Recent articles by Steve Fowler

Volvo XC90 long term - second report header
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Volvo XC90

5 May, 2016

Second report: Autonomous technology is making our Car of the Year a dream for commuting

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

Jaguar XF Sportbrake - front (watermarked)
News

Plans for Jaguar XF Sportbrake revealed

4 May, 2016

Jaguar XF Sportbrake estate will be unveiled next year, and will be joined by extreme SVR version to rival the Audi RS6

Steve Opinion - Geely
Opinion

"The Chinese are coming - and very exciting it is too"

4 May, 2016

Steve Fowler's been in China, and has found himself impressed by the Far Eastern companies' products

Jaguar XF long wheelbase - Beijing Show - front
News

China-only Jaguar XF L unveiled at Beijing Motor Show

26 Apr, 2016

Long wheelbase Jaguar XF makes Beijing debut but it won't get a UK release any time soon

Bentley Bentayga luxury SUV front tracking
News

Bentley Bentayga Speed performance models on the way

26 Apr, 2016

Demand for the luxury SUV means the range is likely to include faster Bentayga Speed models in future

LeEco LeSEE - front
News

Chinese giant behind LeEco LeSee Tesla rival working with Aston Martin

26 Apr, 2016

Collaboration between LeEco and Aston Martin will work on new electric cars and in-car gadgets

Emgrand GS rear
News

Geely set to launch SUV in the UK within two years

26 Apr, 2016

Chinese car maker Geely will launch a European designed, Chinese built SUV model in 2017

Driver Power 2016
News

Electric cars dominate Driver Power 2016, the UK’s biggest car satisfaction survey

20 Apr, 2016

Tesla Model S tops Driver Power 2016 with highest-ever satisfaction rating, with Renault ZOE in second and four hybrids in the top ten

Opinion

'Your views provide real insight for buyers and car makers'

20 Apr, 2016

There's nothing more valuable to car makers than knowing what you really think, whether they like it or not, says Steve Fowler

Opinion

'Formula One is fast becoming a farce which is best ignored'

13 Apr, 2016

Steve Fowler's love affair with F1 is almost over, as he resorts to wishful thinking in order to keep the flame alive

Jaguar XF 2.0d 2016 - front tracking
Road tests

Jaguar XF 2.0D diesel 2016 review

8 Apr, 2016

Jaguar's XF is setting a high standard in the executive saloon class, even in economical 2.0d guise

Porsche Cayman GT4 UK review - front
News

'Speculator' Porsche Cayman GT4s removed from official website

7 Apr, 2016

After being accused of colluding with speculators, Porsche dealers remove cars advertised at well over list price from the website

Opinion

"Could Mazda's World Car of the Year win be the start of something big?"

30 Mar, 2016

Mazda stole the show at the awards ceremony - one that's usually dominated by German brands, says Steve Fowler

Kia Niro 2016 review - crop front tracking
Road tests

Kia Niro hybrid SUV 2016 review

29 Mar, 2016

We hit the road in the Kia Niro hybrid crossover to see if the Toyota Prius should be worried

Mazda MX-5 RF - front show
News

New Mazda MX-5 RF hard top raises the roof in New York

24 Mar, 2016

Stunning new Mazda MX-5 RF with electrically-folding roof panel revealed at New York Motor Show 2016

Mazda CX-3 - front cornering
News

No need for hybrids with 20-30% improvements in Mazda mpg

24 Mar, 2016

Mazda models will increase fuel efficiency by up to 30% by 2020

BMW X7 4x4 exclusive picture
News

Giant new BMW X7 luxury SUV due in 2018

24 Mar, 2016

New BMW X7 SUV is "well through development phases", with even more luxurious model planned later in its life

Mazda CX-9 2016 - new york front quarter
News

Mazda CX-9 could be coming to Europe

24 Mar, 2016

Big seven-seat Mazda CX-9 SUV ‘a possibility’ in Europe but would need diesel engine

Nissan Qashqai 2014 front
In-depth reviews

Nissan Qashqai review

The best-selling Nissan Qashqai started the crossover craze - we review Britain's favourite SUV

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