What Car? February 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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‘Our team has provided a Target Price for every car on sale today’ If knowledge is power, this issue of What Car? is potentially the most important of the year. That’s because we’re sharing everything we’ve learned about all the cars due to go on sale in 2020. From p64, we’re even pitting some of next year’s stars against their key rivals, so you can find out right now if the new Peugeot and Renault small hatchbacks are better than the class-leading Volkswagen Polo and whether the latest SUVs from MG and Skoda offer more than just low costs. Finally, our team of mystery shoppers have been out in force, seeing what discounts are available, and they’ve provided a Target Price for every car on sale today (from p122).You don’t even to haggle…

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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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nissan qashqai

VERY FEW CARS have come to symbolise the market they’re in better than the Qashqai. Close your eyes, think of a family SUV and the chances are that the car floating in your mind’s eye is wearing a Nissan badge. That’s because it has always been a highly favoured choice: 47,000 Qashqais have been sold so far in 2019, despite the model being six years old.That popularity also means the weight of expectation hanging over the third-generation Qashqai is nothing short of gargantuan.Styling inspired by the recent IMq concept should help the all-new car stand out next to rivals, which range from the Seat Ateca to the Volvo XC40, while high-tech features such as cameras for door mirrors may help pricier versions look more upmarket. ‘Various hybrids and plug-in hybrids are expected,…

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ford puma

‘The Fiesta is a great basis for a small SUV if you want sharp handling’ ALTHOUGH THEY’VE BEEN popular for quite a few years now, there hasn’t yet been a small SUV that’s truly involving to drive.That could very well be about to change. These models are usually closely related to small hatchbacks, and there could be no better basis than the Ford Fiesta if you want characterful engines, outstanding ride quality and sharp, precise handling.That’s the theory behind the new Puma, which inherits its name from a small Fiesta-based coupé that Ford produced from 1997-2001. The driver sits 30mm higher than in the Fiesta, while there’s more space for rear passengers and 156 additional litres of boot space.That’s helped by an 80-litre underfloor storage space that can be washed out, thanks to…

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alfa romeo tonale

DESPITE A CONCERTED effort to launch a range of exciting new models and boost sales,Alfa Romeo is still a long way short of the ambitious worldwide sales target it had set for 2020. However, the market for smaller SUVs is booming, so the introduction of the Volvo XC40-sized Tonale could provide the lifeline the brand needs. Based on the same underpinnings as the Jeep Renegade, the Tonale will be the first Alfa Romeo model to be sold with plug-in hybrid power, taking advantage of a reduction in benefit-in-kind tax rates for such cars from next year to appeal to the company car market. ‘The focus inside is on improved connectivity and ease of use’ The Tonale is expected to use a retuned version of the 236bhp petrol-electric setup that will make its debut…

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vauxhall mokka x

WITH ITS REARWARD-opening back doors and cameras in place of door mirrors, Vauxhall’s 2018 GT X Experimental concept looked like just another show car that would never get near the road. However, ignore the standard car designer daydreaming and it’s actually the starting point for the new Mokka X small SUV. In particular, the Mokka X will feature the GT X’s radical front end design, dubbed ‘Visor’. Inspired by the eye slot of a crash helmet, the front grille stretches across the full width of the car and the headlights are incorporated within it. The rear of the concept is also set to influence the Mokka X, with it mirroring the shape of the front grille.The interior’s wide instrument panel – which does away with the need for a separate infotainment screen…