Recent articles by Tom Philips

Nissan Note 2014 action
Road tests

Nissan Note 2014 review

28 Mar, 2014

Has Nissan captured the spirit of the original Note with this all new model?

Mazda Hazumi concept

Next-gen petrol engines to make Mazdas as clean as electric cars

20 Mar, 2014

High-tech Mazda petrol engines to offer CO2 emissions that equal well to wheel emissions of today’s EVs


New Mazda 2 price, release date and rumours

12 Mar, 2014

Mazda Hazumi concept previews next Mazda 2 - but the car hasn't been announced yet. Here's what we know

Mercedes C-Class 2014 front - non-UK model
In-depth reviews

Mercedes C-Class review

All-new Mercedes C-Class goes posher than ever before as it bids to topple BMW 3 Series

MINI Cooper S 2014
Road tests

MINI Cooper S automatic 2014 review

7 Feb, 2014

MINI's Cooper S hot hatch offers major improvements for a modest price increase over the old car

VW Beetle Dune at Detroit motor show

VW Beetle Dune concept hotfoots it into Detroit 2014

13 Jan, 2014

Volkswagen’s Beetle Dune concept brings the dune buggy formula bang up to date at the Detroit Motor Show 2014.

Mercedes-Benz S600 at Detroit Motor Show 2014

Mercedes S600 revealed in Detroit with big bi-turbo V12

13 Jan, 2014

Flagship Mercedes-Benz S-Class saloon gets 523bhp bi-turbo V12, revealed at the Detroit Motor Show 2014


Hyundai launches N high-performance sub-brand

10 Dec, 2013

New N brand to use knowledge gained from Hyundai i20 WRC project

Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV concept
Road tests

Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept review

22 Sep, 2013

We get behind the wheel of the Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV concept, which previews the next Tiguan

Road tests

Audi A3 Saloon review

19 Sep, 2013

We drive the entry-level 2.0-litre TDI version of the Audi A3 Saloon

Road tests

Audi S3 review

18 Sep, 2013

We road test the entry-level manual version of the new Audi hot hatch

Road tests

Vauxhall Insignia 2014 review

16 Sep, 2013

Vauxhall is aiming to breathe new life into its workaday hatch. We see if its efforts are a success


New NSX to target Audi R8

10 Sep, 2013

Honda benchmarks everyday usability of Porsche 911 and Audi R8 with performance of Ferrari 458 Italia

Honda NSX concept front side

Honda to use McLaren expertise with NSX development

10 Sep, 2013

New Honda NSX to offer 911 usability with performance of Ferrari 458 Italia

Mazda MX-5

Five new Mazda models by 2016

10 Sep, 2013

New Mazda2 and MX-5 two of five models to be launched by Mazda in the next three years

VW Golf Plus

Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan

10 Sep, 2013

Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan concept revealed, production model to ditch Golf Plus name

2014 Land Rover Discovery facelift

2014 Land Rover Discovery facelift revealed

3 Sep, 2013

The newly facelifted Land Rover Discovery will make its debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S at Paris

Porsche 911 Carrera 4

27 Sep, 2012

Porsche has unveiled its new four-wheel-drive 911 Carrera 4 and 4S at the Paris Motor Show

Renault Twingo Bizu static
Road tests

Renault Twingo Bizu

2 Mar, 2011

Renault's special cut-price edition of tiny city car offers superb value, and we test it out on city roads to discover what it's like to drive

Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin unveils new Virage

23 Feb, 2011

Aston launches the Virage at the Geneva motor show, powered by the familiar 6.0-litre V12, it sits below the DBS in the range.

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