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 

New 2022 Range Rover gains plug-in hybrid P440e and P510e options
Range Rover PHEV
Land Rover Range Rover

New 2022 Range Rover gains plug-in hybrid P440e and P510e options

The new seven-seat Range Rover luxury SUV gets a variety of powertrains, including two PHEVs and a 523bhp V8
27 Jan 2022
First look inside new 2022 Renault Austral SUV
Renault Austral interior
Renault

First look inside new 2022 Renault Austral SUV

Latest teaser images give us a sneak peek at what the interior of Renault’s all-new Austral SUV will look like
26 Jan 2022
New 2022 BMW M8 Competition makes its debut
BMW M8 Competition 2022
BMW 8 Series

New 2022 BMW M8 Competition makes its debut

Updated interior design, tech and styling details feature on 2022 BMW M8 Competition, which is available in three bodystyles and produces 616bhp
25 Jan 2022
Updated 2022 BMW 8 Series range features subtle styling tweaks
BMW 8 Series facelift 2022
BMW 8 Series

Updated 2022 BMW 8 Series range features subtle styling tweaks

Design updates, more technology and extra kit for new BMW 8 Series Coupe, Convertible and four-door Gran Coupe models
25 Jan 2022
Audi S3 Sportback: long-term test review
Audi S3 long termer - boot
Audi S3 Sportback

Audi S3 Sportback: long-term test review

Final report: our Audi S3 wasn't perfect, but it did show many strengths
19 Jan 2022
New Hyundai Tucson PHEV 2022 review
Hyundai Tucson PHEV - front
Hyundai Tucson SUV

New Hyundai Tucson PHEV 2022 review

Is the award-winning Hyundai Tucson even better with plug-in hybrid power?
17 Jan 2022
New Mazda 2 2022 review
Mazda 2 hybrid - front tracking
Mazda 2

New Mazda 2 2022 review

Has hybrid power taken the Mazda 2 to the next level?
11 Jan 2022

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Toyota Hilux GR Sport expands the pick-up truck line-up for 2022
Toyota Hilux GR Sport pick up truck - front
Toyota Hilux Pick-up

Toyota Hilux GR Sport expands the pick-up truck line-up for 2022

New GR Sport trim level adds more aggressive looks and sportier interior trim to utilitarian Toyota Hilux truck
4 Jan 2022
Mercedes Vision EQXX concept: next-gen electric car tech with over 620 miles of range
Mercedes Vision EQXX concept
Mercedes

Mercedes Vision EQXX concept: next-gen electric car tech with over 620 miles of range

The German brand unveils the Vision EQXX concept car, showcasing future production-ready EV technology
3 Jan 2022
New Morgan Plus Four CX-T 2022 review
Morgan Plus Four CX-T - front
Morgan Plus 4

New Morgan Plus Four CX-T 2022 review

The Morgan Plus Four CX-T ‘adventure car’ is inspired by the brand’s time-trialling roots
30 Dec 2021
New 2022 Nissan X-Trail: price, specifications and UK launch date
Nissan X-Trail - front
Nissan X-Trail

New 2022 Nissan X-Trail: price, specifications and UK launch date

Nissan’s next-generation X-Trail SUV will make its debut next year, sporting similar e-Power hybrid technology to the Qashqai
25 Dec 2021
Ford Mustang Mach-E driving range boosted for 2022
Ford Mustang Mach-E
News

Ford Mustang Mach-E driving range boosted for 2022

Engineers have unlocked more usable battery capacity, which has resulted in improvements to claimed range across the Ford Mustang Mach-E line-up
21 Dec 2021
NIO ET5 saloon makes its debut in digital reveal
NIO ET5 - front
Nio

NIO ET5 saloon makes its debut in digital reveal

New mid-sized ET5 electric saloon from Chinese brand NIO will take on the Tesla Model 3
19 Dec 2021
New Volkswagen Taigo 2022 review
VW Taigo
Volkswagen Taigo

New Volkswagen Taigo 2022 review

The new Taigo coupe-SUV takes all that’s good about Volkswagen's compact crossovers and wraps it up in a more attractive body
17 Dec 2021
New Toyota bZ4x: prices and specs revealed for brand’s first bespoke EV
Toyota bZ4x - front
Toyota

New Toyota bZ4x: prices and specs revealed for brand’s first bespoke EV

The bZ4x is Toyota’s first model in its bZ EV sub-brand, launching in 2022 and priced from £41,950
15 Dec 2021
New Cupra Born 2022 review
Cupra Born
Cupra Born

New Cupra Born 2022 review

The Cupra Born is the sportier twin of the fully electric Volkswagen ID.3, so can it deliver on its promise of extra fun?
15 Dec 2021
Toyota unveils 11 new electric car concepts
Toyota EV concept range
Toyota

