What Car? July 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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welcome

‘The best hybrids, both conventional and plug-in, now need no excuses’ With all the predictability of a washed-out bank holiday, the Government’s decision to scrap its plug-in hybrid car grant at the end of last year has led to a 34% drop in sales. And yet, in many ways, hybrid buyers have never had it so good. Until recently, you see, most of these models forced you to put up with compromised refinement or practicality and fell massively short of their official economy figures in the real world. But no longer. Whether you’re looking at conventional ‘self-charging’ hybrids, which mix petrol and electric power for the best efficiency, or plug-in hybrids that can travel many miles before burning a drop of fuel, the best now need no excuses. Plus, the number on offer…

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target price

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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what car

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 Used cars editor Mark Pearson Deputy reviews editor John Howell New cars editor Alan Taylor-Jones Video reviews editor Doug Revolta 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 SEO executive Oliver Hayman Social media manager Louis Shaw Special contributors Lawrence Allan, James Attwood, Rachel Burgess, Alastair Clements, Steve Cropley, Simon Davis, Tom Evans, Pat Hoy, Rob Keenan, Olgun Kordal, Luc Lacey, Richard Lane, Peter Liddiard, Tom Morgan, Sarah…

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bmw 1 series

‘The 1 Series is now front-wheel drive, but BMW insists it’s as sporty as ever’ PREVIOUSLY, THE BMW 1 Series stood out among family hatchbacks like a punk rocker at a ballet recital, because in a room full of front or four-wheel-drive rivals, it offered playful, sporty rear-wheel drive. Not any more, though, because the new, third-generation 1 Series has donned a metaphorical tutu and joined the front-wheel drive ranks. But despite losing its unique selling point, BMW insists that the 1 Series will be as sporty as ever. Available only as a five-door this time around, it’s wider and taller than today’s car but slightly shorter, and its front and rear axles are closer together. Don’t think that means there’s less space inside for your family, though; there’s actually more room…

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hybrids worth waiting for (or buying today)

ON SALE NOW Honda CR-V Price from £30,140 What Car? says The hybrid version of the latest Honda CR-V combines a 2.0-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, which together give you more pulling power than the 1.5-litre turbo petrol model.The hybrid can drive short distances on electric power alone, but the towing capacity dips sharply to just 750kg. For comparison, the rival Toyota RAV4 Hybrid can haul 1650kg. ON SALE NOW Toyota Corolla Price from £24,815 What Car? says There are two hybrid versions of Toyota’s new rival to the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, and it’s the less powerful 1.8-litre option that we recommend, because it offers all the performance you need. Choose the Corolla and you’ll also get a fine family car in general, with a comfortable ride and loads of standard kit as…

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alfa romeo tonale

NOT TOO LONG ago,Alfa Romeo didn’t do SUVs in the same way that Prada doesn’t do construction materials.Times and tastes change, though, so having proven there’s an appetite for Alfa-badged SUVs with the Stelvio, the Italian brand is returning for another slice of this big-volume pie with the smaller Tonale. It’s expected to become Alfa Romeo’s best-selling model, not least because it will also be its first plug-in hybrid, employing a similar system to the one that’s soon to become available in sister brand Jeep’s Renegade. Alfa Romeo hasn’t confirmed how much power the Tonale will have, but the Renegade’s turbocharged 1.3-litre petrol engine and electric motor produce a combined 237bhp – enough for 0-62mph in about seven seconds.The hybrid Renegade also has a 31-mile electric-only range and emits less than 50g/km…

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