Full Range Rover road test; BMW 3-series used car buying guide; Vauxhall Mokka vs rivals; Britain's cheapest car driven
Jim Holder
10 December 2012

This week’s issue of Autocar magazine is headed up by the most in-depth test of the all-new Range Rover yet - a special, 10-page road test on and off-road in the UK, including our full test findings and data.

Steve Sutcliffe kicks off the regular columns, discussing how Jaguar is keeping Aston Martin honest, and Richard Bremner puts the Lamborghini Estoque under the spotlight.

In our drives section, Steve Cropley reviews the new Kia Procee’d GT and Matt Saunders checks out the top of the range - but still bargain basement - Dacia Sandero. We also test the Mitsubishi Mirage, Infiniti FX Vettel Edition, Volkswagen Polo R-line and the new, three-cylinder Citroen C3.

Updates on our long-term test fleet include an introduction to the Volkswagen CC GT, plus latest news on our Volvo V40 and bangernomics BMW.

In our features section we pitch the Vauxhall Mokka against the cream of the compact crossover crop, the Yeti, Juke and Countryman. We also take to the road in the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept to see if it has talent to back up its A-lister looks. Meanwhile, we reveal how Volvo paid us a visit to understand why the V40 isn't not our favourite hatchback – and subsequently made a few changes to offer it wider appeal.

In our used car buying section James Ruppert takes a look at family-friendly MPVs, while the previous-generation 3-series is the subject of our full buying guide.

As ever, the magazine is available from all good newsagents, or available for download from Zinio or the Apple iTunes store.

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