Autocar magazine 20 December: double issue on sale now


This week in our second double issue…

The second of our chunky December double issues is packed with page-turning features and exclusive news scoops

Merry Christmas from the Autocar team! This week, grab a copy to find another full-fat 132-page double issue, complete with our annual road test yearbook, a test of the BMW i5 against its closest rivals, and a scoop on the Lamborghini Huracan’s successor.


The successor to the Lamborghini Huracán will be revealed in the coming months as the final entrant into the Italian firm’s all-electrified model line-up – we have all you need to know. 

We also deliver the lowdown on MG’s plans to totally refresh its entire line-up in 2024, ahead of its move to launch a new electric SUV.

Meanwhile, over at Rimac, the firm is set to show a highly autonomous ‘robotaxi’ in early 2024, and plans for it to be in commercial operation by 2026. And the Croatian brand doesn’t stop there – its next supercar could ditch battery-power for diesel. 

We also take a dive into the business side of the industry, counting the manufacturers that have won or lost. This was another challenging year, but which fared best? 


The Lexus LBX has arrived as amid Toyota’s hopes it will boost sales for its luxury arm. Can this plush take on the Yaris Cross indeed prove a ‘breakthrough crossover’? We find out…

The McLaren 750S is a dazzling evolution of the already magical 720S, but so far we’ve only tested it on a warm track. So how does it fare on frosty British lanes?

The Land Rover Defender’s extremes of size and propulsion are combined to create the monstrous 130 V8 – is it just as good as it is silly?

The head-turning Kia EV9 is a generously-propotioned flagship for the South Korean company, but how does it tackle freezing Scottish countryside? Matt Prior finds out.


Almost £4 million worth of cars road tested, hundreds more reviewed, news scoops, landmark moments, the first true driver’s EV and a shock Lambo win. Take a look at all of this year’s highlights in our 2023 road test yearbook. 

The executive super-saloon market is fast evolving as BMW and Mercedes set their sights on the Tesla Model S with the i5 and EQE. But do these new EVs pack the driver appeal of their ICE alternatives?

Autocar is as much about news as it is about cars, so what better way to celebrate the car industry’s propelling to the top of the 2023 news agenda than look at the year’s best moments. Our news editor Felix Page explores.

As is the way with the last issue of the year, it’s time for our staffers to pick their favourite cars of 2023 – from the Prodrive P25 to the BMW M340i, they count their winners.

Autocar magazine appears each week as if by magic, but behind the scenes lies a hidden production line of activity. Charlie Martin explains how we do it…


Matt Prior looks at the trials and tribulations of drivers passing through Rufford Ford, the derisory comments of absent-minded politicians, his thoughts on lane closures, and why he is such a huge fan of the straight-six engine.

Steve Cropley tells us why he loves the Tesla Cybertruck, is surprised at the popularity among the Japanese of his A110 breakdown, and praises one of Britain’s truest heroes of motoring.


Would you give the Ford Galaxy a second chance? John Evans thinks you should…

Source: Autocar

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