if the product is good enough. Vignale is certainly an interesting attempt to open a new front in the battle against established premium brands. As the Americans say: “If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it’s a duck.” Ford’s slightly more modest approach is that if it feels like a premium car, both to drive and to own, then it’s a viable alternative to a premium brand.

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JoeSaward Unearthing the juiciest stories from the world of Formula 1 Romanian-backed team bid is likely to use Ferrari engines

New bidder could have bought a team like Marussia

Haas (on left) has had his bid to enter F1 accepted

MysteryovernewF1teambids ast week the FIA revealed that it has accepted the candidature of Haas Formula LLC as a new F1 team, and added that it is “in the process of conducting further investigations for [Romanian bidder] Forza Rossa”. There was no indication as to when the new team will appear; nor were there any details about either of the bidders or why one has been chosen and the other is in limbo. Gene Haas, who is behind the first bid, is a well known figure in Nascar and the F1 authorities are keen to get more American involvement in the sport. The fact that Haas was sentenced to two years in federal prison for tax evasion doesn’t seem to have had any effect on the process, while the Forza Rossa bid has not been accepted, despite the fact that a Romanian

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government minister turned up at the FIA evaluation meeting in Geneva to argue the case for the team. There is no rule that stops team owners having criminal records, although it is believed that there used to be stipulations in the Concorde Agreement that allowed the F1 Commission to look into such questions, if there were worries that the individual might bring the sport into disrepute. Haas is unlikely to do that, but it would be wiser perhaps if the

federation was a little more forthcoming about why one bid is better than another. It could be something very practical, such as the fact that both new teams might want to use the same Ferrari engines. This would create difficulties, because there is a rule that states that “a major car manufacturer may not directly or indirectly supply engines for more than three teams of two cars each, without the consent of the FIA”. Currently Ferrari only supplies three teams, while

What is odd is that both bidders have decided not to buy an existing team

Mercedes and Renault both have four. Next year Honda will arrive with McLaren and that means that Mercedes will lose one of its clients. The more engines you run, the more data you can gather and thus there is a possible performance advantage to be gained by having more cars. The Forza Rossa bid is clearly built around Ferrari. The company is the official dealer in Romania and is owned by doctor-turned-politicianturned businessman Ion Bazac and his wife, Camelia. The firm dates back to 2002, when Camelia acquired a licence to sell Maseratis in Romania. That deal expanded into Ferraris and the Bazacs opened their first Ferrari showrooms in 2008, at which point Ion was minister of health. Although he is no longer involved in government, he

LOEB GETS FIRST WTCC WIN

BRIT TRIUMPHS IN INDYCAR

Rally legend Sébastien Loeb opened his World Touring Car Championship with victory in the second race on the streets of Marrakech on Sunday. The Citroën driver was runner-up behind team-mate José Maria López in race one.

British driver Mike Conway had a surprise win in the second round of the IndyCar series at Long Beach on Sunday. Conway is only competing in selected races for Ed Carpenter Racing this year and started the race from 17th on the grid.

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has the support of a number of state-owned companies. Haas’s plan is believed to be to buy Dallara chassis and use Ferrari engines. The FIA evaluation will have required both parties to give details of its engine supplies. What is odd is that both bidders have decided not to buy an existing team. There are several for sale and they have infrastructure and people in place. The biggest struggle for any new team is to build up such strength and logically it would be better to buy an existing operation rather than start from scratch. Admittedly some of the teams have liabilities, or the owners want unrealistic money. But on paper at least, purchasing a mid-grid team is a better option. Marussia is now a good little team with potential to move forward.

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FIRSTDRIVES This week’s new cars

Subaru WRX STI 8.4.14, Stockholm, Sweden Revised 296bhp rally refugee shows old-school mechanical character in a digital age

QUICK FACTS PRICE £28,995 ON SALE SUMMER

FIRST VERDICT An incremental improvement rather than the leap it arguably needs

AAABC SO GOOD

Q Fast, delicate steering Q Improved sense of agility Q AWD system still McRae inspired

NO GOOD Q Not getting any quicker Q Feels its age inside Q Still doesn’t feel its price

TESTER’S NOTE There’s a smaller steering wheel, new dials and some carbonfibre-style veneer inside. NC

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IF YOU’RE OF a certain age and inclination, it’s easy to feel sentimental about the decaying orbit of the STI’s popularity. There were other turbocharged, all-wheel-drive pace-setters imported from Japan during their mid-1990s heyday – some more talented – but the Impreza somehow best represented the gritty carried-over glamour of WRC gravel, dust and snow. Perhaps it was Colin McRae’s involvement or because Prodrive fettled so many memorable offshoots. Or perhaps because it was comparatively cheap. Certainly, Subaru is talking up that attribute of the latest version, destined for the UK this summer. Its predecessor was made virtually salesproof by the strength of the yen. Now, with the currency scales a little more balanced, the new STI (in saloon form only) starts in the UK at £28,995 – as much as £4k less, according to the brand. That’s still not cheap – especially given the introduction of precisely no more power from the

utterly familiar 296bhp 2.5-litre boxer engine – but Subaru claims a raft of other improvements. Notable among them, considering the motley front-end collection that makes up the car’s forebears, is a purposeful new look. The A-pillars move forwards by 200mm to fix the previous car’s blindspot, although it’s

the new nose – part early Impreza, part Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX – that makes the model in the metal. That and the prominent rear wing, which will be standard in the UK. Without being able to see it, the body also boasts one of the new model’s most pertinent features. A far higher percentage of

Rear space won’t be the reason to make you buy the STI, but it’s acceptable enough


The cabin’s design and perceived quality are much the same as ever, despite some new materials and a different steering wheel

Subaru has made the throttle more sensitive to heighten the sense of acceleration; big rear wing will be fitted as standard on UK cars with a higher spring rates all round and improved roll stiffness, it’s now better equipped to live with the steering’s attentiveness. Body control is not exemplary, but it settles very quickly, binding you in tight to the quintessential balance of the symmetrical four-wheel drive system. In an effort to make the STI seem quicker without much added expense, Subaru has reprogrammed the ECU to make the accelerator pedal more sensitive, a decision that hardly works to alleviate the car’s tendency to understeer. However, the limitedslip centre differential will still let you merrily drive through this state if you so desire, making the STI’s back end interactive in a way that none of the competition can rival. With track space and a sufficiently big send, four-wheel drifts are still very much in the party bag. What’s not in there – still – are the impeccable manners exhibited everywhere else by the opposition at this level. Subaru may have smoothed

away some of the notches from the six-speed manual gearbox, but the ride is still determinedly firm, and a splash of soft-touch dashboard material inside has not made this a less grouchy or tinny car to run around in modestly. Or cheaply, given the combined 27.2mpg extracted from the best possible conditions and the 242g/km of CO2 that continues to tumble from the exhaust. All of which means that a certain amount of sentimentality has become a requisite part of the STI buying experience. Subaru’s resolutely mechanical way of doing things – the hydraulic steering, permanent four-wheel drive, manual gearbox, the unpolished passive ride, even the increasingly laboured boxer engine – only really makes sense in 2014 if you, too, revel in its thrashability and anachronistic gruffness. If you do, the latest STI might just be the only thing left on sale to suit. If you don’t, well, then there’s everything else. NIC CACKETT

SUBARU WRX STI Price 0-62mph Top speed Economy CO2 Kerb weight Engine Installation Power Torque Gearbox Fuel tank Boot Wheels Tyres

£28,995 5.2sec 159mph 27.2mpg (combined) 242g/km 1534kg 4 cyls horizontally opposed, 2457cc, turbo, petrol Front, longitudinal, 4WD 296bhp at 6000rpm 300lb ft at 4200rpm 6-spd manual 60 litres 460 litres 8.5Jx18in 245/40 R18

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ultra-high-tensile steel makes for a 40 per cent improvement in torsional rigidity, complemented in the STI’s case by suspension that has been ruthlessly reconstructed with enhanced stiffness in mind. To this leaner (although not a lot lighter) chassis the engineers have fitted a quicker steering rack – and it’s this combination that best defines the 2014 car as new. Subaru’s stated intention was to reduce the time between steering input and the car turning. This it has unequivocally done, using the hydraulically powered system to create a new and fastidious sense of steering reactiveness. The setup is not perfect – there are limits to its feedback and linearity, and its delicacy doesn’t always suit the combative driving style embraced by the STI’s drivetrain – but its finesse between fast, flowing bends is striking. The previous car would have groaned with the effort of chasing such an obviously quick rack, but


QUICK FACTS PRICE £35,000 (EST) ON SALE MAY

Jeep Cherokee 2.0 Limited 9.4.14, Balocco, Italy All-new Cherokee reveals a softer side, with help from its friends at Fiat

FIRST VERDICT New Cherokee is more civilised crossover than tough-guy Jeep

AAABC SO GOOD

Q Takes Jeep look into the future Q Refined at speed Q Excellent nine-speed auto Q Very well equipped

NO GOOD Q More crossover than proper SUV Q No Trailhawk diesel

TESTER’S NOTE There’s a silhouette of an original Jeep on the lower edge of the windscreen’s black masking. JS

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CROSSOVERS ARE WHAT the world seems to want, which is very convenient for the Fiat-Chrysler combine and its catalogue of transverse-engined modular platforms. That’s why this entirely new Jeep Cherokee is no longer a square-cut, traditional 4x4 with a long bonnet covering a longitudinal engine with a gearbox behind it. Instead, this fifth car to bear the native American name is an unsettling mix of Jeep styling features (seven-vertical-slot grille, angular wheel arches), fashionable design motifs (no straight lines, concave surfaces, me-too trapezoidal taillights set on a slant) and the short bonnet and long front overhang that betray its powertrain’s disposition. Done with more conviction, it could look like a design student’s proposal for a properly futuristic Jeep, what with the fast windscreen rake, the pointed ridge across the two-plane front grille and the slender daytime running lights where you’d expect the

headlights to be. But you know that such a student would have toughened up the look. Which is precisely what Jeep has done for the top Trailhawk version, of which just 20 will arrive in the UK, despite being the visual lodestone of the range. Why so few? Because as well as the full gamut of off-road hardware denied to lesser Cherokees, plus hunkier cladding, grey detailing and cutaway valances, it has a thirsty 268bhp 3.2-litre petrol V6 that no one will want to buy. So the real-world, clean-clothes Cherokees come with Fiat’s 2.0-litre Multijet II turbodiesel in 138bhp or

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168bhp guises, the former matched to a six-speed manual gearbox and the latter to a nine-speed ZF automatic. You can have front-wheel drive (on the lower-powered versions) or fourwheel drive, the latter automatically disconnecting and reconnecting drive to the rear wheels as needed to improve economy. Trim levels are Longitude or the plusher Limited, and both aspire to a ‘premiumness’ that would make them rivals to an Audi Q5 or BMW X3 at a lower price. Certainly, the cabin is much more of a quality job than in past Cherokees, with padded surfaces, no rattles or creaks, barely any wind noise and a decent sat-nav. You sit in an authentically commanding driving position tailored by an electrically multi-adjustable seat, but the steering wheel’s natural tilt is surprisingly far from the vertical. Fake wood inserts on the doors jar a bit, the glovebox is small and those padded surfaces are just a touch too coarse and shiny to worry those Germans.


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Ride can occasionally turn choppy over rippled surfaces but is mostly composed, while body control is taut despite its high stance

Driving position is properly commanding, there’s a decent sat-nav and the quality of fit and finish is higher than its forebear’s

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Climbing Jeep’s 4x4 staircase THE DEFAULT 4x4 system in the Cherokee is called Active Drive I, which connects drive to the rear wheels only when needed either for traction or to help correct understeer or oversteer. They also get SelecTerrain, which alters traction control, gearshift and engine mapping in line with Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud settings. Active Drive II — optional on the Limited model and standard on the Trailhawk — includes a low-range gear set that shortens the overall gearing by a ratio of 2.92:1 and locks front and rear axles together, plus hill descent control. Only the Trailhawk gets Active Drive Lock (pictured), which includes a locking rear differential, a Rock mode and a constantspeed hill ascent control.

JEEP CHEROKEE 2.0 MULTIJET II LIMITED AUTO 4WD Price 0-62mph Top speed Economy CO2 Kerb weight Engine Installation Power Torque Gearbox Fuel tank Boot Wheels Tyres

£35,000 (est) 10.3sec 119mph 48.7mpg (combined) 154g/km 1921kg 4 cyls, 1956cc, turbodiesel Front, transverse, 4WD 168bhp at 4000rpm 258lb ft at 1750-2750rpm 9-spd automatic 60 litres 412-500 litres 7Jx18in 225/55 R18

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To drive, Cherokee feels like the tall but taut crossover that it is. The steering (from Alfa Romeo’s Giulietta) is much more accurate than that of previous Cherokees and the ride is mostly composed, except for a choppiness over some ripples. In 168bhp AWD guise, the engine is subdued at speed and has adequate overtaking thrust, while the nine-speed auto shifts swiftly and unobtrusively. There are no shift paddles but, should you fancy the futility of wading through all those ratios, you can tap the gear selector back for up and forward for down. This is a roomy, practical SUV, if hardly an inspiring one to drive, but its aura is a long way from that of previous Cherokees. The remedy lies in including a diesel Trailhawk in the range, and its absence is an oversight in Jeep’s European product planning. Something along those lines might arrive next year, but the horse might have bolted by then.


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Porsche Panamera Turbo S 9.4.14, Surrey Hardest-hitting Panamera lands its mighty punches on UK roads

FIRST VERDICT Better at crushing your windpipe than appealing to your heart

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Q Epically fast and effortless with it Q About as refined as big speed gets Q Strong equipment levels

NO GOOD Q Huge premium Q Not the most involving drive Q Our 70mph motorway limit

TESTER’S NOTE Porsche has placed 5mm spacers on the rear wheels so that they might better fill out the arches. NC

HAVING DRIVEN THE go-faster Panamera Turbo abroad some time ago, we now get to experience the range-topper in the UK. The S suffix adds £23k to the standard Turbo’s six-figure price, and what that buys you, chiefly, are bragging rights. Porsche has swapped out the two turbos on its V8 engine for a pair with an even healthier capacity for forcing air through the engine. With the pressure up by 20bar, the pistons have been made from a new aluminium alloy to compensate. The net result turns up the wick from 512bhp to 562bhp. The peak twist advantage is more slender, from 516lb ft to 553lb ft at 2250rpm – although full-throttle overboost takes it to 590lb ft. Impressively, these hikes have apparently not harmed efficiency. Porsche claims the same optimistic 27.7mpg for the S as it did for the Turbo. Elsewhere, most of Porsche’s favourite optional add-ons come as standard. PASM, PDCC, PTV and

PDCC (or active air suspension, active anti-roll bars, torque vectoring and ceramic brakes to you and I) are all on board, as are 20-inch wheels, sat-nav and a full-leather interior. Using the launch control of the seven-speed PDK, the Turbo S hits 62mph in a claimed 3.8sec – about 0.3sec quicker than the standard Turbo and a shade faster than Audi claims for the manual R8 V10. But, truthfully, the advantages of the V8’s bigger-lunged prodigiousness show at much lower speeds, where it spends most of its time employed in making the Panamera’s ample two-tonne mass feel preposterously featherlight. This makes the car an unexpected and effortless joy around town. There are other pleasures, too. In contrast to some rivals, it’s a joy to short-shift and then work hard from a high gear, the S building crank and road speed with the kind of bigchested harmony that makes a V8 so satisfying in the first place.

Of course, there is some appeal to simply wringing its neck, but this can become wearisome. Partly this is because the gearing, refinement and running gear make its expresslane attitude more about achieving autobahn super-cruise than going ‘bang’ on a B-road. Partly it’s because the all-wheel-drive Panamera is a micro-processed car to drive, forever modifying its own strategy for all that tug, regardless of what you do. But mostly it’s because the UK countryside feels too small (and too heavily surveilled) to accommodate the S’s appetite for excess. Sure, the Turbo S is gratifying and astounding and a greaser of journey time par excellence, but it’s not the best Panamera (that honour goes to the nearly £50k-cheaper, rear-driven V6 S) and nor is it king of extravagant sports saloons. For that, you’ll need the additional £15k that buys an Aston Martin Rapide, a slower car with considerably more character. NIC CACKETT

The turbocharged V8 is pumped to 562bhp and 553lb ft; it’s a good driving environment and well equipped, as it should be for £131k

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£131,152 3.8sec 192mph 27.7mpg (combined) 239g/km 1995kg V8, 4806cc, turbo, petrol 562bhp at 6000rpm 553lb ft at 2250-5000rpm 7-spd dual-clutch automatic

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Soul’s funky looks extend to the cabin colour-matched stitching and colourchanging stereo speakers, plus there’s a large infotainment screen for the integrated satellite navigation. The Soul isn’t exactly a fun drive. It is, however, a stylish and practical choice in a market saturated with rivals such as the Ford EcoSport, Vauxhall Mokka and Peugeot 2008, and managing to stand out in a crowd so diverse is worthy of merit.

Kia Soul Updated looks impress, and makes for a tempting proposition in diesel form

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THE FIRST KIA Soul was outlandish enough when it launched in 2009, so it’s impressive that this second-gen model’s looks still manage to pull one over on the competition. It’s longer, wider and lower than the old car, too,

and offers a decent amount of boot storage (354 litres, expanding to a seats-folded 1367). That’s not classleading but still spacious. The new car comes with a choice of two 1.6-litre engines. The 126bhp diesel driven here isn’t likely to be the most popular choice, and that’s a shame because in many ways it’s better than the 130bhp GDI petrol. This diesel feels competent on the move, deploying a well managed

192lb ft from 1900 to 2750rpm via a six-speed manual gearbox. It’s economical enough, too, and while we didn’t match the claimed 56.5mpg figure, we still saw better than 37mpg on a spirited drive. Our test car came in Connect Plus specification, and until new Mixx and Maxx models arrive later this summer, that’s the highest available. Inside, the Soul’s funky exterior treatment is repeated with

KIA SOUL 1.6 CRDI CONNECT PLUS Price 0-60mph Top speed Economy CO2 Kerb weight Engine Power Torque Gearbox

£17,500 10.8sec 112mph 56.5mpg (combined) 132g/km 1538kg 4 cyls, 1582cc, turbodiesel 126bhp at 4000rpm 192lb at 1900-2750rpm 6-spd manual

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Supercharger features clever new tech The engine has none of the EcoBoost’s verve, but as the Note has only about a third of the Fiesta’s handling prowess, it’s a moot point for keen drivers. More pertinent is the aforementioned 1.5 dCi. It may command a £1000 premium in generous mid-spec trim, but it’s unlikely that its superior 78.5mpg and greater low-down grunt will go unnoticed by prudent Note buyers.

Nissan Note 1.2 DIG-S A decent alternative to a diesel Note — although not necessarily superior

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WE’VE ENCOUNTERED NISSAN’S clever three-pot DIG-S motor before, but this is its debut in the Note – the upright supermini that’s happy to be mistaken for a small MPV. The 1.2-litre petrol engine’s main attribute is efficiency. Nissan claims

65.7mpg combined and 99g/km for the Note, putting it on an equal footing with Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost Fiesta. Like the Fiesta, the DIG-S gets forced induction, but it uses a supercharger, not a turbo. Ordinarily, superchargers don’t make sense in small engines, but Nissan has fitted an electronic clutch that unhitches the blower when not in use. None of which is perceptible in the everyday driving experience. The Miller cycle-formatted three-pot

is well mannered and largely well suited to the average Note buyer. As the engine’s 108lb ft torque peak at 4400rpm outweighs the 97bhp which appears 1200rpm later, it’s generally better (and quieter) to use the five-speed manual gearbox to stay in the mid-range. But even here the DIG-S won’t dispense the 1.5 dCi’s surge, and its high-rev breathlessness makes overtaking beyond 40mph a test of willpower, but it makes for acceptable progress.

NISSANNOTE1.2DIG-SACENTAPREMIUM Price 0-62mph Top speed Economy CO2 Kerb weight Engine Power Torque Gearbox

£15,395 11.7sec 113mph 65.7mpg (combined) 99g/km 1189kg 3 cyls, 1198cc, supercharged, petrol 97bhp at 5600rpm 108lb ft at 4400rpm 5-spd manual

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Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-4 auto 2.4.14, Sicily Refresh aims to keep Kia’s popular crossover competitive in a cut-throat class

FIRST VERDICT Charming but uncompetitive crossover is showing its age

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Q Distinctive styling Q Torquey, laid-back powertrain Q Improved rolling refinement

NO GOOD Q Feels its size on the road Q Not as spacious as some Q Shaded by rivals on fit and finish

TESTER’S NOTE The orange-on-black LED displays have been replaced with more up-to-date systems. MS

THE SUCCESS OF the Kia Sportage has been remarkable. More than a quarter of Kia’s UK sales last year were of Sportages, and given how fresh and handsome the car still seems, it’s obvious what buyers are responding to. But the car will need more than good looks to continue to thrive in a segment containing a brand new Nissan Qashqai – more, perhaps, than Kia has just armed it with as part of a 2014 facelift. Regular readers might remember how comprehensively the Kia was trounced by the new Qashqai in a group test earlier this year – not least on refinement, quality and dynamic wieldiness. Kia’s response is to fit the Slovakian-built crossover with a thicker windscreen, some new interior trim, a new audio system, a new instrument pack and some fresh seat upholstery. Under the skin, the variable-assistance steering rack, front subframe bushes, revalved dampers, softer anti-roll bars, symmetrical driveshaft and

transmission mountings are all new. The changes bring improvements in key areas, but not by enough to return the car to a commanding position in a developing class. They make for the biggest perceptible gain on mechanical refinement. It’s not an entirely fair comparison, but the 2.0 CRDi we tested was so much better mannered than the 1.7 CRDi driven a few months ago that you’d scarcely believe the difference. Both engine and suspension noise are greatly reduced – not to the same level as the Qashqai, but enough to put the Kia back into contention. While the cabin trim updates are welcome, you don’t get the same occupant space or quality of fit and finish as the best in class. The seats are still quite flat under your thighs and headroom remains particularly disappointing. Boot space is good, but that’s about the only way the Sportage offers a great deal more than a normal family five-door. Go for the range-topping 181bhp

diesel auto flagship and you’ll get a car with a reasonable turn of speed, but not one that does much justice to its athletic nomenclature. The car’s generous torque combines nicely with a slick-shifting auto ’box, however, and gives a certain air of polish and authority on the move. The standard four-wheel drive system can only split power 60 per cent front/40 per cent rear at speeds above 28mph; even if you press the button to lock the split 50/50, your preference will be overridden when you exceed that speed. Most of the time the driveline sends power predominantly forwards. Our test car wasn’t fitted with Kia’s Flexsteer system. It steered well enough, but little meaningful progress has been made in the way the car handles. The Sportage still seems larger and a shade more cumbersome than many of its rivals. It’s pleasant to lope along in, but no longer a dynamic benchmark. MATT SAUNDERS

New materials raise the ambience of what is now a quieter cabin; four-wheel drive can be locked in a sub-28mph 50/50 torque split

Price 0-62mph Top speed Economy CO2 Kerb weight Engine Power Torque Gearbox

£29,495 9.8sec 122mph 39.8mpg (combined) 187g/km 1601kg 4 cyls, 1995cc, turbodiesel 181bhp at 4000rpm 289lb ft at 1800-2500rpm 6-spd automatic

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couple of years back, some sofa retailers were accused of troublemaking in their adverts. It was claimed they had used small actors in the ads to make their sofas look bigger on the television. Whether it was true or not (they said not, by the way), it is not a concept alien to Mercedes-Benz. The picture on the billboard advert for this new GLA – a ‘compact SUV’, it is simply proclaimed – is shot from about an inch above the ground, to make it look more imposing. The GLA’s front wheel is even turned towards the camera rather than away from it as would be more traditional (because, as our photographers will tell you, it looks far, far better). But there it is, wheel pointed aggressively at you, about to drive over a pile of rocks in the

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foreground and out of frame – the rocks could measure feet, perhaps even yards across, looking from here – and stomp off into the wild yonder, being all gnarly and cross and Sport Utility Vehicleish. Grr. Yet as we line up the GLA alongside a couple of other compact SUVs at our test track, somehow the Mercedes doesn’t look so butch. The latest car to be mounted on the platform that underpins the A and B-class looks, well, small. And a glance at the specification sheet reveals that in this, or in fact any, SUV company, it is. The GLA, which appears here in 220 CDI SE 4Matic form, costing £30,030, measures 4.42m long and is just 1.49m tall. That’s only a centimetre taller than a Ford Focus, so it’s no wonder that the two cars we’ve brought along sit well above it. The red car is the most obvious rival;

The Mercedes steers and corners with more enthusiasm than the Audi or Nissan


Audi’s cabin execution sets an intimidatingly high benchmark for the others to follow

The GLA’s interior feels appropriately premium; driving position is the most car-like

ALONGSIDE THE QASHQAI AND THE Q3, THE GLA DOESN’T LOOK SO BUTCH The Nissan does nothing wrong but, as expected for the money, it trails on quality

if you’ve got £30k to blow on a small Mercedes 4x4, then it stands to reason that Audi’s Q3, in 2.0 TDI quattro S-tronic form and priced at £30,485, will also be high on your shortlist. But less of the short; the Q3 is some 114mm taller than the GLA. What they share is a turbodiesel engine of around 2.0 litres in capacity (the Audi’s is 2.0 litres, the Merc’s is a 2.1), making 138bhp in the Audi and a rather healthier 168bhp in the GLA. Both are well beyond the third car, which we’ve invited as a wildcard. It’s Nissan’s new Qashqai, which we expect may be outclassed in some ways but probably not all. It doesn’t matter what Qashqai you specify; you don’t get close to the list price of the others. However, in nicely equipped 1.6 dCi Acenta Premium form, albeit with only two-wheel drive, our test car is a £23,995 motor.

Add power to the rear wheels too and you’ll add £1700. Go for an automatic gearbox (like the other two have included in the quoted prices) and you’ll add £1440, but you can’t have both an auto (which is a CVT, so don’t bother anyway) and 4WD together. You also can’t have as much power as the other two. The Qashqai’s 1.6-litre engine makes 128bhp and 236lb ft, which puts it closer to the Audi than the Mercedes. The 0-62mph claim is 10.5sec. The Audi makes the same 236lb ft. It’s a low enough figure to buy it Audi’s seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, rather than the beefier six-speed version. It takes 9.9sec to get to 62mph. In comparison, the 258lb ft, 8.3sec-to-62mph Mercedes looks like it might put the ‘S’ into SUV in this company. We’ll see about that.

But first, a gander inside. Certainly Mercedes has put the ‘compact’ into ‘compact SUV’ with the GLA. The front is accommodating enough, you understand, but the back is a little tighter, for which, presumably, you can blame the very car-like seating position in the front. Certainly, barring a switch for the hill descent control, there’s nothing here that shouts 4x4 at you, not least an entirely conventional, low-set and highly adjustable driving position. The appearance of most of the trim is pleasing, too. I find some of the switches – particularly those on the steering wheel – a touch brittle, but the premium feel is retained. The Mercedes is actually the longest car here by a little, but the extra height of the others means their rear compartments feel no less spacious. Quite the opposite, in fact,

although partly that’s presumably because their height means you slide easily across, rather than sink down into, their rear cabins. Partly, too, it’s because more of the Mercedes’ length is given over to a boot, of 481 litres (the Nissan gets 439 litres, while the Audi manages with 420 litres). However, in the front, which is of most interest to the likes of us, the Q3 reminds you just what Audi does best. Fit and finish and material choices are, as usual, first rate, although the heater dials are tucked a bit too low. The Audi’s is the sort of trim where soft surfacing keeps noise levels hushed. It’s the sort of trim where people get in and say, “Ooh, this is nice”. And it’s the sort of trim that helps Audi set record sales time and again. I might come back to that. I won’t lie to you. The Nissan feels its price in comparison. It’s not that ◊ 16 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 41


Mercedes GLA vs rivals | Comparison

THE Q3 FEELS APPRECIABLY FASTER THAN THE QASHQAI Δ the finish of any of the components

is notably poor – far from it. It’s just that the design and the material choices are obviously less coherent and less plush than in the others and, yes, it feels less ‘premium’ as a result. But it is six grand cheaper. Swings and roundabouts, then. What we’re not expecting, given its form in earlier tests, is that the Nissan will feel appreciably worse dynamically. And we’d be right. The Qashqai’s engine, the smallest here by a clear margin, fires to a subdued idle and its gearshift is slick and smooth. It mooches around our test route in pleasing fashion, too. It’s quite softly sprung – an anathema to some harder-riding cars and evidence, if it were needed, that the market doesn’t just want all vehicles to be sporty and dynamically focused. A lot of drivers are quite happy to just stroll along, thank you very much, and the Nissan is particularly good at that. It rides smoothly and steers as

The compact GLA’s low-rise stance gives it the least SUV-like outline of the three sweetly as you’d reasonably expect a modern cooking set-up to steer, with consistent weighting and speed. You can well imagine the Qashqai just slipping into your life and giving you no particular reason to think about its dynamics. And that’s just fine. However, because we’re an enthusiast’s mag, it’s only fair that we give the Qashqai some beans, at which point there’s appreciable lean but no great loss of composure. It’s

a car that feels confident in itself. If it were a person, it’d be approaching middle age, have a good but unremarkable job and dance with its partner at weddings without worrying what anyone thought about it. Somehow, the Audi and the Mercedes feel like they’re trying a bit harder to define themselves. Audi first, then, because it’s in S-line trim and typically would sit at the other end of the compliance

scale, but even on its optional 19-inch wheels and 255/40 tyres, it’s less harsh than I remember. Don’t misunderstand: it’s firmer than the Nissan, but less choppy than the memory banks would have it. Still, where the Qashqai is happy to lope, the Audi does, no question, attempt to retain a defining firmness. Impacts that would gently lift one wheel in the Nissan cause the Audi’s whole body to rise and fall, although the edges are classily rounded off most of the bumps. It feels appreciably faster than the Nissan, too. It sounds like there’s more noise entering the cabin, but the fact that the gearbox is making changes for you, leading to surprise rev rises rather than ones you pick yourself, accounts for some of that. What the Audi fails to do with great consistency, however, is steer sweetly. At speed, around the straight ahead, it’s solid, which is a hallmark of German cars. But the weighting ◊

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a chunk more (or less) of a corner because you’re expecting a certain steering response that just isn’t there. I said we might come back to this, and here we are. That sort of weight – a non-linear one – is one I find frustrating and quite wearing. But it doesn’t seem to matter. Audi sells as many cars as it can design, because they feel lovely inside. Why would it bother tuning its steering beyond the remit that is proving so successful? And, given that Audi’s rivals are watching it rise and rise, you might wonder whether they also question whether it’s worth the bother, too. Which brings me neatly to the GLA. Dynamically, this is not a great car. If ever there was an SUV whose limited ‘U’ should allow it to be more ‘S’, this should be it. It’s only the height of a Focus, for heaven’s sake, yet it rides

with brittleness, as if, as with a Mini Countryman, its set-up is deliberately firm in an effort to retain agility. If that’s the aim, I suppose it works, at least in that department. The GLA corners in the keenest fashion of these three and it steers more pleasingly than the Audi, no question, with greater consistency and more linear responses. But, as seemingly with other cars on this small Mercedes platform, there’s no finesse here. It’s relatively quick, mind, although there’s an inevitable pay-off for that, in that the engine note is sometimes intrusive. If you’re pootling, meanwhile, the transmission’s reluctant step-off and a stop-start system that’s slow to restart mean that it’s as well to disable stop-start and engage manual override on the gearbox so you retain better control. All of which makes the GLA

a frustrating car. Its low driving position appeals, it’s not bad to corner and our testers enjoyed its cabin, but ultimately the GLA is as underwhelming in this class as an S-class is dominant over its peers. That the same company makes both is deflating. It feels like the GLA is a car Mercedes accepts it must make, rather than one it really wants to. The Q3 does only a few things appreciably better than the GLA, but they are enough for it to get the nod for second place. A lot of buyers will be happy with either of the German cars because of the way they make them feel, and they wouldn’t look twice at the Qashqai. But we’d pick the Nissan, not only because it’s the rational choice but also, as drivers who enjoy consistent dynamics, because it’s the one we’d enjoy spending time in the most. L

The GLA suffers most for rear space; higher-set Qashqai’s rear is easier to access; likewise the Audi, but headroom is tighter

The likeable Qashqai leads the field as our compact SUV of choice

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Mercedes GLA vs rivals | Comparison 1 Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi Acenta Premium

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4 cyls in line, 1598cc, turbodiesel Front, transverse, FWD 128bhp at 4000rpm 236lb ft at 1750rpm 83bhp per tonne 80bhp per litre 15.4:1 6-spd manual

4 cyls in line, 1968cc, turbodiesel Front, transverse, 4WD 138bhp at 4200rpm 236lb ft at 1750-2500rpm 86bhp per tonne 70bhp per litre 16.5:1 7-spd dual-clutch auto

4 cyls in line, 2143cc, turbodiesel Front, transverse, 4WD 168bhp at 3400-4000rpm 258lb ft at 1400-3400rpm 109bhp per tonne 78bhp per litre 16.2:1 7-spd dual-clutch auto

Length Width Height Wheelbase Fuel tank Range Boot

4377mm 1806mm 1590mm 2646mm 55 litres 777 miles 439 litres

4385mm 1831mm 1590mm 2603mm 64 litres 698 miles 420 litres

4417mm 1804mm 1494mm 2699mm 56 litres 682 miles 481 litres

Front suspension

MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar Torsion beam, coil springs, anti-roll bar 296mm ventilated discs (f), 292mm discs (rear) 7Jx17in 215/60 R17

MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar Multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar 312mm ventilated discs (f), 286mm discs (rear) 8.5Jx19in 255/40 R19

MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar Double wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar Ventilated discs (front and rear) 7Jx18in 235/50 R18

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Wheels Tyres

£23,995 10.5sec 118mph 64.2mpg (combined) 115g/km 1535kg

£30,485 9.9sec 122mph 49.6mpg (combined) 149g/km 1610kg

£30,030 8.3sec 134mph 55.4mpg (combined) 132g/km 1535kg


GILLES VIDAL, STYLE DIRECTOR: “The Exalt is a caricature in parts, but everything it is exploring is possible on the production line. The length and width are typical of production cars, while the height is a look at something new. We’re used to having a cathedral over our heads, but we’re asking customers if that is really necessary.”

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ands whirling out before her, eyes fixed on mine, words quickening, Sophie Gazeau, colour and materials stylist for the Peugeot Exalt concept that you see before you, is hitting her stride: “There is more than one way to do luxury. A topend leather handbag that has aged is more highly prized than one that has come straight out of the shop. Wooden furniture that has marked through use is said to have character. We hear a lot about authenticity, but what is authentic about a piece of wood that has 1000 layers of lacquer on it, or real leather that is treated so much that it looks like plastic no matter for how many years you use it?”

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Her passion runs deep, but so would yours if you’d battled through intense internal design competitions to earn the right to lead the direction of one of Peugeot’s most important concept cars in recent years. The Exalt is more than an alternative take on the five-door luxury car. It is both a symbol of the rebirth of the brand and a steer on what the firm sees as a gilt-edged opportunity to establish itself in the lucrative luxury car market. And don’t snigger at that last statement; the fact that it’s on display at next week’s Beijing motor show is no coincidence, because Peugeot is well established in China, and Asian car buyers are notoriously ready to embrace new ideas.

That Peugeot bosses sense opportunity should be no surprise. The company entered the Chinese car market as early as 1985, and although that joint venture faltered, a second initiative kicked off in 1992 with Dongfeng, now China’s secondlargest car maker and, in a twist of fate, a major shareholder in PSA Peugeot-Citroën following its recent financial struggles. The benefits of a strident premium brand have already been reaped via Citroën’s DS arm, which is enjoying stratospheric success among Chinese buyers. Now Peugeot wants in on the sales act and, most important, the profit margins that follow. Brilliantly – beautifully – it also has the confidence


Peugeot Exalt | Inside story SOPHIE GAZEAU, COLOUR AND MATERIALS STYLIST: “The Onyx concept explored alternative materials that could convey luxury, and the Exalt continues that theme. Upscale can still mean raw and basic. Simple, natural materials have a quality beyond their basic value.”

GV: “Colouring a car requires primer, paint, a varnish layer — every one a pollutant, and adding in total 5kg to a car’s weight. With the right chemical solutions, perhaps we could just lacquer raw metal in the future.”

ING PANAMERA the Beijing motor show next week. Jim Holder finds out what makes it so significant

Vidal, styling director; Gazeau, colours and materials

to realise that it must achieve its goal by offering an alternative to what’s already out there. Nominally, this 4.7m-long saloon-cum-hatch, with its unusually low roofline of just 1.31m, is meant to grab your attention for far more than its innovative looks. A plug-in hybrid, it has the same 1.6 THP engine that powers the RCZ R, but the four-cylinder petrol engine’s 266bhp is supplemented by a 67bhp electric motor mounted on the multi-link rear axle. It is also built on a version of the EMP2 platform that underpins the next generation of PSA vehicles, including the Car of the Year winner, the Peugeot 308. All good stories, you would think. But if I tell you that in

almost four hours with the car and a succession of interviews with five of its creators, not one of them mentions either its powertrain or platform, you’ll start to get a sense of the priorities. “We spent 18 months creating this concept, at least six months longer than usual for a concept car,” says Gilles Vidal, Peugeot’s style director. “The body shape and proportions are especially complex, and we needed to pitch the balance of the styling just right. This is a car with a story to tell.” To ensure that the Exalt achieved his goals, Vidal pitched 10 exterior design teams against each other to meet his brief, and four interior teams also did battle. Internal competitions to lead design ◊ 16 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 47


Inside story | Peugeot Exalt Δ projects are not unusual in car companies – but to pitch quite so many people head to head is. “The Onyx supercar concept was our guiding force,” says Vidal. “That set the design philosophy, and especially the principle of having an emotional relationship with a car that sets it apart, led by the use of materials. At this end of the market, you are not buying the car because you have to. You are buying it because you want to. The Exalt is very distinguishable as a modern Peugeot – look down the side and there are just three lines, as is our DNA – but we also sought to pick up on details that would make the design unique. We have the heritage to build this sort of car with total authenticity. The echoes of the 504 coupé are no accident. We’ve shown that we can do simple lines with depth and animation successfully before.” From its panel-beaten body, evoking the spirit

of 1920s car making, through to the so-called shark skin material that adorns the rear end, cleverly improving its aerodynamic efficiency to allow it to cut through the air, the Exalt wilfully blends contrasts with the goal of redefining luxury for the modern age. Classic, elegant piano-keyinspired switchgear offsets a digital control panel that rises from the centre console, for instance. Simple, elegant fabrics, carefully created to avoid all but the smallest amount of visible stitching, sit alongside ornate, hand-crafted (and in places knotted and cracked) wood that fills much of the interior, peaking with the striking carved lion and bamboo piece set in the front passenger door, from where it is most visible to the driver. And note how driver orientated this car is. China’s luxury car market has long been dominated by sales to buyers obsessed with rear legroom but, says Gazeau, that

is changing. “Today, China is about conspicuous wealth and travelling in the rear of the car, but we are challenging that,” she says. “We wanted a car that would inspire its owner to drive and enjoy it, that offered touch points that were ultra high-tech, but others that were a link to their homeland and history, that would stir their soul.” Vidal is in no doubt that the Onyx and Exalt form part of a journey for Peugeot. After all, a mass-market brand can’t just hope to redefine the luxury car sector overnight. But a foothold in China and a changing landscape among post-recession car buyers elsewhere might just provide the opportunity that Peugeot is looking for, both to break free of established conventions and to boost its battered profit lines. And if it can achieve that, who’s to argue that the automotive landscape won’t be richer for it? L

ROMAIN SAQUET, EXTERIOR DESIGNER: “The design must create an emotional relationship between the owner and the car. The cut into the body side at the rear conveys lightness and agility, for instance. The rear haunches are strong, but not all about muscle. They convey a sense of purpose, like an endurance racer.”

SG: “The so-called shark skin on the rear is a fabric with a micro-dot texture that helps airflow. Think of a golf ball with its pimples; this is the same. It has been tried in the aeronautical industry to save fuel, and we estimate it could save 2g/km of CO2 on a car like this. And, of course, as well as a function, it has a stylistic role.”

RS: “Our solution for the rear glass looks complex from afar but, actually, it is one of the most production-ready aspects of the car. The double-bubble solution for rear headroom has been proven on the RCZ. The front window solution is more for the concept; meeting regulations with this style would be very hard.”

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PIERRE PAUL MATTEI, PROJECT DESIGN DIRECTOR: “Pure Blue is an air depollution filter system that maintains air quality while you are driving. It stops thin particles like nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide from entering the car. In polluted cities — such as some in China — these are important considerations.”

ALESSANDRO RIGA, LEAD DESIGNER, INTERIOR: “The cockpit is designed around the driver. You have our signature small steering wheel, and a dash that angles to the driver. The touchscreen emerges from the dash and is also configurable. It is like the screen found on the 308, but with many advancements.”

PPM: “Pure Touch is a new innovation, but we think it can reach production. When the car is empty and locked, it sprays a product on all surfaces to kill all bacteria and fungi. Think about all the touch points in a car and how dirty they get. And think about it in the context of a polluted city.”

SG: “The wood is black ebony, which is found in Asia. It is a very malleable wood and very striking in colour. We asked three Chinese sculpture experts what Peugeot stood for and chose this design as it combined our lion with Chinese bamboo leaves. The key is that it is locally sourced; that adds a premium quality.”

GV: “The stretched, piano-style toggle switches are an evolution of the toggles found today in the 3008. We want the most common interactions with the car to be more refined and a less technological — and more luxurious — experience. They are totally configurable, so the controls become individual to the driver.”

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA of the 1960s encapsulates all that is great about Milanese sports cars. Andrew Frankel asks if the latest 4C ignites the same passion PHOTOGRAPHY STUART PRICE

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e know how the Alfa Romeo 4C stacks up in the white heat of the modern marketplace. We’ve tested it against every known rival on road and track, in print and on video. What could there possibly be left to say? What fresh angle exists to allow a hitherto unseen shaft of light to shine upon what no one is denying is Alfa’s most interesting car in a generation? Only this: an Alfa Romeo – a proper one at least – is as individual a choice as they come. If what you want is a sporting car that is never, ever going to annoy, perplex or frustrate you, the 4C is never going to blip even on to the perimeter of your clinically objective, finely calibrated radar. You’ll just buy a Porsche Cayman. Likewise, if you’ve got your heart set on a 4C because the very sight of it sends the scarlet blood of the Alfisti boiling through your veins, you’re not going to allow the trifling inconvenience that the Porsche is a far more complete car deflect you from your course. What you might want to know and do not yet know, however, is not how good it is at being a modern sports car but how good it is at being an Alfa Romeo. And that is a very different thing. Nor is it something that can be resolved by driving the 4C on some entertaining roads, sticking a finger in the air and making a judgement. In order to command credibility, that judgement has to have a tangible basis – a benchmark, as it were, something against which the 4C can be judged. And that is the

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point at which this little red thing comes in. So spool back 48 years to 25 March 1966 and join me in the paddock of the Sebring International Raceway for the first ever round of the TransAmerican Sedan Championship, the less than catchy title for what would soon and simply become known as the icon that is TransAm. There were two classes: one for the big boys – cars of up to 5.0 litres where rumbling monsters such as Plymouth Barracudas, Ford Mustangs and Dodge Darts would fight over the major places – and another minor class for the sub-2.0-litre minnows, intended to attract entries from Europe who, in the race itself, would obviously come nowhere. Except that’s not what happened. Four hours later, it was not a vast 5.0-litre V8 American that swept to victory but a little 1.6-litre, four-cylinder Italian, driven by some bloke called Jochen Rindt. Poor old Dodge was reduced to issuing a press release proclaiming “victory in the over 2.0-litre class”. A freak. A fluke. Beginner’s luck. Surely? But no. Seven races later, at the end of the season, it was the upstart from Italy that took the first ever TransAm title. A scalpel among bread knives, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA had scythed its way to the top. On this side of the water, the story was the same. The GTA won the European Touring Car Championship that year (ending the competition career of the Lotus Cortina) and would do so again the following year, adding the European hillclimb championship to its tally for good measure. ◊


Alfa 4C vs GTA | Comparison Race-prepped GTA weighs a strippedout 700kg or so

The 4C looks more refined, but your ears won’t think so

The GTA was so trick that Alfa only made the minimum 500 required to homologate it. It may have looked like a standard Sprint GT of the period, but with all-aluminium bodywork, a twin-plug engine, short gears and completely different suspension, it was a breed apart. Today, ‘stradale’ versions stand as the most revered Alfa road cars of all, certainly of the post-war era. And this is one of them, the real deal – one of the 500. If you thought the Cayman would shine a bright light on the 4C, it is but a 10-watt bulb compared to the dazzle offered by the GTA. It has taken 150 miles to get to the GTA in the 4C – 150 miles over which it has done its best to make me hate it. Its ride and thin seats have jarred my back and the road noise resonating through the bare carbonfibre monocoque has numbed my hearing. And it has tramlined – oh, how it has tramlined – left, right and once nearly off the road altogether. All it hasn’t done in this filthy weather is aquaplane.

Indeed, given how light and stiff it is and the width of its tyres, it’s quite remarkable in wet weather – useful, considering how it’s been here of late. But I can’t hate it. Or at least I don’t. From first to last, the 4C has never been less than exciting, and if it can keep me engaged and amused on a dark, wet motorway network, this augurs well for the roads of rural Cambridgeshire we’re heading to. I don’t agree with many of the choices Alfa made for this car, including the absence of a manual gearbox and the mandating of a turbocharged engine, but the ethos of building a car as light and stiff as possible is engineering at its purest and best. I applaud its absence of power steering and even the powertrain, which, while not one I’d have chosen for this car, is brutally effective at generating the 4C’s power and putting it where it’s needed. I thought the 4C was a small car, and so it continues to seem right up to the moment you park it next to the GTA. They’re actually remarkably

similar in length and wheelbase, despite the fact that the GTA was designed to have rear seats and a large boot. But it’s the width differential that grabs you, and here’s why: it’s greater than the difference in width between a Fiat Panda and a Ferrari F12. But despite this, the 4C doesn’t seem fat or bloated, even in the company of the GTA. In fact, and in the face of one of Bertone’s prettiest creations, the 4C’s beauty stands undiminished. Given the legislative loopholes through which all designers must leap today, I’d rank it the greater achievement. What do these two have in common, save the emblems on their noses? More than you’d think – more even than the fact that both have fourcylinder engines that direct their power to the rear wheels alone. At an absolutely essential level, the design of both cars was driven by the quest for low weight. And again, I find the fact that Alfa kept the weight of the 4C to just 895kg dry (probably nearer 1000kg at the kerb) at least as impressive as the ◊


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been stripped out thanks to a former life as a racing car and is probably nearer 700kg. By normal, modern standards, both are ludicrously light. And noisy. When new, the GTA’s classic twincam, twin-spark four produced 115bhp, but this one is in long-distance race spec with near to 160bhp. It coughs, rasps and wheezes its way up to 4000rpm and then explodes forward. The cam profiles are so sharp that it feels almost turbocharged. From there to 7600rpm (it’s safe past 8000rpm), the engine is little less than bonkers, throwing the GTA down the road so fast that if you wanted to keep up with it in a modern, normally aspirated 1.6-litre car, you’d need a Caterham Seven Supersport. And the only interruptions come courtesy of that slow and long-throw but classically creamy five-speed Alfa Romeo transmission. The 4C won’t rev as high as the GTA, but then it doesn’t need to. With all that turbocharged torque, it feels quicker than the GTA and far more effortless. Its sound is not beautiful – in fact, it’s rather ugly – but at least it’s interesting, and I like the way the whole revcounter appears to turn yellow in your peripheral vision when a new gear is needed. One tug and, bang, it’s there. I still prefer manuals, but even I won’t deny that the transmission in the 4C feels not only modern but also appropriate to these surroundings. But we didn’t come all this way just to blast up and down a straight road. On British lanes the 4C’s

width is an issue, albeit one that diminishes over time. At first you’re diffident about committing to blind corners lest there’s something at the exit taking up more than its fair share of road and threatening to skim the side off the Alfa. But the steering is so accurate and full of feel that you’re soon able to judge its width to perfection. And as long as you watch for camber changes and the tramlining they induce, you can drive the 4C with astonishing rapidity and security, even in the wet. What it won’t do is slide. Even if the test car had been fitted with the optional limited-slip differential, the 4C is not a drifter; it’s designed to generate rather than squander grip. Your very real enjoyment is derived from feeling forces build on your body, keeping your lines clean and mitigating the mild understeer that eventually results. By stark contrast, oversteer comes as naturally to the GTA as procreation to a sex-starved rabbit. Born in an era where the limitations of racing tyre technology actually meant the fastest way through a corner was with an appreciable slip angle, GTAs are set up to drift, drift and drift some more. In this rather wonderful world, the conventional roles of the major controls are cast aside. The steering is no longer for steering so much as instigating the slide. The accelerator then determines the angle and duration of the drift, while the steering merely keeps up to ensure that when it’s time for the slide to be caught, the front wheels are pointing in the desired direction. So keen is the nose to sniff out an

apex and so determined is the tail to describe the widest possible arc around it that the GTA makes a Toyota GT86 seem positively ponderous. To describe the 4C as a modern GTA would be entirely wrong. Even to suggest that it’s a worthy successor to the greatest post-war Alfa is to miss its point by some distance. And that’s not the issue before us now. The question is this: how good is the 4C at the job of being an Alfa in the 21st century relative to how good the GTA was at the same job almost 50 years ago? And the answer is very good indeed. Indeed, I’d say it is a more remarkable accomplishment to produce a 4C in 2014 than it was a GTA in 1966; back then, there were next to no rules and Alfa could design a car any damned way it chose. Today, given the hard points within which any manufacturer hoping to build cars in any less than minuscule quantities must operate, it’s a wonder a car like a 4C is even possible, let alone that it be executed with such flair. Yes, the 4C can infuriate and, to be honest, it feels slightly unfinished. I know that if Lotus had done the steering, they’d have engineered out the tramlining and if Porsche had developed the chassis it would ride better than it does. But this is an Alfa Romeo, and while that can never excuse such flaws, I’d rather they were there than engineered out along with all the conspicuous charm and character this car possesses. No, it’s not Alfa’s finest road car ever, but it is a proper Alfa – entirely distinct from any other – and a damned fine one at that. L


Alfa 4C vs GTA | Comparison The 4C feels wide on B-roads; GTA is wider when it’s sideways

Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

Price 0-62mph Top speed Economy CO2 emissions Kerb weight

£45,000 4.5sec 160mph 41.5mpg (combined) 157g/km 895kg (dry)

£2898 (in 1966) 8.1sec 115mph 21mpg (est) na 745kg

Engine layout Installation Power Torque Power to weight Specific output Compression ratio Gearbox

4 cyls in line, 1742cc, turbocharged, petrol Mid, transverse, RWD 237bhp at 6000rpm 258lb ft at 2200-4250rpm 265bhp per tonne 136bhp per litre 9.25:1 6-spd dual-clutch auto

4 cyls in line, 1570cc, petrol Front, longitudinal, RWD 115bhp at 6000rpm 105lb ft at 2800rpm 154bhp per tonne 73bhp per litre 9.7:1 5-spd manual

Length Width Height Wheelbase Fuel tank Range Boot

3989mm 1864mm 1183mm 2380mm 40 litres 365 miles 110 litres

4140mm 1579mm 1275mm 2616mm 45 litres 207 miles (est) 320 litres

Front suspension

Double wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar

Rear suspension Brakes Wheels Tyres

Wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar Live axle, trailing arms, coil springs, telescopic dampers 305mm ventilated discs (f), Discs front and rear 292mm ventilated discs (r) 18in (f), 19in (r) 14in 205/40 R18 (f), 165 R14 235/35 R19 (r)

4C’s turbo 1.7-litre four has 237bhp; GTA’s 1.6 twin-cam makes 160bhp here, not the stock 115bhp

The 4C generates impressive grip, even in the wet

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Don’t be scared of buying a used one Is it worth taking a punt on a secondhand Alfa? James Ruppert reckons that it is — and he recommends nine Alfas that you should take a look at


Alfa Romeo | Buying used

ome have said that you can’t possibly call yourself a car enthusiast unless you have enjoyed the full Alfa Romeo ownership experience. It has also been said, probably by me, that you’d need your head examined if you bought a used Alfa. That’s because it will break down, fall apart and ultimately bankrupt you. Either that, or the driving position could cripple you for life. The upsides are that it should be lots of fun to drive, the engine will make a characterful sound and most Alfas are exceedingly pretty. But by far the best bit about buying an old Alfa is that it will be cheap. For the Bangernomic bargain hunter, Alfas offer an awful lot of fun (and possibly grief) for not much money. So what is the truth? Would you be mad to buy an old Alfa, or could it enrich your motoring life? Here are nine that are worth considering.

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Alfa Romeo Mito

Alfa Romeo Brera £4800–£18,900 For a while, the Brera really did seem like the Alfa that you didn’t need to make allowances for. It seemed to be reliable, great value and very pretty. At the time of its launch, the only criticism seemed to be that it wasn’t as sporty to drive as some other coupés (such as the BMW 3-series), despite the sharp steering. It sounded really good, too.

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£5000–£16,500 If you want a modern Alfa that gets most things right, the Mito is it. It is stunning to look at and, of course, has the advantage of not being yet another Mini. There has been criticism of the handling, refinement and rear legroom, but that’s nit-picking. This is the best little Alfa you can buy and, from new, came with a five-year warranty. And it has been pretty reliable, for an Alfa. Issues? The carpets can wear

As a used buy, there are a few things to look out for. Check the front suspension wishbones, which can wear out quickly. Noisy steering means that a new power steering pump is required. The 2.4-litre diesel model can suffer from diesel particulate filter failure and ideally needs to be remapped. There are also lots of cases of cars needing new injectors. Apparently, 2006-registered cars can suffer from rust underneath.

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Alfa Romeo 147

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2.0 JTS, 2006, 100,050 miles £3200 Call 07021 55690

£400-£9000 1.6 JTDm Veloce, 2010, 58,000 miles £6995 Call 07021 535179 through, and red paint fades and chips easily. There are some reports that the MultiAir engine can spring oil leaks. Otherwise, the Mito seems to be quite solid, sensible and buyable.

