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Issue 6395 | Volume 303 | No 5 ‘Our rear passenger may not walk again for several days’

THIS WEEK

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NEWS

New Seat Leon Restyled, more room and new tech 8 Focus RS 400bhp hybrid set-up for next fast Ford 12 ID Ruggdzz VWdevelops electric Discovery rival 14 Range Rover Sport First sighting of next-gen SUV 17 Vegan gains Car makers look to phase out leather 18 Time to unplug Wireless EV charging is coming 20

TESTED

Mini Electric Iconic hatchback steps into the future 26 Honda E An attractive face and a lovely personality 30 Renault Cl i o E-Tech Two EV motors, one F 1 gearbox 33 Smart EQ Fortwo 98-mile range for £17k, anyone? 35 Nissan Juke 1 .0 DIG -T 117 Tekna ROAD TEST 36

FEATURES Highbrids Who wins the petrol-electric SUV crown? 44 Beetlejuice How EV classics saved a VW specialist 56 Borrowed brilliance Our top 10 engine donations 58 Ral l y fo r Heroes A decade of fun and fundraising 60

OUR CARS Skoda Superb Estate Still worthy at BMW money? 64 Peugeot 508 SW Pleasing ride but annoying tech 67 Toyota Corolla So that’s why Uber drivers love ’em 69

EVERY WEEK Jesse Crosse Braking and steering by wire explained 19 Damien Smith W Series eyes super second season 21 Steve Cropley Lotus is racing towards a bright future 23 Subscribe Save money and get exclusive benefits 24 Your Views Electric tow cars; which Alfa i s best? 62 Matt Prior Is our car ownership akin to whaling? 90

DEALS

James Ruppert 100,000 miles – and barely run in 70 As good as new Lush modern wagon for just £5500 72 Spied in the classifieds Subtle V6 and V8 saloons 74 Used buying guide Catch a 924 before they f ly away 76 Road test results Autocar’s gold mine of data 79 New cars A-Z Key car stats , from Abarth to Zenos 82

WHICH MID SIZE HYBRID SUV IS BEST AND CAN IT OUTDO A DASHING DIESEL? 44

ROAD TEST: A PRACTICAL JUKE? 36

THE BUSINESS RISING FROM THE ASHES 56

❝THAT HASN'T HAPPENED SINCE VACLAV

BOBEK BEAT ZDENEK SOJKA IN 1950❞

NEW LAURIN & KLEMENT ESTATE HAS OUR SNAPPER CZECHING OUT SKODA’S HISTORY 64

COVER STORY

SNAP UP A WHOLE LOADA SKODA 72

IT LOOKS LIKE A MINI, BUT DOES IT DRIVE LIKE ONE? 26

29 JANUARY 2020 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5

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