This week’s issue of Auto Express – out on 20 February 2013 – sees us pit the facelifted Ford Fiesta against two of French carmaker's most recent offerings, the Renault Clio and Peugeot 208. The latter claimed its first road test victory over the old Fiesta last year, so can the revised car reclaim its crown?
Elsewhere, our road test team travelled to icy Wales with a pair of four-wheel-drive supercars, to see if the all-new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S can outpunch the facelifted Audi R8 Coupe.
We’ve also taken to the wheel of the brilliant new Porsche Cayman, super-frugal VW Golf BlueMotion and all-new Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCI. Performance fans will revel in our first drives of the Jaguar XFR-S, Mercedes E63 AMG and 202mph Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible, too.
In news, we’ve got full details of the new Nissan Note, Bentley Flying Spur and Jeep Cherokee, as well as a preview of Volvo’s updated model line-up. We also take a close look at the upcoming Skoda Octavia Estate, next-generation Mazda 3 and Alfa Romeo’s new BMW 5 Series rival.
Our consumer desk has also been hard at work, looking at pricey manufacturer options and their cut-price alternatives. Are factory-fit sat-navs and parking sensor set-ups worth the outlay? Or would you be better off with an aftermarket solution?
All of this is joined by the latest product reviews, long-term reports and letters, as well as sport, Watchdog and buying advice.
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