Full details on the Jaguar F-Type SVR, a drive in the BMW M2 and a comparison between the Ford Focus RS and VW Golf R, all in this week’s issue of Autocar

Autocar magazine’s 17 February issue is available now. Get your copy to see all this and more:

Which is the king of the mega-hatches? We test the Ford Focus RS against the Volkswagen Golf R to see how much fun can be had in a hatch.

We’ve driven the new BMW M2. BMW hopes that the M2 will bring a new generation of customers to the M brand, but does the M2 maintain the magic of its larger siblings?

The Jaguar F-Type SVR is Jaguar’s Geneva-bound, 200mph (195mph in convertible format), £110,000 Porsche 911 Turbo rival. We’ve got all the details of the ultimate F-Type.

Also in this issue:

Seat AtecaSeat’s first SUV is the model it hopes can bring it back to the sales volumes it once enjoyed, and takes the fight to the Nissan Qashqai.

Toyota Prius – it’s happened: Toyota has made the new Prius fun to drive. The improvements don't stop there, though. 

Mini Cooper S Convertible – the Mini convertible is no less short on charm, but it’s the rest of the package that really matters. 

Hyundai i20 Coupé – turbo three-pot power for the dinky Hyundai coupé, as Hyundai targets hot hatch buyers on a budget.

Our long-term test cars:

The Mazda MX-5 meets its forebear, the Lexus NX300h meets a dealer and the Ford Mondeo meets Mark Tisshaw for a week-long exchange.


As Daihatsu goes under Toyota’s influence, James Ruppert brings you the best used Daihatsu cars from £800, and our used buying guide will have you seating seven this half term, from £4000.

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Our Verdict

Jaguar F-Type Convertible
It’s Britain’s most important sports car in a decade. Does the Jaguar F-type live up to the hype?

The Jaguar F-type bridges the gap between the Boxster and 911 on price, but can it offer the best of both worlds on the road?

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