Before the Mito, this was the best pocket-sized Alfa for decades, with great styling, engines and specs. It’s a genuine alternative to a safe and dull old Volkswagen Golf, and it will always be cheaper. All the engines have plenty of power. The 1.6-litre petrol is the smallest but rows the car along with spirit and the 2.0-litre packs real fizz. A patchy service history can be a worry. It’s worth knowing that the

2.0 TS Lusso 5dr, 2001, 136,000 miles £1294 Call 01695 317003 suspension becomes harsh and thumpy at 50,000 miles, when new bushes are often required. A cambelt change is scheduled at 60,000 miles, but it is best to change it when you buy. 16 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 57


Alfa Romeo 156

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£400–£7500 The plus points are a great range of engines — 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 and 2.5 V6 petrols and a 2.4 JTD diesel — and an attention to stylish detail that is hugely satisfying for car enthusiasts. Inside and out, this has always been a great-looking car and it is involving to drive. The level of standard equipment is also convincing. However, build quality has been an issue since day one, more so on the earlier, pre-2000 models. Clutches and gearboxes caused the most upsets,

Alfa Romeo GTV £500–£5000

2.5 V6, 2002, 79,000 miles £1200 Call 07021 557668 although there were also niggling electrical problems. This model requires a cambelt change at 45,000 miles. Warped brake discs and weak steering boxes have also been reported.

The appeal of a head-turning body styled by Pininfarina was augmented by a 2.0 Twin Spark under the bonnet from 1996, followed by a characterful 3.0 V6 in 1998. Standard spec was twin airbags and an alarm, but the Lusso pack added air-con, leather and 16in alloy wheels. The low-slung engine is vulnerable to sump damage. The plate protecting the radiator needs to be in decent nick. Electrically, the windows must operate smoothly and seal properly

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2.0 TS Lusso, 2001, 48,900 miles £2195 Call 07021 539872 at the top. If the airbag light stays on, that can sometimes be traced to a wiring fault in the seat. Cambelt changes need to be frequent; specialists recommend every 30,000 miles.

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Alfa Romeo 159 £2500–£16,900

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choices include the 3.2 V6 and 1750 TBi. The 159 isn’t as much fun to drive as the usual German suspects, but it comes with plenty of standard kit, from climate control to alloy wheels. There are few things to be wary of, though. Water pumps can seize on the

diesel engine and fail as early as 40,000 miles. Some specialists recommend changing the cambelt and water pump every 60,000 miles rather than the official 90,000 miles. So if the car that you’re thinking of buying runs hot or the heating is malfunctioning, beware.

2.0 JTS, 2006, 100,050 miles £3200 Call 07021 55690


Alfa Romeo | Buying used

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Alfa Romeo GT £1000–£11,500 Overlooked and underrated, this fourseat coupé looks goods and handles tidily. As with all Alfas these days, the spec is reason enough to consider a GT,

as one trim level fits all. The V6 is the one for enthusiasts, but a turbodiesel is fine for the more practical owner. The Selespeed robotised manual isn’t everyone’s favourite way of changing gear and there have been some

Alfa Romeo 166 £1000–£6000 This is a big, stylish car that likes going quickly and lets you to take corners very smartly, yet it can be fairly quiet and comfortable transport, too. Inside, the dashboard looks lovely, all overlapping dials, and there’s a timber-rimmed steering wheel and plush leather on the Lusso models. Niggly electrical problems have been a recurring feature, though, and the suspension can wear as the miles build up.

problems with the actuator, for which there is an official Alfa fix. There are reports of oil leaks, some weak steering boxes, warped brake discs and bits of flappy trim. What this Alfa really needs is some tender, loving care.

2.0 JTS, 2006, 100,050 miles £3200 Call 07021 55690

Alfa Romeo Spider ONE WE FOUND

V6 Super, 2002, 78,000 miles £1990 Call 020 8551 0947

£7500–£19,900 The latest Spider is yet another looker and, with its standard rear deflector, it keeps buffeting to a minimum. There are three very decent engine options: a solid 2.2 petrol, a serious four-wheeldrive 3.2 V6 petrol and a frugal 2.4 diesel that does over 40mpg. With a full service history, there shouldn’t be too much to worry about, provided the cambelt change has been done at 60,000 to 70,000 miles.

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ROAD TEST

No 5161

Mitsubishi Outlander

Can this plug-in hybrid SUV do more than just cut your tax bill? MODEL TESTED PHEV GX4hs O Price £34,999 (including government grant) O Power 200bhp O Torque 245lb ft O 0-60mph 10.0sec O Fuel economy 43.6mpg O CO2 emissions 44g/km O 70-0mph 50.0m O Skidpan 0.75g

ou’ll need a good memory indeed to recall a TV ad for a Mitsubishi. The Japanese firm’s UK distributor spent £6 million on advertising in 2012; last year it was £8m. Neither budget was big enough to fund a TV ad campaign. This year, though, the marketing spend is £20m, and Mitsubishi's ads will be back on TV. Suddenly, it has something to shout about: the Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV. Given how badly most ‘plug-in’ vehicles have been missing their sales targets of late, you might think that sounds like a gamble. Mitsubishi, like

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WE LIKE Competitive performance, space and price Q Largely uncompromised dynamics Q Low fleet costs

O These 18-inch rims, unique to the PHEV, come as standard wearing the same 55-section Toyo R37 tyres that are fitted to the regular Outlander — so grip isn’t compromised for the sake of added energy efficiency.

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O Not foglights but LED running lights arranged in circular bands. Given how good the standard xenon lights are, we’d dispense with these if we could.

O Upper grille features more chrome than standard Outlander’s. Lower one ditto, but with more blanking due to the lighter demand for cooling.

O Styling is standard Outlander, or classic understated Japanese 4x4, in other words. This crease on the bonnet is about as exciting as things get.


every car maker who has introduced a battery car of the current crop, would reply that its plug-in is different – the one to break through. But Mitsubishi argues with more compelling reasoning than we’re used to. The Outlander PHEV comes with a price relative to the diesel-engined mid-sized 4x4 standard and, says Mitsubishi, without a compromise elsewhere, while returning a claimed 148mpg. Super-frugal or not, it could save you thousands in company car tax every year. As such, it might be a car you can’t afford not to take an interest in.

DESIGN AND ENGINEERING AAAAC Mitsubishi’s method for bringing its plug-in hybrid model to market has been refreshingly pragmatic. No billion-euro sub-brand launches, pioneering material technologies or futuristic-looking dedicated model lines required here. No, this is just another Outlander – a normal family SUV. It’s an eminently sensible, reassuring approach and one of which we heartily approve. ◊

HISTORY There were two generations of Outlander prior to this one, neither of which received anything more exotic than internal combustion engines. The PHEV’s origins can instead be traced to the iMiEV, the five-door electric The Outlander PHEV owes much to the iMiEV hatchback hatchback based on Mitsubishi’s ‘i’ kei car. That car, on sale from 2009, was the culmination of more than a decade’s work as the firm’s research into alternative propulsion moved through the 2005 Colt and Lancer concepts to the CT and EZ MiEV models shown in 2006.

WE DON’T LIKE Limited EV range Q Mediocre motorway economy Q Unremarkable quality

O Clear lenses augment the PHEV’s rear styling. Transformers-style transfers on the tailgate-mounted lens extensions still look cheap, though.

O Mitsubishi clearly isn’t afraid to call a spade a PHEV. You do wonder if something a bit catchier wouldn’t have been better, though. Outlander X, perhaps?

O AC socket will accept cables for three-pin 13-amp and Type-1 ‘Mennekes’ charging. DC rapid charge socket is the ChaDeMo standard.

O Supplied cable is for a standard UK three-pin electrical socket, from which the Outlander will take up to 16 amps for a 3.5-hour recharge. Gloves are a nice touch.

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ON THE INSIDE

O Not a shift paddle but a stalk for adjusting the level of engine braking-like battery regeneration.

O Clear display between the dials shows graphical status of battery charge and fuel tank level, plus the range you might get from each.

O No locking diffs, obviously, but the advantage of a driveline like the PHEV’s is that you can ask the electric motors to pitch in equally.

MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM The PHEV’s central multimedia display is one of the few places inside the Outlander where the hybrid’s operations are obvious, and where you can see and, to an extent, control what’s going on. Albeit quite slowly. The Outlander’s central display can be painfully sluggish to respond to inputs; it’s particularly recalcitrant from start-up, but always you’ll find yourself waiting on it. Still, once it has deigned to let you know what’s going on, the range of information it’s able to give you is really quite comprehensive. It is

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admittedly hard to avoid the feeling that you’re being allowed to browse through a set of diagnostics that some software engineers have put together, rather than using a set-up as slick, intuitive and consumerfocused as the power display options found in the new BMW i3. With familiarity, though, you can navigate your way around everything. Better designed is the app you can download for a smartphone. It syncs with your Outlander and makes it possible to control various functions, such as managing its charging or firing up the climate control.


It has been possible because the current Outlander, launched only last year, was designed and engineered from the outset to accept the necessary motors, batteries, controllers and inverters required of a full petrol-electric hybrid set-up. The motors themselves are a development of the ones used on the i-MiEV electric hatch and always provide primary propulsion for the car. Each produces 80bhp and each drives into a dedicated transaxle transmission. There’s one for each axle, and while the rear motor produces slightly more torque, the one at the front is assisted at times of need by a 119bhp 2.0-litre, fourcylinder petrol engine. The same combustion engine, at times of lesser need, is either shut down completely or runs solely as a generator to top up the 12kWh lithium ion battery pack under the cabin floor. Total system outputs are 200bhp and 249lb ft. Mitsubishi says the Outlander PHEV can cover 32.5 miles as an EV before tapping into its 45-litre fuel tank for an ‘extended’ range of around 500 miles. The former figure is low compared with some PHEVs

but still looks impressive given the car’s size and cost. We recorded a kerb weight of 1870kg – 195kg heavier than the diesel Outlander we tested last year but still light enough to be fairly typical for the class. And something of a result for a plug-in hybrid. The Outlander’s chassis is retuned but the mechanicals are carried over. Like the diesel, the PHEV comes with 190mm of ground clearance. Towing capacity is limited to 1500kg, though – 500kg less than the diesel, but still enough to tow a medium-size caravan or large trailer.

INTERIOR AAABC Some electrically powered cars – Tesla’s Model S and the BMW i3, for example – really go to town when it comes to interiors. They want you to know you’re in something very different from the norm. The Outlander PHEV, meanwhile, goes the other way entirely. Mitsubishi wants this to feel just like any other Outlander, with the electric ◊

O Front seats are a little on the flat side, but headroom is generous and the control layout is sensible.

HOW BIG IS IT? 960m

m

850m 970m m min m max

0.33

955mm

Typical rear legroom 820mm

2670mm 54%

4655mm

1680mm

463-1022 litres

n mi m max 0m mm 5 5 0 89

n mi ax mm m 850 50mm 10

1030mm 46%

VISIBILITY TEST

Standard ‘HID’ xenons are good, with a wide spread of light.

Turning circle: 10.6m

HEADLIGHTS

10.2º obscured

O Rear cabin headroom is just 10mm off the maximum available in the front, so it's spacious enough back here. 1540mm

1540mm

1800mm

Offside A-pillar is a bigger obstacle than the nearside, but it’s not terrible. Over-shoulder and rear view is good.

7.5º obscured

WHEEL AND PEDAL ALIGNMENT Pedals are ideally placed, with plenty of room between them for boots or ‘sensible’ shoes. Steering column could do with more reach adjust, but upright driving position mitigates the problem.

Width 900-1340mm

150mm

Height 380-800mm

Centre

Length 970-1850mm

O The addition of a hybrid powertrain means there’s no seven-seat option in the Outlander PHEV. Underfloor storage remains, however.

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ON THE ROAD Δ element of it no more than a

T3

Track notes DRY CIRCUIT

T6

T2 T5

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX4hs 1min 31.2sec (wet) Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 Di-D GX5 1min 30.4sec (dry) Might have been quicker than the diesel in like-forlike conditions. Hid its extra weight quite well, rolling hard but gripping consistently at both axles.

T7 T1

T4

WET CIRCUIT Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX4hs 1min 21.3sec Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 Di-D GX5 1min 17.7sec Not tidy, but stable. Lots of traction, lots of grip, lots of understeer on the pedal. Transient neutrality when you lift and steer.

different powertrain – a third option after petrol or diesel. And therefore the PHEV’s interior is for the most part entirely unremarkable. You get the same overall layout as in the regular Outlander – which means it won’t have you scribbling postcards home about any of the perceived material quality or stylishness. It’s a functional, workaday interior of the oldfashioned Japanese kind, doubtless screwed together efficiently from components that pass quality control 999,999 times out of a million, but lacking in flair, panache and surprise and delight. The front seats are a touch flat, but all our testers found them comfortable, while the rear accommodation is good. Cup/bottle holders remain in the boot, but in this case there’s no option for a third row of two chairs to join them. The only place the interior sways into interest, then, is in the display and control systems for the powertrain. You get two pedals and a small Toyota Prius-like gearlever that slides around its gate in resistancefree fashion until it hits a switch, while the main display screen and the small readout between the dials convey information about the Outlander’s main point of interest.

Start/finish

O Pitches into T3 neatly. ‘SAWC’ 4x4 set-up gives good drive but no opportunity for throttle-steering.

O Mass of the car shows under braking for T5, where the ESP is busy taking control away from you.

O Tyres cope with standing water easily and brake the car with confidence for T1.

T6

T5

T7

T3 T4

T2

T1

T8

O Steering provides little feel for grip levels, but there’s always plenty of traction.

Start/finish

ACCELERATION 12deg C, rain Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX4hs Standing quarter mile 17.9sec at 79.6mph, standing km 32.4sec at 102.1mph, 30-70mph 9.5sec, 30-70mph in fourth na 30mph

40 50mph

4.0s 5.4s 0

7.4s

60mph

70mph

80mph

90mph

10.0s

13.5s

18.0s

23.7s

5s

10s

15s

100mph

PERFORMANCE

30.5s

20s

25s

30s

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Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 Di-D GX5 Standing quarter mile 17.6sec at 79.2mph, standing km 32.4sec at 99.5mph, 30-70mph 10.1sec, 30-70mph in fourth 11.6sec 30mph

40 50mph

4.0s 5.4s 0

7.4s

5s

60mph

70mph

80mph

90mph

100mph

10.0s

13.5s

18.0s

23.7s

30.5s

10s

15s

20s

25s

BRAKING 60-0mph: 3.06sec DRY 0

30mph-0 9.3m

10m

WET

50mph-0 25.7m

20m

10.1m 30mph-0

30s

70mph-0 50.0m 30m

40m

27.0m 50mph-0

On the limit

50m 55.3m 70mph-0

In the rough

22.5º Wade depth: 400mm

This Outlander handled mostly like the diesel tested last year: not brilliantly, but competently and safely. As you’d expect, it’s never short on traction. Body roll in corners is pronounced, but it doesn’t undermine lateral grip, while the

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Most electric (or part-electric) cars allow their drivers only a very specific power usage schedule. Not so the Outlander – which is one of the reasons why it gets such a high score in this section. Flexibility is its key, rather than the overall statistics relating to its performance. Those are good enough: 0-60mph in 10.0sec and, if you’ve no battery oomph to call on and you’re away from a socket,

steering retains good authority even at full lean. Pitch isn’t as severe as roll, so directional stability is good. Mitsubishi’s stability control could be more subtle, but it keeps things in check in the wet and is fully switchable for off-road use.

21.0º

22.5º

Ground clearance: 190mm

On wet grass and muddy tracks, the Outlander PHEV does credit to Mitsubishi’s brand values. The instant torque of the electric motors makes it easy to crawl up slopes and maximise available traction. The S-AWC torque vectoring

set-up juggles power to the benefit of momentum and stability, while the off-road angles put the car in the more rugged half of the mid-size 4x4 class. This isn’t a go-anywhere 4x4, but it’s more capable than most customers will require it to be.


The Outlander’s ride isn’t compromised by its hybrid set-up

RIDE AND HANDLING

BUYING AND OWNING

AAABC

AAAAA

The Outlander isn’t the world’s most exciting SUV to drive when it only has an internal combustion engine, so the addition of a battery cell and a couple of electric motors can’t be expected to improve things. The ride remains fine, however, which isn’t always the case with EVs, and it felt every bit as compliant and smooth as its conventional counterpart. Which means not outstandingly compliant, but competitive and quite acceptable. It also steers with easy linearity and well balanced grip, which makes it quite an unremarkable companion in everyday driving – and we mean that in a good way. Handling is notable for its lack of remarkableness. This is an 1870kg car and, although only 54 per cent of that is over the front wheels, it’s not one designed to be poised in any kind of BMW-like way. This is an SUV with a small ‘s’, but it is none the worse for it. It isn’t great to drive, but it’s easily good enough.

Mitsubishi’s ability to make the entry-level Outlander PHEV the same price (after the government’s plug-in grant) as the diesel-powered GX3 is remarkable. It gives business customers every reason to opt in. That’s because £28,249 buys a car emitting just 44g/km of CO2, qualifying for BIK company car tax at just five per cent. Compared with a like-for-like diesel Honda CR-V, that emissions advantage alone could save a fleet driver more than £11,000 over three years. That’s quite an incredible motivator. The financial benefits go a long way to shielding this Outlander from one of our criticisms of its dieselpowered sibling, whose price is much closer to that of a CR-V or Toyota RAV4 than it should be. Mediocre motorway economy may still give some fleet drivers cause for concern. Our experience suggests roughly 32mpg in ‘extended’ mode at a 70-80mph cruise. Still, Mitsubishi

has presented a level playing field here. Outlander buyers have the opportunity to make a simple, informed choice – diesel versus hybrid – based solely on tax savings and short-range fuel efficiency balanced against poorer motorway economy. And as a company driver, your motorway mileage would have to be very high indeed – into the hundreds daily – to swallow up the money saved on benefit-in-kind. ◊

DEPRECIATION 40

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

35 30 Value (£1000s)

38.0mpg via petrol power generation only (or 32mpg on a motorway). But it’s the fact that the Outlander puts you in control that’s really crucial. Once charged, its batteries are good for a range of 25.5 miles (in our hands), and for most commutes that’ll do just fine. But say you don’t want to do those electric-only miles straight after charging, because you’re travelling 100 miles, with journey’s end inside an ultra-low emissions zone? That’s fine. You can hold the charge in the battery, at any time, and run on petrol generation only. Or, uniquely in our experience, you can even actively charge the batteries via the petrol engine, while you’re in extended mode or even while you’re parked. Left to its own devices, the PHEV system is pretty impressive. In most driving you’ll not notice any intervention from the petrol engine while the batteries have a good amount of charge in them, even on the motorway. And when the petrol powerplant does pitch in, it does so almost seamlessly and with as gentle a hum as in a Toyota Prius, rather than the obvious thrum of a BMW i3. Acceleration and response are, as usual with electric motors, wonderfully smooth, too. We’d rather have a longer electric-only range, but given that this car is as large and as cheap as it is, what it offers is quite acceptable. Under braking, the point at which electric energy regeneration makes the transition to retardation via discs is well managed. You can vary the speed of throttle-lift regeneration via paddles behind the wheel, with the option of anything from total coasting to a meaningful impression of serious engine braking. It’s a novel and more intuitive method of regeneration than a throttle pedal that always decelerates the car quickly when you lift off it.

Honda CR-V 2.2 i-DTEC EX

25 20 15

Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCi

10 5 0 New

1 year

2 years

3 years

4 years

O PHEV residuals are in line with its diesel counterparts and superior to Volvo’s nearest plug-in hybrid.

Under the skin MITSUBISHI’S PETROL-ELECTRIC COALITION Rather than simply integrating an electric motor with the rear axle to combine all-wheel drive functionality with a conventionally front-drive car — as other manufacturers have — Mitsubishi’s Twin Motor system offers permanent electrically driven all-wheel drive. The independent 80bhp electric motors incorporated into each axle are descendants of the technology used on the iMIEV, although the company says their higher output has been extracted from a smaller and lighter design. As it can expect no assistance from the petrol engine, the rear motor has been made more torquey, developing 144lb ft, compared with the 101lb ft of the front motor. Both are fed by the 12kWh battery mounted between the axles, which is charged by the petrol engine (via a generator) in the Series Hybrid setting. The Outlander’s front and rear transaxle transmissions each include single-speed reduction gearing for EV mode, although the front one is an all-new GKN Multi-Mode eTransmission with a hydraulic clutch engaging and disengaging whenever power is required directly from the engine.

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DATA LOG MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV GX4HS On-the-road price Price as tested Value after 3yrs/36k miles Contract hire pcm Cost per mile Insurance/typical quote

£34,999* £35,499* £15,399 na na 24E/£685

TECHNICAL LAYOUT Current Outlander’s platform was designed to take a hybrid powertrain from the outset. There’s an electric motor and a dedicated transaxle transmission for each pair of wheels, with the combustion engine coupling to the front gearbox for more efficient motorway running. Weight penalty versus a diesel is almost 200kg.

22 kWh

63 litres

12 kWh

45 litres

EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST Electric sunroof 18-inch alloy wheels Adaptive cruise control Forward collision mitigation system Lane departure warning ‘HID’ xenon headlights Reversing camera Sat-nav with 7in colour touchscreen Dual-zone air conditioning Power tailgate DAB tuner Metallic paint Options in bold fitted to test car Q = Standard na = not available

Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q £500

RANGE AT A GLANCE POWER 147bhp 200bhp

TRANSMISSIONS Direct drive

FROM £23,699 £28,249*

Q

POWER & TORQUE

Installation Type

Front, transverse, 4WD 4 cyls in line, 1998cc, petrol Bore/stroke 86.0mm/86.0mm Compression ratio 10.5:1 Power (IC only) 119bhp at 4500rpm Torque (IC only) 140lb ft at 4500rpm Electric motors 80bhp, 101lb ft (front) 80bhp, 144lb ft (rear) High-voltage battery Lithium ion, 12kWh, 300V Total system output 200bhp, 245lb ft Power to weight 110bhp per tonne Torque to weight 138lb ft per tonne Specific output 60bhp per litre

160

CHASSIS & BODY

160

140lb ft at 4500rpm

140

140

120

120

100

119bhp at 4500rpm

80

100 80

60

60

40

40

20

0

Torque (lb ft)

*Prices include £5000 ‘PiCG’ government grant

ENGINE

Power output (bhp)

ENGINES 2.2 Di-D GX2 2.0 PHEV GX3h

20

0

Engine (rpm) 2000 4000

0

6000

Construction Weight/as tested Drag coefficient Wheels Tyres Spare

Steel monocoque 1810kg/1870kg 0.33 7Jx18in 225/55 R18, Toyo R37 Repair kit

TRANSMISSION

Type Direct drive reduction gearing Motor to differential ratio 9.66 Generator to engine ratio 2.74 Engine to differential ratio 3.43 Motor to differential ratio (rear motor) 7.07

Figures are for petrol engine only

ECONOMY TEST

CLAIMED

Average 43.6mpg Track 22.9mpg Touring 38.0mpg (in range extender mode) Combined 148mpg Tank size 45 litres Battery capacity 12kWh Test range (battery) 25.5 miles Test range (petrol) 432 miles

ACCELERATION MPH 0-30 0-40 0-50 0-60 0-70 0-80 0-90 0-100 0-110 0-120 0-130 0-140 0-150 0-160

TIME (sec) 4.0 5.4 7.4 10.0 13.5 18.0 23.7 30.5 -

SUSPENSION

Front MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar Rear Multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar

STEERING

Type Electrically assisted rack and pinion Turns lock to lock 3.4 Turning circle 10.6m

Front 293mm ventilated discs Rear 302mm solid discs Anti-lock Standard with EBD and brake assist

CABIN NOISE

Idle 38dB Max revs in third gear 67dB 30mph 57dB 50mph 64dB 70mph 66dB

ACCELERATION IN K’DOWN MPH 20-40 30-50 40-60 50-70 60-80 70-90 80-100 90-110 100-120 110-130 120-140 130-150 140-160

-

TIME (sec) 2.8 3.5 4.6 6.2 8.1 10.2 12.4 -

SAFETY ABS, EBD, ESP, TCS, Brake Assist, FCM Euro NCAP crash rating 5 stars Adult occupant 88%, child occupant 84%, pedestrian 64%, safety assist 81%

EMISSIONS & TAX

CO2 emissions Tax at 20/40% pcm

44g/km £29/58

£11,201

How much the Outlander will save a 40 per cent tax payer in BIK tax over three years, versus a diesel Honda CR-V.

106miles How long your daily commute can be before the Outlander diesel becomes cheaper to fuel, says Mitsubishi.

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THE SMALL PRINT Power-to-weight and torque-to-weight figures are calculated using manufacturer’s claimed kerb weight. © 2014, Haymarket Media Group Ltd. Test results may not be reproduced without editor’s written permission. For information on the Outlander PHEV, contact Mitsubishi Motors UK, The Colt Car Company Ltd, Watermoor, Cirencester GL7 1LF (01285 647774, mitsubishi-cars.co.uk). Cost-per-mile figures calculated over three years/36,000 miles, including depreciation and maintenance but not insurance; Lex Autolease (0800 389 3690). Insurance quote covers 35-year-old professional male with clean licence and full no-claims bonus living in Swindon. Quote from Liverpool Victoria (0800 066 5161, lv.com). Contract hire figure based on a three-year lease/36,000-mile contract including maintenance; Wessex Fleet Solutions (01722 322888).

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ROADTEST Read all of our road tests autocar.co.uk


ROAD TEST

No 5161

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

TESTERS’ NOTES MATT PRIOR There’s no revcounter — obviously — so the dial is replaced by an economy meter. Basically, it shows how far your right foot is extended.

AUTOCAR VERDICT AAAAC

A genuinely convincing and well executed petrol-electric alternative

MATT SAUNDERS Download Mitsubishi’s free iPhone app for the car and, among other things, you can turn the headlights on as you’re looking for it in a multi-storey car park. Nice touch.

SPEC ADVICE

hat we like about this Outlander is that Mitsubishi has realised that, while a plug-in hybrid is at its best when used as an EV, we don’t live in the perfect world that might always give access to a power socket. So it makes life easy for when you haven’t got one. It has a decent range, it doesn’t have reduced power and it doesn’t necessitate going out of your way or waiting hours to charge if you know you’ll want electric power in a few miles’ time. Apart from two rearmost seats and a bit of towing capacity, the PHEV retains all of the regular Outlander’s practicality. It’s more than respectable off road, too. All of which means it is just as usable as the standard Outlander, just as cheap to buy and potentially a great deal cheaper to own – for which we rather like it. But while low running costs are ultimately the car’s most persuasive asset, but they’re not quite persuasive enough to unseat the most appealing mid-sized 4x4 in our estimations. They do, however, turn something of an also-ran into a real contender.

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1st

TOP5

MAKE Model Price Power Torque 0-60mph Top speed (claimed) Fuel economy (combined) Kerb weight (claimed) CO2/tax band

Verdicts on every new car, p84

While cruise control, Bluetooth and dual-zone climate control appear at the entry level, the reversing camera, DAB tuner, sat-nav and power tailgate included on the mid-level GX4h make it the one to buy.

JOBS FOR THE FACELIFT O Speed up the response of the centre screen and give it a slicker look and feel at the same time. O Free some miles from the battery range.

2n

3r

4th

5t

FORD Kuga 2.0 TDCi 163 Tit’X P’shift £33,245 161bhp at 3750rpm 251lb ft at 2000-3250rpm 10.9sec 122mph 45.6mpg 1707kg 162g/km, 28 per cent

MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV GX4hs £34,999 200bhp (combined) 245lb ft (combined) 10.0sec 106mph 148.0mpg 1810kg 44g/km, 5 per cent

HYUNDAI Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi Prem SE auto £34,875 194bhp at 3800rpm 322lb ft at 1800-2500rpm 9.0sec 118mph 41.5mpg 2001kg 178g/km, 31 per cent

HONDA CR-V 2.2 i-DTEC EX auto £33,215 147bhp at 4000rpm 258lb ft at 2000rpm 9.7sec 118mph 41.5mpg 1806kg 180g/km, 32 per cent

LAND ROVER Freelander SD4 HSE £37,215 187bhp at 3500rpm 309lb ft at 1750rpm 8.7sec (claimed) 118mph 40.4mpg 1805kg 185g/km, 33 per cent

Earns top spot with stand-out handling. Great value to buy and own. Practical enough.

Plug-in powertrain makes this a Mighty combination of space, true no-brainer for company 4x4 capability, performance and drivers. Otherwise ordinary. value. No lightweight, though.

Clever execution and packaging and slick and easy to drive, but typically dull.

Ageing Landy offers lots of polish and ruggedness but looks expensive and thirsty.

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YOUR VIEWS

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WHY WE NEED THE MILDER WRX May I make a plea to Subaru UK to offer the new WRX in this country? Your report (2 April 2014) shows that it is an impressive successor to the original, offering similar performance to my much-loved 2008 WRX GB270 but I’M IN CREASES Ford gave us the ‘new edge’ styling theme, BMW gave us ‘flame surfacing’ and now Lexus, with its new NX crossover, appears to be giving us ‘pre-crashed’. Nice one. Glen Cooper via email Office opinion is divided over the NX, although it certainly isn’t bland — MB SMART MONEY With reference to the possible joint BMW-Toyota sports car (Your Views, 2 April), Nik Crosthwaite asks who would pay a premium price for a BMW model that can be bought much more cheaply with a Toyota badge on its nose. The answer is probably similar people

with the bonus of 34mpg instead of the 24mpg that my car averages. The new WRX STI, which is to be the only choice in the UK, is not only much more expensive at about £30k on the road, but also uses the older 2.5-litre

engine and will probably be just as thirsty as the previous model. The new 2.0-litre WRX does 0-60mph in 5.1sec, so who needs the STI? Philip Hughes Davies Cardiff Bay

to those who would buy an Audi or Volkswagen rather than a Skoda or Seat. Mike Rann via email MONSTER RAV-ING LOONY PARTY On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I hired an SUV, much against my prejudices, because you actually need one there and I thought that it would give me a chance to see what all the fuss is about. My conclusions after several thousand kilometres in a Toyota RAV4 confirmed my impression as an outside observer. The car was large (I have an HGV1 licence so the size doesn’t frighten me) and ponderous to drive and awkward to park and manoeuvre. It had less legroom than my BMW 135i, less headroom than

Mike says that SUVs are “like a 1980s hairstyle”

Richard likes the distinctiveness of Alfas my wife’s Mini and less overall space in the front than either car. The ‘command’ driving position was irrelevant because the roads are now full of the things so you aren’t in a high position over anything. My road test result is that these things are like a 1980s hairstyle: subjectively very fashionable but objectively an absurdity to be avoided by sane people. Mike Salter North Yorkshire WHEELY GOOD Colin Goodwin told us his favourite set of wheels. Mine are either the gold rears on a Lancia Stratos with a 345-section tyre or the Speedlines on a Lancia 037. David Marazzi via email SEDUCED BY ROMEO Matt Prior’s views on Alfa Romeo (Tester’s Notes, 2 April) caught my eye.

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Perhaps I’m biased (as an Alfaholic, I have three, all under 10 years old), but to my mind being a car enthusiast means that one can admire style and engineering quality. Despite the small current range, I believe that Alfa Romeo delivers in these areas. One of the reasons for driving one is that they appeal to someone who doesn’t always want to follow the crowd. Unlike Ford Fiesta drivers, I don’t see an identical car driving towards me every time I go out. The Fiesta is a very good car, but they’ve sold a bucketload of them and they seem as ubiquitous as white goods. Richard Tyjas Harwich, Essex Alfa chiefs would probably take Fiesta sales if they could get them — MB COMFORT CONCERN Steve Cropley’s suggestion (A Week in Cars, 26 March) that one must choose between the hardness of the Jaguar F-type’s ride and the bounciness of the XJ’s ride is absurd. Likewise, his assumption that the unnamed critic of the F-type believed that such a choice had to be made. Jaguar’s once standard-setting ride seems to be a thing of the past. But other makers still believe in ride comfort, not least Jaguar’s partner, Land Rover. John T Shea via email


LETTERS

Goodwin’s Email to the management

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To: Woodhouse, chief executive, RAC Subject: Black boxes

Dear Chris, I’VE JUST BEEN reading about the RAC’s agreement with Ingenie, the company that supplies the telematic equipment or ‘black boxes’ that are fitted to cars to log driving behaviour. These black boxes have traditionally been installed in young drivers’ cars to enable them to save money on their insurance premiums, but your deal with Ingenie will now see these devices offered to drivers of all ages. Although I quite like the idea of paying a bit less for my car insurance, it would be pointless for me to have one of these units fitted. Within days, the insurance company would spot from the telematic feedback that I have done one of my early Sunday morning blasts (leaving home at 5am) down to Brighton for a cuppa. Fitting one of these units would also be totally against my principles. The way to improve people’s driving is through education and further training, not through retrospectively seeing how fast they go and where they’re going fast. My 22-year-old

WEEK INSIDETHEMAGAZINE On sale 23 April Black boxes were originally aimed at young drivers daughter has just graduated from her second Peugeot 206 to a Mk1 Mazda MX-5. I’ve explained how different it is from her 206 and how she needs to drive it accordingly. I might also get in touch with Bernard ‘Tasty’ Aubry and arrange some advanced driving tuition for her. I don’t want a spy in her cab. I want her to use skill and judgement to keep herself safe. It’s disappointing that our motoring organisations are now simply business,

interested only in the bottom line and now more or less totally divorced from the idea of supporting the motorist, let alone the enthusiast. I note from Wikipedia that the American investment group that now owns the RAC also owns Dunkin Donuts. Mine’s a glazed ring, please.

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Yours sincerely,

C Goodwin

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Honda has some impressive cars in its back catalogue but rather fewer in today’s one HONDA’S MISSING LINK Is there any surprise at Honda slashing production at its Swindon plant? What has happened to the company? The Prelude, Civic coupé, CRX, HR-V (very relevant to the current market), Integra, S2000, Accord coupé, NSX and others have all gone. This just leaves Honda with a very limited range and trying to compete with the volume manufacturers. I just hope that Honda can regain the title of the ‘Japanese BMW’ that it had in the 1980s before it is consigned to history. Chris Wilkes Wolverhampton

BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER… WHY? The supplement on the Nissan Qashqai (2 April) was interesting. However, I noticed a photograph of the Tyne Bridge on p8. Why did Richard Bremner head north from Sunderland to reach Surrey? And surely, he would have used the A19, not the A1, to get to the M1. There are many references in the supplement to the quality of the improved sat-nav system in the Qashqai, but methinks there must be some mistake… Malcolm Wallace Washington No issue with the sat-nav. We went in search of striking and accessible

GOING SPARE Your Nissan Qashqai supplement came at an opportune time for me, because I recently visited my local dealer with a view to buying one to replace my 1998 Renault Scenic. It’s good to know that you did not experience any difficulties on your jaunt across Europe, because in the past 10 years, I have suffered two punctures that both required a new tyre, and where a can of sealant would have been of no use whatsoever. The new Qashqai does not even offer a space-saver spare, let alone the possibility of buying a full-sized wheel and tyre for use in emergencies. No provision has been made in its design for these items to fit under the boot floor, as confirmed by the salesman to whom I spoke and who demonstrated the clever hidden storage areas. This glaring omission was enough to ensure that I did not even bother to take the Qashqai for a test drive. It has cost Nissan at least one sale and I wonder how many more people will discover this issue at a most inconvenient time after purchase. Christopher Martin Frimley, Surrey

FIRST DRIVE

Merc SLS Final Edition One final hurrah for Merc’s big GT before it heads into retirement.

FEATURE

Porsche Macan Just how capable is the new junior SUV? We go off road in the desert.

INSIGHT

‘New’ Aston DB5 In detail: David Brown Automotive’s modern take on a classic Aston.

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photographic locations. Our entire journey eschewed the direct route for the scenic — MB


OURCARS Nissan Qashqai CITROEN

AUDI RS4

A week in the life of Autocar’s fleet

DACIA

C4 PICASSO SANDERO

Allan Muir

Stuart Milne

Jim Holder

FORD

HONDA

FIESTA ST CIVIC TOURER

Gary Lord

Tim Dickson

JAGUAR

KIA

MAZDA

F-TYPE

PROCEE’D

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Matt Prior

Richard Bremner

Stan Papior

FIRST REPORT Nissan’s first-generation crossover helped to establish a new market segment. In the coming months we’re aiming to discover whether its successor raises the bar even higher ike motorway-bound salesmen and minicab drivers, we ask a lot of the cars that join the Autocar test fleet. This second-generation Nissan Qashqai takes the biscuit, however, because in just four weeks we put more than 7000 miles on the odometer. During that time we subjected the car to something a little more onerous than our daily commutes, because it was our mount for the 5000-mile trek from Sunderland to Istanbul featured in the supplement on the Qashqai attached to the 2 April issue of the magazine. Our cross-continental quest was to prove the all-round capabilities of the vehicle, the successor to the car that helped to establish the crossover genre. We drove the diesel-powered crossover through snow, fog, lashing rain, drizzle and late-evening sunshine.

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We encountered fast motorways, catastrophically broken village roads, mountains, city centres and twisty coastal highways, and the Qashqai took them all in its stride. Despite our long tour, we suspect that we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of the new Qashqai’s capabilities, which is why it will spend the spring and summer on our fleet. Our Qashqai is the sort of practical, docile and relatively spacious car that will get used for all kinds of chores during its time with us. Our car has a diesel engine — the more powerful 128bhp 1.6-litre unit over the 109bhp 1.5 — and a six-speed manual gearbox. Although the smaller diesel is a more frugal proposition, we’re convinced the larger, more flexible lump will turn out to be the better option for

Since we got back from our trip around Europe, we’ve started to unearth some of the cleverer and more subtle touches hauling kit and passengers around. Nissan’s claimed fuel consumption on the combined cycle for our car is 64.2mpg. So far we’ve been seeing figures in the mid-50s, which is impressive enough. In terms of specification, we went for the middle ground, which means an Acenta Premium variant with a list price of £23,995. We’ve gone easy on the options, though, choosing only to get our Qashqai coated in £725 worth pearlescent paint. We didn’t felt the need to tick any

more boxes than that, because our car came well equipped as it is, adding a panoramic glass roof, reversing camera and front and rear parking sensors to the lower-spec car’s already healthy equipment roster of dual-zone air-con, 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, automatic lights and windscreen wipers and Bluetooth connectivity. It’s possible to get into a Qashqai much more cheaply — the range begins at £17,595 for the entry-level 1.2-litre petrol version — but it is also possible to bust the budget by going for a


OURCARS MORGAN

NISSAN

A45 AMG

PLUS 8

QASHQAI

RANGEROVER RENAULT TDV6

CLIO

Steve Sutcliffe

Jim Holder

Darren Moss

Chas Hallett

Darren Moss

Jim Holder

ROLLS-ROYCE

SKODA

VAUXHALL

PHANTOM

OCTAVIA

ADAM

Steve Cropley

Hilton Holloway

Mark Tisshaw

BMW USED CARS

MERCEDES

728i

LANDROVER

MAZDA

PORSCHE

DELTA DEFENDER INTEGRALE

LANCIA

MX-5

911 TURBO

Lewis Kingston

Jesse Crosse

James Ruppert

Lewis Kingston

Matt Prior

LOOKS Hardly a radical departure from the first-generation Qashqai, but more modern and grown-up.

Euro trip has already proved the Nissan’s distance credentials

STRONG ECONOMY Gentle cruises in our dieselfuelled crossover have returned impressive economy figures.

Boot swallows a lot of stuff, including its own parcel shelf; centre cubby is very handy

DRIVER COMFORT Combination of driving position, control layout and decent seats make long trips melt away.

LOVEIT LOATHEIT The new Qashqai’s styling is more evolution than revolution but that’s no bad thing four-wheel-drive, 1.6-litre variant in top Tekna specification, which comes in at a considerable £27,845. Every day we’re finding new aspects of this UK-built car that delight us. If our long trip around Europe provided a fine overview of its improved comfort levels and increased interior space, since we got back we’ve started to unearth some of the cleverer and more subtle touches. Among them is the stowing area for the parcel shelf under the boot floor. It means you don’t have to leave the awkwardly shaped item in your garage when you need to maximise space. We also appreciate the cubbyhole between the front seats. It’s one of those caverns that swallows the kind of paraphernalia that can otherwise clutter up cabins: sunglasses cases, loose change and car park tickets.

And as photographer Stan Papior discovered during our trip around Europe, it’s also possible to lose a pack of supermarket sushi in the depths of the storage space for several days — not something that benefited the cabin’s ‘new car’ ambience. We haven’t found much else that’s fishy about the Qashqai. The new crossover is proof positive that big-selling vehicles don’t have to be conservative to the point of anonymity in their design and execution. On the evidence of our time with the Qashqai so far, it has successfully married a remarkable breadth of ability with a distinctive character in a way that few mass-market cars manage to truly master. In the months ahead, as we push that odometer reading well into five figures, we intend to discover

whether there is any aspect of everyday life where it is found lacking. The daily school run and weekly supermarket shop might be marginally less exciting than the bazaars of Istanbul and mountain roads of Italy, but they are the Qashqai’s natural habitats. If it proves as adept in those environments as it did on our varied drive around Europe, the all-round appeal of Nissan’s most important car will be emphatically confirmed. darren.moss@autocar.co.uk

Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi Acenta Premium Price £23,995 Price as tested £24,720 Options Pearlescent paint £725 Economy 50.5mpg Faults None Expenses None

EXCESSIVE ASSISTANCE Lane departure warning system is irritatingly sensitive. Turned off, probably won’t be turned back on.

REFLECTIONS We love the panoramic roof, but on sunny days the light from it can reflect badly off the nav screen.

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OURCARS

Jaguar F-type

Mileage | 15,860 Our F-type needs new boots, and putting the boot into its small boot artly, though not exclusively, as a result of its excursions at the Sideways Challenge (Autocar, 9 April), the long-term Jaguar F-type’s Pirelli P Zero tyres were starting to look worn. That’s hardly surprising, given that this car now has nearly 16,000 miles on the clock. We wanted to try something different from the Pirellis, and Dunlop duly obliged with a set of SP Sport Maxx GTs to review. They’re on the F-type’s original equipment list, so they fit the bill. With the F’s optional 20in ‘Turbine’ alloys, the tyres are 255/35 R20s front and 295/30 R20s rear. They’d cost around £190 and £230 each, front and rear respectively. So that’s £840. Gulp. We gave the tyres to our local fitter and asked him to do the necessary (for £100), but if you source tyres cheaply

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Jaguar F-type V6 S

They’re black, they’re round, they cost £840; boot couldn’t swallow two cabin bags

Mazda MX-5 Mileage 18,005 As the Mazda’s odometer ticked past the 18,000-mile mark this week, it occurred to me that it was proving to be remarkably cheap to run. Since it joined the Autocar fleet

online and try the same, be aware that not all fitters will do the work on tyres they haven’t supplied themselves. Some say they’re concerned about liability if the tyres are in some way defective and something goes wrong; they want the trail of accountability. So are the new tyres better? Worse? Er. Well, is a new tyre better than a worn one? Hell yes, but this is one area where tyre testing is difficult. We’re taking a set of worn tyres and replacing them with brand-spankers, and it’s hard to recall how good the old ones were. So the Dunlops (unsurprisingly) feel better than the Pirellis. The F-type now steers with confidence and precision again, smoothly and with no kickback. There’s also a lot more traction than there had been in the past couple of months. That could be due to road conditions, or the Dunlop’s compound. A reader emailed to say that he expected the Dunlops to be better, because, in his experience, Sport Maxxes rather like warm weather. But it’s just as likely to be down to general tyre condition. The ride also seems improved, which is less likely to be about tread depth alone. The ride seems a touch quieter, too. At least, I think so. Truth is, understanding black circles is a black art. But in short, I’m impressed with the F-type’s balance and dynamics again. I’m less impressed with its boot space, though. On a recent airport run, the F couldn’t squeeze two cabin bags in (the smaller one wouldn’t even go in the footwell under the passenger’s feet). Anyway, the fact that the mileage is coming up to 16,000 means a service is due. More news on that next time. matt.prior@autocar.co.uk

back in late August last year, the Mazda has covered 6655 miles. In that time it has effectively consumed nothing but fuel, windscreen washer fluid and a negligible drop of oil. Despite a few forays on track,

its brakes and tyres appear to have resisted wear well, no doubt aided by the comparatively low 1248kg kerb weight. It also still rides and steers as well as it did when it first arrived. All of this bolsters the enjoyment of owning a Mazda MX-5. Affordable sports cars shouldn’t chew through consumables at a rapid rate or prove too fragile, as that would defeat the object of them being affordable in the first place. Driven normally, it won’t cost much at all; driven hard, and as intended, it shouldn’t break the bank either. Perfect. It was with mild disappointment, then, that I learnt that the MX-5’s next service was going to cost £250 at a Mazda dealer, which seemed excessive for an oil and brake fluid change. The only consolation was that a similar service for a Toyota GT86 would cost £338. A ring around a few other Mazda garages suggested that I could save £10 by driving to a dealer outside of London, but the additional fuel costs would make that a somewhat futile exercise.

Price £67,500 Price as tested £77,265 Economy 26.8mpg Faults Engine failure (replaced under warranty) Expenses New tyres £840 Last seen 19.3.14

Out of curiosity, I rang a Mazda specialist to see what they’d charge. Reassuringly, they quickly identified what was necessary and told me that the service would set me back a much more reasonable £165. Furthermore, they would update the car’s digital service record with Mazda and the official warranty would be preserved, as per the EU law introduced in 2002. So you’d save £85 by using the specialist and not lose out elsewhere. Besides reinforcing the fact that it’s always worth getting several quotes, the final bill for servicing would prove no more than that of any mainstream hatchback. That firmly reinstates the Mazda’s affordability in my mind and helps to maintain one of its key selling points. lewis.kingston@autocar.co.uk

Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupé 2.0i Price new (2011) £22,635 Price now £15,000 Economy 26.5mpg Faults Check engine light Expenses None Last seen 12.3.14

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THELOGBOOK

RenaultZoe Mileage 456 Last seen 19.3.14 Unsurprisingly, the Zoe is a lot like the Nissan Leaf in the way it drives — incredibly smooth and sprightly — but the French car clearly has superior seat comfort. The Zoe’s seats are big, soft and high-backed, whereas I found those in our old long-term Leaf a little small and unsupportive. Of the two, I’d choose the Zoe for that reason alone. AM

Renault Clio RS 200 W

Mileage | 11,077 Humdrum commutes and load-carrying duties for our French hot hatch e’ve been giving our Renault Clio RS a pretty hard time of it recently. After a long motorway journey, I discovered a small stone chip on the bonnet — the first tarnish on the Clio’s otherwise dazzling colour scheme. Then a colleague accidentally kerbed one of its wheels, while another ended up with a puncture. Still, I find myself falling for the little Renault’s charms in a big way. My morning commute is usually a journey from one traffic jam to the next, but thanks to the Clio’s small size and ample power, I’m able to dart down narrow side streets to avoid the worst jams and snarl-ups. In conditions such as these, the Renault more than matches the Ford Fiesta ST for speed, hitting 30mph from rest in just 2.7sec. If I do ever find myself sitting in traffic, though, I take the chance to poke around the cabin, and sad to say I often get frustrated. While the RS undoubtedly has improved performance, driving dynamics and exterior styling over the standard Clio, I find the interior far too similar. There’s also something of a quality issue here. A number of drivers have pointed out that there’s a flimsy feel to the panel containing the window

and mirror switches that’s set into the armrest on the door. Pull on one of the window switches or twiddle the mirror knob and the whole panel creaks and feels as though it’s about to come out in your hand. Meanwhile, the gear selector for the dual-clutch auto ’box feels awkward and cheap to the touch. But the biggest gripe here, mainly because it sticks out like a glossy black sore thumb, is the central multimedia cluster. While I find the R-Link system itself easy to use and well presented, the way in which it’s mounted in the Clio RS feels out of place, and its surface is a haven for fingerprints and dust. At least the Clio is still living up to my expectations as a versatile supermini. It regularly carries four adults in comfort, and here the addition of rear doors has proved to be a real bonus. On rare occasions I’ve even carried five over short First a kerb scrape, then a puncture. It never rains… distances, and there have

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Renaultsport finetuned the suspension just for jobs like this been no complaints then, either. I’m also impressed with the Clio’s boot. A colleague recently gave the RS the ultimate storage test by using it to transport his dismantled kitchen. The 1146-litre load bay (with the rear seats down) came in handy, even if it’s some way behind the 1225-litre maximum offered by a Kia Procee’d GT. It should also be noted that time has done nothing to improve my feelings towards the R-Sound Effect system. It was fun at first, emitting the noise of a Nissan GT-R or an old V6 Clio into the cabin. The trouble is that although the sounds of those vehicles are matched to the RS’s revs, they’re not perfectly in time and there’s a noticeable delay. It’s fine for 10 minutes to imagine you’re driving an old Gordini racer, but for the majority of the time I leave it turned off. darren.moss@autocar.co.uk

Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo EDC Lux Price £19,995 Price ast tested £22,055 Economy 33.0mpg Faults Intermittent ESC warning light Expenses None Last seen 5.3.14

Mileage 9118 Last seen 2.4.14 There’s a button on the centre console with a steering wheel and the word ‘City’ on it. Press it and the steering becomes even lighter at low speeds. I’ve never been convinced by systems like this. Much better is the button directly below it, for the heated steering wheel. As cold mornings remain into spring, it’s a button that keeps on giving. MT

Morgan Plus 8 Mileage 12,123 Last seen 26.3.14 The Plus 8 is shorter and narrower than a Ford Focus, yet because of the restricted visibility and the width of its sills, I’m nervous of slotting it in to tight spaces. I’ve got a modern house with a small garage, complete with clutter. Would the Plus 8 fit? Yes, just. Given how beneficial it is to garage this car, it’s worth getting the tape measure out before you buy. JH

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DEALS ENGINE

Bargain new and used motors CHASSIS

The V8 engine’s capacity changed from 4.5 litres to 5.4 litres during the 928’s 17-year production. Those of 4.7 litres and above are ‘interference’ engines, making cambelt changes crucial, at a cost of £650 (including a new water pump). Power output varied from 240bhp to 350bhp, the very fastest being able to reach 60mph in less than six seconds and attain a 168mph top speed.

The suspension is very robust. Only the front upper wishbone bushes give any trouble (£177 a side to replace them). Original Porsche dampers are expensive, but gas-filled replacements can be had for about £800.

TRANSMISSION

The three-speed and four-speed automatics are Mercedes-Benz units and require little more than a fluid and filter change for about £65. Early five-speed manuals can be reluctant to shift, the synchros being weak.

BRAKES

Rear brakes can seize through lack of use. Higher-performance models from 1986 gained Brembo brakes, which need attention to the sliders to prevent binding due to corrosion build-up. ABS was offered from 1984.

PORSCHE 928 FROM £3500

A less risky business The Porsche 928 needn’t be a risky buy or prohibitively expensive to run. Kyle Fortune reveals why orsche: there is no substitute. Not my words, but those said by a young Tom Cruise in Risky Business, the 1983 film in which the Porsche 928 was central to the plot. Risky Business may have helped nudge the young actor on his way towards Hollywood’s A-list, but the real star was the 928. In the late 1970s, Porsche wanted a new model to slot above and potentially replace its 911. We all know how that went: the 911 is still on sale today and the 928 ended production in 1995. But the big V8 coupé was certainly no failure, especially if you ask anyone who has ever driven one. During the car’s 17 years on sale, Porsche built 61,056 examples, of which

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17,669 were the standard 928, 8315 the S variant and 14,347 the S2. A further 17,894 were made up of the S4, GT, GTS and the rare, lighter Clubsport. Of the total production, some 2600 cars found buyers in the UK. The 928 remains the only sports car to have won the European Car of the Year award — something that it achieved in 1978. During its life, the 928’s V8 engine increased from 4.5 litres through 4.7 and 5.0 to 5.4 litres, its output growing with each capacity change from 240bhp to a final 350bhp. Autocar’s first test of the 928 in October 1978 recorded a 0-60mph time of 8.0sec and the last GTS was quoted at 5.4sec, with a 168mph top speed. Wolfgang Möbius styled the car

under guidance from Anatole Lapine, and the shape still looks fresh today. The 928 was the first car to feature fully integrated, body-coloured polyurethane bumpers. Autocar noted in its original test that plain matt black bumpers might be less trouble, but Porsche ignored that request. Indeed, the car’s looks changed only moderately in its life, with the arrival of some aerodynamic additions, revised rear lights and front indicators/driving lights, new mirrors and rubbing strips along its flanks. Even so, the final S4, GT and GTS, with their big rear wing, reprofiled lights and rubbing strip, are still immediately recognisable. The interior may look fairly normal today, but it was unusual when the 928

was launched. Details such as the high centre console, instruments that moved with the wheel and an air-conditioned glovebox weren’t necessarily new ideas, but the 928’s overall interior design was something of a benchmark that still resonates today. “They were complicated cars for their day,” says Paul Anderson from Porsche 928 Spares (01453 299363, nixsoft-consulting.co.uk/928spares). Anderson is something of a legend in 928 circles, his business arising from his first 928 automatic breaking down on the way home. To repair it, he bought a manual car, which he subsequently used to convert the broken auto into a manual. That was about 20 years ago, and since then he’s spent pretty much


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CABIN

The 928 is billed as a GT with four seats. The rears are tight and for occasional use only, although the sizeable boot and the ability to fold and lock the rear seats does make it a surprisingly useful car.

Don’t worry: they don’t all have this chequered trim

What to look out for Make sure that the flex plate on the four-speed automatic (1984 onwards) has been regularly checked. It can migrate down the torque tube, spin the thrust bearings and destroy the engine. The V8 can drop on its hydraulic engine mounts. This is obvious to spot by a harsh vibration at about 3000rpm. If it needs fixing, you’ll need about £720 and it’s worth changing the sump gasket at the same time.

WHEELS, TYRES AND BODYWORK

Rear tyres are sometimes tricky to find because they’re produced in batch runs to fulfil demand. Even so, tyres shouldn’t cost much more than £100 a corner. The bodywork is a combination of a steel monocoque with aluminium panels.

It’s not unusual for early manual gearboxes to have a reluctant shift action, although a heavy clutch can be the result of a broken clutch return spring. Autos need a fluid change and new filter every 60,000 miles. Any reluctance to rev is likely to be the result of a low mixture caused by problems with the mass airflow meter. Should it completely fail, the car will go into limp-home mode. Corrosion is apparent on later cars, particularly around the lower sills, where trim parts collect water. Inner and outer sills can be rotten, taking about a day per side to repair.

