Along the way Steve Sutcliffe drives a one-off Aston Martin Shooting Brake, built by Bertone for a wealthy customer, we sample the intriguing but not sold in the UK BMW M135i xDrive and test a base model of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The new Subaru Forester is the subject of our eight-page road test. Steve Cropley also takes an exclusive drive in the new Tesla Model S, seeing if the 5-series rival can take him to Paris and back in comfort on just a single charge.
Leading the news agenda is the new BMW X5, which is capable of 50mpg or 0-62mph in 5.0sec despite weighing in at two-tonnes. We also reveal the latest on the next Renault Twingo, show the heavily modified Nissan Micra and unveil plans for the Maserati Levante SUV. Julian Rendell, meanwhile, evaluates the sat-nav’s fight back against the influx of smartphone apps.