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We take a look at Alfa’s comeback plans

We take a look at the Alfa Romeo Tonale, the newest SUV from the Italian brand.

It’s also the first car in a new line-up of Alfa Romeos, set to bring the brand back to its former glory. We’ve got all the details.

News

We’ve got the scoop on the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLE – the replacement for the coupe versions of the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class.

Elsewhere, we take a look at the DS E-Tense Performance, an 805bhp super-coupe. We also collate what we know about how Aston Martin plans to keep the V12 alive.

Reviews

We’ve driven the Dacia Jogger. What is the budget brand’s newest estate like to drive?

Meanwhile, we’ve also tested the Toyota Aygo X. Can it prove that the city car is alive and well as a fun SUV?

We also drive the Porsche Taycan Sport TurismoMazda CX-5 and the Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDi.

The Skoda Fabia 1.0 TSI 95ps SE Comfort is the subject of this week’s in-depth road test.

Features

We’ve found ourselves in a new age of luxury EVs, though they come in all different shapes and sizes. How do the BMW iX and the Mercedes-Benz EQS stack up against each other.

Elsewhere, we take a look at the global sales figures from a variety of manufacturers, investigate EV battery fires, and break down the seven ages of the car.

Opinions

Matt Prior is impressed with Volvo’s customer service scheme, and Jim Holder wonders if the BMW i3 was simply the right car at the wrong time.

Deals

Take it or leave it – our new-look classifieds section – will help you pick out the finest used cars. The BMW M760Li stars this week, while Jack Warrick recommends the Volkswagen Golf R32 as this week’s cult hero.

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