This week: Jaguar Land Rover’s model blitz, Renault Mégane RS vs Honda Civic Type R, a day in the life of an EV charger

In this week’s Autocar, we reveal Jaguar Land Rover’s major plans to refresh its entire range between now and 2025, as it bids to mount an even bigger charge on the fast-growing global SUV market.

Plus, we pit Renault Sport’s new hot Mégane against the hot hatch of the moment, the Honda Civic Type R, to see if Dieppe’s engineers have dethroned our long-standing champion.

There’s also more technical specifications on McLaren’s uber-focused 600LT, inside info on the importance of Volkswagen R’s division and a day out to an EV charging station…

Also in this issue

Volkswagen’s T-Cross is not due on roads until spring 2019, but we’ve had a go in a prototype to give you some early impressions of this Polo-based SUV.

There are drives in the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupé and Hyundai Santa Fe, plus the Audi A7 Sportback is subjected to a full Autocar road test.

McLaren also reveals how it has built a successful road car company so quickly, and we speak to racing legend Kenny Bräck, who is the Woking brand’s new chief test driver.

Our cars

It’s been a year since we welcomed our Skoda Kodiaq onto the fleet. Will it be missed?

Our BMW M5 crosses the Channel and heads to Le Mans, where its continental cruising ability will be put to the test.

It might be our pick of the hot hatches, but not everyone’s convinced by the Honda Civic Type R. Will a two-day stint behind the wheel change the opinion of its last doubter?

Deals

Our used car expert has advice for those putting their car up for its first MOT.

Plus, we’ve been drooling over used Jaguar XJRs, which can be had for less than £5k.

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5 April 2018

As usual, this week's edition (dated 04APR2018), is a very good read, and well worth the investment. The road test of the eighth generation of Roll-Royce Phantom - with its "mahogany panelling" - illustrates that moneyed wealth, should NOT be confused with good-taste!

The sales pitch for next week's issue (to be dated 11APR2018), whets our appetite with the Used Buying Guide  . . .  "Mercedes-Benz CLS. Can't afford the new one? Then read our guide to Merc's original style icon".

The original CLS certainly was a style icon, with all the svelte elegance of a Parisian - or Italian - chic designer item.

That streamlined elegance was lost when the original's "facelift" incorporated the bluff, Teutonic, more upright, corporate Mercedes radiator grill.

The new, current, incarnation of the CLS (page 29, of this week's magazine), shares all the style, delicacy, and substantial "presence" of a rugby prop forward!  It is not a case of "Can not  AFFORD  the new CLS?".  More a question of why would anyone wish to purchase such a vulgar and brutish vehicle?

It is (again) a reminder that the ownership of wealth, is NOT the same as the possession of good taste.

RCT(V)

 

 

 

 

24 June 2018

What an amazing one auto car magazine and different people are reading the magazine of auto car. I'm preferring to top essay writing service to gain the knowledge of all auto shows and also attend many auto shows last five years. Young generation is love of the racing cars.

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