This week's issue of Autocar magazine, dated 3 September 2014, features all the details of Land Rover Freelander Mk3. Or, as it will be known from now on, the Discovery Sport.
The Discovery Sport — deliveries of which are due to begin in January — has been comprehensively redesigned and lengthened compared with the Freelander, with new rear suspension and a ‘five-plus-two’ seating format.
We've also got a comparison of existing seven-seat people movers. Can the new Nissan X-Trail win favour over conventional MPVs and rival crossovers as a means of seating seven in comfort and style? Nic Cackett referees.
Also in the magazine, Hilton Holloway jumps aboard the new Renault Twingo for our first drive in of this eagerly awaited new city car. Does the rear-drive layout and clever packaging make as much sense in reality as it does in theory?
Another key test is of the BMW M4 Convertible. Richard Bremner is our man behind the wheel of the open-top M4, a convertible whose manners have clearly been tamed for ambitiously rapid high-speed cruising.