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NEWS

MG sports coupéEV Due 2021,based on E-Motion 6 All-new DS 4 Gunning forAudiA3and Merc A-Class 8 Toyota’s electricSUV RAV4-sized,debutnextyear 10 Carsafety Appeal to end sale of dangerous vehicles 13 Japan’scar makers Whytheymay pull outofEurope 14 Bigdeal Theway dealers sell newcars is to change 16

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CitroënC4 All-newhatch,inEVand petrol guises 22 RadicalSR10 Track-dayheromade easier to own 26 Toyota Hilux2.8 D-4D Facelifted,lifestyle-ready 28 Porsche911 CarreraS Manual ’box,RWD.Ask Santa 29 RenaultCapturE-Tech New-look SUVgains PHEV 29 TeslaModel3StandardRangePlus Updated, rated 30 PorscheMacanGTS Nowwithflagship Turbo’sV6 31 SkodaOctavia vRSiVEstate Hotplug-in wagon 31 Zeppelin LZ N07-101 CHRISTMAS ROAD TEST 80

FEATURES Defenderofthe faith Old-school Scottish Christmas 32 SatZoomers Road testers loginforafestive lunch 44 Year’s highlights Feel-good2020stories.Yes,really 52 Best cars this Christmas Ruppert’s star used buys 56 Wrapper’sdelight Howtogiftwrapafull-sized car 60 VolvoP1800 Cyan 414bhp restomod by WTCchamp 62 Covid-19 stars Carpeople whomadea difference 66 Finestcarsthat neverwere Make-believe cars rated 72 We createacar brand From idea to feasible reality 74 Theholetruth We gettothe bottomofitusing JCBs 88 Frankel’s FestiveMiscellany Funfacts to amazeyou 92 John McGuinness Isle of ManTTace tries rallycross 94 Howtoelectrifyaclassic VW camper,GolfGTI,911… 98 John Haynes Man behind themanualsremembered 102 MonAmi mate Tiny two-seatCitroën AmiEVdriven 104 Told youso Howgood were our2020predictions? 108 Thebirds and thebees Wildlife,the Bentley way 110 Cars we bought and sold in 2020 Staffers’deals 114 AutocarChristmas Quiz Canyou getall 50 right? 118 Photos of theyear Finest shots by oursnappers 120 KarunChandhok F1 punditona weird2020season 131

OURCARS AutocarFleet Awards Thebestcars we ranin2020 138

EVERYWEEK JesseCrosse Active noisecontrol:it’sasound idea 15 Jim Holder Arethingsabout to look up forJLR? 17 Steve Cropley Star cars,people,moments of 2020 18 Subscribe Save moneyand getexclusive benefits 20 Damien Smith What we canlearn fromBahrain GP 128 Motorsport round-up BTCC,Indy,WEC,Formula E 129 Your Views Drop-top Mini,XM, advice forJLR boss 136 Matt Prior Thesound of music(no, notthe musical) 162

DEALS

James Ruppert PotentcoupétoreplaceaJag XKR 144 As good as new An Astonisn’t just forChristmas 147 Spiedinthe classifieds Five left-field hothatches 148 Used buying guide HowtobagaBMW E303Series 150 NewcarsA-Z Keycar stats,fromAbarthtoZenos 152 Road test index Trackdownthatroadtesthere 161

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