Issue 411 of DieselCar & EcoCar Magazine goes on sale this Friday!

After a significant pause in new debuts, DS Automobiles took the wraps off its brand-new DS 4 this month, and what a looker it is. We’ve got all of the details on the French firm’s new medium sized car that will come with petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid drivetrains. There’s also news that the merger between the PSA Group and FCA has completed, to create the mega-corporation Stellantis, meanwhile there’s uneasiness at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory over its future.

In EcoCar, there’s Renault’s plans for electrification, including revival of the legendary 5. Dacia’s future is being paired with Lada, with a new Super Duster on its way that’ll be bigger and more efficient, thanks to new E-Tech plug-in hybrid drivetrains. Alpine is set to be re-imagined into an electric sports brand and will team up with Lotus for a new pure-electric sports car. Tesla has revealed updated versions of the Model S and Model X and Hyundai has finally confirmed plans for hybrid and plug-in hybrid editions of the Tucson N-Line. We’ve got the first photos the Mercedes-Benz EQA, pictures of the updated MINI Hatch, as well as the essential information on the new rear-wheel-drive Porsche Taycan.

This month’s twin test sees the mild-hybrid Hyundai i20 face the Suzuki Swift, while elsewhere we’ve been behind the wheel of Jaguar’s facelifted XF Sportbrake and the updated Vauxhall Crossland, now with the ‘X’ deleted from its name. Our testers have driven the bold new Vauxhall Mokka-e in a vibrant colour of green, as well as testing the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid and Volkswagen Golf GTE PHEV.

With the ’21-plate’ change just around the corner, we look at the history of private registrations plates, and how much they fetch in the UK and around the world. This month’s used car buyer’s guide is all about the SEAT Arona TDI, while in secondhand shootout, we take a look at the BMW X3 and Land Rover Discovery Sport. There are also your favourites like Doctor Diesel, Legal i, Buying, Selling and Maintaining, Marketplace, and the most up-to-date vehicle statistics anywhere in the motoring world. We’ve also got five brand new columns called Autojumble, Fuel for Thought, Motorgrump, Retrospective and Roadwatch, so if you haven’t seen DieselCar and EcoCar magazine lately, be sure to pick up a copy to test drive for yourself.

The March 2021 issue of DieselCar and EcoCar goes on sale in local newsagents, supermarkets, convenience stores, WH Smiths, airports, railway stations and motorway service stations on Friday 19th February 2021. Instead of taking potluck as to whether your local newsagent has sold out or not, or indeed whether it is open during these difficult times, why not subscribe to your favourite magazine and save money as a result, if you haven’t already done so. Visit or call our subscriptions hotline on 01268 288515 for a rundown of all the latest deals. We even do a £4.99 pay as you go subscription by Direct Debit, which ensures the magazine is delivered to your door before it goes on sale, and you save 10 per cent off the cost, plus also the postage and packaging charge. By logging onto, you can order one of our extensive stock of digital back issues and even buy yourself an electronic edition that works on the iPad or iPhone, Android, PC, MAC or Kindle. Alternatively, Diesel Car Magazine is also available on iTunes, via the App Store on your Apple device.

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