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 Audi SQ8 2020 review
Audi Q8 SUV

New Audi SQ8 2020 review

The Audi SQ8 is now petrol-powered with 500bhp, but does it risk making the flagship RS Q8 redundant?
15 Sep 2020
New Audi S3 2020 review
Audi S3 Hatchback

New Audi S3 2020 review

Storming new Audi S3 Sportback joins standard hatch in line-up, but what’s it like on the road
15 Sep 2020
New Audi SQ7 2020 review
Audi Q7

New Audi SQ7 2020 review

Has a switch to petrol power improved the blistering Audi SQ7 SUV? We find out...
15 Sep 2020
New 2021 Hyundai Tucson SUV arrives with radical new look
Hyundai Tucson

New 2021 Hyundai Tucson SUV arrives with radical new look

The big-selling Hyundai Tucson gets distinctive new look, posh interior and more electrification for fourth version
15 Sep 2020
Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger: specs, gadgets and review
Aston Martin

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger: specs, gadgets and review

We’re given a Q branch-style briefing on the £3.3million Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger, and then we take if for a drive
9 Sep 2020
New 2020 Honda Civic Type R: UK prices revealed for updated line-up
Honda Civic Type R

New 2020 Honda Civic Type R: UK prices revealed for updated line-up

The lightweight limited edition model has sold out, but the subtle Honda Civic Type R Sport Line model now joins the range
7 Sep 2020
New 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 interior teased ahead of launch
Volkswagen ID.4

New 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 interior teased ahead of launch

New interior shots of the pure-electric Volkswagen ID.4 SUV, ahead of its scheduled launch at the end of September
4 Sep 2020

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New Jeep Renegade 4xe hybrid 2020 review
Road tests

New Jeep Renegade 4xe hybrid 2020 review

The new Jeep Renegade 4xe looks to combine hybrid efficiency with off-road prowess
4 Sep 2020
New Mercedes S-Class aims to redefine the luxury saloon for 2020 and beyond
Mercedes S-Class

New Mercedes S-Class aims to redefine the luxury saloon for 2020 and beyond

Level 3 autonomous driving promised from 2021 in technologically pioneering seventh-generation Mercedes S-Class flagship
2 Sep 2020
New 435mile 2021 Mercedes EQS electric flagship to stand out next to new S-Class
Mercedes EQS

New 435mile 2021 Mercedes EQS electric flagship to stand out next to new S-Class

A totally different look and a different customer base is in mind for the electric Mercedes EQS
2 Sep 2020
First Volkswagen ID.3 models arrive in the UK
Volkswagen ID.3

First Volkswagen ID.3 models arrive in the UK

First batch of Volkswagen ID.3 hatchbacks unloaded at Grimsby, all of which are set to reach customers later this month
2 Sep 2020
2020 Hyundai Kona facelift ushers-in new look
Hyundai Kona SUV

2020 Hyundai Kona facelift ushers-in new look

A sharp new look for the Hyundai Kona SUV with petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric versions as well as a hot 'N' badged model
1 Sep 2020
New Rolls-Royce Ghost luxury saloon wafts in
Rolls-Royce Ghost

New Rolls-Royce Ghost luxury saloon wafts in

The new Rolls-Royce Ghost offers 563bhp from its 6.75-litre V12, new Adaptive Planar suspension and lots of attention to detail
1 Sep 2020
New 2020 SEAT Ateca SUV: UK prices and specifications revealed
SEAT Ateca SUV

New 2020 SEAT Ateca SUV: UK prices and specifications revealed

SEAT has revealed prices and UK specifications for the facelifted Ateca SUV, which is available to order now priced from £23,670. 
31 Aug 2020
Next BMW X1 due in 2022 with imposing new look
News

Next BMW X1 due in 2022 with imposing new look

The next BMW X1 will be on sale in 2022 along with all-electric iX1 variant
28 Aug 2020
New 2020 Peugeot e-Boxer electric van arrives with 211 mile range
News

New 2020 Peugeot e-Boxer electric van arrives with 211 mile range

New Peugeot e-Boxer full-size van with 70kWh battery joins growing fold of electric vans from PSA
27 Aug 2020
New 2021 Mercedes SL: first official images of Merc’s AMG-developed 2+2 roadster
Mercedes SL

New 2021 Mercedes SL: first official images of Merc’s AMG-developed 2+2 roadster

A bold reinvention of Mercedes’s flagship SL roadster is on the cards for 2021 with added AMG spice
27 Aug 2020
Land Rover Discovery Sport range boosted by 2020 updates
Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV

