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[NEWS] Autocar magazine 25 August - on sale now

Autocar magazine 25 August - on sale now

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This week: new versus used shootout, Alpine's EV renaissance, Hyundai i20 N road test and much more

In a 16-page special, we ask the question: which is better, a brand new, box-fresh car or a half-price hero? We put models including the Volkswagen ID 3, Jaguar I-Pace, Toyota GR Yaris and Audi R8 to the test. 

Also in this issue

We delve into Alpine’s EV renaissance, marked by the introduction of the anticipated R5 hot hatchback. The Renault-owned brand will move to an EV-only line-up with an SUV and a sports car.

Daniel Puddicombe investigates road de-carbonisation, and whether the UK can hit its 2040 net-zero target.


Kia’s EV6 leads our first drive section this week. The model looks to solidify the firm’s new standing, but does its performance live up to its eye-catching design and premium-feel?

Meanwhile, the Mercedes EQS 450+ is put through its paces in Germany, James Attwood gets behind the wheel of the Hyundai i20 N, and the Ford Transit Custom Nugget L1 is tested. 

The Hyundai i20 N leads this week's indepth road test fresh from being named Autocar’s best affordable driver’s car. 


The depreciation of used models set against the arrival of ever-improving new cars often creates some dilemmas for drivers. In our 16-page feature special, we put yesterday’s heroes up against new metal to see where you should put your money. 

Elsewhere, Kris Culmer speaks to twice Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso.


Matt Prior discusses the Land Rover Defender and the idea of camping conversions, and James Ruppert predicts the future of used bargains. 


We count up the best four-cylinder sports cars on lease deals, while John Evans dives into the the Leon Cupra as a cheap and rare hot hatch in our used buying guide.

Where to buy

Never miss an issue – subscribe to Autocar magazine today.

Autocar magazine is available through all good newsagents. You can also buy one-off copies of Autocar magazine from Newsstand, delivered to your door the morning after.

Digital copies can be downloaded from Zinio and the Apple iTunes store.

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