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Matt Robinson

Matt’s been writing about cars professionally since 2009, cutting his teeth on specialist titles including BMW Car, Land Rover Owner and Retro Cars. In 2013 he joined automotive start-up Car Throttle, assisting with its rapid audience growth before becoming editor in 2016. He moved across to sister-title Auto Express in 2022, becoming deputy executive editor, a role which sees him work across the business on both editorial and commercial content as well as contributing to Carbuyer and DrivingElectric. Outside of work, Matt’s an avid mountain biker and strong Skoda Yeti advocate.


e-mail: matt_robinson@autovia.co.uk

Cupra Leon review
Cupra Leon 245 VZ1
In-depth reviews

Cupra Leon review

Now covering a wide range of options offering tepid to hot performance, there’s something for everyone in the Cupra Leon range
9 Apr 2024
What happens to old electric car batteries? Inside the UK's EV battery recycling industry
Battery recycling process - Complete battery floorplan
Features

What happens to old electric car batteries? Inside the UK's EV battery recycling industry

We pay a visit to Ecobat’s battery recycling facility in the West Midlands
30 Mar 2024
Nissan Juke (Mk1, 2010-2019) icon review: a divisive trailblazer
Nissan Juke Mk1 - front
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Nissan Juke (Mk1, 2010-2019) icon review: a divisive trailblazer

Love it or hate it, the Nissan Juke was a game-changer when it first arrived in the UK
6 Mar 2024
Volvo P1800 (Mk1, 1961-1963) icon review: not fast, but just look at it
Volvo P1800 - front tracking
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Volvo P1800 (Mk1, 1961-1963) icon review: not fast, but just look at it

Volvo’s second take at a sports car was a real hit
13 Feb 2024
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Honda CR-V (Mk1, 1997-2001) icon drive: trailblazing soft-roader has still got it
Honda CR-V Mk1 - front tracking
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Honda CR-V (Mk1, 1997-2001) icon drive: trailblazing soft-roader has still got it

Honda's original soft-roader was remarkably practical
22 Jan 2024
Range Rover (Mk1, 1970–1994) icon drive: Britain’s first luxury SUV
Range Rover Mk1 – front tracking
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Range Rover (Mk1, 1970–1994) icon drive: Britain’s first luxury SUV

We get behind the wheel of ‘a car for all reasons’
23 Oct 2023
Inside MG: the past, present and future
MG dealer
Features

Inside MG: the past, present and future

UK commercial boss Guy Pigounakis has been with MG through thick and thin. He tells us about the brand’s strong growth and the cars that are driving i…
10 Oct 2023

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MG in the UK: selling China's British car brand
Auto Express deputy executive editor Matt Robinson interviewing MG Motor UK head of product and planning systems David Allison
Features

MG in the UK: selling China's British car brand

The UK still plays a vital part in MG’s fortunes. We look round its two bases here
10 Oct 2023
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Nissan 350Z (Mk1, 2003-2009) icon review
Nissan 350Z icon - front
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Nissan 350Z (Mk1, 2003-2009) icon review

The V6 Nissan 350Z sports car brought the Z badge back in style
26 Sep 2023
BMW i7 review
BMW i7 - front tracking
In-depth reviews

BMW i7 review

You’ll either love or loathe the styling, but the BMW i7 is a supremely comfortable and capable luxury EV
11 Sep 2023
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Bentley Turbo R (Mk1, 1985-1997) icon review
Bentley Turbo R - front tracking
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Bentley Turbo R (Mk1, 1985-1997) icon review

We drive the original fun-focused luxury saloon
4 Sep 2023
Volvo 850 T-5R (Mk1, 1995) icon review
Volvo 850 T-5R - front tracking
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Volvo 850 T-5R (Mk1, 1995) icon review

We take a look back at the first of Volvo's sporty estates
15 Aug 2023
Toyota RAV4 (Mk1, 1994-2000) icon review
Toyota RAV4 Mk1 icon - front
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Toyota RAV4 (Mk1, 1994-2000) icon review

We take a look back at the Mk1 Toyota RAV4 - arguably where the ‘soft-roader’ trend all started
25 Jul 2023
New Vauxhall Astra GSe 2023 UK review
Vauxhall Astra GSe - front tracking
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New Vauxhall Astra GSe 2023 UK review

A first UK drive in the Vauxhall Astra GSe doesn’t change our perception of the car
16 Jun 2023
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Land Rover Discovery (Mk1, 1989-1998) icon review
Land Rover Discovery Mk1 - front tracking
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Land Rover Discovery (Mk1, 1989-1998) icon review

We drive the 4x4 legend that stayed true to its roots
13 Jun 2023
New Volkswagen Grand California 2023 review
Volkswagen Grand California - front angled static
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New Volkswagen Grand California 2023 review

