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What Car?

June 2019

Britain's best car buying guide now has a brand new look with an extra 40-pages in every issue, giving you more of What Car?'s famous comparison tests than ever before and more invaluable buying advice for every car on sale. Plus, What Car?'s Target Price promise could save you thousands off the price of your next car. No wonder they call us the car buyer's bible!

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‘The differences between the most and least reliable cars are huge’ No one wants a car that can’t be trusted to complete a journey without the help of a breakdown truck. But that goes double when the car is used and out of warranty, because when something goes wrong, it will probably be you who ends up paying for the repairs.That’s why, from p52, we name the most and least reliable models aged between four and 10 years old, based on data supplied by What Car? readers.And the differences really are huge, with the best performers suffering no serious faults, while others fail at a rate of more than one in two.This isn’t just a one-off snapshot, either. We want to know how reliable your car is, so if…

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The What Car? Target Price is the maximum you should pay for your new car and is set by our team of mystery shoppers. Every day they haggle to see what discounts are available across the UK. And all What Car?-approved dealers will at least match Target Price. In a lot of cases, however, you can save even more by using our New Car Buying service. Just head to whatcar.com/new-car-deals and select the car you’re interested in, and dealers will compete for your business. It’s all done through our website, so they won’t see your details until you’re ready.…

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Editorial Media enquiries Andy Bothwell Tel 07825 703505 Meet the team Editor Steve Huntingford Editorial director Jim Holder Deputy editor Darren Moss Reviews editor Will Nightingale Managing editor Allan Muir Consumer editor Claire Evans Deputy reviews editor John Howell New cars editor Alan Taylor-Jones Used cars editor Mark Pearson Video reviews editor Doug Revolta Senior reviewer Neil Winn Reviewer Becky Wells Used cars reporter Max Adams Digital reviews editor Chris Haining Sub-editor Kris Culmer Group art editor Stephen Hopkins Brand art editor Chee-Chiu Lee Chief photographer John Bradshaw Senior photographer Will Williams Junior photographer Max Edleston Picture editor Ben Summerell-Youde Designer Rebecca Stevens Prepress manager Darren Jones Head of video Mitch McCabe Videographer Dan Wrenn Video apprentices Oli Kosbab, Tej Bhola SEO manager Jonathan Cook…

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kia soul ev

John.Howell@haymarket.com SOUL. IT’S A word that conjures up some big names, such as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and God. But while God said you have one, it was James Carr, a man some laud as the greatest soul singer of all, who sang ‘You Gotta Have Soul’. Just to be sure you’re covered, then, Kia is happy to sell you one. Of the automotive kind.So, say ‘hi’ and ‘hallelujah’ to the new Soul EV, a small SUV that, despite having the trademark boxy looks of its predecessors, is all-new and far advanced. For a start, the Soul is now an electric-only model; gone are the petrol or diesel options of yesteryear. And there are two versions in the pipeline: one with a 39kWh battery that will officially do…

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volkswagen id roomzz

ID Roomzz is similar in length to the Range Rover Darren.Moss@haymarket.com VOLKSWAGEN’S UPCOMING LINE-UP of ID-badged electric vehicles – which will kick off with a Golf-sized hatchback later this year – will quickly grow, and this latest concept previews what’s destined to be its pinnacle: the ID Roomzz luxury SUV.Powered by an electric motor on each axle producing a combined 222bhp, it can get from 0-62mph in just 6.6sec, while its 82kWh battery allows for 280 miles between charges, according to the official WLTP test.Although the concept can be charged wirelessly when parked over a special plate, the production ID Roomzz will be fed by a regular plug.Volkswagen says getting the battery from flat to 80% will take about half an hour using the next generation of 150kW rapid…