Diesel Car & Eco Car - Issue 416 - September 2021

The September 2021 issue of DieselCar& EcoCar announces exciting news for the Vauxhall brand, with the unveiling of the eighth generation Astra, as well as news that the Ellesmere Port factory will become the central hub for parent company Stellantis’ electrification plans for its range of compact vans for the Citroën, Peugeot, and Vauxhall brands. We’ve also got news of the BMW 2 Series Coupé, Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid and the facelifted Kia Ceed, as well as information on Nissan’s new battery plant in the north of England, and Volvo’s plans for electrification of its range.

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The September 2021 issue of DieselCar& EcoCar announces exciting news for the Vauxhall brand, with the unveiling of the eighth generation Astra, as well as news that the Ellesmere Port factory will become the central hub for parent company Stellantis’ electrification plans for its range of compact vans for the Citroën, Peugeot, and Vauxhall brands. We’ve also got news of the BMW 2 Series Coupé, Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid and the facelifted Kia Ceed, as well as information on Nissan’s new battery plant in the north of England, and Volvo’s plans for electrification of its range.

We’ve got behind the wheel of the brand-new Hyundai Ioniq 5, tested the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, as well as driving right-hand-drive, UK specification versions, of the latest Citroën C3 Aircross and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. This month’s twin test comprises of pure electric drivetrains, as Ford’s Mustang Mach-E goes head-to-head with the Skoda Enyaq iV.

The used car buyer’s guide is all about the Ford Focus ST TDCi, and we welcome more new cars to the long-term fleet, including a Citroën C4, Cupra Formentor, Kia Niro Hybrid and the Skoda Octavia vRS. We introduce the fourth entry to the Hall of Fame, and we’ll let you be the judge as to whether you think it is worthy. There are also your favourites like The Doctor, Legal i, Techzone, Our Cars, Buying, Selling and Maintaining, Marketplace, and the most up-to-date vehicle data anywhere in the motoring world. We’ve also got five new columns called Autojumble, Fuel for Thought, Motor Grump, Retrospective and Road Watch, joining the long-running Bright Spark. If you haven’t seen a copy of DieselCar and EcoCar Magazine lately, be sure to hunt down a copy so that you can test drive the new content for yourself.

 

Tested:

  • Citroen C3 Aircross Shine + BlueHDi 110
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5 Ultimate AWD Automatic
  • Mercedes-Benz C 220 d AMG Line Automatic
  • Mercedes-Benz S 350 d L AMG Line Premium Plus Executive Automatic

 

Twin test:

  • Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD Extended Range Automatic vs Skoda Enyaq iV 80 SportLine Automatic

 

Long-term test reports:

  • Citroen C4 Shine Plus BlueHDi 110
  • Cupra Formentor VS2 e-Hybrid 204 Automatic
  • Dacia Sandero Comfort 1.0 TCe 100 Bi-Fuel LPG
  • Ford Kuga Vignale 2.0 EcoBlue AWD (190) Automatic
  • Kia Niro Hybrid 4 1.6 GDi Automatic
  • Peugeot 2008 GT BlueHDi 110
  • Skoda Octavia vRS 2.0 TDI DSG Automatic
  • SsangYong Musso Rhino LWB Automatic
  • Suzuki Across 2.5 PHEV E-Four Automatic
  • Vauxhall Astra SRi Nav 1.6 CDTi 16v
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 R-Design Pro PHEV Automatic

 

Features:

  • EcoCar Current affairs – Are EVs more expensive to insure?

 

Used Car Buyer’s Guide

  • Ford Focus ST 2.0 TDCi

 

Regulars

  • News and views
  • Motoring Morsels
  • Refuelling Costs
  • Marketplace Statistics
  • Marketplace In The Pipeline
  • Marketplace What’s New
  • Gadget Inspector
  • The Doctor
  • How it works
  • Legal i
  • This Month
  • Current Affairs
  • Techzone
  • Roadwatch
  • Autojumble
  • Motorgrump
  • Retrospective
  • Bright Spark
  • Fuel for thought
  • DM@il
  • Tuning specialists directory
  • Buying, Selling and Maintaining
  • The Doctor’s Hero or Zero
  • Data Files
  • Hall of Fame
  • Next month

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