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Issue 6393 | Volume 303 | No 3 ‘I am probably the world’s worst small ”leet manager’

THIS WEEK

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NEWS

Nissan’s new SUVs Qashqai, X-Trail and all-new EV 8 Skoda Octavia vRS Fastest and most focused yet 10 CES report Sony car surprises Las Vegas tech show 12 Toyota GR Yari s 257bhp, 4WD and on sale this year 15 2021 warning UK ‘perfect storm’ risk for car makers 17 Charge! Will National Grid keep up with EV needs? 18 Land Rover Discovery Plug-in hybrid i s on the way 20

TESTED

Ford Puma Best-driving compact crossover on sale 26 Hyundai i 10 Third-gen city car is better but pricier 30 Kia Ni ro PHEV Does this plug-in hybrid SUV add up? 33 BMW 330d xDrive Touring ROAD TEST 34

FEATURES Aston Martin DBX New super-SUV driven and rated 42 Confessions of a car hoarder Our Bremner owns up 48 Jeep Gladiator New pick-up in tough Kiwi adventure 50 Deer me Danger posed by deer and how to avoid it 56 What next fo r MG? Porsche rival is part of its vision 58

OUR CARS Jaguar I-Pace Real-world 9000-mile test concludes 64 MG ZS Out goes one electric SUV, in comes another 67 Suzuki Jimny How does it cope with rural life? 69

EVERY WEEK Jesse Crosse New ‘recipes’ for a better EV battery 19 Damien Smith Will car makers abandon Formula 1? 21 Steve Cropley How to catch 2020’s top car events 23 Subscribe Save money and get exclusive benefits 24 Your Views Garner garners praise for his driving 62 Matt Prior Ghosn: an open and shut (musical) case? 90

DEALS

James Ruppert Bangernomics for a brave new world 70 As good as new Why Peugeot’s 3008 is a wise buy 72 Spied in the classifieds Tesla Roadster, Lotus Carlton 74 Used buying guide MG ZR, the sub-£1000 hot hatch 76 Road test results Autocar’s gold mine of data 79 New cars A-Z Key car stats, from Abarth to Zenos 82

ROCK STAR: JEEP GLADIATOR BRAVES ROCK FIELDS, FLOODS AND MATT PRIOR 50

FIRST DRIVE: FORD PUMA IS A CLASS LEADER 26 NEW QASHQAI IN NISSAN’S SUV ONSLAUGHT 8

❝IT'S TRAVERSING THE ROCK FIELD WITH MORE EASE THAN A PICK UP SHOULD❞ JEEP GLADIATOR vs NEW ZEALAND. SPOILER: JEEP WINS. BUT A SPEEDBOAT OVERTAKES IT. REALLY 50

BAG A NEARLY NEW PEUGEOT 3008 72

ASTON MARTIN DBX DRIVEN: WHY THIS SUPER SUV CAN SAVE THE COMPANY 42

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