James Brodie

James has been with Auto Express since 2016, beginning as an assistant to the news and reviews teams. He has progressed up to his present role of news and reviews editor, so is now responsible for crafting plenty of the words you read weekly in the magazine and on autoexpress.co.uk. James provides first drive reviews, in-depth official news and scoops gleaned from grilling car bosses at motor shows, while also travelling far and wide to deliver the latest stories.

e-mail: james_brodie@autovia.co.uk

New Hyundai Ioniq 6 targeting Tesla Model 3 with 311-mile range
Hyundai Ioniq 6 - watermarked
Hyundai

New Hyundai Ioniq 6 targeting Tesla Model 3 with 311-mile range

The new Hyundai Ioniq 6 saloon will join the Ioniq 5 in the brand’s all-electric line-up and our exclusive image previews how it could look
21 Oct 2021
New 2022 Range Rover leaks: first look at new Land Rover flagship SUV
Range Rover leak - front
Land Rover Range Rover

New 2022 Range Rover leaks: first look at new Land Rover flagship SUV

Images of what could be the next Range Rover have appeared on social media ahead of next week’s reveal
21 Oct 2021
Hardcore new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS confirmed
Porsche Cayman GT4 RS - front
Porsche Cayman

Hardcore new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS confirmed

More power and aggressive aerodynamics for track-focused Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
20 Oct 2021
Volvo XC40 Recharge gets Range Assistant over-the-air update
Volvo OTA update
Volvo

Volvo XC40 Recharge gets Range Assistant over-the-air update

The first big over-the-air update for Android Automotive backed Volvo models includes a new app intended to help owners maximise their driving range
19 Oct 2021
Hydrogen-powered Ineos Grenadier SUV to begin testing in 2022
Ineos hydrogen
Ineos Grenadier

Hydrogen-powered Ineos Grenadier SUV to begin testing in 2022

Ineos plans to invest a further £1.7bn in hydrogen technologies and will leverage key fuel cell tech from Hyundai
19 Oct 2021
Confirmed: Maserati Grecale SUV is delayed until 2022
Maserati Grecale
News

Confirmed: Maserati Grecale SUV is delayed until 2022

New smaller Maserati Grecale SUV was due to be shown on 16 November but has been pushed back due to supply chain issues
18 Oct 2021
Ford Halewood factory to become electric car power unit plant in £230m transformation
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford

Ford Halewood factory to become electric car power unit plant in £230m transformation

The Halewood transmission factory on Merseyside will become Ford’s first european EV component production facility
18 Oct 2021

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New 986bhp Mercedes-AMG One confirmed for 2022 launch
Mercedes-AMG One - 'ring
Mercedes

New 986bhp Mercedes-AMG One confirmed for 2022 launch

Production of F1-engined Mercedes-One hypercar will finally commence next year
14 Oct 2021
New Volvo C40 Recharge 2021 review
Volvo C40 Recharge - front
Volvo C40

New Volvo C40 Recharge 2021 review

The new Volvo C40 Recharge joins the XC40 Recharge in the Swedish brand's all-electric line-up
14 Oct 2021
2022 Geneva Motor Show cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic
Geneva
Geneva Motor Show

2022 Geneva Motor Show cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic

Geneva show cancelled for three years running but hope for 2023 return remains
7 Oct 2021
New Mazda CX-60 and CX-80 plug-in hybrid SUVs confirmed for the UK
Mazda badge
Mazda

New Mazda CX-60 and CX-80 plug-in hybrid SUVs confirmed for the UK

New large SUV duo will offer up to seven seats and will come with plug-in tech and six-cylinder power
7 Oct 2021
New 2021 Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD arrives with 562bhp
Audi R8 Performance RWD - front
Audi R8

New 2021 Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD arrives with 562bhp

Audi shuffles sports car range with new Performance-only R8 V10 line-up
7 Oct 2021
New 2023 Smart SUV design revealed in patent images
Smart SUV - design patent front
Smart

New 2023 Smart SUV design revealed in patent images

Our first look at the small Smart SUV reveals a production model very closely aligned with the Munich show concept
6 Oct 2021
New 2023 Rolls-Royce Spectre will be brand’s first electric car
Electric Rolls-Royce teaser 1
Rolls-Royce

New 2023 Rolls-Royce Spectre will be brand’s first electric car

The new Rolls-Royce Spectre will kickstart the luxury manufacturer's charge towards becoming EV-only by 2030
29 Sep 2021
Apple iPhone designer Jony Ive to work with Ferrari
Marc Newson and Jonathan Ive
Ferrari

Apple iPhone designer Jony Ive to work with Ferrari

New collaboration will see ‘creative projects’ in the luxury sector but stops short of confirming automotive plans
28 Sep 2021
New 2023 Polestar 4 SUV to come in as £40,000 electric coupe-SUV
Polestar 4
Polestar

New 2023 Polestar 4 SUV to come in as £40,000 electric coupe-SUV

Polestar 4 will be a sporty SUV and sit beneath next year’s Polestar 3 large SUV, with more affordable pricing, too
28 Sep 2021
Car brands that you haven't heard of
Nio range
Features

