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 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
15 Sep 2021
New Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 2021 review
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Mercedes GLB

New Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 2021 review

It may not be the biggest seven-seat SUV, but the hot Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 will suit keen drivers seeking a practical family car
15 Sep 2021
New 2022 Subaru WRX launched with 267bhp flat-four boxer engine
Subaru WRX 2022
Subaru WRX STi

New 2022 Subaru WRX launched with 267bhp flat-four boxer engine

The fifth-generation Subaru WRX will storm onto the US market next year, but the UK is being left out again with no plans for a British launch
10 Sep 2021
Tesla Model S Plaid claims Nurbugring lap record for a production EV
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Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Plaid claims Nurbugring lap record for a production EV

Tesla founder Elon Musk claims “unmodified” high-performance Model S saloon has set a 7min 31sec lap time around the ‘ring
10 Sep 2021
Dacia says it will not go electric until it has to
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News

Dacia says it will not go electric until it has to

Value-focused brand Dacia will only go electric when it has to, keeping car prices more affordable for its customers
9 Sep 2021
New Audi Grandsphere concept makes Munich Motor Show debut
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Audi

New Audi Grandsphere concept makes Munich Motor Show debut

The Grandsphere is the second model in Audi’s trio of ‘sphere’ concepts, with the luxury four-door saloon previewing a future A8 limo with Level 4 aut…
7 Sep 2021
Hyundai Vision FK hydrogen-powered sports car concept packs 670bhp
Hyundai Vision FK concept car
Hyundai

Hyundai Vision FK hydrogen-powered sports car concept packs 670bhp

New hydrogen-hybrid prototype is part of Hyundai’s Hydrogen Wave future strategy to bring fuel cell tech to the masses in every area of mobility
7 Sep 2021

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Hyundai Hydrogen Wave strategy to yield two new hydrogen fuel cell powertrains in 2023
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Hyundai

Hyundai Hydrogen Wave strategy to yield two new hydrogen fuel cell powertrains in 2023

Hyundai’s Hydrogen wave plans underpin next-generation hydrogen-powered vehicles from the brand; Vision FK hydrogen sports car concept shows the hydro…
7 Sep 2021
Renault and Dacia seek petrol and diesel car ban extension to 2040
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News

Renault and Dacia seek petrol and diesel car ban extension to 2040

Renault Group’s director of engineering believes hybridised combustion-engined cars could still have a place beyond 2030, offering affordable mobility…
6 Sep 2021
Volkswagen ID.3 GTX electric hot hatchback confirmed for production
VW ID.3 GTX
Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen ID.3 GTX electric hot hatchback confirmed for production

Volkswagen ID.3 GTX electric hot hatch given the green light by company CEO Ralf Brandsttater to sit alongside ID.4 and ID.5 GTX
6 Sep 2021
New seven-seat Dacia Jogger unveiled at the 2021 Munich Motor Show
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Dacia

New seven-seat Dacia Jogger unveiled at the 2021 Munich Motor Show

The Dacia Jogger seven-seater mixes MPV practicality with SUV character, while hybrid power will be available for the first time ever on a Dacia
6 Sep 2021
New Renault Megane E-Tech Electric joins the family crossover fray
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Renault Megane

New Renault Megane E-Tech Electric joins the family crossover fray

The all-electric Megane E-Tech Electric evolves Renault’s five-door family hatch formula with EV powertrain and advanced infotainment
6 Sep 2021
New Kia Proceed GT 2021 review
Kia Proceed GT - front
Kia Proceed GT

New Kia Proceed GT 2021 review

Is the range-topping Kia Proceed GT estate the pick of the range? We find out…
2 Sep 2021
New 2022 Kia Sportage SUV: European version revealed in full
Kia Sportage - front
Kia Sportage

New 2022 Kia Sportage SUV: European version revealed in full

The Euro-spec version of the new Kia Sportage has been uncovered with a range of hybrid and plug-in hybrid options
1 Sep 2021
Audi S3 Sportback: long-term test review
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Audi S3 Sportback

Audi S3 Sportback: long-term test review

First report: our new S3 Sportback isn’t perfect, but it feels like a typical Audi
25 Aug 2021
New Ford Focus ST Edition adds extra track performance
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News

