John McIlroy

e-mail: john_mcilroy@dennis.co.uk 

New Vauxhall Mokka 2021 review
Vauxhall Mokka - front
Vauxhall Mokka

New Vauxhall Mokka 2021 review

The all-new Vauxhall Mokka has arrived in the UK to take on the Ford Puma and Renault Captur
2 Apr 2021
New Vauxhall Mokka-e 2021 review
Vauxhall Mokka-e - front
Vauxhall Mokka

New Vauxhall Mokka-e 2021 review

The new all-electric Vauxhall Mokka-e boasts 134bhp and a 201-mile range
2 Apr 2021
New Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept previews brand’s EV future
Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept - front
Lexus

New Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept previews brand’s EV future

The new Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept boasts a four-wheel drive system with 536bhp and 700Nm of torque
30 Mar 2021
'The BMW M3 and Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio are state of the art, yet in some ways they’re also dinosaurs'
Opinion BMW M3
Opinion

'The BMW M3 and Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio are state of the art, yet in some ways they’re also dinosaurs'

Deputy editor John McIlroy thinks we should celebrate combustion engines before they die out
27 Mar 2021
New Hyundai Kona Electric 2021 review
Hyundai Kona electric
Hyundai Kona Electric

New Hyundai Kona Electric 2021 review

Can the newly revised Hyundai Kona Electric challenge the tough electric crossover segment?
26 Mar 2021
New Alpina B8 Gran Coupe takes BMW’s 8 Series 4-door to another level
Alpina B8 Gran Coupe
Alpina

New Alpina B8 Gran Coupe takes BMW’s 8 Series 4-door to another level

Alpina B8 Gran Coupe launched as a fresh take on the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe from the famous tuner.
24 Mar 2021
New Skoda Fabia Estate, Superb and affordable electric car all in Skoda pipeline
Skoda
Skoda

New Skoda Fabia Estate, Superb and affordable electric car all in Skoda pipeline

Skoda has revealed plans for its future model range
24 Mar 2021

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New Hyundai Kona Hybrid 2021 review
New Hyundai Kona Hybrid 2021 review - main
Hyundai Kona SUV

New Hyundai Kona Hybrid 2021 review

We find out if the new Hyundai Kona Hybrid is the best iteration of the small Korean SUV
22 Mar 2021
Next-generation Porsche Cayman could go fully electric
Porsche 718 Cayman T - front
Porsche Cayman

Next-generation Porsche Cayman could go fully electric

Porsche will decide on switching Cayman and Boxster models to electric power by the summer
19 Mar 2021
New 2022 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 supercar undergoes first shakedown
GMA T.50 testing
News

New 2022 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 supercar undergoes first shakedown

Upcoming GMA T.50 hits the track for the first time but with only limited running
15 Mar 2021
New Ford Mustang Mach 1 on sale in the UK now from £55,185
Ford Mustang Mach 1
Ford Mustang Coupe

New Ford Mustang Mach 1 on sale in the UK now from £55,185

The track-focused Ford Mustang Mach 1 comes with a 454bhp 5.0-litre V8 and a six-speed manual gearbox
15 Mar 2021
'Tesla's dominance is no longer a given'
Tesla vs Ford
Opinion

'Tesla's dominance is no longer a given'

Deputy editor John McIlroy mulls over the Ford Mustang Mach-E's shock win over the Tesla Model 3
13 Mar 2021
New Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition 2021 review
Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition - front
Porsche 911 Targa

New Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition 2021 review

The Heritage Design Edition isn't cheap, but overall the new Porsche 911 Targa has very few flaws
11 Mar 2021
Volkswagen lays out new plans for electrified future
VW ID
News

Volkswagen lays out new plans for electrified future

Volkswagen has revealed plans for its current lineup along with its range of ID-branded electric cars
5 Mar 2021
New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2021 review
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport - front
Road tests

New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2021 review

Does more power and a finer chassis mean the latest Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport is the hot hatch to have?
5 Mar 2021
New 2021 Volvo C40 joins brand’s electric car line-up
Volvo C40 - front
Volvo C40

New 2021 Volvo C40 joins brand’s electric car line-up

The new Volvo C40 Recharge will take on electric car rivals such as the Tesla Model 3 and forthcoming Audi Q4 e-tron
2 Mar 2021
Electric Volvo XC20 SUV planned to sit below XC40
Volvo XC20 - front (watermarked)
Volvo

