Steve Cropley drives the Jaguar, his time behind the wheel of the car proving once and for all that Jaguar can make the leap to becoming a credible SUV maker if it stays honest to the concept's ethos.
Meanwhile, Steve Sutcliffe drives the Ferrari 458 Speciale on both road and track, declaring it to be one of the greatest Ferraris ever made after sampling its exhilarating blend of power and drivability.
The high-powered diesel BMW X5 M50d is the subject of our exhaustive eight-page road test, while other first drive reviews include a first run in the BMW i3 Range Extender, tested on London's roads, the Range Rover Sport SDV8, and the Kia Soul EV. Latest updates from our long-term test fleet include the Jaguar XKR-S convertible and Audi RS4 Avant.
Top news billing belongs to the new Nissan Qashqai, which is revealed for the first time and in which Autocar has had an exclusive early test drive. We also reveal Nissan's new baby sports car, the electric powered Nissan BladeGlider, which promises to take the Deltawing race car technology on to the public roads.