Autocar 5 March
The Geneva motor show dominates this week’s Autocar magazine, with the Audi TT taking centre stage in the jam-packed issue, alongside other headline unveilings including the Honda Civic Type R, Volvo Concept Estate, Lamborghini Huracán, Jeep Renegade, Skoda VisionC and Volkswagen T-Roc.
But while the issue is a feast for lovers of new cars, there’s plenty more to entertain, with the Volvo S60 D4 earning huge plaudits in our eight-page road test, both for its ground-breaking four-pot diesel motor and its general road manners.
Other first drives include the remarkable GMR 600 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, which uses a supercharger to develop V12 power from the V8, plus the BMW 220d, Fiat 500 TwinAir, BMW M235i, Honda Civic Tourer, Fiat 500 L and non-turbo Ford Fiesta 1.0 Zetec.
The features section stars an unlikely gathering of cars about to go off sale - the Nissan Qashqai, Mini, Mercedes C-class, Ford Mondeo and Volvo XC90 - and a road trip to Land's End to discuss their various merits as their time in new car showrooms comes to an end.
At the other end of the rarified scale Andrew Frankel samples the £650,000 Eagle Low Drag Coupé, pronouncing it possibly the best Jaguar money can buy, and Steve Cropley meets Ford’s new head of design, Moray Callum.
James Ruppert ponders buying modern interpretations of old classics, such as the VW Beetle, Chrysler PT Cruiser and Daihatsu Copen, in his used car column, while our used buying guide tackles the enticing prospect of buying a used Audi A3 from just £2000.