Recent articles by Mat Watson

Land Rover Defender Islay off-road

Land Rover Defender: still the best at 60?

17 Aug, 2015

To mark the end of the Land Rover Defender, we drove a fleet of all the models on the island where it was conceived

Jaguar F-Type Coupe V6 front
In-depth reviews

Jaguar F-Type Coupe review

The Jaguar F-Type Coupe's breathtaking looks and blistering performance make it an instant classic

Honda Civic Type R vs M3 and RS3

Track Battle: Honda Civic Type R vs BMW M3 and Audi RS3

29 Jul, 2015

The Honda Civic Type R has beaten the hot hatch elite, now it takes on some more serious rivals...

Audi RS4 - front static

New Audi RS4 to get V6 with electric turbo

22 Jul, 2015

Audi hints at 480bhp six-cylinder engine using electric turbo for next RS4, and the R8 could use it too

Audi A4 2015 - sliver front and side angle
In-depth reviews

Audi A4 review

The stylish and well equipped Audi A4 rivals the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class

Audi A4 2015 - Front and side
Road tests

New Audi A4 2015 review

20 Jul, 2015

Audi's new A4 is looking to claim compact exec honours from the 3 Series, C-Class and XE. It might just have done it!

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer front.
In-depth reviews

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer review

The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is the car growing families looking for a premium badge have been waiting for

Lexus NX long-term header
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Lexus NX 300h

6 Jul, 2015

First report: Sharp-suited Lexus NX 300h joins our fleet

Mercedes GLA front
In-depth reviews

Mercedes GLA review

Mercedes GLA compact SUV takes on the BMW X1 and Audi Q3 – but it's much smaller, so can it compete?

i3 header

BMW i3 road trip to Amsterdam: what could possibly go wrong?

18 Jun, 2015

Can you really cross continents in an electric car? And is the infrastructure any better abroad? We went on an epic road trip to find out

Renault Kadjar front
Road tests

Renault Kadjar 4x4 diesel review

14 Jun, 2015

Does the Renault Kadjar crossover make more or less sense with 4x4 underpinnings and a modicum of off-road ability?

New Renault Kadjar 2015 action
Road tests

New Renault Kadjar 2015 review

8 Jun, 2015

Renault Kadjar joins Qashqai and Tiguan in oddly-named crossover segment - but can it outdo rivals?

New Renault Kadjar 2015 front
In-depth reviews

Renault Kadjar review

Crossover Renault Kadjar is the French alternative to the Nissan Qashqai - and it's a great family car

Renault Kadjar crossover front static

Renault Kadjar RS on the horizon

4 Jun, 2015

High-performance Renaultsport Kadjar could be on the way alongside Nissan Qashqai Nismo

BMW i3 header
Long-term tests

BMW i3: long-term test review

2 Jun, 2015

Final report: Love affair is over as our man bids a fond farewell to electric pioneer

BMW M6 Gran Coupe - front driving
In-depth reviews

BMW M6 Gran Coupe review

The four-door BMW M6 Gran Coupe is the most expensive and luxurious car yet from the high-performance 'M' brand

BMW M6 Gran Coupe - front driving
Road tests

New BMW M6 Gran Coupe 2015 review

29 May, 2015

It might not be the best M car out there, but there's no denying the BMW M6 Gran Coupe's huge performance

BMW 640d Coupe
Road tests

BMW 640d Coupe review

29 May, 2015

Styling tweaks inside and out, plus efficiency gains, give BMW's mighty 640d grand tourer a mid-life boost

Audi Q7 - front tracking
Road tests

New Audi Q7 2015 review

14 May, 2015

Familiar looks hide some big improvements in the new Audi Q7 - but avoid the less powerful diesel model

Porsche 911 Turbo S front cornering
In-depth reviews

Porsche 911 review

The long-running Porsche 911 sports car is faster and more comfortable than ever

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