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In the issue this month we have a full New Zealand test of Porsche's new 911 GT3, all fixed and ready to go after its initial engine problems. And in a 911 double feature, we've another local test of the new Targa with its fancy roof.

As we build up to the annual NZ Autocar AMI Insurance Car of the Year drive-off, we find the category winners by comparing a few of the best in class contenders. Thus, we have the Honda Jazz taking on the best-selling Yaris and revised VW Polo. There's also a group test involving the Nissan Qashqai, Mazda3 and recently released Peugeot 308. We compare the Nissan X-Trail with the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, and name our winners in the $60k-$100k class, as well as the best Luxury and Performance class vehicles. Also featured is the Mercedes Benz GLA AMG 45 and from the other end of the Merc scale, the luxo S500. Driven is the new diesel Mazda3, the NX from Lexus, Audi’s A3 e-tron and the revised BMW X3, complete with its suite of ConnectedDrive technology. We also ride the best new Learner Approved machine in the form of the Yamaha MT-07. There's all this and more in the December issue of New Zealand Autocar out now.

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