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Auto Express 1591

The weekly magazine that brings all the news and reviews for all the UK's Cars

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Dennis Publishing UK
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Editor-in-chief: Steve Fowler Deputy editor: John McIlroy News, reviews and tests Reviews and features editor: Richard Ingram News editor: Jonathan Burn Chief reviewer: Sean Carson Senior reviewer: Sam Naylor Senior staff writer: James Brodie Staff writers: Alex Ingram, Luke Wilkinson Consumer Consumer editor: Hugo Griffiths Consumer reporter: Tristan Shale-Hester Products editor: Kim Adams Production Automotive managing editor: Stuart Milne Managing editor: Stuart Morton Chief sub-editor: Andy Pringle Sub-editor: Paul Alton Digital Group website editor: Steve Walker Editor-at-large and Head of motoring video: James Batchelor Web producer: Pete Baiden Online reviews editor: James Howe Content editors: Dean Gibson, Jake Weaver, Alastair Crooks Carbuyer deputy online editor: Ben Hodges Carbuyer sub-editor: William Morris Carbuyer content editors: Ben Custard, Andrew Goodwin, David Kirby DrivingElectric associate editor: Vicky Parrott DrivingElectric managing editor: Stephen Errity DrivingElectric senior staff writer: Joe Holding Design & Pictures Group artdirector: Darren Wilson Deputy arteditor: George Vedmore Designer: Victoria Coquet Picture editor: Dawn Grant Senior photographer: Pete Gibson Staff photographer: Otis Clay Special Contributors Steve Sutcliffe, Mike Rutherford,…

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car-sharing companies need to work hard to convince

CAR-sharing is nothing new – we’ve long been able to rent cars. But with ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Sharing) a car industry buzz phrase, it’s become a sector that’s gripped by start-up fever. Plenty of new companies are claiming to be the next big thing, some already backed by big names, while car makers are looking hard to see if it’s an opportunity or a threat. So when I was on holiday in the US recently and needed a car for a few days, I thought I’d look around at the options. One new one, Turo, looked great. Put simply, it’s like Airbnb for cars; owners advertise their cars for hire, they’re rated, the renters are rated and it’s all managed through Turo’s digital platform. Great. So why didn’t I use it?…

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latest juke takes fight to suv rivals

James_Brodie@dennis.co.uk @jimmybrods ● All-new compact crossover boasts more space and boosted quality ● Brit designed and built model arrives in November, from £17,395 “Juke remains rakish, with exaggerated wheelarches, a rising window line, strong shoulders and a squat rear” THE compact crossover sector has grown significantly in recent years, with more than 20 supermini-sized SUVs on sale in Britain today. But one of the first of the breed has just been totally renewed. Say hello to the second-generation Nissan Juke. The newcomer replaces a model that’s been on sale for nearly nine years, and in that time the market for SUVs of this size hasn’t only increased in choice, it’s grown in quality, too. Perhaps that’s why the Juke has been in development a little longer than the usual window car makers give themselves. Designed in Britain…

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first drive reveals a composed crossover

NISSAN’S engineers have spent plenty of time in Europe developing the new Juke, with the aim of creating a crossover that’s even more composed than before. After a short drive around the twisting, undulating Alpine handling circuit at Millbrook Proving Ground in a pre-production prototype, we can confirm that it is. Body control has improved hugely, while the steering is better, too; it’s far more direct and naturally weighted. Perhaps the ride could be a little softer, though. Based on our brief taster, it’s at the firmer end of the scale for cars such as this, but perhaps that’s the trade-off for bestowing the Juke – admittedly a sporty crossover – with proportionally sporty handling. The new engine is a known quantity, and although it’s the only choice, it’s a well judged…

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all-new i10 gets hi-tech overhaul

Alex_Ingram@dennis.co.uk @AxleIngram ●City car gets major tech and safety kit boost for third generation ●Engines get efficiency tweaks; prices expected to start at £11k “Hyundai boasts that the i10 will offer one of the most comprehensive safety packages in the class” HYUNDAI has given the city car market a welcome lift with the launch of its all-new i10. Revealed at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the Mk3 model is due to go on sale early next year. The market for entry-level city runabouts has shrunk rapidly in recent months, with the Ford Ka+, Renault Twingo and Suzuki Celerio all being axed from UK showrooms. But Hyundai shows no sign of leaving the segment any time soon, as it reveals what it’s calling the most hi-tech city car ever. The VW up! rival is completely new from top…

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cupra goes electric with new tavascan concept

Alex_Ingram@dennis.co.uk @AxleIngram ● SUV coupé will be halo model ● Exclusive look at newcomer THIS is the Cupra Tavascan, an SUV coupé concept from the Spanish performance brand and a vehicle that is already earmarked for production. The SEAT offshoot’s second unique model, which follows the Formentor, was revealed at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show, and it hints very strongly at a future all-electric halo offering. Indeed, Auto Express has learned that the project already has a model code and that it has been prioritised at the expense of the mooted Cupra Ibiza and Cupra Arona, both of which have now been canned. Auto Express had an exclusive sneak peek at the Tavascan with Alejandro Mesonero, head of design for the SEAT and Cupra brands. “The car is a simple design,” he said, “but it has…