New Ford Focus ST Edition adds extra track performance

The new Ford Focus ST Edition boasts chassis upgrades and specific styling tweaks for £35,785
24 Aug 2021
New Kia EV4 on course to grow electric SUV range
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Kia

New Kia EV4 on course to grow electric SUV range

Kia is all set to increase its electric car range with the mid-sized EV4 due for reveal as early as 2022 with sales starting the following year.
21 Aug 2021
Best used mid-size 4x4s and SUVs
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Best cars & vans

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
18 Aug 2021
New Kia EV6 2021 review
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Kia EV6

New Kia EV6 2021 review

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is our reigning car of the year, so can the closely related Kia EV6 live up to expectation?
16 Aug 2021
Best company cars 2021
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Best cars & vans

Best company cars 2021

We round up the finest company cars across five price bands
11 Aug 2021
New Audi skysphere showcases future design and split-personality concept
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Audi

New Audi skysphere showcases future design and split-personality concept

The skysphere is the first of a trio of new concepts from Audi, previewing a future autonomous electric roadster with a split personality
10 Aug 2021
New Mercedes G 400 d 2021 review
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Mercedes G-Class 4x4

New Mercedes G 400 d 2021 review

Can the new diesel Mercedes G 400 d offer something different in the ever-competitive premium SUV market?
9 Aug 2021
Top 10 best mid-size SUVs on sale 2021
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Best cars & vans

Top 10 best mid-size SUVs on sale 2021

The sheer variety of mid-size SUVs on sale means buyers are spoiled for choice. These are our favourites
9 Aug 2021
New Polestar 2 Standard Range Single Motor 2021 review
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Polestar 2

New Polestar 2 Standard Range Single Motor 2021 review

The new Polestar 2 Standard Range Single Motor is the most affordable model yet from the performance electric car brand
9 Aug 2021
New Kia Ceed 2021 review
Kia Ceed - front
Kia Ceed

New Kia Ceed 2021 review

The popular Kia Ceed has been updated for 2021, but is it now better than ever? We find out...
6 Aug 2021
New 2022 BMW M2 to blast in with over 400bhp
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BMW 2 Series Coupe

New 2022 BMW M2 to blast in with over 400bhp

The new BMW M2 will feature a detuned version of the M3’s 3.0-litre straight-six engine, and our exclusive image previews how it could look when it ar…
4 Aug 2021
New Volkswagen T-Roc Active 2021 review
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Volkswagen T-Roc

New Volkswagen T-Roc Active 2021 review

The new Volkswagen T-Roc Active trim adds extra kit to the small SUV for not much more money
30 Jul 2021
New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV breaks cover
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Volkswagen Taigo

New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV breaks cover

The new VW Taigo is a sportier, more aggressive looking version of the brand’s T-Cross and is aimed at lifestyle buyers
29 Jul 2021
New 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 7 to complete EV trio
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Hyundai

New 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 7 to complete EV trio

The new seven-seat Hyundai Ioniq 7 will sit above the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6 in the sub brand’s line-up, and our exclusive images preview how it could lo…
29 Jul 2021
New Hyundai i30 N Performance DCT 2021 review
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Hyundai i30 N

New Hyundai i30 N Performance DCT 2021 review

Can the addition of an automatic gearbox turn the Hyundai i30 N DCT into a hot hatch champion?
28 Jul 2021
New Bowler Defender Challenge review
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Land Rover Defender

New Bowler Defender Challenge review

The new Defender Challenge is the first Bowler under JLR ownership, and it’s a cracker
28 Jul 2021
New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range
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Kia EV6

New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range

Kia reveals more specs for its bespoke electric car, with the EV6 offering long range and an 18-minute 80 per cent rapid recharge time
21 Jul 2021
New Aston Martin Valhalla supercar revealed with 937bhp hybrid power
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Aston Martin

New Aston Martin Valhalla supercar revealed with 937bhp hybrid power

The new mid-engined Aston Martin Valhalla supercar uses a 4.0-litre V8 plug-in hybrid powertrain and will heavily influence Aston’s next-generation mo…
15 Jul 2021
More funding secured to put the TVR Griffith into production
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TVR Griffith

More funding secured to put the TVR Griffith into production

More investment to help finish development of new TVR Griffith
13 Jul 2021