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John McIlroy

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Concept to reality: Mercedes-Benz Vision CLS to Mercedes-Benz CLS
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Concept to reality: Mercedes-Benz Vision CLS to Mercedes-Benz CLS

The Mercedes CLS helped popularise the four-door coupe class - we trace its roots from concept to reality
8 Aug 2020
New 2020 Toyota Yaris supermini to cost from £19,910 in the UK
Toyota Yaris

New 2020 Toyota Yaris supermini to cost from £19,910 in the UK

UK prices and specs for the new Toyota Yaris supermini have been revealed, with first deliveries expected in September
31 Jul 2020
New Mercedes GLB 220 d 2020 review
Mercedes GLB

New Mercedes GLB 220 d 2020 review

The new Mercedes GLB 220d SUV has the Land Rover Discovery Sport in its sights
24 Jul 2020
New Skoda Octavia 2020 review
Skoda Octavia

New Skoda Octavia 2020 review

Estate version of new Skoda Octavia impressed us. Now it’s the hatchback’s turn
23 Jul 2020
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New Hyundai i30 prototype review
Hyundai i30

New Hyundai i30 prototype review

The Hyundai i30 has been facelifted for 2020. We hit the road in a prototype model ahead of its official arrival
21 Jul 2020
New Hyundai i20 prototype review
Hyundai i20

New Hyundai i20 prototype review

We try out the all-new Hyundai i20 supermini in prototype form in the UK
21 Jul 2020
'VW Group management shake-up could be crucial to the car choice facing UK buyers'
Opinion

'VW Group management shake-up could be crucial to the car choice facing UK buyers'

Deputy editor John McIlroy points to outgoing Skoda boss as a key reason for the firm's success
15 Jul 2020

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New Nissan Ariya electric SUV unveiled ahead of 2021 launch
Nissan Ariya

New Nissan Ariya electric SUV unveiled ahead of 2021 launch

The Nissan Ariya, a rival for the Tesla Model Y, has arrived with a maximum range of 310 miles and pricing from around £37,500
15 Jul 2020
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Volvo On Call app: update adds data on energy use for plug-in hybrid owners
Volvo smart watch
Volvo

Volvo On Call app: update adds data on energy use for plug-in hybrid owners

Owners of Volvo plug-in hybrids will be able to see what proportion of their journeys are made using electric power through the On Call app
9 Jul 2020
New Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe 2020 review
Porsche Cayenne SUV

New Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe 2020 review

The new Porsche Cayenne GTS is marketed as the driver-focused model in the line-up, but does it deliver?
30 Jun 2020
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New SEAT Leon 2020 review
SEAT Leon

New SEAT Leon 2020 review

We sample the new fourth-generation SEAT Leon hatch on British roads for the first time
25 Jun 2020
New MG ZS EV review
MG ZS EV front
MG ZS EV

New MG ZS EV review

Can MG's ZS EV match the established players in the compact electric SUV class?
24 Jun 2020
New 2020 Jaguar I-Pace updates add quicker charging and more tech
Jaguar I-Pace

New 2020 Jaguar I-Pace updates add quicker charging and more tech

Improved tech added as part of the Jaguar I-Pace’s mild facelift, with the range now starting from £65,195
22 Jun 2020
"There’s never been a better time to buy a used car"
Opinion

"There’s never been a better time to buy a used car"

Deputy editor John McIlroy thinks buying a used car is more appealing than ever, with countless nearly-new examples on the market
17 Jun 2020
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“The Honda Jazz Crosstar surprises and bewilders in equal measure”
Honda Jazz

“The Honda Jazz Crosstar surprises and bewilders in equal measure”

Honda’s new Jazz gets a crossover version called Crosstar and John McIlroy cannot make head nor tail of it
8 Jun 2020
New Honda Jazz Crosstar 2020 review
Honda Jazz

New Honda Jazz Crosstar 2020 review

The new Honda Jazz Crosstar adds jacked-up appeal to the range, but is it anything more than just image over substance?
8 Jun 2020
New 2020 Fiat 500: hard-top hatchback version of new electric city car revealed
Fiat 500

