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 2021 Peugeot 308 SW estate arrives with more space
Peugeot 308 SW - front
News

New 2021 Peugeot 308 SW estate arrives with more space

The Peugeot 308 SW joins the hatchback in the range and arrives with two plug-in hybrid options
29 Jul 2021
New 2021 Mercedes C-Class: UK prices and specs revealed
Mercedes C-Class - front
Mercedes C-Class

New 2021 Mercedes C-Class: UK prices and specs revealed

Mercedes C-Class line-up opens with £38,785 C 200 Sport, but only petrol and diesel options are available for now - you’ll have to wait for the plug-i…
28 Jul 2021
Electrogenic reveals electric Citroen DS conversion with up to 200-mile range
Electrogenic Citroen DS - front
News

Electrogenic reveals electric Citroen DS conversion with up to 200-mile range

Electrogenic's Citroen DS conversion includes an updated hydro-pneumatic suspension with a silent electric pump system
28 Jul 2021
New Land Rover Defender V8 2021 review
Land Rover Defender V8 - front
Land Rover Defender

New Land Rover Defender V8 2021 review

The new rapid Land Rover Defender V8 flagship dishes up a supercharged soundtrack
20 Jul 2021
Pricing and specs unveiled for rugged Toyota Yaris Cross
Toyota Yaris Cross
Toyota Yaris Cross

Pricing and specs unveiled for rugged Toyota Yaris Cross

Toyota Yaris Cross arrives in the UK market to take on the small SUV sector
17 Jul 2021
New Hyundai Bayon 2021 review
Hyundai Bayon - front cornering
Hyundai Bayon

New Hyundai Bayon 2021 review

The Hyundai Bayon sits at the bottom of the Korean firm's extensive SUV range, can it challenge in the competitive crossover segment?
15 Jul 2021
New Land Rover Defender P400e PHEV 2021 review
Land Rover Defender P400e PHEV - front
Land Rover Defender

New Land Rover Defender P400e PHEV 2021 review

The new plug-in hybrid Land Rover Defender P400e boasts 398bhp and up to 27 miles of pure electric driving
13 Jul 2021

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Experimental Polestar 2 revealed at Goodwood with 469bhp
Polestar 2 - Goodwood 2021
News

Experimental Polestar 2 revealed at Goodwood with 469bhp

Track-honed Polestar 2 prototype unveiled at Goodwood Festival of Speed, with power upgrade and new chassis set-up
8 Jul 2021
Dacia sells 200,000th car in the UK
Dacia 200,000 ales in the UK
Dacia

Dacia sells 200,000th car in the UK

Private buyer demand pushes Dacia over the 200k mark in the UK in just eight years
6 Jul 2021
Audi confirms trio of Sphere concept cars showcasing future design direction
Spheres
Audi

Audi confirms trio of Sphere concept cars showcasing future design direction

Audi’s ‘Spheres’ concept cars will include a sports car, the Sky Sphere, a limousine, the Grand Sphere, and a new SUV, the Urban Sphere
5 Jul 2021
Rimac and Bugatti join forces to form new electric car tech company
Bugatti-Rimac-Porsche
Bugatti

Rimac and Bugatti join forces to form new electric car tech company

The Bugatti Rimac company will operate from a new multi-million pound Rimac Campus from 2023
5 Jul 2021
New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron: full UK prices and specifications confirmed
Audi Q4 e-tron - front
Audi Q4 e-tron

New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron: full UK prices and specifications confirmed

The full Audi Q4 e-tron line-up is on sale now, with buyers getting a choice of two body styles, three powertrains and four trim-levels
5 Jul 2021
Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 electric car ranges get major shake-ups
Volkswagen ID range
Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 electric car ranges get major shake-ups

Optional extras are made available for the first time as the VW ID.3 and ID.4 models abandon fixed specifications
2 Jul 2021
New 2023 Mercedes CLE to replace C-Class and E-Class coupes and cabriolets
Mercedes CLE - front (watermarked)
Mercedes

New 2023 Mercedes CLE to replace C-Class and E-Class coupes and cabriolets

The Mercedes CLE is an all-new name coming to the German brand's line-up, and our exclusive images preview how it could look
1 Jul 2021
New 2021 Peugeot 308 pricing and specs revealed
Peugeot 308 - front
Peugeot 308

New 2021 Peugeot 308 pricing and specs revealed

The new Peugeot 308 goes big on style and efficiency, with new family hatch priced from £24,000
30 Jun 2021
New Volvo Concept Recharge previews firm’s all-electric future
Volvo Concept Recharge - front
Volvo

New Volvo Concept Recharge previews firm’s all-electric future

The new Volvo Concept Recharge gives a glimpse at the Swedish brand's design language inside and out
30 Jun 2021
Volvo targets range of 621 miles for EVs by 2030
Volvo battery tech
Volvo