The 928 remains the only sports car to have won the European Car of the Year award, which it achieved in 1978 every minute underneath the bonnet of Porsche’s brawny GT. “It’s a strong car,” says Anderson, although he adds that they need specialist attention. As a minimum, look to spend about £1500 a year keeping one in good condition if you’re happy to do a few jobs yourself. If not, factor in another £500. And bank anything that you don’t spend one year for the next year, Anderson quips, because you’ll inevitably need it soon. Running a 928 won’t break you if you’re sensible, but neither will it be a cheap car to run.

Because the 928 is a big GT with four seats and a decent boot, many of Anderson’s customers use them as daily drivers, racking up big mileages. They’ll do them, too, if properly maintained. A large service, all fluids, filters, plugs and an exhaustive check should be about £600. A cambelt is needed every five years, at a cost of about £650, including a new water pump. Prices for 928s vary wildly from a few thousand pounds to tens of thousands for the very best examples. Anderson says he has seen excellent cars ◊

Expect big bills if you skimp on the servicing

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ONES WE FOUND

Price £3550 (1986, 101,681 miles) Porsche 928 S automatic with road tax and MOT. Said by the seller to drive well and be cosmetically good. Black leather interior. Inspections welcome. Call 07834 101345

Δ bought by customers for just a few thousand, but it’s unusual. The 928 has a reputation for being an expensive and fairly unreliable machine — something that’s not entirely deserved with proper maintenance. A lot of that centres around the ECU and mass airflow meter (MAF), both of which can be economically repaired by specialist JDS Porsche (jdsporsche.com). They’re known to leak, too, particularly around the rear hatch, where, Anderson says, the top seal rolls over itself and lets water into the cabin. If it’s not getting in there, it’s possible that it’s coming in through the window seal, which, like the hatch seal, is a relatively easy replacement. With the

battery in the boot, water ingress can cause issues. That back window will come out fairly easily, but the front one is more problematic. Anderson says screens are becoming difficult to come by and cost about £800 if you can find one. Which 928 to go for, though? There’s certainly a good selection of models. The earliest cars are the best built, says Anderson, who adds that corrosion doesn’t seem to affect them as much, either. Five-speed manuals are comparatively uncommon and accounted for only 20 per cent of all 928s when new. Anderson likes the 5.0-litre, 330bhp 928 GT, which was available only with a manual ’box, firmer

suspension and wider wheels, although he equally enjoys the automatics — either a three-speeder on the earlier cars or a four-speeder from 1984. As for looks, some prefer the purity of the earliest cars, although the faired rear lights of the later cars and cleaner front bumper/lights are appealing, too. The intricacies of different models are extensive, but the extremely useful 928.org.uk gives a very detailed breakdown of the minutiae between them. Buyers are now really waking up the 928’s qualities, and prices are rising accordingly. Anderson admits that he has never advised it before, but says: “If you’re looking to buy, now’s the time to do so, before the prices get too high.” L

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The 928 does things that supercars do, yet it also does things that no supercar ever could

Price £5995 (1989, 116,516 miles) Porsche 928 S4 automatic in black. Good service history. With current owner for past nine years. MOT until September. Good condition and smart black leather interior. Call 0113 427 2462

Price £7995 (1983, 77,363 miles) Comparatively low-mileage manual 928 with full service history. £15k spent on a comprehensive overhaul over the past 18 months. Minor cosmetic work needed. Call 01483 339817

Design and engineering The 928 is the first front-engined design from Porsche. The engine is an all-aluminium V8 with one toothed-belt-driven overhead camshaft per bank. Suspension is conventional up front, with double wishbones. At the rear, a form of double wishbone is used, too.

Interior We cannot think of anyone else who pivots not just the steering column but also the entire instrument binnacle. Controls all work well and there is well padded leather and velour upholstery, but opinions varied about the trim with the crazy chessboard pattern. It is surprisingly comfortable curled up in the back seat.

Buying and owning Performance From a standstill on a dry, well surfaced road, there is no wheelspin; the car just takes off to reach 50mph in 6.3sec, 60mph in 8.0sec, 90mph and the quarter mile in 16.2sec and 100mph in 20.1sec. It is almost perfectly geared for maximum speed, the 138mph recorded on the Continent in perfect conditions corresponding to 5400rpm.

Price £16,750 (1988, 41,000 miles) S4 auto in metallic silver with twotone blue and cream leather interior. Low mileage and in original and firstclass condition. Electric sunroof, air conditioning and full service history. Call 01274 561098

Boot space is generous, and you can fold the rear seats individually. The 928 combines performance, practicality and the safest of road manners to a degree unmatched by any other supercar. The gentler-footed should get up to 18mpg.

Verdict You could call the 928 a grown-up supercar.

Ride and handling

Porsche 928

The 928’s natural attitude ultimately is understeer, accompanied by tolerable roll. It is possible to break the back away if you lift off in a bend, but you’ve got to be going very quickly and even the resulting wriggle is easily caught. It is remarkable how well the car rides.

Years produced 1978-1995 Total made 61,056 Price £19,594 Engine V8, 4474cc, petrol Power 240bhp at 5500rpm Torque 257lb ft at 3600rpm 0-60mph 8.0sec 0-100mph 20.1sec Top speed 138mph Fuel economy 14.6mpg

Price £24,995 (1994, 75,000 miles) Huge history file. Red body with light grey leather interior, air conditioning, electric sunroof and almost all MOTs. £5k spent in the past 18 months. Call 01905 670547

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James Ruppert Used car bargains

Why MPVs don’t have to be square A micro-MPV can provide a fresh alternative to the usual big, boring ones he trouble with people carriers is that they are mostly big, ugly, van-like things. Not only that, but you also look pretty daft when travelling in them and you’re just one or two up, especially if you don’t have rear window tints. However, shrink an MPV in the wash and suddenly it comes across all Japanese Kaizen-class cute. Yes, I’m talking about those micro-MPVs, such as the Kia Soul and Nissan Cube. The Cube has been around since 1988, when it really was very cuboid and a Japan-only product. The edges were rounded off in 2002 and for a time it was a fairly popular import, but official UK Cubes date from 2010 to, er, 2010. The Cube works well as a shifter of

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Cubes may be cute but they’re not cheap. You’ll pay £3k for a 2000 import

people and stuff, thanks to its folding/sliding rear seats. You really can get anything on board, including that most difficult of loads: bicycles. Now, Cubes may be cute but they’re not cheap. You’ll pay £3000 for an early 2000 import, but the specialist importers start at £4995. Those cars will have alloys and body stripes and, being imports, a CVT gearbox, too. Top money for an official 2010 1.6-litre petrol at your car supermarket is £8000, whereas one from a Nissan dealer with a ‘Cared4’ check will be £8495. As for the Nissan UK-supplied, notquite-as-cute Cubes, well, those will be around £6000-plus. The spec is good, but there are cheaper alternatives. Roll forward, then, the Kia Soul. It really isn’t as lovable or as cute as the Cube, but a 2009 1.6 car starts at £3000 or so. Kia tried to do a Mini by having

funky-sounding trim designations, such as Samba and Shaker, but essentially you had 1 and 2. The 1 was astoundingly comprehensive and came with six airbags, air-con and split/fold seats, while 2 added alloys and metallic paint. So the going rate for a 2010 Soul 2 1.6-litre petrol is £5999, but shop around and you can find 2009 examples for £5500. Or somewhere in the middle of that is a 1.6 CRDi. And then there’s the Daihatsu

Materia that everyone forgets about. It looks like the love child of a late Cube and an early Soul, and they’re superreliable. There are some at just over £3000, but the going rate is around £4000 for a 2008 petrol. So there you have it: proof that people carriers don’t have to be big, boring and expensive. For more used car advice, go to jamesruppert.com

Three that caught my eye

Low-mileage Cube for £5k Get Soul for only £6k This is a top-of-the-range 2002 Cube 1.4 EX model, The Kia Soul still looks box-fresh today, thanks

Materia is a cuboid bargain Beggars can’t be choosers with the Daihatsu

which comes with a digital touchscreen, DVD/ sat-nav and Bluetooth and has only 46,000 miles on the clock. It’s an import, though, so it only has a partial service history. The dealer is asking £4995. Call 0845 229 7945

Materia, as there are too few on the market. This 2008 1.5-litre petrol offers plenty of space and has 42,000 miles on the clock, 12 months’ MOT and tax until June. The dealer wants £3895. Call 01704 873083

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to its timeless design. We found this immaculate 2010 1.6-litre example in ‘2’ spec with all the kit. It has done just 28,000 miles and comes with some service history. The dealer wants £5994. Call 01252 317700


Don’t like those? Try these...

Suzuki Ignis for those on a budget

Quirky Cube is practical thanks to its dimensions

THE MK2 SUZUKI Ignis offers almost the same amount of practicality as the newer Kaizen-class micro-MPVs, but at a fraction of the cost. The Ignis made its debut in 1999 at the Tokyo motor show under Chevrolet Cruze badging, where it would be for four more years until it would find its way to Europe with a Suzuki nameplate. Buyers only got the choice of three engines: 1.3 and 1.5-litre petrols and a 1.3-litre diesel. The Ignis can be

a useful workhorse, with its higher ground clearance and four-wheel drive available in 1.5-litre form. The two-wheel-drive models were only available with an automatic gearbox, which has been known to fail at a cost of over £3000 to replace it. Still, you can get yourself a tidy 2003 Suzuki Ignis 1.3 GL petrol, with electric windows, CD player, 85,000 miles on the clock and nine months’ MOT, for around £1300.

Left-field Urban Cruiser starts at £6k And another thing… COMPLEX ELECTRONICS ARE making cars more prone to expensive breakdowns, according to Warranty Direct. The average cost of repairing failures caused by electrical gremlins has increased by nearly a third (32 per cent) over the past five years to £300, but can rise as high as £2804. Relays and alternators are the most likely components to break, but newer electronic innovations, such as parking sensors, are typically among the many faults reported.

THE TOYOTA URBAN Cruiser is another chunky and peculiar-looking micro-MPV that’s a rare sight in the UK. Just two models were made for this country: a 1.3-litre petrol variant, which comes with front-wheel drive only, and a 1.4-litre diesel that comes

with Toyota’s Active Torque Control four-wheel drive system. Ride and refinement are acceptable and the four-wheel-drive version feels the more competent of the two. Despite its strong appearance, the Urban Cruiser only scored a three-star NCAP safety rating. Other things to look out for are clutches and flywheels that can have a short lifespan, due to high gear ratios. Early, leggy examples kick off at £6000, but we found a clean 2010 1.4 D-4D in a high spec with just 48,000 miles on the clock and a full MOT and HPI report for £8500.

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Lewis Kingston New vs used

NEW: £38,190 USED: £39,995

Power 355bhp Torque 332lb ft 0-62mph 4.6sec Top speed 155mph Economy 40.9mpg

Power 473bhp Torque 434lb ft 0-62mph 3.8sec Top speed 193mph Economy 22.8mpg

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Nissan GT-R Premium-brand German mega-hatch or tech-laden Japanese super-coupé?

WHAT IS IT?

The A45 AMG is the most powerful production hot hatch currently on sale and the halo model for Mercedes’ A-class line-up. Its 2.0-litre turbocharged four-pot makes 355bhp and is mated to a sevenspeed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and a sophisticated part-time all-wheel drive system. The A45 can hit 62mph from rest in 4.6sec.

Nissan’s GT-R is the giant-killing Japanese supercar that was launched here in 2009 and has since smashed every challenge we’ve put before it. Costing £56,795 new, pre-2011 cars are powered by a 473bhp 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6. Pay £39,000 or so for an unmolested 2010 car with 35,000 miles on the clock.

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE?

Few cars can keep up with, let alone match, an A45 AMG for real-world A-to-B pace. Grip and traction are astonishing, there’s a wallop of mid-range torque and the Mercedes boasts a combination of polished damping, responsiveness and agility you simply don’t expect from a hot hatch. The engine note lacks character, however, and the gearbox can be somewhat dim-witted at times.

Ballistically fast and capable. The GT-R’s power, clever torque-shuffling differentials and all-wheel drive are mated to a dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which means you’ll find yourself doing licence-losing speeds all too easily. For a 1740kg car, the brakes are astonishing. Traction is otherworldly, but even in Comfort mode the ride is still harsh on UK roads.

WHAT’S IT LIKE INSIDE?

More spacious and comfortable than you might think. The interior is lined with genuine AMG goodies, including Alcantara sports seats, and carbonfibre-effect dash trim, while red stitching and aluminium pedals highlight the car’s sporting intentions. It all adds up to a package that just about justifies the A45 AMG’s hefty asking price.

The quality of the materials is still sub-par considering how much the GT-R cost when new. However, cabin finish, allied to the vast array of switches and digital, is in keeping with the GT-R’s character — that of technological tour de force over European panache. While the GT-R is a four-seater, only small children will fit in the back comfortably, but it does at least have a boot of a decent size.

WHERE’S MY MONEY GOING?

You’re buying a flagship Mercedes A-class, so while it’ll hold its value better than most rivals, it won’t be immune to depreciation. Running costs and servicing will be reasonable for the performance, but you’ll do well to get near the claimed economy figure of 40mpg.

Into a car that has always punched at least three times higher than its price bracket. Values for pre-2011 GT-Rs have stabilised lately and residuals should remain solid. The GT-R has a big appetite for consumables, while servicing is needed every six months or 6000 miles.

WHY SHOULD I BUY ONE?

It’s a proper point-to-point weapon and one of the finest automotive examples of having your cake and eating it while still offering a reasonable level of day-today practicality. The A45 AMG has moved the hot hatch genre into a whole new territory with its class-leading power and pace. Just go steady on the options list or the total cost of the car could equate to two Ford Focus STs. .

The GT-R puts forward a strong case for being the greatest-value performance car on sale. It’s a car that manages to keep rivals — even those that cost up to three times as much — incredibly honest and can even beat them on a track. A GT-R might not worm its way into your affections on a test drive, but over time it will get under your skin.

AND THE WINNER IS… USED The Mercedes offers more practicality and a classier cabin and is still blisteringly quick, but the GT-R’s savage performance is too addictive to ignore. The GT-R also offers a more interesting aural note than the A45 AMG and has more character, too. WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? Let us know at autocar.co.uk/facebook

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ABARTH 500 3dr hatch Good value hot hatch. In Esseesse trim it’s great fun to drive AAABC 1.4 T-Jet £14205 133 155 26 500 CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Open-top hot hatch; has a softer ride than the tin-top car AAABC 1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet £16005 133 155 27 PUNTO EVO 3dr hatch Scorpion-badged Punto is fun, but not the most focused hot hatch AAACC 1.4 Turbo M’Air £16857 161 142 30

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BCCCC 20-35% Appalling. Massively significant failings.

ACCCC 35-50% Very poor. Fails to meet any ABCCC AACCC AABCC AAACC AAABC AAAAC AAAAB AAAAA

accepted class boundaries. 50-60% Poor. Within acceptable class boundaries in a few areas. Still not recommendable. 60-65% Off the pace. Below average in nearly all areas. 65-70% Acceptable. About average in key areas, but disappoints. 70-75% Competent. Above average in some areas, average in others. Outstanding in none. 75-80% Good. Competitive in key areas. 80-85% Very good. Very competitive in key areas, competitive in secondary respects. 85-92% Excellent. Near class leading in key areas, and in some ways outstanding. >93% Brilliant, unsurpassed. All but flawless.

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ALFA ROMEO MITO 3dr hatch Classy, well equipped and cheap. No dynamic benchmark AAABC 0.9 TB Twinair 105 Sprint £14350 103 98 13 0.9 TB Twinair 85 Distinctive £15550 103 98 13 0.9 TB Twinair 85 Sportiva £16300 103 98 13 1.4 135 M’Air Distinctive £16450 133 129 19 1.4 135 Multiair Sportiva £17200 133 129 20 1.4 170 M’Air Q’Verde £18995 168 139 26 1.3 JTDm-2 85 Sprint £14895 94 90 11 1.3 JTDm-2 85 Distinctive £16135 94 90 11 1.6 JTDm-2 120 D’tive S-S £17300 118 114 19 1.6 JTDm-2 120 Sportiva S-S £18050 118 114 20 GIULIETTA 5dr hatch Stylish, rewarding family hatch. A new era for Alfa AAAAC 1.4 TB 120 Turismo £17765 118 149 16 1.4 TB 120 Lusso £19015 118 149 16 1.4 TB 120 Veloce £20315 118 149 16 1.4 TB Multiair 170 Lusso £20515 168 134 23 1.4 TB Multiair 170 Lusso TCT £21855 168 121 23 1.4 TB MultiAir 170 Vel. £21815 168 134 23 1.4 TB Multiair 170 Veloce TCT £23155 168 121 23 1.4 TB Multiair 170 Sportiva £23675 168 134 23 1750 TBi Cloverleaf £25530 232 177 31 1.6 JTDM 105 Turismo £18700 103 114 16 1.6 JTDM 105 Lusso £19950 103 114 16 1.6 JTDM 105 Veloce £21250 103 114 16 1.6 JTDM 105 Sportiva £23110 103 114 16 2.0 JTDm 140 Lusso £21250 138 119 20 2.0 JTDm 140 Veloce £22550 138 119 20 2.0 JTDm 140 Sportiva £24410 138 119 20 2.0 JTDM 170 Lusso £22150 168 124 25 2.0 JTDM 170 Lusso TCT £23550 168 119 25 2.0 JTDM 170 Veloce £23450 168 124 25 2.0 JTDM 170 Veloce TCT £24800 168 119 25 2.0 JTDM 170 Sportiva £25310 168 124 25 4C 2dr coupé A singular statement. Flawed, perhaps, but the best current Alfa by miles AAAAB 1.75T £45000 237 - 50 ALPINA B3 2dr coupé Rapid, usable and cheaper alternative to an M3 AAAAC 3.0 S Biturbo £51350 394 224 B3 4dr saloon Rapid, usable and cheaper alternative to an M3 AAABC 3.0 S Biturbo £50350 394 224 B3 CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Rapid, usable, cheaper alternative to an M3. AAABC 3.0 S Biturbo £56450 394 225 B3 TOURING 5dr estate Rapid, usable and cheaper alternative to an M3. AAABC 3.0 S Biturbo £51350 394 225 B5 4dr saloon Huge pace, but let down by uninvolving dynamics AAACC B5 Biturbo £71950 507 252 B5 Biturbo £71950 500 252 B5 TOURING 5dr estate Huge pace, but let down by uninvolving dynamics AAACC B5 Biturbo £71950 500 255 B7 4dr saloon Makes sense on an autobahn but not for the UK AAACC 4.4 V8 Switch-tronic £95850 500 282 4.4 V8 Switch-tronic LWB £98850 500 282 D3 4dr saloon Precise dynamics with added Alpina kudos and a great engine AAAAC 3.0D Biturbo £46950 345 139 50 D5 4dr saloon Rapid, usable and cheaper alternative to an M5 AAAAC 3.0 Bi-Turbo £55950 340 155 XD3 5dr 4x4 Alpina’s first SUV is a triumph. Hugely AAAAB fast, capable and desirable 3.0 XD3 £54950 345 - 49 ARIEL ATOM 0dr open Superbike fast track mentalism. As exhilarating as cars get AAAAC 245 £29321 245 300 £34319 300 V8 £150000 500 3 Mugen £49740 270 -

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ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE 4dr saloon Four-door Aston is more practical, but just as charming AAAAC 5.9 V12 S £149995 550 355 VANTAGE 2dr coupé Stunning Brit sports car. V12 is AAAAC a new benchmark for Aston 4.7 V8 N420 £96995 420 328 4.7 V8 £84995 420 299 4.7 V8 S £99995 430 299 5.9 V12 £135000 510 388 VANTAGE ROADSTER 2dr open Drop-top suits AAAAC the Vantage’s relaxed nature 4.7 V8 £98995 420 299 4.7 V8 S £110700 430 299 5.9 V12 £150000 510 388 DB9 VOLANTE 2dr open Facelift a big improvement dynamically AAACC 5.9 V12 £141995 470 333 DB9 2dr coupé Enchanting looks, but ride is choppy. Manual the best AAACC 5.9 V12 £131995 470 333 VANQUISH 2dr coupé A British supercar for British roads. Looks the business, too AAAAC 5.9 V12 £189995 565 335 AUDI

A1 3dr hatch Audi’s answer to the Mini. Fun and refined AAAAC £18450 84 118 12 £18860 121 124 18 £19510 103 99 16 £14115 84 118 9 £15955 84 118 9 £17500 84 118 9 1.4 TFSI 122 Sport £16365 121 124 15 1.4 TFSI 122 Sport auto £17815 121 119 15 1.4 TFSI 122 S line £17910 121 124 16 1.4 TFSI 122 S line auto £19360 121 122 16 1.4 TFSI 140 Sport ACT £17215 138 109 21 1.4 TFSI 140 S line ACT £18760 138 109 21 1.4 TFSI 140 Black Edition ACT £20010 138 109 22 1.4 TFSI 185 S line auto £21415 182 139 28 1.4 TFSI 185 Black Edition aut £22665 121 139 28 2.0 TFSI 231 S1 £24900 228 162 1.6 TDI 105 SE £15175 103 99 14 1.6 TDI 105 Sport £17015 103 99 14 1.6 TDI 105 S line £18560 103 99 15 2.0 TDI 143 Sport £18640 141 108 21 2.0 TDI 143 S line £20185 141 108 21 2.0 TDI 143 Black Edition £21435 141 108 21 A1 5dr sportback Rear doors add convenience to an attractive package AAAAC 1.2 TFSI 86 S line Style Editi £19070 84 118 12 1.4 TFSI 122 S line Style Edit £19480 121 126 18 1.4 TFSI 140 Black Edition ACT £20630 138 113 22 1.4 TFSI 140 S line ACT £19380 138 113 21 1.4 TFSI 140 Sport ACT £17835 138 109 21 1.4 TFSI 185 Black Edition £23285 182 139 29 1.6 TDI 105 S line Style Editi £20130 103 99 16 2.0 TDI 143 Black Edition £22055 141 108 22 1.2 TFSI 86 SE £14735 84 118 9 1.2 TFSI 86 Sport £16575 84 118 9 1.2 TFSI 86 S line £18120 84 118 9 1.4 TFSI 122 Sport £16985 121 126 15 1.4 TFSI 122 S line £18530 121 126 16 1.4 TFSI 185 S line £22035 182 139 28 2.0 TFSI 231 S1 £25630 228 162 1.6 TDI 105 SE £15795 103 99 14 1.6 TDI 105 Sport £17635 103 99 14 1.6 TDI 105 S line £19180 103 99 15 2.0 TDI 143 Sport £19260 141 108 21 2.0 TDI 143 S line £20805 141 108 21 A3 3dr hatch Classy interior, stable handling and good engines. Second only to the Golf AAAAC 1.2 TFSI 105 SE £18280 103 114 14 2.0 TDI 184 quattro S line £29435 148 125 26 2.0 TDI 184 quattro Sport £27285 148 125 26 2.0 TDI 184 S line £26525 148 108 28 2.0 TDI 184 Sport £24375 148 108 27 2.0 TFSI 300 quattro S3 £30640 296 162 36 1.2 TFSI 105 Sport £19505 103 114 14 1.2 TFSI 105 S line £21655 103 114 15 1.4 TFSI 122 SE £19580 120 120 16 1.4 TFSI 122 Sport £20805 120 120 16 1.4 TFSI 122 S line £22955 120 120 16 1.4 TFSI 140 SE ACT £20430 138 109 21 1.4 TFSI 140 Sport ACT £21655 138 109 21 1.2 TFSI 86 S line Style Edit 1.4 TFSI 122 S Line Style Edit 1.6 TDI 105 S line Style Editi 1.2 TFSI 86 SE 1.2 TFSI 86 Sport 1.2 TFSI 86 S line

1.4 TFSI 140 S line ACT £23805 138 109 21 1.8 TFSI 180 Sport £23430 178 135 23 1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport £26390 178 152 25 1.8 TFSI 180 S line £25580 178 135 24 1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line £28540 178 152 25 1.6 TDI 105 SE £20530 104 99 15 1.6 TDI 105 Sport £21755 104 99 15 1.6 TDI 105 S line £23905 104 99 16 2.0 TDI 150 SE £21880 148 106 21 2.0 TDI 150 Sport £23105 148 106 21 2.0 TDI 150 S line £25255 148 106 21 A3 4dr saloon All the A3’s standard attributes in a AAAAC saloon body. Great looking 1.4 TFSI 140 ACT Sport £22825 138 111 21 1.6 TDI 105 S line £25075 104 99 15 1.6 TDI 105 Sport £22925 104 99 15 1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line £29710 178 152 24 1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport £27560 178 152 24 1.8 TFSI 180 Sport £24600 178 135 23 2.0 TDI 150 Sport £24275 148 107 21 1.4 TFSI 140 ACT S line £24975 138 111 21 1.8 TFSI 180 S line £26750 178 135 24 2.0 TDI 150 S line £26425 148 107 21 A3 5dr sportback Classy interior, stable handling and good engines. Second only to the Golf AAAAC 1.4 TFSI 122 S line £23575 120 123 16 1.4 TFSI 122 Sport £21425 120 123 16 1.6 TDI 105 S line £24525 104 99 17 1.6 TDI 105 SE £21150 104 99 16 1.6 TDI 105 Sport £22375 104 99 15 1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line £29160 178 152 25 1.8 TFSI 180 S line £26200 178 135 24 1.8 TFSI 180 Sport £24050 178 135 23 2.0 TDI 150 S line £25875 148 108 21 2.0 TDI 150 SE £22500 148 108 21 2.0 TDI 150 Sport £23725 148 108 21 2.0 TDI 184 quattro S line £30055 175 129 26 2.0 TFSI 300 quattro S3 £31260 296 162 36 1.2 TFSI 105 SE £18900 103 114 14 1.2 TFSI 105 Sport £20125 103 114 14 1.2 TFSI 105 S line £22275 103 114 15 1.4 TFSI 122 SE £20200 120 123 16 1.4 TFSI 140 SE ACT £21050 138 112 21 1.4 TFSI 140 Sport ACT £22275 138 112 21 1.4 TFSI 140 S line ACT £24425 138 112 21 1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport £27010 178 152 25 2.0 TDI 184 Sport £24995 175 110 27 2.0 TDI 184 quattro Sport £27905 175 129 26 2.0 TDI 184 S line £27145 175 110 28 A3 CABRIOLET 2dr open A measured success, but the usual sacrifices make it fun free AAAAC 1.4 TFSI 140 S line £29165 138 114 23 1.4 TFSI 140 S line ACT £29165 138 114 23 1.4 TFSI 140 SE £25790 138 114 22 1.4 TFSI 140 SE ACT £25790 138 114 22 1.4 TFSI 140 Sport £27015 138 114 23 1.4 TFSI 140 Sport ACT £27015 138 114 23 1.8 TFSI 180 S line £32420 178 133 29 1.8 TFSI 180 Sport £30270 178 133 29 2.0 TDI 150 S line £30615 148 110 25 2.0 TDI 150 SE £27240 148 110 24 2.0 TDI 150 Sport £28465 148 110 25 A4 4dr saloon Offset pedals and unsettled ride AAACC disappoint. Still competent 2.0 TDI 150 Black Edition £30585 148 127 27 2.0 TDI 150 S line £29510 148 127 27 2.0 TDI 150 SE £28435 148 127 27 2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik £29435 148 127 27 2.0 TDI 177 SE Technik £28900 175 120 27 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi £34850 222 155 24 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line £33775 222 155 24 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE £31220 222 155 24 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE Techni £32220 222 155 24 1.8 TFSI 120 SE £23960 118 151 19 1.8 TFSI 120 SE Technik £24960 118 151 19 1.8 TFSI 120 S line £26515 118 151 20 1.8 TFSI 120 Black Edition £27590 118 151 20 1.8 TFSI 170 SE £25575 168 134 25 1.8 TFSI 170 SE Technik £26575 168 134 24 1.8 TFSI 170 S line £28130 168 134 26 1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition £29205 168 134 26 3.0 V6 333 S4 £39020 328 190 36 3.0 V6 333 S4 Black Edition £40095 328 190 36 2.0 TDIe 136 SE Technik £27880 134 112 23 2.0 TDIe 136 SE £26880 134 112 23 2.0 TDI 177 S line £30455 175 120 27 2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition £31530 175 120 28 2.0 TDI quattro 177 SE £29455 175 134 27 2.0 TDI quattro 177 SE Technik £30455 175 134 27 2.0 TDI quattro 177 S line £32010 175 134 27 2.0 TDI quattro 177 Black Edit £33085 175 134 28 3.0 TDI quattro 245 SE £34935 237 149 33

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NEW CARS A-Z 3.0 TDI quattro 245 S line £37490 237 149 33 3.0 TDI quattro 245 Black Edit £38565 237 149 34 A4 AVANT 5dr estate More appealing than the saloon. Still average AAABC 1.8 TFSI 170 SE Technik £27890 158 141 24 2.0 TDI 150 S line £30810 148 124 27 2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik £30735 148 129 27 2.0 TDI 177 SE Technik £30200 175 126 27 2.0 TDI Black Edition £30810 148 124 27 2.0 TDI TDI 150 se £29735 148 126 27 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi £361510 222 159 26 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line £35075 222 159 26 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE £32520 222 159 26 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE Techni £33520 222 159 26 3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line £38825 237 154 34 3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE £36270 237 154 34 3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S4 Blk Ed £41395 328 197 36 1.8 TFSI 120 SE £25260 118 154 19 1.8 TFSI 120 SE Technik £26260 118 154 19 1.8 TFSI 120 S line £27815 118 154 20 1.8 TFSI 120 Black Edition £28890 118 154 20 1.8 TFSI 170 SE £26890 158 141 25 1.8 TFSI 170 S line £29445 158 141 26 1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition £30520 158 141 26 3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S4 £40320 328 197 36 4.2 V8 RS4 £55525 444 249 41 2.0 TDIe 136 SE £28180 134 116 23 2.0 TDIe 136 SE Technik £29180 134 116 23 2.0 TDI 177 S line £31755 175 126 27 2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition £32830 175 126 28 2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE £30755 175 139 27 2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE Technik £31755 175 139 27 2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line £33310 175 139 27 2.0 TDI 177 quattro Black Edit £34385 175 139 28 3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit £39900 237 154 34 A4 ALLROAD 5dr estate Rugged 4x4 A4. Pricey

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2.0 TFSI 225 quattro £33525 222 164 27 2.0 TDI 177 quattro £31810 175 153 27 3.0 TDI V6 245 quattro £37275 242 161 33 A5 5dr sportback Refined four-door coupe, but short on charm or finesse AAABC 1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition £31570 168 136 27 1.8 TFSI 170 SE Technik £29545 168 136 26 2.0 TDI 150 £29750 148 127 27 2.0 TDI 150 Black Edition £34895 148 127 27 2.0 TDI 150 S line £33820 148 127 27 2.0 TDI 150 SE £31520 148 127 27 2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik £32870 148 127 27 2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition £33845 175 120 28 2.0 TDI 177 quattro Black Edit £35495 175 134 28 2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line £34420 175 134 28 2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE £32120 175 134 27 2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE Technik £33470 175 134 27 2.0 TDI 177 SE Technik £31820 175 120 28 2.0 TDIe 136 £28195 138 117 23 2.0 TDIe 136 S line £32265 138 117 24 2.0 TDIe 136 SE £29965 138 117 23 2.0 TDIe 136 SE Technik £31315 138 117 24 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi £36280 222 152 26 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line £35205 222 152 26 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE Techni £34255 222 152 26 2.0TFSI 225 quattro SE £32905 222 152 26 3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition £37445 201 129 30 3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit £40965 242 149 34 3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S5 Black £43670 328 190 40 1.8 TFSI 170 £26425 168 136 26 1.8 TFSI 170 SE £28195 168 136 26 1.8 TFSI 170 S line £30495 168 136 27 3.0 TFSI 333 S5 £42595 328 190 40 2.0 TDI 177 £28700 175 120 27 2.0 TDI 177 SE £30470 175 120 27 2.0 TDI 177 S line £32770 175 120 28 3.0 TDI 204 S line £36370 201 129 30 3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line £39890 242 149 34 A5 2dr coupé High class, good-looking coupe. V8 S5 coupe better than V6 Cab AAAAC 1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition £31820 168 134 27 1.8 TFSI 170 S line £30745 168 134 27 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi £36530 222 152 27 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line £35455 222 152 27 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE £33555 222 134 27 1.8 TFSI 170 SE £28845 168 134 27 3.0 TFSI 333 S5 £43395 328 190 41 3.0 TFSI 333 S5 Black Edition £44470 328 190 42 4.2 V8 RS5 £59350 444 246 45 2.0 TDIe 163 SE £31120 161 115 28 2.0 TDI 177 SE £31120 175 120 28 2.0 TDI 177 S line £33020 175 120 29 2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition £34095 175 120 29 2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE £32770 175 134 28 2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line £34670 175 134 28


2.0 TDI qtro Bl Ed £32455 168 144 32 R8 2dr coupé Usable, but no less involving and dramatic for it. V10 is brutal AAAAB 4.2 FSI 430 V8 £92710 424 332 50 5.2 FSI 525 V10 £113810 518 346 50 5.2 FSI 550 V10 Plus £125810 543 346 50 R8 SPYDER 2dr open Great noise, and loses little of the coupe’s poise AAAAB 4.2 FSI 430 V8 £101360 424 337 50 5.2 FSI 525 V10 £122460 518 349 50 BAC MONO 2dr open An F 22 Raptor for the road. Only better built AAAAB Mono 2.3 £111168 280 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT 2dr coupé A brilliant Audi V8 inspired reboot AAAAC 6.0 W12 GT Speed £151100 616 338 50 4.0 V8 £123850 500 246 50 4.0 V8 S £139000 521 246 50 6.0 W12 £136710 567 385 50 CONTINENTAL GT CONVERTIBLE 2dr open A brilliant Audi V8 inspired reboot AAAAC 4.0 V8 £136250 500 254 50 6.0 W12 Speed £167900 616 347 50 MULSANNE 4dr saloon Effortless and graceful. Great driving position AAABC 6.75 V8 £224700 506 393 FLYING SPUR 4dr saloon A genuine luxury saloon. Superb inside. As it should be AAAAC 6.0 W12 £140900 616 343 6.0 W12 Mulliner £150220 616 343 BMW I3 5dr hatch Superb really, but pricey and not free from the usual electric car practicality issuesAAAAC i3 EV £30680 168 0 21 i3 EV Range Extender £33830 168 13 21 1 SERIES 3dr hatch Measures up on space and comfort now. Still no 3 Series AAAAC 118i M Sport £24385 215 137 22 118i Urban £22940 168 137 22 114i ES £17775 101 127 12 114i SE £18345 101 127 12 114i Sport £19470 101 132 13 114i Urban £19470 101 132 13 116i ES £19325 134 125 17 116i SE £19895 134 125 17 116i Sport £21020 134 131 18 116i M Sport £22465 134 131 18 116i Urban £21020 134 131 18 118i SE £21940 134 132 22 118i Sport £22940 134 137 22 125i M Sport £26020 215 154 30 M135i £30835 315 188 39 114d ES £19410 94 109 14 114d SE £19980 94 109 14 114d Sport £20980 94 112 15 114d Urban £20980 94 112 15 116d ES £20260 114 109 15 116d SE £20830 114 109 15 116d Sport £21830 114 114 16 116d M Sport £23275 114 114 16 116d Urban £21830 114 114 16 116d EfficientDynamics £20830 114 99 15 118d SE £21975 141 109 19 118d Sport £22975 141 115 20 118d M Sport £24420 141 115 20 118d Urban £22975 141 115 20 120d SE £23425 181 114 24 120d Sport £24425 181 119 24 120d M Sport £25870 181 119 24 120d Urban £24425 181 119 24 125d M Sport £27765 215 128 31 1 SERIES 5dr hatch Measures up on space and comfort now. Still no 3 Series AAAAC 114i ES £18305 101 127 12 114i SE £18875 101 127 12 114i Sport £20000 101 132 13 114i Urban £20000 101 132 13 116i ES £19855 134 125 17 116i SE £20425 134 125 17 116i Sport £21550 134 131 18 116i M Sport £22995 134 131 18 116i Urban £21550 134 131 18 118i SE £22470 168 132 22 118i Sport £23470 168 137 22 118i Urban £23470 168 137 22 118i M Sport £24915 168 137 22 125i M Sport £26550 215 154 30

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3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE Executi £61405 247 158 46 2.0 TFSI 245 Hybrid £63500 208 144 42 2.0 TFSI 245 Hybrid L £67465 208 146 43 3.0 TFSI 310 quattro SE Exec £63505 309 183 46 3.0 TFSI 310 quattro Sport Exe £67105 308 183 46 4.0 TFSI 435 quattro SE Exec L £75370 429 216 49 4.0 TFSI 435 quattro Sport Exe £78970 429 216 49 4.0 TFSI 520 S8 £79900 513 225 49 3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE £58800 254 155 46 3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE L £62765 254 158 46 3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE Exec L £65370 247 158 46 3.0 TDI 258 quattro Sport Exec £65005 254 155 46 3.0 TDI 258 quattro Sport Ex L £68970 254 158 47 4.2 TDI 385 quattro SE Exec £72005 380 194 50 4.2 TDI 385 quattro SE Ex L £75970 346 197 50 4.2 TDI 385 quattro Sport Exec £75605 380 194 50 4.2 TDI 385 quattro Sport Ex L £79570 380 197 50 Q3 5dr 4x4 Typically refined and competent, but feels more A3 than SUV AAABC 2.0 TDI 140 quattro S line £29790 138 149 18 2.0 TDI 140 quattro SE £27040 138 149 18 2.0 TDI 177 S line £29300 168 174 20 2.0 TDI 177 SE £26550 168 174 20 2.0 TFSI 170 quattro SE £26735 168 174 20 2.0 TFSI 170 quattro S line £29485 168 174 20 2.0 TFSI 211 quattro SE £29655 208 179 25 2.0 TFSI 211 quattro S line £32405 208 179 25 2.5 TFSI RS £41735 306 206 25 2.0 TDI 140 SE £25595 138 137 18 2.0 TDI 140 S Line £28345 138 137 18 2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE £27980 175 148 21 2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line £30730 175 148 21 Q5 5dr 4x4 Exceptionally good handling for an SUV, but very compromised ride AAAAC 2.0 TFSI 180 quattro S line Pl £35880 178 174 29 2.0 TFSI 180 quattro SE £30980 178 174 28 2.0 TFSI 180 quattro S line £33380 178 174 29 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE £32330 222 174 29 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line £34730 222 174 29 2.0 TFSI 225 q’tro S line Plus £37230 222 174 30 2.0 TDI 150 quattro SE £31245 148 154 21 2.0 TDI 150 quattro S line £33645 148 154 21 2.0 TDI 150 quattro S line Plu £36145 148 154 22 2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE £32220 175 154 24 2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line £34620 175 154 25 2.0 TDI 177 q’ttro S line Plus £37120 175 154 25 3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE £37980 241 169 33 3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line £40380 241 169 34 3.0 TDI 245 q’ttro S line Plus £42880 241 169 34 3.0 BiTDI 313 SQ5 £44055 309 179 41 Q7 5dr 4x4 Seven seat SUV feels its bulk. A BMW X5 or Land Rover is better AAACC 3.0 TDI 204 S line Plus £50045 201 189 37 3.0 TDI 245 S line Plus £51475 237 195 41 4.2 TDI 340 S line Plus £61100 335 242 46 3.0 TDI 204 SE £43885 201 189 35 3.0 TDI 204 S line £45545 237 189 36 3.0 TDI 245 S line £46975 237 195 40 4.2 TDI 340 S line £56600 335 242 45 TT 3dr coupé Clean lines and precise handling make this fun and easy to drive AAAAC 1.8 TFSI 160 Sport £24630 158 149 30 1.8 TFSI 160 S line £24980 158 149 30 2.0 TFSI 211 Sport £27700 208 154 33 2.0 TFSI 211 S line £28050 208 154 33 2.0 TFSI 211 Black Edition £29300 208 154 33 2.0 TFSI 211 qtro sp. auto £30720 208 169 34 2.0 TFSI qtro S-L auto £31070 208 169 34 2.0 TFSI qtro Blk Ed auto £32320 208 169 34 2.0 TFSI 272 quattro S £36045 268 184 38 2.0 TFSI 272 qtro S Blk £37295 268 184 38 2.5 RS quattro £46300 335 209 40 2.5 RS Plus quattro £49385 355 209 41 2.0 TDI 170 quattro Sport £28860 168 139 31 2.0 TDI 170 quattro S line £29210 168 139 32 2.0 TDI qtro Bl Ed £30460 168 139 32 TT ROADSTER 2dr open As above, but with more AAAAC fresh air. Base 1.8 very good 1.8 TFSI 160 Sport £26645 158 152 31 1.8 TFSI 160 S line £26995 158 152 31 2.0 TFSI 211 Sport £29680 208 156 34 2.0 TFSI 211 S line £30030 208 156 34 2.0 TFSI 211 Black Edition £31280 208 156 35 2.0 TFSI 211 qtro Sp. auto £32700 208 172 35 2.0 TFSi 211 qtro SL auto £33050 208 172 35 2.0 TFSI qtro Bl.Ed auto £34300 208 172 37 2.0 TFSI 272 S £38165 268 189 38 2.0 TFSI 272 S Bl.Ed £39415 268 189 38 2.5 RS quattro £48280 335 212 41 2.5 RS Plus quattro £51365 355 212 44 2.0 TDI 170 quattro Sport £30855 168 144 32 2.0 TDI 170 quattro S line £31205 168 144 33

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M135i £31365 315 188 39 114d ES £19940 94 109 14 114d SE £20510 94 109 14 114d Sport £21510 94 112 15 114d Urban £21510 94 112 15 116d ES £20790 114 109 15 116d SE £21360 114 109 15 116d Sport £22360 114 114 16 116d M Sport £23805 114 114 16 116d Urban £22360 114 114 16 116d EfficientDynamics £21360 114 99 15 118d SE £22505 141 109 19 118d Sport £23505 141 115 20 118d M Sport £24950 141 115 20 118d Urban £23505 141 115 20 120d SE £23955 181 114 24 120d xDrive SE £25455 181 123 23 120d Sport £24955 181 119 24 120d M Sport £26400 181 119 24 120d Urban £24955 181 119 24 125d M Sport £28295 215 128 31 2 SERIES 2dr coupé A proper compact coupe now. The M235i is one of the best BMWs period AAAAB 220i SE £25040 215 148 25 220i Sport £26040 215 148 25 220i Modern £26040 215 148 25 220i M Sport £27390 215 148 26 M235i £34250 326 189 39 218d SE £24265 141 119 218d Sport £25265 141 119 218d Modern £25265 141 119 218d M Sport £26615 141 119 220d SE £25865 181 125 25 220d Sport £26865 181 125 25 220d Modern £26865 181 125 25 220d M Sport £28215 181 125 25 3 SERIES 4dr saloon A new standard. Almost flawless in every regard AAAAA 320d EfficientDynamics Busines£30175 161 109 31 320d xDrive SE £30275 181 128 30 320i Efficient Dynamics Busine £27825 168 124 30 325d Luxury £33075 218 129 36 325d M Sport £33575 218 129 36 325d Modern £31575 218 129 35 325d SE £30575 218 129 35 335d xDrive Luxury £41015 313 143 43 335d xDrive M Sport £41515 313 143 43 ActiveHybrid 3 Luxury £43180 306 139 39 ActiveHybrid 3 M Sport £43680 306 139 39 ActiveHybrid 3 SE £40680 306 139 38 316i ES £23550 134 137 23 316i SE £24400 134 137 23 316i Sport £25400 134 137 23 320i Efficient Dynamics £26425 168 124 28 320i SE £26565 181 147 30 320i Sport £27565 181 147 30 320i Modern £27565 181 147 30 320i Luxury £29065 181 147 31 320i M Sport £29565 181 147 31 320i xDrive SE £28100 181 159 30 320i xDrive Sport £29100 181 159 30 320i xDrive Modern £29100 181 159 30 320i xDrive Luxury £30600 181 159 31 320i xDrive M Sport £31100 181 159 31 328i SE £29765 242 149 35 328i Modern £30765 242 149 35 328i Sport £30765 242 149 34 328i Luxury £32265 242 149 36 328i M Sport £32765 242 149 36 335i Modern £35885 302 186 37 335i Luxury £37750 302 186 38 335i M Sport £38250 302 186 38 316d ES £25575 114 118 20 316d SE £26425 114 118 20 316d Sport £27425 114 118 20 318d SE £27675 141 118 24 318d Sport £28675 141 118 24 318d Modern £28675 141 118 24 318d Luxury £30175 141 118 25 318d M Sport £30675 141 118 25 320d Efficient Dynamics £28775 161 109 31 320d SE £28775 181 120 31 320d Sport £29775 181 120 31 320d Modern £29775 181 120 31 320d Luxury £31275 181 120 32 320d M Sport £31775 181 120 32 320d xDrive Sport £31275 181 128 30 320d xDrive Modern £31275 181 128 30 320d xDrive Luxury £32775 181 128 31 320d xDrive M Sport £33275 181 128 31 330d SE £33975 255 129 38 330d Modern £34975 255 129 38

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Ford S-Max

From £22,000 Highly accomplished seven-seater offers sufficient style and driver appeal to raise it above the class norm. AAAAC

Seat Alhambra

From £23,000 The seven-seat Seat is sister car to the Volkswagen Sharan but it’s better value and marginally prettier. AAABC

Volkswagen Sharan

From £24,000 A well styled replacement that is less nimble than its rivals but is nonetheless extremely usable and refined. AAABC

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

From £21,000 Accomplished handling and a versatile interior impress, but the Tourer’s agitated ride lets it down on UK roads. AAABC

Kia Carens

From £17,000 While somewhat smaller than its rivals, the Carens is still a proper seven-seat contender for five-seater money. AAABC

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2.0 TDI 177 quattro Black Edit £35745 175 134 29 3.0 TDI 204 S line £36620 201 129 30 3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition £37695 201 129 30 3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line £40140 242 149 35 3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Ed’ £41215 242 149 35 A5 CABRIOLET 2dr open Appealing. Lower powered, steel sprung trim’s best AAABC 1.8 TFSI 170 S line £34525 168 143 29 1.8 TFSI 170 S line Special Ed £35650 168 143 29 2.0 TDI 150 S line £36355 148 124 29 2.0 TDI 150 S line Special Edi £37480 148 124 29 2.0 TDI 150 SE £33795 148 127 29 2.0 TDI 177 S line Special Edi £37910 175 127 30 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line £40700 222 159 29 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line Sp £41825 222 159 29 2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE £38140 222 159 29 2.0 TFSI 225 S line £37660 222 148 29 2.0 TFSI 225 S line Special Ed £38785 222 148 29 2.0 TFSI 225 SE £35100 222 148 29 3.0 TDI 204 S line Special Edi £41635 201 138 33 3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line Spe £45065 242 154 39 1.8 TFSI 170 SE £31965 168 143 28 3.0 TFSI 333 S5 £46500 328 199 42 4.2 V8 RS5 £68985 444 249 47 2.0 TDI 177 SE £34225 175 127 29 2.0 TDI 177 S line £36785 175 127 30 3.0 TDI 204 S line £40510 201 138 33 3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line £43940 242 154 39 A6 4dr saloon 2.0 TDi very dull. Otherwise a competent saloon AAAAC 2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition £37135 175 129 26 2.0 TFSI 245 Hybrid £43975 245 145 42 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro Black Ed £46670 309 166 39 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro S line £47020 309 166 39 3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition £41735 201 139 30 3.0 TDI 204 quattro Black Edit £40420 201 139 30 3.0 TDI 204 quattro S line £40735 201 139 30 3.0 TDI 204 quattro SE £38385 201 139 30 3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit £41960 242 156 36 4.0 TFSI 420 S6 £54505 414 225 42 2.0 TDI 177 SE £30985 175 129 26 2.0 TDI 177 S line £32835 175 129 27 3.0 TDI 204 SE £35210 201 139 30 3.0 TDI 204 S line £37560 201 139 30 3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE £39960 242 156 36 3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line £42310 242 156 36 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro SE £44670 309 166 38 A6 AVANT 5dr estate A capable stress buster, but not the enthusiasts’ choice AAABC 2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition £37135 175 132 26 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro Black Ed £51195 309 166 39 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro S line £49020 309 166 39 3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition £41735 201 139 30 3.0 TDI 204 qiattro Blacl Edit £44945 201 156 36 3.0 TDI 204 quattro S line £42770 201 156 36 3.0 TDI 204 quattro SE £40420 201 156 36 3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit £46485 242 156 36 4.0 TFSI 560 RS6 £76985 552 229 42 4.0 TFSI 420 S6 £56725 414 226 42 2.0 TDI 177 SE £33110 175 132 26 2.0 TDI 177 S line £34960 175 132 27 3.0 TDI 204 SE £37210 201 139 30 3.0 TDI 204 S line £39560 201 139 30 3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE £41960 242 156 36 3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line £44310 242 156 36 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro SE £46670 309 166 38 A6 ALLROAD 5dr estate Rugged 4x4 A6. Even more pricey AAACC 3.0 TDI 204 quattro £43805 201 159 31 3.0 TDI 245 quattro £45345 241 165 36 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro £50105 308 176 41 A7 SPORTBACK 5dr hatch A good mix of luxury, practicality and driver reward AAAAC 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro Black Ed £56795 309 166 42 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro S line £54445 309 166 42 3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro SE £52655 309 166 42 3.0 TDI 204 £41170 201 135 33 3.0 TDI 204 quattro Black Edit £50580 201 152 36 3.0 TDI 204 quattro S line £48230 201 152 36 3.0 TDI 204 quattro SE £46440 201 152 35 3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit £53150 242 156 41 3.0 TFSI 310 quattro Black Edi £53250 296 190 41 3.0 TFSI 310 quattro SE £49110 296 190 40 3.0 TFSI 310 quattro S line £50900 296 190 41 4.0 TFSI 420 S7 £62330 414 225 43 4.0 TFSI RS7 £83495 552 229 47 3.0 TDI 204 SE £44760 201 135 33 3.0 TDI 204 S line £46550 201 135 34 3.0 TDI 245 SE quattro £49010 242 156 40 3.0 TDI 245 S line quattro £50800 242 156 41 A8 4dr saloon Stylish, comfortable and solid. A convincing exec saloon AAAAC

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330d Luxury £36475 255 129 38 330d M Sport £36975 255 129 38 330d xDrive SE £35600 255 137 40 330d xDrive Modern £36600 255 137 40 330d xDrive Luxury £38100 255 137 41 330d xDrive M Sport £38600 255 137 41 3 SERIES 5dr touring More of the same. Less of a wow factor, but still as good as it gets AAAAB 316i ES £24865 136 143 23 316i SE £25715 136 143 23 316i Sport £26715 136 143 23 320d EfficientDynamics £30075 161 112 31 320d EfficientDynamics Busines£31475 161 112 31 320d Sport £31075 181 125 31 320d xDrive SE £31700 181 133 30 320i SE £27900 181 152 30 320i xDrive Luxury £31900 181 160 31 320i xDrive M Sport £32400 181 160 31 320i xDrive Modern £30400 181 160 30 320i xDrive SE £29400 181 160 30 320i xDrive Sport £30400 181 160 30 325d Luxury £34500 215 134 36 325d M Sport £35000 215 134 36 325d Modern £33000 215 134 35 325d SE £32000 215 134 35 328i SE £31100 242 159 35 328i Sport £32100 242 159 34 330d xDrive SE £36915 255 142 40 335i Luxury £39050 302 189 37 335i M Sport £39550 302 189 38 320i Sport £28900 181 152 30 320i Modern £28900 181 152 30 320i Luxury £30400 181 152 31 320i M Sport £30900 181 152 31 328i Modern £32100 242 159 35 328i Luxury £33600 242 159 36 328i M Sport £34100 242 159 36 316d ES £26875 114 123 20 316d SE £27725 114 123 20 316d Sport £28725 114 123 20 318d SE £28975 141 123 24 318d Sport £29975 141 123 24 318d Modern £29975 141 123 24 318d Luxury £31475 141 123 25 318d M Sport £31975 141 123 25 320d SE £30075 181 125 31 320d Modern £31075 181 125 31 320d Luxury £32575 181 125 32 320d M Sport £33075 181 125 32 320d xDrive Sport £32700 181 133 30 320d xDrive Modern £32700 181 133 30 320d xDrive Luxury £34200 181 133 31 320d xDrive M Sport £34700 181 133 31 330d SE £35400 255 135 38 330d Modern £36400 255 135 38 330d Luxury £37900 255 135 38 330d M Sport £38400 255 135 38 330d xDrive Modern £37915 255 142 40 330d xDrive Luxury £39415 255 142 41 £39915 255 142 41 330d xDrive M Sport 3 SERIES GT 5dr hatch Hatchback practicality meets 3 Series talent. Duller but decent AAAAC 318d M Sport £32825 141 122 25 318d SE £30575 141 119 24 320i M Sport £31450 181 156 31 320i SE £29200 181 153 31 320i xDrive Luxury £32700 181 164 31 320i xDrive M Sport £33060 181 167 31 320i xDrive Modern £31700 181 164 31 320i xDrive SE £30700 181 164 31 320i xDrive Sport £31700 181 164 31 328i SE £32400 242 156 35 320i Sport £30200 181 153 31 320i Luxury £31200 181 153 31 320i Modern £30200 181 153 31 328i Sport £33400 242 156 36 328i Luxury £34400 242 156 36 328i Modern £33400 242 156 36 328i M Sport £34650 242 158 36 335i Luxury £39850 302 188 38 335i M Sport £40100 302 189 38 318d Sport £31575 141 119 24 318d Luxury £32575 141 119 24 318d Modern £31575 141 119 24 320d SE £31675 181 129 30 320d Sport £32675 181 129 30 320d Luxury £33675 181 129 30 320d Modern £32675 181 129 30 320d M Sport £34050 181 131 30 325d SE £33600 215 134 34 325d Modern £34600 215 134 34

