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Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi iMT
62.8mpg (official) £60 fill-up 0-60mph/top speed 9.8 seconds/124mph IT wasn’t all that long ago that the most appealing versions of family hatchbacks like the Kia Ceed were the diesels. Tax rules and high fuel prices pushed buyers into these more eff
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Lancia 037 Group B Beast Reborn As 498bhp Restomod
RESTOMODS are all the rage, and the latest outfit to join the fray is Italian engineering firm Kimera Automobili with its reimagined Lancia 037 Group B rally car, the EVO37. It’s powered by a heavily re-engineered version of the original 2.1-litre fo
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Rivals
PRICE: £35,695 ENGINE: 2.0-litre 4cyl turbo, 276bhp THE Hyundai i30 N doesn’t quite possess the firepower of our two contenders here, but it remains a thrilling hot hatch. The recent addition of an optional twin-clutch gearbox broadens its appeal, wh
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Useful Contacts
THE following provide help with motoring problems. Some services are free, others charge a fee or operate on premium-rate lines (p), while some offer advice for members only (m) AA: 0345 850 1130 (m) RAC: 0330 159 1446 (m) Citizens Advice Consumer he
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News In Brief
THE 2021 FIA World Touring Car Cup gets under way this weekend as a support race to the Nürburging 24 Hours on the full Nordschleife circuit. Defending champion Yann Ehrlacher (above) leads a 22-car grid encompassing five car manufacturers, 11 teams
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Editor-in-chief: Steve Fowler Deputy editor: John McIlroy Executive editor: Stuart Milne Associate editor: Sean Carson News and reviews editor: James Brodie Chief reviewer: Alex Ingram Senior test editor: Dean Gibson Video content producer: Yousuf As
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Kim Adams
Got a query? products@autoexpress.co.uk Q Making space for camping I’M planning on going camping this year but will need more luggage space in my car for the tent and the rest of the kit I’m borrowing. Is a roof box (above) the best way to do this? J
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Infotainment
Cupra Connect Key features: Wireless Apple CarPlay WITH the Cupra Leon so closely related to the SEAT family, it’s not a surprise to discover that the layout of the infotainment is familiar. The basic hardware is much the same as the Golf’s, too, so
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New Autoplus Can Stop Your Car Going Viral
Price: £150 Contact: uk.medklinn.com STERILISATION specialist Medklinn has brought its Autoplus, which claims to kill bacteria and viruses (including Covid-19), to the UK. The sanitiser, which plugs into a 12V socket, works in the air and on surfaces
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Books, Games & Apps
James Taylor (Amberley, www.amberley-books.com) Price: £15.99 Rating: A WELL written and succinct guide to the Rover R8 platform – which covers the 200 and 400 series from 1984-1995. There’s a dedicated section on each model with technical specificat
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The Commuter cup
Hugo_Griffiths@autovia.co.uk @hugo_griffiths ONCE the daily destination for well over a million commuters, central London has been eerily empty for the last year or so. Things are picking up again as lockdown restrictions have lifted to a large degre
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Cupra Leon
37.2mpg (WLTP) £64 fill-up/£895 or 37% tax Boot (seats up/down) 380/1,210 litres 0-62mph/top speed 5.7 seconds/155mph MODEL TESTED: Cupra Leon TSI 300 VZ3 PRICE: £37,390 ENGINE: 2.0-litre 4cyl turbo, 296bhp THE Cupra Leon is available as a plug-in hy
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Toyotaand Lexusoffer 10-year Cover On New And Used Vehicles
Hugo_Griffiths@autovia.co.uk @hugo_griffiths TOYOTA and Lexus have launched an industry-leading warranty programme that provides up to 10 years’ cover for new and used cars, vans and pick-up trucks. The ‘Relax’ scheme adds a year’s warranty to a vehi
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12v Coolboxes
PRODUCTGROUP TEST 2|6|2021 Every week, we extensively test all the latest car kit from tyres to trim cleaners. Log on to www.autoexpress.co.uk to look through our huge online test archive A POWERED coolbox is a useful addition for most of us, whether
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The Race For Premium-car Cash Is Well And Truly On
WATCH out Audi, BMW and Mercedes, here comes… well, this week it’s DS. In a couple of weeks it’ll be Genesis, and we can guarantee it won’t be long before someone else is chasing the premium pack. The posh German brands have been targets for many ove
