Recent articles by Mat Watson

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Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Honda Civic Type R

6 Jul, 2016

Third report: extrovert styling of the Honda Civic Type R has polarised the office

Jaguar F-Type Coupe V6 front
In-depth reviews

Jaguar F-Type Coupe review

The Jaguar F-Type Coupe is dripping with desirability, and gives the Porsche 911 a run for its money

Lexus NX long-termer - final report header
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Lexus NX 300h

16 May, 2016

Final report: Lexus NX SUV impressed with its space-age looks, but fell a little short elsewhere

BMW 4 Series 435i Convertible tracking front
In-depth reviews

BMW 4 Series Convertible review

BMW 4 Series Convertible is a great cruiser that looks great and is reasonably efficient

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?

Land Rover Defender Islay off-road

Land Rover Defender: still the best at 60?

29 Jan, 2016

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

Nissan e-NV200 - front
Road tests

Nissan e-NV200 7-seater review

11 Dec, 2015

Verdict on Nissan's electric seven-seat e-NV200 MPV

Toyota autonomous car tech

Toyota's autonomous car tech on test in Tokyo

4 Nov, 2015

Toyota is aiming to build self-driving tech into production cars by 2020. We tried its two latest prototypes in Tokyo...

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Road tests

New Aston Martin DB10 review

23 Oct, 2015

We drive James Bond's car from the new 007 movie Spectre - the Aston Martin DB10

Pick-up drag race

Drag race: Mitsubishi L200 vs VW Amarok vs Toyota HiLux on and off-road!

6 Oct, 2015

We put three of the UK's top pick-up trucks through a speed test on tarmac then go flat out in two of them off-road

Honda Civic Type R track battle

Honda Civic Type R vs CBR1000RR Fireblade SP - car vs bike track battle video

23 Sep, 2015

Which is better: two wheels or four? We invite two of Honda’s fastest pro racers to help us find out...

Mercedes-AMG G63 Edition 463 - front tracking
Road tests

Mercedes-AMG G63 Edition 463 review

18 Sep, 2015

Edition 463 special edition of Merc's G63 SUV gets a power boost and visual tweaks

Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible - front tracking
Road tests

Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible review

8 Sep, 2015

First UK verdict on facelifted Continental GT with 520bhp twin-turbo under the bonnet

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...

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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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