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 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
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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

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Land Rover Defender Hard Top review
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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
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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?
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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
Ford Transit Custom PHEV: long-term review
Ford Transit Custom PHEV - long termer
Ford Transit Custom

Ford Transit Custom PHEV: long-term review

First report: Does the plug-in hybrid Ford Transit stack up?
19 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
Stellantis reveals its first steps in Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology
Peugeot Expert - front
News

Stellantis reveals its first steps in Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology

Company will introduce Citroen, Peugeot and Opel hydrogen fuel cell vans with 250-mile range before the end of 2021
31 Mar 2021
2021 Renault Master ZE Hydrogen coming soon
Renault Master ZE Hydrogen
Renault Master Van

2021 Renault Master ZE Hydrogen coming soon

Hydrogen-powered Renault Master ZE van to be offered for long-distance drivers
24 Mar 2021
All-new 2021 Renault Kangoo van unveiled
Renault Kangoo
Renault Kangoo

All-new 2021 Renault Kangoo van unveiled

Renault's small Kangoo van gets a modern look and a new 'Open Sesame' pillarless sliding side door system
24 Mar 2021
How to buy a van
Vauxhall Vivaro 2021
Features

How to buy a van

When buying a van is key to driving your business forward, it’s vital to make sure you do it right
24 Mar 2021
Best 5-seat combi and crew vans on sale 2021
Best 5-seat vans
Best cars & vans

Best 5-seat combi and crew vans on sale 2021

We pick the vans that are best at carrying a mix of cargo and passengers in out top 10 crew vans round-up
19 Mar 2021
Electric Ford Transit Custom coming in 2023
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Ford Transit Custom Van

Electric Ford Transit Custom coming in 2023

The next-generation Ford Transit Custom van will go all-electric, alongside hybrid and plug-in versions
16 Mar 2021
New Citroen e-SpaceTourer 2021 review
Citroen e-SpaceTourer - front
Citroen SpaceTourer

New Citroen e-SpaceTourer 2021 review

The new all-electric Citroen e-SpaceTourer MPV offers plenty of room and comfort, but is held back by its range
10 Feb 2021
Facelifted Nissan NV300 revealed in 9-seat Combi form
Nissan NV300 Combi - front
Nissan NV300

Facelifted Nissan NV300 revealed in 9-seat Combi form

The Nissan NV300 medium-sized van gets a new look and interior improvements
10 Feb 2021
What do car fuel additives do? And are they any use?
Fuel additives header
Tips & advice

What do car fuel additives do? And are they any use?

Fuel additives claim to improve your car's economy, performance, or both - but do they really work?
21 Jan 2021
Can I drive a van? The vans you can drive on your licence
Best medium panel vans
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…
21 Jan 2021
New Ford Ranger Thunder 2021 review
Ford Ranger Thunder - front
Ford Ranger

New Ford Ranger Thunder 2021 review

Special edition Ford Ranger Thunder gives award-winning pick-up a mean and moody makeover
20 Jan 2021
Audi A5 Sportback review
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Audi A5 Sportback

Audi A5 Sportback review

The A5 Sportback is the five-door version of the A5 Coupe which adds practicality to the stylish model range
19 Jan 2021
Audi A5 Coupe review
Audi A5 40 TFSI
Audi A5

Audi A5 Coupe review

The Audi A5 is a talented premium coupe that's well-built and comfortable, but it's beginning to feel its age
19 Jan 2021
How to wash your car
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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
19 Jan 2021
Best big panel vans 2021
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Best cars & vans

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
18 Jan 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
18 Jan 2021
Best automatic vans 2021
Best automatic vans
Best cars & vans

Best automatic vans 2021

Looking for a van with an automatic gearbox? We pick the best ones on the market
18 Jan 2021
Best small vans to buy 2021
Best small vans
Vans

Best small vans to buy 2021

Small vans are affordable, practical and cheap to run, and this is our top 10 rundown of low-cost load-luggers
15 Jan 2021