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 2023 Audi Q5 caught on camera again
Audi Q5 - front spy shot
Audi Q5

New 2023 Audi Q5 caught on camera again

Upcoming third-generation Q5 will be the last before Audi goes fully-electric 
20 May 2022
Reborn Renault Scenic SUV previewed by new Scenic Vision concept
Renault Scenic Vision concept - front
Renault

Reborn Renault Scenic SUV previewed by new Scenic Vision concept

This is our first look at the new all-electric Renault Scenic SUV with electric/hydrogen power and real-life interior rainbows
19 May 2022
15 Tesla Supercharger sites open to non-Tesla vehicles in the UK
Tesla Supercharger
Tesla

15 Tesla Supercharger sites open to non-Tesla vehicles in the UK

Pilot scheme to open up Tesla-only charging network to all electric cars lands at selected UK locations
18 May 2022
New 2022 BMW 3 Series facelift revealed with updated look inside and out
BMW 3 Series - front
BMW 3 Series

New 2022 BMW 3 Series facelift revealed with updated look inside and out

The BMW 3 Series' mid-life update features a revised design and improved technology, but we’ll have to wait until the next generation for a full EV
18 May 2022
Rolls-Royce Phantom limo given minor refresh for 2022
Rolls-Royce Phantom - front
Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Phantom limo given minor refresh for 2022

Rolls-Royce has given its flagship limousine an update for 2022, by revealing the ‘Series II’ version of the eighth-generation Phantom
12 May 2022
New 2022 Genesis GV60 EV: UK prices and specs revealed
Genesis GV60 2022 - front
Genesis GV60

New 2022 Genesis GV60 EV: UK prices and specs revealed

Three versions of the new Genesis GV60 EV are coming to Britain, with options including Nappa leather upholstery
5 May 2022
New Abarth 695 Tributo 131 Rally pays homage to rallying legend
Abarth 695 Tributo 131 Rally - action
Abarth 500

New Abarth 695 Tributo 131 Rally pays homage to rallying legend

Huge adjustable rear wing, plus redeveloped exhaust system and tweaked suspension feature on rally-inspired limited edition Abarth
5 May 2022

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Iconic Vauxhall Manta name to return on new all-electric SUV
Vauxhall Manta - front (watermarked)
Vauxhall

Iconic Vauxhall Manta name to return on new all-electric SUV

Vauxhall is set to bring back the famous Manta name on a sporty SUV to rival the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and our exclusive images preview how it could look
5 May 2022
New Alfa Romeo Tonale 2022 review
Alfa Romeo Tonale - front
Alfa Romeo Tonale

New Alfa Romeo Tonale 2022 review

The new Alfa Romeo Tonale SUV arrives to take on the BMW X1 and Audi Q3, but what's it like on the road? We find out...
5 May 2022
New 2023 MINI Countryman SUV spied on road and on track
MINI Countryman S - front
MINI Countryman SUV

New 2023 MINI Countryman SUV spied on road and on track

The third-generation MINI Countryman will share BMW technology with a pure-electric variant available
29 Apr 2022
Polestar 2 updated with more range, extra power and new styling additions
Polestar 2 2022 updates - static
Polestar 2

Polestar 2 updated with more range, extra power and new styling additions

Standard range versions of the Polestar 2 get further reach and quicker recharging as part of MY23 changes
28 Apr 2022
New manual gearbox Toyota Supra revealed for the UK market
Toyota Supra manual - side static
Toyota Supra

New manual gearbox Toyota Supra revealed for the UK market

The new six-speed manual gearbox contributes to a reduction in weight and is part of a set of model year revisions for 2022
28 Apr 2022
New Jaguar XE and XF 300 Sport models introduced
Jaguar XE 300 Sport
Jaguar

New Jaguar XE and XF 300 Sport models introduced

Luxuriously appointed Jaguar XE and XF saloons come with four-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol power
26 Apr 2022
Fiat 500 Passion: long-term test review
James Brodie with giant key
Fiat 500 Hatchback

Fiat 500 Passion: long-term test review

Final report: Fiat’s baby EV is hot in the city and good elsewhere if the weather’s not cold
25 Apr 2022
Volkswagen targets 435 miles of range for updated MEB platform
VW updated MEB
Volkswagen

Volkswagen targets 435 miles of range for updated MEB platform

More range, more performance and faster charging coming for the VW Group's MEB electric car platform
19 Apr 2022
New 2022 Mercedes EQS SUV arrives with up to 410 miles of range
Mercedes EQS SUV - front
Mercedes EQS

New 2022 Mercedes EQS SUV arrives with up to 410 miles of range

The new Mercedes EQS SUV is the German brand’s largest electric car and will be priced from around £110,000
19 Apr 2022
New 2022 BMW X7 facelift arrives with prices from £81k
BMW X7 - front
BMW X7 SUV

New 2022 BMW X7 facelift arrives with prices from £81k

The updated BMW X7 flagship gets new a M60i variant, 48-volt tech and a big front end makeover
12 Apr 2022
New Jaguar F-Pace 300 Sport and 400 Sport models introduced for 2022
Jaguar F-Pace 300 Sport - front static
Jaguar F-Pace

