Car's latest issue: July 2016

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Editor's note

Steve Smith

You have to hand it to VW. Yes, the company is deservedly taking heat for the emissions scandal, and the repercussions will be felt for a while ... but it really knows how to make ...

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Cover stories

Hyper hatch special

We sample the very latest performance hatches, from Ford’s much-anticipated
Focus RS versus it s Germans rivals, to a very special Golf GTI. Plus, we bring you the behind-the-scenes story of Volkswagen’s Nürburgring record breaker

Golf GTI Clubsport

The track-focused GTI Clubsport S breaks the front-wheel-drive lap record at the Nordschleife by 1,4 seconds, usurping the Honda Civic Type R

ADVICE: 4x4 driving tips, best student buys

Bought a 4x4 recently? Here are Some basics you need to know before Bashing around the bundu

TEST: Toyota Fortuner 2,4 GD-4 4x2

Only slightly less powerful but more affordable than the 2,8, could the 2,4 be the sleeper model in the Fortuner range?

DRIVEN: Fiat Fullback

Does sushi go with pasta? We drive Fiat’s new double cab to find out

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DRIVE: Nissan GT-R

The evergreen, blisteringly quick Nissan GT-R has been tweaked (again). We drive the revised model at a historic circuit in Europe

FEATURE: Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

The youngest member of Our Team Earns his stripes at the seventh Annual jaguar simola hillclimb

TEST: Smart ForFour 52 kW Passion vs. Volkswagen Up! 1,0 5-door Colour

Will adding two doors subtract from the appeal of the latest additions to the stylish
Smart and Up! stables?

INSIGHT: My game plan: Toyota SA Motors

SA motoring-industry leaders share their strategies

SPEED: The influencers: Chaparral 2C

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