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land rover discovery

Performance 0-60mph/top speed 7.7 seconds/130mph Practicality Boot (7/5/2 seats) 258/1,137/2,406 litres Running costs 32.0mpg (on test) £105 fill-up THE new Land Rover Discovery impressed us so much on test that we gave it the ultimate accolade – our 2017 Car of the Year Award. Now it’s time to put it through an even bigger challenge – everyday life with my family. Our Td6 HSE Luxury model joined us in September as a used car – first registered on 1 January 2017, and with 10,000 miles on the clock. At that age and mileage it would have been on a Land Rover forecourt at around £60,000 – not a bad return on a car that lists at £66,595 new, or £76,400 with the plethora of options fitted to my car. So is the Discovery living up to its billing as Car of…

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ssangyong rexton

Running costs 32.6mpg (on test) £86 fill-up/£140 or 37% tax Practicality Boot (7/5/2 seats) N/A/649/1,806 litres Performance 0-60mph/30-70mph 10.9/11.8 seconds Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 61.8/42.8/10.4m MODEL TESTED: SsangYong Rexton 2.2 180 ELX Auto 7 seat PRICE: £34,495 ENGINE: 2.2-litre 4cyl, 179bhp THE SsangYong Rexton is a large SUV that’s available with five or seven seats. Here we’ve got the seven-seat variant in ELX automatic trim, which starts at £34,495. Design & engineering ALTHOUGH it’s not the most handsome SUV, the new Rexton certainly looks a lot more European than its predecessor did. And that’s reflected in the car’s engineering and feel throughout. It follows most of its class rivals with a double-wishbone front suspension set-up and a multi-link system at the rear, and these help to improve handling and interior space. What it does have that’s unique in this company is a body-on-frame chassis, which has more in common…

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news in brief

‘Fastest estate in world’ from Alpina ALPINA has announced UK prices for its new 600bhp B5. It starts from £89,000 in saloon form – that’s £640 less than BMW’s own M5 – with the B5 Touring (above) on sale from £91,000. Power comes from a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 hooked up to an allwheel- drive system, so the car can cover 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 204mph. Alpina claims this makes the B5 Touring the world’s fastest estate. Special-edition C3 a follower of fashion CITROEN has revealed a specialedition C3, called the Elle. Conceived in collaboration with the fashion magazine, it costs from £15,595 and has two-tone white and sand-coloured paint. Black mirrors and cherry pink interior detailing feature, while sat-nav and Citroen’s Connected Cam are standard. PureTech 82 and 110…

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up & coming

SSANGYONG is a true up-and-coming brand in the car world. The name might not mean much to you now, but think back to when the likes of Hyundai and Kia were building cheap hatchbacks – and look at where they are these days. The South Korean firm had a reputation for its rugged people movers and SUVs that were generations behind their rivals, but that’s starting to change – first with the Tivoli and now with this new Rexton large SUV. It’s more upmarket than before, with better materials inside and plenty of improvements when it comes to technology. Can it really compete with its modern rivals, though? Here we’re testing the new SsangYong alongside the established Mitsubishi Outlander, plus a relative newcomer in the Renault Koleos. The Outlander is spacious and rugged,…

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hugo   griffiths @AE_Consumer Q GTI is missing foglights I BOUGHT a new Volkswagen Golf GTI last May, but have realised it isn’t fitted with the front foglights I ordered. The dealer has offered me £500 in compensation; is this fair, or should I reject the car? David Holland, E-mail A YOU could try rejecting it under the Consumer Rights Act for not being ‘as described’, but this is a time-consuming process; the dealer is also likely to offer you less than you paid for the car to reflect the use you’ve had from it. A £500 goodwill gesture seems fair. Q Insurer won’t cover me AS I only use my sports car during the summer, I declare it off the road via a SORN application when it’s garaged. My insurer has told me it will only cover me…

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how updated mini is flying flag for britain

I CAN think of no better way of starting a new year than by celebrating the arrival of the latest version of one of the British car industry’s most enduring icons, the MINI (see Page 10 for more). A combination of appealing design tweaks, some interesting tech and improved infotainment should ensure that the success story continues for a brand that’s been revitalised under BMW. One of the tech advances that MINI is keen to highlight is the standard fitment of front and rear LED lights, a first for the class. But it’s the design that is certain to catch the eye. As you can see from our picture above, the rear light represents a subtle but unmistakable rendering of the Union flag. It’s no surprise really, given that this look was trialled…