New Jaguar F-Pace 300 Sport and 400 Sport models introduced for 2022

Luxuriously appointed cabin and six-cylinder power for new sub-SVR range-topping F-Pace models
12 Apr 2022
New Maserati GranTurismo Folgore electric car previewed in prototype form
Maserati GranTurismo Folgore - teaser front
Maserati GranTurismo

New Maserati GranTurismo Folgore electric car previewed in prototype form

Here’s our first proper look at the next-generation Maserati GranTurismo GT car, which will be offered with a 1,200bhp electric powertrain
11 Apr 2022
New Citroen C3 You targets city car buyers with £12,995 price tag
Citroen C3 You - front
Citroen C3

New Citroen C3 You targets city car buyers with £12,995 price tag

The Citroen C3 You is the new entry-level model in the brand’s supermini range and it undercuts many cars in the segment below
11 Apr 2022
Vauxhall Corsa and Mokka ranges revised with new trim levels for 2022
Vauxhall Corsa Design
Vauxhall

Vauxhall Corsa and Mokka ranges revised with new trim levels for 2022

The new-look line-up for the Vauxhall Corsa and Vauxhall Mokka is claimed to offer better value than before
6 Apr 2022
Renault Clio and Captur ranges updated for 2022
Renault Clio
News

Renault Clio and Captur ranges updated for 2022

The Renault Clio and Captur share a new three-model trim structure and come with key equipment changes
5 Apr 2022
New Toyota bz4x electric SUV gets official 317-mile range
Toyota bZ4x - front
Toyota bZ4X

New Toyota bz4x electric SUV gets official 317-mile range

Two versions of Toyota’s electric SUV will it UK roads this June
4 Apr 2022
New Honda e:Ny1 Prototype previews 2023 electric SUV
Honda e:Ny1 concept - 1
Honda

New Honda e:Ny1 Prototype previews 2023 electric SUV

New B-segment Honda electric SUV goes on sale in Europe next year
23 Mar 2022
Cupra teases new SUV that could replace Ateca
Cupra SUV teaser (under cover) 1
Cupra

Cupra teases new SUV that could replace Ateca

New mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid performance SUV will offer 62 miles of electric range in PHEV form
23 Mar 2022
New MINI prototype ride review
MINI prototype - front
MINI MINI

New MINI prototype ride review

We get taken for a ride in the passenger seat of the new all-electric MINI Hatch as it starts to take shape ahead of its 2023 arrival
22 Mar 2022
New 2022 Maserati Grecale SUV has the Porsche Macan in its sights
Maserati Grecale Trofeo - front
Maserati Grecale

New 2022 Maserati Grecale SUV has the Porsche Macan in its sights

The new Maserati Grecale will sit under the Levante in the brand's SUV line-up and arrives with up to 523bhp
22 Mar 2022
New Maserati Grecale Folgore is brand’s first electric car
Maserati Grecale Folgore - front
Maserati Grecale

New Maserati Grecale Folgore is brand’s first electric car

A 105kWh battery promises plenty of range when the new all-electric Maserati Grecale Folgore arrives next year
22 Mar 2022
New 2022 Lotus Emira: four-cylinder version gets 360bhp AMG power
New 2022 Lotus Emira first edition
Lotus Emira

New 2022 Lotus Emira: four-cylinder version gets 360bhp AMG power

First Edition version of new four-cylinder Emira is available from £71,995 with the entry level car due towards the end of the year
16 Mar 2022
Volkswagen teases Beijing Motor Show concept previewing 2023 Tesla rival
Volkswagen Beijing Motor Show concept sketch
Volkswagen

Volkswagen teases Beijing Motor Show concept previewing 2023 Tesla rival

Volkswagen's upcoming concept will be the latest addition to the brand's ID. lineup
16 Mar 2022
Next-generation Volkswagen Passat spied testing ahead of 2023 debut
Volkswagen Passat estate - front
Volkswagen Passat

Next-generation Volkswagen Passat spied testing ahead of 2023 debut

Volkswagen is likely to ditch the saloon model in the Passat range – focusing on the hatchback and estate
8 Mar 2022
New Renault Austral SUV replaces Kadjar in brand’s 2022 line-up
Renault Austral - front action
Renault

New Renault Austral SUV replaces Kadjar in brand’s 2022 line-up

A complete revolution for Renault’s C-segment SUV offering sees the new Austral take things more upmarket
8 Mar 2022
Refreshed Volkswagen T-Roc goes on sale from £25,000
Volkswagen T-Roc facelift - front
Volkswagen T-Roc

Refreshed Volkswagen T-Roc goes on sale from £25,000

The Volkswagen T-Roc SUV has been updated for 2022 with a new dashboard and infotainment, while the Cabriolet and hot R versions are still included in…
3 Mar 2022
New 2022 MG4 to arrive as budget alternative to VW ID.3
MG4 - front (watermarked)
MG

New 2022 MG4 to arrive as budget alternative to VW ID.3

MG looks set to offer a family-hatch sized electric car with new a MG4 nameplate, and our exclusive images preview how it could look
3 Mar 2022