Trust Auto Express: expert reviews, exclusive news, in-depth insight

Auto Express is the UK’s number one car news and reviews title, here’s how we do it…

Auto Express is the UK’s favourite car magazine and website for car buyers, car enthusiasts and car owners.

We have everything you need to research and buy your next car, stay up-to-date with the latest car news from across the automotive world, and take the best care of the car you’ve already got. All of this while saving yourself some money and having some fun at the same time.

Since its launch in 1988, Auto Express has always employed the best, most experienced journalists and testers in the business. This hugely knowledgeable team is here to help you navigate the exciting, innovative, and sometimes confusing, world of cars. 

Across our magazine, website, email newsletters, YouTube channel, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TiKTok accounts, we bring you the breaking news first, provide the verdicts you can trust on every car in the UK and help you out with expert advice on every motoring issue under the sun.

Beyond that, you’ll find the opinions that matter from our world-renowned journalists and leading industry figures. Our exhaustive group tests put the top models of the day head-to-head every week and our in-depth product tests evaluate everything from headlight bulbs to dash cams – all with buyers at the forefront of our decision-making processes. Comprehensive used car buying guides and long-term tests put you in the driving seat with the detailed information to inform your buying decisions and, of course, there’s much, much more besides. 

Why you can trust Auto Express 

In all cases, you can trust the stories and verdicts that we bring you because of our team’s unrivalled knowledge, impartiality, expertise and passion relating to the car industry and its products. We’re constantly out speaking to the right people, testing the latest new cars in real-world conditions and creating the words, pictures and videos that bring it all to life.

Every year the Auto Express website is viewed by over 45 million unique users, while our print magazine sells over 1.8million copies – and our audiences are growing all the time. If you need to buy a car or just love seeing and reading about them, we’re always here to help.

Auto Express: meet the team

Steve Fowler

Editor-in-chief

Our editor-in-chief has been with Auto Express and Carbuyer since 2011, having spent over ten years prior to that editing other major motoring titles. He’s been a motoring journalist for over 20 years, doing everything from inputting car data to road testing. Steve can also often be found on radio and TV talking about cars and motoring issues, and was the only journalist invited to give evidence to the competition commission’s investigation into new car sales and supply. 

John McIlroy

Editor-at-large

John started his working life as a motorsport journalist in 1995, covering major events such as the World Rally Championship. He stepped up to become editor of Autosport in 2003, but a year later switched his focus to writing car news and reviews. John joined Auto Express in 2016.

Richard Ingram

Deputy editor 

Richard has been part of the our team for over a decade. During this time he has covered a huge amount of news and reviews for Auto Express, as well as being the face of Carbuyer and DrivingElectric on Youtube. In his current role as deputy editor, he is now responsible for keeping our content flowing and managing our team of talented writers.

Auto Express: news, reviews and tests

Alex Ingram

Chief reviewer

Alex joined Auto Express in 2018, having previously worked for carwow. After starting as staff writer, his expertise behind the wheel shone and he was promoted to chief reviewer in 2021. He's also an accomplished driver in the virtual world, in fact Alex was crowned the British Gran Turismo champion in 2010 and reached the latter stages of the GT Academy that same year.

Dean Gibson

Senior test editor

An Auto Express stalwart, Dean has been part of the team for over 15 years with roles ranging from deputy road tester to production editor. He currently resides as a senior test editor, but he also loves a van and frequently heads off to drive the latest models.

Paul Adam

Executive editor

Paul was employed across automotive agency and manufacturer-side sectors before joining Auto Express in 2020 as our online reviews editor. After a brief sojourn at a national UK newspaper, Paul returned as executive editor where he now works closely with our commercial partners.

Jordan Katsianis

Senior staff writer

Jordan joined Auto Express after a six-year stint at sister magazine evo, so he's the go-to man when a car is fast, fun and engaging drive. However, he also has a background in car design and sustainability, and is the first point out when the styling is great or...not so great. 

Alastair Crooks

Senior news reporter

As a keen petrolhead who regularly attends car shows and track days, Alastair worked as a car salesman before starting life at Auto Express in 2019. After starting as a content editor, he moved across to the news and reviews team in 2022 and is now our senior news reporter.

Ellis Hyde

News reporter

Ellis’s job is to keep his finger on the pulse of the automotive world, which is no small task. Fortunately, as the winner of the 2022 Newspress Rising Star award and an expert on all things EV, he’s more than up to the challenge.

Mike Rutherford

Chief columnist

Mike has been part of the Auto Express team since its inception in 1988, and is currently the chief columnist. He can also been seen providing expert opinion on the BBC, Sky, LBC, talkRADIO and many, many more national and international platforms.​​​​

Auto Express: consumer

Do you have a car problem? Contact the consumer desk at: mail@autoexpress.co.uk!

Chris Rosamond

Current affairs editor

Kim Adams

Products editor

Kim is our longstanding products guru. Nobody knows more about automotive accessories, tools, car care products and the latest consumer tech for motorists than he does. His back-to-back tests uncover the best buy products in every category, every week.  

Auto Express: production

Andy Pringle

Chief sub-editor

Paul Alton

Sub-editor

Auto Express: digital

Steve Walker

Head of digital content

Steve looks after the day-to-day running of the Auto Express, Evo, Carbuyer and DrivingElectric websites. That means planning new content, growing online traffic and managing the web team. He’s been a motoring journalist and editor for over 20 years contributing to a series of leading automotive titles.

Pete Baiden

Web producer

Pete started his career in journalism by covering sport, but switched to the automotive world in 2015 when he joined Auto Express as web producer. He oversees everything that is published on the website, whether that's news, reviews, features, group tests or videos.

Max Adams

Online reviews editor

Max is in charge of our trusted in-depth reviews on the Auto Express website. He’s been a motoring journalist since 2017 and has written for Autocar, What Car?, PistonHeads, DrivingElectric, Carbuyer, Electrifying, and Good Motoring Magazine.

Shane Wilkinson

Senior content editor

Before joining Auto Express, Shane previously worked as a radio producer and presenter. However, he soon realised that he couldn’t shake his love for all things car-related, so he joined our team in 2021. In his role as senior content editor he is responsible for looking after the day-to-day running of the Auto Express website and social media channels. 

Ryan Birch

Content editor

An enthusiastic petrolhead who will happily spend his spare time at racetracks, car shows and museums, Ryan previously worked at an automotive PR and marketing agency, as well as a global automotive OEM before starting life at Auto Express in 2023. Ryan helps to look after the Auto Express website in his role as content editor.

Auto Express: design and pictures

Darren Wilson

Creative director

Darren has been with Auto Express for over 20 years. He and his team are responsible for the look of the website, the magazine and also our sister title Carbuyer. He also briefs our photographers and designs corporate logos for the brands.

Victoria Coquet

Senior designer

Dawn Grant

Picture editor

Dawn looks after all the photographic needs for the magazine and website and has been managing the Auto Express picture desk for almost 20 years. This means organising the diary for our staff and freelance photographers, liaising with all departments to ensure shoots happen on time and sourcing any images that are required.

Pete Gibson

Senior photographer

Pete is the hugely experienced Auto Express staff photographer and a large proportion of all the images in the magazine and on the website are down to his skills behind the camera. 

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