James Brodie

James has been with Auto Express since 2016, beginning as an assistant to the news and reviews teams. In his present role of senior staff writer he is 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.

New Ferrari hypercar for 2023 confirmed by Le Mans Hypercar entry
Ferrari Le Mans
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New Ferrari hypercar for 2023 confirmed by Le Mans Hypercar entry

The next Ferrari halo model will focus on being lightweight and could feature a naturally aspirated V12
24 Feb 2021
New 2021 Peugeot 308 SW estate caught on camera
Peugeot 308 SW spy - front
News

New 2021 Peugeot 308 SW estate caught on camera

Sportier looks on the cards for next-generation Peugeot 308 SW estate, with plug-in power likely to arrive too
24 Feb 2021
New 2021 Mercedes C-Class gets sporty image and S-Class tech
Mercedes C-Class - front
Mercedes C-Class

New 2021 Mercedes C-Class gets sporty image and S-Class tech

The fifth-generation Mercedes C-Class features a range of petrol, diesel and plug-in powertrains, with high performance AMG models set to follow in 20…
23 Feb 2021
Ford Fiesta plant to build new 'mini Mustang Mach-e' electric car from 2023
Ford baby EV - front (watermarked)
Ford

Ford Fiesta plant to build new 'mini Mustang Mach-e' electric car from 2023

New all-electric Ford 'mini Mustang Mach-e' will be built on the VW Group’s MEB platform at the Fiesta’s home in Cologne
17 Feb 2021
New 2021 Citroen C3 Aircross facelift arrives with updated look and tech
Citroen C3 Aircross - front tracking
Citroen C3 Aircross

New 2021 Citroen C3 Aircross facelift arrives with updated look and tech

The Citroen C3 Aircross gets a new look, new infotainment and more versatile interior storage
11 Feb 2021
Nissan Qashqai, Juke and X-Trail pass 1m UK sales landmark 
nissan qashqai
Nissan

Nissan Qashqai, Juke and X-Trail pass 1m UK sales landmark 

93 per cent of all Nissan crossovers sold in Britain since 2007 have been made in Sunderland thanks to the success of the Qashqai and Juke 
11 Feb 2021
Hyundai Tiger is a 4x4, four-legged off-roader for the moon
Hyundai Tiger
News

Hyundai Tiger is a 4x4, four-legged off-roader for the moon

The Hyundai Tiger is an unmanned electric buggy with walking legs and is capable of heading to the moon
10 Feb 2021

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New 2021 Citroen flagship on the way with SUV inspiration
2021 Citroen flagship - front exclusive image
Citroen

New 2021 Citroen flagship on the way with SUV inspiration

The new Citroen flagship could revive the C5 or C6 names, and our exclusive images preview how it could look
29 Jan 2021
New Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid 2021 review
Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid - front
Toyota RAV4

New Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid 2021 review

The ever-popular Toyota RAV4 SUV gets plug-in hybrid power for first time
27 Jan 2021
New Vauxhall Crossland 2021 review
Vauxhall Crossland - main
Road tests

New Vauxhall Crossland 2021 review

Can the newly updated Vauxhall Crossland finally challenge the best of the small SUV segment?
27 Jan 2021
New 2022 Smart electric SUV to rival Peugeot e-2008
Smart SUV - front (watermarked)
Smart

New 2022 Smart electric SUV to rival Peugeot e-2008

The new Smart SUV will use an electric platform developed by Geely and our exclusive images preview how it could look
18 Jan 2021
Renault reveals new Mobilize car-sharing mobility brand with new concept
Mobilize EZ-1 - front
Renault

Renault reveals new Mobilize car-sharing mobility brand with new concept

Mobilize - the new wing of the Renault group - aims to generate 50 per cent of revenues by 2030 and reveals Citroen Ami-rivalling urban runaround call…
14 Jan 2021
Restructured Renault, Dacia and Alpine brands to launch into new segments 
Renault reveal
News

Restructured Renault, Dacia and Alpine brands to launch into new segments 

Electric revolution at Renault, plus larger Dacia models confirmed, Alpine sub-branding for hot Renaults and electric Alpines too
14 Jan 2021
New 2021 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer caught on camera
BMW 2 Series Tourer spy - front
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

New 2021 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer caught on camera

Brand new BMW 2 Active Tourer MPV will take on latest BMW compact car tech and grow in size
11 Jan 2021
New 2021 Mercedes SL spied again ahead of spring reveal
Mercedes SL 2021
Mercedes SL

New 2021 Mercedes SL spied again ahead of spring reveal

Wraps slowly coming off new Mercedes SL weeks before official unveiling
11 Jan 2021
Iconic Ford Escort Mk2 is reborn by specialist MST
Ford Escort Mk2 rally
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Iconic Ford Escort Mk2 is reborn by specialist MST

