Cover stars include first official pics and details of the all-new Range Rover, plus our first drive of Alpina's new 186mph B3
Jim Holder
14 August 2012

This week's Autocar magazine is headlined by the first official pics and details of the all-new Range Rover. Because of embargos, we can't tell you much more, but we already know that the new luxury SUV promises a radical weight reduction, more kit and better handling than its predecessor.

Also on this week's front cover is our first drive of the "brilliant" Alpina B3. The 186mph super-saloon is £50k cheaper than an M3 GTS and easier to use on the road.

Back to our news section and you'll find details of Vauxhall's new Corsa model. The three-door car will feature a more daring design than the five-door with inspiration drawn from the Astra coupe. We've also got all the latest spy images from around the world, including new shots of the new Alpina B3 Biturbo, plus our latest images of the revamped Citroen C4 Picasso for 2013.

Look to our features section and Steve Sutcliffe talks us through a week of McLaren MP4-12C 'ownership', including what the supercar is like as a daily driver. 

And following on from this week's Range Rover theme, we explore four generations of the world's best 4x4 in our seven-page feature; Steve Cropley looks back at the evolution of the iconic 4x4 over the last 42 years.

Alongside our drive of the Alpina, we've also given our verdicts on the Volkswagen Golf GTi cabriolet, Lexus RX450h F Sport, Bowler EXR S and intoxicating Westfield Sport Turbo 3.

Meanwhile, we've given the Volvo V40 our full road test treatment and we say farewell to our Jaguar XF long-term test car.

Further fleet updates include reports on our Vauxhall Astra VXR, Ford Focus 1.0 T, Alpina D5 Biturbo and Honda Civic.

As ever, the magazine is available from all good newsagents or can be downloaded from Zinio or the Apple iTunes store.

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