Dean Gibson

Dean has been part of the Auto Express team for more than 15 years, and has gained a wealth of experience in that time, having written everything from first drives and road tests to used features and product reviews. By 2012 he was the magazine's Production Editor, but then he moved to the position of Deputy Road Test Editor, which he held for four years. Today, he updates and creates content for autoexpress.co.uk, and looks after Auto Express van reviews. In 2009 he beat rival UK journalists to win the Sony Gran Turismo Media Trophy, which is the closest he'll ever come to motorsport success.

e-mail: dean_gibson@autovia.co.uk

New Mercedes Citan van 2021 review
Mercedes Citan van - front
Mercedes Citan Van

New Mercedes Citan van 2021 review

The new Mercedes Citan is a great all rounder and is sure to rival the best in the small van sector when it arrives in the UK in 2022
20 Oct 2021
New Mercedes Citan Tourer 2021 review
Mercedes Citan Tourer - front
Mercedes Citan

New Mercedes Citan Tourer 2021 review

The Mercedes Citan Tourer MPV has plenty of room to accommodate family life, but there's no riding its van roots
20 Oct 2021
Top 10 best big panel vans 2021
Best big panel vans - header image
Vans

Top 10 best big panel vans 2021

Pick the right large panel van, and you'll have a machine that can do all sorts of jobs. We name our favourites
20 Oct 2021
Celebrating 100 years of Suzuki
100 years of Suzuki - group
Suzuki

Celebrating 100 years of Suzuki

Suzuki has been around for over a century now - we look at the Japanese firm's past, present and future
19 Oct 2021
Company van tax: understanding the rules
Toyota Proace City van - rear
Vans

Company van tax: understanding the rules

Tax rates for businesses using a van are simpler than they are for car drivers, but there are still issues to look out for
19 Oct 2021
Can I drive a van? The vans you can drive on your licence
Fiat Talento van
Tips & advice

Can I drive a van? The vans you can drive on your licence

So you've got a licence to drive a car, but are you also able to drive a van? Our practical guide explains the ins and outs of UK driving licence cate…
19 Oct 2021
What is hypermiling and how do you do it?
Whisky fuel feature - Martin filling up
Tips & advice

What is hypermiling and how do you do it?

Hypermiling helps you get the most from every last drop of fuel to maximise MPG. We explain how it works, and how it can save money…
18 Oct 2021

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New Tesla Model Y 2021 review
Tesla Model Y - front
Tesla Model Y

New Tesla Model Y 2021 review

The new all-electric Tesla Model Y SUV brings all the benefits of the Model 3, while offering extra space
15 Oct 2021
Hydrogen-powered Renault Master Van confirmed for 2022 launch
Renault Master ZE Hydrogen
Renault Master Van

Hydrogen-powered Renault Master Van confirmed for 2022 launch

Renault’s hydrogen-powered Master Van H2-Tech will have a maximum range of 310 miles and a 12 cubic metre load bay
15 Oct 2021
Ford Transit Custom PHEV: long-term review
Ford Transit Custom PHEV long termer third report - header
Ford Transit Custom

Ford Transit Custom PHEV: long-term review

Final report: the Ford Transit Custom PHEV van’s practicality impressed, but not its economy
13 Oct 2021
Ford Fiesta Van review
Ford Fiesta Sport Van
Ford Fiesta Van

Ford Fiesta Van review

Ford's smallest van is based on the Fiesta supermini, and it adds some sporty style to the sector
6 Oct 2021
Best electric vans 2021
Best electric vans
Best cars & vans

Best electric vans 2021

We reveal the best electric vans for sale or lease in the UK right now
28 Sep 2021
How to get bird poop off your car
Wiping bird poo off of paintwork
Tips & advice

How to get bird poop off your car

It can damage your paint, so work fast to remove bird droppings from your car as soon as possible
6 Sep 2021
2022 Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 revealed
Isuzu D-Max AT35 2022 - front
Isuzu D-Max Pick-up

2022 Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 revealed

Isuzu reveals its latest high-riding, off-road focused pick-up in partnership with Arctic Trucks
31 Aug 2021
New Toyota Corolla Commercial hybrid van revealed
Toyota Corolla Commercial hybrid van
Toyota Corolla

New Toyota Corolla Commercial hybrid van revealed

A UK-built van based on the Toyota Corolla hybrid estate has been revealed at the 2021 CV Show
31 Aug 2021
New Vauxhall Combo-e electric van goes on sale from £25,238
Vauxhall Combo-e van
News

