The new Mercedes-Benz SL shapes up, Audi E-tron revealed, Britain's cheapest car driven, and the verdict on the Toyota Supra
19 September 2018

Big news this week - we've got all the insider details on the next Mercedes-Benz SL - there's change coming...

We've also got everything you need to know about the DS 3 Crossback - France's answer to the Volvo XC40. There's a shakeup happening at Ford's European division, while Audi's just revealed the E-tron electric SUV. 

That's not all - there have been reveals from Spain and Korea with the unveiling of the new seven-seat Seat Tarraco (try saying that five times quickly), and the newly shooting brake-shaped Kia Proceed.

Also in this issue

Drives: we've driven the Toyota Supra. Yes, the car all fans of Japanese cars - and many fans of cars in general - have been waiting decades for. We also took the Honda Civic saloon for a first spin. The Jeep Cherokee has been put through its paces, too, while the full road test this week is the DS 7 Crossback.

Our Verdict

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Volkswagen’s compact SUV bulks up for a bigger slice of segment sales, but faces strong competition from the Volvo XC40 and Mazda CX-5

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Features: The GSi badge is back on a small Vauxhall, so we've taken the Corsa GSi for a spin to see if it's the homegrown hero it needs to be. We've also undertaken an investigation - finding out just how much driving style makes when trying to go long-distance in an EV. The Jaguar I-Pace is on hand to help. We've also taken an in-depth look at some home-brew projects that add a little spice to their original forms. Finally, Dan Prosser has bought Britain's cheapest car, and he's on a campaign to convince us why we all should too.

Opinions: Steve Cropley is on hand to take you through his week in cars. This week, he's considering the Hyundai Kona Electric. As usual, we have hand-picked the very best of your views, with this week's winner explaining why the Alpine A110 couldn't have come at a better time. Matt Prior takes us through how things are going at Lotus.

Our cars

Our time is up with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, so there's one question to ask - is it still the consummate all-rounder it's always been? We take a closer look at our Peugeot 5008, and the BMW 7 Series charms us with its creature comforts.

Deals

James Ruppert teaches us how to get the best out of smartphone car buying apps, the Honda Integra Type R is under our used car buying guide spotlight this week, and We spot the best Audi A3 Sportbacks in the classifieds.

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5 April 2018

As usual, this week's edition (dated 04APR2018), is a very good read, and well worth the investment. The road test of the eighth generation of Roll-Royce Phantom - with its "mahogany panelling" - illustrates that moneyed wealth, should NOT be confused with good-taste!

The sales pitch for next week's issue (to be dated 11APR2018), whets our appetite with the Used Buying Guide  . . .  "Mercedes-Benz CLS. Can't afford the new one? Then read our guide to Merc's original style icon".

The original CLS certainly was a style icon, with all the svelte elegance of a Parisian - or Italian - chic designer item.

That streamlined elegance was lost when the original's "facelift" incorporated the bluff, Teutonic, more upright, corporate Mercedes radiator grill.

The new, current, incarnation of the CLS (page 29, of this week's magazine), shares all the style, delicacy, and substantial "presence" of a rugby prop forward!  It is not a case of "Can not  AFFORD  the new CLS?".  More a question of why would anyone wish to purchase such a vulgar and brutish vehicle?

It is (again) a reminder that the ownership of wealth, is NOT the same as the possession of good taste.

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18 July 2018

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18 July 2018

....suggest you study English language first!

Free advice.

19 July 2018

Why the GT2 RS isn't  a five-star Porsche?

Well, according to the German car magazine Sportauto the McLaren 720 S is the better supercar.

The 720 S is razor sharp and yet poised, while the GT2 RS is a bit unhinged.

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22 July 2018

Good overall read this week, except for the iPace vs Tesla review, which is a biased storyline developed clearly ahead of the cars being reviewed.  Essentially, the premise looks to convey an analogy between two passenger jets and how the second to market - the Boeing 707 - went on to lead it. Unfortunately, much like his story, he apply's 20th century motoring thinking to a 21st century ownership problem. In other words, he clearly doesn't get what the shft to electric is about. Not only that, many of the facts are just incorrect, like 0-60 time that amongst the others if they had been published correctly, would make the reader question how the author could possibly have reached such a conclusion. This disregards the fact that the iPace is better compared with the Model 3 (same size). Not only that, but the test cars were over 25% apart on costs - with the iPace being more expensive. Really dissappointing journalism. 

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24 July 2018

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