2014 new car preview; full Audi RS Q3 road test; the latest on the new Vauxhall Astra; Jaguar XKR-S GT driven; Mercedes-Benz SLK used buying guide
Jim Holder
31 December 2013

The new year kicks off with a jam-packed issue of Autocar, with the magazine revealing details of all 137 new cars expected to be launched in 2014.

Broken down by car category - including supercars, performance cars, sports cars, SUVs, saloons, family cars and small cars - we deliver the inside details on all the launches set to make headlines in the year ahead.

Buy the magazine for full details, with highlights ranging from the new BMW M3 and M4 through to the Jaguar F-type coupe, Jaguar baby saloon, all-new Mini, Porsche Macan, Alfa Romeo 4C , Nissan Qashqai and Ford Mondeo.

Our full eight page road test covers the impressive but ultimately not perfect Audi RS Q3 in detail. First drive reviews include the limited edition, mind-blowing Jaguar XKR-S GT, the revised Mitsubishi ASX and the new Seat Leon Ecomotive.

Updates on our long-term fleet include saying a farewell to our Mitsubishi Outlander and the latest news on the Mercedes A45 AMG, Toyota Auris, Skoda Octavia and Ford Fiesta ST.

The news section is fizzing with new reveals and latest scoop stories, including the inside line on the new Vauxhall Astra, spy photos and launch details of the first front-drive BMW, the 2-series Active Tourer, plus full details on the new Volvo S90, and new Citroen big saloon.

We also have two insight pieces in to the future of Alfa Romeo and a detailed look at why Porsche Macan will stand the test as a real Porsche.

James Ruppert sees in the new year with a fancy for used Jaguars, starting his budget at £7500 as he sees what used alternatives are available at the same fee as the deposit on a new leased XF.

We also have a full three-page buying guide on the ever-popular and now ultra-cheap Mercedes SLK (now available from £1500) and ponder whether we'd spend £15,000 on a used Honda S2000 or new Caterham Seven 160.

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

You can also buy one-off copies of Autocar magazine from Newsstand, delivered to your door the morning after. Alternatively, never miss an issue - subscribe to Autocar magazine today.

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31 December 2013
Didn't Autocar use to produce a year book with all the roadtest's and data ?

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