£65,000 Ford Escort rally car recreation gives fast Ford fans a Singer of their own to aspire to
8 Jan 2021
New Toyota GR Supra 2.0 hits the UK, priced from £45,995
Toyota GR Supra 2.0 - front
Toyota Supra

New Toyota GR Supra 2.0 hits the UK, priced from £45,995

The new four-cylinder Toyota GR Supra 2.0 lands with UK dealers setting buyers a new entry point for the reborn icon
7 Jan 2021
New BMW X8 to complete brand’s SUV line-up
BMW X8 - front (watermarked)
BMW

New BMW X8 to complete brand’s SUV line-up

The sleek BMW X8 SUV looks set to feature plug-in and M models, and our exclusive images preview how it could look
7 Jan 2021
New Skoda Octavia vRS line-up completed with arrival of new diesel variant
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New Skoda Octavia vRS line-up completed with arrival of new diesel variant

Trio of hot Skoda Octavia vRS models offer choice of petrol, plug-in hybrid or diesel power for UK buyers
6 Jan 2021
New Kia logo revealed as part of aspirational rebranding
Kia

New Kia logo revealed as part of aspirational rebranding

New corporate look for Kia as it enters new era with a heavy focus on electric cars
6 Jan 2021
Bentley records best ever sales in 2020
News

Bentley records best ever sales in 2020

Bentley weathers the storm of COVID-19 and economic disruption to set new sales record
5 Jan 2021
New Nissan Juke Enigma special edition lands for 2021
News

New Nissan Juke Enigma special edition lands for 2021

New special edition Nissan Juke Enigma gets dark makeover and Amazon Alexa integration
5 Jan 2021
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid gets a new look for 2021
Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid gets a new look for 2021

The updated Bentayga Hybrid electrified luxury SUV gets a new look in line with the rest of the Bentley line-up
4 Jan 2021
SsangYong misses £40m loan repayment and files for bankruptcy
News

SsangYong misses £40m loan repayment and files for bankruptcy

SsangYong UK managing director says British operations are unaffected, and the company is “open for business”
22 Dec 2020
Facelifted 2021 Hyundai Kona: prices and specs announced
Hyundai Kona SUV

Facelifted 2021 Hyundai Kona: prices and specs announced

Updated Hyundai Kona SUV will have a starting price of £21,060 – and it’ll be offered with a sporty N Line trim-level
17 Dec 2020
New MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine superbike takes A110 inspiration
Alpine A110

New MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine superbike takes A110 inspiration

The MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine superbike produces 145bhp at 13,000rpm and is limited to just 110 units
10 Dec 2020
More details on 2021 Hyundai Tucson PHEV revealed
Hyundai Tucson

More details on 2021 Hyundai Tucson PHEV revealed

The next-generation Hyundai Tucson PHEV will go on sale this spring with a 261bhp powertrain and an electric range of around 30 miles
9 Dec 2020
New 1,873bhp Pininfarina Battista completes first high speed test at Nardo
Pininfarina Battista - front action
News

New 1,873bhp Pininfarina Battista completes first high speed test at Nardo

Development of immense electric Pininfarina Battista hypercar picks up pace ahead of launch later this year
7 Dec 2020
New Fiat 500 2020 review
Fiat 500

New Fiat 500 2020 review

New all-electric Fiat 500 combines classic lines with latest tech and up to 199 miles of range
2 Dec 2020
Ineos and Hyundai agree new collaboration for hydrogen power
Ineos

Ineos and Hyundai agree new collaboration for hydrogen power

The Ineos Grenadier could soon feature a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain alongside BMW-sourced petrol and diesels
23 Nov 2020
New Volkswagen Golf GTE 2020 review
Volkswagen Golf GTE

New Volkswagen Golf GTE 2020 review

Is the new 242bhp plug-in hybrid Volkswagen Golf GTE the pick of the range? We find out...
19 Nov 2020
New Ferrari SF90 Spider arrives: 986bhp hybrid good for 211mph
Ferrari SF90 Stradale

New Ferrari SF90 Spider arrives: 986bhp hybrid good for 211mph

211mph top speed and zero-emissions running possible in new range-topping drop-top Ferrari SF90 Spider
12 Nov 2020
New BMW i4 set to lead charge of six new electric cars
BMW

New BMW i4 set to lead charge of six new electric cars

The new all-electric BMW i4 is set to boast a range of around 373 miles and our exclusive images preview how it could look
6 Nov 2020
Bowler reveals classic Defender 110 will live on with V8 power
Land Rover Defender

Bowler reveals classic Defender 110 will live on with V8 power

Derbyshire based Bowler developing road-going four-seat V8 powered Defender Station Wagon for first vehicle under JLR ownership
4 Nov 2020