Recent articles by 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 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

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 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.

AE Opinion Peugeot Citroen

"PSA is definitely back in the race"

29 Apr, 2015

Managing multiple brands can be tricky, but PSA is doing fine says editor-in-chief Steve Fowler


"It's difficult for car makers not to listen to over 61,000 of you"

22 Apr, 2015

Cars are better than ever but there’s room for improvement, says editor-in-chief Steve Fowler

Citroen Aircross concept car in Shanghai

Best cars at the Shanghai Motor Show 2015

21 Apr, 2015

Here are our editor's picks of the best cars on display at the Shanghai Motor Show this year

Skoda Citigo Sport front corner
In-depth reviews

Skoda Citigo review

Crowned the Auto Express Best City Car of 2013, the Skoda Citigo is as spacious as the VW up! - and cheaper

Peugeot 308 R HYbrid in Shanghai

Shock 493bhp Peugeot 308 R HYbrid set to get the green light

21 Apr, 2015

Peugeot 308 R HYbrid four-wheel drive hyper hatch could join GT and GTI in 308 line-up

Citroen Cactus front

PSA Peugeot Citroen confirms new small car platform for DS3, 208, 2008, C3 and C4 Cactus

19 Apr, 2015

New compact modular platform co-developed with Chinese partner DongFeng will underpin ten new Peugeot, Citroen and DS cars

DS 5 facelift

DS to build cars from stone

19 Apr, 2015

Boss reveals plans for granite in new upmarket models, plus plug-in hybrids - but no high performance models

Opinion Vauxhall GM

“Vauxhall and GM are giving tech a refreshing human touch”

3 Apr, 2015

Connectivity is a big battleground for car makers these days, says Steve Fowler. GM claims to be at the forefront with new OnStar system

McLaren Sport Series (P13) spy shots - rear

McLaren 570S GT to join Sports Series line-up

2 Apr, 2015

Fastback spied testing, due to arrive in 2016. 570S Spider coming in 2017

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