James Batchelor
New Toyota Corolla GR Sport 2020 review
Toyota Corolla GR Sport - front
Toyota Corolla

New Toyota Corolla GR Sport 2020 review

The new Toyota Corolla GR Sport adds a touch of sporting flair to the hatchback's range, but the steep price tag would have us thinking twice about bu…
18 Mar 2020
New Toyota C-HR Hybrid 2020 review
Toyota C-HR - front
Toyota C-HR SUV

New Toyota C-HR Hybrid 2020 review

The updated Toyota C-HR SUV now comes exclusively as a hybrid, but has it been improved?
19 Dec 2019
New Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered 2019 review
Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered - front tracking
Volvo S60 Saloon

New Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered 2019 review

The new Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered promises 399bhp and 104.5mpg, but the overall experience somewhat misses the mark
13 Dec 2019
The Italian Job: celebrating 60 years of MINI
The Italian Job - group picture
MINI

The Italian Job: celebrating 60 years of MINI

50 years on from one of the best car films ever, we decided to take three modern MINIs and do it all again
11 Dec 2019
New Volkswagen Golf 2020 review
Volkswagen Golf Mk8 - front tracking
Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf 2020 review

The new Volkswagen Golf Mk8 features an incredible array of tech, but does it still do the basics properly?
6 Dec 2019
New Jaguar F-Type gets sharper, sleeker 2020 facelift
Jaguar F-Type - front 3/4 static
Jaguar F-Type

New Jaguar F-Type gets sharper, sleeker 2020 facelift

Jaguar's F-Type is sharpening up its act with a facelift in preparation for a renewed attack on the global sports car market in 2020
2 Dec 2019
Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Nav+: long-term test review
Mazda MX-5 Convertible

Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Nav+: long-term test review

Final report: we look back on eight fun months in our retro Mazda MX-5 roadster
29 Nov 2019

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Suzuki Jimny: long-term test review
Suzuki Jimny - long term test - Batch with dealer
Suzuki Jimny 4x4

Suzuki Jimny: long-term test review

First report: Suzuki Jimny makes a good impression as we start to learn why it has a two-year waiting list
24 Nov 2019
New Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe ride review
Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe - front
Mercedes GLE Coupe

New Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe ride review

We visit Romania to get our first taste of the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe from the passenger seat
8 Oct 2019
Peugeot to kill off GTi name
Peugeot 208 GTi - rear light
Peugeot

Peugeot to kill off GTi name

Forthcoming hot Peugeot 208 set to get Peugeot Sport Engineered name not legendary GTi badge
4 Oct 2019
New Peugeot 208 2019 review
Peugeot 208 Hatchback

New Peugeot 208 2019 review

The new Peugeot 208 has arrived to shake up the supermini sector, but does it have the tools to dethrone the Ford Fiesta?
2 Oct 2019
New Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback launched with 395bhp
Audi RS Q3 - twin
Audi Q3 RS

New Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback launched with 395bhp

The new Audi RS Q3 is joined the sleek RS Q3 Sportback, with both boasting the same 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine lifted from the RS 3
26 Sep 2019
New MINI Clubman Cooper 2019 review
MINI Clubman - front
MINI Clubman Clubman

New MINI Clubman Cooper 2019 review

The MINI Clubman has been refreshed with subtle exterior tweaks and a revised engine line-up, but it remains an oddball choice
19 Sep 2019
New 2019 Audi RS 6 Avant makes Frankfurt world debut
Audi RS Avant - Frankfurt front
Audi RS6 Avant

New 2019 Audi RS 6 Avant makes Frankfurt world debut

The new Audi RS 6 Avant super-estate will take on the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V8
9 Sep 2019
New Volkswagen ID. Buggy concept review
Volkswagen ID. Buggy concept - front
Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

New Volkswagen ID. Buggy concept review

The Volkswagen ID. Buggy concept was one of the stars of Geneva, and now we've been for a drive
19 Aug 2019
New Bugatti Centodieci revives spirit of iconic EB110
Bugatti Centodieci - front Pebble Beach
Bugatti

New Bugatti Centodieci revives spirit of iconic EB110

Bugatti Chiron-based Centodieci harks back to forgotten EB110 supercar of the 1990s
16 Aug 2019
New Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary 2019 review
Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary - front cornering
Mazda MX-5 Convertible

New Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary 2019 review

The Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary is a celebration of three decades of the MX-5, but is it more than just a PR gimmick?
31 Jul 2019
New Ford Ranger Raptor 2019 review
Ford Ranger Raptor - front
Ford Ranger Pick-up

