John McIlroy

e-mail: john_mcilroy@dennis.co.uk 

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
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV concept car uncovered 
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV
News

Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV concept car uncovered 

The first Jaguar concept car in seven years arrives, a physical version of the Jaguar’s racer from the Gran Turismo game series
16 Dec 2020

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New Peugeot 3008 2020 review
Peugeot 3008 brown - front tracking
Peugeot 3008 SUV

New Peugeot 3008 2020 review

More equipment and an even better interior keep the Peugeot 3008 near the top of the mid-sized SUV class
15 Dec 2020
New Ford Mustang Mach-E 2020 review
Ford Mustang Mach-E - front tracking
Ford Mustang Mach-E

New Ford Mustang Mach-E 2020 review

We grab the reins of Ford's Mustang Mach-E electric SUV and come away impressed
15 Dec 2020
New Toyota ‘BZ’ to be brand's first all-electric car
Toyota BEV sketch
Toyota

New Toyota ‘BZ’ to be brand's first all-electric car

Toyota, the purveyor of the ‘self-charging hybrid’ is set to launch its first pure electric car, a RAV4-sized SUV - and our exclusive images preview h…
10 Dec 2020
New Citroen C4 2020 review
Citroen C4

New Citroen C4 2020 review

The all-new Citroen C4 rivals the VW Golf and Ford Focus, but how does it compare?
9 Dec 2020
New Skoda Octavia vRS iV Estate 2020 review
Skoda Octavia vRS Estate

New Skoda Octavia vRS iV Estate 2020 review

The plug-in hybrid Skoda Octavia vRS iV Estate looks great on paper, but does it deliver on the road?
9 Dec 2020
New all-electric Lexus teased ahead of 2022 arrival
Lexus

New all-electric Lexus teased ahead of 2022 arrival

Lexus has teased a future electric car, which looks likely to take design elements from the LF-30 concept
7 Dec 2020
New Toyota SUV to plug gap between C-HR and RAV4
Toyota

New Toyota SUV to plug gap between C-HR and RAV4

Toyota is planning to add a mid-size SUV to its line up to sit between the C-HR and RAV4
7 Dec 2020
New Skoda Octavia vRS Estate 2020 review
Skoda Octavia vRS Estate

New Skoda Octavia vRS Estate 2020 review

Does the hot Skoda Octavia vRS Estate successfully combine fun and function?
30 Nov 2020
New Porsche Boxster GTS 4.0 PDK review
Porsche Boxster GTS 4.0 PDK
Porsche Boxster

New Porsche Boxster GTS 4.0 PDK review

Can you have more fun for £70,000 than you do in the new Porsche Boxster GTS PDK? We think not.
27 Nov 2020
New Porsche 911 Turbo 2020 review
Porsche 911 Turbo prototype - front
Porsche 911 Coupe

New Porsche 911 Turbo 2020 review

We find out if the new Porsche 911 Turbo is the pick of the German sports car range
26 Nov 2020
“BMW has mastered the art of provoking a reaction”
Opinion

“BMW has mastered the art of provoking a reaction”

While the BMW iX shows what a car with a £100k price tag can offer, deputy editor John McIlroy thinks the new Nissan Qashqai still promises plenty for…
19 Nov 2020
'Bentley needs real powertrain innovation if it’s to remain remotely relevant'
Opinion

'Bentley needs real powertrain innovation if it’s to remain remotely relevant'

Deputy editor John McIlroy thinks Bentley's EV switch is key to the firm's future
11 Nov 2020
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
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 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