Diesel Car – Issue 371 – January 2018

The first issue bearing a 2018 date is a whopper, with 12 first tests packed into the January issue.


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The first issue bearing a 2018 date is a whopper, with 12 first tests packed into the January issue. We’ve got behind the wheel of the Jaguar E-Pace, DS 7 Crossback, facelifted Ford EcoSport, new Volvo XC40, updated Kia Sorento, Fiat Fullback Cross and all-new BMW X3, as well as testing the Jeep Compass, Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain, Fiat 500L and ST-Line and Vignale versions of the Ford Fiesta on UK roads for the first time.

Nissan’s facelifted X-Trail is pitched up against the all-conquering Skoda Kodiaq – which one reigns supreme in the seven-seat SUV sector? We’ve also been driving the new twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport, tested the BMW 520d M Sport Touring and put the updated SEAT Leon X-Perience through its paces. The UK’s best-selling diesel car joins the DieselCar long-term test fleet, with Nissan’s Qashqai spending the next six months with us.

In EcoCar, we drive the Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid and examine another set of alternative engines, this time HCCI. There’s also the penultimate long-term test report with our Suzuki Ignis SHVS. All of this is in addition to the DieselCar & EcoCar regulars, including Doctor Diesel, The Extra Mile and the most up-to-date data section in the business, as well as extensive coverage of the latest news in the world of diesel and alternative fuels.


  • BMW 520d M Sport Touring Automatic
  • BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport
  • DS 7 Crossback Ultra Prestige BlueHDi 180 Automatic
  • Fiat 500L Lounge 1.6 MultiJet
  • Fiat Fullback 2.4 Cross Automatic
  • Ford Fiesta ST-Line X 1.5 TDCi 3-door
  • Ford Fiesta Vignale 1.5 TDCi 3-door
  • Ford EcoSport ST-Line 1.5 EcoBlue TDCi AWD
  • Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Premium SE 1.6 GDi
  • Jaguar E-Pace First Edition 2.0 D (180) AWD Automatic
  • Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport 2.0 D (240) AWD Automatic
  • Jeep Compass Limited 2.0 MultiJet II 4×4 Automatic
  • Kia Sorento GT-Line S 2.2 CRDi Automatic
  • Nissan X-Trail Tekna dCi 177 4WD X-Tronic
  • Mercedes-Benz E 350 d 4Matic All-Terrain Edition
  • SEAT Leon X-Perience SE Lux 2.0 TDI 4Drive DSG Automatic
  • Skoda Kodiaq Edition 2.0 TDI 4X4 DSG Automatic
  • Volvo XC40 D4 AWD R-Design

Long-term test reports:

  • Audi A5 Sportback S line 2.0 TDI ultra Automatic
  • Citroen C3 Flair BlueHDi 100
  • Ford Kuga Vignale 2.0 TDCi AWD Automatic
  • Mazda CX-5 Sport Nav 2.2 AWD
  • MINI Countryman Cooper D
  • Mitsubishi ASX 4 1.6 DI-D 4WD
  • Nissan Qashqai N-Connecta dCi 110
  • Peugeot 3008 Allure BlueHDi 120
  • Renault Scenic Dynamique S dCi 130
  • SEAT Leon ST SE Dynamic Technology 1.6 TDI DSG Automatic
  • Skoda Octavia SE L 2.0 TDI
  • Suzuki Ignis SZ5 SHVS 1.2 Dualjet Mild Hybrid


  • High Mile Club – 260,000 mile Volkswagen Caravelle
  • Talkback – Big brother Beemer
  • New Year Product Inspector
  • Alternative Engines Part III

Used Car Buyer’s Guide

  • Peugeot 3008 1.6 HDi/e-HDi/BlueHDi 120

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