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Editor-in-chief: Steve Fowler Deputy editor: John McIlroy News, reviews and tests News and reviews editor: Jonathan Burn Deputy news and reviews editor: James Brodie Chief reviewer: Sean Carson Senior reviewer: Sam Naylor Senior staff writer: Joe Holding 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 Web producer: Pete Baiden Online reviews editor: James Howe Content editors: Dean Gibson, Jake Weaver, Alastair Crooks Carbuyer editor: James Batchelor Carbuyer deputy online editor: Ben Hodges Carbuyer sub-editor: William Morris Carbuyer content editors: Ben Custard, Andrew Goodwin, David Kirby DrivingElectric editor: Richard Ingram DrivingElectric associate editor: Vicky Parrott DrivingElectric managing editor: Stephen Errity Design & Pictures Creative director: Darren Wilson Deputy art editor: 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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makers need to raise their game on ev charging

AS you can read on Page 57, I haven’t had the best experience with the UK’s EV charging network recently. If the government’s goal is to get us into electrified vehicles as soon as possible, it needs to do more than just leave it to the private sector. I’ve written to the transport secretary, Grant Shapps MP, about it, but am still awaiting a response; perhaps he’s trying to find a charger that works on the UK’s motorway network… It’s not only the government that needs to step up, though. Car makers aren’t exactly jumping through hoops to make sure one of the remaining barriers to the uptake of electric vehicles is removed. The official response from the industry is that it’s not down to it to deliver a charging network;…

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alfa targets juke and q2 with all-new small suv ● Alfa Romeo’s third SUV is due to go on sale within two years ● Set to be based on PSA platform, with petrol and electric options “The merger between FCA and PSA gives Alfa access to all it needs to get a compact crossover to market quickly” ALFA Romeo has refocused its future product plan and will launch a new baby crossover designed to rival the Nissan Juke in the next two years. The crossover will also be the Italian company’s first model to be offered with the option of fully electric power, official documents have revealed. The firm was relatively late bringing its first SUV, the Stelvio, to market in 2017 and since then Alfa has yet to broaden its SUV offering. Aware that it is losing out on valuable market share…

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beyond 2022: more psa platform-sharing

OFFICIAL documents only show us what Alfa has planned for the next two years. However, there are notable gaps to be plugged in the firm’s product plan, and the recent merger with Groupe PSA creates a wealth of opportunities for the Italian brand. Although there is no official word on a replacement for the Giulietta hatch, it would come as no surprise to see Alfa launch such a model on the EMP2 platform used by the like of the Peugeot 308. A car like this is still key in the European new car market and the ready-made platform gives the opportunity to develop a credible Audi A3 rival quickly and with the option of plug-in hybrid technology. Less likely is a new version of the MiTo supermini. Alfa executives have previously said…

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flat-six power returns to 718 range ● New GTS 4.0 models revealed ● 395bhp, six-speed manual box PORSCHE is reintroducing six-cylinder engines to its entry-level sports cars, the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster. This is the new GTS 4.0, which uses a mildly detuned version of the naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat six already fitted to the hardcore Cayman GT4. It’s a direct replacement for the existing GTS, which was powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, and a riposte to critics of the car’s engine note. However, Porsche hasn’t removed flat-four engines from the range entirely; they will continue to be sold in the standard and S versions of the Boxster and Cayman. The flat six produces 395bhp in the GTS 4.0, which is 19bhp less than the GT4, and the engine revs up to a 7,800rpm red line. Both coupé…

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News and features editor IS the move back to six cylinders for the 718 Cayman and Boxster recognition from Porsche that it should have never removed them in the first place? Perhaps. But while the switch to a flat-four angered enthusiasts (and continues to do so), it doesn’t appear to have put off people who actually bought the cars. The sales numbers speak for themselves; UK sales have remained largely consistent before and after the switch, peaking at 2,971 units in 2013 with a low of 2,392 sales last year. For that reason, it’s unlikely Porsche will see a sales spike, but Internet forums will at least be a little quieter. “The switch to flat fours doesn’t actually appear to have put off buyers”…