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The weekly magazine that brings all the news and reviews for all the UK's Cars

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we’ll always be here to bring you the best in car news

HOW often in the past couple of years have I spoken about ‘uncertain times’ in this column? Uncertainty, it seems, is the new norm, but there is nothing normal about the situation we find ourselves in right now. With parts of the world in lockdown, Grand Prix and motor shows cancelled, and the car industry facing unprecedented global challenges, who knows what will happen in the next few days, let alone weeks and months? One thing I can tell you is that the car industry will do its very best to carry on, while putting its staff and customers first. That’s certainly the message I’ve been getting from the industry bosses I’ve been speaking with in the past few days. As much as possible, they hope to keep factories and dealerships open,…

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opinion

News and reviews editor DESPITE its shortcomings in a number of key areas, namely practicality and driving dynamics, the outgoing Mokka X was a huge success. Behind the Corsa and Astra it was Vauxhall’s top performer, so there’s a great deal of pressure and expectation for this all-new version to deliver. A huge boon will be the immediate availability of a pure-electric version. It’ll steal a march over Nissan, Renault, VW, Ford and SEAT, who are all years away from offering a full EV equivalent. And if Vauxhall can bring the car to market at its usual competitive price, the Mokka could be a bigger hit than even its predecessor. “A huge boon will be the immediate availability of a pure-electric version”…

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ev first for vauxhall’s next mokka suv

John_McIlroy@dennis.co.uk @johnmcilroy • Next Mokka to get petrol, diesel and pure-electric power • Vauxhall will beat sector competitors to market with EV THE small-SUV class is undergoing an aggressive renewal, with fresh versions of the likes of the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke hitting UK showrooms. And within the next 12 months there will be yet another generation of a familiar name in dealerships: the all-new Vauxhall Mokka. Our latest exclusive images show how the model should look when it goes on sale in the first half of 2021. They’re based on recent spy shots taken when a much more lightly disguised Mokka prototype was captured undergoing cold-weather testing. Indeed, the modestly camouflaged car is likely to have been a deliberate tactic from Vauxhall and its sister brand Opel, as they sought to kick-start early momentum…

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revised q5 to offer sleek coupé version

Alex_Ingram@dennis.co.uk @AxleIngram • Mid-size coupé-SUV on way • Facelift will bring more tech A REFRESHED Audi Q5 is just around the corner, and when the updated SUV arrives next spring, the changes will come in the form of updated in-car tech, mild-hybrid systems, and a new look. Audi will also bolster its line-up with the addition of a second Q5 bodystyle; the Q5 Sportback will give Audi a challenger to the BMW X4. Shown in our exclusive images, the Sportback follows the theme of Audi’s other coupé-SUV models, so it bears a close resemblance to the standard car at the front, but gets a sloping roofline at the rear. Spy shots of the standard Q5 confirm that the fresh car will have new LED lighting tech and redesigned graphics to distinguish it from its predecessor. A…

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ups and downs for drivers in 2020 budget

Hugo_Griffiths@dennis.co.uk @hugo_griffiths • EVs given a financial boost • But used cars could face tax hikes • OFFICIAL THE March Budget (right) seemed like a motorist-friendly affair, but a consultation into retrospectively changing the Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax) system for cars registered on or after 1 April 2017 could hit millions of motorists in the pocket. Previous changes to the road tax system have only applied to future new-car purchases, but an HM Treasury document laments the fact that the flat-rate VED system introduced in 2017 “weakened the link between VED liabilities and carbon emissions after a vehicle is first registered”. To help re-establish that link, the Treasury is considering a number of options, which could be retrospectively applied to all cars bought new since April 2017. The current system sees a vehicle’s first-year rate of…

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new ev charging network promises 100 sites

MORE than 100 new ‘Electric Forecourts’ – rapid charging hubs that allow up to 24 cars to recharge at a time – are to be rolled out across the UK, with the first opening near Braintree, Essex, this summer. The forecourts are powered by solar panels and are being built by sustainable energy firm Gridserve. They will feature coffee shops and supermarkets, plus lounges and meeting rooms with high-speed Internet for drivers to make use of as their cars charge. The forecourts will be built on busy routes close to cities and major transport centres, with the first being constructed on a 2.5-acre site adjacent to Great Notley, just off the A131, with links to Stansted Airport, Chelmsford, Colchester and the M11. Gridserve has secured a £4.86million grant from Innovate UK, the…