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Carbuyer magazine

Issue 11

CarBuyer helps you decide which new car to buy, with expert car reviews, car news, helpful buying guides and detailed video test drives.

United Kingdom
Dennis Publishing UK
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we reveal most wanted cars

THE UK car market never stops changing. Over the past decade or so, we’ve witnessed the unstoppable rise of the SUV, which has eclipsed previous family favourites like saloons and MPVs.Now, perhaps the biggest shift in the history of the car industry is underway as hybrid and electric cars become more affordable, more appealing and more practical for buyers.Both of these trends are reflected here, in our round-up of the most searched-for and read-about cars on our website at Carbuyer.co.uk– your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about every car on sale in the UK today.We also have first drives of two very important cars, the Volkswagen T-Cross and Skoda Scala, as well as in-depth previews of the upcoming new Peugeot 208 and Renault Clio. steve_fowler@dennis.co.uk…

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read 500+ new car reviews on carbuyer.co.uk

ESTABLISHED in 2010, Carbuyer.co.ukis like no other motoring website out there – it makes choosing your next new car easy. We look at everything from the buyer’s perspective to provide the clearest real-world verdicts on the cars that matter to UK motorists. We’ve filmed, photographed and rated many hundreds of new cars, with our testers driving thousands of miles to bring you a comprehensive picture of the market. From boot space to parking sensors and from folding seats to road noise, our tests are all based on real-life, everyday criteria. ● You can watch more than 700 video reviews designed to help you decide which new car suits you best.● You’ll find details on every make and model, with pics, prices and specs for all cars on sale…

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how we review and rate the cars

CARBUYER’S crystal-clear road tests are like no other. We put ourselves in your shoes to deliver easy-to-understand verdicts on cars that matter. Our reviews are divided into sections on engines, running costs, interior, practicality, safety and reliability, so you can look beyond the headline overall score to see where a certain model’s strengths and weaknesses really lie. Our scores are weighted appropriately – so family cars aren’t penalised for being outperformed by supercars! We’ve also conducted huge customer satisfaction surveys, compared warranty periods and service intervals, and searched for safety-related recalls. Finally, we analyse a car’s pricing, equipment and running costs to judge value. …

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carbuyer magazine

Editorial & production Editor-in-chief:Steve Fowler Managingeditor:Stephen Errity Seniorcontributor:Dean Gibson Contributors:Ben Custard, AndyGoodwin, Ben Hodges Arteditor:GeorgeVedmore Designer:Victoria Coquet Productioneditor:PaulAlton Pictureeditor:Dawn Grant Subeditor:William Morris Advertising & promotions Commercialpublisher:Sarah Perks Newstradedirector:David Barker Groupadvertisingdirector:Steve Machin Advertisingmanager:Pierre Clements Deputyadvertisingmanager:AlexRumble Seniorsalesexecutive:Demi Davies Seniorsalesexecutive:LoukasHambi Dennis Publishing Limited COO: BrettReynolds CEO: JamesTye Companyfounder: FelixDennis…

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skoda scala

Data sheet “As comfortable, practical family transport, the new Skoda Scala makes a compelling case for itself” Skoda Scala SE 1.0 TSI petrol Price: £18,585 Engine: 1.0 three-cylinder petrol Power: 113bhp Transmission: Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive 0-62mph: 9.8 seconds Top speed: 125mph MPG/CO2: 56.6mpg/113g/km On sale: Summer Carbuyer rating Interior Inside, there’s bags of leg, knee and headroom for four six-footers, and quality is a major step up from Skoda’s previous ‘middle offering’, the unloved Rapid Tech The latest Skoda infotainment’s interface is as slick as ever, and quick to respond to inputs – and shortcut buttons at either side of the screen have been retained Boot With rear seats in place, capacity is 467 litres –…

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volkswagen t-cross

COMPACT The T-Cross packs a lot into its small frame, with plenty of on-board tech and a versatile seating system that can free up considerable luggage space Data sheet Volkswagen T-Cross 1.0 TSI 115PS R-Line Price: £23,550 Engine: 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo petrol Power: 113bhp Transmission: Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive 0-62mph: 10.2 seconds Top speed: 120mph MPG/CO2: 57.6mpg/115g/km On sale: Now Carbuyer rating Engines Petrol power is the sole choice for VW T-Cross buyers right now; there are two 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinders on offer, one making 94bhp, the other 113bhp Styling The VW T-Cross has appealingly chunky, off-road-inspired styling, and in general we think it looks more upmarket than many other supermini-based small SUV models Interior VW’s optional new ‘3D’…