Recent articles by Steve Fowler

Opinion Audi

“Is Audi about to become the ultimate driving machine?”

29 Jul, 2015

It’s a bit early to say new Audis are world-beaters, but big steps are being made in the right direction, says Steve Fowler

Tesla Model 3 - front 2

Tesla Model 3 to debut in March 2016

23 Jul, 2015

Tesla's all-electric BMW 3 Series rival could be at next year’s Geneva Motor Show

2015 Skoda Octavia - front driving
In-depth reviews

Skoda Octavia review

The Skoda Octavia is a subtle alternative to the Volkswagen Golf that offers more space and better value

Opinion Fiat Abarth

“Abarth adds spice to fast Fiats, but what about other models?”

22 Jul, 2015

The 124 Spider proves Fiat has a heart, but Steve Fowler wants to see more that the brand could offer to mainstream buyers

Tesla Model X front side

Upcoming Tesla Model X set to be world's fastest SUV

17 Jul, 2015

90kWh battery pack set to get new Tesla Model X SUV from 0-60mph in around 3.3 seconds

Tesla Model S EV front action

New Tesla Model S Ludicrous Mode is “faster than falling”

17 Jul, 2015

Elon Musk announces Ludicrous mode for Tesla Model S, plus new entry-level car

Opinion Mercedes tech

“Step forward Mercedes - still first when it comes to new tech”

15 Jul, 2015

It’s fascinating to witness the car tech race that’s happening, says Steve Fowler - both for the driver and who’s getting there first

Opinion car design

“We’d like to see cars designed by designers, not accountants”

8 Jul, 2015

Conservatism seems to be the name of the car design game lately, says Steve Fowler - but we want to see bolder designs

Opinion awards

“Our winners highlight the pace of progress in the car business”

1 Jul, 2015

The Auto Express New Car Awards have highlighted just how impressive new cars are and how fast-paced the car industry is, says Steve Fowler

Peugeot 308 R HYbrid in Shanghai

493bhp Peugeot 308 R-Hybrid readying for production

1 Jul, 2015

Peugeot all but confirms 308 R-Hybrid will enter production, as boss tweets spy pictures of 308 R-Hybrid out testing

Formula E cars Westminster

Renault's F1 future in doubt as it ups Formula E investment

28 Jun, 2015

Renault boss Carlos Ghosn says Formula E is a big part of the brand's motorsport plans but Formula One future is unclear

Nissan Leaf front

Nissan Leaf to increase range up to 250-miles

26 Jun, 2015

Nissan is set to offer a choice of Leafs with different batteries increasing the electric car's range up to the 250-mile mark

BMW 220d Convertible front
In-depth reviews

BMW 2 Series Convertible review

BMW 2 Series convertible replaces the old 1 Series soft-top with more pace, efficiency and a big injection of style, too

Baby Jaguar F-Pace front

Baby Jaguar F-Pace to join Jag's growing SUV family

19 Jun, 2015

Jaguar is planning a new SUV family including a compact models to slot in below the F-Pace

Brit list 2015 opinion

"Our 2015 Brit List highlights the incredible talent from the UK"

17 Jun, 2015

Editor Steve Fowler explains the thinking behind the 2015 Brit List which honours the UK's leading car industry executives

Volvo XC90 front
In-depth reviews

Volvo XC90 review

New Volvo XC90 is one of the best SUVs you can buy, with quality, efficiency, space, comfort and, of course, safety

Opinion London Motor Show

“The UK deserves a great car show - and now it’s got one”

10 Jun, 2015

The London Motor Show will be a showcase for all that’s great about the British car industry, says Steve Fowler

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 feature - New York event

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6: taking on the world

5 Jun, 2015

We follow Bentley’s new sports car across the globe as the British brand builds a case for putting it into production

Opinion Volvo XC90 vs Land Rover Discovery

“The mark of a great car is the quality of those it has to beat”

27 May, 2015

If the new XC90 can beat the brilliant Land Rover Discovery, then Volvo’s latest SUV is a very special car indeed, says Steve Fowler

Nissan Qashqai 2014 front
In-depth reviews

Nissan Qashqai review

The Nissan Qashqai is British-built and comfortably the country’s favourite crossover SUV - what’s not to like?

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