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NEWS

JLR’s EV push Factory converted to build all-new EVs 6 Mercedes’ boss speaks out EVs, F 1 , CO2 and more 10 Porsche 911 late to EVs No electric 911 before 2030 12 Peugeot 208 GTi Firm may use GTi tag on hot EV 15 Aston Martin’s future CEO on new regime and plans 17 Geneva motor show fallout Anger over axed event 18

TESTED

Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine Plug-in hybrid SUV 24 Volkswagen Up GTI I t ’s back! But better than ever? 27 BMW X5 M Competition 616bhp, 552lb ft unleashed 29 Audi RS6 Avant Carbon Black ROAD TEST 30

FEATURES Chill, dude North Coast 500 by Boxster T – in winter 38 Bit-part players Named: our favourite car details 48 Autocar’s motoring manifesto Over to you, Boris 50 Get a shift on 10 of the greatest manual gearboxes 54 India’s Land Rover Tata Harrier takes on Mumbai 56 How to spec a Lotus Evi ja High-class configurator 60 Formula 1 preview David Coulthard’s candid views 65

OUR CARS Vauxhall Corsa First impressions of new supermini 70 Volvo S60 Who needs an SUV with a 4dr l ike this? 71 Mercedes E300de Electric power to the rescue 73

EVERY WEEK Jesse Crosse Smarter gearshifts, courtesy of GPS 19 Steve Cropley An ‘unGeneva’ British Bentley drive 21 Subscribe Save money and get exclusive benefits 22 Damien Smith Has Ferrari been cheating in F 1? 62 Motorsport round-up F1, BTCC, Formula E, rallying 63 Your Views Concerns over turning off lights on M1 68 Matt Prior Rolls-Royce Cullinan too plain? Try this 90

DEALS

James Ruppert Buying used gives you a free choice 74 As good as new Top advice on used Range Rovers 77 Spied in the classifieds Accord Type R, rare hot Mini 78 Used buying guide Lexus IS F: rel iable BMW M3 r ival 80 New cars A-Z Key car stats , from Abarth to Zenos 82 Road test index Track down that road test here 89

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MORE MOTORSPORT, NO LESS OF ANYTHING ELSE

OUR LOVE OF all things with four wheels naturally extends to motorsport. This week, to coincide with the Formula 1 season opener in Australia, we have launched a new six-page motorsport section (p62). We’ll focus on stories and interviews with real characters and personalities (Bernie Ecclestone is coming soon, for example) as well as hopefully inspiring you to get involved in some grassroots motorsport with your own car. Don’t worry: nothing else in the mag has been lost to make way: it’s all extra added value on top of our existing features, some of which have undergone a design tweak and shuˆ e of their own. I’d love to know what you think of it. One thing this magazine does lack is a Geneva motor show report, after it was cancelled at the last minute. The way it was handled by show organisers has lost them a lot of goodwill and there’s no guarantee the show will return next year at the strength it has traditionally been. That’s a shame, because Geneva is always such a feel-good event early in the year that previews so many great car launches ahead.

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