325d Luxury £35600 215 134 34 325d M Sport £35850 215 137 34 4 SERIES 2dr coupé More talented GT than brilliant B road steer. Very comely though AAAAC 430d M Sport £40240 255 132 40 420i SE £29420 181 144 30 420i Sport £30920 181 144 30 420i Modern £30920 181 144 30 420i Luxury £31920 181 144 30 420i M Sport £32420 181 147 30 420i xDrive SE £30955 181 159 30 420i xDrive Sport £32455 181 159 30 420i xDrive Modern £32455 181 159 30 420i xDrive Luxury £33455 181 159 31 420i xDrive M Sport £33955 181 162 31 428i SE £32815 242 154 33 428i Sport £34315 242 154 33 428i Modern £34315 242 154 33 428i Luxury £35315 242 154 34 428i M Sport £35815 242 156 34 435i Luxury £41015 302 185 36 435i M Sport £41655 302 189 36 420d SE £31795 181 124 29 420d Sport £33295 181 124 30 420d Modern £33295 181 124 30 420d Luxury £34295 181 124 30 420d M Sport £34795 181 127 30 420d xDrive SE £33295 181 126 29 420d xDrive Sport £34795 181 126 29 420d xDrive Modern £34795 181 126 29 420d xDrive Luxury £35795 181 126 29 420d xDrive M Sport £36295 181 129 29 430d Luxury £39615 255 129 40 435d xDrive Luxury £44540 309 143 41 435d xDrive M Sport £45040 309 146 41 5 SERIES 4dr saloon No longer a handling bench mark. Superb interior AAAAC 525d Modern £38980 215 134 40 530d Luxury £43850 241 139 43 535i M Sport £44605 302 179 42 ActiveHybrid 5 Modern £48820 335 159 44 520i SE £33000 181 149 36 520i Modern £35035 181 154 36 520i Luxury £35835 181 154 37 520i M Sport £35835 181 159 37 528i SE £35455 242 154 40 528i Modern £37455 242 159 41 528i Luxury £38255 242 159 41 528i M Sport £38255 242 164 41 535i Luxury £44555 302 174 42 550i Luxury £57600 402 199 46 550i M Sport £57895 402 206 46 ActiveHybrid 5 SE £47785 335 149 44 ActiveHybrid 5 Luxury £48820 335 159 44 ActiveHybrid 5 M Sport £50620 335 163 44 4.4 V8 M5 £73940 552 232 48 518d SE £30265 141 119 30 518d Modern £32265 141 124 31 518d Luxury £33065 141 124 31 518d M Sport £33065 141 129 31 520d SE £31965 181 119 33 520d Modern £33965 181 124 33 520d Luxury £34765 181 124 34 520d M Sport £34765 181 129 34 525d SE £36855 215 129 39 525d Luxury £39780 215 134 40 525d M Sport £39780 215 139 40 530d SE £41050 241 134 43 530d M Sport £43865 241 144 43 535d Luxury £48515 295 143 45 535d M Sport £48515 295 148 45 5 SERIES TOURING 5dr estate Great overall package. 520d the best AAAAC 518d M Sport £35515 141 132 31 520i Modern £37360 181 162 36 528i Modern £39890 242 167 41 530d Luxury £46190 241 144 43 535d Luxury £50840 309 149 45 535i Luxury £46930 302 179 42 535i M Sport £46930 302 179 42 520i SE £35360 181 157 36 520i Luxury £38160 181 162 37 520i M Sport £38160 181 162 37 528i SE £37780 242 162 40 528i Luxury £40690 242 167 41 528i M Sport £40690 242 167 41 550i Luxury £60070 402 206 46 550i M Sport £60220 402 206 46 518d SE £32590 141 127 30 518d Modern £34715 141 132 31 518d Luxury £35515 141 132 31

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£34290 181 129 33 520d Modern £36415 181 134 33 520d Luxury £37215 181 134 34 520d M Sport £37215 181 134 34 525d SE £39305 215 136 39 525d Modern £41320 215 141 40 525d Luxury £42120 215 141 40 525d M Sport £42120 215 141 40 530d SE £43375 241 139 43 530d M Sport £46190 241 144 43 535d M Sport £50840 295 149 45 5 SERIES GT 5dr hatch Fine cabin, but only seats four. Poor ride and steering AAABC 530d SE £46960 241 153 43 535i Luxury £49450 302 192 44 535i M Sport £50250 302 192 44 550i Luxury £59495 402 214 46 550i M Sport £60445 402 214 46 520d SE £38040 181 144 33 520d Luxury £40840 181 144 34 520d Modern £40040 181 144 34 520d M Sport £40840 181 144 34 530d Luxury £48960 241 153 44 530d M Sport £49760 241 153 44 535d Luxury £51880 295 154 46 535d M Sport £52680 295 154 46 7 SERIES 4dr saloon Refined and spacious, but bland. 760 gets sublime V12 AAAAC ActiveHybrid 7 M £71470 459 158 48 740i SE £61665 316 184 46 740Li SE £64665 316 184 46 740i M Sport £66940 316 184 46 740Li M Sport £69940 316 184 47 750i SE £71505 443 199 48 750Li SE £74505 443 199 49 750i M Sport £76780 443 199 49 750Li M Sport £79780 443 199 49 760Li SE £101990 537 314 50 760Li M Sport £104235 537 314 50 730d SE £58270 255 148 45 730Ld SE £61370 255 148 46 730d M Sport £63545 255 148 46 730Ld M Sport £66645 255 148 46 740d SE £65460 309 149 47 740d M Sport £70735 309 149 48 ActiveHybrid 7 SE £66195 459 158 47 ActiveHybrid 7L SE £69295 459 158 48 ActiveHybrid 7L M Sport £74570 459 158 48 X1 5dr 4x4 Odd SUV best as rear wheel drive. Good drive, poor cabin finish AAAAC xDrive 25d xLine £32535 215 154 26 sDrive 20i SE £25755 181 162 27 sDrive 20i Sport £26755 181 162 27 sDrive 20i xLine £27755 181 165 27 sDrive 20i M Sport £28755 181 165 28 xDrive 20i SE £27270 181 176 28 xDrive 20i Sport £28270 181 176 28 xDrive 20i xLine £29270 181 179 28 xDrive 20i M Sport £30270 181 179 28 sDrive 16d SE £24230 114 128 18 sDrive 16d Sport £25230 114 128 18 sDrive 16d xLine £26230 114 128 18 sDrive 18d SE £25330 141 128 22 sDrive 18d Sport £26330 141 128 22 sDrive 18d xLine £27330 141 128 22 sDrive 18d M Sport £28330 141 128 22 xDrive 18d SE £26825 141 144 22 xDrive 18d Sport £27825 141 144 22 xDrive 18d xLine £28825 141 144 22 xDrive 18d M Sport £29825 141 144 22 sDrive 20d Efficient Dynamics £26760 161 119 24 sDrive 20d Eff. Dyn. Business £28160 181 119 24 sDrive 20d SE £26760 181 129 24 sDrive 20d Sport £27760 181 129 25 sDrive 20d xLine £28760 161 129 25 sDrive 20d M Sport £29760 181 129 25 xDrive 20d SE £28255 181 145 24 xDrive 20d Sport £29255 181 145 25 xDrive 20d xLine £30255 181 145 25 xDrive 20d M Sport £31255 181 145 25 xDrive 25d M Sport £33535 215 154 27 X3 5dr 4x4 New X3 has an appealingly organic drive and practical body AAAAC sDrive 18d SE £28970 141 135 23 sDrive 18d M Sport £31645 141 135 23 xDrive20d SE £31875 181 149 28 xDrive20d M Sport £34550 181 149 28 xDrive30d SE £38290 255 159 32 xDrive30d M Sport £40645 255 159 33 xDrive35d SE £40880 309 162 40 xDrive35d M Sport £42900 309 162 40

X5 5dr 4x4 Decent dynamics, with cosseting cabin and better off road ability now. Avoid M50dAAAAC xDrive50i SE £60020 402 242 49 xDrive50i M Sport £63920 402 244 49 sDrive25d SE £42590 215 149 41 sDrive25d M Sport £46525 215 151 42 xDrive25d SE £44895 215 154 42 xDrive25d M Sport £49595 215 156 42 xDrive30d SE £47895 241 162 44 xDrive30d M Sport £52595 241 164 45 xDrive40d SE £50555 302 164 46 xDrive40d M Sport £55365 302 166 47 M50d £63715 381 177 49 X6 5dr 4x4 The world’s first off road coupé, but difficult to see its purpose AAABC xDrive35i £48505 302 236 46 xDrive50i £58880 402 292 49 4.4 V8 M £86680 547 325 50 xDrive30d £47690 241 195 43 xDrive40d £50290 301 198 47 M50d £63235 381 204 50 Z4 ROADSTER 2dr open Classy roadster. More cruiser than sports car AAABC 2.0 sDrive18i £27735 154 159 33 2.0 sDrive18i M Sport £31620 154 159 34 2.0 sDrive20i £29835 181 159 34 2.0 sDrive20i M Sport £33000 181 159 35 2.0 sDrive28i £34220 242 159 39 2.0 sDrive28i M Sport £37385 242 159 40 3.0 sDrive35i £40055 302 219 41 3.0 sDrive35i M Sport £42990 302 219 42 3.0 sDrive35iS DCT £45935 335 210 43 6 SERIES GRAN COUPE 4dr saloon Back door proves a brilliant visual coup AAAAC 640i SE £62365 315 181 47 640i M Sport £67030 315 183 48 650i SE £71635 444 206 50 650i M Sport £76135 444 206 50 M6 £98125 552 232 50 640d SE £64870 309 148 48 640d M Sport £69535 309 149 49 6 SERIES 2dr coupé Great engines and interior. More GT than sports car AAAAC 640i SE £60620 315 179 47 640i M Sport £65285 315 181 47 650i SE £68955 402 206 49 650i M Sport £73455 402 206 49 M6 £94605 552 232 50 640d SE £63125 309 144 48 640d M Sport £67790 309 145 48 6 SERIES CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Great engines and interior. More GT than sports car AAAAC 650i M Sport £79330 402 214 50 640i SE £66750 315 183 50 640i M Sport £71165 315 185 50 650i SE £75085 402 214 50 M6 £99805 552 239 50 640d SE £69255 309 148 50 640d M Sport £73670 309 149 50 CADILLAC CTS-V 2dr coupé A genuine rival to Europe’s finest supercars AAAAC 6.2 V8 £68957 556 365 50 CTS 4dr saloon Sharp looking big saloon needs a diesel. CTS V is excellent AACCC 3.0 V6 E’gnce auto £40897 272 229 44 3.6 V6 AWD Sp. Luxury £46977 307 247 44 3.6 V6 Sp. Luxury £45241 307 241 44 6.2 V8 V £65766 557 365 50 CATERHAM SEVEN 2dr open Pound for pound, still the most compelling way to spend five figures AAAAC 0.7 160 £14995 80 114 1.4 K-Series 105 Class SV £18650 105 180 1.4 K-Series 105 6sp Class £19400 105 180 1.6 Sigma 125 Roadsport £21650 125 1.6 Sigma 125 SV Roadsport £23650 125 1.6 Sigma 150 Roadsport £23750 150 1.6 Sigma 150 SV Roadsport £25750 150 1.6 Sigma 150 Superlight £26800 150 1.6 Sigma 150 SV Superlight £28800 150 2.0 Duratec 175 SV Roadsport £28850 175 2.0 Duratec R400 £34300 210 2.0 Duratec R400 SV £36300 210 2.0 Duratec R500 £41000 210 2.0 Duratec R500 SV £43000 210 2.3 Cosworth 260 CSR £43800 260

CHEVROLET TRAX 5dr hatch The Mokka’s sister car. Cheaper, but less well executed AABCC 1.4T LT £18255 138 139 14 1.4T LT AWD £19795 138 149 14 1.6 LS £15495 114 153 8 1.6 LT £17495 114 153 9 1.7 VCDi LT £18945 128 120 15 1.7 VCDi LT AWD £20495 128 129 15 CRUZE 5dr hatch Good quality, practical family car. Saloon better value AAABC 1.6 124 LS £14570 122 155 14 1.6 124 LT £15670 122 155 14 1.8 141 LTZ £17130 139 151 21 1.7 VCDi 130 LS £17015 128 117 20 1.7 VCDi 130 LT £18115 128 117 21 1.7 VCDi 130 LTZ £18975 128 117 18 CORVETTE 2dr coupé Left hand drive heavy hitter. ZR1 earns an extra star AAACC 6.2 V8 Grand Sport £67530 431 316 48 6.2 V8 £62996 431 316 48 7.0 V8 Z06 £84238 505 350 50 6.2 V8 ZR1 £123687 638 355 50 6.2 V8 Grand Sport £73228 431 293 50 CHRYSLER YPSILON 5dr hatch Another rebranded Italian. Won’t suit everyone AAACC 0.9 Twinair SE S-S £13250 84 99 7 0.9 Twinair Black & Red S-S £13995 84 99 7 1.2 S S-S £10750 68 118 3 1.2 SE S-S £12050 68 118 4 1.2 Black & Red S-S £12795 68 118 4 1.3 Multijet SE S-S £14250 94 99 11 1.3 Multijet Black & Red S-S £14995 94 99 12 GRAND VOYAGER 5dr mpv Spacious and well equipped. Not good to drive AAABC 2.8 CRD Ltd £36295 161 207 34 2.8 CRD SE £28295 161 207 32 2.8 CRD SR £30295 161 207 32 CITROEN C-ZERO 5dr hatch Well engineered electric city car. Too expensive AAACC 49kW £26216 66 0 28 C1 3dr hatch The cheapest of the C1 107 Aygo triplets. Cute, but noisy and basic AAACC 1.0i VT £8095 67 99 3 1.0i VTR £9220 67 99 3 1.0i VTR+ £9945 67 99 4 C1 5dr hatch The cheapest of the C1 107 Aygo triplets. Cute, but noisy and basic AAACC 1.0i VTR+ EGS £10845 67 104 4 1.0i VTR £9620 67 99 3 1.0i VTR+ £10345 67 99 4 C3 5dr hatch Comfortable and well priced but not much fun AAACC 1.2 VTi 82 Selection £13500 81 107 12 1.4 VTi 95 VTR+ EGS6 £14150 94 127 12 1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream Selectio £15500 89 95 18 1.1 VTi 68 VT £10895 67 99 8 1.1 VTi 68 VTR+ £12255 67 102 9 1.2 VTi 82 VTR+ £13150 81 107 12 1.6 VTi 120 Excl. £15005 118 132 19 1.4 HDi 70 VT £12990 67 99 10 1.4 HDi 70 VTR+ £14350 67 101 10 1.4 e-HDi 70 Airdream VTR+ EGS £15050 67 87 10 1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream VTR+ £15150 89 95 18 1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream Exclusiv £16000 89 95 18 1.6 e-HDi 115 Airdream Exclusi £16880 113 99 21 C3 PICASSO 5dr mpv Quirky small MPV. Cheap and useful. AAAAC 1.4 VTi 95 VT £12995 94 145 10 1.6 HDi 8v 90 Excl. £17065 91 107 12 1.6 HDi 8v 90 VT £14090 91 107 11 1.6 HDi 8v 90 VTR+ £15965 91 107 12 1.6 VTi 120 EGS6 Excl. £17625 118 137 13 1.6 VTi 120 EGS6 VTR+ £16525 118 137 13 1.6 VTi 120 Excl. £16825 118 149 13 1.4 VTi 95 VTR+ £14875 94 145 10 1.6 HDi 115 Excl. £17865 107 119 15 C4 5dr hatch Good looking, but lacks the polish of the latest rivals AAABC 1.6 e-HDi 115 A’eam EGS6 VTR+ £19325 110 95 18 1.6 e-HDi 115 A’ream EGS6 Exc £20725 110 101 18 1.4 VTi 95 VTR £13995 94 140 12 1.6 VTi 120 VTR+ £17150 118 143 16 1.6 VTi 120 Excl. £18550 118 146 16 1.6 THP 155 Excl. £19950 154 148 22 1.6 HDi 90 VTR £16115 91 104 15 1.6 HDi 90 VTR+ £17865 91 104 16

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NEW CARS A-Z 1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+ £18725 110 97 18 1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl. £20125 110 100 18 2.0 HDi 150 Excl. £20945 148 130 23 C5 4dr saloon Spacious and comfy. An effective and interesting Mondeo rival AAACC 1.6 HDi 115 VTR £20455 107 125 20 1.6 HDi 115 VTR+ £21655 109 125 22 1.6 e-HDi 115 A’dream EGS6 VTR £21155 107 117 22 1.6 e-HDi 115 A’drem EGS6 VTR+ £22355 109 117 22 2.0 HDi 160 VTR+ £23055 161 129 28 2.0 HDi 160 Excl. £24655 161 129 25 2.2 HDi 200 Excl. auto £29060 201 155 35 C5 5dr estate Spacious and comfy. An effective and interesting Mondeo rival AAAAC 1.6 HDi 115 VTR £21555 113 125 20 1.6 HDi 115 VTR+ £22755 107 125 22 1.6 e-HDi 115 A’dream EGS6 VTR £22255 107 117 22 1.6 e-HDi 115 A’drem EGS6 VTR+ £23455 107 117 22 2.0 HDi 160 VTR+ £24160 161 133 28 2.0 HDi 160 Excl. £25760 161 133 25 2.2 HDi 200 Excl. auto £30160 171 159 35 DS3 3dr hatch Jack of all trades, master of none. Nice styling AAABC 1.2 VTi 82 DSign £12840 81 104 9 1.6 e-HDi 115 Airdream DSport £17750 113 99 19 1.6 VTi 120 DStyle £15375 118 132 16 1.6 VTi 120 DStyle Red £15800 118 132 17 1.6 THP 155 DSport £17475 154 135 22 1.6 THP 155 DSport Red £17925 154 135 21 1.6 THP 155 Ultra Prestige £21345 154 135 23 1.6 e-HDi 90 Air’ DStyle £15570 91 95 16 1.6 e-HDi 90 A’dream DStyle Re £15995 91 95 17 1.6 e-HDi 90 Air’ DStyle £15570 91 91 16 1.6 e-HDi 115 A’dream DSport R £18200 113 99 19 1.6 e-HDi 115 A’dream Ultra Pr £21620 113 99 19 DS3 CABRIOLET 2dr open Refined soft topper. Retains its cuteness AAABC 1.2 VTi 82 DSign £15205 81 112 10 1.6 THP 155 DSport £19840 154 137 23 1.6 VTi 120 DStyle £17740 118 132 16 1.6 e-HDi 90 A’dream DStyle £17935 113 95 20 DS4 5dr hatch Jack of all trades, master of none. Nice styling AAABC 1.6 e-HDi 115 DSign £19155 113 113 18 1.6 VTi 120 DSign £17580 118 144 14 1.6 VTi 120 DStyle £19630 118 144 15 1.6 THP 160 DStyle Au £21485 161 178 21 1.6 THP 200 DSport £23130 197 149 31 1.6 e-HDi 115 DStyle £21205 113 113 18 1.6 e-HDi 115 A’dream DStyle E £21705 113 114 17 2.0 HDi 135 DStyle £21630 134 130 21 2.0 HDi 160 DStyle £22430 161 130 23 2.0 HDi 160 DSport £23430 161 130 24 DS5 5dr hatch Design marvel. Shame it doesn’t function so well AAABC 1.6 THP 200 DStyle £26555 197 155 27 1.6 THP 200 DSport £28615 197 155 27 1.6 e-HDI 115 A’Dream DStyle E £25550 113 114 18 1.6 e-HDI 115 A’Dream DSign EG £22960 113 114 18 2.0 HDi 160 DSign £23960 161 129 23 2.0 HDi 160 DStyle £26555 161 128 24 2.0 HDi 160 DSport £28615 161 128 24 2.0 Hybrid4 200 Airdream DSign£28760 200 88 27 2.0 Hybrid4 200 A’dream DSprt £33360 200 102 28 2.0 Hybrid4 200 A’dream DStyle £31260 200 102 27 BERLINGO MULTISPACE 5dr mpv Likeable, practical van based MPV AAABC 1.6 95 VT £12960 97 155 5 1.6 HDi 75 VTR £14280 74 135 4 1.6 HDi 90 Plus Sp. Ed £15430 89 135 8 1.6 HDi 90 VTR £14730 89 135 7 1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream VTR £15625 89 120 9 1.6 HDi 90 XTR £16780 89 135 8 1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream XTR £17275 89 120 9 1.6 HDi 115 XTR £17530 107 134 10 C4 PICASSO 5dr mpv Plushness and an improved dynamic make for a better car AAAAC 1.6 VTi 120 VTR £17500 118 145 14 1.6 VTi 120 VTR+ £18760 118 145 15 1.6 THP 155 Excl. £21060 154 139 22 1.6 THP 155 Excl.+ £23460 154 142 22 1.6 HDi 90 VTR £18195 91 110 15 1.6 HDi 90 VTR+ £19455 91 110 15 1.6 e-HDi 90 VTR+ ETG6 £20155 91 98 15 1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+ £20255 113 105 18 1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+ ETG6 £20755 113 104 18 1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl. £21555 113 105 17 1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.+ £23955 113 105 18 GRAND C4 PICASSO 5dr mpv Plushness and an improved dynamic make for a better carAAAAC 1.6 VTi 120 VTR £19200 118 145 13


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DACIA SANDERO 5dr hatch A clever budget prospect. But its limitations are unavoidable AAABC 0.9 TCe Ambiance £7595 89 116 6 0.9 TCe Laureate £8795 89 116 7 0.9 TCe Stepway Ambiance £8395 89 124 7 0.9 TCe Stepway Laureate £9995 89 124 8 1.2 Access £5995 74 135 2 1.2 Ambiance £6795 74 135 2 1.2 Laureate £7995 74 135 2 1.5 dCi Ambiance £8595 89 99 8 1.5 dCi Laureate £9795 89 99 10 1.5 dCi Stepway Ambiance £9395 89 105 10 1.5 dCi Stepway Laureate £10995 89 105 11 LOGAN MCV 5dr estate Lacks its stablemates charm. Certainly retains the cheap AAACC 0.9 Ambiance £8595 89 116 9 0.9 Laureate £9795 89 116 11 1.2 Access £6995 74 135 4 1.2 Ambiance £7795 74 135 4 1.2 Laureate £8995 74 135 5 1.5 dCi Ambiance £9595 84 99 11 1.5 dCi Laureate £10795 84 99 12 DUSTER CROSSOVER 5dr 4x4 Cheap, but as cheerfully robust as an air raid shelter AAAAC 1.6 16v 105 Access 2WD £9495 103 165 6 1.6 16v 105 Access 4WD £11495 103 185 5 1.5 dCi 110 Ambiance 2WD £11995 106 130 10 1.5 dCi 110 Ambiance 4WD £13995 107 135 10 1.5 dCi 110 Laureate 2WD £13495 106 130 11 1.5 dCi 110 Laureate 4WD £15495 107 135 10 FERRARI F12 2dr coupé Proper V12 Ferrari with serious exclusivity and appeal AAAAA 6.3 V12 £239352 730 350 50 FF 2dr coupé Four door Ferrari estate has appeal but lacks classic DNA AAAAC 6.3 V12 £227077 651 360 50 CALIFORNIA 2dr open Sleek, comfortable and fast. Excessive body roll AAAAC 4.3 V8 £152086 483 270 50 458 2dr coupé The complete supercar. Calm ride, explosive performance AAAAA 4.5 V8 Italia £178461 570 307 50 458 SPIDER 2dr open The complete supercar. Minus roof. A world class head turner AAAAA 4.5 V8 £198906 570 275 50 FIAT PANDA 5dr hatch Cheap, practical and very nearly spot on AAAAB 0.9 Twinair 85 Trekking £12645 84 105 6 0.9 Twinair 85 Easy £10945 84 99 7 0.9 Twinair 85 Lounge £11445 84 99 7 0.9 Twinair 85 4x4 £14145 84 114 7 1.2 Pop £8945 68 120 3 1.2 Easy £9745 68 120 4 1.2 Lounge £10245 68 120 3 1.3 MultiJet 75 Pop £11145 74 104 7 1.3 Multijet 75 Easy £11945 74 104 7 1.3 Multijet 75 Lounge £12445 74 104 7 1.3 Multijet 75 Trekking £13645 74 109 7 1.3 Multijet 75 4x4 £15145 74 125 7 500 3dr hatch Super desirable, cute city car. Pleasant, if not involving, to drive AAABC 1.2 Pop £10160 68 113 5 1.2 Lounge £11560 68 113 6 1.2 S £11560 68 113 9 0.9 TwinAir 85 Lounge £12960 84 92 10 0.9 TwinAir 85 S £12960 84 92 12 1.4 T-Jet Abarth £14205 133 155 26 1.3 MultiJet Pop £12560 94 97 13 1.3 MultiJet Lounge £13960 94 97 15 1.3 MultiJet S £13960 94 97 14 500 CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Super desirable, cute city car. Cab a better drive than hatchAAAAC 1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet Abarth £16005 133 155 27 1.2 Pop S-S £13160 68 113 9 1.2 Lounge S-S £14560 68 113 10

0.9 TwinAir 85 Lounge S-S £15760 84 92 15 1.3 MultiJet Pop £15560 94 97 17 1.3 MultiJet Lounge £16960 94 97 18 500L 5dr mpv A costly option, but has the style to fill out some of its missing substance AAABC 0.9 Twinair Pop Star £16490 103 112 11 0.9 Twinair Easy £16490 103 112 11 0.9 TwinAir Lounge £17890 103 112 11 0.9 TwinAir Trekking £18590 103 119 11 1.4 95 Pop Star £14995 94 145 10 1.4 95 Easy £14995 94 145 10 1.4 95 Lounge £16395 94 145 10 1.4 95 Trekking £17095 94 149 8 1.3 Multijet 85 Pop Star £16490 83 110 8 1.3 Multijet 85 Easy £16490 83 110 8 1.3 Multijet 85 Lounge £17890 83 110 9 1.3 Multijet 85 Trekking £18590 83 114 7 1.6 Multijet 105 Pop Star £17490 103 117 17 1.6 Multijet 105 Lounge £18890 103 117 18 1.6 Multijet 105 Trekking £19590 103 122 15 500L MPW 5dr mpv As above but with seven seat flexibility in its more expensive format AAABC 0.9 TwinAir 105 Pop Star 7st £17990 103 112 11 0.9 TwinAir 105 Lounge 7st £19490 103 112 11 1.4 95 Pop Star 5st £15795 94 145 9 1.4 95 Lounge 5st £17295 94 145 9 1.3 MultiJet 85 Pop Star 7st £17990 83 110 8 1.3 MultiJet 85 Lounge 7st £19490 83 110 9 1.6 MultiJet 105 Pop Star 7st £18990 103 117 17 1.6 MultiJet 105 Lounge 7st £20490 103 117 17 BRAVO 5dr hatch Stylish Focus rival. Good value, but odd driving position AAACC 1.4 90 Easy £15805 89 146 11 1.4 Multiair 140 Easy £17305 138 132 20 1.6 Multijet 105 Easy £17995 103 115 17 PUNTO 3dr hatch MultiAir tech improves appeal and economy AAAAC 1.2 8v Pop £10050 68 126 6 1.3 85 Multijet Easy £13650 85 90 13 1.4 16v 105 Multiair Easy £13910 103 133 15 0.9 Twinair 85 Easy £12100 84 98 1.4 8v Easy £11555 76 132 8 1.4 8v GBT £12055 76 132 8 1.4 Turbo M’Air Abarth £16857 161 142 30 1.3 85 Multijet GBT £14150 85 90 13 PUNTO 5dr hatch MultiAir tech improves appeal and economy AAAAC 1.2 8v Pop £10650 68 126 6 0.9 Twinair 85 Easy £12700 84 98 1.4 8v GBT £12655 76 132 8 1.4 16v 105 Multiair Easy £14510 103 133 15 1.3 85 Multijet Easy £14250 85 90 13 1.3 85 Multijet GBT £14750 85 90 13 FORD KA 3dr hatch An agile drive and energetic petrol engine. Wooden ride AAABC 1.2 Grand Prix lll £11295 68 115 5 1.2 Studio Connect £9295 68 115 3 1.2 Studio £8795 68 115 3 1.2 Edge £9795 68 115 3 1.2 Zetec £10545 68 115 3 1.2 Titanium £11045 68 115 3 1.2 Metal £11295 68 115 5 B-MAX 5dr mpv Fiesta dynamics and sliding door access make the B Max a cut above AAAAC 1.0T EcoBoost 100 Zetec £16195 99 119 9 1.0T EcoBoost 100 Titanium £17595 99 119 10 1.0T EcoBoost 125 Zetec S-S £16795 118 99 13 1.0T EcoBoost 125 Titanium S-S £18195 118 99 13 1.4 90 Studio £12995 89 139 7 1.4 90 Zetec £15595 89 139 8 1.6 105 Zetec Powershift £17260 103 149 10 1.6 105 Titanium Powershift £18660 103 149 11 1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec £16995 74 109 8 1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec £17495 94 104 10 1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium £18895 94 104 11 FIESTA 3dr hatch Stylish and wonderfully engaging. The best supermini AAAAC 1.6 105 Titanium Powershift £16295 103 138 12 1.6 105 Zetec Powershift £14645 103 138 12 1.0 80 Zetec S-S £13395 79 99 6 1.0 80 Titanium S-S £14445 79 99 7 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S £13895 99 99 11 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S £14945 99 99 11 1.0T 100 E’boost TitaniumX S-S £15945 99 99 11 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S £15445 123 99 15 1.0T 125 E’boost TitaniumX S-S £16445 123 99 16 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S S-S £15495 123 99 15 1.25 60 Studio £9995 59 120 3 1.25 60 Style £11695 59 120 4

1.25 82 Style £12195 80 120 7 1.25 82 Zetec £12895 80 120 7 1.6 105 Titanium Powershift £15695 103 138 12 1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST £16995 180 138 30 1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST2 £17995 180 138 30 1.5 TDCi 75 Style £13695 74 98 8 1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec £14395 74 98 9 1.5 TDCi 75 Titanium £15445 74 98 9 1.6 TDCi 95 Style ECOnetic S-S £14795 94 87 11 1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec ECOnetic S-S £15295 94 87 12 1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec S £15995 94 95 12 1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium ECOnetic £16345 94 87 12 1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium X £16945 94 95 13 FIESTA 5dr hatch Stylish and wonderfully engaging. The best supermini AAAAC 1.25 82 Style £12795 80 120 7 1.6 105 Zetec Powershift £15245 103 138 12 1.0 80 Zetec S-S £13995 79 99 6 1.0 80 Titanium S-S £15045 79 99 7 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S £14495 99 99 11 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S £15545 99 99 11 1.0T 100 E’boost TitaniumX S-S £16545 99 99 11 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S £16045 123 99 15 1.0T 125 E’boost TitaniumX S-S £17045 123 99 16 1.25 60 Style £12295 59 120 4 1.25 82 Zetec £13495 80 120 7 1.5 TDCi 75 Style £14295 74 98 8 1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec £14995 74 98 9 1.5 TDCi 75 Titanium £16045 74 98 9 1.6 TDCi 95 Style ECOnetic S-S £15395 94 87 11 1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec ECOnetic S-S £15895 94 87 12 1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium ECOnetic £16945 94 87 12 1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium X £17545 94 95 13 ECOSPORT 5dr hatch Pumped up Fiesta okay, but developing world origins show through AAABC 1.0T Ecoboost 125 Titanium £15995 123 125 1.0T Ecoboost 125 Titanium X £16995 123 125 1.5 112 Titanium £14995 90 149 1.5 112 Titanium X £15995 90 149 1.5 TDCi 91 Titanium £16495 90 120 1.5 TDCi 91 Titanium X £17495 90 120 FOCUS 5dr hatch Still best to drive, but only just. The complete package AAAAC 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium Nav £19595 99 109 11 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium X N £21595 99 109 12 1.0T 100 EcoBoost Zetec Navig £18345 99 109 11 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium Nav £20095 123 114 14 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium X N £22095 123 114 15 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec Naviga £18845 123 114 14 1.6 105 Zetec Navigator £17845 103 136 11 1.6 125 Titanium Navigator Aut £20845 123 146 14 1.6 125 Zetec Navigator Au £19595 123 146 14 1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic 88g £18445 104 88 14 1.6 TDCi 105 Titanium Nav ECO £20945 104 99 15 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium Navigato £20695 114 109 16 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium X Naviga £22695 114 109 16 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec Navigator £19445 114 109 15 1.6 TDCi 15 Zetec Navigator EC £19695 104 99 15 1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titanium Nav £20595 148 137 19 1.6T 180 Ecoboost Titanium X N £23345 180 137 26 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium Navigato £21695 138 124 19 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X Naviga £24195 161 124 22 2.0 TDCi 163 Zetec S £21445 161 124 21 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Edge £16595 99 109 10 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec £17595 99 109 11 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium £19595 99 109 11 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec £18095 123 114 14 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S £19345 123 114 14 1.6 85 Studio £13995 84 136 7 1.6 105 Edge £16095 103 136 11 1.6 105 Zetec £17095 103 136 11 1.6 125 Edge auto £17845 123 146 12 1.6 125 Zetec auto £18845 123 146 14 1.6 125 Zetec S auto £20095 123 146 14 1.6T 180 Ecoboost Zetec S £20595 180 137 25 2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST £21995 247 169 34 2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-2 £23495 247 169 35 2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-3 £25495 247 169 36 1.6 TDCi 95 Edge £17195 94 109 11 1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic £17945 104 99 14 1.6 TDCi 105 Zetec Econetic £18945 104 99 15 1.6 TDCi 115 Edge £17695 114 109 15 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec £18695 114 109 15 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S £19945 114 109 15 FOCUS 5dr estate Well mannered and comfortable. An Octavia carries more AAABC 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Edge £17695 99 112 10 1.0T 100 EcoBoost Titanium Nav £20695 99 112 11 1.0T 100 EcoBoost Titanium X N £22695 99 112 12 1.0T 100 EcoBoost Zetec Naviga £19445 99 112 11 1.0T 125 EcoBoost Titanium Nav £21195 123 117 14

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1.0T 125 EcoBoost Titanium X N £23195 123 117 15 1.0T 125 EcoBoost Zetec Naviga £18845 123 114 14 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S £20445 123 117 14 1.6 105 Zetec Navigator £18495 103 139 11 1.6 125 Titanium Navigator aut £21945 123 146 14 1.6 125 Zetec Navigator auto £20695 123 146 14 1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic £19045 104 99 14 1.6 TDCi 105 Titanium Navigato £22045 104 99 15 1.6 TDCi 105 Zetec Econetic £20045 104 99 15 1.6 TDCi 105 Zetec Navigator E £20795 104 99 15 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium Navigato £21795 114 109 16 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium X Naviga £23795 114 109 16 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec Navigator £20545 114 109 15 1.6T 150 EcoBoost Titanium Nav £21695 148 137 19 1.6T 180 EcoBoost Titanium X N £24445 180 137 26 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium Navigato £22795 138 124 19 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X Naviga £25295 161 124 22 2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST £23095 247 169 34 2.0T 250 EcoBoost ST-2 £24595 247 169 34 250 EcoBoost ST-3 £26595 247 169 34 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec £18695 99 112 11 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec £19195 123 117 14 1.6 105 Edge £17195 103 139 11 1.6 105 Zetec £18195 103 139 11 1.6 125 Edge auto £18945 123 146 12 1.6 125 Zetec auto £19945 123 146 14 1.6 125 Zetec S auto £21195 123 146 14 1.6T 180 Ecoboost Zetec S £21695 180 137 25 1.6 TDCi 95 Edge £18295 94 109 11 1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic 88g £19545 104 88 14 1.6 TDCi 115 Edge £18795 114 109 15 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec £19795 114 109 15 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S £21045 114 109 15 2.0 TDCi 163 Zetec S £22545 161 124 21 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X £25295 161 124 22 MONDEO 5dr hatch Still the best big saloon. Practical, comfortable, rewarding AAAAC 2.0 240 Eco. T’’nium X Sp. £28415 237 179 28 1.6 120 Graphite £15995 118 156 14 1.6T 160 Ecoboost Zetec Bus Ed £19995 158 149 21 1.6 TDCi 115 ECO Edge S-S £20495 114 109 15 1.6 TDCi 115 ECO Zetec Bus Ed £21495 114 109 17 2.0 TDCi 140 Graphite £18195 138 119 20 2.0 TDCi 140 Edge £20495 138 119 18 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec Business Ed £21495 138 119 21 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X Bus Ed £23495 138 119 21 2.0 TDCi 163 Zetec Business Ed £22095 161 119 24 2.0 TDCi 163 Tit. X Sp. £27345 161 129 22 2.2 TDCi 200 Tit. X Sp. £28555 197 159 26 MONDEO 5dr estate A vast and enjoyable estate. 1.8 TDCi not strong AAAAC 2.0 240 Eco. T’’nium X Sp. £29665 237 179 28 1.6 120 Graphite £17245 118 156 14 1.6T 160 Ecoboost Zetec B’ness £21245 158 149 21 1.6 TDCi 115 ECO Edge S-S £21745 114 109 15 1.6 TDCi 115 ECO Zetec B’ness £22745 114 109 17 2.0 TDCi 140 Graphite £19445 138 120 20 2.0 TDCi 140 Edge £21745 138 120 18 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec Business £22745 138 120 21 2.0 TDCi 163 Zetec Business £23345 161 120 24 2.0 TDCi 163 Tit. X Sp. £28595 161 129 22 2.2 TDCi 200 T’nium X Sp. £29805 197 159 26 KUGA 5dr 4x4 Bigger Kuga has taken a stylistic step backwards, but the strengths remain AAAAC 1.6T 150 EcoBoost Titanium X S £28345 148 154 20 1.6T 182 EcoBoost Titanium X S £32500 180 179 23 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X Sport £31745 138 154 24 TDCi 140 Titanium X Sport 2WD £29745 138 139 22 1.6T 150 Ecoboost Zetec 2WD £20995 148 154 20 1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titanium 2WD£22645 148 154 21 1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titan X 2WD £25395 148 154 22 1.6T 182 Ecoboost Zetec £25150 180 179 21 1.6T 182 Ecoboost Titanium £26800 180 179 22 1.6T 182 Ecoboost Titanium X £29550 180 179 23 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 2WD £22395 138 139 20 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec £23895 138 154 21 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium 2WD £24045 138 139 21 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X 2WD £26795 138 139 22 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium £26045 138 154 22 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X £28795 138 154 24 C-MAX 5dr mpv As fun to drive as it is easy to live with

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GINETTA G40 2dr coupé Road legal race car with stripped out AAAAC charm to spare R £29950 175 181 GUMPERT APOLLO 2dr coupé Ugly, but bruisingly effective track day warrior AAABC 4.2 V8 £190000 641 HONDA JAZZ 5dr hatch Great packaging makes this a versatile, if not thrilling supermini AAAAC 1.2 i-VTEC S £11695 89 123 13 1.2 i-VTEC S A-C £12495 89 123 13 1.2 i-VTEC S-T £12690 89 123 13 1.2 i-VTEC S-T A-C £13490 89 123 13 1.3 IMA Hybrid HE £16770 97 104 16 1.3 IMA Hybrid HE-T £17765 97 104 16 1.3 IMA Hybrid HS £17295 97 104 16 1.3 IMA Hybrid HS-T £18290 97 104 16 1.3 IMA Hybrid HX £18870 97 104 16 1.3 IMA Hybrid HX-T £19865 97 104 17 1.4 i-VTEC ES £14000 99 126 16 1.4 i-VTEC ES-T £14995 99 126 16 1.4 i-VTEC EX £15600 99 129 16 1.4 i-VTEC EXL £16875 99 129 16 1.4 i-VTEC EX-T £16595 99 129 16 1.4 i-VTEC EXL-T £17870 99 129 16 1.4 i-VTEC Si £14760 99 129 16 CIVIC 5dr hatch A real contender, but the lack of rear AAABC legroom is a hinderance 1.4 i-VTEC SE £16995 99 129 8 1.4 i-VTEC SE-T £17990 99 129 8 1.8 i-VTEC SE £18350 140 137 16 1.8 i-VTEC SE-T £19345 140 137 16 1.8 i-VTEC ES £19570 140 143 16 1.8 i-VTEC ES-T £20565 140 143 16 1.8 i-VTEC EX £22375 140 143 17 1.8 i-VTEC EX GT £24980 140 145 17 1.6 i-DTEC SE £19575 118 94 15 1.6 i-DTEC SE-T £20570 118 94 16 1.6 i-DTEC ES £20780 118 94 16 1.6 i-DTEC ES-T £21775 118 94 16 1.6 i-DTEC EX £23585 118 94 16 2.2 i-DTEC SE £20475 148 110 18 2.2 i-DTEC SE-T £21470 148 110 19 2.2 i-DTEC ES £21680 148 110 19 2.2 i-DTEC ES-T £22675 148 110 19 2.2 i-DTEC EX £24485 148 110 19 2.2 i-DTEC EX GT £27090 148 115 20 CIVIC TOURER 5dr estate Versatile, comfortable and frugal, only price marks its scorecard AAAAC 1.6 i-DTEC EX Plus £27460 118 99 16 1.6 i-DTEC S £21375 118 99 15 1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus £22960 118 99 16 1.6 i-DTEC SR £25560 118 99 16 1.8 i-VTEC EX Plus £26250 140 149 17 1.8 i-VTEC S £20265 140 146 16 1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus £21950 140 149 16 1.8 i-VTEC SR £24350 140 149 16 INSIGHT 5dr hatch An affordable hybrid, but a standard diesel hatch is better AAACC 1.3 IMA HE £20100 97 96 15 1.3 IMA HE-T £21095 97 96 15 1.3 IMA HS £20925 97 99 15 1.3 IMA HS-T £21920 97 99 16 1.3 IMA HX £23190 97 99 16 ACCORD 4dr saloon Comfortable interior. Fiddly dash

HYUNDAI I10 5dr hatch Second gen i10 still close to the best.. Mature drive, spacious interior, low priceAAAAC 1.0 S £8345 65 108 1 1.0 S Air £8995 65 108 1 1.0 SE £9295 65 108 1 1.0 SE Blue Drive £9595 65 98 1 1.0 Premium £9995 65 108 1 1.2 SE £9795 86 114 4 1.2 Premium £10495 86 114 4 I20 3dr hatch Good value, but looks bland and has AAABC average dynamics 1.2 Class £10095 84 114 4 1.2 Active £11045 84 114 5 I20 5dr hatch Good value, but looks bland and has average dynamics AAABC 1.1 CRDi 75PS Blue £11895 74 84 5 1.1 CRDI 75PS Active £12895 74 99 5 1.2 Active £11695 84 114 5 1.2 Style £12495 84 114 5 1.4 Active £12195 98 122 8 1.4 CRDI 90PS Style £14445 88 110 9 1.4 Style £13245 98 126 8 1.4CRDi 90PS Blue Drive Active £13595 88 96 9 1.2 Class £10695 84 114 4 1.1 CRDi 75PS Class £11895 74 99 5 I30 3dr hatch As good as we’ve come to expect, but AAABC not one inch better 1.6 120 Sport Nav £18415 118 149 11 1.4 100 Class £14300 98 139 7 1.4 100 Active £15500 98 143 7 1.6 120 Sport £17295 118 149 10 1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Active £17790 109 100 11 1.6 CRDi 128 Sport £19290 126 108 13 1.6 CRDi 128 Sport Nav £20410 126 108 13 I30 5dr hatch As good as we’ve come to expect, but AAABC not one inch better 1.4 100 Class £14905 98 139 7 1.4 100 Active £16005 98 139 7 1.4 100 Style £17005 98 143 7 1.4 100 Style Nav £18125 98 143 7 1.6 120 Active auto £17405 118 159 9 1.6 120 Premium £20420 118 149 9 1.4 CRDi 90 Class £16345 89 109 6 1.4 CRDi 90 Active £17445 89 109 7 1.6 CRDi 110 BlueDrive Class £17195 109 97 11 1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Active £18295 109 97 11 1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Style £18995 109 100 12 1.6 CRDi 110 B’Drive Style Nav £20115 109 100 12 1.6 CRDi 128 Premium £22415 126 108 13 1.6 CRDi 128 Blue Drive Style £19595 126 100 13 1.6 CRDi 128 B’Dve Style Nav £20715 126 100 13 I30 TOURER 5dr estate As good as we’ve come to expect, but not one inch better AAABC 1.6 CRDi 110 B’Drive Class £18295 109 110 11 1.6 CRDi 110 B’Drive Style Nav £21215 109 115 12 1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Active £19395 109 110 11 1.6 CRDi 128 B’Drive Style Nav £21815 126 115 13 1.6 CRDi 128 Blue Drive Style £20695 126 115 13 1.6 Class £16600 118 150 9 1.6 Active £17700 118 150 9 1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Style £20095 109 115 12 1.6 CRDi 128 Premium £23515 126 117 13 I40 4dr saloon Useful, inoffensive and well priced. No AAABC fireworks here 1.7 CRDi 115 B’Drive Premium £23365 114 113 13 1.7 CRDi 115 B’Drive Style £20965 114 113 13 1.7 CRDi 115 B’Drive Active £18865 114 113 12

1.7 CRDi 136 B’Drive Active £19665 134 119 16 1.7 CRDi 136 Style £21670 134 134 16 1.7 CRDi 136 B’Drive Style £21765 134 119 16 1.7 CRDi 136 Premium £24070 134 134 17 1.7 CRDi 136 Premium SE £26420 134 134 18 1.7 CRDi 136 B’Drive Premium £24165 134 119 17 I40 TOURER 5dr estate Useful, inoffensive and well priced. No fireworks here AAABC 1.7 CRDi 115 B’Drive Premium £24615 114 113 13 1.7 CRDi 115 B’Drive Style £22215 114 113 13 1.7 CRDi 115 Blue Active £20115 114 113 12 1.7 CRDi 136 B’Drive Active £20915 134 119 16 1.7 CRDi 136 Style £22920 134 134 16 1.7 CRDi 136 Blue Style £23015 134 119 16 1.7 CRDi 136 Premium £25320 134 134 17 1.7 CRDi 136 Premium SE £27820 134 134 18 1.7 CRDi 136 B’Drive Premium £25415 134 119 17 1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Premium SE £27815 134 119 18 IX20 5dr hatch Usable high roofed hatch, but short on flair AAABC 1.6 CRDi 115 Active Blue Drive £15305 114 117 13 1.6 CRDi 115 Style Blue Drive £16255 114 117 13 1.4 Class £12430 89 140 7 1.4 Active £13580 89 140 8 1.4 Style £14530 89 140 8 1.6 Active Au £14925 123 154 10 1.6 Style Au £15875 123 154 10 1.4 CRDi 90 Class £13755 89 119 9 IX35 5dr 4x4 Classy, roomy cabin, predictable AAABC handling. Very competitive 1.6 GDi S 2WD £16995 133 158 14 1.6 GDi S B’Drive 2WD ISG £17175 133 158 14 1.6 GDi SE 2WD £18595 133 158 14 1.6 GDi SE B’Drive 2WD ISG £18775 133 158 14 1.6 GDi SE Nav 2WD £19645 133 158 14 1.6 GDi SE Nav B’Drive 2WD ISG £19790 133 158 14 1.7 CRDi SE Nav 2WD £21145 114 139 14 1.7 CRDi Premium 2WD £22845 114 139 14 1.7 CRDi Premium Pa’rama 2WD £23645 114 139 14 1.7 CRDi S 2WD £18495 114 139 14 1.7 CRDi SE 2WD £20095 114 139 14 2.0 CRDi Premium 136 4WD £25745 134 149 18 2.0 CRDi Premium Pa’rama 4WD £26545 134 149 18 2.0 CRDi SE 136 4WD £22995 134 149 18 2.0 CRDi SE Nav 136 4WD £24045 134 149 18 SANTA FE 5dr 4x4 An injection of class has enhanced the Santa Fe’s easygoing appeal AAAAC 2.2 CRDi Style 2WD 5st £25850 194 155 18 2.2 CRDi Style 2WD 7st £27050 194 155 18 2.2 CRDi Style 4WD 5st £27250 194 159 19 2.2 CRDi Style 4WD 7st £28450 194 159 19 2.2 CRDi Premium 4WD 5st £29470 194 159 19 2.2 CRDi Premium 4WD 7st £30670 194 159 19 2.2 CRDi Premium SE 4WD 7st £33170 194 159 20 I800 5dr mpv One of very few ways to seat eight. AAACC Unrefined, but useful 2.5 CRDi 136 Style £22700 134 197 28 2.5 CRDi 170 Style auto £24620 168 231 31 VELOSTER 4dr coupé Asymmetrical, but not offbeat enough to be really interesting AAABC 1.6 GDi Sport Leather & Media £22025 138 148 16 1.6 GDi Sport Leather Pack £20805 138 148 16 1.6 GDi Sport Media Pack £21725 138 148 16 1.6 GDi £18005 138 148 16 1.6 GDi Blue Drive £18355 138 137 16 1.6 GDi Sport £20505 138 148 16 1.6 T-GDI Turbo SE £22120 183 157 20 INFINITI Q50 4dr saloon Credible compact saloon competitor AAABC with some novel touches Q50 S Hybrid AWD £41635 359 144 42 Q50S Hybrid £40000 359 144 42 2.2D SE £27950 168 114 39 2.2D Premium £30350 168 114 40 2.2D Sport £32720 168 118 40 Q60 2dr coupé High class coupe. Refined, potent and entertaining AAAAC 3.7 V6 Q60 GT £36760 315 246 45 3.7 V6 Q60 S £38650 315 246 45 3.7 V6 Q60 S Premium £41840 315 246 45 Q60 COUPE CABRIOLET 2dr open Desirable, enjoyable coupe cabriolet. Poor residualsAAACC 3.7 V6 Q60 GT Premium auto £45705 315 264 48 Q70 4dr saloon Pleasant, well equipped big saloon

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£42025 359 162 45 £45995 359 162 45 £38955 315 235 44 £42925 315 235 44 £45225 315 235 45 £40555 235 199 46 £42860 235 199 46 £44525 235 199 46 3.0d V6 S Premium £46825 235 199 46 QX50 5dr 4x4 Focused on road SUV. Drives well, very little interior space AAACC 3.7 V6 QX50 GT £38948 315 265 44 3.7 V6 QX50 GT Premium £42546 315 265 45 3.0d £34473 235 224 43 3.0d GT £38424 235 224 44 3.0d GT Premium £42022 235 224 44 QX70 5dr 4x4 Big, powerful SUV. None of the finesse of the X5 or Range Rover AAACC 3.7 V6 37GT £42500 315 282 49 3.7 V6 37GT Premium £46950 315 282 49 3.7 V6 37S £44600 315 282 49 3.7 V6 37S Premium £49050 315 282 49 5.0 V8 50S Premium £54000 385 307 49 3.0d GT £42355 235 225 49 3.0d GT Premium £46805 235 225 49 3.0d S £44455 235 225 49 3.0d S Premium £48905 235 225 49 3.5h V6 GT 3.5h V6 GT Premium 3.7 V6 37 GT 3.7 V6 37 Premium GT 3.7 V6 37 Premium S 3.0d V6 GT 3.0d V6 S 3.0d V6 GT Premium

JAGUAR XF 4dr saloon Sublime Brit exec. Great interior and dynamics. XFR a five star car AAAAB 3.0 V6 Premium Luxury £48495 336 224 43 3.0 V6 Portfolio £51395 336 224 43 5.0 V8 SC XFR £65415 503 270 46 5.0 V8 SC XFR-S £79995 542 270 50 2.2D 163 SE £29945 161 129 33 2.2D 163 SE Business £31495 161 129 33

