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.

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 2021 Nissan Qashqai to go hybrid only
Nissan Qashqai

New 2021 Nissan Qashqai to go hybrid only

The Mk3 Nissan Qashqai drops diesel in favour of hybrid engines, and our exclusive images preview how it could look
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
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid and S E-Hybrid updated with new battery
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid - front
Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid and S E-Hybrid updated with new battery

Longer electric only range on the cards for Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid and S E-Hybrid
29 Oct 2020

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Mercedes to increase Aston Martin share holding to 20% as part of new deal
Aston Martin

Mercedes to increase Aston Martin share holding to 20% as part of new deal

Aston Martin to take further technologies from Mercedes in return for further shares in the financially battered British company
27 Oct 2020
New Fiat Panda facelift gains Sport model as part of nip-tuck
Fiat Panda

New Fiat Panda facelift gains Sport model as part of nip-tuck

The Fiat Panda has been overhauled for 2020, with a new infotainment display part of the package alongside a new look trim structure
23 Oct 2020
New 2020 Cupra Formentor: UK prices and specs revealed
Cupra Formentor

New 2020 Cupra Formentor: UK prices and specs revealed

The new 306bhp Cupra Formentor SUV starts from £39,830 in the UK, but cheaper, less powerful versions are on the way
20 Oct 2020
New Renault Megane eVision: concept previews electric Megane SUV for 2021
News

New Renault Megane eVision: concept previews electric Megane SUV for 2021

Future of the Renault Megane is previewed by a striking new electric SUV concept car that will be on sale in 2021
15 Oct 2020
New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport turns up the wick to 296bhp
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport turns up the wick to 296bhp

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport adds more power and gets an aero overhaul
13 Oct 2020
New 2020 SEAT Leon: PHEV model to cost from £30,970
SEAT Leon - front
SEAT Leon

New 2020 SEAT Leon: PHEV model to cost from £30,970

The fourth-generation SEAT Leon now boasts a plug-in eHybrid option, which is available in the UK from just under £31k
12 Oct 2020
New Skoda smartphone app listens to your engine to pinpoint faults
News

New Skoda smartphone app listens to your engine to pinpoint faults

Skoda’s new diagnostic tool simply compares recordings of engine notes to accurately find problems
9 Oct 2020
New Volkswagen Tiguan R 2020 review
Road tests

New Volkswagen Tiguan R 2020 review

We test the new Volkswagen Tiguan R and see if VW's mid-size SUV suits hot hatch power
6 Oct 2020
New Volkswagen Tiguan 2020 review
Volkswagen Tiguan

New Volkswagen Tiguan 2020 review

The Volkswagen Tiguan has been updated for 2020, but is it better than ever?
2 Oct 2020
New 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS iV PHEV prices revealed
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS iV PHEV prices revealed

Hot new Skoda Octavia vRS iV plug-in hybrid will have a starting price of £35,020
2 Oct 2020
New Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2020 review
Volkswagen Tiguan

New Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid 2020 review

We find out if the new Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid can be competitive in the tough hybrid SUV genre
2 Oct 2020
New 2020 Kia Picanto: UK prices and specifications revealed
Kia Picanto

New 2020 Kia Picanto: UK prices and specifications revealed

Facelifted Kia Picanto city car comes with sharp new look and updated standard equipment
1 Oct 2020
Next generation Jaguar Land Rover interiors to be made from recycled plastic waste
Jaguar

Next generation Jaguar Land Rover interiors to be made from recycled plastic waste

Econyl - the popular recycled nylon textile - is coming to future Jaguar Land Rover interiors
28 Sep 2020
New 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback coupe-SUV turns on the style
Audi Q5

New 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback coupe-SUV turns on the style

The Audi Q5 Sportback is the sportier alternative to the brand’s best selling model, and a hot SQ5 variant is also in the pipeline
26 Sep 2020
New MG 5 EV 2020 review
MG MG5 Hatchback

New MG 5 EV 2020 review

The new all-electric MG 5 starts from under £25k and boasts a 214-mile range
25 Sep 2020
2020 Mercedes S-Class on sale now
Mercedes S-Class

2020 Mercedes S-Class on sale now

Flagship Mercedes S-Class saloon on the UK market – and it’s more tech-laden than ever
24 Sep 2020
Long-wheelbase Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended launched
Rolls-Royce Ghost

Long-wheelbase Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended launched

New “Extended” version of the Rolls-Royce Ghost has the most rear legroom of any four-seat saloon
24 Sep 2020
New 2020 Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV revealed with up to 323 miles of range
Volkswagen ID.4

New 2020 Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV revealed with up to 323 miles of range

The new Tiguan-sized Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV becomes VW’s second ID. model, rivalling the Tesla Model Y
23 Sep 2020
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 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 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 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 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
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 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