New York motor show latest; production-spec Peugeot 208 GTI driven; Renault Zoe: first verdict; goodbye to our Subaru XV
Jim Holder
26 March 2013

With the New York motor show kicking off on Wednesday morning, many of the cover stars of this week'’s Autocar magazine remain under embargo. Suffice to say that should only heighten your expectations for an action-packed issue full of the first pictures and full stories on many new cars.

The first drive of the production-specification Peugeot 208 GTI leads our first drive section, with the all-new hot hatch vying for attention alongside the Ford Fiesta ST and Renault Clio RS 200. At the other end of the emissions scale, but no less impressive, is our first verdict on the Renault Zoe electric car. The full eight-page road test pores over every detail of the new Mitsubishi Outlander.

Just as with our news section, the features section is subject to several manufacturer embargoes. As well as two world exclusive, in-depth looks at two– secret –new British-built cars, Steve Cropley pays a visit to the Motor Museum at Gaydon, unearthing some of its many highlights, and Mark Tisshaw spends the day as a Green Flag patrolman out on the UK's roads.

Our used car content stars a comprehensive buying guide to the BMW M5, now a surprisingly affordable option for thrill seekers, while James Ruppert casts his off-beat eye over cheap classic cars. We also ask which car you’'d buy with a £29,000 budget: a new Vauxhall Cascada or a used Audi S5?

Our long-term test fleet updates include bidding farewell to the rugged but imperfect Subaru XV, and updates on the Jaguar XK R-S, Volvo V40, Ford Focus and Ruppert's Shed Seven — his veteran BMW 728i.

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