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The Contestants
Vehicle of choice: Citroen Ami Powertrain: 5.5kWh battery, single-speed auto, 8bhp Weight: 485kg Top speed: 28mph 0-60mph: N/A Range: 43 miles Price: 6,000 Euros in France (c.£5,160) Vehicle of choice: Volkswagen up! GTI Powertrain: 1.0-litre 3cyl pe
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Honda Civic Type R Sport Line
sean_carson@autovia.co.uk 0-62mph/top speed 5.8 seconds/168mph THE Honda Civic Type R is our favourite hot hatchback, with updates to the formula last year cementing its place at the top of the class at our New Car Awards for the fourth year in a row
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Lexus IS
Years: 2013 to 2020 CO2: 97g/km Fuel economy: 67.2mpg (300h) Best options: Metallic paint, heated seats, leather upholstery, sunroof USED PRICES: From £8,500 91.64% Bars show where model finished out of 75 vehicles in our 2020 new car survey. The lon
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Prices named For Flagship IX SUV
James_Brodie@autovia.co.uk @jimmybrods ALSO at BMW, the brand has confirmed UK prices and specifications for the new iX SUV. The flagship SUV model in the ‘i’ line-up is similar in size to the X5 and is designed to rival the Tesla Model X, although i
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Kids Can Experience A Blast From The Past
Young Driver Classic Car Driving Experience Prices: From £25 Contact: www.youngdriver.com YOUNGSTERS under the legal driving age can now get behind the wheel of three classic cars in a new initiative from Young Driver, which was due to be launched la
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…and We’ve Driven It!
MID-SIZE saloons are where BMW’s customer base has resided traditionally, so the fully-electric i4 has the chance to attract a significant proportion of the marque’s buyers to zero-emission motoring. In the M50 variant, one thing is immediately clear
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Land Rover Defender at One
Steve_Fowler@autovia.co.uk @stevefowler IT’S been one long, tumultuous year since the launch of the new Land Rover Defender – arguably the British brand’s most important new car in a generation. Launching during a global pandemic was hardly the start
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Who Was Fastest?
IT should come as little surprise that the Silence was quickest: it could slip through gaps the Citroen and VW could only dream of negotiating. These vehicles have different use cases, though: the up! is the only viable choice for a long-distance tri
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News In Brief
HYUNDAI has confirmed that it will launch a new “three-row mid-size” electric SUV in 2024, called the Ioniq 7. Based on the firm’s E-GMP electric car platform, it will be the third model from sub-brand Ioniq, following the Ioniq 5 crossover (pictured
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Head To Head
QUANTITY isn’t always a guarantee of quality. But if we’re talking about the exhausts of these two contenders, then the Cupra Leon’s four tailpipes beat the GTI Clubsport’s two. Not in looks – that’s completely subjective – but noise. Engage the Leon
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New I4 EV Targets ‘Core’ BMW Buyers
James_Brodie@autovia.co.uk @jimmybrods WITH the launch of the BMW i4, the brand, by its own admission, has produced an all-electric car that’s aimed at its “traditional core” of buyers. It’s a four-door gran coupé that’s similar in size to the 3 Seri
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Tristan Shale-Hester
Got any car queries? Tristan_Shale-Hester@dennis.co.uk Q How is work progressing on new ‘green’ synthetic fuels? I RECALL reading in Auto Express previously that Porsche, Siemens and other companies are working together on making eco-friendly synthet
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DISABILITY, PRODUCTIVITY & POSITIVITY
Hugo_Griffiths@autovia.co.uk @hugo_griffiths AS we have seen over the past year or so, the automotive industry can be a hugely positive force. From car makers adapting factories to make ventilators and personal protective equipment, to firms such as
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SEAT Leon e-Hybrid
Darren_Wilson@autovia.co.uk Running costs 42.6mpg (on test) £49 fill-up £145 or 7% tax IN theory the Leon FR e-Hybrid is an ideal vehicle for my family’s urban lifestyle. Its claimed electric range of up to 40 miles should cover the majority of my ‘d
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Rise In Demand For Used Cars Pushes Prices To Record High
USED car prices have hit an all-time high, with pent-up demand created by lockdown causing a rush from buyers wanting to purchase a new vehicle. This rise has been compounded by the global semiconductor shortage, which has led to a reduced supply of
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