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 Maxus T90EV is first electric pick-up truck on sale in the UK
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New Maxus T90EV is first electric pick-up truck on sale in the UK

Chinese firm Maxus introduces the T90EV, the UK's first electric pick-up truck, with a 198-mile WLTP city range
24 May 2022
New Toyota Hilux GR Sport to top the range long-term
Toyota Hilux GR Sport pick up truck - front
Toyota Hilux Pick-up

New Toyota Hilux GR Sport to top the range long-term

Toyota’s new flagship Hilux pickup isn’t about to be superseded by a high performance variant, says Toyota boss
24 May 2022
New Toyota Corolla Commercial 2022 van review
Toyota Corolla Commercial van - tracking
Toyota Corolla Commercial

New Toyota Corolla Commercial 2022 van review

Can the Toyota Corolla Commercial estate car-based van convince UK businesses? We've taken a drive to find out...
20 May 2022
New Toyota Corolla Commercial 2022 van review - pictures
Toyota Corolla Commercial van - tracking
Toyota Corolla Commercial

New Toyota Corolla Commercial 2022 van review - pictures

Pictures of the Toyota Corolla Commercial van
20 May 2022
Tyre markings: speed rating and labelling guide
Ford Motorcraft tyres (sponsored)
Tips & advice

Tyre markings: speed rating and labelling guide

What is a tyre speed rating? Decode your tyre sidewall markings with our straightforward tyre labelling explainer
12 May 2022
New 2022 Ford E-Transit Custom all-electric van revealed
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New 2022 Ford E-Transit Custom all-electric van revealed

Medium-sized electric van joins new Ford Pro range in September
9 May 2022
World's fastest road cars 2022
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Best cars & vans

World's fastest road cars 2022

Join the 200mph+ club, as we round up the fastest road cars in 2022
6 May 2022

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New Ford E-Transit 2022 review
Ford E-Transit
Ford Transit Van

New Ford E-Transit 2022 review

Ford's iconic Transit van now comes with all-electric power, but is it still just as practical and versatile as before? We find out...
26 Apr 2022
New Ford Ranger Stormtrak pick-up 2022 review
Ford Ranger Stormtrak
Ford Ranger Pick-up

New Ford Ranger Stormtrak pick-up 2022 review

The Ford Ranger Stormtrak pick-up is another special edition from the Blue Oval, offering fresh styling tweaks and extra kit
19 Apr 2022
Used BMW 4 Series (Mk1, 2014-2020) review
BMW 420d M Sport - front tracking
BMW 4 Series

Used BMW 4 Series (Mk1, 2014-2020) review

The BMW 4 Series Coupe remains a great four-seater coupe with surprisingly low running costs
31 Mar 2022
New 2023 Ford Transit electric van plans revealed
Ford electric vans
Ford Transit Custom Van

New 2023 Ford Transit electric van plans revealed

Ford will launch four new electric vans by 2024, along with an all-new Transit Custom
14 Mar 2022
New Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo: retro electric van revealed
Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo - front
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

New Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo: retro electric van revealed

Volkswagen’s ID. Buzz Cargo is a retro-themed van, but has thoroughly modern electric running gear
9 Mar 2022
New Volkswagen ID. Buzz MPV brings the Type 2 camper back to life
Volkswagen ID Buzz - front
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

New Volkswagen ID. Buzz MPV brings the Type 2 camper back to life

The retro-inspired Volkswagen ID. Buzz five-seat electric people carrier goes on sale in autumn 2022
9 Mar 2022
DFSK EC35 review
DFSK EC35 - front tracking
DFSK EC35

DFSK EC35 review

The DFSK EC35 van offers all-electric drive and super-low pricing, but feels a little dated
7 Mar 2022
New Peugeot e-Boxer van 2022 review
Peugeot e-Boxer - front
Peugeot Boxer

New Peugeot e-Boxer van 2022 review

The new all-electric Peugeot e-Boxer van prioritises load volume over range and power
16 Feb 2022
New Citroen e-Relay van 2022 review
Citroen e-Relay - front
Citroen Relay

