What Car? January 2020

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

‘A plug-in hybrid’s economy depends on the type of driving you do’ One hundred and seventy six miles per gallon. The official fuel economy of the new BMW 330e (tested from p74) is certainly eye-catching, but how achievable is that figure in the real world? Well, as with all plug-in hybrids, it depends on the type of driving you do. If, for example, you spend most of your time slogging up and down motorways, the battery and electric motor will be nothing more than dead weight for long periods, and it’s not the car for you. On the other hand, if your daily commute is no more than about 25 miles long and you can charge at both ends of it, you’ll spend much of your time running on electric power and…

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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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renault captur

‘You’ll feel potholes and ridges more than you would in a Volkswagen T-Cross’ THE ARRIVAL OF the first-generation Renault Captur was timed to a level of perfection that would put a Swiss railway to shame. Although it wasn’t the first small SUV to hit the market, it was early enough to ride the crest of what has become a tsunami of high-riding compact cars. A big part of the original Captur’s success can be attributed to its distinctive looks, with plenty of customisation options available for those who wanted to make their car stand out even more. With that in mind, Renault decided to take an evolutionary approach to the look of the second-generation Captur, while still allowing buyers to add personal touches. Inside, the changes are rather more pronounced. Plusher plastics, more…

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audi rs q8

ANYONE WHO THINKS the words ‘big’ and ‘sporty’ are mutually exclusive obviously hasn’t seen Kyle Sinckler’s try against Australia in the Rugby World Cup. Or, indeed, the new Audi RS Q8. Based on the German brand’s flagship SUV, the Q8, it uses the same 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol engine as the new RS6 and RS7 performance cars, meaning it develops 592bhp.That’s 212bhp more than you get in a Porsche 911 Carrera and enough to shift this two-tonne beast from 0-62mph in just 3.8sec. True, it still isn’t quite as powerful as the rival BMW X6 M Competition, but it accelerates just as fast, also keeping pace with our reigning champion in this class, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The RS Q8’s engine is clever, too, shutting down half of its eight cylinders when they’re…

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honda jazz

‘Unlike with most other hybrids, the engine drives the car directly at high speeds only’ LIKE BRUCE WAYNE, Peter Parker and Clark Kent, the Jazz has a superpower up its sleeve.That superpower is practicality: no other small car can match the versatility and space of this Honda hatchback. If you have a lot of luggage to move or regularly need to fill all five seats, it’s your best bet in this class. Yet, like Superman’s Kryptonite, the Jazz also has weaknesses, and those are that it’s not as good to drive or as refined as rivals such as the best-selling Ford Fiesta and class-leading Volkswagen Polo. So, those are aspects Honda has looked to improve with this all-new model. The new Jazz shares a design philosophy with the upcoming E electric car, says…

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nissan ariya

THE IDEA OF a ‘Leaf SUV’ has been discussed excitedly since the conspicuous IMx concept was revealed two years ago. Nissan claimed back then that this model would represent a breakthrough for electric cars, not simply because SUVs now take a third of all car sales in Europe but also because a taller body fits better with a chassis that’s home to a battery. The new Ariya concept is the bridge from the IMx to the electric SUV you’ll actually be able to buy. It’s slightly shorter, wider and lower than the Nissan X-Trail seven-seater of today, but it’s noticeably roomier inside, thanks to the absence of the usual mechanicals. The Ariya isn’t literally a Leaf SUV, because it’s actually based on new underpinnings that will be used by Nissan and its…

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