Car brands that you haven't heard of

Making a new car company can be tricky - here are few alternative brands looking to catch your eye
27 Sep 2021
New Genesis G70 2021 review
Genesis G70 - front
Genesis G70

New Genesis G70 2021 review

We find out if the new Genesis G70 can mount a challenge to the compact executive establishment
22 Sep 2021
Convertible Fiat 500X Dolcevita confirmed for UK market
Fiat 500X Dolcevita - rear
Fiat 500 X

Convertible Fiat 500X Dolcevita confirmed for UK market

The open-top version of the Fiat 500X crossover has a roof that can open in 15 seconds flat
17 Sep 2021
New 2022 Ford Fiesta Van gets tweaked styling and extra equipment
Ford Fiesta van - front
Ford Fiesta Van

New 2022 Ford Fiesta Van gets tweaked styling and extra equipment

Ford’s dinky Fiesta-based van is available to order now, sporting the same updated front end as the passenger car
16 Sep 2021
Citroen New C3 small SUV revealed for developing markets
Citroen C3 small SUV - front
Citroen

Citroen New C3 small SUV revealed for developing markets

The Citroen New C3 model is separate to the European supermini and comes with a 10-inch touchscreen and a big boot for its size
16 Sep 2021
New Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 surges into Munich with 751bhp
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 - Munich front
Mercedes EQS

New Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 surges into Munich with 751bhp

The new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 is the AMG division's first fully electric performance car, and it arrives with 751bhp and a 3.4-second 0-62mph time
6 Sep 2021
New 2022 Mercedes EQE arrives at Munich with 410-mile range
Mercedes EQE - Munich front
Mercedes EQE

New 2022 Mercedes EQE arrives at Munich with 410-mile range

The new Mercedes EQE will take on the Tesla Model S with a 90kWh battery and up to 410 miles of range
6 Sep 2021
New Mercedes Concept EQG previews electric G-Class due in 2024
Mercedes Concept EQG - Munich front
Mercedes

New Mercedes Concept EQG previews electric G-Class due in 2024

The new Mercedes EQG electric G-Class will make use of a ladder frame chassis and will boast the same off-road prowess as its petrol and diesel counte…
6 Sep 2021
Ford Mindfulness Concept Car aims to crush your Covid blues at Munich Motor Show
Ford Mindfulness Concept Car
Ford Kuga SUV

Ford Mindfulness Concept Car aims to crush your Covid blues at Munich Motor Show

Yoga via the infotainment screen and Bang & Olufsen sound expertise feature in this new Ford concept car designed for relaxation 
6 Sep 2021
New 2022 Mercedes EQB electric SUV arrives in Europe
Mercedes EQB - front
Mercedes EQB

New 2022 Mercedes EQB electric SUV arrives in Europe

The new Mercedes EQB brings seven-seat versatility to the brand's electric SUV line-up
5 Sep 2021
New 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N spied testing for the first time
Ioniq 5 N spy
Hyundai

New 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N spied testing for the first time

A high performance version of new Ioniq 5 crossover looks to be on the cards with up to 577bhp of electric power possible
1 Sep 2021
New Vauxhall Astra-e: electric hatchback set for 2023 launch
Vauxhall Astra PHEV - full front
Vauxhall Astra

New Vauxhall Astra-e: electric hatchback set for 2023 launch

The new all-electric Vauxhall Astra-e will join the hatchback's line-up in 2023, and could boast a range of around 250 miles
1 Sep 2021
New Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door 63 S E-Performance arrives with 831bhp PHEV powertrain
Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door 63 S E-Performance - front
Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door

New Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door 63 S E-Performance arrives with 831bhp PHEV powertrain

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door 63 S E-Performance takes aim at the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, with a 4.0-litre V8 engine and an electric motor com…
31 Aug 2021
Lotus confirms four new electric cars including two SUVs by 2026
Lotus EV news - teaser
Lotus

Lotus confirms four new electric cars including two SUVs by 2026

The new ‘lifestyle’ Lotus models will be built in China, but the UK will remain the home of the brand’s sports cars
31 Aug 2021
New Toyota Yaris Cross 2021 review
Toyota Yaris Cross - front
Toyota Yaris Cross

New Toyota Yaris Cross 2021 review

The new Toyota Yaris Cross has arrived in the UK, but what's it like on the road? We find out...
30 Aug 2021
New 2022 Mercedes GLC leads German brand's model blitz
Mercedes GLC exclusive image (watermarked)
Mercedes GLC

New 2022 Mercedes GLC leads German brand's model blitz

The new Mercedes GLC SUV heads a list of 19 new models on the way before the end of 2024
28 Aug 2021
Geneva Motor Show to launch Qatar exhibition in 2022
Geneva Motor Show
News

Geneva Motor Show to launch Qatar exhibition in 2022

Geneva Motor Show heads to the middle east with a spin-off event planned in Doha every two years from 2022 or 2023
25 Aug 2021
New 2021 Genesis GV70 SUV to go on sale from £39,450
Genesis GV70 - front
Genesis GV70

New 2021 Genesis GV70 SUV to go on sale from £39,450

Prices have been revealed for the BMW X3-rivalling Genesis GV70 mid-size SUV
25 Aug 2021