Recent articles by Steve Fowler

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?

Opinion Ford Vignale

“History doesn’t bode well for Ford's Vignale luxury brand"

20 May, 2015

Steve Fowler questions whether Ford dealers can adapt to the needs of premium car buyers with the upmarket Vignale sub-brand


"How a car drives could get less important"

13 May, 2015

Audi chairman Rupert Stadler hints at a future where autonomous driving and in-car tech takes priority over driving dynamics

Audi Le Mans car

Audi in F1? The latest from Audi and Red Bull

11 May, 2015

Could an Audi Formula One car be imminent? Audi chairman drops hints in exclusive chat as Red Bull courts the German marque

Audi Q1

Audi range to be dominated by sexy SUVs by 2020

8 May, 2015

Rupert Stadler says 40-45% of all Audis will be SUVs in next five years with tech and sexy styling key to brand’s future

Bentley Mulsanne Speed - front tracking
Road tests

Bentley Mulsanne Speed review

8 May, 2015

Power upgrade has done the impossible and made the Mulsanne better than ever

Opinion UK test

“The UK’s a great place to build cars… and to test them, too”

6 May, 2015

Forget about the Nurburgring, says Steve Fowler; the UK is where manufacturers can really tell if a car will work in the real world

Vauxhall Astra prototype - on the road
Road tests

New Vauxhall Astra 2015 prototype review

6 May, 2015

We get to grips with the new Vauxhall Astra in pre-production form ahead of its launch later in 2015


Vauxhall Astra GSi set to rival Focus ST before full-on Astra VXR arrives

6 May, 2015

Vauxhall may revive the Astra GSi hot hatch brand to sit below the hardcore, Focus RS rivalling, VXR version.

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