Land Rover Discovery Sport range boosted by 2020 updates

Mild hybrid diesel engines improved infotainment and a hot R-Dynamic S model boost the Land Rover Discovery Sport range...
25 Aug 2020
2020 Range Rover Evoque gains mild hybrid diesels and infotainment upgrades
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV

2020 Range Rover Evoque gains mild hybrid diesels and infotainment upgrades

The Range Rover Evoque Range has been expanded and improved with the latest infotainment tech and new electrified diesel options...
25 Aug 2020
New 986bhp F1-engined Mercedes-AMG One hypercar hits the track
Mercedes

New 986bhp F1-engined Mercedes-AMG One hypercar hits the track

Outrageous Mercedes-AMG One flagship gets rolling at speed ahead of its full debut later this year
19 Aug 2020
New Audi A3 2020 review
Audi A3 Hatchback

New Audi A3 2020 review

The new Audi A3 Sportback hatch ramps up the tech and quality
14 Aug 2020
New BMW 2 Series Coupe spied ahead of 2021 launch
BMW 2 Series

New BMW 2 Series Coupe spied ahead of 2021 launch

BMW’s next-generation 2 Series Coupe will stick with its predecessor’s rear-driven layout – and we’ve spotted it during its test programme
6 Aug 2020
New 2022 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 rewrites the supercar rule book
News

New 2022 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 rewrites the supercar rule book

The new three-seat Gordon Murray T.50 is a spiritual successor to the McLaren F1, with two-thirds of the 100-car run already sold ahead of its 2022 ar…
4 Aug 2020
Mercedes me smartphone companion apps updated for 2020
Mercedes

Mercedes me smartphone companion apps updated for 2020

All three Mercedes me apps now just need one login, and all three get a new look too
4 Aug 2020
Jaguar Land Rover names Thierry Bollore new CEO
Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover names Thierry Bollore new CEO

Ex short-term Renault boss, Thierry Bollore will take the reins at JLR as the company enters a new era.
28 Jul 2020
New Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid 2020 review
Suzuki Swift Sport Hatchback

New Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid 2020 review

Hybrid power is a real boost for the Suzuki Swift Sport hot hatch, but it comes at a cost
24 Jul 2020
New 2021 Hyundai i20 N spied tearing around the Nurburgring
Hyundai i20

New 2021 Hyundai i20 N spied tearing around the Nurburgring

Hyundai’s i20 N hot hatchback will make its debut next year, offering new competition for the Ford Fiesta ST
23 Jul 2020
New 580bhp Callum Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged revealed in production ready form
Aston Martin Vanquish

New 580bhp Callum Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged revealed in production ready form

Just 25 bespoke examples of Ian Callum’s reimagined Vanquish will be built, with ‘infinite’ colours for buyers to choose from
22 Jul 2020
New 2020 Jeep Renegade 4xe plugs in with up to 134mpg
Jeep

New 2020 Jeep Renegade 4xe plugs in with up to 134mpg

The new plug-in hybrid Jeep Renegade keeps off-road prowess and adds battery power to enable 134mpg and 50g/km CO2
20 Jul 2020
New Lotus Evora GT410 2020 review
Lotus Evora

New Lotus Evora GT410 2020 review

Can the new Lotus Evora GT410 find the right balance between sports car and everyday useability?
16 Jul 2020
New Maserati Ghibli Hybrid gets four-cylinder 48-volt power
Maserati Ghibli Saloon

New Maserati Ghibli Hybrid gets four-cylinder 48-volt power

Electric supercharger technology means 325bhp and 420Nm torque for Maserati’s new hybrid saloon
16 Jul 2020
Porsche 911 Turbo arrives with 572bhp and £134k price tag 
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 Turbo arrives with 572bhp and £134k price tag 

The standard 911 Turbo sits below the existing S model, yet still promises staggering speed for its £134,400 price tag 
15 Jul 2020
Vauxhall to resume production at Ellesmere Port site on 17 August
Vauxhall

Vauxhall to resume production at Ellesmere Port site on 17 August

Over 100 new safety measures will see production line at Astra facility restart next month
15 Jul 2020
New 2020 Audi A3: prices and specs confirmed
Audi A3

New 2020 Audi A3: prices and specs confirmed

The fourth-generation Audi A3 is on sale now, in both hatchback and saloon body styles – and a starting price of £23,300
13 Jul 2020