John McIlroy

e-mail: john_mcilroy@dennis.co.uk 

New Land Rover Defender 90 P400 2020 review
Land Rover Defender

New Land Rover Defender 90 P400 2020 review

The smaller Land Rover Defender 90 P400 joins the range with mild-hybrid power
28 Oct 2020
New Land Rover Defender 90 P300 2020 review
Land Rover Defender

New Land Rover Defender 90 P300 2020 review

The new Land Rover Defender 90 P300 shows its strengths off road
28 Oct 2020
New Hyundai i20 2020 review
Hyundai i20

New Hyundai i20 2020 review

Is the new Hyundai i20 a real rival to the Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta in the supermini class?
22 Oct 2020
‘The reveal of the Renault Megane eVision is hugely significant for the brand’
Renault

‘The reveal of the Renault Megane eVision is hugely significant for the brand’

Deputy editor John McIlroy thinks Renault’s new boss Luca de Meo has a tough task ahead, but hit the mark with the new all-electric Renault Megane eVi…
21 Oct 2020
New Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV 2020 review
Land Rover Discovery Sport

New Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV 2020 review

The Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e plug-in hybrid promises 135mpg and an all-electric range of 38 miles, but does it deliver?
21 Oct 2020
New Range Rover Evoque PHEV 2020 review
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

New Range Rover Evoque PHEV 2020 review

Brand-new 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine makes its debut in the new Range Rover Evoque plug-in hybrid
20 Oct 2020
Ford Mustang Mach 1: 454bhp manual muscle car to be sold in the UK
Ford Mustang Coupe

Ford Mustang Mach 1: 454bhp manual muscle car to be sold in the UK

Ford will sell the most extreme version of its Mustang coupe in Europe with the Mustang Mach 1 due in 2021
16 Oct 2020

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New Range Rover D350 Autobiography 2020 review
Land Rover Range Rover

New Range Rover D350 Autobiography 2020 review

The Range Rover swaps its old V8 diesel for a straight-six with mild hybrid assistance, and feels none the worse for it
15 Oct 2020
New Range Rover Sport D350 HST 2020 review
Land Rover Range Rover Sport

New Range Rover Sport D350 HST 2020 review

48-volt mild-hybrid tech comes to the Range Rover Sport in D350 diesel guise with silly mid-range shove matched to sensible economy...
15 Oct 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
15 Oct 2020
New 2022 Mercedes EQE electric saloon to rival Tesla Model S
Mercedes EQE

New 2022 Mercedes EQE electric saloon to rival Tesla Model S

The all-electric Mercedes EQE saloon will below the EQS limousine when it arrives in 2022 and our exclusive images preview how it could look
15 Oct 2020
New Lexus UX 300e review
Lexus UX

New Lexus UX 300e review

The Lexus UX 300e is the Japanese brand's first all-electric car and it's a strong contender
12 Oct 2020
New Porsche Panamera Turbo S 2020 review
Porsche Panamera Saloon

New Porsche Panamera Turbo S 2020 review

We drive the new range-topping Porsche Panamera Turbo S super saloon
9 Oct 2020
New 2021 Skoda Fabia fast-tracked for an early arrival
2021 Skoda Fabia exclusive image - front 3/4 static
Skoda Fabia

New 2021 Skoda Fabia fast-tracked for an early arrival

First look at all-important next-generation Skoda Fabia supermini tells us nothing from a design perspective, but reinforces fast-track development pl…
6 Oct 2020
New Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge 2020 review
Volvo XC40

New Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge 2020 review

Is the new all-electric Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge worth its nearly £60k price tag? We find out...
2 Oct 2020
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 model on a new electric car platform that could take the XC20 name.
1 Oct 2020
New Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition 2020 review
Honda Civic Type R

New Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition 2020 review

The new Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition has already sold out, and those buyers are in for a treat
30 Sep 2020
Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge R-Design: long-term test review
Volvo XC40