2.2D 163 Luxury £32945 161 129 33 2.2D 200 Luxury £33945 197 139 38 2.2D 200 Sport £34945 197 139 37 2.2D 200 Premium Luxury £37195 197 139 39 2.2D 200 Portfolio £42195 197 139 40 3.0D V6 Luxury £35860 237 159 41 3.0D V6 Premium Luxury £40110 237 159 42 3.0D V6 Portfolio £45110 237 159 42 3.0D V6 S Luxury £41860 271 159 43 3.0D V6 S Premium Luxury £46610 271 159 44 3.0D V6 S Portfolio £49510 271 159 44 XF 5dr sportbrake Handsome estate wins hearts, if not heads AAAAC 3.0D V6 275 S Portfolio £51995 271 163 33 2.2D 163 SE £31945 161 129 33 2.2D 163 SE Business £33995 161 129 33 2.2D 163 Luxury £35445 161 129 33 2.2D 200 Luxury £36445 197 139 33 2.2D 200 Sport £37445 197 139 33 2.2D 200 Premium Luxury £39695 197 139 33 2.2D 200 Portfolio £44695 197 139 33 3.0D V6 240 Luxury £38360 237 163 33 3.0D V6 240 Premium Luxury £42610 237 163 33 3.0D V6 240 Portfolio £47610 237 163 33 3.0D V6 275 S Luxury £44360 271 163 33 3.0D V6 275 S Premium Luxury £49110 271 163 33 XJ 4dr saloon Modern looks finally match modern dynamics AAAAC 3.0 V6 S-C Premium Luxury £65985 336 224 3.0 V6 S-C Premium Luxury LWB £69135 336 224 3.0 V6 S-C Portfolio £73435 336 224 3.0 V6 S-C Portfolio LWB £76435 336 224 5.0 V8 S-C Supersport LWB £95870 503 270 50 5.0 V8 S-C 550 XJR £92370 542 270 50 3.0D V6 Luxury £56865 271 159 48 3.0D V6 Luxury LWB £59975 271 167 48 3.0D V6 Premium Luxury £60665 271 159 48 3.0D V6 Premium Luxury LWB £63775 271 167 48 3.0D V6 Portfolio £67865 271 159 49 3.0D V6 Portfolio LWB £70975 271 167 49 F-TYPE 2dr coupé Cheaper than the roadster. Gains in rigidity and precision mean it’s better tooAAAAB 3.0 V6 £51235 336 205 50 3.0 V6 S £60235 375 213 50 5.0 V8 R £85000 542 259 50 F-TYPE 2dr open Serious money. But it buys a serious car with a likeable wild side AAAAC 3.0 V6 £58520 336 209 50 3.0 V6 S £67520 375 213 50 5.0 V8 S £79985 488 259 50 XK 2dr coupé Brilliant blend of handling, comfort and pace. Good value AAAAC 5.0 V8 £65465 380 264 47 5.0 V8 Portfolio £70965 380 264 47 5.0 V8 R £78965 503 292 50 5.0 V8 R-S £97465 542 292 50 XK CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Brilliant blend of handling, comfort and pace. Good valueAAAAC 5.0 V8 R-S £103465 542 292 50 5.0 V8 £71465 380 264 48 5.0 V8 Portfolio £76965 380 264 48 5.0 V8 R £84965 503 292 50

dynamically forgettable AAACC 1.4 100 1 £14400 99 139 7 1.4 100 2 £16400 99 143 8 1.6 GDI 130 2 ISG £17195 128 124 12 1.6 GDI 130 3 ISG £18995 128 124 12 1.6 GDI 130 4 ISG £20600 128 137 13 1.6 GDI 130 4 Tech ISG £22500 128 137 15 1.4 CRDi 89 1 £15695 89 109 6 1.6 CRDi 126 1 ISG £16295 126 97 12 1.6 CRDi 126 2 ISG £18295 126 100 13 1.6 CRDi 126 3 ISG £20095 126 100 13 1.6 CRDi 126 4 ISG £21695 126 112 14 1.6 CRDi 126 4 Tech ISG £23595 126 112 15 CEED 5dr estate Another slightly bigger looker from Schreyer, but also forgettable AAACC 1.4 CRDi 90 1 ISG £16895 89 109 6 1.6 CRDi 126 1 ISG £17695 126 116 12 1.6 CRDi 126 2 ISG £19295 126 116 13 1.6 CRDi 126 3 ISG £21095 126 116 13 1.6 CRDi 126 4 ISG £22895 126 116 14 1.6 CRDi 126 4 Tech ISG £24795 126 116 15 PROCEED 3dr hatch Another slightly smaller looker from Schreyer. Still not memorable AAACC 1.6 GDi 133 S ISG £17495 133 124 14 1.6 GDi 133 SE £19500 133 137 15 1.6 GDi 133 SE DCT auto £20800 133 140 14 1.6 T-GDi 201 GT £19995 201 171 15 1.6 CRDi 126 S ISG £18595 126 100 13 1.6 CRDi 126 SE ISG £20595 126 112 13 SOUL 5dr hatch Looks divide opinion. Good ride, but AAACC avoid the petrol engine 1.6 CRDi 2 £14995 126 129 17 1.6 GDi 1 £12800 138 149 16 1.6 GDi 2 £13605 138 149 17 1.6 GDi Quantum £15605 138 149 18 1.6 GDi Shaker £15300 138 149 19 1.6 CRDi Quantum £16995 126 129 19 1.6 CRDi Shaker £16690 126 129 19 1.6 CRDi Inferno £18695 126 129 19 SORENTO 5dr 4x4 Big and dependable, but unlovable AAAAC to look directly at 2.2 CRDi KX-1 £26695 194 155 21 2.2 CRDi KX-2 £29095 194 155 21 2.2 CRDi KX-2 Sat Nav £30195 194 155 22 2.2 CRDi KX-3 auto £35295 194 178 25 OPTIMA 4dr saloon Looks the part, but is well off the European saloon pace AAACC 1.7 CRDi 1 ISG £19595 134 128 16 1.7 CRDi 2 Luxe ISG £21695 134 128 17 1.7 CRDi 2 Tech ISG £21695 134 128 17 1.7 CRDi 3 ISG £24495 134 128 17 VENGA 5dr mpv Versatile interior, but firm ride and high price disappoint AAAAC 1.4 89 1 ISG £11595 89 130 7 1.4 89 1 Air ISG £12395 89 130 8 1.4 89 2 ISG £13495 89 130 8 1.6 123 3 Nav ISG £16680 123 139 12 1.6 123 3 Nav auto £17780 123 154 11 1.6 123 2 Au £15405 123 154 11 1.6 123 3 Au £16785 123 154 11 1.6 123 3 ISG £15685 123 139 12 1.4 CRDi 90 Eco 1 £12895 89 119 10 1.4 CRDi 89 1 Air £13695 89 119 11 1.4 CRDi 90 Eco 2 £14795 89 119 11 1.6 CRDi 114 3 ISG £16975 114 117 14 1.6 CRDi 114 3 Nav ISG £17970 114 117 15 CARENS 5dr mpv NIcely up to scratch now, but no class leader AAABC 1.6 GDi 1 ISG £17895 133 149 13 1.6 GDi 2 ISG £19195 133 149 13 1.7 CRDi 114 1 ISG £19295 114 124 12 1.7 CRDi 114 2 ISG £20595 114 124 12 1.7 CRDi 134 2 Au £21995 136 159 16 1.7 CRDi 134 3 ISG £23895 136 132 16 SPORTAGE 5dr 4x4 Good ride, handling and usability. AAAAC Handsome, too 1.6 GDi 1 2WD ISG £17495 133 149 10 1.6 GDi 2 2WD ISG £19395 133 149 10 2.0 KX-2 4WD £21795 160 181 12 1.7 CRDi 1 2WD ISG £18895 114 135 10 1.7 CRDi 2 2WD ISG £20795 114 135 11 1.7 CRDi 3 2WD ISG £22395 114 143 12 1.7 CRDi 3 2WD SatNav ISG £23395 114 143 12 2.0 CRDi KX-2 4WD £23195 134 149 14 2.0 CRDi KX-3 4WD £24795 134 156 15 2.0 CRDi KX-3 4WD nav £25795 134 156 16 2.0 CRDi KX3 4WD sn au £27095 134 183 16 2.0 CRDi 181 KX-4 4WD £27395 134 158 19

JEEP COMPASS 5dr 4x4 Jeep badged Dodge Caliber. Poor AACCC by any standard 2.0 Sport 2WD £18465 154 175 22 2.4 Ltd 4WD £23845 168 209 24 2.2 CRD Ltd 4WD £25735 161 172 28 WRANGLER 3dr 4x4 Heavy duty off roader lacks on road manners AABCC 3.6 V6 Sahara £29000 276 263 3.6 V6 Overland £31150 276 263 3.6 V6 Rubicon £29900 276 270 2.8 CRD Overland £31145 197 213 25 2.8 CRD Sahara £28995 197 213 24 WRANGLER 5dr 4x4 Heavy duty off roader lacks AABCC on road manners 3.6 V6 Sahara £30670 276 273 3.6 V6 Overland £32820 276 273 3.6 V6 Rubicon £31570 276 273 22 2.8 CRD Overland £32815 197 217 25 2.8 CRD Overland Axle+ £33425 197 230 25 2.8 CRD Sahara £30665 197 217 24 2.8 CRD Sahara Axle+ £31275 197 230 24 GRAND CHEROKEE 5dr 4x4 The best Jeep. Comfortable and well equipped AAABC 3.0 V6 190 CRD Laredo £37695 188 198 36 3.0 V6 CRD Ltd £39695 247 198 40 3.0 V6 CRD Ltd Plus £42695 247 198 41 KOENIGSEGG 3.0 V6 CRD Overland £46395 247 198 41 CCX 2dr coupé Stupendously fast Swedish supercar 3.0 V6 CRD Summit £50195 247 198 43 AAAAC 6.4 V8 SRT8 £60695 470 327 50 4.7 V8 £415000 806 KIA PICANTO 3dr hatch Most grown up car in its class. AAAAC Nice drive and cabin 1.0 1 £8045 68 99 3 1.0 1 Air £8645 68 99 4 1.0 City £10245 68 99 4 1.25 White ISG £11745 84 106 11 1.25 White Au £12345 84 130 11 1.25 Equinox £11945 84 109 10 PICANTO 5dr hatch Most grown up car in its class. AAAAC Nice drive and cabin 1.0 1 £8245 68 99 3 1.0 1 Air £8845 68 99 4 1.0 2 £9845 68 99 4 1.25 2 ISG £10445 84 100 7 1.25 3 £11445 84 109 10 RIO 3dr hatch Looks great, but it’s well off the European saloon pace AAABC 1.25 1 £9995 83 114 5 1.25 1 Air £10795 83 114 5 1.25 2 £11895 83 119 5 1.4 2 auto £13505 107 150 8 1.4 2 ISG £12695 107 124 8 1.4 3 ISG £13595 107 124 8 1.1D ISG 1 Air £12095 74 94 3 1.1D ISG 2 £13195 74 99 3 1.4D ISG 2 £13795 89 105 7 1.4D ISG 3 £14695 89 105 8 CEED 5dr hatch Another looker from Schreyer, but

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and forgettable drive AAABC 2.0 i-VTEC ES £22765 154 159 23 2.0 i-VTEC ES GT £23715 154 159 24 2.0 i-VTEC ES GT Nav £24915 154 159 24 2.0 i-VTEC EX £26130 154 162 24 2.4 i-VTEC EX £27430 198 199 26 2.4 i-VTEC EX ADAS £29830 198 199 27 2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES £24965 148 138 24 2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT £25915 148 138 24 2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT Nav £27115 148 138 24 2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX £28345 148 141 25 2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX ADAS £30745 148 141 26 2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S £30930 177 147 28 2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S ADAS £33180 177 147 29 ACCORD TOURER 5dr estate As above but more AAABC desirable and useful 2.0 i-VTEC ES £24265 154 163 23 2.0 i-VTEC ES GT £25215 154 163 24 2.0 i-VTEC ES GT Nav £26415 154 163 24 2.4 i-VTEC EX £29075 198 201 26 2.4 i-VTEC EX ADAS £31475 198 201 27 2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES £26480 148 143 24 2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT £27430 148 143 24 2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT Nav £28630 148 143 24 2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX £29845 148 146 25 2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX ADAS £32245 148 146 26 2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S £32430 177 150 28 2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S ADAS £34680 177 150 29 CR-V 5dr 4x4 The CR V soldiers on. But it’s hemmed in AAABC by cleverer competition 2.0 i-VTEC S 2WD £21735 154 168 24 2.0 i-VTEC S-T 2WD £22500 154 168 24 2.0 i-VTEC SE 2WD £23595 154 168 24 2.0 i-VTEC SE-T 2WD £24360 154 168 24 2.0 i-VTEC S £22835 154 173 24 2.0 i-VTEC S-T £23600 154 173 24 2.0 i-VTEC SE £24695 154 173 24 2.0 i-VTEC SE-T £25460 154 173 24 2.0 i-VTEC SR £26965 154 177 25 2.0 i-VTEC EX £29465 154 177 25 1.6 i-DTEC S 2WD £22800 118 119 24 1.6 i-DTEC SE 2WD £24660 118 119 24 2.2 i-DTEC S £24940 148 149 26 2.2 i-DTEC S-T £25705 148 149 26 2.2 i-DTEC SE £26800 148 149 26 2.2 i-DTEC SE-T £27565 148 149 26 2.2 i-DTEC SR £29055 148 154 26 2.2 i-DTEC EX £31555 148 154 27 CR-Z 3dr coupé Hybrid coupe looks good but isn’t the driver’s tool it should be AAABC 1.5 IMA Sport £20750 135 122 17 1.5 IMA Sport-T £21745 135 122 20 1.5 IMA GT £23275 135 122 17 1.5 IMA GT-T £24270 135 122 18

road, crude on it AAACC 110 2.2D Chassis Cab £22315 120 295 27 110 2.2D Double Cab Pick Up £24915 120 295 110 2.2D County Double Cab PU £26760 120 295 28 110 2.2D XS Double Cab Pick Up £30100 120 295 110 2.2D Hard Top £24005 120 295 26 110 2.2D County Utility Wagon £28805 120 295 110 2.2D Utility Wagon £26615 120 295 110 2.2D S’Wagon £26615 120 295 27 110 2.2D County £28805 120 295 28 110 2.2D XS S’Wagon £33000 120 295 28 110 2.2D XS Utility Wagon £32000 120 295 130 2.2D Chassis Cab £25715 120 295 130 2.2 Double Cab Pick Up £29960 120 295 130 2.2D D’ble Cab Chassis Cab £27860 120 295 FREELANDER 5dr 4x4 Classy, comfortable soft AAABC roader. Pricey but able 2.2 eD4 150 S 2WD £23705 148 158 20 2.2 eD4 150 GS 2WD £26455 148 158 21 2.2 eD4 150 XS 2WD £29205 148 158 22 2.2 eD4 150 HSE 2WD £33905 148 158 23 2.2 TD4 150 S 4WD £24505 148 165 20 2.2 TD4 150 GS 4WD £27255 148 165 21 2.2 TD4 150 XS 4WD £30005 148 165 22 2.2 TD4 150 HSE 4WD £34705 148 165 23 2.2 SD4 190 GS 4WD £29765 188 185 24 2.2 SD4 190 XS 4WD £32515 188 185 25 2.2 SD4 190 HSE 4WD £37215 188 185 26 DISCOVERY 5dr 4x4 The best compromise between AAAAC off and on road ability 3.0 SDV6 255 GS £38850 252 213 39 3.0 SDV6 255 XS £45575 252 213 40 3.0 SDV6 255 HSE £52475 252 213 41 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 3dr 4x4 A new class of desirability for the SUV AAAAC 2.0 Si4 240 Dynamic 4WD £41510 237 199 38 2.2 eD4 150 Pure 2WD £30195 148 129 28 2.2 eD4 150 Prestige 2WD £37495 148 129 30 2.2 SD4 190 Pure 4WD £32000 188 149 32 2.2 SD4 190 Pres. 4WD £39300 188 149 34 2.2 SD4 190 Dynamic 4WD £39800 188 149 34 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 5dr 4x4 A new class of desirability for the SUV AAAAC 2.0 Si4 240 Dynamic 4WD £40510 237 199 38 2.2 eD4 150 Pure 2WD £29200 148 133 28 2.2 eD4 150 Prestige 2WD £36500 148 133 30 2.2 SD4 190 Pure 4WD £31000 188 149 32 2.2 SD4 190 Prestige 4WD £38300 188 149 34 2.2 SD4 190 Dynamic 4WD £38800 188 149 34 RANGE ROVER 5dr 4x4 Arguably the best luxury car in the world. Easily the best SUV AAAAB 5.0 V8 S Aubiography £98430 503 322 50 5.0 V8 S Aubiography LWB £105840 503 322 50 3.0 TDV6 Vogue £71310 254 196 45 3.0 TDV6 Vogue SE £77910 254 196 50 3.0 TDV6 Aubiography £87910 254 196 50 4.4 SDV8 Vogue £78120 308 229 50 4.4 SDV8 Vogue SE £84720 308 229 50 4.4 SDV8 Aubiography £94720 308 229 50 4.4 SDV8 Aubiography LWB £102120 308 50 RANGE ROVER SPORT 5dr 4x4 Just the right kind of dynamic twist. Brilliant AAAAB 5.0 V8 S Aubiography Dynamic £81550 503 298 49 3.0 TDV6 SE £51550 254 194 43 3.0 SDV6 HSE £59995 288 199 43 3.0 SDV6 HSE Dynamic £64995 288 199 43 3.0 SDV6 Aubiography Dynamic £74995 288 199 45 4.4 SDV8 Aubiography Dynamic £81550 334 229 47

LEXUS CT 5dr hatch Makes sense only as a company car. Not fun AAACC 200h S £20995 134 82 17 200h SE £23995 134 94 18 200h Advance £23985 134 94 18 200h Luxury £25995 134 94 18 200h F Sport £26745 134 94 18 200h Premier £30995 134 94 19 IS 4dr saloon Sleek junior exec, well made and interest AAACC ing. Needs a better diesel 250 SE £26495 204 199 32 250 Luxury £27995 204 199 33 250 F Sport £30495 204 213 33 250 Premier £35495 204 213 34 300h SE £29495 217 99 31 300h Luxury £30995 217 103 32 300h F Sport £33495 217 109 32 300h Premier £38495 217 109 33 GS 4dr saloon Refreshingly different, but lacks a diesel engine AAABC 300h SE £31495 179 109 31 300h Luxury £37495 179 113 32 300h F Sport £41745 179 115 33 300h Premier £43745 179 113 33 KTM 450h Luxury £45495 338 141 42 £51495 338 145 42 X-BOW 0dr unknown Eccentric looks, sharp handling. 450h F Sport 450h Premier £51495 338 141 42 Expensive AAAAC LS 4dr saloon Uninspiring luxury barge with a huge kit 2.0 Street £49980 237 185 2.0 Clubsport £59755 237 185 list attached AAABC 2.0 Superlight £79305 237 185 460 Luxury £71995 382 249 48 2.0 ABT Sp.line 300 £59755 296 189 460 F-Sport £74495 382 249 49 600h L Premier £99995 439 199 50 LAMBORGHINI 600h L Premier Night View £101510 439 199 50 GALLARDO 2dr coupé The full supercar sensation. RX 5dr 4x4 Low flexibility, but hybrid function makes a degree of economic sense AAAAC AAABC Sublime handling 5.2 V10 LP560-4 £157668 552 351 50 450h Advance £48495 245 145 40 V10 LP570-4 S’leggera £183948 562 319 450h SE £44495 245 145 40 GALLARDO SPYDER 2dr open Dramatic looks, 450h Luxury £48495 245 145 41 outrageous noise and pace 450h F Sport £51995 245 145 42 AAAAC £55495 245 145 41 5.2 V10 LP560-4 £167628 552 351 50 450h Premier 5.2 V10 LP570-4 P’mante £188388 552 350 50 AVENTADOR 2dr coupé Big, bullish and ballistic. But LOTUS ELISE 2dr open Pure sports car. Great chassis and not perfect AAAAC AAAAC steering, low running costs 6.5 LP700-4 £242280 690 398 1.6 Club Racer £28580 134 149 43 LAND ROVER 1.6 £29050 134 149 43 DEFENDER 3dr 4x4 An institution. Unbeatable off 1.6 Sport £30650 134 149 43 road, crude on it 1.8 S £37205 217 175 43 AAACC EXIGE 2dr coupé Sharp, uncompromising track car. 90 2.2D Hard Top £22355 120 266 AAAAC 90 2.2D S’Wagon £24260 120 266 25 Unforgiving on road 90 2.2D County £26560 120 266 25 3.5 V6 S £54610 345 236 47 90 2.2D XS S’Wagon £30100 120 266 26 DEFENDER 5dr 4x4 An institution. Unbeatable off

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MASERATI GHIBLI 4dr saloon Classy and entertaining but less polished than a 5 Series AAAAC 3.0 V6 £52275 325 223 50 3.0 V6 S £63415 404 246 50 3.0D V6 £48830 271 158 50 QUATTROPORTE 4dr saloon Not quite as sophisti cated as it might have been. AAABC 3.0 V6 S £80095 404 50 3.8 V8 £110000 523 274 50 GRANTURISMO 2dr coupé Fantastic looks and soundtrack, average chassis AAAAC 4.2 V8 £82140 400 330 50 4.7 V8 Sport £90390 453 354 50 4.7 V8 MC Stradale £109995 453 337 50 GRANCABRIO 2dr open Fantastic looks and soundtrack, average chassis AAAAC 4.7 V8 £98200 433 354 50 4.7 V8 Sport £102615 453 337 50 MAZDA 2 3dr hatch Energetic, fun drive in a cute and usable supermini. Good value AAAAC 1.3 75 TS AC £10495 74 115 9 1.3 84 Tamura £11795 83 115 11 1.5 Sport £12995 101 132 16 2 5dr hatch Energetic, fun drive in a cute and usable supermini. Good value AAAAC 1.3 75 TS AC £10995 74 115 9 1.3 84 Tamura £12295 83 115 11 1.3 84 Sport Venture £13395 83 115 11 1.5 TS2 Activematic £12995 101 145 12 1.5 Sport £13495 102 132 16 3 4dr saloon Refined, well priced family hatch. AAAAC Dynamically satisfying, too 2.0 120 SE £16995 118 119 17 2.0 120 SE Nav £17595 118 119 17 2.0 120 SE-L Nav £19095 118 119 18 2.0 120 Sport Nav £19895 118 119 18 2.2d 150 SE £19245 148 104 23 2.2d 150 SE Nav £19845 148 104 24 2.2d 150 SE-L £20745 148 104 24 2.2d 150 SE-L Nav £21345 148 104 24 2.2d 150 Sport Nav £22145 148 104 24 3 5dr hatch Refined, well priced family hatch. AAAAC Dynamically satisfying, too 1.5 100 SE £16695 99 119 13 1.5 100 SE Nav £17295 99 119 13 2.0 120 SE £16995 118 119 17 2.0 120 SE Nav £17595 118 119 17 2.0 120 SE-L £18495 118 119 18 2.0 120 SE-L Nav £19095 118 119 18 2.0 120 Sport Nav £19895 118 119 18 2.0 165 Sport Nav £21620 162 135 22 2.2D 150 SE £19245 148 107 23 2.2D 150 SE Nav £19845 148 107 24 2.2D 150 SE-L £20745 148 107 24 2.2D 150 SE-L Nav £21345 148 107 24 2.2D 150 Sport Nav £22145 148 107 24 6 4dr saloon A compelling mix of size, economy and performance. Interior a let down AAAAC 2.0 145 SE £19595 143 129 18 2.0 145 SE Nav £20295 143 129 18 2.0 145 SE-L £20395 143 129 16 2.0 145 SE-L Nav £21095 143 129 16 2.0 165 Sport £23495 162 135 19 2.0 165 Sport Nav £24195 162 135 19 2.2D 150 SE £21995 148 108 21 2.2D 150 SE Nav £22695 148 108 21 2.2D 150 SE-L £22795 148 108 19 2.2D 150 SE-L Nav £23495 148 108 19 2.2D 150 Sport £25195 148 108 21 2.2D 150 Sport Nav £25895 148 108 21 2.2D 175 Sport £25595 173 119 23 2.2D 175 Sport Nav £26295 173 119 23 6 5dr tourer A compelling mix of size, economy and performance. Interior a let down AAAAC 2.0 145 SE-L Nav £22015 143 129 16 2.0 165 Sport Nav £24995 162 135 19 2.2D 150 SE Nav £23495 148 116 21 2.2D 175 Sport Nav £27095 173 119 23 2.0 145 SE-L £21315 143 131 16 2.0 165 Sport £24295 162 136 19 2.2D 150 SE £22795 148 116 21 2.2D 150 SE-L £23595 148 116 19 2.2D 150 SE-L Nav £24295 148 116 19 2.2D 150 Sport £25995 148 116 21 2.2D 150 Sport Nav £26695 148 116 21 2.2D 175 Sport £26395 173 121 23 CX-5 5dr 4x4 Superb diesel engine mated to above AAABC average package 2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 SE-L £21595 162 139 15 2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 Sport £23995 162 139 16 2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 Sport Nav £24695 162 139 16 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L £23295 148 119 18 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L Nav £23995 148 119 18 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L Lux £24695 148 119 20 2.2D Sky-D 150 SE-L Lux Nav £25395 148 119 20 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 Sport £25695 148 119 19 2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 Sport Nav £26395 148 119 19 2.2D Sky-D 150 SE-L AWD £24995 148 136 17 2.2D Sky-D 150 SE-L Nav AWD £25695 148 136 17 2.2D Sky-D 175 Sport AWD £27695 173 136 21 2.2D Sky-D 175 Sport Nav AWD £28395 173 136 21 5 5dr mpv Functional seven seater, but not unpleasant AAABC to drive. Lots of kit 2.0 150 Sport Venture £20295 148 159 16 1.6D 115 Sport Venture £21695 114 138 16 MX-5 2dr open Worthy of its iconic status. Manageable, fun and attainable AAAAC 1.8i Sport Venture £18995 125 167 21 1.8i SE £18495 125 167 21 2.0i Sport Tech £21595 158 181 27 2.0i Sport Tech Nav £21795 158 181 27 MX-5 COUPE CABRIOLET 2dr cc As above, but with a nifty folding hard top. AAAAC

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MCLAREN 12C 2dr coupé Extraordinary pace and handling. A AAAAB touch clinical 3.8 V8 £176000 616 279 50 12C SPIDER 2dr open Extraordinary pace and handling. Noisier, and better for it AAAAB 3.8 V8 £195500 616 279 50 P1 2dr coupé Just extraordinary. As worthy of a place in hypercar history as the F1 AAAAA 3.8 V8 £866000 903 194 50 MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS 5dr hatch Desirability on message; ride quality seriously off piste AAABC A180 CDI SE ECO £21965 107 92 16 A250 AMG Sport 4MATIC £28985 208 154 33 A250 Engn’ed by AMG 4MATIC £30905 208 154 34 A180 SE £20715 121 128 18 A180 Sport £21835 121 133 18 A200 Sport £23360 154 134 23 A200 AMG Sport £24610 154 136 24 A250 AMG Sport £27435 208 140 33 A250 Engineered by AMG Sport £29355 208 140 34 A45 AMG £38190 354 161 43 A180 CDI SE auto £23240 107 98 16 A180 CDI Sport £22785 107 102 16 A180 CDI AMG Sport £24035 107 105 16 A200 CDI Sport £23860 134 118 20 A200 CDI AMG Sport £25110 134 121 21 A220 CDI AMG Sport £27760 168 115 25 B-CLASS 5dr hatch A slightly odd prospect, but AAABC practical and classy B180 CDI SE ECO £22950 108 98 15 B220 Sport 4MATIC £28135 190 156 17 B180 SE £22015 120 137 16 B180 Sport £23330 120 144 17 B180 CDI SE auto £24225 108 107 15 B180 CDI Sport £24075 108 117 15 B200 CDI SE £24125 134 114 20 B200 CDI Sport £25425 134 121 21 B220 CDI Sport £28225 168 120 25 CLA 4dr saloon Attractive from some angles, unap pealing from others. Dynamics to match AAACC CLA 200 CDI AMG Sport £29125 134 117 27 CLA 200 CDI Sport £26925 134 117 27 CLA 250 AMG Sport 4Matic £33435 208 154 24 CLA180 Sport £24775 121 130 23 CLA180 AMG Sport £26975 121 130 24 CLA45 AMG £42265 354 161 45 CLA220 CDI Sport £29775 168 117 27 CLA220 CDI AMG Sport £31975 168 117 28 C-CLASS 4dr saloon A desirable and rewarding AAAAC family car. 250 CDI is best C180 Exec SE £26585 154 138 29 C63 AMG £57275 451 280 45 C63 AMG Edition 507 £67270 451 280 50 C200 CDI Exec SE £27895 134 127 28 C220 CDI Exec SE £28970 168 109 32 C220 CDI AMG Sport Edition £30170 168 123 33 C250 CDI AMG Sport Edition £31335 201 131 39 C-CLASS 5dr estate A desirable and rewarding family AAAAC car. 250 CDI is best C180 Exec SE £27785 154 139 29 C63 AMG £58475 451 285 45 C63 AMG Edition 507 £68470 451 285 50 C200 CDI Exec SE £29095 134 127 28 C220 CDI Exec SE £30170 168 114 32 C220 CDI AMG Sport Edition £31370 168 128 33 C250 CDI AMG Sport Edition £32535 201 132 39 C-CLASS 2dr coupé Nice balance of style, usability AAABC and driver reward C63 AMG Edition 507 £68470 451 280 44 C180 AMG Sport Edition £29960 154 149 35 C63 AMG £58475 451 280 44 C220 CDI Exec SE £31130 168 109 34 C220 CDI AMG Sport Edition £32455 168 133 38 C250 CDI AMG Sport Edition £33510 201 143 41 E-CLASS 4dr saloon A return to the old Merc quali AAAAC ties. Refined and relaxing E300 BlueTECH Hyb’d AMG Sport£42375 204 109 43 E63 AMG S £84090 549 232 47 E200 CGI SE £34335 181 138 36 E200 CGI AMG Sport £36845 181 142 37 E250 CGI SE £35465 208 138 38 E250 CGI AMG Sport £37975 208 142 39 E63 AMG £74095 549 230 47 E300 Bluetec Hybrid SE £39880 204 109 43 E220 CDI SE £32750 168 120 34 E220 CDI AMG Sport £35245 168 129 35 E250 CDI SE £36820 201 129 39 E250 CDI AMG Sport £39440 201 134 40 E350 Bluetec AMG Sport £41255 248 154 44 E-CLASS 5dr estate A return to the old Merc quali AAAAC ties. Refined and relaxing E220 CDI AMG Sport £37160 168 135 35 E220 CDI SE £34665 168 133 34 E250 CDI AMG Sport £41245 201 145 40 E250 CDI SE £38750 201 143 39 E250 CGI AMG Sport £39765 208 147 39 E250 CGI SE £37270 208 144 38 E300 BlueTEC Hybrid AMG Sport £44165 201 119 44 E300 BlueTEC Hybrid SE £41670 201 119 44 E350 Bluetec AMG Sport £43045 248 159 44 E63 AMG £75885 549 234 47 E63 AMG S £85880 582 234 47 E-CLASS 2dr coupé A return to the old Merc qualities. AAAAC Refined and relaxing E200 AMG Sport £38415 181 140 39 E400 AMG Sport Plus £46265 329 176 45 E220 CDI SE £35095 168 123 38 E220 CDI AMG Sport £37590 168 126 39 E250 CDI AMG Sport £40730 201 129 43 E350 Bluetec AMG Sport £42435 228 149 46 E-CLASS CABRIOLET 2dr open Nice cabin, but ride isn’t great. Six pot engines best AAACC E200 AMG Sport £41800 181 146 42 E400 AMG Sport Plus £49635 329 185 48

E220 CDI SE £38465 168 127 41 E220 CDI AMG Sport £41085 168 134 42 E250 CDI AMG Sport £44100 201 128 45 E350 Bluetec AMG Sport £45840 228 154 48 S-CLASS 4dr saloon Still the best luxury car in the real world. Calm, advanced, rewarding AAAAA S500 L AMG Line £88130 449 207 50 S400 Hybrid L SE Line £69640 328 147 49 S400 Hybrid L AMG Line £74675 328 153 49 S600 L AMG Line £139960 523 259 50 S63 AMG L £119565 577 237 50 S65 AMG L £179960 621 279 50 S300 BlueTEC Hybrid L AMG Line£72260 204 120 49 S350 BlueTEC SE Line £62650 254 146 49 S350 BlueTEC AMG Line £67685 254 151 50 S350 BlueTEC L SE Line £65650 254 148 50 S350 BlueTEC L AMG Line £70685 254 154 50 CLS 4dr saloon Saloon like practicality, coupe like rewards AAAAC 350 AMG Sport £54240 302 164 50 63 AMG £81930 518 231 50 63 AMG Perf. Pack £88425 518 231 50 250 CDI £47605 201 135 43 250 CDI AMG Sport £50600 201 138 44 350 CDI £51245 261 160 46 350 CDI AMG Sport £54240 261 160 46 CLS 5dr shooting brake Saloon like practicality, AAAAC estate like rewards 250 CDI £49390 201 139 43 350 CDI £53030 261 161 47 250 CDI AMG Sport £52400 201 143 44 350 CDI AMG Sport £56025 261 162 47 63 AMG £83080 549 235 50 GLA 5dr 4x4 Not the most practical crossover, but good looking and very decent to drive AAAAC GLA 250 SE 4MATIC £29910 208 154 33 GLA 250 AMG Line 4MATIC £30910 208 154 34 GLA 45 AMG £42000 354 175 GLA 200 CDI SE £25850 134 119 25 GLA 200 CDI AMG Line £26850 134 119 25 GLA 220 CDI SE 4MATIC £30030 168 129 28 GLA 220 CDI AMG Line 4MATIC £31030 168 129 29 G-CLASS 5dr 4x4 Massively expensive and compro mised, but with character to spare AAABC G350 BlueTEC £83805 208 295 G63 AMG £123975 537 322 GL-CLASS 5dr 4x4 Decent on road and off despite its size. Nice cabin, too AAABC GL350 BlueTEC AMG Sport £60100 261 209 49 GL63 AMG £92330 549 288 50 SLK 2dr open Enthusiastic, neat handling and brisk all weather roadster AAAAC 200 CGI BlueEff Sport £34345 181 158 41 250 CGI BlueEff Sport £38675 201 169 44 350 CGI BlueEff Sport £44600 302 167 45 SLK55 AMG £55335 416 195 47 SLK250 CDI £32615 201 132 42 SLK250 CDI AMG Sport £36615 201 132 43 SL 2dr open Big, luxurious and classier than a royal AAAAB stud farm. Merc at its best. SL350 AMG Sport £69960 302 169 50 SL500 AMG Sport £79970 429 212 50 SL63 AMG £110785 557 231 50 SL65 AMG £168285 621 270 50 SLS 2dr coupé Desirable gullwing supercar. Dramatic but usable AAAAC 6.2 V8 AMG £168485 563 308 50 6.2 V8 AMG GT £165030 583 308 50 SLS ROADSTER 2dr open The gullwings have gone, but you’re closer to the noise AAAAC 6.2 V8 AMG £176985 563 308 50 CL 2dr coupé Comfortable big coupe. More GT than sports car AAAAC CL500 £95525 429 227 50 CL63 AMG £118865 536 244 50 CL65 AMG £164815 621 334 50 M-CLASS 5dr 4x4 Roomy, quiet and well appointed. A proper Merc SUV AAAAC ML350 BlueTEC SE £47460 254 189 43 ML63 AMG £84125 536 276 50 ML250 BlueTEC SE £44340 201 165 38 ML250 BlueTEC AMG Sport £46480 201 165 38 ML350 BlueTEC AMG Sport £49600 254 189 43 MG MG3 5dr hatch Neatly tuned and nicely styled supermini. Flaws covered up by price AAACC 1.5 3Time £8399 105 136 4 1.5 3Form £9299 105 136 4 1.5 3Form Sport £9549 105 136 4 1.5 3Style £9999 105 136 4 MG6 4dr saloon Good dynamics and space. Poor finish AACCC and running costs 1.8T Magnette TSE £19955 158 174 14 1.9 DTi Magnette TSE £21195 148 129 14 MG6 5dr hatch Good dynamics and space. Poor finish and running costs AACCC 1.8 TCI GT S £15455 158 174 13 1.8 TCI GT SE £16955 158 174 14 1.8 TCI GT TSE £18955 158 174 14 1.9 DTi GT S £16995 148 129 13 1.9 DTi GT SE £18195 148 129 14 1.9 DTi GT TSE £20195 148 129 14 MINI COOPER 3dr hatch Has matured very satisfyingly into its larger footprint . A real contenderAAAAB 1.5 £15300 134 105 1.5 Pepper Pack £16190 134 105 1.5 Pepper-Media Pack £17765 134 105 1.5 Chili Pack £17550 134 105 1.5 Chili-Media Pack £17550 134 105 2.0 S £18650 189 133 28 2.0 S Chili Pack £20550 189 133 2.0 S Chili-Media Pack £21725 189 133 2.0 S Media Pack £20045 189 133 1.5 D £16450 114 92 1.5 D Pepper Pack £17340 114 92 1.5 D Pepper-Media Pack £18915 114 92 1.5 D Chili Pack £18700 114 92 1.5 D Chili-Media Pack £19875 114 92 ONE CLUBMAN 5dr estate Engaging drive and funky looks, but not practical AAACC

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1.6 £14570 97 129 13 1.6 Pepper Pack £15980 97 129 13 1.6 Media Pack £16270 97 129 13 1.6 Pepper-Media Pack £17320 97 129 13 1.6 Sport Chili Pack £19050 97 129 13 1.6 Sport Chili-Media Pack £20180 97 129 13 1.6D £15610 89 103 13 1.6D Pepper Pack £17020 89 103 13 1.6D Media Pack £17310 89 103 13 1.6D Pepper-Media Pack £18360 89 103 13 1.6D Sport Chili Pack £20090 89 103 13 1.6D Sport Chili-Media Pack £21220 89 103 13 ONE CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Lots of style, but AAACC poor ride and refinement 1.6 £16165 97 133 14 1.6 Pepper Pack £17435 97 133 14 1.6 Media Pack £17865 97 133 14 1.6 Sport Pack £19190 97 133 14 1.6 Pepper-Media Pack £18775 97 133 14 1.6 Pepper-Sport Pack £20460 97 133 14 1.6 Sport-Media Pack £20890 97 133 14 1.6 Pepper-Sport-Media £21800 97 133 14 1.6 Sport Chili Pack £20345 97 133 14 1.6 Sport Chili-Media Pack £21475 97 133 14 COOPER CLUBMAN 5dr estate Engaging, but not AAACC practical enough 1.6 £15910 121 129 17 1.6 Bond Street £20275 121 129 19 1.6 Pepper Pack £17025 121 129 17 1.6 Pepper-Media Pack £18365 121 129 17 1.6 Media Pack £17610 121 129 17 1.6 Chili Pack £18230 121 129 17 1.6 Chili-Media Pack £19360 121 129 17 1.6 Sport Chili Pack £20090 121 129 17 1.6 Sport Chili-Media Pack £21220 121 129 17 1.6T S Bond Street £23360 181 137 30 1.6T S £19245 181 137 30 1.6T S Media Pack £20805 181 137 30 1.6T S Chili Pack £21400 181 137 30 1.6T S Chili-Media Pack £22530 181 137 30 1.6T S Sport Chili Pack £22965 181 137 30 1.6T S Sport Chili-Media Pack £24095 181 137 30 1.6T John Cooper Works £23355 208 155 34 1.6T JCW Media Pack £24915 208 155 34 1.6T JCW Chili Pack £25130 208 155 34 1.6T JCW Chili-Media £26260 208 155 34 1.6D £17260 110 103 18 1.6D Bond Street £21625 110 103 20 1.6D Pepper Pack £18375 110 103 18 1.6D Media Pack £18960 110 103 18 1.6D Pepper-Media Pack £19715 110 103 18 1.6D Chili Pack £19580 110 103 18 1.6D Chili-Media Pack £20710 110 103 18 1.6D Sport Chili Pack £21440 110 103 18 1.6D Sport Chili-Media Pack £22570 110 103 18 2.0D SD £19930 141 115 22 2.0D SD Bond Street £24045 141 115 23 2.0D SD Media Pack £21490 141 115 22 2.0D SD Chili Pack £22085 141 115 22 2.0D SD Chili-Media Pack £23215 141 115 22 2.0D SD Sport Chili Pack £23650 141 115 22 2.0D SD Sport Chili-Media Pack £24780 141 115 22 COOPER CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Lots of style, AAACC poor ride and refinement 1.6 £17595 121 133 18 1.6 Highgate £21600 121 133 20 1.6 Pepper Pack £18560 121 133 18 1.6 Media Pack £19295 121 133 18 1.6 Pepper-Media Pack £19900 121 133 18 1.6 Chili Pack £19765 121 133 18 1.6 Sport Pack £20320 121 133 18 1.6 Chili-Media Pack £20895 121 133 18 1.6 Pepper-Sport Pack £21285 121 133 18 1.6 Chili-Sport Pack £22490 121 133 18 1.6 Sport-Media Pack £22020 121 133 18 1.6 Chili-Sport-Media £23620 121 133 18 1.6 Pepper-Sp-Media £22625 121 133 18 1.6 Sport Chili Pack £21475 121 133 18 1.6 Sport Chili-Media Pack £22605 121 133 18 1.6T S £20795 181 139 30 1.6T S Highgate £24380 181 139 32 1.6T S Media Pack £22355 181 139 30 1.6T S Chili Pack £22790 181 139 30 1.6T S Sport Pack £23055 181 139 30 1.6T S Chili-Media Pack £23920 181 139 30 1.6T S Chili-Sport Pack £25050 181 139 30 1.6T S Sport-Media Pack £24615 181 139 30 1.6 S Chili-Sp-Media £26180 181 139 30 1.6T S Sport Chili Pack £24205 181 139 30 1.6T S Sport Chili-Media Pack £25335 181 139 30 1.6T S John Cooper Works £25040 208 157 36 1.6T S JCW Media Pack £26600 208 157 36 1.6T S JCW Chili Pack £26725 208 157 36 1.6T JCW Chili-Media £27855 208 157 36 1.6D £18660 110 105 19 1.6D Highgate £22665 110 105 21 1.6D Pepper Pack £19625 110 105 19 1.6D Media Pack £20360 110 105 19 1.6D Pepper-Media Pack £20965 110 105 19 1.6D Chili Pack £20830 110 105 19 1.6D Sport Pack £21385 110 105 19 1.6D Chili-Media Pack £21960 110 105 19 1.6D Pepper-Sport Pack £22350 110 105 19 1.6D Chili-Sport Pack £23555 110 105 19 1.6D Sport-Media Pack £23085 110 105 19 1.6D Chili-Sp-Media £24685 110 105 19 1.6D Pepper-Sp.-Media £23690 110 105 19 1.6D Sport Chili Pack £22540 110 105 19 1.6D Sport Chili-Media Pack £23670 110 105 19 2.0D SD £21480 141 118 23 2.0D SD Highgate £25065 141 118 24 2.0D SD Media Pack £23040 141 118 23 2.0D SD Chili Pack £23475 141 118 23 2.0D SD Sport Pack £23740 141 118 23 2.0D SD Chili-Media Pack £24605 141 118 23 £25735 141 118 23 2.0D SD Chili-Sport Pack 2.0D SD Sport-Media Pack £25300 141 118 23 2.0D SD Ch.Sp.Med. £26865 141 118 23 2.0D SD Sport Chili Pack £24890 141 118 23 2.0D SD Sport Chili-Media Pack £26020 141 118 23 COUPE 2dr coupé Cynical perhaps, but the hatchback AAABC chassis still shines 1.6 Cooper £16640 121 127 18

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1.6 Cooper Media Pack £18320 121 127 18 1.6 Cooper Sport Pack £19150 121 127 18 1.6 Cooper Media-Sport Pack £20830 121 127 18 1.6 Cooper Pepper Pack £17490 121 127 18 1.6 Cooper Pepper-Media Pack £18855 121 127 18 1.6 Cooper Pepper-Sport Pack £20000 121 127 18 1.6 Cooper Pepper-Media-Sport £21365 121 127 18 1.6 Cooper Chili Pack £18490 121 127 18 1.6 Cooper Chili-Sport Pack £21000 121 127 18 1.6 Cooper Chili-Media Pack £19590 121 127 18 1.6 Cooper Chili-Media-Sport £22100 121 127 18 1.6T Cooper S £19785 181 136 31 1.6T Cooper S Media Pack £21335 181 136 31 1.6T Cooper S Sport Pack £21895 181 136 31 1.6T Cooper S Media-Sport Pack £23445 181 136 31 1.6T Cooper S Chili Pack £21650 181 136 31 1.6T Cooper S Chili-Sport Pack £23760 181 136 31 1.6T Cooper S Chili-Media Pack £22750 181 136 31 1.6T Cooper S Chili-Media-Spor £24860 181 136 31 1.6T John Cooper Works £23805 208 153 36 1.6T John Cooper Works Media P£25355 208 153 36 1.6T John Cooper Works Chili P £25250 208 153 36 1.6T John Cooper Works Chili-M £26350 208 153 36 2.0D Cooper SD £20510 141 114 22 2.0D Cooper SD Media Pack £22060 141 114 22 2.0D Cooper SD Sport Pack £22620 141 114 22 2.0D Cooper SD Media-Sport Pk £24170 141 114 22 2.0D Cooper SD Chili Pack £22375 141 114 22 2.0D Cooper SD Chili-Sport Pac £24485 141 114 22 2.0D Cooper SD Chili-Media Pac £23475 141 114 22 2.0D Cooper SD Chili-Sport-Med £25585 141 114 22 ROADSTER 2dr open Occasionally fun, sometimes AAABC compromised, never brilliant 1.6 Cooper £18055 121 133 19 1.6T Cooper S £20940 181 139 32 1.6T John Cooper Works £24790 208 157 37 2.0D Cooper SD £21660 141 118 24 PACEMAN 3dr coupé Two door Countryman a Mini too far. Tough to like AAACC 1.6 Cooper £18975 181 140 16 1.6T Cooper S £22360 181 143 30 1.6T Cooper S ALL4 £23615 181 157 29 1.6D Cooper D ALL4 £21400 181 129 14 1.6D Cooper D £20210 110 115 15 1.6T John Cooper Works £29545 110 172 34 2.0D Cooper SD £23070 141 122 20 2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 £24290 141 130 19 COUNTRYMAN 5dr 4x4 Big, but still more funky than useful AAABC 1.6 One 2WD £16545 97 139 12 1.6 One Pepper Pack 2WD £17940 97 139 12 1.6 One Media Pack 2WD £18345 97 139 12 1.6 One Pep-Media 2WD £19270 97 139 12 1.6 Cooper 2WD £18065 120 140 16 1.6 Cooper P’per 2WD £19205 120 140 16 1.6 Cooper Media 2WD £19865 120 140 16 1.6 Cooper Pep.Med 2WD £20535 120 140 16 1.6 Cooper Chili 2WD £20660 120 140 16 1.6 Cooper Chili-Med. 2WD £21715 120 140 16 1.6T Cooper S 2WD £21530 181 143 30 1.6T Cooper S Med. 2WD £23160 181 143 30 1.6T C’per S Chili 2WD £23940 181 143 30 1.6T C’per S Ch.-Med. 2WD £24995 181 143 30 1.6T Cooper S ALL4 4WD £22785 181 157 28 1.6T C’per S All4 Md. £24415 181 157 28 1.6T C’perS All4 Ch. £25195 181 157 28 1.6T C’perS All4 C-M £26250 181 157 28 1.6T JCW £28605 215 172 33 1.6D One 2WD £17550 89 115 13 1.6D One P’per 2WD £18945 89 115 13 1.6D One Med. 2WD £19350 89 115 13 1.6D One P’per-Md. 2WD £20275 89 115 13 1.6D Cooper 2WD £19300 110 115 18 1.6D C’per P’per 2WD £20440 110 115 18 1.66D C’per Med 2WD £21100 110 115 18 1.6D C’per Pper-Md 2WD £21770 110 115 18 1.6D C’per Ch. 2WD £21895 110 115 18 1.6D C’per Ch.Med 2WD £22950 110 115 18 1.6D Cooper ALL4 4WD £20570 110 129 16 1.6D All4 P’per £21710 110 129 16 1.6D C’per All4 Md. £22370 110 129 16 1.6D All4 Pep.Med. £23040 110 129 16 1.6D C’per All4 Ch. £23165 110 129 16 1.6D Cooper All4 C-M £24220 110 129 16 2.0D Cooper SD £22240 141 122 20 2.0D Cooper SD Med. £23870 141 122 20 2.0D Cooper SD Chili Pack £24650 141 122 20 2.0D Cooper SD Chili-Media Pac £25705 141 122 20 2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 4WD £23460 141 130 20 2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 Media Pck £25090 141 130 20 2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 Chili Pack £25870 141 130 20 2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 Chili-Medi £26925 141 130 20 MITSUBISHI I 5dr hatch Electric city transport. Fun, quirky but AAABC ludicrously expensive MiEV £29045 63 0 27 MIRAGE 5dr hatch Straightforward hatchback. Not for the likes of us AAACC 1.0 70 MIVEC 1 £9054 70 96 15 1.2 79 MIVEC 2 £11054 79 96 17 1.2 79 MIVEC 3 £12054 79 100 18 ASX 5dr hatch Engine sets a new standard, but otherwise unexceptional AAABC 1.6 2 2WD £14999 115 139 13 1.6 3 2WD £16750 115 139 13 1.6 4 2WD £20685 115 139 14 1.8 DiD 3 2WD £18750 114 136 19 1.8 DiD 3 4WD £22929 114 138 19 1.8 DiD 4 4WD £22499 114 138 20 SHOGUN 5dr 4x4 Has its appeal. Needs more chassis AACCC finesse, but still charming 3.2 Di-DC SG2 £28599 197 213 32 3.2 Di-DC SG3 auto £33799 197 224 34 3.2 Di-DC SG4 auto £36799 197 224 34 OUTLANDER 5dr 4x4 Practical and efficient, although very ordinary inside AAABC 2.2 DI-D GX2 4WD £23879 148 138 22 2.2 DI-D GX3 4WD £26579 148 140 22 2.2 DI-D GX4 4WD £30179 148 140 24 2.2 DI-D GX5 4WD £34229 148 153 24

MORGAN 3 WHEELER 0dr open Eccentric, uniquely English and not a little special AAAAA 1.9 115 Sport £31140 115 215 1.9 115 Bespoke £34000 115 1.9 115 Superdry £34995 115 AERO SUPERSPORTS 2dr open Has pace and kerbside status, but pricey AABCC 4.8 V8 £126900 390 269 4-4 2dr open Has its appeal, but not so rewarding to drive AACCC 1.6 £31500 110 PLUS 4 2dr open Has its appeal. Needs more chassis finesse, but still charming AACCC 2.0 2 Seater £35400 145 172 2.0 4 Seater £40200 145 172 ROADSTER 2dr open More advanced, but pricey and needs better brakes AACCC 3.7 V6 4 Seater £51000 280 3.7 V6 £45900 280 PLUS EIGHT 2dr open Olde V8 charm lives on, but requires oodles of cash AAACC 4.8 V8 £85200 367 NISSAN MICRA 5dr hatch Low running costs but below average overall AABCC 1.2 Visia £10050 79 115 6 1.2 Acenta £11700 79 115 7 1.2 Tekna £13100 79 115 7 1.2 DIG-S Visia £11800 97 95 10 1.2 DIG-S Acenta £12800 97 99 10 1.2 DIG-S Tekna £14200 97 99 11 JUKE 5dr hatch High riding, funky hatch is a compel AAABC ling package. High CO2 1.6 94 Visia £13195 93 138 12 1.6 117 Acenta £15095 115 139 12 1.6 117 Acenta Premium Pack £16195 115 139 12 1.6 117 Tekna £17095 115 139 12 1.6 117 N-tec £16395 115 139 16 1.6 DIG-T 190 Tekna £18595 188 159 21 1.6 DIG-T 190 Tekna 4WD auto £20800 188 169 19 1.6 DIG-T 190 N-tec £17795 188 159 26 1.6 DIG-T 200 Nismo £20495 197 159 26 1.6 DIG-T 200 Nismo 4WD auto £22700 188 169 24 1.5 dCi Visia £15095 109 104 13 1.5 dCi Acenta £16490 109 104 13 1.5 dCi Acenta Premium Pack £17590 109 104 13 1.5 dCi Tekna £18490 109 104 13 1.5 dCi N-tec £17790 109 104 16 NOTE 5dr hatch It lacks a bit of verve, but objectively the Note is entirely fit for purpose AAAAC 1.2 Visia £12100 78 109 6 1.2 Acenta £13495 78 109 6 1.2 Acenta Premium £14395 78 109 6 1.2 DIG-S Acenta £14495 97 99 10 1.2 DIG-S Acenta Premium £15395 97 99 10 1.2 DIG-S Tekna £16100 97 99 10 1.5 dCi Visia £14100 89 92 8 1.5 dCi Acenta £15495 89 92 8 1.5 dCi Acenta Premium £16395 89 92 9 1.5 dCi Tekna £17100 89 92 9 LEAF 5dr hatch Comfortable electric car with 100 mile range AAACC 80kw Tekna £30490 107 0 24 80kw Visia £25990 107 0 23 80kw Acenta £28490 107 0 23 QASHQAI 5dr hatch Second generation a masterly update of the first. The crossover to beatAAAAB 1.6 dCi 130 Acenta Prem 4WD £25695 128 115 18 1.6 dCi 130 Tekna 4WD £27845 128 115 19 1.2 DIG-T 115 Visia £17595 113 129 17 1.2 DIG-T 115 Acenta £19145 113 129 14 1.2 DIG-T 115 Acenta Premium £20995 113 129 14 1.2 DIG-T 115 Tekna £23145 113 129 14 1.5 dCi 110 Visia £19290 109 99 17 1.5 dCi 110 Acenta £20840 109 99 17 1.5 dCi 110 Acenta Premium £22690 109 99 14 1.5 dCi 110 Tekna £24840 109 99 15 1.6 dCi 130 Acenta £22145 128 115 21 1.6 dCi 130 Acenta Premium £23995 128 115 18 1.6 dCi 130 Tekna £26145 128 115 19 X-TRAIL 5dr 4x4 Well judged ride handling. Expensive AAABC when kit is added 2.0 dCi 150 Tekna auto £31700 148 188 32 2.0 dCi 173 Acenta £25595 171 168 35 2.0 dCi 173 Tekna £29995 171 168 35 PATHFINDER 5dr 4x4 Tough, but no Discovery. Spacious but unrefined AAABC 2.5 dCi 190 Acenta £32945 188 224 31 2.5 dCi 190 Tekna £36280 188 224 31 370Z 2dr coupé Great engine and poised handling. Lots of road noise AAABC 3.7 V6 £26995 323 248 46 3.7 V6 GT £31995 323 248 46 3.7 V6 GT Edition £35050 323 248 46 370Z CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Great engine and poised handling. Lots of road noise AAABC 3.7 V6 £36495 323 262 47 3.7 V6 GT £35415 323 262 47 GT-R 2dr coupé A benchmark. Great drive, brutal power, sensational value AAAAC 3.8 V6 2013 MY £76610 523 275 50 3.8 V6 2013 MY Track Pack £86610 542 275 50 NOBLE M600 2dr coupé A new era for the Brit maker. Outrageous pace and handling AAAAB 4.4 V8 £200000 650 PEUGEOT ION 5dr hatch Good electric powertrain, comically expensive AABCC 63 £26216 63 0 28 66 UK drive £26216 63 0 28 107 3dr hatch Average city car. Not as refined nor as cheap as the i10 AABCC 1.0 Access £8095 68 99 3 1.0 Active £9220 68 99 3 1.0 Allure £9945 68 99 3 107 5dr hatch Average city car. Not as refined nor as cheap as the i10 AABCC 1.0 Active £9620 68 99 3