New 2020 Fiat 500: hard-top hatchback version of new electric city car revealed

New hatchback variant of reborn city car joins convertible, with reservations open now
8 Jun 2020
New Honda Jazz 2020 review
Honda Jazz

New Honda Jazz 2020 review

The new Honda Jazz isn’t much fun to drive, but it’s safe and predictable, and the hybrid drive system is easy to get along with
5 Jun 2020
New Volkswagen Golf 2020 UK review
Volkswagen Golf

New Volkswagen Golf 2020 UK review

The new Volkswagen Golf will have to perform well on British roads to live up to its legendary name
5 Jun 2020
Volvo XC40 review
Volvo XC40 - front
Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 review

The Volvo XC40 is a comfortable and stylish small SUV that has some pleasing practical touches and a lot of Swedish cool
2 Jun 2020
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New Toyota Yaris 2020 review
2020 Toyota Yaris - front tracking
Toyota Yaris Hatchback

New Toyota Yaris 2020 review

The new Toyota Yaris is a car that focuses on efficiency and ease of ownership, much like its predecessors, and we cannot wait to try it out on UK roa…
28 May 2020
New facelifted BMW 5 Series takes aim at Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class
BMW 5 Series

New facelifted BMW 5 Series takes aim at Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class

The BMW 5 Series has been updated with styling and efficiency tweaks, while a new 545e performance plug-in model joins the line-up
27 May 2020
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New Kia Rio facelift adds range of mild hybrid engines
Kia Rio

New Kia Rio facelift adds range of mild hybrid engines

The Kia Rio supermini has been updated for 2020 with styling tweaks and a selection of new EcoDynamics+ engines
26 May 2020
All-new Fiat 500XL set to replace 500X and 500L
Fiat 500 X

All-new Fiat 500XL set to replace 500X and 500L

The next-generation 500X and 500L models are likely to merge into the Fiat 500XL and our exclusive images preview how it could look
25 May 2020
New Fiat Tipo family to include Nissan Qashqai rival
Fiat Tipo

New Fiat Tipo family to include Nissan Qashqai rival

The Fiat Tipo hatchback will morph into a range of new models, while a Fiat Punto successor is also on the way
23 May 2020
New Hyundai i30 N 2020 review
Hyundai i30 N

New Hyundai i30 N 2020 review

Subtle updates make the Hyundai i30 N hot hatch even better suited to UK roads
22 May 2020
New 2022 Fiat Panda to sit below 500 in new look line-up
Fiat Panda

New 2022 Fiat Panda to sit below 500 in new look line-up

The new cut-price Fiat Panda will be based on the Centoventi concept and our exclusive images preview how it could look
21 May 2020
Citroen C3 Aircross review
Citroen C3 Aircross - front
Citroen C3 Aircross

Citroen C3 Aircross review

The funky Citroen C3 Aircross is a practical take on the small crossover concept
19 May 2020
Post-coronavirus subsidies for non-electric cars would be a waste, says Volvo boss
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Post-coronavirus subsidies for non-electric cars would be a waste, says Volvo boss

Hakan Samuelsson believes it’s naive to expect everything to return to normal after the coronavirus, and the future is electric.
13 May 2020
Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge R-Design: long-term test review
Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge R-Design: long-term test review

First report: the plug-in hybrid Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge has got off to a strong start, thanks to life under lockdown
12 May 2020
Ford Focus ST Estate: long-term test review
Ford Focus ST Estate

Ford Focus ST Estate: long-term test review

Third report: our rapid load-lugging Ford Focus ST Estate meets a Transit with a difference
11 May 2020
New Skoda Enyaq prototype review
Skoda Enyaq

New Skoda Enyaq prototype review

We get behind the wheel of the all-electric Skoda Enyaq SUV ahead of its arrival early next year
7 May 2020
New Hyundai Ioniq Electric 2020 review
Hyundai Ioniq hatchback

New Hyundai Ioniq Electric 2020 review

The revised Hyundai Ioniq Electric hatch gets a bigger battery, more tech and an improved range
1 May 2020
New Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV and Range Rover Evoque PHEV join range
Land Rover Discovery Sport

New Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV and Range Rover Evoque PHEV join range

Plug-in hybrid powertrains are now available in the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque and both are now on sale
21 Apr 2020