New Citroen e-Relay van 2022 review

The Citroen e-Relay is a welcome addition to the electric van world, but it's held back by its lack of range
16 Feb 2022
Ford Mustang Mach 1 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: petrol vs electric twin test
Ford Mustang Mach 1 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E
Car group tests

Ford Mustang Mach 1 vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: petrol vs electric twin test

Ford has jumped into the world of electrification by bringing its iconic Mustang up to date. Here the Mach-E meets the Mach 1 to see if the pony car’s…
9 Feb 2022
MAN TGE van review
MAN TGE
MAN TGE

MAN TGE van review

The MAN TGE is the first large van to come from commercial vehicle maker MAN Truck & Bus
7 Feb 2022
UK speed cameras explained
Speed camera apps
Tips & advice

UK speed cameras explained

Everything you need to know about UK speed cameras, the types, how they work and what to look out for
1 Feb 2022
How to transfer a number plate from one car to another
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Tips & advice

How to transfer a number plate from one car to another

Need to know how to transfer a number plate between vehicles? Our step-by-step guide breaks it down
1 Feb 2022
New Mercedes T-Class premium MPV replaces Citan Tourer
Mercedes T-Class - front
Mercedes T-Class

New Mercedes T-Class premium MPV replaces Citan Tourer

The new Mercedes T-Class arrives as a rival for the Volkswagen Caddy and Citroen Berlingo
26 Jan 2022
Best automatic vans 2022
Best automatic vans
Best cars & vans

Best automatic vans 2022

Looking for a van with an automatic gearbox? We pick the best ones on the market
18 Jan 2022
Updated electric Mercedes eVito starts from £43,600
Mercedes eVito van - front
Mercedes Vito Van

Updated electric Mercedes eVito starts from £43,600

Bigger battery now gives the eVito medium-sized van 162 miles of range
11 Jan 2022
Best electric vans 2022
Best electric vans
Best cars & vans

Best electric vans 2022

We reveal the best electric vans for sale or lease in the UK right now
7 Jan 2022
Best 5-seat combi and crew vans on sale 2022
Best 5-seat vans
Best cars & vans

Best 5-seat combi and crew vans on sale 2022

We pick the vans that are best at carrying a mix of cargo and passengers in out top 10 crew vans round-up
5 Jan 2022
Best small vans to buy 2022
Best small vans
Vans

Best small vans to buy 2022

Small vans are affordable, practical and cheap to run, and this is our top 10 rundown of low-cost load-luggers
5 Jan 2022
Top 10 best big panel vans 2022
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Vans

Top 10 best big panel vans 2022

Pick the right large panel van, and you'll have a machine that can do all sorts of jobs. We name our favourites
1 Jan 2022
New Ford Ranger MS-RT 2022 review
Ford Ranger MS-RT - front
Ford Ranger Pick-up

New Ford Ranger MS-RT 2022 review

Rally team offshoot gets its hands on the big-selling Ford Ranger pick-up
16 Dec 2021
New Toyota Proace City Electric van 2022 review
Toyota Proace City Electric - front
Toyota Proace City

New Toyota Proace City Electric van 2022 review

Toyota has joined the fold of small electric vans with its new Proace City Electric
14 Dec 2021
Company van tax: BiK tax rates for diesel and electric vans, plus all the rules explained
Toyota Proace City van - rear
Vans

Company van tax: BiK tax rates for diesel and electric vans, plus all the rules explained

Tax rates for businesses using a van are simpler than they are for car drivers, but there are still issues to look out for
3 Dec 2021
Fog lights and when to use them
Fog on the road
Tips & advice

Fog lights and when to use them

They do exactly as described, but fog lights seem to cause confusion with some drivers. Here’s all the key info on fog light use…
26 Nov 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
26 Nov 2021
Cool cars: the top 25 coolest cars in the world revealed
Coolest cars header
Best cars & vans

Cool cars: the top 25 coolest cars in the world revealed

Our cool cars poll has revealed the top 25 coolest cars in the world according to you. And here they are…
26 Nov 2021
Your rights when buying a used car
Dealer forecourt
Tips & advice

Your rights when buying a used car

What rights do you have as a consumer when you buy a second hand car? Our guide explains your legal protections
26 Nov 2021