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1.0 Allure £10345 68 99 3 207 CC 2dr open The best of the 207 range. Reasonable ride and handling AAACC 1.6 THP 156 Allure £19555 153 170 20 1.6 VTi 120 Active £17000 118 149 16 1.6 VTi 120 Allure £18500 118 150 16 1.6 VTi 120 Roland Garros £19150 118 150 17 1.6 HDi 112 Active £18345 110 124 16 1.6 HDi 112 Allure £19845 110 127 17 1.6 HDi 112 Roland Garros £20495 110 127 18 208 3dr hatch Big improvement for Peugeot, if not the AAABC supermini class 1.0 VTi Access £9995 67 99 5 1.0 VTi Access + £11095 67 99 6 1.0 VTi Active £12045 67 99 6 1.2 VTi Access + £11595 81 104 8 1.2 VTi Active £12545 81 104 8 1.2 VTi Allure £13945 81 104 8 1.6 VTi Allure £15100 118 129 14 1.6 VTi 120 XY £16600 118 129 16 1.6 THP 156 XY £17550 154 135 26 1.6 GTi £18895 197 139 30 1.4 HDi Access+ £12895 67 98 11 1.4 HDi Active £13845 67 98 11 1.4 HDi Allure £15245 67 98 11 1.4 e-HDi Active EGC £14545 67 87 11 1.4 e-HDi Access + EGC £13595 67 87 11 1.4 e-HDi Allure EGC £15945 67 87 11 1.6 e-HDi 92 Active £14495 91 95 18 1.6 e-HDi 92 Allure £15895 91 95 17 1.6 e-HDi 92 XY £17395 91 95 16 1.6 e-HDi 115 XY £18095 113 99 20 208 5dr hatch Big improvement for Peugeot, if not the AAABC supermini class 1.0 VTi Access £10595 67 99 5 1.0 VTi Access + £11695 67 99 6 1.0 VTi Active £12645 67 99 6 1.2 VTi Active £13145 81 104 8 1.2 VTi Access + £12195 81 104 8 1.2 VTi Allure £14345 81 104 8 1.6 VTi Allure £15500 118 129 14 1.6 VTi Feline £16900 118 129 14 1.4 HDi Access+ £13495 67 98 11 1.4 HDi Active £14445 67 98 11 1.4 HDi Allure £15645 67 98 11 1.4 e-HDi Active EGC £15145 67 87 11 1.4 e-HDi Access + EGC £14195 67 87 11 1.4 e-HDi Allure EGC £16345 67 87 11 1.6 e-HDi 92 Active £15095 91 95 18 1.6 e-HDi 92 Allure £16295 91 95 17 1.6 e-HDi 92 Feline EGC £18195 91 98 18 1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline £18395 113 99 19 308 5dr sw Refined and inoffensive, but pricey and no AAABC dynamic excellence 1.6 VTi Access £17300 118 147 15 1.6 VTi Active £18800 118 159 15 1.6 e-HDI 115 Access £19065 113 110 15 1.6 e-HDI 115 Active £20565 113 129 15 1.6 e-HDI 115 Allure £22115 113 129 15 1.6 HDi 92 Access £18145 91 119 12 2.0 HDi 150 Active £21300 148 139 20 2.0 HDi 150 Allure £22750 148 139 20 308 2dr cc Refined and inoffensive, but pricey and no AAABC dynamic excellence 1.6 THP 156 Roland Garros £26255 154 160 26 2.0 HDi 163 Allure £27250 148 144 25 2.0 HDi 163 Roland Garros £27550 161 144 25 1.6 VTi Active £22850 118 159 16 1.6 THP 156 Allure £25955 154 160 22 1.6 e-HDI 115 Active £24115 113 124 18 308 5dr hatch Thoughtfully developed and very well appointed but still no class leader AAAAC 1.2 e-THP 130 Feline £20995 128 112 10 1.2 VTi 82 Access £14495 81 114 10 1.2 e-THP 110 Access £15745 108 104 10 1.2 e-THP 110 Active £17195 108 104 10 1.2 e-THP 110 Allure £18645 81 109 10 1.2 e-THP 130 Active £17945 128 107 10 1.2 e-THP 130 Allure £19395 128 112 10 1.6 THP 125 Access £15695 120 129 15 1.6 THP 125 Active £17145 120 129 15 1.6 THP 125 Allure £18595 120 134 15 1.6 THP 156 Allure £19745 154 134 16 1.6 THP 156 Feline £21345 154 134 16 1.6 HDi 92 Access £16445 91 95 12 1.6 HDi 92 Active £17895 91 95 12 1.6 Blue HDi 120 Active £19095 118 82 12 1.6 Blue HDi 120 Allure £20545 118 87 12 1.6 e-HDi 115 Access £17245 113 95 16 1.6 e-HDi 115 Active £18695 113 95 16 1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure £20145 113 100 16 1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline £21745 113 100 16 2.0 Blue HDi 150 Active £19995 148 103 16 2.0 Blue HDi 150 Allure £21445 148 108 16 2.0 Blue HDi 150 Feline £23045 148 108 16 508 4dr saloon Very competent and likeable package. AAABC 163 HDi the best 2.0 HDi 163 Active Au £23805 161 149 26 2.0 HDi 163 Allure £25030 161 129 27 2.0 HDi Hybrid4 Allure £32100 200 95 34 1.6 VTi 120 Access EGC £19105 118 144 20 1.6 THP 156 Active £21805 154 144 28 1.6 THP 156 Allure £24450 154 144 29 1.6 HDi 115 Active £21200 113 114 20 1.6 e-HDI 115 Access EGC £20100 113 104 21 1.6 e-HDI 115 Active EGC £22000 113 104 21 1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure EGC S-S £24650 113 109 19 2.0 HDi 140 Active £21900 140 119 24 2.0 HDi 140 Allure £24550 140 119 25 2.2 HDi 200 GT £29905 201 150 33 508 SW 5dr estate As good as saloon, only better looking AAAAC 1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure EGC S-S £25870 113 110 19 1.6 HDi 115 Active £22425 113 115 20 2.0 HDi 163 Active Au £25030 161 150 26 2.0 HDi 163 Allure £26255 161 130 27 1.6 VTi 120 Access EGC £20130 118 145 20 1.6 THP 156 Active £23030 154 150 28 1.6 THP 156 Allure £25675 154 150 29 1.6 e-HDI 115 Access EGC £21125 113 105 21 1.6 e-HDI 115 Active EGC £23225 113 105 21 2.0 HDi 140 Active £23125 140 125 24 2.0 HDi 140 Allure £25775 140 125 25

2.0 HDi HYbrid4 RXH £34145 200 107 33 2.2 HDi 200 GT £31130 201 154 33 2008 5dr hatch Efficient and well mannered but short on space and style AAABC 1.2 VTi 82 Access + £12995 81 114 10 1.2 VTi 82 Active £13895 81 114 11 1.2 VTi 82 Allure £15095 81 114 11 1.6 VTi 120 Active £14850 118 135 19 1.6 VTi 120 Allure £16250 118 135 20 1.6 VTi 120 Feline Calima £17650 118 135 19 1.6 VTi 120 Feline Mistral S-S £17850 118 135 19 1.4 HDi 70 Access + £14295 67 104 10 1.4 HDi 70 Active £15195 67 104 10 1.6 e-HDi 92 Active S-S £15845 91 103 17 1.6 e-HDi 92 Active EGC S-S £16445 91 98 17 1.6 e-HDi 92 Allure S-S £17245 91 103 18 1.6 e-HDi 92 Feline Calima £18645 91 103 17 1.6 e-HDi 92 Feline Mistral £18845 91 103 17 1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure S-S £17745 113 105 20 1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline Calima SS £19145 113 105 20 1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline Mistral S £19345 113 105 20 3008 5dr mpv Good handling and flexible cabin. Split AAAAC tailgate a useful touch 2.0 HDi 163 Allure Au £24500 161 159 23 1.6 VTi 120 Access £16995 118 155 1.6 VTi 120 Active £18695 118 155 1.6 VTi 120 Allure £20645 118 155 1.6 THP 156 Active £20050 154 159 1.6 THP 156 Allure £21500 154 159 1.6 HDi 115 Access £18795 113 125 15 1.6 HDi 115 Active £20245 113 125 15 1.6 HDi 115 Allure £22195 113 127 15 1.6 e-HDI 115 Access EGC £19645 113 110 15 1.6 e-HDI 115 Active EGC £21095 113 110 15 1.6 e-HDI 115 Allure EGC £23045 113 112 16 2.0 HDi FAP 150 Active £21350 148 139 20 2.0 HDi FAP 150 Allure £23300 148 139 20 2.0 HDi Hybrid 4 Active £27245 197 88 20 2.0 HDi Hybrid 4 Allure £28245 197 99 21 5008 5dr mpv Well resolved ride and handling with a AAAAC useful 7 seat interior 1.6 VTi 120 Access £18800 118 159 13 1.6 VTi 120 Active £20550 118 159 13 1.6 THP 156 Active £21100 154 163 16 1.6 THP 156 Allure £23200 154 163 17 1.6 e-HDi 115 Access EGC £21345 113 113 14 1.6 e-HDi 115 Active EGC £22945 113 123 14 1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure EGC £24745 113 126 14 1.6 HDi 115 Access £20495 113 128 14 1.6 HDi 115 Active £22200 113 128 14 1.6 HDi 115 Allure £24000 113 135 14 2.0 HDi 150 Active £23200 148 138 18 2.0 HDi 163 Active auto £24405 161 164 20 2.0 HDi 150 Allure £25000 148 140 19 2.0 HDi 163 Allure auto £26205 161 164 20 RCZ 2dr coupé Classy, interesting, fun coupe. AAAAC Peugeot’s got its mojo back 1.6 THP 156 Sport £21850 154 149 27 1.6 THP 156 GT £24250 154 149 28 1.6 THP 200 Sport £24235 197 155 33 1.6 THP 200 GT £26635 197 155 34 2.0 THP 270 R £31995 266 145 42 2.0 HDi 163 Sport £23685 161 135 29 2.0 HDi 163 GT £26085 161 135 30 PORSCHE BOXSTER 2dr open Honed, toned and cosmetically AAAAB enhanced. Scarily brilliant 2.7 £38237 261 192 40 3.4 S £46112 311 206 43 CAYMAN 2dr coupé Roof seals the deal. A five star car by any measure AAAAA 2.7 £39694 271 192 37 3.4 S £48783 320 206 41 911 2dr coupé The best just got better. Still more than worthy of its iconic status AAAAB 3.4 Carrera £73413 345 212 46 3.4 Carrera 4 £78269 345 219 46 3.8 Carrera S £83448 395 224 47 3.8 Carrera 4S £88304 395 234 48 3.8 Turbo £118349 514 227 48 3.8 Turbo S £140852 552 227 48 3.8 GT3 £100540 468 289 48 911 CABRIOLET 2dr open The best just got better. Still more than worthy of its iconic statusAAAAB 3.4 Carrera £82072 345 217 49 3.8 Carrera S £92108 395 229 50 3.4 Carrera 4 £86928 345 224 49 3.8 Carrera 4S £96964 395 236 50 3.8 Turbo £126689 513 231 50 3.8 Turbo S £149511 552 231 50 918 SPYDER 2dr open Porsche’s hybrid hypercar. A AAAAB rare and memorable mix 4.6 V8 £657400 875 70 50 MACAN 5dr 4x4 Spookily good handling. A sports utility vehicle in the purest sense AAAAB 3.0 V6 S £43300 336 212 50 3.6 V6 Turbo £59300 395 216 50 3.0 V6 S Diesel £43300 254 164 50 PANAMERA 5dr hatch Technically brilliant and with a great cabin. Soulless AAABC 3.0 V6 S £63893 414 204 46 3.0 V6 4S £63893 414 208 46 3.0 V6 S E-hybrid £88967 410 71 50 3.6 V6 PDK £63893 306 196 46 3.6 V6 4 PDK £67454 306 203 47 4.8 V8 GTS PDK £93175 424 249 50 4.8 V8 Turbo PDK £107903 493 239 50 3.0D V6 £62922 247 166 46 CAYENNE 5dr 4x4 Classy interior and mostly good fun. Hybrid not entertaining AAABC 3.0 V6 S Hybrid £61882 374 193 45 3.6 V6 £42990 295 263 40 4.8 V8 S £57515 394 245 47 4.8 V8 GTS £68117 414 251 49 4.8 V8 Turbo £89324 493 270 50 4.8 V8 Turbo S £107784 543 270 50 3.0 V6 Diesel £47390 242 189 41 4.2 V8 Diesel S £59053 377 218 49 PROTON SAVVY 5dr hatch Compromise in quality isn’t worth the saving AACCC

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NEW CARS A-Z 1.2 Style £8000 75 134 8 SATRIA NEO 3dr hatch Best Proton ever, but still unjustifiable AACCC 1.6 GSX £8500 111 157 19 1.6 Sport £9500 111 157 19 GEN-2 4dr saloon Hugely disappointing despite price

1.6 dCi 130 Dyn. TomTom S-S

RENAULT TWIZY 2dr hatch Zany solution to personal mobility. Suitably irreverent and impractical AAABC EV 13kW Urban £6895 17 0 10 EV 13kW Colour £6950 17 0 10 EV 13kW Technic £7595 17 0 11 ZOE 5dr hatch Far more practical zero emission solution. Attractive price AAABC Expr. £18443 87 0 15 Dyn’que Zen £20043 87 0 16 Dyn’que Intens £20043 87 0 16 CAPTUR 5dr hatch On message compact crossover. Better looking than most AAABC 0.9 TCe 90 Expr. £12495 89 115 0.9 TCe Expr.+ £13995 89 115 9 0.9 TCe 90 Dyn’que Media Nav £14995 89 115 9 0.9 TCe 90 Dyn’que S Media N £16495 89 115 10 1.2 TCe 120 Dyn’que Media N £17195 118 125 14 1.2 TCe 120 Dyn’que S MediaN £18695 118 125 15 1.5 dCi 90 Expr. £13895 89 95 1.5 dCi 90 Expr.+ £15395 89 95 11 1.5 dCi 90 Dyn’que Media Nav £16395 89 95 12 1.5 dCi 90 Dyn’que S Media N £17895 89 95 12 CLIO 5dr hatch Attractive, nice to drive and practical. AAAAC Only the Fiesta does it better 1.2 TCe 120 GT-Line EDC £17395 118 120 14 1.2 75 Expr. £10795 75 127 7 1.2 75 Expr. + £12195 75 127 8 1.2 75 Dyn’que Media Nav £13195 75 127 8 0.9 TCe 90 Expr. + £13195 89 104 9 0.9 TCe 90 Eco Expr. + £13445 89 99 9 0.9 TCe 90 Dyn’que Media Nav £14195 89 104 9 0.9 TCe Eco Dyn’que Media Nav £14445 89 99 9 0.9 TCe 90 Dyn’que S Media Nav £15195 89 105 10 1.6 Renaultsport 200 £18995 197 144 29 1.5 dCi 90 Expr. + £14295 89 90 13 1.5 dCi 90 Eco Expr. + £14545 89 83 13 1.5 dCi 90 Dyn’que Media Nav £15295 89 90 13 1.5 dCi 90 Eco Dyn’q Media Nav £15545 89 83 13 1.5 dCi 90 Dyn’q S Media Nav £16295 89 90 13 MEGANE 5dr hatch Stylish and refined but bland. AABCC Nothing exceptional 1.2 TCe 115 Expr.+ S-S £17570 113 119 14 1.2 TCe 115 Dyn’ TomTom S-S £18570 113 119 14 1.2 TCe 115 GT Line S-S £20070 113 119 15 1.6 110 Expr.+ £16745 109 159 14 1.6 110 Knight Edition £17145 109 159 17 1.6 110 Dyn’que TomTom £17745 109 159 15 1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+ S-S £18245 109 90 16 1.5 dCi 110 Dyn’ TomTom S-S £19245 109 90 17 1.5 dCi 110 GT Line TomTom S-S £20745 109 90 18 1.6 dCi 130 Dyn’ TomTom S-S £19745 128 104 20 1.6 dCi 130 GT Line TomTom S-S £21245 128 104 20 MEGANE SPORT TOURER 5dr estate Stylish and refined but bland. Nothing exceptionalAAACC 1.2 TCe 115 Dyn’que TomTom S-S £19570 113 119 14 1.2 TCe 115 GT Line TomTom S-S £21070 113 119 15 1.6 VVT 110 Expr.+ £17745 109 159 14 1.6 VVT 110 Dyn’que TomTom £18745 109 159 15 1.5 dCi 90 Expr.+ £18895 88 104 13 1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+ £19545 109 109 16 1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+ S-S £19245 109 90 16 1.5 dCi 110 Dyn’que TomTom £20545 109 109 17 1.5 dCi 110 Dyn’que TomTom S-S £20245 109 90 17 1.5 dCi 110 GT Line TomTom S-S £21745 109 90 18 1.6 dCi 130 Dyn’que TomTom S-S £20745 128 104 20 1.6 dCi 130 GT Line TomTom S-S £22245 128 104 20 2.0 dCi 165 GT Line Tom Tom £23995 163 145 24 MEGANE 3dr coupé Stylish but average in normal AABCC guise. R’sport excellent 1.2 TCe 115 Dyn’ TomTom S-S £19345 113 119 15 1.2 TCe 115 GT Line TomTom S-S £20845 113 119 15 1.6 VVT 110 Expr.+ £17245 109 159 15 1.6 VVT 110 Dyn’que TomTom £18245 109 159 15 2.0T Renaultsport 265 £26925 261 174 36 1.5 dCi 90 Expr.+ £18595 84 104 13 1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+ £19245 109 109 16 1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+ S-S £19945 109 90 16 1.5 dCi 110 Dyn’que TomTom £20245 109 109 17 1.5 dCi 110 Dyn’ TomTom S-S £20945 109 90 17 1.5 dCi 110 GT Line TomTom S-S £22445 109 90 18 1.6 dCi 130 Dyn’ TomTom S-S £21445 129 104 20 1.6 dCi 130 GT Line TomTom S-S £22945 129 104 20 2.0 dCi 165 GT Line Tom Tom £23695 163 145 24 MEGANE CC 2dr cc Not much fun to drive. Nice AABCC cabin, 1.4 TCe short on pace 1.4 TCe 130 GT Tom £24655 129 169 19 1.5 dCi 110 Dyn Tom auto £25395 109 124 17 SCENIC 5dr mpv Still a class act. Well priced and equipped AAABC 1.6 VVT 110 Expr.+ XMOD £17955 109 178 19 1.6 VVT 110 Dyn’que TomTom £19155 109 174 19 1.6 VVT 110 Dyn TomTom XMOD £19155 109 178 19 1.2 TCe 115 Dyn. TomTom S-S £20250 113 135 18 1.2 TCe 115 Dyn TomTom XMOD £20250 113 140 18 1.5 dCi 110 Dyn. TomTom S-S £21095 109 105 19 1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+ XMOD £19745 109 128 19 1.5 dCi 110 Dyn TomTom XMOD £21095 109 105 19 1.6 dCi 130 Dyn. TomTom S-S £22195 128 114 23 1.6 dCi 130 Dyn TomTom XMOD £22195 128 114 24 GRAND SCENIC 5dr mpv As above, but with seven AAABC seats. Nice cabin and ride 1.6 VVT 110 Dyn’que TomTom £20355 109 178 19 1.2 TCe 115 Dyn. TomTom S-S £21450 113 140 19 1.5 dCi 110 Dyn. TomTom S-S £22295 109 105 19

SEAT MII 3dr hatch Predictably not quite as good as the VW Up. Cheaper, though AAABC 1.0 60 S £8060 59 105 1 1.0 60 S AC £8560 59 105 1 1.0 60 SE £9520 59 105 1 1.0 60 Toca £9995 59 105 1 1.0 60 Ecomotive £9420 59 96 1 1.0 75 SE auto £10650 74 105 2 1.0 75 Sport £10240 74 108 2 MII 5dr hatch Predictably not quite as good as the VW AAABC Up. Cheaper, though 1.0 60 S £8410 59 105 1 1.0 60 S AC £8910 59 105 1 1.0 60 SE £9870 59 105 1 1.0 60 Toca £10345 59 105 1 1.0 60 Ecomotive £9770 59 96 1 1.0 75 SE auto £11000 74 105 2 1.0 75 Sport £10590 74 108 2 IBIZA 3dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Cupra AAABC needs a manual 1.2 12v 60 E £10195 59 125 3 1.2 12v 70 S A-C £11180 69 125 5 1.4 85 SE £12420 84 139 9 1.4 85 Toca £12705 84 139 11 1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG £14045 104 124 12 1.2 TSI 105 FR £14020 104 119 12 1.2 TSI 105 FR DSG £15005 104 124 12 1.4 TSI 180 Cupra DSG £18765 178 139 27 1.2 TDI 75 S A-C £13055 74 102 7 1.2 TDI 75 S A-C Ecomotive £13575 74 92 7 1.2 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive £14220 74 92 7 1.6 TDI 105 SE £14765 104 112 14 1.6 TDI 105 FR £15725 104 112 14 2.0 TDI 143 FR £16895 141 123 22 IBIZA 5dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Cupra AAABC needs a manual 1.2 12v 70 S A-C £11730 69 125 5 1.4 85 SE £12970 84 139 9 1.4 85 Toca £13255 84 139 11 1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG £14595 104 124 12 1.2 TSI 105 FR £14570 104 119 12 1.2 TSI 105 FR DSG £15555 104 124 12 1.2 TDI 75 S A-C £13605 74 102 7 1.2 TDI 75 S A-C Ecomotive £14125 74 92 7 1.2 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive £14770 74 92 7 1.6 TDI 105 SE £15315 104 112 14 1.6 TDI 105 FR £16275 104 112 14 2.0 TDI 143 FR £17445 141 123 22 IBIZA 5dr estate Rivals are more practical but Ibiza is fun AAACC 1.2 TSI 70 S A-C £12430 69 128 5 1.4 85 SE £13670 84 139 9 1.4 85 Toca £13955 84 139 11 1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG £15295 103 124 12 1.2 TSI 105 FR £15270 103 119 12 1.2 TDI 75 S A-C £14305 74 105 7 1.2 TDI 75 S A-C Ecomotive £14825 74 92 7 1.2 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive £15470 74 92 7 1.6 TDI 105 SE £16015 104 112 14 1.6 TDI 105 FR £16975 104 112 14 TOLEDO 5dr hatch Makes practical sense, but leaves AAACC no other lasting impression 1.2 75 E £12500 74 137 8 1.2 TSI 85 S £14120 84 119 10 1.2 TSI 105 S £15150 104 116 13 1.2 TSI 105 SE £16350 104 118 14 1.4 TSI 122 SE DSG £17785 120 134 17 1.6 TDI CR S Ecomotive £16640 104 104 15 1.6 TDI CR SE Ecomotive £17840 104 106 15 LEON 3dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Inevitably AAAAC back from the Golf’s quality 1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive £19360 108 87 14 1.2 TSI 105 S £15550 104 114 12 1.2 TSI 105 SE £16670 104 114 13 1.4 TSI 140 SE £17720 138 119 17 1.4 TSI 140 FR £19265 138 119 18 1.8 TSI 180 FR £20470 178 137 25 2.0 TSI 265 Cupra £25690 261 25 1.6 TDI CR 105 S £17250 104 99 13 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE £18370 104 99 13 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE Ecomotive £19360 104 87 13 2.0 TDI CR 150 SE £19720 148 106 19 2.0 TDI CR 150 FR £21265 148 106 20 2.0 TDI CR 184 FR £22255 181 109 26 LEON 5dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Inevitably AAAAC back from the Golf’s quality 1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive £19660 108 87 14 1.2 TSI 105 S £15850 104 114 12 1.2 TSI 105 SE £16970 104 114 13 1.4 TSI 140 SE £18020 138 119 17 1.4 TSI 140 FR £19565 138 119 18 1.8 TSI 180 FR £20770 178 137 25 2.0 TSI 280 Cupra £28525 276 149 25 1.6 TDI CR 105 S £17550 104 99 13 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE £18670 104 99 13 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE Ecomotive £19660 104 87 13 2.0 TDI CR 150 SE £20020 148 106 19 2.0 TDI CR 150 FR £21565 148 106 20 2.0 TDI CR 184 FR £22555 181 109 26 LEON 5dr estate Sharp looks and handling. Inevitably AAAAC back from the Golf’s quality 1.2 TSI 105 S £16675 104 114 12 1.2 TSI 105 SE £17795 104 114 13 1.4 TSI 140 FR £20390 138 122 18

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ROLLS-ROYCE GHOST 4dr saloon The best driver’s car in the stable. Fabulously indulgent AAAAC 6.6 V12 £200500 563 317 6.6 V12 EWB £230000 563 317 ACCCC 1.6 Persona ecoLogic £11210 110 157 16 PHANTOM 4dr saloon Opulence befitting the price AAAAC GEN-2 5dr hatch Hugely disappointing despite price tag. Benchmark ride quality 6.8 V12 ACCCC £285200 453 347 £336700 453 380 1.3 GLS £9200 74 164 10 6.8 V12 EWB 1.6 GSX ecoLogic £11215 110 170 16 PHANTOM 2dr coupé Opulence befitting the price tag. Benchmark ride quality AAAAC RADICAL 6.8 V12 £313200 453 377 SR3 2dr coupé Spectacular on the track; not so good PHANTOM 2dr open Opulence befitting the price tag. on the way home Benchmark ride quality AAAAC AAAAC SL £69850 245 6.8 V12 Drophead £332400 453 377


SKODA CITIGO 3dr hatch The VW Up in entry level Skoda format AAABC 1.0 60 S £7990 59 105 1 1.0 60 SE £8780 59 105 1 1.0 60 Sport £10290 59 105 1 1.0 60 Greentech SE £9140 59 95 1 1.0 60 Greentech Eleg. £9720 59 95 1 1.0 75 Greentech Eleg. £10110 74 98 2 CITIGO 5dr hatch The VW Up in entry level Skoda format AAABC 1.0 60 S £8340 59 105 1 1.0 60 SE £9130 59 105 1 1.0 60 Sport £10640 59 105 1 1.0 60 Greentech SE £9490 59 95 1 1.0 60 Greentech Eleg. £10070 59 95 1 1.0 75 Greentech Eleg. £10460 74 98 2 FABIA 5dr hatch Good interior packaging. Soft AAAAC handling, good value 1.2 12v 60 S £9945 59 128 3 1.2 12v 69 SE £11580 68 128 5 1.2 TSI 86 SE £12150 84 121 9 1.2 TSI 86 Eleg. £13235 84 121 9 1.2 TSI 86 Monte Carlo £13670 84 121 9 1.2 TSI 105 S DSG £12635 103 124 12 1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG £13570 103 124 13 1.2 TSI 105 Eleg. £13895 103 124 13 1.2 TSI 105 Monte Carlo £14330 103 124 13 1.4 TSI 180 vRS £17150 178 148 27 1.2 TDI CR 75 Greenline II £13875 74 88 8 1.6 TDI CR 75 S £12030 74 109 7 1.6 TDI CR 75 SE £12965 74 109 8 1.6 TDI CR 90 SE £13555 89 109 12 1.6 TDI CR 90 Eleg. £14640 89 109 12 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE £13780 104 109 14 1.6 TDI CR 105 Eleg. £14865 104 109 14 1.6 TDI CR 105 Monte Carlo £15300 104 109 15 FABIA 5dr estate Good interior packaging. Soft AAAAC handling, good value 1.2 69 S £11215 68 128 4 1.2 TSI 86 SE £13000 84 121 9 1.2 TSI 86 Scout £14070 84 121 9 1.2 TSI 86 Monte Carlo £14145 84 121 9 1.2 TSI 105 SE £13660 103 124 13 1.2 TSI 105 Monte Carlo £14805 103 124 13 1.2 TSI 105 Eleg. £14745 103 124 13 1.4 TSI 180 vRS £18000 178 148 27 1.2 TDI CR 75 Greenline II £14490 74 88 8 1.6 TDI CR 75 S £12645 74 109 7 1.6 TDI CR 90 SE £14405 89 109 12 1.6 TDI CR 90 Eleg. £15490 89 109 12 1.6 TDI CR 90 Scout £15475 89 109 12 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE £14630 104 109 14 1.6 TDI CR 105 Eleg. £15715 104 109 14 1.6 TDI CR 105 Monte Carlo £15775 104 109 15 1.6 TDI CR 105 Scout £15700 104 109 15 RAPID 5dr hatch Slender five door hatch makes most AAABC sense under a Skoda badge 1.2 75 S £12905 74 137 7 1.2 TSI 86 S £13700 84 119 10 1.2 TSI 86 SE £14650 84 119 10 1.2 TSI 86 GreenTech S £13950 84 114 10 1.2 TSI 86 GreenTech SE £14900 84 114 10 1.2 TSI 105 SE £15350 104 125 13 1.2 TSI 105 Eleg. £16100 104 125 13 1.2 TSI 105 GreenTech SE £15600 104 118 13 1.2 TSI 105 GreenTech Eleg. £16350 104 118 13 1.4 TSI 122 SE DSG £17140 120 134 16 1.4 TSI 122 Eleg. DSG £17890 120 134 16 1.4 TSI 122 GreenTech SE DSG £17265 120 127 18 1.4 TSI 122 GreenTech Eleg. £18015 120 127 18 1.6 TDI 105 S £16150 103 114 16 1.6 TDI 105 SE £17100 103 114 15 1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. £17850 103 114 15 1.6 TDI 105 GreenTech SE £17350 103 106 15 1.6 TDI 105 GreenTech Eleg. £18100 103 106 15 RAPID 5dr estate Estate shape makes most sense of AAABC Rapid’s skinny body 1.2 TSI 105 Eleg. £16640 104 125 14 1.2 TSI 105 Greentech Eleg. £16890 104 118 14 1.2 TSI 105 Greentech SE £16430 104 118 15 1.2 TSI 105 SE £16180 104 125 14 1.2 TSI 86 Greentech S £14590 84 114 12 1.2 TSI 86 Greentech SE £15730 84 114 12 1.2 TSI 86 S £14340 84 119 11 1.2 TSI 86 SE £15480 84 119 12 1.4 TSI 122 Eleg. DSG £18440 120 134 18 1.4 TSI 122 Greentech SE DSG £18105 120 127 18 1.4 TSI 122 G’tech Eleg. DS £18565 120 127 18 1.4 TSI 122 SE DSG £17980 120 134 17 1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. £18390 103 114 16 1.6 TDI 105 Greentech Eleg. £18640 103 106 16 1.6 TDI 105 Greentech SE £18180 103 106 16

1.0 84 Pulse £10075 83 115 7 1.0 84 Passion £10875 83 115 7 1.0 101 Brabus Xclusive £15375 101 119 11 0.8 cdi Pulse £10775 54 86 6 0.8 cdi Passion £11575 54 86 6 FORTWO CABRIOLET 2dr open Likeable microcar. Needs a better gearbox. iQ is better AACCC 1.0 70 mhd Pulse £11075 70 99 6 1.0 70 mhd Passion £11875 70 99 6 1.0 84 Pulse £11575 83 115 8 1.0 84 Passion £12375 83 115 8 1.0 Brabus Xclusive £16875 101 119 13 0.8 cdi Passion £13075 54 86 8 SSANGYONG KORANDO 5dr hatch Good for a Ssangyong, poor by AACCC class standards 2.0d SE 2WD £14995 147 147 19 2.0d SE4 4WD £16495 147 157 19 2.0d ELX4 4WD £19995 173 157 19 REXTON W 5dr 4x4 Rugged seven seater makes short work of mud. Tarmac more tricky AABCC 2.0 SX £21995 155 196 2.0 EX £24495 155 196 TURISMO 5dr mpv Incredibly ungainly, but offers huge real estate for the money AAACC 2.0D S £17995 155 199 27 2.0D ES £19995 155 199 27 2.0D EX £23995 155 212 29 SUBARU BRZ 2dr coupé The GT 86’s half brother looks just as AAAAA good in Subaru blue 2.0i SE £24995 197 181 30 2.0i SE Lux £26495 197 181 31 FORESTER 5dr 4x4 Solid, spacious and willfully unsexy AAACC 2.0i XE £25495 147 160 23 2.0i XE Premium £27495 147 160 23 2.0i XT Turbo CVT £30995 237 197 34 2.0d X £24995 145 150 24 2.0d XC £26995 145 156 25 2.0d XC Premium £28995 145 156 25 XV 5dr 4x4 No nonsense crossover doesn’t quite make AAACC enough sense 2.0i SE £21995 148 160 21 2.0i SE Premium £23995 148 160 22 2.0D SE £23995 144 146 26 2.0D SE Premium £25995 144 146 27 OUTBACK ESTATE 5dr 4x4 Acceptable in isolation but no benchmark AABCC 2.0 D S £28870 148 155 21 2.0 D SE £30070 148 155 21 2.0 D SE Nav Plus £32370 148 155 22 2.0 D SX Lineartronic £31495 148 166 22 SUZUKI ALTO 5dr hatch Energetic, frugal three pot is great AAABC fun. Noisy but endeering 1.0 SZ £7199 67 99 4 1.0 SZ3 £8399 67 99 4 1.0 SZ4 £9599 67 99 4 SPLASH 5dr hatch Lots of space and fun to drive but not cheap AAACC 1.0 SZ2 £9599 68 109 7 1.0 SZ3 £10319 68 109 7 1.2 SZ3 £10799 93 118 11 1.2 SZ4 £11879 93 118 11 SWIFT 3dr hatch Cute looks and rewarding handling. Sport is excellent fun AAABC 1.2 SZ2 £10799 93 116 8 1.2 SZ3 £12119 93 116 9 1.2 SZ4 £13439 93 116 9 1.6 Sport £13999 134 147 19 SWIFT 5dr hatch Cute looks and rewarding handling. Sport is excellent fun AAABC 1.2 SZ2 £11299 93 116 8 1.2 SZ3 £12619 93 116 9 1.2 SZ4 £13939 93 116 9 1.6 Sport £14499 134 147 19 1.3 DDiS SZ3 £13699 74 109 9 KIZASHI 4dr saloon Engaging dynamics perceptible through poor powertrain AAABC 2.4 Sport CVT 4WD £21995 176 191 26 SX4 5dr 4x4 Well priced junior soft roader. Unsettled ride. Diesel is unrefined AAACC 1.6 SZ3 2WD £12595 118 141 18 1.6 SZ5 4WD £15899 118 149 16 SX4 S-CROSS 5dr hatch Not class leading, but a worthy crossover also ran AAABC 1.6 SZ3 £14999 118 127 13 1.6 SZ4 £16249 118 127 13 1.6 SZ-T £17749 118 127 13 1.6 SZ5 £19749 118 127 14 1.6 SZ5 Allgrip £21549 118 135 14 1.6 DDiS SZ3 £16999 118 110 20 1.6 DDiS SZ4 £18249 118 110 20 1.6 DDiS SZ-T £19749 118 110 20 1.6 DDiS SZ-T Allgrip £21549 118 114 18 1.6 DDiS SZ5 £21749 118 110 19 1.6 DDiS SZ5 Allgrip £23549 118 114 19 GRAND VITARA 5dr 4x4 Good off road, but feels AABCC old. Poor driving position 2.4 SZ4 £18895 166 204 24 2.4 SZ5 £21570 166 204 24 1.9 DDiS SZ5 £23875 127 174 24 TESLA MODEL S 4dr saloon Brings luxury, range and, critically, credibility to electric offeringsAAAAB 60kWh £50280 245 85kWh £57680 416 85kWh Performance £69080 416

TOYOTA IQ 3dr hatch Inovative microcar. Drives well, comfort AAAAC able interior. Pricey 1.0 VVT-i £10995 67 99 3 SMART 1.0 VVT-i 2 £11995 67 99 4 FORTWO 2dr coupé Likeable microcar. Needs a better 1.33 VVT-i 3 £12995 97 119 6 AYGO 3dr hatch Stylish and able, but not as cheap as AACCC gearbox. iQ is better AAACC 1.0 70 mhd Pulse £9575 70 97 4 it needs to be 1.0 70 mhd Passion £10375 70 97 4 1.0 VVT-i Active £8595 67 99 2

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1.6 TDI 105 S £16790 103 114 15 1.6 TDI 105 SE £17930 103 114 16 1.6 TDI 90 GreenTech Eleg. £17900 89 114 14 1.6 TDI 90 GreenTech SE £17530 89 114 14 1.6 TDI 90 S £16140 89 114 13 1.6 TDI 90 SE £17280 89 114 14 1.6 TDI 90 Eleg. £17740 89 114 14 OCTAVIA 5dr hatch Extended wheelbase makes the Octavia an even more practical choice AAABC 1.2 TSI 105 S £16310 104 114 13 1.2 TSI 105 SE £17510 104 114 13 1.4 TSI 140 SE £18710 138 121 18 1.4 TSI 140 Eleg. £20560 138 121 19 2.0 TSI 220 vRS £23310 217 142 29 1.6 TDI 105 S £18360 104 99 13 1.6 TDI 105 SE £19560 104 99 13 1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. £21410 104 99 14 1.6 TDI 110 Greenline £20150 108 85 14 2.0 TDI 150 SE £20460 148 106 19 2.0 TDI 150 Eleg. £22310 148 106 20 2.0 TDI 184 vRS £23580 181 119 26 OCTAVIA 5dr estate Extended wheelbase makes the Octavia an even more practical choice AAABC 1.6 TDI 105 SE 4x4 £21490 104 119 13 2.0 TDI 150 SE 4x4 £22390 148 124 19 1.2 TSI 105 S £16790 104 117 13 1.2 TSI 105 SE £17990 104 117 13 1.4 TSI 140 SE £19190 138 121 18 1.4 TSI 140 Eleg. £21040 138 121 19 2.0 TSI 220 vRS £23790 217 142 29 1.6 TDI 105 S £18840 104 99 13 1.6 TDI 105 SE £20040 104 99 13 1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. £21890 104 99 14 2.0 TDI 150 SE £20940 148 110 19 2.0 TDI 150 Eleg. £22790 148 110 20 2.0 TDI 184 vRS £24060 181 119 26 SUPERB 5dr hatch Enormous and brilliant. A cut AAAAC price E class for the masses 2.0 TDI 140 Eleg. £24710 138 119 23 1.4 TSI 125 S £18555 123 138 19 1.8 TSI 160 SE £21595 158 158 25 1.8 TSI 160 Eleg. DSG £25615 158 162 26 3.6 V6 FSI Eleg. 4WD £30510 256 215 34 3.6 V6 FSI Laurin and Klement £32500 256 215 34 1.6 TDI 105 S Greenline £20070 103 109 17 1.6 TDI 105 SE Greenline £21535 103 109 17 1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. Greenline £23860 103 109 17 1.6 TDI 105 S £19760 103 117 17 2.0 TDI 140 S £20360 138 119 22 2.0 TDI 140 SE £22000 138 119 23 2.0 TDI 140 Eleg. 4WD £26295 138 137 22 2.0 TDI 140 Laurin and Klement £26700 138 119 24 2.0 TDI 140 Laurin Klement 4WD £28285 138 137 23 2.0 TDI 170 SE £22930 168 120 25 2.0 TDI 170 Eleg. £25640 168 120 26 2.0 TDI 170 Laurin and Klement £27630 168 120 26 SUPERB 5dr estate Enormous and brilliant. A cut price E class for the masses AAAAC 1.4 TSI S £19680 123 142 19 1.6 TDI 105 S £20885 103 119 17 1.6 TDI 105 S Greenline £21195 103 113 17 1.6 TDI 105 SE Greenline £22815 103 113 17 1.8 TSI 160 Eleg. DSG £26895 158 164 26 1.8 TSI 160 SE £22875 158 160 25 2.0 TDI 140 Eleg. £25990 138 121 23 2.0 TDI 140 Laurin and Klement £28630 138 121 24 2.0 TDI 140 S £21485 138 121 22 2.0 TDI 140 SE £23280 138 121 23 2.0 TDI 170 Eleg. £26920 168 122 26 2.0 TDI 170 Laurin and Klement £29560 168 122 26 2.0 TDI 170 SE £24210 168 122 25 3.6 V6 FSI Eleg. 4WD £31790 256 217 34 3.6 V6 FSI Laurin and Klement £34430 256 217 34 1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. Greenline £25245 103 113 17 ROOMSTER 5dr mpv Quirky looks, talented package, AAABC awkward image 1.2 S £11970 69 143 5 1.2 SE £13440 69 143 6 1.2 TSI 85 S £12615 84 134 9 1.2 TSI 85 SE £14000 84 134 9 1.2 TSI 85 Scout £14550 84 134 9 1.2 TSI 105 S auto £14050 104 134 12 1.2 TSI 105 SE £14665 104 134 12 1.2 TSI 105 Scout £15215 104 134 12 1.2 TDI 75 Greenline II £16195 74 109 9 1.6 TDI CR 90 SE £15285 89 124 11 1.6 TDI CR 90 Scout £15835 89 124 11 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE £15510 104 124 13 1.6 TDI CR 105 Scout £16060 104 124 13 YETI 5dr 4x4 Useful, versatile cabin. Good handling and engines AAAAC 2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor SE 4WD £19450 109 154 14 1.2 TSI 105 S £16600 103 142 13 1.2 TSI 105 Outdoor S £16600 103 142 13 1.2 TSI 105 SE £18110 103 142 13 1.2 TSI 105 Outdoor SE £18110 103 142 13 1.2 TSI 105 Eleg. £19935 103 142 14 1.2 TSI 105 Outdoor Eleg. £19935 103 142 14 1.8 TSI 160 Outdoor L&K 4WD £25490 158 184 22 1.6 TDI 105 S GreenLine II £18095 103 119 14 1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor S GreenLin £18095 103 119 14 1.6 TDI 105 SE GreenLine II £19605 103 119 14 1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor SE GreenLi £19605 103 119 14 1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. GreenLine £21365 103 119 14 1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor Eleg. £21365 103 119 14 2.0 TDI 110 S £17940 109 134 14 2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor S £17940 109 134 14 2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor S 4WD £19580 109 154 14 2.0 TDI 110 SE £19450 109 134 14 2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor SE £19450 109 134 14 2.0 TDI 110 Eleg. £21275 109 134 14 2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor Eleg. £21275 109 134 14 2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor SE 4WD £21915 138 152 18 2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor Eleg. 4WD £23850 138 152 19 2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor L&K 4WD £27050 138 164 19 2.0 TDI 170 Outdoor Eleg. 4WD £24525 168 149 22 2.0 TDI 170 Outdoor L&K 4WD £26625 168 149 22

1.0 VVT-i Active Plus £9190 67 99 2 1.0 VVT-i Mode £9695 67 99 3 1.0 VVT-i Move £10110 67 99 3 1.0 VVT-i Move with Style £10610 67 99 3 AYGO 5dr hatch Stylish and able, but not as cheap as it needs to be AAACC 1.0 VVT-i Active £8995 67 99 2 1.0 VVT-i Active Plus £9590 67 99 2 1.0 VVT-i Active Plus A-C £10090 67 99 2 1.0 VVT-i Mode £10095 67 99 3 1.0 VVT-i Move £10510 67 99 3 1.0 VVT-i Move with Style £11010 67 99 3 YARIS 3dr hatch Good space and value, but not a class leader AAABC 1.0 VVT-i T2 £10895 68 111 4 1.0 VVT-i Edition £11995 68 111 3 1.0 VVT-i TR £12420 68 111 4 1.33 VVT-i TR £13170 98 123 8 1.33 VVT-i SR £13925 98 127 8 1.4 D-4D 90 TR £14670 89 104 11 YARIS 5dr hatch Good space and value, but not a class leader AAABC 1.0 VVT-i T2 £11495 68 111 4 1.0 VVT-i Edition £12595 68 111 3 1.0 VVT-i TR £13020 68 111 4 1.33 VVT-i TR £13770 98 123 8 1.33 VVT-i SR £14525 98 127 8 1.33 VVT-i Trend £14795 98 127 8 1.33 VVT-i T Spirit £15095 98 123 9 1.5 Hybrid T3 £15495 98 79 8 1.5 Hybrid T4 £16445 98 79 8 1.5 Hybrid T Spirit £17545 98 85 9 1.4 D-4D 90 TR £15270 89 104 11 AURIS 5dr hatch Disappointingly average. There are AABCC many better rivals 1.33 VVT-i Active £14695 99 125 7 1.33 VVT-i Icon £17395 99 125 8 1.6 V-matic Icon £17750 130 138 14 1.6 V-matic Icon CVT £18750 130 134 14 1.6 V-matic Sport £18500 130 140 14 1.6 V-matic Excel £19500 130 140 14 1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid £20395 134 84 7 1.8 VVT-i Excel Hybrid £22145 134 91 7 1.4 D-4D Active £16045 89 99 10 1.4 D-4D Icon £18745 89 103 10 1.4 D-4D Sport £19495 89 103 10 1.4 D-4D Excel £20495 89 103 10 AURIS TOURING 5dr estate Nothing wrong, but nothing exceptional. Good spec AAACC 1.33 VVT-i Active £15795 99 127 7 1.33 VVT-i Icon £18495 99 127 8 1.4 D-4D Active £17145 89 109 10 1.4 D-4D Excel £21595 89 109 10 1.4 D-4D Icon £19845 89 109 10 1.4 D-4D Sport £20595 89 109 10 1.6 V-matic Icon £18850 130 140 14 1.6 V-matic Sport £19600 130 143 14 1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid £21495 134 85 7 PRIUS 5dr hatch Clever and appealing in its own right, AAAAC not just as a hybrid 1.8 VVT-i T3 £21845 134 89 15 1.8 VVT-i T4 £23595 134 92 15 1.8 VVT-i T Spirit £25145 134 92 15 1.8 Plug-In £33245 134 49 16 PRIUS+ 5dr mpv Expensive and ugly. Bigger though

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1.8 VVT-i Icon £26495 178 96 11 1.8 VVT-i Excel £29795 178 101 12 RAV4 5dr 4x4 A solid option, but ultimately outgunned by Korean competition AAABC 2.0 V-matic CVT Icon 4WD £25605 150 167 29 2.0 D-4D Active 2WD £22595 124 127 26 2.0 D-4D Icon 2WD £24295 124 127 26 2.0 D-4D Icon 4WD £25695 124 137 26 2.0 D-4D Invincible 2WD £25995 124 127 27 2.0 D-4D Invincible 4WD £27395 124 137 26 2.2 D-4D Icon 4WD £26500 148 149 29 2.2 D-4D Invincible 4WD £28200 148 149 29 AVENSIS 4dr saloon Nothing wrong, but nothing AAACC exceptional. Good spec 1.8 V-matic Active £19160 145 152 17 1.8 V-matic Icon £21450 145 152 18 1.8 V-matic Icon+ £23250 145 152 18 2.0 D-4D Active £20155 124 119 22 2.0 D-4D Icon £22445 124 119 22 2.0 D-4D Icon+ £24245 124 119 23 2.0 D-4D Excel £26145 124 119 23 2.2 D-4D 150 Icon £23450 148 143 25 2.2 D-4D 150 Icon+ £25250 148 143 25 2.2 D-4D 150 Excel £27150 148 145 26 2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon £24550 148 165 25 2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon+ £26350 148 165 25 2.2 D-CAT 150 Excel £28255 148 167 26 AVENSIS TOURER 5dr estate Nothing wrong, but nothing exceptional. Good spec AAACC 1.8 V-matic Active £20210 145 153 17 1.8 V-matic Icon £22500 145 153 18 1.8 V-matic Icon+ £24300 145 153 18 2.0 D-4D Active £21205 124 120 22 2.0 D-4D Icon £23495 124 120 22 2.0 D-4D Icon+ £25295 124 120 23 2.0 D-4D Excel £27795 124 119 23 2.2 D-4D 150 Icon £24500 148 147 25 2.2 D-4D 150 Icon+ £26300 148 147 25 2.2 D-4D 150 Excel £28800 148 149 26 2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon £25605 148 170 25 2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon+ £27405 148 170 25 2.2 D-CAT 150 Excel £29905 148 173 26 VERSO 5dr mpv Ride is firm and boot space limited AAACC with all seats in use 1.6 V-matic Active 5st £17765 130 154 13 1.6 V-matic Active 7st £18265 130 154 13 1.6 V-matic Icon 7st £20250 130 154 14 1.8 V-matic Icon M’Drive 7st £21775 145 159 15 1.8 V-matic Excel M’Drive 7st £23775 145 159 15 2.0 D-4D Active 7st £19760 125 129 16 2.0 D-4D Icon 7st £21775 125 129 16 2.0 D-4D Excel 7st £23775 125 129 17 LAND CRUISER V8 5dr 4x4 A dinosaur, but likeable. Pricey to buy and run AAACC 4.5 D-4D £65220 286 250 48 LAND CRUISER 3dr 4x4 A real go anywhere vehicle. Spongey on road AAACC

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Peugeot 108 On sale July The new city car from Peugeot aims to be one of the lightest and most efficient in its class. The French manufacturer plans to give the 108 a range of ultraefficient three-cylinder engines and is targetting a kerb weight as low as 840kg. The car will once more be built in the Czech Republic alongside its sister models from Toyota and Citroën. Price £8500 (est) APRIL Alpina B4, Audi A1, S3 cabriolet, Bentley Continental GT/GTC V8 S, Fiat 500 Cult, Ford EcoSport, Kia Soul, Nissan Juke facelift, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Final Edition, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Peugeot 308 saloon, Porsche Macan, Range Rover Hybrid, Vauxhall Adam 1.0 (left) MAY Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, Mito Quadrifoglio Verde, Audi S1, Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake Jeep Cherokee (right), Nissan X-Trail, Porsche 911 Targa, Boxster/ Cayman GTS, Renault Mégane RS, Subaru Impreza JUNE BMW 2-series Active Tourer, i8, M3, M4, 4-series Gran Coupé, X3 facelift, Mercedes-Benz C-class, Toyota Aygo JULY BMW X4, Peugeot 108, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Skoda Octavia Scout LATE 2014 Abarth 695 Biposto, Ariel Atom Titanium, Audi TT, Bentley Continental GT Speed, BMW 3-series plug-in hybrid, M4 cabriolet, X4, X6, Fiat Panda Cross, Ford Mondeo (left), Kia Optima, Soul EV, Lamborghini Huracán, Maserati Quattroporte Diesel Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, B-class facelift, GLA45 AMG, S500 plug-in, S-class coupé, S63 AMG coupé, Radical RXC Turbo, Renault Twingo, Spyker B6 Venator, Subaru WRX STI, Toyota Yaris facelift, Volkswagen Golf GTE, e-Golf, Jetta, Polo R, Scirocco, XL1, Volvo V60 Polestar, XC90 2015 Audi R8, Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, Ford Mustang, Jaguar XE, Jeep Renegade, Land Rover Discovery 5, Mazda 2, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, V-class, Nissan Juke Nismo RS, Suzuki Celerio

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1.4 TSI 140 SE £18845 138 122 17 1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive £20485 108 87 14 1.6 TDI CR 105 S £18375 104 99 13 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE £19495 104 99 13 1.8 TSI 180 FR £21595 178 137 25 2.0 TDI CR 150 FR £22390 148 106 20 2.0 TDI CR 150 SE £20845 148 106 19 2.0 TDI CR 184 FR £23380 181 112 26 1.6 TDI CR 105 SE Ecomotive £20485 104 87 13 ALTEA 5dr hatch Short on interior flexibility and AAACC visibility. Well judged drive 1.6 TDI 105 S Copa Ecomotive £17985 103 119 14 1.6 TDI 105 SE Copa Ecomotive £19345 103 119 14 1.6 TDI 105 SE Copa Au £20210 103 129 14 2.0 TDI 140 SE Copa £20145 138 129 19 XL 1.6 TDI 105 S Copa Ecomotiv £18705 103 119 13 XL 1.6 TDI 105 SE Copa Ecomoti £20065 103 119 13 XL 1.6 TDI 105 SE Copa Au £20935 103 129 13 XL 2.0 TDI 140 SE Copa £20865 138 129 19 ALHAMBRA 5dr mpv Practical, refined and good AAAAC value. Not exciting 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S £25340 138 146 18 2.0 TDI 140 S auto £26625 138 149 18 2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive SE £27215 138 146 18 2.0 TDI 140 SE auto £28500 138 149 18 2.0 TDI 140 Eco’ SE Lux £30655 138 146 18 2.0 TDI 140 SE Lux auto £31940 138 149 18 2.0 TDI 177 SE £28745 138 158 22 2.0 TDI 177 SE Lux £32185 138 158 22

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VAUXHALL AGILA 5dr hatch Spacious, agile city car. Good, but AACCC too expensive and unrefined 1.2i 16v VVT S AC auto £13040 95 131 9 1.2i 16v VVT S auto £12530 95 131 9 1.2i 16v VVT SE AC auto £13555 95 131 10 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Expr. £8695 64 109 5 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S £10635 64 109 6 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S AC £11145 64 109 6 1.2i 16v VVT ecoFLEX S £11305 95 118 9 1.2i 16v VVT ecoFLEX S AC £11815 95 118 9 1.2i 16v VVT ecoFLEX SE AC £12325 95 118 10 ADAM 3dr hatch Certainly looks the part, but there are better superminis ahead of it AAABC 1.2 Jam £11405 69 124 3 1.2 Jam S-S £11700 69 118 3 1.2 Jam Urban Pack £11805 69 124 3 1.2 Jam Urban Pack S-S £12100 69 118 3 1.2 Jam Style Pack £12100 69 124 3 1.2 Jam Style Pack S-S £12395 69 118 3 1.2 Jam Technical Pack £12005 69 124 3 1.2 Jam Technical Pack S-S £12300 69 118 3 1.2 Jam Extreme Pack £12495 69 124 3 1.2 Jam Extreme Pack S-S £12790 69 118 3 1.2 Glam £12800 69 124 3 1.2 Glam S-S £13095 69 118 3 1.2 Glam Style Pack £13495 69 124 3 1.2 Glam Style Pack S-S £13790 69 118 3 1.2 Glam Technical Pack £13400 69 124 3 1.2 Glam Technical Pack S-S £13695 69 118 3 1.2 Glam Extreme Pack £13890 69 124 3 1.2 Glam Extreme Pack S-S £14185 69 118 3 1.2 Slam £13300 69 124 3 1.2 Slam S-S £13595 69 118 3 1.2 Slam Technical Pack £13900 69 124 3 1.2 Slam Technical Pack S-S £14195 69 118 3 1.2 Slam Extreme Pack £14295 69 125 3 1.2 Slam Extreme Pack S-S £14590 69 119 3 1.4 87 Jam £11730 86 129 6 1.4 87 Jam S-S £11875 86 119 6 1.4 87 Jam Urban Pack £12130 86 129 6 1.4 87 Jam Urban Pack S-S £12275 86 119 6 1.4 87 Jam Style Pack £12425 86 129 6 1.4 87 Jam Style Pack S-S £12570 86 119 6 1.4 87 Jam Technical Pack £12330 86 129 6 1.4 87 Jam Technical Pack S-S £12370 86 119 6 1.4 87 Jam Extreme Pack £12820 86 129 6 1.4 87 Jam Extreme Pack S-S £12965 86 119 6 1.4 87 Glam £13125 86 129 6 1.4 87 Glam S-S £13270 86 119 6 1.4 87 Glam Style Pack £13820 86 129 6 1.4 87 Glam Style Pack S-S £13965 86 119 6 1.4 87 Glam Technical Pack £13725 86 129 6 1.4 87 Glam Technical Pack S-S £13765 86 119 6 1.4 87 Glam Extreme Pack £14215 86 129 6 1.4 87 Glam Extreme Pack S-S £14360 86 119 6 1.4 87 Slam £13625 86 129 6 1.4 87 Slam S-S £13770 86 119 6 1.4 87 Slam Technical Pack £14225 86 129 6 1.4 87 Slam Technical Pack S-S £14265 86 119 6 1.4 87 Slam Extreme Pack £14620 86 130 6 1.4 87 Slam Extreme Pack S-S £14765 86 120 6 1.4 100 Jam £12255 99 129 9 1.4 100 Jam S-S £12550 99 119 9 1.4 100 Jam Urban Pack £12655 99 129 9 1.4 100 Jam Urban Pack S-S £12950 99 119 9 1.4 100 Jam Style Pack £12950 99 129 9 1.4 100 Jam Style Pack S-S £13245 99 119 9 1.4 100 Jam Technical Pack £12855 99 129 9 1.4 100 Jam Technical Pack S-S £13150 99 119 9 1.4 100 Jam Extreme Pack £13345 99 129 9 1.4 100 Jam Extreme Pack S-S £13640 99 119 9 1.4 100 Glam £13650 99 129 9 1.4 100 Glam S-S £13945 99 119 9 1.4 100 Glam Style Pack £14345 99 129 9 1.4 100 Glam Style Pack S-S £14640 99 119 9 1.4 100 Glam Technical Pack £14250 99 129 9 1.4 100 Glam Tech Pack S-S £14545 99 119 9 1.4 100 Glam Extreme Pack £14740 99 129 9 1.4 100 Glam Extreme Pack S-S £15035 99 119 9 1.4 100 Slam £14150 99 129 9 1.4 100 Slam S-S £14445 99 119 9 1.4 100 Slam Technical Pack £14750 99 129 9 1.4 100 Slam Tech Pack S-S £15045 99 119 9 1.4 100 Slam Extreme Pack £15145 99 130 9 1.4 100 Slam Extreme Pack S-S £15440 99 120 9 CORSA 3dr hatch Very refined, stylish and practical. AAAAC Engines not so good 1.0i ecoFLEX Excite £11985 64 120 2 1.0i ecoFLEX Excite AC £12290 64 120 2 1.0i ecoFLEX Excite AC £12890 64 120 2 1.0i ecoFLEX Sting £8995 64 120 2 1.0i ecoFLEX Sting AC £9510 64 120 2 1.2i VVT Design £10475 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Design AC £10990 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Excite £12330 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Excite AC £12635 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Excite easytronic £13260 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Sting £9345 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Sting AC £9855 84 129 6 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design £12075 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC £12585 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC £12850 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Sting £10945 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Sting AC £11455 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design AC £13355 94 88 8 1.3 CDTi 95ecoFLEX Design S-S £12845 94 88 8 1.4i VVT Design AC £11525 99 129 8 1.4i VVT Excite AC £13175 99 129 8 1.4T 120 SE AC S-S £16595 99 129 13 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Expr. £9495 64 120 2

