Frankfurt motor show 2013 coverage; New Jaguar C-X17 SUV revealed; full Tesla Model S road test; BMW unveils i8 hybrid sports car
10 September 2013

The Jaguar C-X17 SUV dominates this week's magazine, which brings you all the latest news and reveals from the Frankfurt motor show 2013.

As well as all the official pictures, we also reveal the full technical details of the platform on which the new Jaugar 4x4 sits, and demonstrate how its revolutionary construction will also underpin a new baby saloon, estate and coupé.

Other major Frankfurt reveals include the production versions of the BMW i8 sports car and the Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar, Mercedes' S-class coupé concept, the radically different Citroën C-Cactus and the 690bhp Audi Sport Quattro.

It's not all Frankfurt news, though, with the Tesla Model S undergoing its toughest assessment yet in our full eight-page road test, and first drive reviews of the new VW e-Up, Ford Focus Electric, MG Motors MG 3, Vauxhall Zafira Tourer and Suzuki SX4 S-Cross.

Long-term test fleet updates include a warm welcome to our new Jaguar F-type, reflections on the Mitsubishi Outlander's practicality and - unfortunately - more warning lights woes for the Morgan Plus 8.

Our features section provides another change of pace, with Richard Bremner's amusing yet instructive attempt to complete a more than 750-mile lap of Iceland on one tank of diesel in a Mercedes A-class joined by a detailed insight and test of the reborn, re-engineered Jensen Interceptor.

James Ruppert, meanwhile, fancies some luxury this week, and ponders the merits of cheap luxury saloons, including the Audi A8. Used car buyers who fancy something sportier can check out our Nissan 300ZX used buyer's guide, or ponder our New versus used challenge between a Fiat Panda 4x4 and a Mercedes-Benz G-class.

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Our Verdict

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