John McIlroy

e-mail: john_mcilroy@dennis.co.uk 

New 2021 Lexus NX arrives with firm’s first plug-in hybrid drivetrain
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Lexus NX SUV

New 2021 Lexus NX arrives with firm’s first plug-in hybrid drivetrain

The new Lexus NX 350h features a standard hybrid set-up, while the NX 450h+ gets a plug-in hybrid powertrain capable of 40 miles of pure electric powe…
12 Jun 2021
New Toyota Land Cruiser 300 revealed with six-cylinder petrol and diesel power
Toyota Land Cruiser - front
Toyota Land Cruiser

New Toyota Land Cruiser 300 revealed with six-cylinder petrol and diesel power

Six-cylinder engine line-up and clever new suspension tech for the new large Toyota Land Cruiser, but it’s not destined for the UK
9 Jun 2021
New Lotus Emira’s digital dash teased ahead of Goodwood reveal
Lotus Emira wheel
Lotus

New Lotus Emira’s digital dash teased ahead of Goodwood reveal

The Lotus Emira will feature a fully digital cockpit – but the wheel in the teaser images has paddle shifters, meaning a manual option is unlikely
8 Jun 2021
Mitsubishi Starion 4WD: unseen pictures of the lost Group B rally car
Mitsubishi Starion 4WD Group B rally car
Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Starion 4WD: unseen pictures of the lost Group B rally car

Never seen before images of the Mitsubishi Starion 4WD show how the brand’s Group B challenger would have shaped up…
28 May 2021
New Gordon Murray all-electric SUV plans revealed
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New Gordon Murray all-electric SUV plans revealed

Gordon Murray is in the process of developing a small all-electric SUV
11 May 2021
New Gordon Murray Project Two supercar to sit below T.50
Gordon Murray T.50
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New Gordon Murray Project Two supercar to sit below T.50

The new more affordable Gordon Murray Project Two supercar will use the T.50's normally aspirated V12 engine
11 May 2021
New 2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5: UK prices and specs confirmed
Ioniq 5 - front
Hyundai

New 2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5: UK prices and specs confirmed

Boxy all-electric Ioniq 5 crossover is priced from £36,995 and has a maximum range of 300 miles
7 May 2021

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New 2022 Skoda Fabia grows in size and gets tech boost
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Skoda Fabia

New 2022 Skoda Fabia grows in size and gets tech boost

The new fourth-generation Skoda Fabia supermini is expected to hit UK showrooms early in 2022
4 May 2021
New Volkswagen ID.3 Tour Pro S 2021 review
Volkswagen ID.3 Tour Pro S - front
Volkswagen ID.3

New Volkswagen ID.3 Tour Pro S 2021 review

The new Volkswagen ID.3 Tour Pro S comes with a bigger 77kWh battery, but is it worth the extra cash?
30 Apr 2021
Sporty Volkswagen 'GTX' badge to appear on more electric ID models
Volkswagen GTX
Volkswagen

Sporty Volkswagen 'GTX' badge to appear on more electric ID models

Volkswagen wants to establish GTX as a new high-performance badge for its all-electric lineup
29 Apr 2021
'We’ve finally seen evidence that Lotus really does have an exciting future'
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Lotus

'We’ve finally seen evidence that Lotus really does have an exciting future'

John McIlroy is looking forward to seeing Lotus branch out into more family-orientated cars
28 Apr 2021
New Lotus SUV likely as part of brand’s electric revolution
Lotus SUV - front (watermarked)
Lotus

New Lotus SUV likely as part of brand’s electric revolution

Stunning plan from Hethel will see the Lotus brand expand like never before with a new SUV, plus production lines in Norfolk and China
27 Apr 2021
Hyundai’s N division considering hot electric Ioniq model
Ioniq 5 N - front (watermarked)
Hyundai

Hyundai’s N division considering hot electric Ioniq model

Hyundai's performance N division could continue aggressive product rollout with a Skoda Enyaq iV vRS rival
27 Apr 2021
New Toyota bZ4X previews electric SUV on sale in 2022
Toyota bZ4X concept - front
Toyota

New Toyota bZ4X previews electric SUV on sale in 2022

Toyota’s first car on new e-TNGA platform is a new Volkswagen ID.4 rival
19 Apr 2021
New Skoda Octavia iV 2021 review
Skoda Octavia iV - front
Skoda Octavia

New Skoda Octavia iV 2021 review

Is the Skoda Octavia best with plug-in hybrid power? We try the new iV model to find out...
16 Apr 2021
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'
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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
New Hyundai Kona Hybrid 2021 review
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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
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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
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 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