1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi £16045 94 115 9 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi AC £16560 94 115 9 1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SE AC £17450 129 119 16 1.7 CRDi 130 SRi AC £18080 129 119 16 ASTRA 5dr hatch Good handling, nice engines but over geared. Focus is better AAAAC 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SE S-S £21495 94 104 9 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Tec Ln S-S £18260 94 104 9 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Tech Line £17915 94 109 9 1.4i VVT 100 Tech Line £16540 99 129 9 1.6i VVT Tech Line £17345 114 147 12 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX ES S-S 99g £19380 109 99 14 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX SE S-S 99g £22550 109 99 15 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX SRi S-S 99g £22140 109 99 15 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLX Tech S-S 99g £19310 109 99 13 1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX ES S-S 99g £20005 129 99 17 1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX SE S-S 99g £23175 129 99 18 1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX SRi S-S 99g £22765 129 99 18 1.7 CDTi 130 e’FLEX Tec Ln S-S £19235 123 119 15 2.0 CDTi 165 e’FLEX Tech L S-S £19895 158 119 20 2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line auto £20915 158 154 20 1.4i VVT 87 Exclusiv £16670 86 129 9 1.4i VVT 87 Expr. £12995 86 129 9 1.4i VVT 100 ES £16135 99 129 9 1.4i VVT 100 Energy £17555 99 129 9 1.4i VVT 100 Exclusiv £17015 99 129 9 1.4i VVT 100 SRi £18635 99 129 9 1.4T SE £20770 138 138 17 1.4T SRi £20100 138 138 17 1.6i VVT Exclusiv £17820 114 147 12 1.6i VVT SE £20110 114 147 12 1.6i VVT Elite £21135 114 147 12 1.6i VVT SRi £19440 114 147 12 1.6i VVT 115 Energy £18360 114 147 12 1.6T SRi £20705 177 159 24 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX ES £17980 94 109 9 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX ES S-S £18325 94 104 9 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Exclusiv £18700 94 109 9 1.3 CDTi Eco Excl. S-S £19045 94 104 9 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SE £21150 94 109 9 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Energy £19645 109 99 14 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX ES S-S £18680 109 99 14 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX Excl’ S-S £19400 109 99 14 1.7 CDTi110 eFLEX TechLine S-S £18610 109 99 14 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SE S-S £21850 109 99 14 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi S-S £21440 109 99 14 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLX Excl S-S 99g £20100 109 99 15 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi £21145 109 119 15 1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX Excl’ S-S £20025 123 119 15 1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SE S-S £22475 123 119 15 1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi £21770 123 119 15 1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi S-S £22065 123 119 15 1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX Elite S-S £23500 123 119 15 1.7 CDTi 130 eFLX Excl S-S 99g £20725 129 99 17 1.7 CDTi 130 eFLX Tech S-S 99g £19935 129 99 18 2.0 CDTi 165 ecoFLEX SE S-S £23135 158 119 21 2.0 CDTi 165 ecoFLEX Elite S-S £24160 158 119 21 2.0 CDTi 165 ecoFLEX SRi S-S £22725 158 119 21 2.0 CDTi 165 SE auto £24155 158 154 21 2.0 CDTi 165 Elite auto £25180 158 154 21 2.0 CDTi 165 SRi auto £23745 158 154 21 2.0 CDTi 195 Biturbo S-S £24100 192 134 21 ASTRA 5dr estate More composed than the hatch. A AAAAC very decent small estate 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Tech LnS-S £19280 94 109 9 1.4i VVT 100 Tech Line £17685 99 137 9 1.6i VVT Tech Line £18365 114 149 12 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX ES S-S 105g £20395 109 105 14 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX SE S-S 105g £23565 109 105 15 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLX Exc S-S 105g £21115 109 105 15 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLX SRi S-S 105g £23155 109 105 15 1.7 CDTi 110 eFX Tech S-S 105g £20330 109 105 13 2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line auto £21935 162 154 20 2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line S-S £20915 162 124 20 1.4i VVT 100 ES £17280 99 137 9 1.4i VVT 100 Exclusiv £18160 99 137 9 1.6i VVT Exclusiv £18840 114 149 12 1.6i VVT SE £21130 114 149 12 1.6i VVT SRi £20460 114 149 12 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX ES S-S £18995 94 109 9 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Excl’ S-S £19715 94 109 9 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SE S-S £22165 94 109 9 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Exclusiv £20120 109 120 15 1.7 CDTi110 eFLEX TechLine S-S £19630 109 105 13 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi £22160 109 120 15 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi S-S £22455 109 105 15 1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX ES S-S 105g £21020 129 105 17 1.7 CDTi 130 eFX Excl S-S 105g £21740 129 105 17 1.7 CDTi130 eFLEX TechLine S-S £20255 129 105 17 1.7 CDTi 130 eFX Tech S-S 105g £20955 129 105 17 1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX SE S-S 105g £24190 129 105 18 1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi £22785 129 105 1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi S-S £23080 129 105 1.7 CDTi 130 eFLX SRi S-S 105g £23780 129 105 18 2.0 CDTi 165 SE S-S £24150 162 124 21 2.0 CDTi 165 SE auto £25175 162 154 21 2.0 CDTi 165 SRi S-S £23740 162 124 21 2.0 CDTi 165 SRi auto £24765 162 154 21 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo S-S £25115 192 134 21 ASTRA GTC 3dr coupé Good looking three door hatch with the dynamics to matchAAAAC 1.4T 16v 140 Sport auto £21230 118 159 16 1.4T 16v 140 SRi auto £22455 118 159 16 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX 109gSRi S-S £23075 109 109 14 1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX SRi 109gS-S £23675 129 109 17 1.7 CDTi 130 eFLX Sp. 109g S-S £22445 129 109 17 2.0 CDTi 165 Sport auto £23430 163 149 20 2.0 CDTi 165 SRi auto £24655 163 149 20 1.4T 16v 120 Sport S-S £18995 118 139 13 1.4T 16v 140 Sport S-S £19880 138 139 16 1.4T 16v 120 SRi S-S £20705 118 139 14 1.4T 16v 140 SRi S-S £21105 138 139 16 1.6T 16v 180 Sport £20775 177 168 25 1.6T 16v 180 SRi £22000 177 168 25 2.0T 280 VXR £27260 276 189 35 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Sport S-S £20850 109 114 14 1.7 CDTi 110 eFLX Sp.109g S-S £21845 109 109 14 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi S-S £22080 109 114 14 1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX Sport S-S £21450 129 114 16 1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi S-S £22680 129 114 17 2.0 CDTi GTC Sp. 165 £21955 163 127 20 2.0 CDTi GTC SRi 165 £23180 163 127 20 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo S-S £24175 192 129

CASCADA 2dr open Comfortable and credible alternative to the usual ragtops AAAAC 1.4T 140 SE S-S £23995 138 148 20 1.4T 140 Elite S-S £26675 138 148 21 1.6T SIDI 170 SE Au £27090 168 168 24 1.6T SIDI 170 Elite Au £29190 168 168 24 2.0 CDTi 165 SE S-S £26075 163 138 23 2.0 CDTi 165 Elite S-S £28175 163 138 23 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite S-S £29660 192 138 27 AMPERA 5dr hatch There’s 175mpg on offer if you AAAAC can meet the asking price 16kWh Earth £34995 149 27 20 16kWh Positiv £33750 149 27 20 16kWh Electron £35495 149 27 21 INSIGNIA 4dr saloon Nearly as good as a Mondeo. Restricted rear visibility AAAAC 2.0 CDTi 163 Design £19359 161 114 20 2.0 CDTi 163 Elite £23539 161 114 20 2.0 CDTi 163 SE £21159 161 114 20 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi £21159 161 114 20 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi Nav £22009 161 114 20 2.8T VXR SuperSport £29749 321 249 37 2.8T VXR SuperSport Nav £30870 321 249 38 INSIGNIA 5dr hatch Nearly as good as a Mondeo. AAAAC Inert steering 2.0 CDTi 195 Biturbo SRi Nav £25469 192 125 24 2.8T VXR Supersport £29749 321 249 37 2.8T VXR Supersport Nav £30870 321 249 37 1.4T 140 Design £17199 138 123 15 1.4T 140 Energy £20849 138 123 15 1.4T 140 Ltd Edition £21949 138 123 16 1.4T 140 SRi £18999 138 123 15 1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line £20219 138 123 15 1.4T 140 SE £18999 138 123 15 1.4T 140 Tech Line £19849 138 123 15 1.4T 140 Elite £21379 138 123 15 1.6T 170 Elite £22764 168 139 20 1.8i VVT Design £16279 138 164 14 1.8 VVT Energy £19929 138 164 15 1.8 VVT Ltd Edition £21029 138 164 15 1.8 VVT SRi £18079 138 164 14 2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line £22249 247 169 26 2.0T 250 Elite £23409 247 169 26 2.0 CDTi 120 Design £18749 118 99 15 2.0 CDTi 120 Energy £22399 118 99 16 2.0 CDTi 120 Ltd Edition £23499 118 99 16 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi £20549 118 99 15 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line £21769 118 99 16 2.0 CDTi 120 SE £20549 118 99 15 2.0 CDTi 120 Elite £22929 118 99 16 2.0 CDTi 140 Design £18999 138 99 18 2.0 CDTi 140 Energy £22649 138 99 19 2.0 CDTi 140 Ltd Edition £23749 138 99 19 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi £20799 138 99 19 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line £22019 138 99 19 2.0 CDTi 140 SE £20799 138 99 19 2.0 CDTi 140 Tech Line £21649 138 99 19 2.0 CDTi 140 Elite £23179 138 99 19 2.0 CDTi 163 Design £19359 161 114 20 2.0 CDTi 163 Energy £23009 161 114 20 2.0 CDTi 163 Ltd Edition £24109 161 114 21 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi £21159 161 114 20 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line £22379 161 114 20 2.0 CDTi 163 SE £21159 161 114 20 2.0 CDTi 163 Tech Line £22009 161 114 20 2.0 CDTi 163 Elite £23539 161 114 20 2.0 CDTi 195 Biturbo SRi £24619 192 125 24 2.0 CDTi 195 BiturbSRi VX-Line £25839 192 125 24 2.0 CDTi 195 BiturboElite auto £27179 192 149 24 INSIGNIA SPORTS TOURER 5dr estate Nearly as good as a Mondeo. Inert steering AAAAC 1.45+T 140 Design Nav £19479 138 131 15 1.4T 140 Design S-S £18629 138 131 15 1.4T 140 Elite Nav £23659 138 131 15 1.4T 140 Elite S-S £22809 138 131 15 1.4T 140 Energy S-S £22279 138 131 15 1.4T 140 Ltd Edition S-S £23379 138 131 16 1.4T 140 SE S-S £20429 138 131 15 1.4T 140 SRi Nav £21279 138 131 15 1.4T 140 SRi S-S £20429 138 131 15 1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line Nav £22504 138 131 15 1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line S-S £21649 138 131 15 1.4T 140 Tech Line S-S £21279 138 131 15 1.6T 170 Elite Nav £24929 168 146 20 1.6T 170 Elite S-S £24079 168 146 20 2.0 CDTi 163 Tech Line £23309 161 119 20 2.0 CDTi 120 Design £20049 118 104 15 2.0 CDTi 120 Design Nav £20899 118 104 15 2.0 CDTi 120 Elite £24229 118 104 16 2.0 CDTi 120 Elite Nav £25079 118 104 16 2.0 CDTi 120 Energy £23699 118 104 16 2.0 CDTi 120 Ltd Edition £24799 118 104 16 2.0 CDTi 120 SE £21849 118 104 16 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi £21849 118 104 15 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi Nav £22699 118 104 15 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line £23069 118 104 16 2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line Nav £23919 118 104 16 2.0 CDTi 120 Tech Line £22699 118 104 16 2.0 CDTi 130 Design £19209 129 104 16 2.0 CDTi 130 Design Nav £20059 129 104 16 2.0 CDTi 130 Energy £22859 129 104 16 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi £21009 129 104 16 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi Nav £21859 129 104 16 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line £22229 129 104 16 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line Nav £23079 129 104 16 2.0 CDTi 140 Design £20299 138 104 19 2.0 CDTi 140 Design Nav £21149 138 104 19 2.0 CDTi 140 Elite £24479 138 104 19 2.0 CDTi 140 Elite Nav £25329 138 104 19 2.0 CDTi 140 Energy £23949 138 104 19 2.0 CDTi 140 Ltd Edition £25049 138 104 19 2.0 CDTi 140 SE £22099 138 104 19 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi £22099 138 104 19 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi Nav £22949 138 104 19 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line £23319 138 104 19 2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line Nav £24169 138 104 19 2.0 CDTi 140 Tech Line £22949 138 104 19 2.0 CDTi 163 Country Nav 4x4 £26499 161 147 20 2.0 CDTi 163 Design £20659 161 119 20 2.0 CDTi 163 Design Nav £21509 161 119 20 2.0 CDTi 163 Elite £24839 161 119 20 2.0 CDTi 163 Elite Nav £25689 161 119 20 £24309 161 119 20 2.0 CDTi 163 Energy

2.0 CDTi 163 Ltd Edition £25409 161 119 21 2.0 CDTi 163 SE £22459 161 119 20 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi £22459 161 119 20 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi Nav £23309 161 119 20 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line £23679 161 119 20 2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line Nav £24529 161 119 20 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite aut £28479 192 159 24 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi £25919 192 129 24 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi VX-L £27139 192 129 24 2.0 CDTi 195BiTboC’tryNav4x4 £30859 192 174 24 2.0 CDTi 195BiTurbSRiVX-Ln Nav £27989 192 129 24 2.0 CDTi195BiTurbEliteNav auto £29329 192 159 24 2.0T 250 Elite Nav £25559 247 174 26 2.0T 250 Elite S-S £24709 247 174 26 2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line Nav £24399 247 174 26 2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line S-S £23549 247 174 26 2.8T VXR SuperSport £31049 321 249 37 2.0 CDTi 163 Country 4x4 £25349 161 147 20 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTbo Country 4x4 £29709 192 174 24 MERIVA 5dr mpv Clever flexdoors make sense for AAAAC young families. Nice to drive 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX S AC S-S £19380 94 109 7 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX S S-S £18870 94 109 7 1.4i VVT 100 Exclusiv AC £17595 99 140 8 1.7 CDTi 110 Excl. AC Au £21510 109 160 12 1.7 CDTi 110 S AC Au £20845 109 160 12 1.7 CDTi 110 S Au £20335 109 160 12 1.7 CDTi 110 SE AC Au £22355 109 160 12 1.4i VVT 100 Expr. £12620 99 140 8 1.4i VVT 100 S £16415 99 140 8 1.4i VVT 100 S AC £16925 99 140 8 1.4i VVT 100 Exclusiv £17085 99 140 8 1.4i VVT 100 Energy AC £17570 99 140 7 1.4i VVT 100 Tech Line AC £13995 99 140 7 1.4i VVT 100 SE £18440 99 140 8 1.4T 120 S £17150 118 139 11 1.4T 120 S AC £17660 118 139 11 1.4T 120 Exclusiv AC £18325 118 139 14 1.4T 120 SE £19170 118 139 14 1.4T 120 Energy AC £18305 118 139 11 1.4T 140 Exclusiv AC £19155 138 149 14 1.4T 140 SE £20000 138 149 14 1.3 CDTi 75 S £17910 74 124 6 1.3 CDTi 75 S AC £18420 74 124 6 1.3 CDTi 75 Energy AC £19070 74 124 5 1.3 CDTi 75 Tech Line AC £15610 74 124 5 1.3 CDTi 75 Exclusiv AC £19085 74 124 6 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX S £18520 94 119 7 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX S AC £19030 94 119 7 1.3 CDTi 95 eco Exc. £20045 94 109 7 1.3 CDTi ecoFLEX Exclusiv AC £19695 94 109 7 1.7 CDTi 130 S £18990 129 139 16 1.7 CDTi 130 S AC £19505 129 139 16 1.7 CDTi 130 Exclusiv AC £20165 129 139 16 1.7 CDTi 130 SE £21020 129 139 16 ZAFIRA 5dr mpv Seven seat MPV with clever interior AAABC and saloon like handling 1.6i VVT 115 Design Nav £23075 114 157 14 1.6i VVT 115 Exclusiv Nav £19670 114 157 13 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Des’n Nav £25265 109 134 16 1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Excl’ Nav £21870 109 134 15 1.7 CDTi 125 ecoFLEX Des’n Nav £25515 123 134 18 1.7 CDTi 125 ecoFLEX Excl’ Nav £22120 123 134 17 1.8i VVT 140 Design Nav £24010 138 168 17 1.8i VVT 140 Exclusiv Nav £20605 138 168 17 1.6i VVT 115 Excite £20820 114 157 13 1.6i VVT 115 Exclusiv £18920 114 157 12 1.6i VVT 115 Design £22325 114 157 13 1.8i VVT 140 Excite £21755 138 168 17 1.8i VVT 140 Exclusiv £19855 138 168 15 1.8i VVT 140 Design £23260 138 168 15 1.7 CDTi 110 eco Excite £23010 109 134 15 1.7 CDTi 110 eco Exc. £21120 109 134 14 1.7 CDTi 110 eco Des. £24515 109 134 14 1.7 CDTi 125 eco Excl. £21370 123 134 17 1.7 CDTi 125 eco Des. £24765 123 134 17 ZAFIRA TOURER 5dr mpv Super stylish, but lacks AAABC sliding rear doors 1.4T 140 Exclusiv £22675 138 154 16 1.4T 140 Exclusiv S-S £23015 138 144 16 1.4T 140 Tech Line £20450 138 154 16 1.4T 140 Tech Line S-S £20790 138 144 16 1.4T 140 SRi £24025 138 154 15 1.4T 140 SRi S-S £24365 138 144 15 1.4T 140 SE £24070 138 154 15 1.4T 140 SE S-S £24410 138 144 15 1.4T 140 Elite £25570 138 154 16 1.4T 140 Elite S-S £25910 138 144 16 1.8i 140 ES £21370 138 169 14 1.8i 140 Exclusiv £22370 138 169 14 1.8i 140 Tech Line £20145 138 169 14 2.0 CDTi 130 Exclusiv £24075 129 137 15 1.6 CDTi 136 ecoFLEX Exclusiv £25400 134 109 16 1.6 CDTi 136 ecoFLEX Tech Line £23175 134 109 16 1.6 CDTi 136 ecoFLEX SE £26795 134 109 16 2.0 CDTi 110 ES £22625 108 137 11 2.0 CDTi 130 ES £23075 129 137 15 2.0 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX ES S-S £23300 129 119 15 2.0 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX Excl S-S £24300 129 119 15 2.0 CDTi 130 Tech Line £21850 129 137 15 2.0 CDTi 130 e’FLEX T’Line S-S £22075 129 119 15 2.0 CDTi 130 SRi £25425 129 137 15 2.0 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi S-S £25650 129 119 15 2.0 CDTi 130 SE £25470 129 137 15 2.0 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SE S-S £25695 129 119 15 2.0 CDTi 130 Elite £26970 129 137 15 2.0 CDTi 165 Exclusiv £24690 163 139 19 2.0 CDTi 165 Exclusiv Au £25975 163 159 19 2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line £22465 163 139 19 2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line Au £23750 163 159 19 2.0 CDTi 165 SRi £26040 163 139 19 2.0 CDTi 165 SRi Au £27325 163 159 19 2.0 CDTi 165 SE £26085 163 139 19 2.0 CDTi 165 SE auto £27370 163 159 19 2.0 CDTi 165 Elite £27585 163 139 19 2.0 CDTi 165 Elite Au £28870 163 159 19 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi S-S £27690 192 149 19 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SE S-S £27735 192 149 19 2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite S-S £29235 192 149 19 MOKKA 5dr hatch Compact and competent, but short AAABC on persuasive quality 1.6i 115 Exclusiv S-S £18059 114 153 6 1.6i 115 Tech Line S-S £15999 114 153 5

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1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S £11625 64 120 2 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S AC £12135 64 120 2 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Energy £12685 64 120 2 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Energy AC £12990 64 120 2 1.2i VVT Energy £13030 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Energy AC £13335 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Energy AC easytronic £13960 84 125 6 1.2i VVT S easytronic £12595 84 125 6 1.2i VVT eco auto ac £13105 84 125 6 1.2i VVT S £11970 84 129 6 1.2i VVT S AC £12480 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Exclusiv £12530 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Exclusiv AC £13045 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Ltd Edition AC £14650 84 129 6 1.2i VVT SE AC £14435 84 129 6 1.2i VVT SXi £13520 84 129 6 1.2i VVT ecoFLEX SXi AC S-S £14295 84 119 6 1.2i VVT SXi AC £14030 84 129 6 1.4i VVT Exclusiv auto £14230 99 143 8 1.4i VVT SE AC £14975 99 129 9 1.4i VVT Energy AC £13875 99 129 8 1.4i VVT SXi £14055 99 129 8 1.4i VVT SXi AC £14565 99 129 8 1.4i VVT SRi AC £15600 99 129 9 1.4T 120 Black Edition AC S-S £15995 99 129 13 1.6 VXR £18995 189 172 32 1.6 VXR Nurburgring £22390 202 178 34 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S £13570 74 110 7 £14080 74 110 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S AC 1.3 CDTi 75 eco Excl. £14130 74 110 7 1.3 CDTi 75 eco Excl. AC £14640 74 110 7 1.3 CDTi 75 eco S-S Ex. AC £14905 74 103 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Energy AC £14770 74 110 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SE AC £16135 74 110 7 1.3 CDTi 75eco SE S-S AC £16405 74 103 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi £15220 74 110 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi AC £15730 74 110 7 1.3 CDTi 75 eco SXi S-S AC £15995 74 103 7 1.3 CDTi 75 eco Ltd Ed AC £16165 74 110 7 1.3 CDTi 95 eco S-S S £14340 94 88 8 1.3 CDTi 95 eco Excl. S-S £14900 94 88 8 1.3 CDTi 95 eco Exc. AC S-S £15410 94 88 8 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SE AC £16365 94 115 9 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi £15450 94 115 9 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi AC £15960 94 115 9 1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SE AC £17020 129 118 16 1.7 CRDi 130 eco SRi AC £17650 129 118 16 CORSA 5dr hatch Very refined, stylish and practical. AAAAC Engines not so good 1.0i ecoFLEX Excite £12580 64 120 2 1.0i ecoFLEX Sting £9600 64 120 2 1.0i ecoFLEX Sting AC £10110 64 120 2 1.2i VVT Design £11075 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Design AC £11590 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Design AC easytronic £12215 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Design easytronic £11700 84 129 6 1.2i VVT ecoFLEX Design AC S-S £11855 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Excite £12930 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Excite AC £13235 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Excite easytonic £13860 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Exclusiv easytronic £13585 84 125 6 1.2i VVT Sting £9945 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Sting AC £10455 84 129 6 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design £12675 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC £13450 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Sting £11545 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Sting AC £12055 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75ecoFLEX Design S-S £12940 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design AC £13955 94 88 8 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design S-S £13445 94 88 8 1.3CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC £13185 74 112 7 1.4i VVT Design £11610 99 129 8 1.4i VVT Design AC £12125 99 129 8 1.4i VVT Excite AC £13770 99 129 8 1.4T 120 SE AC S-S £16595 99 129 13 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S £12220 64 120 2 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S AC £12735 64 120 2 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Energy £13280 64 120 2 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Energy AC £13590 64 120 2 1.2i VVT Energy £13630 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Energy AC £13935 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Energy AC easytronic £14560 84 125 6 1.2i VVT S eco auto £13195 84 125 6 1.2i VVT S eco au. ac £13705 84 125 6 1.2i VVTExc. eco au. ac £14095 84 125 6 1.2i VVT S £12570 84 129 6 1.2i VVT S AC £13080 84 129 6 1.2i VVT ecoFLEX S AC S-S £13345 84 119 6 1.2i VVT Exclusiv £12960 84 129 6 1.2i VVT Exclusiv AC £13470 84 129 6 1.2i VVT ecoFLEX Excl. AC S-S £13735 84 119 6 1.2i VVT Ltd Edition AC £15250 84 129 6 1.2i VVT SE AC £15035 84 129 6 1.2i VVT SXi £14115 84 129 6 1.2i VVT ecoFLEX SXi AC S-S £14890 84 119 6 1.2i VVT SXi AC £14625 84 129 6 1.4i VVT Exclusiv £13495 99 129 8 1.4i VVT Energy AC £14470 99 129 8 1.4i VVT SE AC £15570 99 129 9 1.4i VVT SXi £14655 99 129 8 £15165 99 129 8 1.4i VVT SXi AC 1.4i VVT SRi AC £16200 99 129 9 1.4T 120 Black Edition AC S-S £16595 99 129 13 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S £14170 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S AC £14680 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S S-S £14435 74 103 7 1.3 CDTi 75 eco S-S S AC £14945 74 103 7 1.3 CDTi 75 eco Excl. £14560 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Excl AC £15070 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 eco S-S Excl. £14825 74 103 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Energy AC £15370 74 112 6 1.3 CDTi 75 eco S-S Ex.AC £15335 74 103 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SE AC £16735 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 eco S-S SE AC £17000 74 103 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi £15815 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi AC £16330 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 75 eco S-S SXi AC £16595 74 103 7 1.3 CDTi 75 Eco Ltd Ed AC £16760 74 112 7 1.3 CDTi 95 eco S S-S £14940 94 89 8 1.3 CDTi 95eco S S-S AC £15450 94 89 8 1.3 CDTi 95eco Ex. S-S £15330 94 89 8 1.3 CDTi 95 Ex.S-S AC £15840 94 89 8 1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SE AC £16965 94 115 9

1.6i 115 SE S-S £20559 114 153 7 1.4T 140 Exclusiv 2WD S-S £18719 138 139 12 1.4T 140 Exclusiv 4x4 S-S £20419 138 149 12 1.4T 140 Tech Line 2WD S-S £16719 138 139 11 1.4T 140 Tech Line 4x4 S-S £18259 138 149 11 1.4T 140 SE 2WD S-S £21219 138 139 13 1.4T 140 SE 4x4 S-S £22919 138 149 13 1.7 CDTi 130 Exclusiv S-S £19749 129 120 13 1.7 CDTi 130 Tech Line S-S £17749 129 120 12 1.7 CDTi 130 SE S-S £22249 129 120 14 1.7 CDTi 130 Exclusiv 4x4 S-S £21449 129 129 13 1.7 CDTi 130 Tech Line 4x4 S-S £19449 129 129 12 1.7 CDTi 130 SE 4x4 S-S £23949 129 129 14 ANTARA 5dr 4x4 Stylish interior blunts usability. Poor residuals AAACC 2.4i 16v 167 Exclusiv £19785 161 206 20 2.2 CDTi 163 Exclusiv S-S £21025 161 167 25 2.2 CDTi 163 Exclusiv 4x4 S-S £23440 161 177 25 2.2 CDTi 163 SE Nav 4x4 S-S £26315 161 177 25 2.2 CDTi 163 Diamond S-S £21825 161 167 25 2.2 CDTi 163 Diamond 4x4 S-S £24240 161 177 25 2.2 CDTi 184 SE Nav 4x4 S-S £27375 184 177 28 VXR8 4dr saloon Still has old school appeal. No AAABC longer cheap 6.2 Clubsport £45065 425 320 50 6.2 GTS £49615 425 320 50 6.2 GTS auto £51315 425 324 50 VOLKSWAGEN UP 3dr hatch Hardly revolutionary, just quantifiably better AAAAC 1.0 75 groove up! £11740 74 108 2 1.0 75 rock up! £13080 74 108 2 1.0 60 take up! £8265 59 105 1 1.0 60 move up! £9425 59 105 1 1.0 60 B’motion Tech move up! £9785 59 95 1 1.0 75 high up! £11000 74 108 2 1.0 75 B’motion Tech high up! £11360 74 98 2 UP 5dr hatch Hardly revolutionary, just quantifiably better AAAAC 1.0 75 groove up! £12115 74 108 2 1.0 60 take up! £8640 59 105 1 1.0 60 move up! £9800 59 105 1 1.0 60 B’motion Tech move up! £10160 59 95 1 1.0 75 high up! £11375 74 108 2 1.0 75 B’motion Tech high up! £11735 74 98 2 POLO 3dr hatch A mini Golf. Sweet handling, solid AAAAC interior and good value 1.2 60 Match Edition £12205 59 128 4 1.2 60 R-Line Style £12060 59 128 4 1.2 60 R-Line Style AC £12775 59 128 4 1.2 70 Match Edition £13080 68 128 5 1.2 70 R-Line Style £12935 68 128 5 1.2 70 R-Line Style AC £13650 68 128 5 1.2 TDI 75 Match Edition £14425 74 102 9 1.4 85 Match Edition £13520 84 139 5 1.2 60 S £10770 59 128 4 1.2 60 S AC £11610 59 128 4 1.2 60 Match £12205 59 128 4 1.2 70 S £11570 68 128 5 1.2 70 S AC £12285 68 128 5 1.2 70 Match £13080 68 128 5 1.2 TSI 105 SEL £15970 103 124 13 1.2 TSI 105 R-Line £15590 103 124 14 1.4 TSI ACT Blue GT £17695 138 107 23 1.4 85 Match £13520 84 139 5 1.4 TSI 180 GTI £19730 178 139 30 1.2 TDI 75 Bluemotion £15795 74 91 9 1.2 TDI 75 Match £14425 74 102 9 1.6 TDI 90 SEL £16415 89 112 13 POLO 5dr hatch A mini Golf. Sweet handling, solid AAAAC interior and good value 1.2 60 Match Edition £12825 59 128 4 1.2 60 R-Line Style £12680 59 128 4 1.2 60 R-Line Style AC £13395 59 128 4 1.2 70 Match Edition £13700 68 128 5 1.2 70 R-Line Style £13555 68 128 5 1.2 70 R-Line Style AC £14270 68 128 5 1.2 TDI 75 Match Edition £15045 74 102 9 1.4 85 Match Edition £14140 68 139 5 1.2 60 S £11515 59 128 4 1.2 60 S AC £12230 59 128 4 1.2 60 Match £12825 59 128 4 1.2 70 S £12190 68 128 5 1.2 70 S AC £12905 68 128 5 1.2 70 Match £13700 68 128 5 1.2 TSI 105 SEL £16590 103 124 13 1.2 TSI 105 R-Line £16210 103 124 14 1.4 TSI ACT Blue GT £18315 138 107 23 1.4 85 Match £14140 68 139 5 1.4 TSI 180 GTI £20350 178 139 30 1.2 TDI 75 Bluemotion £16415 74 91 9 1.2 TDI 75 Match £15045 74 102 9 1.6 TDI 90 SEL £17035 89 112 13 GOLF CABRIOLET 2dr open Composed but uninspiring four seat soft top AAABC 1.2 TSI 105 S £21630 103 139 15 1.4 TSI 122 S £22325 121 149 19 1.4 TSI 122 SE £23375 121 149 19 1.4 TSI 160 GT £26275 158 150 29 2.0 TSI 210 GTI £30060 208 177 35 2.0 TSI 265 R £33475 261 190 39 1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion Tech S £23105 103 117 17 1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion Tech SE £24155 103 117 17 2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech SE £25555 138 119 23 2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech GT £26745 138 119 23 GOLF 3dr hatch The complete package. Reassuringly expensive AAAAB 1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion £20335 103 99 13 1.6 TDI 90 S £18595 89 99 12 2.0 TSI 300 R £29900 296 165 15 1.2 TSI 85 S £16775 84 113 7 1.2 TSI 105 S £17785 104 114 11 1.4 TSI 122 S £18545 121 120 14 1.4 TSI 122 SE £19480 121 120 15 1.4 TSI 140 GT ACT £22795 138 109 15 2.0 220 GTI £26125 217 139 29 1.6 TDI 105 S £19400 103 99 12 1.6 TDI 105 SE £20335 103 99 13 2.0 TDI 150 SE £21850 148 106 18 2.0 TDI 150 GT £23300 148 106 17 2.0 TDI 184 GTD £25565 181 109 26 GOLF 5dr hatch The complete package. Reassuringly

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VOLVO V40 5dr hatch New hatchback adds Swedish flavour to AAAAC stock Ford platform 1.6 T2 120 ES £18995 118 124 19 1.6 T2 120 ES Nav £20195 118 124 19 1.6 T2 120 SE £20520 118 124 19 1.6 T2 120 SE Nav £21720 118 124 19 1.6 T2 120 SE Lux £22520 118 124 20 1.6 T2 120 SE Lux Nav £23720 118 124 20 1.6 T2 120 R-Design £21295 118 124 19 1.6 T2 120 R-Design Nav £22495 118 124 19

WESTFIELD SPORT 2dr open Entry level Westfield. Sport Turbo AAABC very quick and fun 1.6 135 Sigma £18999 135 171 1.6 155 Sigma £19999 155 1600 Sport Turbo £24999 192 171 2.0 200 Duratec £23499 200 Turbo UK225 £25649 225 185 1.6 Sport Turbo 3 UK200 £26500 201 178 XTR2 2dr open Mad bike engined mini Le Mans racer. AAABC Not cheap but fast 1.3 £27950 178 XTR4 2dr open As above, but even more so. Hard to justify over obvious rivals AAABC 1.8 £29995 192

ROADTESTS revisited Seat Toledo 2.0 GT 16V

Tested 19.4.95

The Toledo GT was a breath of fresh air in the midst of too many staid, stick-in-the-mud classmates and good enough to snatch four road test stars. A 2.0-litre twin-cam four-pot engine, lifted from the Mk3 Volkswagen Golf GTI 16v, provided the Toledo GT 16v with 150bhp. It was enough to haul the car from a standstill to 60mph in just 8.0sec, despite a clumsy and obstructive gear shift. In-gear stats were more impressive and actually bested the hot Golf. Excessive engine noise and a considerable appetite for fuel were less welcome, however. Thicker anti-roll bars and sportier tyres helped bless the Toledo with taut, virtually roll-free cornering skills but also blighted the ride over broken surfaces. The steering was crisper than before, however, and lifting off the throttle helped tuck the nose in. The unaltered brakes were strong and offered good pedal feel. The Toledo’s existing roomy, well made and ergonomically friendly interior received sports seats for the GT 16v model, but the new seating position was too high to be comfortable. Standard equipment was good and included electric windows all round, 15-inch alloy wheels, an electric sunroof, an immobilising alarm and a high-quality stereo. For Addictive performance, crisp steering, handling Against Noisy engine, badly flawed driving position

SEAT TOLEDO 2.0 GT 16V Price £14,995 Engine 4cyls in line, 1984cc, petrol Power 150bhp at 6000rpm Torque 133lb ft at 4800rpm 0-60mph 8.3sec 0-100mph 23.0sec Standing quarter 18.5sec at 85mph Top speed 132mph Economy 25.0mpg

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The second-generation Toledo arrived in 1999. The line-up included the VW Group’s 2.3-litre VR5 petrol engine that eventually came in 170bhp guise, but the car’s swollen kerb weight meant it couldn’t match the Mk1 GT 16v to 60mph. The quickest Mk3 (from 20052008) was the 2.0 FSI Sport, but it was heavier and slower still. The Mk4 Toledo arrived in 2012. 16 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 97

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2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S £31795 178 99 29 2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S £30595 178 99 28 2.0 D4 SE S-S £29395 178 99 27 2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav S-S £36445 212 120 31 2.4 D5 R-Design Nav S-S £33845 212 120 29 2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav S-S £34745 212 120 30 3.0 T6 R-Design Lux Nav auto £41965 300 237 38 1.6 T3 Business Edition S-S £21750 148 139 21 1.6 T3 SE S-S £26750 148 139 22 1.6 T3 R-Design S-S £28250 148 139 23 1.6 D2 Business Edition S-S £22495 113 108 17 2.0 D3 Business Edition S-S £23145 134 119 22 2.0 D3 SE S-S £28145 134 119 23 2.0 D3 SE Lux S-S £30545 134 119 24 2.0 D3 R-Design S-S £29645 134 119 24 2.0 D4 Business Edition S-S £24395 178 99 26 2.4 D6 AWD Plug-in Hybrid £49275 275 48 V70 5dr estate Spacious, but suffers from vague AAABC steering and old engines 1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S auto £33220 113 111 21 1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S auto £31620 113 111 19 1.6 D2 SE S-S auto £30420 113 111 19 2.0 D3 SE Nav S-S £31620 161 119 25 2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S £34720 178 113 30 2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S £33120 178 113 29 2.0 D4 SE S-S £31670 178 113 28 2.4 D5 SE Nav S-S £34370 212 126 30 1.6 D2 Business Editn S-S auto £25695 113 111 18 2.0 D3 Business Edition S-S £25695 161 119 24 2.0 D3 SE Lux S-S £33220 161 119 26 2.0 D4 Business Edition S-S £27195 178 113 28 2.0 D5 Business Edition S-S £28445 161 126 29 2.4 D5 SE S-S £33170 212 126 30 2.4 D5 SE Lux S-S £35970 212 126 32 2.0 D3 SE S-S £30420 161 119 25 S80 4dr saloon Refined, high quality exec saloon. AAACC Poor ride and residuals 1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S auto £32220 113 109 21 1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S auto £30720 113 109 20 1.6 D2 SE S-S auto £29520 113 109 20 2.0 D3 SE Nav S-S £30720 161 114 25 2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S £33720 178 104 29 2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S £32220 178 104 28 2.0 D4 SE S-S £30770 178 104 27 2.0 D3 SE S-S £29520 161 114 25 2.0 D3 SE Lux S-S £32220 161 114 26 2.0 D4 Exec S-S auto £37770 178 117 30 2.4 D5 SE Lux S-S £34870 212 120 31 2.4 D5 Exec Au £39030 212 159 33 XC60 5dr 4x4 Lovely, usable and attractive interior. A AAAAC worthy Freelander rival 3.0 T6 R-Design Lux Nav AWD £43700 300 249 37 2.0 D4 SE S-S £31110 178 117 28 2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S £32310 178 117 28 2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S £33810 178 117 29 2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S-S £35010 178 117 29 2.0 D4 R-Design S-S £32385 178 117 28 2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S-S £33585 178 117 28 2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S-S £35010 178 117 29 2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S-S £36210 178 117 30 2.4 D4 SE AWD S-S £32785 178 139 28 2.4 D4 SE Nav AWD S-S £33985 178 139 29 2.4 D4 SE Lux AWD S-S £35485 178 139 30 2.4 D4 SE Lux Nav AWD S-S £36685 178 139 30 2.4 D4 R-Design AWD S-S £34060 178 139 29 2.4 D4 R-Design Nav AWD S-S £35260 178 139 29 2.4 D4 R-Design Lux AWD S-S £36685 178 139 30 2.4 D4 R-Design Lux Nav AWD S- £37885 178 139 30 2.4 D5 SE AWD S-S £34685 178 139 29 2.4 D5 SE Nav AWD S-S £35885 178 139 30 2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav AWD S-S £38585 178 139 31 2.4 D5 R-Design Nav AWD S-S £37160 178 139 30 2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav AWD S- £39785 178 139 31 XC70 5dr estate Dull and unexceptional, but built to last AAACC 2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S £34120 178 117 28 2.0 D4 SE S-S £32795 178 117 28 2.4 D4 SE 4WD S-S £34595 178 139 29 2.4 D4 SE Lux 4WD S-S £37995 161 139 30 2.4 D4 SE Nav 4WD S-S £36045 161 139 29 2.4 D5 SE Nav 4WD S-S £37585 212 139 30 3.0 T6 SE Lux 4WD £43160 300 248 37 2.4 D5 SE 4WD S-S £36385 212 139 30 2.4 D5 SE Lux 4WD S-S £39535 212 139 31 XC90 5dr 4x4 Big, capable seven seat SUV, but AAACC beginning to feel its age 2.4 D5 200 R-Design Nav £43615 197 215 42 2.4 D5 200 SE Nav £41690 197 215 41 2.4 D5 200 ES £37115 197 215 41 2.4 D5 200 SE £40190 197 215 41 2.4 D5 200 SE Lux £43515 197 215 42 2.4 D5 200 Exec £45715 197 215 42 2.4 D5 200 R-Design £42115 197 215 42

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1.6 T2 120 R-Design Lux Nav £24170 118 124 21 1.6 T3 150 ES £20945 148 124 20 1.6 T3 150 ES Nav £22145 148 124 21 1.6 T3 150 SE £22470 148 124 21 1.6 T3 150 SE Nav £23670 148 124 21 1.6 T3 150 SE Lux Nav £25670 148 124 22 1.6 T3 150 R-Design £23245 148 124 20 1.6 T3 150 R-Design Nav £24445 148 124 21 1.6 T3 150 R-Design Lux Nav £26120 148 124 22 1.6 T4 180 SE Lux Nav £27170 177 129 26 1.6 T4 180 R-Design Lux Nav £27620 177 129 26 1.6 T4 180 C-Country Lux Nav £28170 177 129 24 2.5 T5 254 R-Design Lux Nav £31780 251 189 35 2.5 T5 254 C-Ctry Lux Nav AWD £34130 251 194 30 1.6 D2 115 ES £20595 113 88 17 1.6 D2 115 ES Nav £21795 113 88 17 1.6 D2 115 SE £22120 113 88 17 1.6 D2 115 SE Nav £23320 113 88 17 1.6 D2 115 SE Lux £24120 113 88 18 1.6 D2 115 SE Lux Nav £25320 113 88 18 1.6 D2 115 R-Design £22895 113 88 17 1.6 D2 115 R-Design Nav £24095 113 88 17 1.6 D2 115 R-Design Lux £24570 113 88 18 1.6 D2 115 R-Design Lux Nav £25770 113 88 18 1.6 D2 115 C-Country SE £23120 113 99 16 1.6 D2 115 C-Country SE Nav £24320 113 99 16 1.6 D2 115 C-Country Lux £25120 113 99 17 1.6 D2 115 C-Country Lux Nav £26320 113 99 17 2.0 D3 150 ES £21845 148 114 21 2.0 D3 150 ES Nav £23045 148 114 22 2.0 D3 150 SE £23370 148 114 22 2.0 D3 150 SE Nav £24570 148 114 22 2.0 D3 150 SE Lux Nav £26570 148 114 23 2.0 D3 150 R-Design £24145 148 114 21 2.0 D3 150 R-Design Nav £25345 148 114 22 2.0 D3 150 R-Design Lux £25820 148 114 23 2.0 D3 150 R-Design Lux Nav £27020 148 114 23 2.0 D3 150 C-Country SE £24370 148 117 21 2.0 D3 150 C-Country SE Nav £25570 148 117 21 2.0 D3 150 C-Country Lux Nav £27570 148 117 22 2.0 D4 177 SE £24170 174 114 26 2.0 D4 177 SE Nav £25370 174 114 26 2.0 D4 177 SE Lux Nav £27370 174 114 27 £24945 174 114 25 2.0 D4 177 R-Design 2.0 D4 177 R-Design Nav £26145 174 114 25 2.0 D4 177 R-Design Lux £26620 174 114 26 2.0 D4 177 R-Design Lux Nav £27820 174 114 26 2.0 D4 177 C-Country SE Nav £26370 174 117 24 2.0 D4 177 C-Country Lux Nav £28370 174 117 24 S60 4dr saloon T6 is rapid, all weather sports car, if a niche choice AAABC 1.6 D2 R-Design Lux Nav S-S £31495 113 103 20 1.6 D2 R-Design Lux S-S £30295 113 103 20 1.6 D2 R-Design Nav S-S £28995 113 103 19 1.6 D2 R-Design S-S £27795 113 103 18 1.6 D2 SE Lux Nav S-S £29795 113 103 19 1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S £28595 113 103 19 1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S £27495 113 103 18 1.6 D2 SE S-S £26295 113 103 18 1.6 T3 R-Design Nav S-S £28250 148 135 23 1.6 T3 SE Nav S-S £26750 148 135 23 2.0 D3 R-Design Lux Nav S-S £32145 134 114 25 2.0 D3 R-Design Lux S-S £30945 134 114 25 2.0 D3 R-Design Nav S-S £29645 134 114 24 2.0 D3 SE Lux Nav S-S £30445 134 114 24 2.0 D3 SE Nav S-S £28145 134 114 23 2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S-S £33395 178 99 29 2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S-S £32195 178 99 29 2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S-S £30895 178 99 28 2.0 D4 R-Design S-S £29695 178 99 28 2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S-S £31695 178 99 29 2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S £30495 178 99 29 2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S £29395 178 99 28 2.0 D4 SE S-S £28195 178 99 27 2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav S-S £35145 212 119 31 2.4 D5 R-Design Nav S-S £32645 212 119 30 2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav S-S £33445 212 119 30 3.0 T6 R-Design Lux Nav auto £41965 300 237 37 1.6 T3 Business Edition S-S £20550 148 135 21 1.6 T3 SE S-S £25550 148 135 22 1.6 T3 R-Design S-S £27050 148 135 23 1.6 D2 Business Edition S-S £21295 113 103 17 2.0 D3 Business Edition S-S £21945 134 114 22 2.0 D3 SE S-S £26945 134 114 23 2.0 D3 SE Lux S-S £29245 134 114 24 2.0 D3 R-Design S-S £28445 134 114 23 2.0 D4 Business Edition S-S £23195 178 99 26 V60 5dr estate Appealing cabin, nice looks and AAABC smooth drive. Too small 1.6 D2 R-Design Lux Nav S-S £32795 113 108 20 1.6 D2 R-Design Lux S-S £31595 113 108 19 1.6 D2 R-Design Nav S-S £30195 113 108 18 1.6 D2 R-Design S-S £28995 113 108 18 1.6 D2 SE Lux Nav S-S £31095 113 108 19 1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S £29895 113 108 19 1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S £28695 113 108 18 1.6 D2 SE S-S £27495 113 108 17 1.6 T3 R-Design Nav S-S £29450 148 139 23 1.6 T3 SE Nav S-S £27950 148 139 22 2.0 D3 R-Design Lux Nav S-S £33445 134 119 25 2.0 D3 R-Design Lux S-S £32245 134 119 25 2.0 D3 R-Design Nav S-S £30845 134 119 24 2.0 D3 SE Lux Nav S-S £31745 134 119 25 2.0 D3 SE Nav S-S £29345 134 119 23 2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S-S £34695 178 103 29 2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S-S £33495 178 103 29 2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S-S £32095 178 103 28 2.0 D4 R-Design S-S £30895 178 103 28 2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S-S £32995 178 99 29

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1.4 TSI 160 BlueMotion Tech Hi £22700 158 144 16 1.6 TDI 105 BlueMotion Tech R- £22345 104 109 16 2.0 TDI 140 BlueMotion Tech R- £23460 138 119 21 1.4 TSI 122 S Blue Tech £20235 121 138 17 1.4 TSI 160 Exec £22900 158 144 16 1.4 TSI 160 Exec Style £23895 158 144 16 1.6 TDI 105 S Blue Tech £21000 104 114 16 1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion £21270 104 109 16 1.6 TDI 105 Exec £22545 104 114 16 1.6 TDI 105 Sp. Blue Tec £23540 104 114 16 2.0 TDI 140 S Blue Tech £22290 138 119 21 2.0 TDI 140 Exec £23660 138 119 21 2.0 TDI 140 Sp. BlueTec £24655 138 119 21 2.0 TDI 177 Exec £25010 175 120 25 2.0 TDI 177 Exec Style £26005 175 120 25 PASSAT 5dr estate Lacking any flair but otherwise a AAAAC competent family car 1.4 TSI 160 B’m Tech R-Line £24125 158 144 16 1.4 TSI 160 B’mTech Highline £24125 158 144 16 1.6 TDI 105 B’mTech R-Line £23735 103 116 16 2.0 TDI 140 B’mTech R-Line £24865 138 120 21 2.0 TDI 177 B’m Tech Alltrack £32005 175 123 25 1.4 TSI 122 S Blue Tech £21585 121 142 17 1.4 TSI 160 Exec £24310 158 144 16 1.4 TSI 160 Exec Style £25305 158 144 16 1.6 TDI 105 S Bl. Tech £22355 103 116 16 1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion £22625 104 113 16 1.6 TDI 105 Exec £23955 103 116 16 1.6 TDI 105 Sp. Bl. Tech £24950 103 116 16 2.0 TDI 140 S Bl. Tech £23705 138 120 21 2.0 TDI 140 Exec £25070 138 120 21 2.0 TDI 140 Sp. Bl. Tech £26065 138 120 21 2.0 TDI 140 Alltrack B’motion £29230 138 149 21 2.0 TDI 177 Exec £26420 175 123 25 2.0 TDI 177 Exec Style £27415 175 123 25 PHAETON 4dr saloon Big VW feels old now, and AACCC struggles to justify its price 3.0 V6 TDI 240 SWB £54745 236 224 45 3.0 V6 TDI 240 LWB £57305 236 224 45 TOURAN 5dr mpv Good chassis but little inspiration. Bland appearance AAAAC 2.0 TDI 177 Sport £27990 177 140 19 1.2 TSI 105 S £19430 104 149 12 1.4 TSI 140 SE £23240 138 159 18 1.6 TDI 105 Blue Tech S £21245 104 121 14 1.6 TDI 105 BlueTech SE £23350 104 121 14 2.0 TDI 140 Blue Tech SE £25115 138 127 19 2.0 TDI 140 BlueTech Sp. £26575 138 127 19 SHARAN 5dr mpv Refined, flexible big MPV. Seat AAABC version is cheaper 2.0 TDI 177 SE £30135 177 146 18 2.0 TDI 177 SEL £33035 177 146 18 1.4 TSI 150 S £24900 148 167 16 1.4 TSI 150 SE £27210 148 167 16 2.0 TSI 200 SEL DSG £33350 197 198 25 2.0 TDI 115 S £25470 113 146 14 2.0 TDI 140 S £26220 138 146 18 2.0 TDI 140 SE £28530 138 146 18 2.0 TDI 140 SEL £31430 138 146 18 2.0 TDI 140 Exec £31680 138 146 18 TIGUAN 5dr 4x4 Dull but capable soft roader. Pricey, AAABC but good ride and handling 1.4 TSI 160 B’m Tech Match £23515 158 156 18 1.4 TSI 160 Match 4WD £25200 158 178 18 2.0 TDI 140 B’m Tech Match £24710 138 150 18 2.0 TDI 140 B’m Tech M’ch 4WD £24710 138 150 18 2.0 TDI 177 B’m Tech M’ch 4WD £27485 175 151 18 2.0 TSI 180 Match 4WD £26040 178 199 20 1.4 TSI 160 Blue Tech S £21520 158 156 18 1.4 TSI 160 S 4WD £23205 158 178 18 2.0 TSI 210 R-Line 4WD £29485 208 199 22 2.0 TDI 110 B’motion Tec S £22165 109 138 14 2.0 TDI 140 B’motion Tec S £22715 138 138 17 2.0 TDI 140 B’motion Tec S 4WD £24485 138 150 17 2.0 TDI 140 B’m Tec Escape 4WD £27170 138 150 18 2.0 TDI 140 B’m Tec R-Line 4WD £29060 138 150 18 2.0 TDI 177 B’m Tec R-Line 4WD £30065 175 151 23 TOUAREG 5dr 4x4 Good value, and a great blend of AAAAC comfort and deftness 3.0 V6 TDI 204 R-Line £45445 204 184 37 3.0 V6 TDI 245 R-Line £47070 242 189 40 4.2 V8 TDI 340 R-Line £61615 335 239 46 3.0 V6 Hybrid £59845 375 193 45 3.0 V6 TDI 204 SE £42110 204 184 35 3.0 V6 TDI 245 SE £43735 242 189 40 3.0 V6 TDI 245 Escape £44320 242 193 40 CARAVELLE 5dr mpv Rugged workhorse to carry people AAACC 2.0 TDI 140 SE SWB £35205 138 189 26 2.0 TDI 140 SE LWB £36230 138 189 26 2.0 TDI 140 Exec SWB £37965 138 189 26 2.0 BiTDI 180 SE SWB £37145 177 192 31 2.0 BiTDi 180 SE 4M SWB £39945 177 208 32 2.0 BiTDI 180 SE LWB £38170 177 192 31 2.0 BiTDI 180 Exec SWB £39905 177 192 31 2.0 BiTDI 180 Exec DSG £41585 177 199 31 2.0 BiTDi 180 Ex. 4M SWB £42705 177 208 32

