Recent articles by Graham Hope

Ford Mondeo long-termer - Graham in Scotland
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Ford Mondeo

14 Jul, 2015

Second report: Big hatch proves a mixed bag on trip to Scotland

Police Scotland drink-driving feature - breathalyser

What is the drink-drive limit? Should it be lowered?

7 Jul, 2015

Seven months after Scotland introduced lower drink-driving limits, we find out the effect it’s had on road safety

SEAT 20V20 drive front

SEAT hybrids on the road by 2020

1 Jul, 2015

SEAT will offer plug-in hybrid versions of its cars by 2020 according to chairman Jürgen Stackmann


New Fiat 124 Spider: first spy shots

25 Jun, 2015

Fiat's new Mazda MX-5 based 124 Spider has been spotted in heavy disguise for the first time, expected to arrive in 2016


"The Land Rover Defender is undoubtedly unforgettable"

25 Jun, 2015

Two recent manufacturing milestones got deputy editor Graham Hope thinking about the most memorable motors

Skoda large 7-seat SUV spy shots action

Skoda's large SUV spied testing again

3 Jun, 2015

Latest spy shots show Skoda's new seven-seat SUV testing ahead of late 2016 arrival

Road rules opinion

"It’s time for the rules of the road to catch up with our hi-tech cars"

3 Jun, 2015

The pace of change in the car industry hasn’t been matched by development elsewhere, says deputy editor Graham Hope

Kia Rio 2015 front
In-depth reviews

Kia Rio review

The Rio offers space, value, quality and Kia's trademark seven year warranty, but isn't quite the class leader

Skoda Funstar - static

Unique Skoda Fabia Funstar pick-up revealed

28 Apr, 2015

The Worthersee tuning festival in Austria will host a special guest - this funky Skoda Fabia pick-up

distracted driver

Next Government urged to issue guidelines on in-car tech safety

22 Apr, 2015

Fears about distracting in-car tech mean the IAM is calling for official action

Volvo XC90 hybrid plug-in

Volvo eyes hybrid expansion

14 Apr, 2015

Surprised at the interest in its new plug-in XC90, Volvo could roll out more hybrids than planned

Election OPINION

"Let’s not forget it’s a key time for the car industry"

8 Apr, 2015

A critical Election is looming - deputy editor Graham Hope asks who is on the side of the motorist

Skoda Superb Estate - long-termer
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Skoda Superb Estate

26 Mar, 2015

Final report: Launch of new model means some top deals on our car

Skoda Roomster

Next Skoda Roomster will be based on new VW Caddy

9 Mar, 2015

An updated version of the Skoda Roomster is set for a launch next year, with van underpinnings

Citroen C4 Cactus

Citroen C4 Cactus named Carbuyer Car of the Year

9 Mar, 2015

Our sister title honours crossover for its value, low costs and practicality

Smart ForFour front

Smart to stay competitive with in-car tech updates

4 Mar, 2015

Smart aims to stay ahead of rivals with new “facelift by download” concept through smartphone app

Dacia Duster at Geneva 2015

New engine for the new 2016 Dacia Duster

3 Mar, 2015

A new 123bhp, 1.2-litre petrol engine will power the new Dacia Duster 4x4 when it arrives in 2016

Mercedes V-ision-e concept front

Mercedes V-ision-e concept previews V-Class plug-in hybrid

3 Mar, 2015

New V-ision-e concept at the Geneva Motor Show looks ahead to efficient Mercedes V-Class plug-in

DS 5 facelift

DS 5 facelift makes DS brand’s break from Citroen official

16 Feb, 2015

DS is going it alone and the new facelifted DS 5 is the first car to shed the badge of parent company Citroen

Opinion Mazda MX-5

“There’s a lot that other car firms could learn from Mazda”

6 Feb, 2015

Deputy editor Graham Hope thinks Mazda’s constant search for innovation is paying huge dividends, and that others should take note

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