Currently reading: Autocar magazine 9 September preview
Bentley Bentayga revealed; Skoda Superb road test; Bentley Mulsanne Speed versus Tesla Model S

This cover of this week's issue of Autocar is crowned by the all-new Bentley Bentayga. It's being heralded as the fastest, most exclusive SUV ever made, and we've got the full scoop on Bentley's first ever SUV model.

The Bentayga is only the first of this week's scoops, however, as we've also got full stories on Honda's Project 2&4, the new Toyota Prius, the Citroën Cactus M, Rolls-Royce's new Dawn and the facelifted Porsche 911.

This week's road test involves the new Skoda Superb. Our early first drives proved how far this latest generation of Superb has come, but has Skoda done enough to outclass rivals from Ford, Volkswagen and Mazda? Our eight-page test answers that question.

Also driven in this issue:

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack - High-riding 4x4 version of the latest Passat Estate promises all-roads capability

BMW 320d M Sport - Is a facelift enough to secure BMW's popular compact executive saloon top billing?

Kia Cee'd 1.6 CRDi - Kia's facelift brings new powertrain options to its popular Ford Focus rival

Skoda Octavia vRS 230 - This special edition of the vRS gets more power and aims to provide more driving enjoyment

Our features section this week showcases a mighty showdown between Bentley's Mulsanne Speed and the Tesla Model S P85D. Bentley's 530bhp performance saloon is loud and luxurious, but Tesla is showing how quiet and sophisticated electric energy can be just as thrilling to drive. Vicky Parrott samples both to determine a winner.

Elsewhere, Hilton Holloway discovers how Rolls-Royce's legendary reputation was won in the 1907 Scottish Reliability Trials, while Steve Cropley meets the company keeping classic British car manufacturing alive in the modern age.

It's another week of comings and goings in the life of our long-term fleet, too, as we bid a sad farewell to our Ferrari FF, and welcome the new Fiat 500X onto our fleet.

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Ofir 5 August 2015

488 should have been included

488 should have been included in that comparison though. It seats nicely in between the two cars. I suppose one wasnt available or couldnt be sourced....
Ofir 5 August 2015

Very good issue

That is the content the magazine should feature. A road test of a hot hatch and comparisons of driver's cars. Please more of this SUVs and electric cars are not interesting.
FastRenaultFan 29 July 2015

New Kia Sportage

Is it in this weeks magazine too. Just surprised there has been nothing about it on the website lately.
Also the new Renault Megane. Have seen a pic posted on the net of what it will be like and yet there is nothing about it on Autocar. Why? Autocar used to be great at getting the first pics but lately there has not been a lot happening on your site its very poor lately.