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

Second report: French trip shows off efficiency of Volvo XC40’s petrol engine
29 Sep 2020
New Dacia Sandero grows-up but aims to keep cheapest car crown
Dacia Sandero

New Dacia Sandero grows-up but aims to keep cheapest car crown

Due by the end of 2020, the new Dacia Sandero gets a modern Renault platform and the same low, low price
29 Sep 2020
New Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020 review
Lexus LC

New Lexus LC 500 Convertible 2020 review

Does the new Lexus LC 500 Convertible increase the luxury sports car’s appeal?
28 Sep 2020
Polestar Precept concept confirmed for production
Polestar

Polestar Precept concept confirmed for production

The all-electric Polestar Precept will rival the Tesla Model S and is due in 2023 at the earliest
26 Sep 2020
New Hyundai RM20e revealed as testbed for future performance EVs
Hyundai

New Hyundai RM20e revealed as testbed for future performance EVs

The 799bhp Hyundai RM20e has been unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show, showcasing the Korean brand's latest electric car technology
26 Sep 2020
'Make plug-in hybrids work for their eco credentials'
Opinion

'Make plug-in hybrids work for their eco credentials'

Deputy editor John McIlroy thinks a smarter taxation and incentive system would make plug-in hybrid owners drive more efficiently
24 Sep 2020
New Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid 2020 review
Porsche Panamera

New Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid 2020 review

The revised Porsche Panamera range gains a new longer-range plug-in 4S E-Hybrid variant
22 Sep 2020
New Honda Civic Type R 2020 review
Honda Civic Type R

New Honda Civic Type R 2020 review

We find out if the revised Honda Civic Type R can stay at the top of the hot hatch class
22 Sep 2020
New 2021 Ferrari Portofino M uncovered with 612bhp
Ferrari Portofino

New 2021 Ferrari Portofino M uncovered with 612bhp

The new Ferrari Portofino M gets a 20bhp power boost, a new eight-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox and more aggressive styling
16 Sep 2020
New Nissan 400Z previewed with Z Proto concept
Nissan 370Z

New Nissan 400Z previewed with Z Proto concept

The Z Proto concept hints at the next Z car, which is likely to be named the Nissan 400Z, but the production model won’t be coming to Europe
16 Sep 2020
New Volkswagen Golf GTI 2020 review
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf GTI 2020 review

We sample the eighth generation Volkswagen Golf GTI hot hatch on British roads
11 Sep 2020
No small Skoda electric cars after Citigo-e iV axed
News

No small Skoda electric cars after Citigo-e iV axed

Skoda axes Citigo-e iV with no electric car smaller than Octavia planned
4 Sep 2020
'Variety is the spice of life in the electric car market – at last'
Opinion

'Variety is the spice of life in the electric car market – at last'

Deputy Editor John McIlroy thinks there is no longer a lack of choice for electric car buyers
2 Sep 2020
Care by Volvo car subscription scheme rolls out across the UK
Care by Volvo
Volvo

Care by Volvo car subscription scheme rolls out across the UK

All UK motorists can now subscribe to the Care By Volvo premium car subscription scheme, which delivers the complete car service in one
2 Sep 2020
New Skoda Enyaq SUV enters the electric SUV class with 316-mile range
Skoda Enyaq

New Skoda Enyaq SUV enters the electric SUV class with 316-mile range

The new Skoda Enyaq iV shares much with the VW ID.4 SUV and starts at £30,450 with a maximum range of 316 miles
2 Sep 2020
Team Fordzilla P1 virtual hypercar designed by gamers
Ford

Team Fordzilla P1 virtual hypercar designed by gamers

Ford recruited online racers to design their own virtual hypercar concept and the futuristic Team Fordzilla P1 is the result
26 Aug 2020
New 2020 Porsche Panamera facelift reshuffles range
Porsche Panamera

New 2020 Porsche Panamera facelift reshuffles range

Porsche has tweaked its Panamera in a new facelift with design tweaks plus improvements to petrol and plug-in hybrid powertrains
26 Aug 2020