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HYBRIDS SPECIAL

Product test We rate 12V multisocket adapters p63

EVERY MONTH

p8

8 Plug-in hybrids

Highlights include the BMW 330e and X5 xDrive45e,Ford Kuga PHEV,Mercedes-Benz C300e and Skoda Octavia iV Estate

16 Regular hybrids

Toyota’s new Yaris Cross small SUV heads a list that also includes the Honda Jazz hatchback and Kia Sorento large SUV

FIRST DRIVES

FIRST LOOKS

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18 Volvo C40 Recharge

Coupé SUV version of pure electric XC40

24 Audi RS3 Sportback

Hot hatch promises more fun than before

28 Cupra Born

Electric hatch has edge on its VW cousin

29 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

Hotter version of large electric SUV

30 Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric

Electric power only for reinvented hatch

31 Porsche Macan

Sports SUV tested in all of its new guises

4 January 2022 whatcar.com p29

21 Audi A8

Refresh for our favourite limo includes bigger battery for plug-in hybrid version

22 Range Rover

Luxury SUV promises to be greener and more practical in its latest iteration

25 Ford Focus

Revised interior and improved driver aids help to keep Ford’s family hatchback fresh

26 Volkswagen ID.5

Low-roofed version of ID.4 electric SUV

29 Toyota Aygo X

Reborn city car gets rufty-tufty looks p34

34 News

Government applies pressure to boost sales of electric cars

36 Deals of the month

The biggest discounts available via our online New Car Buying service, including £3257 off a new BMW X6

45 Coming soon

New cars worth waiting for,including a new Mercedes-AMG SL convertible

ADVICE

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48 Readers rate lane support tech Five What Car? readers join us at

Thatcham Research to see whether the latest advanced driver aids are helpful or annoying

56 The cost of going green Are you going to be out of pocket if you switch to a more eco-friendly hybrid or electric vehicle? We add up all the costs of ownership for the main fuel types

60 #AskWhatCar Your motoring-related questions answered,including how long a Ford Mustang owner should wait to get his car’s steering problems sorted p60

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