Autocar 12 February
In this week's Autocar the spotlight is focused firmly on the first drive of the all-new Porsche Macan, which could prove to be one of the most important sporting SUVs of 2014.
Will the new junior Cayenne deliver punch and practicality while maintaining the all-important Porsche traits of engaging and capable handling, or will it be a costly and unnecessary exercise? Our comprehensive test tells all.
Leading the news this week is the debut of the new Mercedes S-class coupé, which will undoubtedly prove to be one of the most cosseting coupés launched in 2014.
Elsewhere, we've all the news and reveals from the Delhi motor show, where Renault's 'Kwid' concept grabbed plenty of attention, the latest details of Renault's planned Espace replacement and all you'll need to know about the daring new Citroën C4 Cactus.
Our spread on new British upstart, Zenos Cars, details just how the manufacturer intends to make its mark on the hotly contested niche sports car segment.
Meanwhile, Matt Saunders tries to avoid knocking his teeth out off-road in Bowler Motorsport's wild new Land Rover Defender, while Mark Tisshaw undertakes some heavy-duty tuition to find out exactly what it takes to be a racing driver.
Also put through the mill this month is Mercedes' aggressive-looking crossover, the GLA, and the upgraded Bentley Continental GT V8 S. Further first drives include the spacious Peugeot 5008 MPV and Renault's much-loved and now-refreshed Mégane RS 265.
Long-term updates this week include the addition of the practical Citroën C4 Picasso to our test fleet, musing on the character of our Vauxhall Adam and the banishment of an annoying, intrusive squeak in the Mazda 6.
In our New vs used section we answer the question as to whether you should buy an economical Mitsubishi ASX or a luxurious Range Rover Sport for £24k – will common sense rule, or prestige and appeal dominate?
If you're looking for a cost-effective and dependable car, then James Ruppert's selection of used Kias, starting at as little as £500, could prove the ideal option.
Those of you feeling a little braver when it comes to your automotive purchases will appreciate this week's used buying guide, which focuses on buying a sporty Lotus Excel for upwards of £2500.