Sean Carson

Sean’s been writing about cars since 2010, having worked for outlets as diverse as PistonHeads, MSN Cars, Which? Cars, Race Tech – a specialist motorsport publication – and most recently Auto Express and sister titles CarBuyer and DrivingElectric.  A life-long car fan, Sean has seen the industry change an incredible amount over the past decade. As Auto Express’s associate editor few people drive as many vehicles as Sean. From city cars to supercars, luxury SUVs to EVs, Sean oversees all news and reviews for Auto Express.

e-mail: sean_carson@autovia.co.uk 

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Best used mid-size 4x4s and SUVs

Here’s our round-up of the very best used mid-size 4x4s and SUVs that just keep on giving
5 Jul 2022
New Nissan Qashqai e-Power 2022 review
Nissan Qashqai e-Power - front
Road tests

New Nissan Qashqai e-Power 2022 review

We try out the new Nissan Qashqai e-Power, which boasts a 1.5-litre petrol engine that's used as a generator to power a pure-electric motor
30 Jun 2022
New Nissan Ariya 2022 review
Nissan Ariya - front
Road tests

New Nissan Ariya 2022 review

Nissan is looking to reestablish its electric car credentials with the new Ariya and rivals should be worried
30 Jun 2022
New Honda Civic 2022 review
Honda Civic - front
Road tests

New Honda Civic 2022 review

The all-new hybrid Honda Civic has finally arrived, but what’s like from behind the wheel? We find out…
28 Jun 2022
New Toyota Hilux 2022 review
Toyota Hilux - front
Road tests

New Toyota Hilux 2022 review

Do latest tweaks make the Toyota Hilux pick-up a viable replacement for a family SUV?
24 Jun 2022
New 2023 Peugeot 408 heralds all-new body style for French brand
Peugeot 408 - front
News

New 2023 Peugeot 408 heralds all-new body style for French brand

Peugeot’s new 408 crossover will launch as a plug-in hybrid
22 Jun 2022
New BMW M4 Convertible 2022 review
BMW M4 Convertible - front
BMW 4 Series M4 Convertible

New BMW M4 Convertible 2022 review

The new BMW M4 Convertible sticks with the tried and test performance cabriolet formula
16 Jun 2022

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New Nissan Juke Hybrid 2022 review
Nissan Juke Hybrid - front tracking
Nissan Juke

New Nissan Juke Hybrid 2022 review

Nissan electrifies the Juke with hybrid power, making it the most appealing model in the line-up
15 Jun 2022
New Citroen Ami on sale in the UK now from £7,695
Citroen Ami UK - front static
Citroen Ami

New Citroen Ami on sale in the UK now from £7,695

The compact quadricycle is pricier than first thought, but the Citroen Ami will still be the UK’s cheapest ‘car’
14 Jun 2022
New BMW M2 pre-production 2022 review
BMW M2
BMW 2 Series M2 Coupe

New BMW M2 pre-production 2022 review

The new BMW M2 will be the last pure-combustion-powered M model ever, and we drive an early test car to see how it's shaping up
12 Jun 2022
New Audi A6 Avant 50 TFSI e 2022 review
Audi A6 PHEV
Audi A6 Avant

New Audi A6 Avant 50 TFSI e 2022 review

Audi now offers efficient plug-in hybrid tech in its biggest estate
10 Jun 2022
New DS 4 E-Tense 2022 review
DS 4 E-Tense - front
DS 4

New DS 4 E-Tense 2022 review

Is the new DS 4 the best car yet from the French brand? We hit the road in the new plug-in hybrid E-Tense model to find out…
7 Jun 2022
New 2025 Cupra UrbanRebel takes a step closer to production with new concept
Cupra UrbanRebel - front
Cupra

New 2025 Cupra UrbanRebel takes a step closer to production with new concept

The sporty-looking entry-level Cupra UrbanRebel city car is set to go into production in 2025
7 Jun 2022
Mercedes-AMG One hypercar unveiled in production form with 1,048bhp F1 power
Mercedes-AMG One - front
Mercedes

Mercedes-AMG One hypercar unveiled in production form with 1,048bhp F1 power

The F1 tech transfer from race track to road finally comes good as the Mercedes-AMG One hypercar makes its public debut
31 May 2022
New BMW M8 Gran Coupe 2022 review
BMW M8 Gran Coupe - front
BMW 8 Series

New BMW M8 Gran Coupe 2022 review

A refresh brings more aggressive looks for the BMW M8 Gran Coupe, but they come at a price
27 May 2022
Maserati MC20 Folgore to launch as convertible ‘Cielo’ first
Maserati MC20 Cielo - front static
News

Maserati MC20 Folgore to launch as convertible ‘Cielo’ first

New all-electric 1,200bhp Maserati MC20 supercar will come first as an open-top model, with coupe to follow
25 May 2022
Maserati MC20 Cielo convertible supercar makes its debut in time for summer
Maserati MC20 Cielo - front
Maserati MC20