Toyota unveils 11 new electric car concepts

Series of new all-electric concepts revealed by Toyota, from sports cars to SUVs and pick-ups, previewing new battery-electric strategy to 2030 and be…
14 Dec 2021
Lexus wows with new all-electric concepts including LFA-inspired sports car
Lexus EV concept line up
Lexus

Lexus wows with new all-electric concepts including LFA-inspired sports car

First glimpse of production-ready Lexus RZ lines up alongside sports car, saloon and large SUV concepts as luxury brand targets all-EV line-up by 2030
14 Dec 2021
Specs confirmed for new Genesis G90 luxury saloon flagship
Genesis G90 - front
Genesis G90

Specs confirmed for new Genesis G90 luxury saloon flagship

Range-topping Genesis G90 saloon features a 375bhp 3.5-litre turbo petrol engine with electric compressor on long wheelbase models
13 Dec 2021
New BMW iX 2022 review
BMW iX - front
BMW iX

New BMW iX 2022 review

We try out the flagship electric BMW iX SUV on British roads to see if it’s worth its £70k+ price tag
13 Dec 2021
New Hyundai i20 N Line 2022 review
Hyundai i20 N Line - front
Hyundai i20 Hatchback

New Hyundai i20 N Line 2022 review

The new Hyundai i20 N Line hatch offers fun without the hot N car’s compromises
3 Dec 2021
New Jeep Compass 4xe 2022 review
Jeep Compass 4xe - front
Jeep Compass SUV

New Jeep Compass 4xe 2022 review

The new plug-in hybrid Jeep Compass 4xe struggles with refinement, but still comes with plenty of plus points
3 Dec 2021
New seven-seat Dacia Jogger priced from £14,995
Dacia Jogger - Munich front
Dacia Jogger

New seven-seat Dacia Jogger priced from £14,995

Pre-orders open for the new Dacia Jogger ahead of 2022 deliveries, and low prices make it Britain’s cheapest seven-seater
1 Dec 2021
Off-road in a crazy Bowler Defender
Land Rover Defender Bowler - front
Land Rover Defender

Off-road in a crazy Bowler Defender

We head to Land Rover’s Fen End test track to drive Bowler's latest creation - the new Defender Challenge rally car
30 Nov 2021
New 2022 Skoda Karoq facelift unveiled with tweaked styling
Skoda Karoq - front tracking
Skoda Karoq

New 2022 Skoda Karoq facelift unveiled with tweaked styling

The big-selling Skoda Karoq family SUV receives a round of mid-life updates, including styling tweaks and improved tech
30 Nov 2021
New BMW Concept XM previews sporty XM production car due in 2022
BMW Concept XM - front studio
BMW

New BMW Concept XM previews sporty XM production car due in 2022

The new BMW Concept XM hints at a sporty V8 plug-in hybrid production SUV
30 Nov 2021
WayRay Holograktor ride hailing concept showcases advanced Augmented Reality tech
WayRay Holograktor - front
News

WayRay Holograktor ride hailing concept showcases advanced Augmented Reality tech

New ride hailing concept from tech firm brings advanced AR tech, mixing gaming with mobility
29 Nov 2021
New Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo 2021 review
Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo - front
Porsche Taycan

New Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo 2021 review

With a lower price tag and more boot space, the all-electric Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo is the perfect all rounder
25 Nov 2021
New Polestar 5 previewed in teaser video
Polestar 5 teaser
Polestar 5

New Polestar 5 previewed in teaser video

Swedish brand Polestar has previewed the production version of its Precept concept, with the Polestar 5 saloon scheduled for launch in 2024
23 Nov 2021
New Audi RS 3 Saloon 2021 review
Audi RS 3 Saloon - front
Audi RS3 Saloon

New Audi RS 3 Saloon 2021 review

We get behind the wheel of the searingly hot Audi RS 3 Saloon to see if it can match its impressive performance figures
22 Nov 2021
New Porsche Taycan GTS and GTS Sport Turismo join executive EV range
Porsche Taycan GTS - range
Porsche Taycan

New Porsche Taycan GTS and GTS Sport Turismo join executive EV range

Porsche adds new GTS variant to the all-electric Taycan line-up, with the driver-focused model offering up to 313 miles of range
17 Nov 2021
New hardcore Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS unveiled with 493bhp
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 - front
Porsche Cayman

New hardcore Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS unveiled with 493bhp

The new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS track toy features a 911 GT3-derived engine and serious modifications for huge performance
17 Nov 2021
New Hyundai Kona N 2021 review
Hyundai Kona N - front
Hyundai Kona N

New Hyundai Kona N 2021 review

The new 276bhp Hyundai Kona N proves that the brand’s N is just as capable when it comes to SUVs
17 Nov 2021
New BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2021 review
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe - front
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

New BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2021 review

Refresh brings styling and tech updates to stylish four-door BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
9 Nov 2021