Electric Volvo XC20 SUV planned to sit below XC40

Volvo will grow its SUV offering with a new compact 'XC20' model on a new electric car platform and it's released the first teaser image.
2 Mar 2021
Volvo to go all-electric by 2030 with new small EV planned
Volvo teaser XC20
Volvo

Volvo to go all-electric by 2030 with new small EV planned

Volvo will sell only electric cars by 2030 and push more sales online, away from conventional dealers  
2 Mar 2021
New all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 arrives to take on Tesla
Ioniq 5 - front
Hyundai

New all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 arrives to take on Tesla

The new Ioniq 5 – the first model from Hyundai’s all-electric sub-brand – takes design influence from the 45 Concept and will be offered with two batt…
23 Feb 2021
New track-only Gordon Murray T.50s Niki Lauda arrives with 725bhp
Gordon Murray T.50s Niki Lauda - front
News

New track-only Gordon Murray T.50s Niki Lauda arrives with 725bhp

The hardcore Gordon Murray T.50s Niki Lauda is lighter and more powerful than the road car
22 Feb 2021
New Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 review
Volkswagen Golf Estate - front
Volkswagen Golf Estate

New Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 review

The new Volkswagen Golf Estate is more practical than ever, but it still can't match up to some of its rivals
17 Feb 2021
New Jaguar Land Rover electric car offensive: full details
Land Rover EVs
Jaguar

New Jaguar Land Rover electric car offensive: full details

New JLR boss announces that Land Rover is to launch six new pure electric models in the next five years, but the all-electric Jaguar XJ project has be…
15 Feb 2021
Secret Fords uncovered
Secret Fords uncovered - Visos
Features

Secret Fords uncovered

Plans for a replacement Ford Capri have finally been revealed thanks to a new book
13 Feb 2021
New Audi A3 40 TFSI e 2021 review
Audi A3 40 TFSI e PHEV - front
Audi A3

New Audi A3 40 TFSI e 2021 review

Is the Audi A3 40 TFSI e plug-in hybrid the best variant of the premium hatch?
11 Feb 2021
New 2022 Lotus 'Type 131': the brand's new sports car in detail
Lotus Type 131 - front (exclusive image)
Lotus

New 2022 Lotus 'Type 131': the brand's new sports car in detail

The new Lotus sports car, which is codenamed Type 131, is likely to feature V6 hybrid power, and our exclusive images preview how it could look
8 Feb 2021
New Hyundai Kona 2021 review
Hyundai Kona - front tracking
Hyundai Kona

New Hyundai Kona 2021 review

The Hyundai Kona has been revised for 2021 and we find out just how much it's improved
5 Feb 2021
New Porsche Taycan RWD 2021 review
Porsche Taycan RWD - front
Porsche Taycan

New Porsche Taycan RWD 2021 review

We get behind the wheel of the new entry-level all-electric Porsche Taycan
2 Feb 2021
Lotus appoints new boss
Matt Windle Lotus
News

Lotus appoints new boss

Matt Windle will replace Phil Popham as the new managing director of Lotus
28 Jan 2021
Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI: long-term test review
Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI - long termer first report header
Skoda Octavia Hatchback

Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI: long-term test review

First report: the award-winning Skoda Octavia hatch is already proving to be a big hit
20 Jan 2021
New Hyundai Tucson 2021 review
Hyundai Tucson main
Hyundai Tucson

New Hyundai Tucson 2021 review

The head-turning and hi-tech Hyundai Tucson SUV is set to challenge its premium rivals
13 Jan 2021
Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 R-Design: long-term test review
Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 long termer - final report header
Volvo XC40

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

Final report: Our plug-in Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 has proved a useful step on the way to full electrification
13 Jan 2021
New Peugeot 5008 2021 review
Peugeot 5008

New Peugeot 5008 2021 review

The updated Peugeot 5008 arrives with a new look, but is the French brand’s seven-seater now better than ever?
4 Jan 2021
2021 predictions: car industry leaders forecast the year ahead
News

2021 predictions: car industry leaders forecast the year ahead

Our former Brit List winners exclusively predict what 2021 will look like for the car industry
1 Jan 2021
New Dacia Sandero 2021 review
Dacia Sandero 2021 - front tracking
Dacia Sandero

New Dacia Sandero 2021 review

The all-new Dacia Sandero hatchback belies its budget badge while staying true to its brand
16 Dec 2020