Diesel Car - Issue 388 - May 2019

It’s our annual car cleaning and valeting issue, but rather than a formulaic look at what to do to get your car in tip-top condition, we’ve turned it on its head and given a fresh approach. You’ll have to buy a copy of the latest issue to see how we’ve looked at it this year, but it’ll get you thinking, we promise.

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It’s our annual car cleaning and valeting issue, but rather than a formulaic look at what to do to get your car in tip-top condition, we’ve turned it on its head and given a fresh approach. You’ll have to buy a copy of the latest issue to see how we’ve looked at it this year, but it’ll get you thinking, we promise.

Elsewhere, we’ve got the first news on Ford’s new Kuga, tested the new Skoda Scala, Range Rover Evoque and SEAT Tarraco and pitch Ford’s new Edge Vignale up against the Volkswagen Touareg SEL. We’ve also been driving Volkswagen’s T-Roc in 1.6-litre TDI guise and put the facelifted Jeep Renegade through its paces. In Eco Car, we’ve been lucky enough to try out the pure-electric DS 3 Crossback E-Tense on a secret military base in France and driven the new Lexus ES 300h.

The Toyota Auris Hybrid is the subject of this month’s used car buyer’s guide, and we welcome a Kia ProCeed to the long-term test fleet, while waving goodbye to the DS 7 Crossback. We have news of Infiniti’s demise in Europe, an update on the growing threat of keyless entry car thefts, and news on the European Union’s plans to fit speed limiters to all new cars. In Eco Car, The Tesla Model Y makes its debut, and there’s the first information on an alliance between Toyota and Suzuki that will see a new Suzuki hybrid estate car built at Toyota’s Burnaston plant in Derbyshire.

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, including all the new WLTP fuel economy figures.

Tested:

  • DS 3 Crossback E-Tense Prototype drive
  • Ford Edge Vignale 2.0 EcoBlue (237bhp) Automatic
  • Jeep Renegade Limited 1.6 MultiJet II
  • Lexus ES 300h Takumi
  • Range Rover Evoque S D240 2.0 Automatic
  • SEAT Tarraco Xcellence 2.0 TDI (188bhp) DSG Automatic
  • Skoda Scala SE L 1.6 TDI DSG Automatic
  • Volkswagen T-Roc Design 1.6 TDI
  • Volkswagen Touareg SEL 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion (228bhp) Automatic

Long-term test reports:

  • Audi A6 Avant S line 50 TDI quattro Automatic
  • Citroen C4 Cactus Flair BlueHDi 100
  • Dacia Duster Comfort 1.5 Blue dCi 115 4×2
  • DS 7 Crossback Ultra Prestige BlueHDi 180 Automatic
  • Kia ProCeed GT-Line 1.6 CRDi
  • Mazda6 Tourer GT Sport Nav+
  • SEAT Alhambra Xcellence 2.0 TDI (148bhp) DSG Automatic
  • Skoda Karoq SE L 1.6 TDI DSG Automatic
  • Volvo V60 D4 Inscription

Features:

  • Car cleaning and valeting special issue
  • DS 3 Crossback E-Tense Electric Prototype Drive

 Used Car Buyer’s Guide

  • Toyota Auris Hybrid

Regulars

  • News and views
  • What’s On
  • Marketplace Statistics
  • Marketplace In The Pipeline
  • Marketplace What’s New
  • Doctor Diesel
  • 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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Europe (£5.65 P&P), UK (£1.05 P&P), Worldwide (£8.40 P&P)

1 review for Diesel Car – Issue 388 – May 2019

  1. Phil Ramsden

    I want to buy the digital version of the May Diesel Car but the site won’t let me. I used the email sent earlier in the week and managed to add one to my cart but then got an ‘Alt // ‘ error message with a page of code or something like that.

    Phil R

    • Ian Robertson

      I think there was a glitch in the Pocketmags system for an hour this morning. Would you mind trying again please.

      Many thanks

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