Autocar's Christmas issue is on sale now, and it's bigger and better than ever
19 December 2007

What would you like for Christmas? How about a £5m Volvo, the new Jaguar XF, all the Autocar staff cars, three of the most serious off-roaders available, and a Routemaster bus for the 21st Century?Sounds like quite a lot to ask, but we've packed it all into the 19 January issue of Autocar:

Christmas Road Test:

Volvo Open 70. "The seagoing equivalent of a Le Mans winner. Brilliant, breathtaking severe."

New Jaguar XF:

"This is no featherbed executive chariot; it's a sports saloon in the spirit of the Mk2."

Land Rover takes on Hummer and Jeep:

"Loud, crude, uncomfortable and constructed with the sort of hand-built inexactitude that would have been familiar to the buyer of a '60s sports car."

Return of the Routemaster:

"Bureaucracy killed off London's iconic bus. But we've commissioned a greener model fit for the noughties."

Road Test Year 2007:

All 100 of this year's road tests, including league tables for wet and dry track times, verdicts and testers highlights.

A year in the life of Autocar's fleet:

"Our 18-strong fleet has racked up 250,000 miles this year, so here's what they'd like under the tree on 25 December."

Click on the gallery above to see why Autocar is the essential Christmas read.

Our Verdict

Jaguar XF 2008-2015

The Jaguar XF is a sublime British executive saloon. It has a tremendous interior and even greater dynamics

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