Latest news on the next Jaguar XJ, BMW's futuristic Vision Next 100 Concept and full details on Geneva show stealers: all this and more in this week's Autocar
9 March 2016

The new Jaguar XJ is in the spotlight in this week’s issue of Autocar, and we've got the latest on why Jaguar is reinventing it as a Porsche Panamera rival.

While last week’s mag covered the Geneva motor show; this week’s edition goes into more detail on the models that stole the show, such as the Audi Q2 and Aston Martin DB11.

Also, find out how the best taxman-beating SUVs fare in a head to head, as the Volvo XC90 and BMW X5 take part in a battle of the hybrids.

Also in this issue:

Mercedes E-Class – check out our first drive of the all-new model, where we delve more into that impressive interior and find out if the drive matches up.

BMW Vision Next 100 – celebrating 100 years of BMW, the German company’s future is previewed with a fully autonomous car.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS – the manual gearbox is set to return for the new model.

Vauxhall Astra – we watch our long-term Vauxhall Astra being built in the factory and detail just what goes into the build.

Our long-term test cars:

We have our first report on the new Vauxhall Astra, as well as updates on others models in our test fleet, including the Bentley Continental GT and Audi A4.


It’s not just new cars we’re excited about; we have some ideas for fun coupes for less than £1000. James Ruppert also runs through cheap B-road belters, plus an easy way to get rid of your car.

Where to buy:

Autocar magazine is available through all good newsagents and for download from Zinio and the Apple iTunes store.

You can also buy one-off copies of Autocar magazine from Newsstand and Magsdirect, delivered to your door the morning after.

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Danni Bagnall

Our Verdict

Jaguar XJ

The Jaguar XJ is a thoroughly modern luxury saloon, and a brilliantly capable one

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