Bentley Bentayga revealed; Skoda Superb road test; Bentley Mulsanne Speed versus Tesla Model S
Darren Moss
9 September 2015

This cover of this week's issue of Autocar is crowned by the all-new Bentley Bentayga. It's being heralded as the fastest, most exclusive SUV ever made, and we've got the full scoop on Bentley's first ever SUV model.

The Bentayga is only the first of this week's scoops, however, as we've also got full stories on Honda's Project 2&4, the new Toyota Prius, the Citroën Cactus M, Rolls-Royce's new Dawn and the facelifted Porsche 911.

This week's road test involves the new Skoda Superb. Our early first drives proved how far this latest generation of Superb has come, but has Skoda done enough to outclass rivals from Ford, Volkswagen and Mazda? Our eight-page test answers that question.

Also driven in this issue:

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack - High-riding 4x4 version of the latest Passat Estate promises all-roads capability

BMW 320d M Sport - Is a facelift enough to secure BMW's popular compact executive saloon top billing?

Kia Cee'd 1.6 CRDi - Kia's facelift brings new powertrain options to its popular Ford Focus rival

Skoda Octavia vRS 230 - This special edition of the vRS gets more power and aims to provide more driving enjoyment

Our features section this week showcases a mighty showdown between Bentley's Mulsanne Speed and the Tesla Model S P85D. Bentley's 530bhp performance saloon is loud and luxurious, but Tesla is showing how quiet and sophisticated electric energy can be just as thrilling to drive. Vicky Parrott samples both to determine a winner.

Elsewhere, Hilton Holloway discovers how Rolls-Royce's legendary reputation was won in the 1907 Scottish Reliability Trials, while Steve Cropley meets the company keeping classic British car manufacturing alive in the modern age.

It's another week of comings and goings in the life of our long-term fleet, too, as we bid a sad farewell to our Ferrari FF, and welcome the new Fiat 500X onto our fleet.

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