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Autocar April 14, 2021

Autocar is the car nut’s weekly fix, delivering you a unique mix of the latest news, opinion, features, first drives of new cars and in-depth road tests – all complemented by the best photography in the business. No other magazine covers the subject you love with such enthusiasm, insight and quality every week of the year. Autocar stands for the highest quality in car journalism – and is rewarded with access to the best new cars and the biggest news stories before any of the opposition which we share with you, our readers, every week.

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jaguar xe

The future looks bleak for the XE, and when Jaguar goes electriconly in 2025, it’s likely that this saloon will disappear forever from its line-up. Not that this has prevented the car from being updated for 2021, including one revision that might redefine the way you view Britain’s answer to the BMW 3 Series in the limited time it has left. Among the changes is the adoption of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro infotainment, which in the XE goes without the large glossy display found in the refreshed XF and F-Pace but does possess the same slick graphics and intuitive, responsive menu layout. This alone is an enormous improvement. There’s then also a new 201bhp 48V mild-hybrid diesel powertrain, which is rated at almost 60mpg and helps to address one of…

2 min
dacia sandero bi-fuel

“Good news!” as James May used to say: the new Dacia Sandero is now on sale in the UK. And, starting at less than £8000, it’s still Britain’s cheapest new car. Not that 99% of Sandero buyers will ever pick the Access base model, because a much nicer one can be had for £1000 extra. And around one in 10 owners choose this top-powered Bi-Fuel version, which can run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as well as petrol and swap between the two at the push of a button. It has a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine making 99bhp, with a 50-litre petrol tank in its usual place and a 40-litre LPG tank where the spare wheel should be. LPG is cheaper to buy than petrol and emits less CO2, and power and…

1 min
putting you in the driver’s seat since 1895

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1 min
worries for disabled drivers

As a disabled driver with limited mobility, I was interested to read the letter from Andrew Little about the difficulties that some disabled drivers might experience with charging an EV (10 March). For me, this subject can be expanded in respect of the current migration towards both EVs and SUVs. My car is my lifeline to the wider world, as it is for all disabled drivers. Manufacturers are far too consumed with looking superficially at trends in buying practices; if you’re able-bodied, you probably would follow these trends, but we have far greater considerations than these. I find SUVs notoriously difficult to get into. I had to buy a step to aid my ingress and egress from my friend’s Hyundai Tucson, while getting in and out of my brother’s Volvo SUV has…

1 min
next week’s issue

FEATURE Bentley Bacalar and Mulliner specials The Bacalar is a new way of making ultra-exclusive Bentleys. We drive it alongside some of the legends from the firm’s past ROAD TEST BMW M4 Competition It has pulled off some impressive new tricks; now the super-coupé faces its biggest test INTERVIEW Luca de Meo The Renault Group’s new boss is planning a ‘Renaulution’. Steve Cropley hears his plan EVERY WEEK MOTORSPORT Commentating on Formula 1 Why describing a grand prix live is much harder than you might think LONG-TERM TEST Seat Leon How was life at either end of the new family hatchback’s line-up? SUBSCRIBE autocar.co.uk/subscribe or see p38…

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peugeot 106 rallye

Who would keep a Peugeot 106 Rallye for 25 years but barely drive it? This 100bhp pocket rocket (that was pretty impressive for a 1.3-litre engine back then) has done just 14,000 miles. It looks pretty in the pictures, and indeed the auction company described it as very clean (trade speak for good condition). The 106 Rallye weighed only 825kg, but all cars were lighter before safety was invented anyway. For example, the 130bhp Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 was only 50kg heavier. Only 1000 106 Rallyes came to the UK, and by the end of last year, just 117 remained registered. This one made £12,258.…