Maserati MC20 Cielo convertible supercar makes its debut in time for summer

The Italian brand lifts the lid on its 2022 MC20 Cielo spyder with the mid-engined convertible supercar unveiled in Modena
25 May 2022
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: long-term test review
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio long termer - Sean Carson wearing the Italian flag
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio saloon

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: long-term test review

First report: romance blossoms for our man and his Italian beauty
23 May 2022
New Mercedes MMA all-electric platform to make its debut in 2024
Mercedes AMG CLA 35
Mercedes

New Mercedes MMA all-electric platform to make its debut in 2024

New EV architecture will coincide with a changing range structure for Mercedes, according to boss Kallenius
23 May 2022
Full size remote control cars: would you take a ride?
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News

Full size remote control cars: would you take a ride?

Imperium Drive is aiming to shake up the ride-hailing market with its remote-driving cars. We visited the company to find out about the plan and the t…
20 May 2022
New hardcore BMW M4 CSL revealed as M division’s 911 GT3 rival
BMW M4 CSL - front
BMW 4 Series M4 Coupe

New hardcore BMW M4 CSL revealed as M division’s 911 GT3 rival

The new track-focused BMW M4 CSL celebrates the brand's M division’s 50th birthday with more power, lightweight parts and a more extreme chassis
19 May 2022
New BMW XM prototype review
BMW XM prototype - front
BMW XM

New BMW XM prototype review

We try out a prototype version of the 644bhp BMW XM plug-in hybrid SUV ahead of its official arrival
15 May 2022
New Mazda MX-5 RF 2022 review
Mazda MX-5 RF - front
Mazda MX-5

New Mazda MX-5 RF 2022 review

The Mazda MX-5 RF folding hard-top roadster has been tweaked to keep it fresh, but is it now better than ever? We find out…
13 May 2022
Peugeot 508 PSE: long-term test review
Peugeot 508 SW PSE long term test second report - Sean Carson with Peugeot 508 SW PSE
Peugeot 508 SW

Peugeot 508 PSE: long-term test review

Second report: sporty estate makes the grade as Peugeot heads upmarket
3 May 2022
New Lexus RZ 450e prototype review
Lexus RZ 450e prototype - front action
Road tests

New Lexus RZ 450e prototype review

We try out a prototype version of the new all-electric Lexus RZ 450e SUV
2 May 2022
New Kia Niro Hybrid prototype review
Kia Niro Hybrid prototype - front
Kia Niro

New Kia Niro Hybrid prototype review

We get a first taste of the new Kia Niro by driving a prototype version of the hybrid SUV
20 Apr 2022
New Audi Urbansphere concept revealed as an MPV for megacities
Audi Urbansphere concept - front
Audi

New Audi Urbansphere concept revealed as an MPV for megacities

The Audi Urbansphere concept follows the Skysphere and Grandsphere with a focus on space, tech and autonomous driving for a city setting
19 Apr 2022
New Volkswagen Taigo 2022 review
Volkswagen Taigo - front
Volkswagen Taigo

New Volkswagen Taigo 2022 review

The new Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV offers a stylish alternative to the T-Cross
15 Apr 2022
Mercedes-AMG future electric tech to emerge soon, says boss
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Mercedes

Mercedes-AMG future electric tech to emerge soon, says boss

Chief Technology Officer Markus Schafer says there’s a story to tell when it comes to electric performance - and we could hear about it in the next fe…
13 Apr 2022
Maserati Grecale Trofeo 2022 review
Maserati Grecale Trofeo - front tracking
Maserati Grecale

Maserati Grecale Trofeo 2022 review

Maserati has introduced the Grecale Trofeo trim which brings some welcome upgrades, but it still falls short in some areas
13 Apr 2022
New Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica unveiled as ‘best of both worlds’ for road and track
Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica - front
Lamborghini Huracan

New Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica unveiled as ‘best of both worlds’ for road and track

The new Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica model splits the Evo and STO in the Italian brand’s range-opening sports car line-up
12 Apr 2022
New 2022 Range Rover: prices, specs and pictures
Range Rover PHEV
Land Rover Range Rover

New 2022 Range Rover: prices, specs and pictures

The new seven-seat Range Rover luxury SUV has arrived and we speak to JLR executive director Nick Collins to learn all about it
8 Apr 2022
New extreme off-road Jeep Moab Easter Safari concepts revealed
Jeep Wrangler Magneto 2.0 Concept - front
Jeep

New extreme off-road Jeep Moab Easter Safari concepts revealed

Four Wrangler-based models will tackle the Utah terrain this Easter at the famous Jeep off-road gathering, alongside a hardcore new Grand Cherokee
8 Apr 2022
Suzuki Across PHEV SUV updated for 2022
2022 Suzuki Across PHEV - side tracking
Suzuki Across

Suzuki Across PHEV SUV updated for 2022

Japanese brand updates its plug-in hybrid family SUV with tech changes to improve charging
5 Apr 2022