Recent articles by Steve Fowler

BMW 220d Convertible front
Road tests

New BMW 2 Series Convertible 2015 review

27 Feb, 2015

New soft-top offers more fun and a dose of style than the 1 Series Convertible ever had

Volvo XC90 T6 - driving
Road tests

New Volvo XC90 T6 review

22 Feb, 2015

Can T6 four-cylinder petrol power deliver in big Volvo XC90 SUV?

Volvo XC90 D5 2015 - front
Road tests

New Volvo XC90 2015 review

13 Feb, 2015

Volvo's new XC90 SUV was a long time coming but in D5 diesel form it's been well worth the wait

Range Rover Sport - long-term header
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Range Rover Sport

9 Feb, 2015

First report: Gleaming white SUV is as much fun on road as it’s capable off it

SEAT 20V20 Concept - front

SEAT previews its SUV future with 20V20 concept

2 Mar, 2015

Audi Q5-sized 20V20 SUV likely to be third model in SEAT SUV family, after Qashqai and Juke rivals

Range Rover Evoque Cabrio concept - driving

Range Rover Evoque Convertible: pics, video and specs revealed

2 Mar, 2015

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is confirmed for production with similar looks to the 2012 concept car

Rolls-Royce Cullinan - front

Is Rolls-Royce Cullinan a better name than Bentley Bentayga?

27 Feb, 2015

BMW reveals Rolls-Royce Cullinan codename for new luxury SUV and its range positioning

Opinion Apple

Ten reasons why Apple will be worrying car makers to the core

25 Feb, 2015

Amidst rumours of Apple producing its own car, Steve Fowler lists ten reasons why the tech giant should be taken seriously

Opinion Volvo

“At last, a car maker that’s not obsessed with beating BMW”

18 Feb, 2015

After driving the new XC90, Steve Fowler thinks Volvo has come of age with a clear direction for the future

Volvo XC90 Polestar

Volvo XC90 Polestar performance SUV is on the way

13 Feb, 2015

Volvo's Polestar performance arm is already breathing its magic over the new Volvo XC90 SUV

Volvo XC90 2015 - driving
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


"Fiat’s had more false dawns than the England football team"

11 Feb, 2015

We’ve been teased by the prospect of future Fiats before, only to find another 500 variant, says Steve Fowler

Jaguar F-Type R Convertible AWD action
Road tests

Jaguar F-Type R Convertible AWD review

4 Feb, 2015

Four-wheel drive ups performance level of Jaguar F-Type R Convertible

Jaguar F-Type Coupe manual front
Road tests

Jaguar F-Type Coupe manual review

4 Feb, 2015

Manual gearbox added to Jaguar F-Type Coupe by popular demand

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?

Opinion - car production

“UK car production hits a high and is set to grow even more”

30 Jan, 2015

With an election looming, Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler hopes the next government sees the importance of further UK growth and investment

BMW X6 M - front driving
Road tests

BMW X6M review

30 Jan, 2015

SUV meets supercar in stunning new 568bhp M car

BMW 2 Series Convertible - front tracking
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

Jaguar XE 2.0D - cornering
In-depth reviews

Jaguar XE review

Even as a prototype, the new Jaguar XE has the style, price, spec and driver appeal to be a real rival to the 3 Series and C-Class

Jaguar XE 2.0D - front
Road tests

Jaguar XE 2.0d R-Sport 2015 review

28 Jan, 2015

The only verdict you need as we finally get behind the wheel of a Jaguar XE prototype with a 2.0-litre diesel engine

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