Autocar 9 October
Jaguar's new model blitz is set to hit unprecedented levels over the next five years, and this week's Autocar magazine has the lowdown on the four key cars that are set to transform the company's fortunes - and on which its future depends.
The six-page special outlines the firm's BMW 3-series rival and the coupé, estate and baby SUV that will follow on from it. We also reveal the plans for the larger Range Rover Evoque 'XL' that will sit on the same platform, and talk to former Jaguar boss Adrian Hallmark about the firm's ambitious plans.
Also significant is our first opportunity to ride in the new Porsche Macan. Embargo restrictions mean we can't give any details away regarding the Range Rover Evoque rival, but with the car set to be the biggest-selling Porsche in the future anticipation is high.
Other news exclusives include the details of a design competition being held by Fiat in London to design the next-generation Fiat 500 and Panda, the inside line on new regulations that could lead to the end of diesel in Europe, first images of the new Caterham rival being designed by Zenos and the latest on the new large saloon and SUV being created by European-bound Chinese car maker Qoros. We also give the full lowdown on the autonomous Nissan Leaf project.
Aston Martin also features heavily, both for a review of the impressive new Vantage V12 S, details of which are under embargo until tomorrow, and for axing the Aston Martin Cygnet from its model line-up. Andrew Frankel writes the farewell piece - and even if he can't bring himself to contemplate owning one, he at least finds himself surprisingly charmed by it.
The full Autocar road test pours over the merits of the new Nissan Note, which proves encouragingly decent. Other first drive reviews incude a UK test of the Jaguar XJR, plus the new SsangYong Korando, Subaru Outback, Dacia Logan MCV, Skoda Rapid Spaceback and Vauxhall Insignia.
We also have an exclusive interview with Caterham boss Tony Fernandes, who reveals his expansion plans for the firm, and insight into the new Castle three-wheeler, which its makers are hoping to fund via an innovative crowd-sourced project.
Long-term test fleet updates include a sad farewell to our Range Rover Evoque, plus updates on the Renault Twizy, Volkswagen CC, used Land Rover Defender and Mazda MX-5.
James Ruppert leads our used car section off with an overview of the finest deals he has found from across the full spectrum of affordable motors, and we have a three-page buying guide on the E39 BMW 5-series, while Lewis Kingston asks if you should spend £20,000 on a new Renaultsport Clio or used Alpine A310.
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