Volvo targets range of 621 miles for EVs by 2030

Rapid-charging tech in Volvo models will be twice as fast by the middle of the decade, brand claims
30 Jun 2021
New Renault 4 confirmed: retro electric crossover on the way
Renault 4 - front (watermarked)
Renault

New Renault 4 confirmed: retro electric crossover on the way

The new 4ever concept car will preview the forthcoming small, cheap and utilitarian EV
30 Jun 2021
New Renault 5 electric car targets £18,500 price tag
Renault 5 EV concept - front
Renault

New Renault 5 electric car targets £18,500 price tag

Renault says its new CMF-BEV platform could be the key to unlocking affordable small electric cars
30 Jun 2021
MINI Vision Urbanaut turned into working concept car
MINI Urbanaut - front
MINI

MINI Vision Urbanaut turned into working concept car

The MINI Vision Urbanaut is a driveable, radical concept, which previews some interior touches coming on next-generation MINI Hatch
29 Jun 2021
Nissan rumoured to make UK battery factory announcement this week
nissan leaf
Nissan

Nissan rumoured to make UK battery factory announcement this week

Reports that UK Government is contributing to new multi-million pound factory which will open by 2024
29 Jun 2021
New 2022 Genesis GV60 electric crossover caught on camera
Genesis GV60 - front
Genesis

New 2022 Genesis GV60 electric crossover caught on camera

New Genesis GV60 compact SUV will use E-GMP electric platform to rival the Tesla Model Y
29 Jun 2021
New 2022 Honda Civic hatchback revealed with hybrid power
Honda Civic - front
Honda Civic

New 2022 Honda Civic hatchback revealed with hybrid power

New Honda Civic hatchback builds on almost 50 years of the nameplate with e:HEV electrified drivetrain
24 Jun 2021
New Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback 2021 review
Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback -
Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback

New Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback 2021 review

Audi has expanded its electric car portfolio with the Q4 e-tron Sportback - is it one of its best EVs?
23 Jun 2021
Hot new Hyundai i20 N on sale in the UK now from £24,995
Hyundai i20 N
Hyundai i20 Hatchback

Hot new Hyundai i20 N on sale in the UK now from £24,995

Hyundai’s new hot supermini hits the market with an all-inclusive approach to equipment
17 Jun 2021
Tesla Model 3 police car all set for evaluation by UK emergency services
Tesla Model 3 police car - front
News

Tesla Model 3 police car all set for evaluation by UK emergency services

Tesla hopes to offer UK police forces a new zero-emission emergency responder option with the Model 3 police car
17 Jun 2021
New Polestar 3: big electric SUV getting set for 2022 launch
Polestar 3
Polestar 3 SUV

New Polestar 3: big electric SUV getting set for 2022 launch

Upcoming Polestar 3 to use new SPA2 platform and feature new design language and will target the Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes EQC
16 Jun 2021
New Maserati Grecale SUV gearing up to rival BMW’s X3
Maserati Grecale
News

New Maserati Grecale SUV gearing up to rival BMW’s X3

New images of the upcoming Maserati Grecale SUV reveal its swoopy shape
15 Jun 2021
New SsangYong Korando e-Motion breaks cover with electric power
SsangYong Korando EV
Electric cars

New SsangYong Korando e-Motion breaks cover with electric power

The new SsangYong Korando compact electric SUV will be on sale later in 2021, says the financially stricken South Korean manufacturer
15 Jun 2021
SsangYong J100 to get tough in the electric SUV sector
SsangYong J100 electric SUV
SsangYong

SsangYong J100 to get tough in the electric SUV sector

The tough looking electric mid-size SUV is slated for production next year and will be joined by a pick-up model
15 Jun 2021
New hydrogen-powered Land Rover Defender prototype in development
Land Rover Defender
Land Rover Defender

New hydrogen-powered Land Rover Defender prototype in development

The Land Rover Defender FCEV prototype will be assessed for off-road and long-range zero-emission motoring
14 Jun 2021
Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door coupe gets a facelift for 2021
Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door 2021 facelift - front
Mercedes

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door coupe gets a facelift for 2021

A small selection of visual and technological updates for the six-cylinder 53 and 43 variants of the AMG GT 4-door have been announced by Mercedes
14 Jun 2021
New 2021 BMW X4 facelift arrives with new look inside and out
BMW X4 - front tracking
BMW X4

New 2021 BMW X4 facelift arrives with new look inside and out

The updated BMW X4 line-up gets a new look and now comes with hot petrol and diesel options
8 Jun 2021
New 2021 BMW X3 SUV facelift adds sportier new look
BMW X3 - front
BMW X3

New 2021 BMW X3 SUV facelift adds sportier new look

The facelifted BMW X3 SUV gets a sharper look and 48-volt mild hybrid technology across the petrol range
8 Jun 2021