The smaller of the two Grand California models transforms a mid-wheelbase Crafter van into a slickly made camper, but one that’s not as big inside as …
6 Jun 2023
New DS 3 PureTech 130 2023 review
DS 3 PureTech 130 - front
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New DS 3 PureTech 130 2023 review

A UK drive of the DS 3 PureTech further reinforces our view that it makes much more sense than the pricey E-Tense EV
22 May 2023
Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV review
Skoda Enyaq Coupe - front tracking
In-depth reviews

Skoda Enyaq Coupe iV review

Skoda’s all-electric coupe-SUV sacrifices very little for the sake of style
22 May 2023
Honda NSX (Mk1, 1990-2005) icon review
Honda NSX Mk1 - front
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Honda NSX (Mk1, 1990-2005) icon review

The radical Honda NSX supercar is as easy to live with as a Civic
18 May 2023
New LEVC electric car architecture to bring major range expansion
LEVC SOA platform
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New LEVC electric car architecture to bring major range expansion

The Geely-owned company behind the TX electric London taxi has an ambitious expansion plan based around the new ‘SOA’ architecture
4 May 2023
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New Jaguar F-Type P450 75 2023 review
Jaguar F-Type P450 75 - front cornering
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New Jaguar F-Type P450 75 2023 review

The F-Type 75 marks the end of an era for combustion-powered Jaguar sports cars
25 Apr 2023
Nissan Qashqai (Mk1, 2006-2013) icon review
Nissan Qashqai Mk1 - front
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Nissan Qashqai (Mk1, 2006-2013) icon review

The Mk1 Nissan Qashqai is the car that kickstarted the crossover craze
20 Apr 2023
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Dacia dealers: inside the showrooms of Britain's favourite budget car brand
Dacia Staples Corner dealership
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Dacia dealers: inside the showrooms of Britain's favourite budget car brand

Much has changed for Dacia’s dealers and customers since the brand’s UK debut in 2013
14 Apr 2023
History of Dacia - and its greatest cars
Classic Dacia logo
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History of Dacia - and its greatest cars

While Dacia only arrived in the UK in 2013, the marque has been producing cars since 1968. Here’s a look at its history and landmark models…
10 Apr 2023
Ford Mondeo (Mk1, 1993-2000) icon review
Ford Mondeo Mk1 icon - front
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Ford Mondeo (Mk1, 1993-2000) icon review

The popular Mk1 Ford Mondeo was a game-changer for the Blue Oval
9 Apr 2023
How to build a budget car: Dacia's engineering philosophy uncovered
Dacia - virtual reality
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How to build a budget car: Dacia's engineering philosophy uncovered

We discover how the way Dacia builds its cars is totally in keeping with the manufacturer’s philosophy
7 Apr 2023
Dacia Jogger: European road-trip marathon in UK's cheapest 7-seater
Dacia Jogger road-trip - Opposite Eiffel Tower
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Dacia Jogger: European road-trip marathon in UK's cheapest 7-seater

We cover roughly 1,500 miles across Europe to explore Dacia’s roots
5 Apr 2023
New Mazda CX-60 diesel 2023 review
Mazda CX-60 Takumi - front tracking
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New Mazda CX-60 diesel 2023 review

We drive the higher-powered, all-wheel drive version of Mazda’s trend-bucking 3.3-litre diesel CX-60
29 Mar 2023
Volvo XC90 review
Volvo XC90 Recharge - front tracking
In-depth reviews

Volvo XC90 review

Tech and style updates have kept Volvo’s luxurious seven-seat SUV at the forefront of its field
24 Mar 2023
Dacia Duster Expression 130 TCE petrol review
Dacia Duster - front tracking
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Dacia Duster Expression 130 TCE petrol review

Dacia's latest updates aren't quite enough to hide the Duster's age, but it still offers tremendous value for money
20 Mar 2023
Best cars for £3,000 or less
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Best cars for £3,000 or less

A tight budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. Here are some great used cars available for £3,000 or less
28 Feb 2023
Porsche Macan T vs BMW M135i: 2023 twin test review
BMW M135i and Porsche Macan T - front tracking
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Porsche Macan T vs BMW M135i: 2023 twin test review

Can a performance SUV compete with a four-wheel-drive hot hatch for driving fun? We find out, courtesy of Porsche and BMW
27 Feb 2023
New Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge 2023 review
Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge - front tracking
Road tests

New Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge 2023 review

Time is ticking for the XC90, but it's still a top choice thanks to Volvo's latest updates
24 Feb 2023
Audi 80 (1986-1992) icon review
Audi 80 - front
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Audi 80 (1986-1992) icon review

The B3 version laid the foundations for today’s Audi. We hit the road to see what it’s like today
23 Feb 2023