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‘The futurehas arrived, and it ’s in Norwich’

THIS WEEK

Issue6521 | Volume 313 | No 1

NEWS

Jaguar’s EV-onlyrebirth Three ‘jaw-dropping’SUVs 6 RedBull hypercar Details of new1250bhp V8 hybrid 10 Volkswagen ID 6 Passat-sized EV in conceptform 13 Goodwood FoS Ford Supervan EV heads all-star cast 14 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Rakish,Tesla Model3-sized saloon 18 Aiways’ UK bid SkodaEnyaqrival due herein2023 20 Loyaltyschemepush Carmakerstry digitalrevamp 22

TESTED

BMWAlpinaB4GranCoupé Subtle,fast, practical 28 HondaCivic New-generation hatchinhybridguise 32 Mercedes-AMG C43 Downsizedyet packs 402bhp 34 AiwaysU5 UK-bound EV crossoverbyChinese firm 37 DS4E-Tense 225Performance Line+ ROAD TEST 38

FEATURES Climb every mountain 4x4s mountain rescuersuse 46 Towing with an EV Real-world test withacaravan 52

OURCARS Alfa RomeoStelvioQV Finalreporton503bhpSUV 62 Audi Q4 E-tron Sportback It’sapremierleague EV 64 Jaguar E-Pace High-tech aids:usefulorgimmick? 65

EVERYWEEK JesseCrosse EV batteriestoliveoninthe afterlife 19 Matt Prior Pleaseconsiderlow cars instead of SUVs 21 JimHolder Is Elon Musk’s house of cards settofall? 23 Steve Cropley 304mph drive; overtaken by walkers 25 Damien Smith BritishGPpreview; EV touringcars 26 Your Views Customer care; rare TVR; JagXK; CO2 56 On this day 1965:wild BMW grille,value-led Skoda 59 Subscribe Save moneyand getexclusive benefits 60 Slideshow Sevencarsthatsavedtheirmakers 82

DEALS

James Ruppert Golf;R-Class;A5Cabriolet; Stilo 66 Cult hero BMW M3–the V8 E92 one–from£16,500 68 As good as new Merc B-Class: howtobuy it likea pro 70 Take it or leaveit E46M3; Juke Nismo; Caterham 71 NewcarsA-Z Keycar stats, from Abarth to Zenos 72 Road test index Trackdownthatroadtesthere 81

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COMMENT

COUNTDOWNTOJAG’S NEWERA CANNOW BEGIN

AT LAST!THE wall of silencearoundthe newera at Jaguar hasbeenbroken and thefirstdetails of its2025 reinventionhaveemerged(p6). The firmwill showaconcept cartowards theend of 2024 to previewwhatwe canexpect, before the2025arrival of thefirstofthree production cars, whichcould costas much as £200,000. We’vebeenvocal in ourfrustration aboutthe silenceatJaguar, andthe nervousness anduneaseithas created. Thebrand essentiallymadeall its existing models redundantearly last year when it announcedits far-off plan to effectively ripthe companyupand startagain in four years’ time. Theannouncementcreatedahuge vacuum forthe brand andits customers anddealers,withnopublicreassurance sincefor what it will become, or what it will leavebehind. Now, Jaguar is starting to talk. Whilethe bulk of ourstory comes from well-informedsources, and thereismuchworkstill to be done anddecided, Jaguar hasput someone up from thecompany to speaktous forthe first time on this newera. Ourwelcome chat with executive programmedirectorNickCollins,the manresponsible formakingthe new Jaguarsareality on theroad, fires the starting gunonrealising this bold new Jaguar.Rollonthatconcept car. Mark Tisshaw Editor mark.tisshaw@haymarket.com

@mtisshaw

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