Diesel Car - Issue 384 - January 2019

Skoda is tackling Ford and Volkswagen head-on with its new Scala, a replacement for the lacklustre Rapid. Standing out on the January 2019 issue of Diesel Car & Eco Car, we have the first details on the Czech company’s new medium five-door hatchback. There’s also news of the brand new Mazda3, the updated Mitsubishi L200 and the latest news in the world of diesel power.

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Skoda is tackling Ford and Volkswagen head-on with its new Scala, a replacement for the lacklustre Rapid. Standing out on the January 2019 issue of Diesel Car & Eco Car, we have the first details on the Czech company’s new medium five-door hatchback. There’s also news of the brand new Mazda3, the updated Mitsubishi L200 and the latest news in the world of diesel power.

Our testers have been putting SEAT’s new seven-seat Tarraco through its paces, as well as the pretty Peugeot 508 SW and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. We also test Ford’s Tourneo Courier and the Mazda CX-3 1.8 diesel on UK turf. This month’s battle sees the Kia Stinger face the Peugeot 508. Which one wins in the style stakes and takes the crown for best new fastback? We also welcome the Citroën C4 Cactus and Skoda Karoq to the Our Cars fleet, and say farewell to the Dacia Logan MCV Stepway, Suzuki Swift Hybrid and our Kia Stinger.

We’ve got some fun features this month, including a ferry good adventure in Volvo’s XC40 – our current Car of the Year – and we also meet a reader that owns one of the original MPVs – a London Routemaster bus.

In Eco Car, our testers have been to Seoul to drive the new Kia e-Niro, and we’ve tested the updated Toyota Aygo in a rather lairy shade of purple. There’s also news of the Toyota Corolla saloon, BMW iNext concept, Audi e-tron GT and Kia’s Soul EV.

There are also all your favourites including Doctor Diesel, Marketplace, The Extra Mile, Buying, Maintaining and Selling, and the most up-to-date data section in the business.

Tested:

  • Ford Tourneo Courier Zetec 1.5 EcoBlue
  • Hyundai Kona Premium 1.6 CRDi
  • Kia e-Niro First Edition
  • Kia Optima 2 1.6 CRDi
  • Kia Stinger GT-Line S 2.2 CRDi Automatic
  • Mazda CX-3 Sport Nav+ 1.8 Diesel 2WD
  • Mercedes-Benz E 400 d 4Matic AMG Line Estate Automatic
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE 300 d 4Matic AMG Line Automatic
  • Peugeot 508 GT BlueHDi 180 Automatic
  • Peugeot 508 SW GT-Line BlueHDi 160 Automatic
  • SEAT Tarraco Xcellence 2.0 TDI (190) Automatic
  • Toyota Aygo x-cite 1.0 VVT-i

Long-term test reports:

  • Audi Q5 S line 2.0 TDI quattro
  • Citroen C4 Cactus Flair BlueHDi 100
  • Dacia Logan MCV Stepway Laureate dCi 90
  • DS 7 Crossback Performance Line BlueHDi 180 Automatic
  • Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SR
  • Kia Stinger GT-Line S 2.2 CRDi Automatic
  • Mazda6 Tourer GT Sport Nav+
  • Nissan Leaf Tekna Automatic
  • Peugeot 5008 GT BlueHDi 180 Automatic
  • SEAT Ibiza FR 1.6 TDI
  • Skoda Karoq SE L 1.6 TDI DSG Automatic
  • Suzuki Swift 1.0 Boosterjet Hybrid SZ5

Features:

  • A ferry good trip in Volvo’s XC40
  • Reader’s Drives – Routemaster London Bus

 Used Car Buyer’s Guide

  • DS 4 and DS 4 Crossback

Regulars

  • News and views
  • What’s On
  • Marketplace Statistics
  • Marketplace In The Pipeline
  • Marketplace What’s New
  • Doctor Diesel
  • Tuning News
  • Highway Cod
  • Legal i
  • The Extra Mile
  • Buying, Selling and Maintaining
  • Product Inspector
  • EcoCar News and views
  • EcoCar Marketplace
  • EcoCar Bright Spark

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