The all-new Jaguar XE will fight the BMW 3-series with a lightweight structure, state-of-the-art engines and impressive design. Steve Cropley reports on Britain’s newcomer, and quizzes Jaguar Land Rover chiefs on the thinking behind the new model.
The Mercedes-AMG GT – the second series production model from Mercedes-Benz’s performance car division in Affalterbach, Germany, following on from the recently discontinued SLS AMG – is another new machine to get a thorough analysis in this week’s magazine.
Elsewhere, Mazda expects its all-new MX-5 “to revive pure fun”. The Japanese roadster is lighter, shorter, wider and lower and packs latest-tech engines in a bid to recapture the driving purity and fun of the original car. We’ve got all the details of the new model.
The Ford Focus has also undergone a thorough revamp in an effort to take it back in front of the Volkswagen Golf in the battle of the family hatchbacks. Matt Prior discovers whether the Blue Oval has succeeded in its aims.