New Vauxhall Combo-e electric van goes on sale from £25,238

Vauxhall's Combo-e small electric van has a range of 171 miles and is available to order now
31 Aug 2021
New Ford E-Transit electric van prices announced
Ford E-Transit - front
Ford Transit

New Ford E-Transit electric van prices announced

Ford's new E-Transit electric pane van range starts from £42,695, has a range of up to 196 miles
31 Aug 2021
How to wash your car
How to wash your car - header
Tips & advice

How to wash your car

A step-by-step guide on the basics of how to hand wash your car and make it shine
23 Aug 2021
New Renault Kangoo 2021 review
Renault Kangoo Van - front
Renault Kangoo Van

New Renault Kangoo 2021 review

We get an early drive of the new Renault Kangoo van
3 Aug 2021
New Suzuki Jimny Commercial 2021 review
Suzuki Jimny Commercial - front
Suzuki Jimny

New Suzuki Jimny Commercial 2021 review

The Suzuki Jimny Commercial breathes new life into the rugged small 4x4
30 Jun 2021
New 2021 Volkswagen T7 Multivan replaces Caravelle
Volkswagen T7 Multivan - front
Volkswagen Caravelle

New 2021 Volkswagen T7 Multivan replaces Caravelle

The Volkswagen T7 Multivan MPV switches to the MQB platform and adds plug-in hybrid technology
10 Jun 2021
Car exhaust smoke explained
British Steam Car
Tips & advice

Car exhaust smoke explained

Is your car suffering from a smoky exhaust? Our troubleshooting guide tells you the causes and what you need to do to fix it
10 Jun 2021
Iveco Daily gets a 2021 mid-life update
Iveco Daily 2021
Iveco Daily

Iveco Daily gets a 2021 mid-life update

Amazon Alexa and air suspension added to Iveco Daily large van
3 Jun 2021
Toyota Proace Electric review
Toyota Proace Electric van - tracking front
Toyota Proace Electric

Toyota Proace Electric review

The Toyota Proace Electric medium-sized van offers up to 200 miles of range and fantastic comfort
17 May 2021
Citroen e-Dispatch review
Citroen e-Dispatch
Citroen e-Dispatch

Citroen e-Dispatch review

An excellent driving range works to the advantage of the Citroen e-Dispatch
10 May 2021
Mercedes eSprinter review
Mercedes eSprinter
Mercedes eSprinter

Mercedes eSprinter review

The Mercedes eSprinter is a fine battery-powered large van, but it comes up short for range
7 May 2021
Land Rover Defender Hard Top review
Defender Hard Top - front tracking
Land Rover Defender Hard Top

Land Rover Defender Hard Top review

The cargo-carrying Defender Hard Top offers a premium image for businesses in need of a vehicle that stands out from the crowd
4 May 2021
UK speed limits: everything you need to know
Speed limit sign
Tips & advice

UK speed limits: everything you need to know

Current UK speed limits explained, as well as their history and use
30 Apr 2021
What is Audi's Virtual Cockpit?
Audi Virtual Cockpit - header
Audi

What is Audi's Virtual Cockpit?

We give you the lowdown on Audi's hi-tech dashboard display screen, the Virtual Cockpit
22 Apr 2021
Mersey Gateway Toll explained: How to pay the charge
Mersey Gateway
Tips & advice

Mersey Gateway Toll explained: How to pay the charge

Information on how to pay the Mersey Gateway Toll, and what to do if you want to appeal a fine
22 Apr 2021
Slow punctures: the dangers and should you repair them?
Bridgestone DriveGuard run-flat
Tips & advice

Slow punctures: the dangers and should you repair them?

Tips on what to do with a slow puncture on your car tyre. Is it safe to drive on and when you can repair it?
22 Apr 2021
New Isuzu D-Max 2021 review
Isuzu D-Max - front
Isuzu D-Max Pick-up

New Isuzu D-Max 2021 review

The all-new Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck gets a chance to shine as rivals fall by the wayside
16 Apr 2021
New 2021 Ford Ranger Stormtrak and Wolftrak limited editions revealed
Ford Ranger Stormtrak - front
Ford Ranger

New 2021 Ford Ranger Stormtrak and Wolftrak limited editions revealed

The new Ford Ranger Stormtrak and Wolftrak models expand the pick-up truck's range with more kit and special features
12 Apr 2021
How to sell your car
Ford Fiesta automatic 2014 rear
Used Car Guide

How to sell your car

If you want to sell a car quickly online or to a dealer, our guide will help you get the best price
9 Apr 2021