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expensive AAAAB 1.6 TDI 90 S £19250 89 99 12 2.0 TSI 300 R £30555 296 139 29 1.2 TSI 85 S £17430 84 113 7 1.2 TSI 105 S £18440 104 114 11 1.4 TSI 122 S £19200 121 123 14 1.4 TSI 122 SE £20135 121 123 15 1.4 TSI 140 GT ACT £23450 138 112 15 1.4 TSI 140 GT ACT DSG £24865 138 110 15 2.0 220 GTI £26780 217 139 29 1.6 TDI 105 S £20055 103 99 12 1.6 TDI 105 SE £20990 103 99 13 1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion £21270 103 85 15 2.0 TDI 150 SE £22505 148 106 18 2.0 TDI 150 GT £23955 148 106 17 2.0 TDI 184 GTD £26220 181 109 26 GOLF 5dr estate The complete package. Reassuringly expensive AAAAB 1.2 TSI 105 S £19185 104 117 11 1.2 TSI 85 S £18175 84 115 7 1.4 TSI 122 S £19945 121 124 14 1.4 TSI 122 SE £20880 121 124 13 1.4 TSI 140 GT £24195 138 121 15 1.6 TDI 105 S £20800 103 102 12 1.6 TDI 105 SE £21735 103 102 11 1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion £22015 110 102 12 1.6 TDI 90 S £19995 89 102 12 2.0 TDI 150 GT £24700 148 108 17 2.0 TDI 150 SE £23250 148 108 17 GOLF PLUS 5dr mpv A Golf with a bigger boot and AAAAC more headroom 1.2 TSI 85 S £18270 84 136 10 1.4 TSI S £20025 121 153 15 1.4 TSI SE £21595 121 153 15 1.6 TDI 105 Blue Tech S £21020 103 114 15 1.6 TDI 105 Blue Tech SE £22590 103 114 15 2.0 TDI 140 SE £23545 138 132 19 JETTA 4dr saloon Big boot, pleasant dynamics and AAABC good pricing. A bit dull 1.4 TSI 122 S £18075 121 144 10 1.4 TSI 122 SE £19355 121 144 11 1.4 TSI 160 SE £20655 158 145 18 1.4 TSI 160 Sport £21560 158 145 18 1.6 TDi 105 Blue Tech S £19510 103 109 12 1.6 TDi 105 Blue Tec SE £20790 103 109 12 1.6 TDI 105 Blue Tec Sp. £21445 103 109 12 2.0 TDI 140 SE £21265 138 126 17 2.0 TDI 140 Sport £22170 138 126 17 BEETLE 3dr hatch Huge improvement, but the Golf underneath is superior AAACC 1.2 TSI 105 Design DSG £19570 104 139 11 1.2 TSI 105 £15715 104 137 10 1.2 TSI 105 Design £18110 104 137 11 1.4 TSI 160 Design £20145 158 153 18 1.4 TSI 160 Sport £21965 158 153 18 2.0 TSI 210 Sport £23195 208 169 18 2.0 TSI 210 Turbo Black £23895 208 169 18 2.0 TSI 210 Turbo Silver £23895 208 169 18 2.0 TSI 210 GSR £25100 208 169 18 1.6 TDI 105 BlueMotion Tech. £17545 103 113 11 1.6 TDI 105 Design BlueMotion £19920 103 113 12 2.0 TDI 140 Design £20620 138 129 17 2.0 TDI 140 Sport £22440 138 129 17 BEETLE CABRIOLET 2dr open Huge improve ment, but Golf underneath is superior AAACC 1.2 TSI 105 £18605 104 142 15 1.2 TSI 105 Design £21000 104 142 15 1.4 TSI 160 Design £22890 158 158 23 1.4 TSI 160 Sport £24490 158 158 24 1.6 TDI 105 BlueMotion Tech £20420 103 118 15 1.6 TDI 105 B’Motn Tech Design £22795 103 118 16 2.0 TDI 140 Design £23620 138 134 20 2.0 TDI 140 Sport £25220 138 134 21 2.0 TSI 210 Sport £24490 208 158 24 1.4 TSI 160 50s Edition £25095 158 158 24 1.4 TSI 160 60s Edition £26315 158 158 24 1.4 TSI 160 70s Edition £25890 158 158 24 2.0 TDI 140 50s Edition £25825 138 134 24 2.0 TDI 140 60s Edition £27045 138 134 24 2.0 TDI 140 70s Edition £26620 138 134 24 CC 4dr saloon Loses a name and adds some flair, but AAAAC never compels 1.4 TSI 160 BlueMotion Tech £24635 158 169 29 2.0 TDI 177 BlueMotion Tech GT £29395 177 120 24 2.0 TSI 210 GT £28855 208 169 29 2.0 TDI 140 BlueMotion Tech £25705 138 120 23 2.0 TDI 140 BlueMotion Tech GT £27270 138 120 24 EOS 2dr cc Pleasant and predictable drive. Feeling old now AAABC 1.4 TSI 160 Sport £27115 158 157 24 2.0 TSI 210 Sport £29115 208 165 30 2.0 TDI Blue Tech Sp. £27695 138 125 23 2.0 TDI Blue Tech Exec. £30835 138 125 23 SCIROCCO 3dr coupé A complete coupe. Entertaining, practical and stylish AAAAB 2.0 TSI 210 GTS £28790 208 172 32 1.4 TSI 122 £20525 121 149 18 1.4 TSI 160 £22200 158 154 28 1.4 TSI 160 DSG £23590 120 147 28 2.0 TSI 210 GT £26760 208 172 32 2.0 TSI 210 R-Line £28325 208 172 34 2.0 TDI 140 Blue Tech £22970 138 118 22 2.0 TDI 140 GT Blue Tech £25790 138 118 22 2.0 TDI 140 B’m Tech R-Line £27355 138 118 23 2.0 TDI 177 GT £26790 175 134 27 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line £28355 175 134 28 2.0 TDI 177 GTS £28820 175 134 28 PASSAT 4dr saloon Lacking any flair but otherwise a AAAAC competent family car

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MITO 3dr hatch AAABC 1.4 Cloverleaf 136 7.9 21.1 6.9 7.3 2.7 168 184 23.2 36/42 1265 7.4.10 GIULIETTA 5dr hatch AAABC 2.0 JTDm 135 8.4 22.3 7.7 7.9 2.7 168 258 34.8 40/57 1475 13.10.10

ALPINA

B3 BITURBO 4dr saloon AAAAB B3 Biturbo 155 4.7 10.3 3.8 6.8 2.9 404 443 41.5 27/35 1610

ARIEL

ATOM 0dr open AAAAB V8 170 3.0 5.7 1.9 3.7 2.55 475 268 16.4 21/37 650

ASTON MARTIN

V8 Vantage 2dr coupé AAAAC V8 Roadster 175 5.2 12.0 3.6 7.9 2.7 380 302 26.0 17/22 1713 25.4.07 RAPIDE 4dr coupé AAAAC Rapide S 190 5.3 11.3 4.3 8.3 3.03 550 457 33.6 19/23 1990 20.3.13

AUDI

A1 3dr hatch AAAAC 1.4 TFSI Sport 126 8.4 22.4 8.9 12.8 A3 3dr hatch AAAAC 2.0 TDI Sport 134 8.9 25.9 11.4 10.8 RS3 155 4.5 11.2 4.2 6.9 A4 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAABC 2.0 TDI SE 134 9.7 29.4 11.3 9.7 RS4 174 4.4 10.3 3.9 7.7 A5 2dr coupé/cabriolet AAAAC 3.0 TDI quattro 155 6.4 16.6 5.9 8.0 3.0 TDI cabrio 153 7.1 20.2 6.6 *4.0 RS5 4.2 V8 155 4.6 10.7 4.0 8.9 A6 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC 2.0 TDI SE 141 8.9 24.1 7.7 9.3 3.0 TDI SE 155 7.2 20.3 6.4 3.9 RS6 Avant 155 3.7 8.7 3.1 12.8 A7 Sportback 4dr saloon AAAAC 3.0 V6 TDI 155 6.7 18.7 6.5 *4.0 A8 4dr saloon AAAAC 4.2 V8 TDI 155 5.0 13.0 5.4 *3.4 TT 2dr AAAAC 2.0 TDI 140 7.7 22.8 8.7 9.9 2.5 RS 155 4.7 11.4 4.4 4.8 Q3 5dr 4x4 AAABC 2.0 TDI SE 132 8.3 25.5 8.1 *11.5 RS 155 5.0 12.6 4.5 8.3 Q5 5dr 4x4 AAAAC 2.0 TDI SE 125 9.9 34.2 10.2 9.9 Q7 5dr 4x4 AAACC 3.0 TDI Sl 131 8.6 25.0 8.3 *4.9 R8 2dr coupé AAAAB 4.2 V8 187 4.4 10.5 4.2 6.7 5.2 V10 Spyder 195 4.1 8.9 3.2 5.5

BENTLEY

CONTINENTAL 2dr coupé AAAAC GTC V8 187 4.5 10.8 3.9 GT 198 4.6 10.9 4.2 FLYING SPUR 4dr saloon AAAAC W12 200 4.5 10.4 3.6 MULSANNE 4dr saloon AAAAC 6.75 V8 184 5.7 13.7 4.8

2.2 120 148 30.2 34/43 1165 10.11.10 2.7 148 236 30 48/59 1355 2.1 335 332 34.6 28/34 1640

26.9.12 6.7.11

2.6 141 236 32.7 38/48 1605 20.2.08 2.9 444 317 28.9 20/32 1795 17.10.12 2.7 237 368 35.7 32/43 1755 25.7.07 2.9 237 368 32.4 34/38 2035 12.9.09 2.7 444 317 29.0 22/30 1855 27.10.10 2.8 175 280 34.4 44/55 1675 4.5.11 2.9 201 295 39.9 34/46 1805 19.10.11 2.4 552 516 40.0 20/28 2010 3.7.13 2.8 241 369 42.9 31/40 1940

9.2.11

2.5 346 590 53.1 28/35 2130 16.6.10 2.8 168 258 32.6 34/48 1340 20.8.08 2.6 335 332 27.4 24/33 1450 19.8.09

2.9 230 369 29.9 23/30 2325 16.8.06 2.7 414 317 24.0 16/22 1560 2.4 518 391 24.3 17/25 1720

23.5.07 24.3.10

280 33.5 37/43 1825

12.1.11

546 40.5 28/34 2265 13.11.13 428 34.0 26/31 2275 11.6.08

BUGATTI

VEYRON 2dr coupé AAAAB Super Sport 268 2.6 5.0 1.7 5.9 2.6 1183 1106 40.6 12/18 1995

CATERHAM

2.3.11

CSR 2dr roadster AAAAC CSR 260 143 4.1 9.8 3.1 4.4 3.3 260 200 22.8 24/26 570 11.10.05 SEVEN 2dr roadster AAAAC Seven 160 100 8.4 — 8.7 7.6 4.8 80 79 16.7 39/45 490 20.11.13

TEST DATE

Weight (kg)

Mpg test/touring

Mph/1000rpm

Torque (lb/ft)

Power (bhp)

Braking 60-0mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

0-60mph

Top speed

Make and Model

50-70mph

14.4.10

12.2 —

148 258 38.7 38/55 1480 11.1.12

9.8 2.9 148 258 34.2 39/47 1630 14.5.08 5.9 2.5 148 258 32.4 36/45 1806 24.10.12

19.9 2.9 65

70 20.0 44/51 925

29.1.14

9.3 2.95 77

88 21.5 44/57 1065

7.1.09

14.8 2.8 109 192 22.5 49/60 1360 14.3.12 192 29.4 44/51 1555

7.9.11

9.2 2.9 134 236 29.1 36/44 1695

17.3.10

*5.5 2.7 194

311 37.5 36/43 1940

19.9.12

16.9 2.6 138 123 24.9 35/42 1230

18.1.12

*4.9 2.7 235 406 37.2 27/33 2210

22.9.10

5.1* 3.0 168 295 42.5 49/59 1750

5.2.14

12.3 2.9 114

*4.5 3.2 235 406 31.6 33/43 1960 29.12.10

2.8 488 460 46.8 19/29 1655 12.6.13 2.9 197 332 46.3 39/46 1840 21.7.11 2.9 271 442 49.7 32/46 1875 31.10.12 2.6 503 461 36.3 20/25 1990 27.5.09 3.1 295 310 34.8 22/25 1725 2.9 420 413 34.8 19/24 1665

3.5.06 27.9.06

2.7 271 443 43.5 28/36 1960

9.6.10

KIA

15.3 19.9 3.0 68 15.8 16.0 3.0 84

75 22.2 39/49 1020 107 20.8 37/44 1050

7.2 8.9 2.8 153 169 23.6 30/39 1255 6.4 7.0 2.8 158 170 23.9 34/39 1035 13 15.3 3.3 84 107 22.9 35/39 1070

162 21.7 34/48 1365 12.10.11 S-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAC 322 35.9 30/41 1545 14.11.12 2.0 Ecoboost 137 8.7 22.8 7.9 KA 3dr hatch AAACC 280 39.6 46/62 1450 19.3.14 1.2 Style+ 99 13.6 — 23.2 B-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAB 280 36.2 41/57 1535 22.02.12 1.0T Ecoboost 117 11.6 39.0 11.1 413 45.2 43/54 1735 21.11.12 FIESTA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC 236 36.5 50/57 1615 17.7.13 1.4 Zetec 109 11.9 43.4 11.9 ST-2 137 7.0 17.0 6.0 295 28.2 28/37 1585 18.9.13 FOCUS 3/5dr hatch AAAAC 1.6 TDCi Zetec 120 10.7 36.3 10.7 398 48.1 36/46 1830 31.3.10 2.0 ST 154 6.3 15.0 5.1 398 48.0 31/40 2052 18.11.09 GRAND C-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAB 280 38.7 38/42 1810 6.10.10 2.0 TDCi T’ium 124 9.2 28.6 8.8 332 40.4 27/33 1925 23.5.12 MONDEO 4dr saloon AAAAC 502 38.2 19/28 1975 29.12.11 2.0 TDCi 130 10.0 34.6 10.1 KUGA 5dr off-roader AAAAC 464 42.1 33/45 1840 2.11.11 2.0 TDCi 122 10.9 44.2 11.8 442 38.5 22/29 2085 6.4.11 RANGER 5dr pick-up AAABC 3.2 TDCi 109 10.8 35.7 10.7 398 42.4 29/35 1915 3.12.08

2.12.09

18.3.09

17.1 2.9 113+15 107+58 25.743/52 1198

F-TYPE 2dr convertible AAAAC V8 S 186 4.0 9.4 3.4 8.0 27.2.13 XF 4dr saloon/estate AAAAB 2.2 D 140 7.6 22.9 8.0 *4.8 FERRARI 3.0 Sportbrake 155 7.1 18.4 6.6 8.5 458 2dr coupé AAAAA XFR 5.0 V8 155 4.7 10.2 3.8 *2.1 458 Italia 202 3.3 7.0 2.4 5.7 2.3 562 398 - 17/20 1535 18.8.10 XK/XKR 2dr coupé/convertible AAAAC F12 2dr coupé AAAAA 4.2 146 6.0 15.0 5.3 *3.1 F12 Berlinetta 211 3.0 6.5 2.3 5.4 2.2 731 509 29.7 13/18 1630 6.11.13 XKR 4.2 V8 155 5.2 11.8 4.3 *2.5 CALIFORNIA 2dr convertible AAAAC XJ 4dr saloon AAAAC California 193 3.9 9.2 3.2 6.6 2.5 453 357 25.9 15/24 1785 22.7.09 3.0D LWB 155 6.3 16.5 6.6 *3.6

FORD

10.6.09

*7.4 3.1 87+14 89+58 32.1 40/43 1240

79 20.3 32/38 941

BMW

258 35.1 40/52 1572

94 20.5 35/43 1075 29.10.08

DACIA

PANDA 5dr hatch AAAAB 4.4.12 1.2 Easy 102 14.6 1.6.11 4x4 TwinAir 103 14.6 PUNTO 3/5dr hatch AAAAC 8.4 3.0 616 590 44.5 18/26 2475 7.8.13 1.4 Abarth 129 7.8 23.0 500 3dr hatch AAAAC *2.8 2.6 505 752 44.8 18/21 2745 21.9.11 Abarth 595 130 7.5 20.1 500 TwinAir 108 11.7 -

295 29.0 26/34 1615

14.3 3.2 99

JAGUAR

*2.7 2.8 500 487 27.4 18/27 2470 *2.4 2.5 567 516 34.9 7/15 2375

184 — 294wh/m 1390 22.1.14

G40R 2dr coupé AAAAC 27.6.07 2.0 140 6.3 17.2 6.1 8.3 3.6 175 140 22.6 28/- 880 05.10.11

11.9 3.0 161 266 34.8 35/47 1745 23.2.11 HONDA JAZZ 5dr hatch AAAAC 11.8 3.0 128 221 34.1 46/59 1490 30.5.12 1.4 ES 113 10.7 35.2 10.7 INSIGHT 5dr hatch AAACC 27.5 2.9 80 82 22.3 37/44 1005 10.2.10 1.3 IMA SE 113 11.7 - 11.8 CR-Z 3dr hatch AAABC 14.1 3.1 94 140 29.6 51/68 1250 1.2.12 CR-Z GT 124 9.1 26.8 9 CIVIC 5dr hatch AAABC 12.2 2.7 426 419 43.3 23/29 1175 20.6.12 2.2 i-DTEC EX GT135 8.3 24 7.9 ACCORD 4dr saloon AAABC CHRYSLER 2.2 i-DTEC EX GT131 9.5 27.1 9.1 DELTA 5dr hatch AAACC CR-V 5dr off-roader AAABC 1.4 140 SR 126 9.8 30.6 9.6 12.9 2.5 138 170 28.3 34/45 1445 9.11.11 2.2 i-DTEC EX 118 9.7 31.3 9.9 GRAND VOYAGER 5dr MPV AAACC 2.8 CRD Ltd 115 12.1 - 12.5 *7.2 2.9 161 265 37.8 27/34 2200 16.4.08 HYUNDAI 300C 4dr saloon AAACC i10 5dr hatch AAABC 3.0 Executive 144 7.3 21.1 7.5 *4.5 2.6 236 399 38.8 30/34 2040 29.8.12 1.0 SE 96 14.7 — 16.2 i20 5dr hatch AAABC CITROEN 1.2 103 12.7 — 14.2 C3 5dr hatch AAABC i30 5dr hatch AAABC 1.4 VTR+ 114 10.8 41.9 11.0 14.4 2.9 94 100 20.9 39/48 na 9.12.09 1.6 CRDi Active 115 11.7 38.3 11.5 DS3 5dr hatch AAABC i40 5dr estate AAABC 1.6 THP 150 133 7.6 41.9 7.1 10.0 2.7 154 177 29.8 36/45 1200 3.3.10 1.7 CRDi 118 12.2 41.4 12.5 Racing 146 7.2 18.1 6.5 8.9 3.1 204 203 30.4 33/40 1215 16.3.11 iX35 5dr SUV AAABC C4 5dr hatch AAACC 2.0 Premium 112 10.9 40.9 11.1 2.0 HDi Excl. 129 8.5 25.2 7.9 9.2 3.15 148 251 34.2 43/49 1470 5.1.11 SANTA FE 5dr SUV AAAAC C4 GRAND PICASSO 5dr MPV AAAAC 2.2 CRDi 118 9.0 27.6 9.2 2.0 BlueHDi 130 10.1 30.1 9.6 12.5 2.9 148 273 34.7 44/52 1430 27.11.13 VELOSTER 4dr coupé AAABC 1.6 GDI 125 9.6 28.4 9.6 C5 4dr saloon AAABC 2.2 HDi 136 8.7 25.3 8.8 9.1 2.9 171 273 34.5 38/44 1951 9.4.08 DS5 5dr hatch AAABC INFINITI 2.0 HDi 160 134 9.1 26.5 8.7 11.0 2.9 161 251 40.1 42/55 1660 18.4.12 FX 5dr SUV AAACC BERLINGO 5dr MPV AAABC FX30d S Prem 132 8.5 24.7 8.2 1.6 HDi 90 99 14.7 - 16.7 14.0 2.9 90 159 26.6 38/47 1580 8.10.08 Q50 5dr saloon AABCC 2.2 Premium 143 8.7 25.0 8.7 CORVETTE M-SERIES 5dr SUV AAABC C6 2dr convertible AAAAC M30d S Prem 155 7.7 21.8 7.6 C6 186 4.6 10.8 3.9 9.0 2.5 400 400 41.0 8/22 1501 2.8.05

FIAT

1-SERIES 3dr hatch AAABC 116i Sport 3dr 130 8.7 25.7 8.9 5.4 2.9 134 M135i 155 4.6 11.4 4.0 6.8 2.6 315 2-SERIES 3dr coupé AAAAB 220d SE 143 7.8 20.9 7.3 8.8 2.9 181 3-SERIES 4dr saloon/5dr estate/5dr hatchAAAAB 320d Sport 146 7.7 20.9 7.6 9.7 2.6 181 330d Touring 155 5.5 14.2 5.1 8.8 2.6 255 318d Sport GT 130 9.5 28.6 9.5 12.4 2.7 141 4-SERIES 3dr coupé AAAAC 435i M Sport 155 5.5 13.2 5.2 6.3 2.7 302 5-SERIES 4dr saloon/5dr GT/5dr estate AAAAC 530d SE 155 6.4 16.1 5.4 *3.3 3.0 241 530d GT 149 6.3 17.7 6.3 *3.7 2.5 241 520d SE Touring138 8.1 23.0 8.3 *5.0 2.6 181 ActiveHybrid5 155 5.6 13.5 5.0 10.5 2.6 335 M5 155 4.3 9.0 3.6 6.4 2.8 552 6-SERIES 2dr coupé/2dr open AAAAC 640d M Sport 155 5.3 13.1 4.6 *2.7 2.6 309 650i cabrio 155 5.6 12.4 4.5 7.8 2.6 402 7-SERIES 4dr saloon AAABC 730d 153 6.9 17.7 6.4 *3.7 2.9 242 i3 5dr hatch AAAAC 1.3 Range Extd. 93 8.1 — 7.6 *4.9 3.4 168 Z4 2dr convertible AAABC sDrive35i 155 5.1 12.3 4.2 *2.5 2.8 302 X1 5dr 4x4 AAABC sDrive20d SE 127 8.2 23.6 7.9 10.8 2.7 174 X3 5dr 4x4 AAAAC xDrive20d SE 130 8.4 27.4 8.7 10.7 3.15 181 X5 5dr 4x4 AAABC xDrive M50d 155 5.7 15.3 5.2 9.5 2.9 376 X6 5dr 4x4 AAAAC xDrive35d 147 7.3 21.2 7.1 *4.1 2.6 282

TEST DATE

Weight (kg)

Mpg test/touring

Mph/1000rpm

GINETTA

*7.7 2.9 148 236 35.0 25/28 1970

SANDERO 5dr hatchback AAACC 2.7 175 280 35.8 33/46 1710 16.11.11 1.2 75 Access 97 15.3 — 17.6 23.0 3.0 74 2.8 306 310 32.4 32.4 1655 1.1.14 2.8 168 258 29.8 29/37 1880 14.1.09

Torque (lb/ft)

Power (bhp)

Braking 60-0mph

50-70mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

0-60mph

Top speed

Make and Model

CHEVROLET

CAPTIVA 5dr 4x4 AAACC 2.0d LTX 112 12.2 43.5 12.7 ORLANDO 5dr MPV AAABC 2.0 VCDi 163 121 10.2 30.3 10.2 CRUZE 5dr saloon/5dr AAACC 1.7 VCDi LT 124 9.9 33.6 10.4 SPARK 5dr hatch AACCC 29.8.13 1.2 LT 101 12.4 — 13.5 AVEO 5dr hatch AAAAC 1.3 VCDI 108 11.4 43.3 14.3 CAMARO 2dr coupé AAAAC 10.8.11 6.2 V8 155 5.6 12.4 4.5

10.3 2.1 200 221 20.5 26/32 1810 10.4 2.9 67

80 22.1 41/53 1020

11.0 2.8 118

147 23.6 35/41 1345

PICANT0 5dr hatch AAAAC 25.4.12 1.0 ‘1’ 95 13.8 17.4.13 CARENS 5dr MPV AAABC 1.7 CRDi 2 112 12.9 51.2 1.10.08 CEE’D 3/5dr hatch AAAAC 1.6 CRDi LS 117 10.6 34.1 26.2.14 RIO 5dr hatch AAABC 24.11.10 ‘2’ 1.4i 114 11.4 39.1 OPTIMA 4dr saloon AAACC 2 1.7 CRDi 125 10.5 35.4 SPORTAGE 5dr 4x4 AAABC 28.4.10 2.0 CRDi F.E. 112 10.5 41.8 SORENTO 5dr 4x4 AAABC 25.02.09 2.2 CRDi KX-2 118 8.6 28.6 02.1.13

14.9 24.4 3.2 68

70 21.3 33/54 950

3.8.11

13.9 15.2 2.8 114

192 31.7 47/56 1581

29.5.13

10.3 9.6 2.5 113

188 28.6 39/49 1370

20.2.08

11.5 19.1 3.0 107

101 23.3 40/50 1155

14.9.11

10.4 10.6 3.2 134 239 31.9 41/46 1535

8.2.12

11.3 12.2 3.0 134 236 33.6 35/39 1635 11.8.10 9.1 10.1 3.0 194

311 33.7 33/39 1891

30.1.13

LAND ROVER

DEFENDER 3/5dr 4x4 AAAAC 21.8 2.7 95 94 21.9 34/41 1090 15.10.08 90 XS 2.4D 83 15.1 — 17.0 15.5 3.5 7.1 2.6 180 177 26.5 32/41 1163 15.5.13 FREELANDER 5dr 4x4 AAAAC eD4 2WD HSE 112 10.8 35.0 10.8 11.3 3.0 10.8 3.0 113 210 33.5 38/52 1380 2.3.11 DISCOVERY 5dr 4x4 AAAAB 6.4 2.5 247 250 27.2 -/- 1505 12.9.12 TDV6 HSE 109 12.2 42.8 13.0 7.9 3.4 RANGE ROVER 5dr 4x4 AAAAB 11.1 2.8 138 236 35.6 37/48 1705 17.11.10 4.4 SDV8 135 7.0 19.0 6.7 *3.8 2.9 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 5dr 4x4 AAAAC 10.6 2.9 138 236 34.5 33/45 1635 13.6.07 2.2 DS4 121 8.4 30.8 9.5 *5.7 3.1 RANGE ROVER SPORT 5dr 4x4 AAAAB 7.4 2.6 161 251 31.6 34/39 1707 13.3.13 3.0 TDV6 130 7.8 22.5 7.5 12.2 3.1

121 265 26.2 19/28 1889 11.4.07 148 310 35.4 36/41 1875

2.2.11

193 328 36.6 17/24 2718 16.11.04 334 516 41.8 25/35 2625 12.12.12 187 310 37.3 30/36 1815

13.7.11

255 442 43.1 33/42 2115

2.10.13

9.8 3.2 197 347 32.4 28/35 2265 10.10.12

R O A D T E S T R E S U LT S

Whyour road tests are different YOU’LL SEE plenty of reviews of new cars, but nobody produces as thorough and impartial a judgement as Autocar does with its road test. Every car undergoes a battery of trials. As well as acceleration, fuel consumption, noise measurement and brake tests, we also time each car on wet and dry handling circuits. We even measure the visibility from inside the car. But we don’t just drive cars at the test track – essential as it is for finding the limits of performance – but also on a wide-ranging mix of roads. We aim to produce the most complete, objective tests in the business, so that you will know just how good a car is. Where we have tested more than one model in a range the star rating is for the range overall; where an individual model within the range meets our coveted five-star standard it is highlighted in yellow.

See how we road test at autocar.co.uk 30-70mph Indicates overtaking ability through the gears 50-70mph Is recorded in top gear (*kickdown with an automatic) and demonstrates flexibility Touring mpg Figure recorded over a pre-set road test route Braking 60-0mph Figure is recorded on a high-grip surface at our test track Mph/1000rpm Figure is the speed achieved in top gear

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LEXUS

IS 4dr saloon AAABC IS300h 143 8.1 20.2 CT200H 5dr hatch AAACC SE-L 112 11.1 37.2 GS 4dr saloon AAABC GS250 144 9.2 26.0 LFA 2dr coupé AAAAC LFA 202 4.2 8.2

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Weight (kg)

Mpg test/touring

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Braking 60-0mph

50-70mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

0-60mph

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Mpg test/touring

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Torque (lb/ft)

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Braking 60-0mph

50-70mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

0-60mph

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Make and Model

TEST DATE

Weight (kg)

MORGAN

SUBARU

PLUS8 2dr convertible AAACC LEGACY 5dr estate AAACC 21.8.13 4.8 V8 — 4.9 11.1 4.0 8.3 3.2 390 370 36.0 24/32 1230 22.8.12 Tourer 2.0D 120 10.6 34.5 10.4 3 WHEELER 2dr convertible AAAAA XV 5dr hatch AAACC 46/52 1450 23.3.11 3 Wheeler 115 8.0 29.9 7.7 5.1 3.56 80 103 21.3 30/- 520 6.6.12 2.0D SE 120 8.9 29.1 9.5 FORESTER 5dr 4x4 AAACC 26/32 1695 1.8.12 NISSAN 2.0d XC 118 9.9 36.5 10.5 MICRA 5dr hatch AABCC 15/19 1580 8.9.10 1.2 Tekna 105 11.6 — 12.3 18.7 3.0 79 81 22.6 45/53 1002 19.1.11 SUZUKI NOTE 5dr hatch AAAAC ALTO 5dr hatch AAAAC 1.2AcentaPrm. 106 12.6 — 13.4 20.3 2.9 79 81 21.8 42/54 1036 9.10.13 1.0 SZ3 96 11.5 — 12.9 JUKE 5dr hatch AAABC SWIFT 3/5dr hatch AAABC 39/42 900 26.5.10 Acenta 1.6 111 10.3 41.6 9.9 12.7 3.0 115 117 19.5 36/46 1230 3.11.10 1.2 SZ4 103 11.6 37.2 11.1 Nismo 1.6 134 6.9 17.2 6.0 7.2 2.5 197 184 23.8 31/39 1295 22.5.13 SX4 S-CROSS 5dr hatch AAABC 24/33 1382 26.8.09 LEAF 5dr hatch AAABC 1.6 DDiS SZ4 111 10.0 32.6 10.1 21/26 1430 30.3.11 Leaf 91 10.9 — 11.4 7.3 2.8 107 207 8.76 320wh/m 1545 27.4.11 KIZASHI 4dr saloon AAACC QASHQAI 5dr hatch AAAAB 2.4 CVT 127 10.4 30.1 9.7 21/30 1176 3.4.13 1.5 dCi 2WD 113 10.8 39.2 11.1 12.9 2.9 109 192 35.0 49/56 1365 19.2.14 370Z 2dr coupé AAAAC TESLA 370Z 155 5.4 12.8 4.7 9.9 2.4 326 270 30.5 26/34 1508 29.7.09 MODEL S 5dr hatch AAAAB GT-R 2dr coupé AAAAB Performance 130 4.7 11.7 3.7 18/27 1975 2.2.08 Black Edition 193 3.8 8.5 3.6 5.3 2.5 478 434 28.1 19/28 1775 6.5.09

4.11.09

7.3 *4.3 2.7 220 163 — 39/48 1720

10.6 2.1 148 258 33.7 21/43 1625

11.4 *7.0 2.7 134 105/153 -

10.1 2.7 145 258 34.7 39/51 1465 21.3.12

9.0 16.2 2.9 207 187 34.4 3.0 5.7 2.5 552 354 29.8

LOTUS

ELISE 2dr roadster AAABC 1.6 127 6.7 21.1 EVORA 2dr coupé AAAAC Evora 2+2 162 5.4 13.0 Evora S 2+0 172 4.5 11.3 EXIGE S 2dr coupé AAAAB Exige S 170 4.1 9.6

Mpg test/touring

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Braking 60-0mph

50-70mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

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ROAD TEST RESULTS

ROAD TEST RESULTS

7.1 14.3 2.9 134

118 24.7

4.7 8.2 2.3 276 258 27.8 4.0 6.8 2.4 345 295 34.8

11.0 2.9 145 258 33.0 41/49 1540

5.6.13

20.7 2.8 67

66 21.9 50/69 885

22.4.09

18.7 3.0 93

87 21.5 43/47 1010

15.9.10

8.9 2.57 118 236 35.1 57/67 1290 30.10.13 31/38 1575

4.1.12

GRANTURISMO 2dr coupé AAABC 2.2 2.7 416 443 8.7 411Wh/m 2108 4.2 GT 177 5.6 13.0 4.9 *2.8 2.8 400 339 32.1 GRANCABRIO 2dr open AAABC TOYOTA 4.7 V8 175 5.1 11.9 4.5 11.2 2.4 433 362 32.1 17/22 2085 14.7.10 NOBLE IQ 3dr hatch AAAAC GHIBLI 4dr saloon AAABC M600 2dr coupé AAAAB 1.0 iq2 3dr 93 13.6 — 15.1 25.4 3.3 67 67 21.9 35/44 915 Diesel 155 6.5 17.2 6.0 5.1 2.7 271 443 43.3 31/40 1835 12.3.14 M600 225 3.5 6.8 2.5 4.7 2.45 650 604 29.9 18/25 1305 14.10.09 YARIS 5dr hatchback AAABC 1.33 TR 114 11.5 43.6 10.9 19.6 2.9 98 92 23.7 42/51 1065 MAZDA PEUGEOT 1.5 Hybrid 103 12.8 - 13.9 8.5* 3.1 73 82 - 52/48 1155 2 5dr hatch AAAAB 208 3/5dr hatch AAACC VERSO-S 5dr hatchback AAACC 1.5 Sport 117 9.7 34.1 9.8 13.4 2.7 102 101 21.4 34/41 1050 26.9.07 1.2 VTI Active 109 14.2 — 14.5 9.1 2.9 81 87 21.2 41/45 1080 18.7.12 1.3 T Spirit 106 12.1 38.5 11.7 19.2 2.9 98 92 21.7 39/48 1125 3 5dr hatch AAAAC 508 SW estate AAAAC GT86 3dr coupé AAAAA 2.2 SE-L 130 9.0 26.6 9.1 9.9 3.0 148 280 29.7 46/60 1470 4.12.13 2.0 HDi 163 138 9.6 28.6 9.7 5.8 2.57 161 255 32.3 32/46 1680 25.5.11 2.0 manual 140 7.4 18.8 6.8 10.6 2.6 197 151 23.5 30/45 1235 5 5dr MPV AAACC 2008 Mini SUV AAABC AURIS 3/5dr hatch AAACC 1.6D Sport 111 12.5 - 13.4 11.1 2.9 113 199 31.3 35/40 1555 16.2.11 1.6 e-HDi 117 10.7 37.8 11.5 11.8 3.2 114 199 32.7 49/59 1180 19.6.13 1.6 T Spirit 117 9.9 30.7 9.4 13.4 2.7 122 116 20.0 30/37 1275 6 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC 3008 5dr hatch AAABC PRIUS 5dr hatch AAAAC 2.2 Sport Nav 139 7.9 21.2 7.1 7.9 2.7 173 309 35 44/56 1480 23.1.13 Sport HDi 150 121 9.4 29.1 9.1 9.5 2.1 148 251 32.2 44/50 1580 11.11.09 T Spirit 112 10.9 35.0 10.9 *6.6 2.9 98+80 105+153 — 48/56 1415 CX-5 5dr hatch AAABC Hybrid4 118 9.0 31.6 8.9 8.6 2.6 161+36221+14832.7 41/49 1790 25.1.12 RAV4 5dr 4x4 AAABC 2.2 Sport Nav 126 9.4 28.0 9.1 9.7 2.3 148 280 34.9 24/55 1575 13.6.12 5008 5dr MPV AAAAC D-4D 140 XT3 111 10.3 38.0 10.9 12.5 3.2 134 228 — 32/42 1639 MX-5 2dr convertible AAAAC 1.6 HDi 110 114 13.0 22.0 13.2 9.8 3.1 107 192 28.1 20/48 1547 27.1.10 LAND CRUISER V8 5dr 4x4 AAAAC 2.0 Sport 130 7.1 20.8 7.2 11.1 2.8 158 139 23.3 24/35 1086 3.1.06 RCZ 3dr coupé AAABC 4.5 D-4D 130 8.6 27.5 9.1 *5.4 3.0 282 479 40.3 18/20 2880 GT THP 156 133 8.3 24.1 8.1 12.4 3.0 154 177 26.5 36/47 1340 19.5.10 MCLAREN R THP 270 155 6.8 15.3 5.5 5.8 3.0 266 243 24.2 36/44 1355 12.2.14 VAUXHALL 12C 2dr coupé/roadster AAAAB ADAM 5dr hatch AAACC 3.8 V8 Coupé 205 3.3 6.7 2.3 9.6 2.6 592 442 35.4 19/23 1470 29.6.11 PORSCHE 1.2JamecoFLEX 103 14.3 — 15.3 20.8 2.8 68 85 21.8 39/45 1086 3.8 V8 Spider 207 3.4 7.2 2.4 14.0 2.4 616 442 35.4 19/23 1474 8.05.13 BOXSTER 2dr convertible AAAAB AGILA 5dr hatch AAABC S 3.4 172 4.7 11.4 4.2 14.2 2.9 311 266 40.3 25/32 1420 27.6.12 1.0i Club 98 14.5 — 16.1 23.0 2.9 64 68 20.6 44/57 1035 MERCEDES-BENZ CAYMAN 3dr coupé AAAAA CORSA 3/ 5dr AAAAC A-CLASS 5dr hatch AAABC 2.7 165 5.9 13.6 5.1 8.2 2.7 271 214 23.9 29/34 1385 24.4.13 1.6 VXR 136 6.7 16.8 5.6 7.2 2.6 189 192 23.7 28/35 1255 A200CDI Sport 130 8.9 28.3 9.0 10.1 2.5 134 221 37.1 48/58 1475 7.11.12 911 2dr coupé AAAAB MERIVA 5dr MPV AAABC A45AMG 168 4.2 11.5 4.3 4.5 2.8 355 322 38.1 27/37 1555 14.8.13 Carrera 180 4.8 10.8 3.8 11.7 2.3 345 288 32.8 21/35 1445 7.3.12 1.4T 140 SE 122 9.4 28.3 8.7 13.1 2.6 138 148 25.5 31/37 1465 B-CLASS 5dr MPV AAABC Turbo S 197 3.0 7.1 2.6 6.8 2.6 552 553 37.9 20/31 1605 8.1.14 ASTRA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC B200 CDI Sport130 9.4 28.8 9.6 11.9 2.7 134 221 37.8 20/52 1495 29.2.12 PANAMERA 5dr hatch AAABC GTC 1.6 Turbo 137 8.8 24.3 8.2 13.4 2.7 178 170 28.3 31/38 1465 C-CLASS 4dr saloon/5dr estate/coupé AAAAC 4.8 Turbo 188 4.0 9.2 3.4 13.5 2.5 493 567 45.0 20/28 2045 20.9.09 2.0 VXR 155 6.4 16.5 6.0 7.0 2.8 276 295 27.6 27/33 1565 C220 CDI 142 8.5 25.4 8.5 9.0 2.6 168 295 23.5 35/48 1660 20.6.07 CAYENNE 5dr 4x4 AAABC AMPERA 5dr hatch AAAAC C63 AMG 155 4.4 9.7 3.4 5.3 2.8 451 443 35.8 19/24 1830 12.12.07 Hybrid 150 6.0 16.6 6.0 *3.6 2.5 374 324 37.8 26/29 2315 23.6.10 Electron 100 10.1 - 9.9 *6.2 2.6 148 273 - 54/45 1735 C63 AMG Black 186 4.0 9.2 3.3 7.5 2.66 510 457 37.2 15/25 1775 5.9.12 INSIGNIA 5dr hatch/estate AAAAC C220 CDI coupé144 8.1 23.2 7.9 *4.5 2.6 168 295 41.3 39/57 1875 17.8.11 RADICAL 2.0 CDTi 160 135 9.1 25.3 8.4 10.3 2.7 158 258 36.1 19/44 1655 CLA 4dr coupé AAACC SR3 SL 2dr AAAAC ZAFIRA TOURER 5dr AAABC 220 CDI Sport 143 8.3 23.1 8.0 4.8 2.9 168 258 37.3 44/54 1525 26.6.13 SR3 SL 161 3.4 8.4 3.7 4.8 2.7 245 265 24.9 14/- 765 30.11.11 2.0 CDTi 165 129 10.4 36.8 10.2 14.3 3.2 163 258 37.7 38/46 1805 SLK 2dr cc AAACC MALOO 3dr pick-up AAAAC SLK 200 149 7.5 18.9 7.0 9.9 2.8 181 184 31.3 30/41 1485 27.7.11 RENAULT VXR 155 5.3 11.8 4.8 9.4 2.5 425 406 37.4 18/27 1855 E-CLASS 4dr saloon/5dr estate/2dr convertible AAAAC TWIZY 2dr microcar AAACC MOKKA Mini SUV AAABC E250 CDI auto 149 7.7 20.3 7.4 *4.4 2.9 201 367 34.8 36/42 1780 24.6.09 Colour 50 — — — — — 17 42 — 180Wh/m 474 16.5.12 1.4T 118 10.0 30.6 9.4 13.7 3.0 138 148 26.1 32/40 1350 E350 CDI estate149 6.9 19.2 6.9 *4.0 2.9 228 398 38.9 29/36 1995 17.2.10 ZOE 5dr hatch AAABC E250 CGI cab 155 7.4 19.6 7.5 4.5 2.4 201 229 30.0 26/36 1745 14.4.10 Dynamique 84 12.3 — 13.9 9.1 2.9 87 162 7.8 250Wh/m 1468 31.7.13 VOLKSWAGEN M-CLASS 5dr 4x4 AAAAC TWINGO 3dr hatch AAAAC UP 3dr hatch AAAAC ML250 130 8.8 28.4 9.3 11.0 2.9 201 368 36.2 38/41 2310 2.5.12 Sport 133 125 8.7 25.2 8.3 9.5 2.8 131 118 19.2 15/39 1120 5.11.08 1.0 High Up 106 13.8 — 14.7 18.6 2.8 74 70 20.5 44/59 945 GL 5dr 4x4 AAAAC CLIO 5dr hatch AAAAC POLO 3/5dr hatch AAAAC GL350 AMG Spt 137 8.3 24.8 8.2 5.0* 2.6 255 457 37.7 28/33 2455 24.7.13 0.9 TCE 113 13.4 — 13.9 19.1 2.8 89 100 23.8 38/47 1009 6.3.13 1.2 70PS SE 103 14.2 — 15.4 23 2.9 69 83 22.8 41/51 1075 CLS 4dr coupé/5dr estate AAAAC RS 200 Turbo 143 7.4 20.9 6.9 9.1 2.8 197 177 20.8 32/37 1204 23.10.13 1.4 TSI BlueGT 130 7.5 22.2 7.1 8.0 2.9 138 184 28.1 40/49 1212 350 BlueEff. 155 6.5 16.0 5.7 *3.3 2.5 302 273 37.6 29/38 1775 13.4.11 MEGANE 3/5dr hatch AAACC GOLF 3/5dr hatch AAAAB 350CDI S’Brake 155 7.0 18.5 6.4 *3.8 2.9 261 457 39.6 36/43 1980 9.1.13 1.9 dCi 130 127 9.1 29.6 9.6 9.2 2.7 128 221 32.4 41/49 1400 21.1.09 GTI Perf. DSG 155 6.5 16.4 5.9 8.9 2.8 227 258 34.4 32/38 1402 S-CLASS 4dr saloon AAAAA 250 Cup 156 6.0 13.7 4.9 6.6 2.7 247 251 28.4 28/34 1320 13.01.10 2.0 TDI 134 9.6 27.6 8.6 11.7 2.9 148 236 37.4 44/56 1390 S350 Bluetec 155 7.3 19.0 6.8 *3.9 2.7 255 457 45.6 34/44 1975 16.10.13 SCENIC 5dr MPV AAAAC R 155 4.8 12.0 4.3 6.5 2.9 296 280 27.1 34/29 1495 SL 2dr convertible AAAAC Grand 1.4 TCe 121 11.0 34.8 10.4 9.2 2.3 129 140 22.1 28/36 1457 16.9.09 GOLF Convertible 2dr cabriolet AAABC SL500 155 4.3 9.9 3.6 6.5 2.7 429 516 39.6 10/24 1815 8.8.12 1.6 TDI 117 12.2 44.6 12.8 13.2 2.7 103 184 32.6 47/57 1495 SL63 AMG 155 4.6 10.4 3.8 8.7 2.5 518 465 34.3 17/21 2000 7.5.08 ROLLS-ROYCE SCIROCCO 2dr coupé AAAAB SL65 Black 200 4.2 8.5 3.0 6.0 2.5 661 737 37.4 16/22 1880 8.4.09 PHANTOM 4dr saloon AAAAC 2.0 TSI GT 144 6.7 17.0 6.1 7.9 2.7 197 207 20.6 29/39 1390 SLS 2dr coupé AAAAC Phantom 149 6.0 14.7 5.3 *3.0 2.7 453 531 38.7 8/17 2485 2.4.03 2.0 TSI R 155 6.5 13.7 4.9 5.9 2.7 261 258 26.3 28/34 1400 SLS 195 3.9 8.0 2.9 5.0 2.3 563 479 30.4 19/24 1710 30.6.10 2dr Coupé 155 6.1 15.5 5.9 *3.4 2.9 453 531 38.7 7/18 2495 27.8.08 EOS 2dr convertible AAAAC GHOST 4dr saloon AAAAC 2.0 TFSI Sport 142 7.8 20.5 7.3 9.2 2.6 197 207 26.3 11/35 1610 MG Ghost 155 4.9 10.6 3.9 *2.3 2.6 563 575 46.0 18/23 2450 7.7.10 PASSAT 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC 6 5dr hatch AACCC 2.0 TDI SE Est 127 10.3 32.9 9.8 11.1 2.7 138 236 38.1 50/59 1560 1.8 T 120 8.8 25.8 9.2 11 2.8 158 159 28 29/37 1525 11.5.11 SEAT TIGUAN 5dr 4x4 AAABC 3 5dr hatch AAABC IBIZA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC 2.0 TDI Sport 115 10.3 37.5 10.9 9.9 2.9 138 236 30.0 31/39 1755 1.5 3Form Spt 108 11.4 41.5 11.6 19.6 2.8 105 101 22.2 37/41 1150 25.12.13 1.4 SE 108 12.3 - 12.4 18.7 2.9 84 97 22.4 36/44 1105 16.7.08 TOUAREG 5dr 4x4 AAAAC Cupra 1.4 TSI 140 7.0 19.6 6.3 *3.6 2.4 178 184 21.3 31/40 1172 21.10.09 3.0 V6 TDI SE 135 6.9 19.8 6.8 *3.9 2.7 236 406 38.5 32/37 2155 MINI LEON 3/5dr hatch AAAAC PHAETON 5dr saloon AACCC MINI 3dr hatch AAAAC SC 2.0 TDI FR 142 8.0 22.1 7.5 9.6 2.9 181 280 35.6 47/54 1350 4.9.13 3.0 V6 TDI 147 7.9 21.8 7.2 *4.1 2.9 236 369 35.2 30/40 2220 Cooper S 146 6.9 17.1 5.9 6.7 2.5 189 221 26.4 35/54 1235 2.4.14 Cupra SC 280 155 5.9 13.6 4.4 7.1 2.7 276 258 27.2 28/36 1441 26.3.14 JCW GP 150 6.6 14.9 5.2 5.6 2.4 215 192 23.6 34/45 1160 20.2.13 ALHAMBRA 5dr MPV AAAAC VOLVO CLUBMAN 5dr estate AAABC 2.0 TDI 170 DSG127 10.5 38.3 11.2 *7.0 3.0 168 258 30.5 35/40 1935 1.12.10 V40 4dr hatch AAABC Cooper D 118 10.8 37.6 11.4 11.9 2.8 108 177 32.3 34/41 1295 31.10.07 D3 SE Lux 130 8.9 26.6 8.7 10.2 2.8 148 258 36.5 46/52 1545 COUNTRYMAN 5dr hatch AAABC SKODA S60 4dr saloon AAAAC Cooper D All4 115 11.1 - 11.5 16.1 2.6 110 199 34.8 39/43 1475 29.9.10 FABIA 5dr hatch/5dr estate AAAAB D4 SE Nav 143 7.6 20.4 6.9 9.2 3.0 179 295 39.4 46/59 1580 COUPÉ 2dr coupé AAABC 1.4 16v 104 11.5 — 12.0 15.3 2.6 85 97 22.0 32/40 1134 18.4.07 V60 5dr estate AAABC JCW 149 7.2 17.0 6.0 6.0 2.8 208 207 23.9 33/46 1230 26.10.11 OCTAVIA 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC D5 SE Lux 143 8.1 21.0 7.1 8.2 2.7 202 310 39.2 32/48 1700 ROADSTER 2dr convertible AAABC 1.6 TDI SE 121 11.6 43.0 12.5 13.6 2.7 104 184 32.3 46/56 1230 10.4.13 Plug-in Hybrid 134 6.1 17.2 5.5 3.2 2.6 279 382 34.3 44/49 1955 Cooper S 141 8.1 19.9 7.3 8.0 2.5 182 177 23.7 33/45 1260 9.5.12 SUPERB 4dr saloon AAAAC S80 4dr saloon AAAAC 2.0 TDI 128 10.3 31.5 9.8 10.4 2.6 138 236 34.6 34/44 1550 30.7.08 3.2 SE Sport 141 8.5 21.7 7.7 *4.6 3.0 235 236 33.3 22/26 1615 MITSUBISHI RAPID 4dr saloon AAABC V70 5dr estate AAABC I 5dr hatch AAABC 1.2 TSI 114 11.3 45.5 11.5 14.2 2.9 84 118 26.1 40/47 1175 5.12.12 2.4 D5 138 8.9 24.1 8.2 9.8 2.8 182 295 35.6 32/39 1835 0.7 84 15.6 — 18.0 *11.6 2.9 57 62 16.8 38/49 940 11.7.07 YETI 5dr SUV AAABC XC60 5dr 4x4 AAAAC ASX 5dr hatch AAABC 2.0 TDI 140 119 10.7 39.1 11.2 12.3 2.7 138 236 34.5 36/46 1545 7.10.09 D5 SE Lux 118 9.5 30.5 9.5 *5.8 2.9 182 295 33.6 17/36 1930 1.8 DiD 3 124 10.0 28.8 10.1 8.6 2.8 148 221 29.6 49/57 1490 21.7.10 OUTLANDER 5dr 4x4 AAABC SMART WESTFIELD 2.2 DiD GX5 118 10.2 32.9 10.1 11.1 3.07 147 265 34.7 38/45 1675 27.3.13 FORTWO 3dr hatch AACCC SPORT TURBO 3dr hatch AAABC PHEV GX4hs 106 10.0 30.5 9.5 6.2 3.0 200 245 — 44/38 1810 16.4.14 Passion 92 13.2 — 14.5 *9.0 3.1 70 68 21.6 47/63 810 1.8.07 ST3 UK200 142 4.6 12.6 6.9 4.7 3.1 201 185 22.7 25/– 650

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original car magazine, published since 1895 ‘in the interests of the mechanically propelled road carriage’ EDITORIAL Tel +44 (0)20 8267 5630 Fax +44 (0)20 8267 5759 Email autocar@haymarket.com Editor Chas Hallett Editor-in-chief Steve Cropley Deputy editor Matt Burt Managing editor Allan Muir Digital editor Stuart Milne Senior editor (news and features) Mark Tisshaw Associate editor Hilton Holloway Chief sub-editor Tim Dickson Production editor. Gary Lord Road test editor Matt Prior Deputy road test editor Matt Saunders Road tester Nic Cackett Deputy digital editor Lewis Kingston Digital reporter Darren Moss Art editor Amar Hussain Deputy art editor Sarah Özgül Chief photographer Stan Papior Photographer Stuart Price Picture editor Ben Summerell-Youde Videographer Andrew Coles Group editorial manager Olivia Pina EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS Editor-at-large Steve Sutcliffe Senior contributing writer Andrew Frankel Industry editor Julian Rendell Senior contributing editors Richard Bremner, Colin Goodwin European editor Greg Kable Grand prix editor Joe Saward Used car editor James Ruppert Technical editor Jesse Crosse Special correspondents Mauro Calo, Peter Liddiard, Richard Webber

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No 111 Chrysler Plainsman The Italian-designed all-American estate that spent five decades as a tax exile his is a car that has lived much of its life as a fugitive from the taxman. Born as an innocent concept, the 1956 Plainsman was created under the direction of Virgil M Exner by Dave Scott, a Plymouth designer. It’s reckoned to be the only 1950s estate car concept to survive today, although it has faced doom on several occasions. The car was built for Chrysler by Italian coachbuilder Ghia. Its overseas build presented the company with a fiscal problem, however, with re-export after 18 months being essential if Chrysler was to avoid paying the duty. So it loaned the car to the president of the Cuban Bank. But he died suddenly and the Plainsman ended up in the hands of Chrysler’s Cuban export manager – who shortly afterwards had to make his escape, Plainsman in tow, when Fidel Castro came to power. The pair moved to Australia, where the car was converted to right-hand drive for legal reasons. Eventually it returned to the US, was reconverted to left-hand drive and was auctioned in 2010, in amazingly original condition. That meant a slightly macabre feature remained: seats trimmed with the chestnut and white hide of unborn calves, complete with fur. Other features were less controversial, the Plainsman being built as a so-called ‘Idea Station Wagon’ for the 1956 Chicago auto show. Exner described it as reflecting the “colourful and casual way of life that typifies the nation’s westward movement, and a bold expression of the suburban trend in American living”. Besides the leather, it had a power-

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The Plainsman’s styling —and name — “typified the nation’s westward movement”

The roof looked like it had been lifted from a period coupé and plonked on top operated tailgate, a spare wheel hidden in a rear wing and a rear-facing seat in the boot, accessed via steps folding out of the rear bumper. But the Plainsman’s most striking feature, apart from that upholstery, was its roof, which looked like it been lifted from a period two-door coupé, turned through 180deg and plonked on top. It was surfaced with padded vinyl – a trend that would storm Detroit 15 years later – and featured longhorn cattle motifs on its pillars to reflect a south-west United States theme. The Plainsman exemplified the so-called ‘Forward Look’ of Chrysler’s

1950s Exner creations, their fins inspired by Lockheed’s P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft. In the year of the Plainsman’s unveiling, Chrysler pushed its ’57 models with the line ‘Suddenly, it’s 1960’, and its cars went on to sell well on the delusion. The aviation influence was visible inside, too, with the dashboard featuring a line of six T-piece switches resembling aircraft throttles, standing sentry ahead of the instruments. Not that there was much that was genuinely aerodynamic about this Chrysler, with the raised lip of its plant-on roof doubtless adding significantly to its trans-plain journey time with all that extra drag. So the stepped roof didn’t make production, and neither did the foetal calf hide trim, but plenty of other Plainsman features would appear in Chrysler, Plymouth and De Soto wagons to come.

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