New Ford Ranger Raptor 2019 review

The new Ford Ranger Raptor is like no other pick-up currently on sale in the UK, but does that mean it's worth the near £50k asking price?
5 Jul 2019
New Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante 2019 review
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante - front
Aston Martin DBS Convertible

New Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante 2019 review

We get behind the wheel of the drop-top Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante grand tourer for the first time
2 Jul 2019
New Jaguar F-Pace SVR 2019 review
Jaguar F-Pace SVR - front cornering
Jaguar F-Pace SUV

New Jaguar F-Pace SVR 2019 review

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR has been a long time coming but has it been worth the wait? We get behind the wheel to find out...
21 Jun 2019
New BMW 745Le xDrive plug-in hybrid 2019 review
BMW 745Le xDrive - front
BMW 7 Series Saloon

New BMW 745Le xDrive plug-in hybrid 2019 review

The new facelifted BMW 7 Series has arrived in the UK, and we drive the plug-in hybrid 745Le xDrive to see if it's the pick of the range
22 May 2019
New Audi A4 revealed with revised styling and new engines
Audi S4 - studio front
Audi A4

New Audi A4 revealed with revised styling and new engines

The facelifted Audi A4 will take the fight to the BMW 3 Series and Jaguar XE with a new look and a raft of engine changes
15 May 2019
New Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 2019 review
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - front
Lamborghini Aventador Coupe

New Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 2019 review

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is the fastest production car ever to have lapped the Nurburgring, but is it as good as the stats suggest?
24 Apr 2019
Long-term test review: Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce
Long term review - Alfa Romeo Giulia - Batch balcony
Alfa Romeo Giulia Saloon

Long-term test review: Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce

Final report: Life with our Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce was a drama full of comedy and tragedy
15 Apr 2019
Skoda's army of blues and twos vehicles
Batch jumping over bonnet
Skoda

Skoda's army of blues and twos vehicles

We get behind the wheel of Skoda's fleet of blues and twos cars designed for the UK’s emergency services
31 Mar 2019
New Porsche 911 Cabriolet 2019 review
New Porsche 911 Cabriolet
Porsche 911 Cabriolet

New Porsche 911 Cabriolet 2019 review

Can the new 992 Porsche 911 Cabriolet deliver open-topped thrills without the usual convertible compromises?
10 Mar 2019
New Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 review
mercedes-amg gt 4-door tracking front quarter
Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door Coupe

New Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 review

Can the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door blend sports-car performance with saloon practicality? We drive it to find out...
30 Jan 2019
New Mercedes-AMG A 35 2019 review
mercedes-amg a35 tracking front
Mercedes A-Class Hatchback

New Mercedes-AMG A 35 2019 review

The new Mercedes-AMG A 35 is the most potent A-Class for now, boasting 302bhp and 400Nm of torque
30 Jan 2019
New Lexus ES 300h 2019 review
Lexus es 300h tracking front
Lexus ES Saloon

New Lexus ES 300h 2019 review

The new Lexus ES is aiming to shake up the executive saloon market but can it compete with the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class?
10 Jan 2019
New Lexus RC 300h F-Sport 2019 review
Lexus RC 300h F-Sport - tracking front quarter
Lexus RC Coupe

New Lexus RC 300h F-Sport 2019 review

Can a mild facelift be enough to keep the Lexus RC a serious competitor against its German rivals?
10 Jan 2019
Ice and fire: the Lamborghini Urus in Iceland
Lamborghini Urus

Ice and fire: the Lamborghini Urus in Iceland

Deep lagoons, extinct volcanoes, geothermal pools and icy rivers: Iceland is the ideal place to put the Lamborghini Urus through its paces
31 Dec 2018
New Kia ProCeed GT 2019 review
kia proceed gt prototype tracking front
Kia Proceed GT

New Kia ProCeed GT 2019 review

We've driven the new Kia ProCeed GT to see if it can bring shooting brake style to the masses
5 Dec 2018
New Range Rover Sport SVR 2018 review
Range Rover Sport SVR - front
Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUV

New Range Rover Sport SVR 2018 review

The Range Rover Sport SVR has received a host of tech and interior upgrades. Oh, and it now packs 567bhp...
28 Nov 2018
Jaguar F-Type SVR 2017 review
Jaguar F-Type SVR - front
Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Jaguar F-Type SVR 2017 review

Although the Jaguar F-Type range has been updated, changes to the potent 200mph SVR are only skin deep
28 Nov 2018