This week in Autocar magazine: Land Rover's new product blitz revealed; Mercedes A45 AMG set for Geneva debut; Vauxhall Adam and Mercedes SLS GT driven; full road test for the new Mercedes A-class
Jim Holder
6 November 2012

This week’s issue of Autocar magazine lifts the lid on Land Rover’s biggest ever product offensive. We reveal every new model the brand will launch between now and 2020.

We also give the full details on the forthcoming Mercedes A45 AMG, and how Fiat’s next hatchback is key to the firm’s future. Plus, we tell how Subaru is readying a hotter BRZ coupe.

This week’s issue also carries our first drive of the all-new Vauxhall Adam. It is stylish, for sure, but can it rival the very best the city car class has to offer? At the opposite end of the scale, we find out if the Mercedes SLS GT has the poise to make the most of its extra power.

The third-generation Mercedes A-class is the subject of our full road test, where we discover that it might be fun to drive, but it’s not so much fun to own. Read the story to find the reasons why.

In our features section we pitch the Mercedes E300 Hybrid against its most frugal executive car rivals and we take the incredible Vauxhall Maloo pick-up hillclimbing.

We also say goodbye to the Lexus CT200h and deliver an update on our two-cylinder Fiat Panda.

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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Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Can the latest Mercedes A-Class's slick conformity outweigh the old model's originality?

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6 November 2012

Bet the new issue will be like a copy of Razzle to Steve Cropey with all those Range/Land Rovers to read about.

Can your GP prescribe anything for range anxiety?

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