This week: we've got the low-down on the next BMW M3, we pit the Range Rover against the humble Suzuki Jimny, and find out how to get the best Vauxhall VX220 for £7000
Jimi Beckwith
15 November 2017

This week’s issue of Autocar has something of an icon on the cover, in its next generation - the BMW M3. The next version is going to be manual, rear-wheel drive and internal combustion engined. 

In other news, we've scooped details of the Mercedes-AMG GT; it's going hybrid. PSA has revealed its plan for Opel and Vauxhall, and Lamborghini has revealed the Terzo Millennio concept. 

Has Tesla bitten off more than it can chew with production of the Model 3? There's trouble at the groundbreaking EV-maker, and we've taken an in-depth look. 

Also in this issue

Got a spare £50 at the end of each week? You could have a Ford Focus RS, or a BMW 1 Series, or even a Range Rover Velar. Read more in our Best Cars for £50 per week feature in this week's magazine. 

We've also taken a drive of some very special sporty kei cars through Tokyo, had a talk with Seat boss Luca De Meo, and pitched the Range Rover against the Suzuki Jimny. Off road. 

Small SUVs are everywhere, and Seat's latest - the Arona - is our main road test of the week. Read the full verdict on what could well be Martorell's next top model. 

Our cars

Some goodbyes are far harder than others - it's time for our Aston Martin Vanquish S to bow out. We compare our Porsche 911 Carrera S to its forefathers, and explore the driving modes of the BMW 520d


James Ruppert takes us through an app which can read if your car has been tampered with, while our past master this week is the TVR 280S. Fancy something that's light on the road as well as light on your wallet? Our used buying guide on the Vauxhall VX220 will be right up your street.

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Our Verdict

Seat Arona

Seat is on a roll but can the Arona, its new junior SUV, cut it in such an ultra-competitive class?

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Driven this week

  • Jaguar E-Pace P300
    First Drive
    19 November 2017
    Jaguar’s second SUV faces up to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. Tough task, so is the E-Pace up to it?
  • Jaguar E-Pace D180
    First Drive
    19 November 2017
    Not the driver’s car many would hope from any car wearing the Jaguar badge, but the E-Pace is an attractive and interesting addition to the compact premium SUV ranks
  • Subaru Impreza
    First Drive
    17 November 2017
    The fifth-generation Subaru Impreza is much improved from top to bottom, but a poor engine and gearbox keep it trailing in this competitive class
  • Ford Fiesta Vignale
    First Drive
    17 November 2017
    We get a first taste of Ford’s poshest Fiesta in turbocharged diesel form
  • Seat Arona
    Car review
    17 November 2017
    Seat is on a roll but can the Arona, its new junior SUV, cut it in such an ultra-competitive class?