This week’s cover story reveals that a plug-in hybrid hot hatch will crown the line-up for Seat’s fifth-generation Leon, which is due to go on sale in 2020 following the arrival of its Volkswagen Golf sister car.
Evolutionary styling, tech-heavy interior and new engines are all due at the Geneva motor show in March, but we’ve got all the details on the 241bhp PHEV ahead of launch.
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This week’s news section looks at Lamborghini’s plans to incorporate unique electric technology into its first hybrid supercars, using supercapacitors to store electricity in their bodywork. Meanwhile, McLaren has launched a new road-ready race-spec model. Christened the 620R, it is limited to only 350 examples and costs ￡250,000.
And as 2019 draws to a close, we look back on an eventful 12 months, analysing everything from Tesla’s unexpectedly good finances to the industry-changing merger agreement between Fiat Chrysler and PSA. We then expand our gaze to the whole of the last decade, counting down the main changes since 2010.