This week’s issue of Autocar magazine, dated 12 November, kicks off with details of the all-new Porsche Panamera, which the German manufacturer is currently developing ahead of a launch in 2016.
Based on a new, advanced rear-drive and all-wheel-drive platform, dubbed MSB, the Panamera will incorporate multiple weight-saving measures and an all-new family of V6 and V8 petrol engines that promise a muscular power delivery to cement the Panamera’s position as the world’s sportiest premium saloon.
Enthusiasts will love the Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R, a track-focused special shorn of its rear seats and much else besides. But you’d be nuts to buy one when an extra £1760 bags the more powerful, plusher, five-seat A45 AMG, right?
The Nissan Pulsar is the subject of our exhaustive road test. Nissan has enjoyed great success with the Juke and Qashqai, but to force its way in among Ford, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Audi and BMW in sales terms, the Japanese manufacturer must return to the part of the market it left when it killed off the Almera. Our expert testers determine whether the Pulsar is up to the task.