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Posted: 09 Oct 2013
First drives and new car reviews
Elsewhere this month, we take a first drive in the new Cherokee to see if it can rekindle our love affair with Jeep. MG (re)enters the cheap and cheerful city-car market with the MG3 3Style. The fleet-buyers’ favourite, the Vauxhall Insignia, has a facelift, and the Volkswagen Group uses its plug-in hybrid system on the Audi A3 e-tron.
At the quicker end of the new arrivals, we check out the fastest Aston Martin ever, the V12 Vantage S; not far behind is the Porsche 911 Turbo and making a good account for itself is the Megane RenaultSport Red Bull Racing.
We also check out the bonkers Twizy RenaultSport F1 (above) – quite possibly the craziest car of 2013.
Also reviewed this month is the Skoda Rapid Spaceback, VW e-Up, Audi A3 Sportback, Vauxhall Corsa Eco, Dacia Sandero Stepway, VW Scirocco GTS and Renault Scenic Xmod.
In the TG Garage this month, we have the BAC Mono, Peugeot 208 GTi, Subaru BRZ, Mazda CX-5, Jaguar XF Sportbrake, Fiat Panda 4x4, Fiat 500e, Lexus GS, BMW 3GT, Jaguar F-Type, Clio RenaultSport and Ford Fiesta ST.
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