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 chief reviewer few people drive as many vehicles as Sean. From city cars to supercars, luxury SUVs to EVs, Sean oversees comparison tests for Auto Express, as well as producing the latest launches and first drives online, in print and on video.

e-mail: sean_carson@dennis.co.uk 

New Audi e-tron S 2021 review
Audi e-tron S - front
Audi e-tron

New Audi e-tron S 2021 review

The all-electric Audi e-tron S is certainly fast, but is let down by its range
8 Apr 2021
New 2021 DS 9 saloon: UK prices and specifications revealed
DS 9 - front
DS 9

New 2021 DS 9 saloon: UK prices and specifications revealed

All-new luxury DS 9 flagship saloon available with pure petrol and plug-in hybrid power to take on the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6
7 Apr 2021
New Toyota GR86 sports car takes over from GT86
New Toyota GR86 sports car revealed
Toyota GR86

New Toyota GR86 sports car takes over from GT86

New rear-wheel-drive Toyota GR86 sports car will be on sale in Europe and UK, unlike sister Subaru BRZ
5 Apr 2021
New Ferrari 812 GTS 2021 review
Ferrari 812 GTS - front
Ferrari 812 Superfast

New Ferrari 812 GTS 2021 review

We get behind the wheel of the bombastic V12 Ferrari 812 GTS drop-top in the UK
1 Apr 2021
New Mazda CX-5 2021 review
Mazda CX-5 - front
Mazda CX-5

New Mazda CX-5 2021 review

The revised Mazda CX-5 SUV now comes with a powerful 2.5-litre petrol engine
1 Apr 2021
Mercedes-AMG reveals 804bhp plug-in hybrid power for future models
Mercedes AMG PHEV
Mercedes

Mercedes-AMG reveals 804bhp plug-in hybrid power for future models

Electrified V8 and four-cylinder powertrains under E Performance badge for next AMGs with more than 804bhp on offer; all-electric Mercedes AMG models …
31 Mar 2021
New flagship Range Rover SVAutobiography Ultimate editions unveiled
Range Rover SV Autobiography Ultimate - front
Land Rover Range Rover

New flagship Range Rover SVAutobiography Ultimate editions unveiled

Pair of new high-end Range Rover SVAutobiography Ultimate models revealed - on sale now from £147,411
30 Mar 2021

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New 2021 Kia EV6: UK prices and specifications confirmed
Kia EV6 - front
Kia EV6

New 2021 Kia EV6: UK prices and specifications confirmed

The new all-electric Kia EV6 gets two batteries, 4WD and even a rapid sporty GT version. Prices start from £40,895
30 Mar 2021
More Kia GT electric performance models in the pipeline
Kia EV6 - side
Kia

More Kia GT electric performance models in the pipeline

The new EV6 GT sets the blueprint for the brand to roll-out more performance-focused electric cars
30 Mar 2021
New Volkswagen Taigo name confirmed for compact coupe-SUV
Volkswagen Taigo - front sketch
Volkswagen

New Volkswagen Taigo name confirmed for compact coupe-SUV

The new Volkswagen Taigo is a coupe-inspired version of the T-Cross and it will be fully revealed later in 2021
30 Mar 2021
New Skoda Octavia vRS 2021 review
Skoda Octavia vRS - front
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New Skoda Octavia vRS 2021 review

The petrol-powered Skoda Octavia vRS is affordable, practical and fun to drive
26 Mar 2021
New Hyundai i20 N 2021 review
Hyundai i20 N - front
Hyundai i20

New Hyundai i20 N 2021 review

We get behind the wheel of the new 201bhp Hyundai i20 N hot hatch
26 Mar 2021
New 2021 Honda HR-V hybrid SUV: more design details revealed
Honda HR-V - front
Honda HR-V

New 2021 Honda HR-V hybrid SUV: more design details revealed

The new third-generation Honda HR-V compact SUV gets hybrid powertrains as standard
25 Mar 2021
"Bentley's move to electric won't be binary" says CEO
Bentley
Bentley

"Bentley's move to electric won't be binary" says CEO

Brand’s switch to fully electric cars won’t happen overnight, with petrol power still very much in the frame short term
24 Mar 2021
Bentley order books bulging after record year despite Covid
Bentley

Bentley order books bulging after record year despite Covid

Pandemic hasn’t stopped Bentley recording even more orders in 2021 after record year in 2020
24 Mar 2021
New 2021 Bentley Continental GT Speed unveiled with 650bhp
Bentley Continental GT Speed - front
News

New 2021 Bentley Continental GT Speed unveiled with 650bhp

The new Bentley Continental GT Speed is the most capable, performance-focused Bentley ever, but won’t compromise comfort and luxury
23 Mar 2021
2021 Volkswagen Golf R Estate spied testing at Nürburgring
Volkswagen Golf R estate spy - front
Volkswagen Golf R

2021 Volkswagen Golf R Estate spied testing at Nürburgring

Hot VW Golf R Estate on sale shortly with more aggressive styling and 316bhp
23 Mar 2021
Jeep Magneto concept points way to EV future
Jeep Magneto concept - pictures
News

Jeep Magneto concept points way to EV future

New electric Jeep concept is based on two-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and has a manual gearbox
22 Mar 2021
Cupra Tavascan set for production in 2024
Cupra Tavascan - front 3/4 static Frankfurt
Cupra

Cupra Tavascan set for production in 2024

New all-electric Cupra Tavascan will go on sale in 2024 as sporty Spanish brand’s second all-electric model
22 Mar 2021
New Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition brings racetrack performance to the road
Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition - front
Aston Martin Vantage

New Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition brings racetrack performance to the road

The new Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition gets a power boost and uprated aerodynamic and chassis packages inspired by F1’s latest safety car
22 Mar 2021
New Land Rover Defender 90 D250 2021 review
Land Rover Defender 90 D250 - front
Land Rover Defender

New Land Rover Defender 90 D250 2021 review

Is the smaller Land Rover Defender 90 the pick of the range? We sample it in D250 guise to find out...
19 Mar 2021
New Audi Q6 e-tron confirmed for 2022 launch
E-tron
News

New Audi Q6 e-tron confirmed for 2022 launch

All-electric Audi Q6 e-tron SUV will arrive next year and share tech with next-gen Porsche Macan EV
18 Mar 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport vs Volkswagen Golf R
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport vs Volkswagen Golf R - front
Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport vs Volkswagen Golf R

We bring the fastest versions of the Volkswagen Golf Mk8 together to find the best performance variant
17 Mar 2021
2022 Subaru WRX testing ahead of debut this summer
2022 Subaru WRX - front
Subaru WRX STi

2022 Subaru WRX testing ahead of debut this summer

Rally-inspired hatch no longer has WRC link, but new 2022 Subaru WRX should still be a focused performance saloon
16 Mar 2021
New 2021 Nissan Qashqai: prices, on sale date and full details
Nissan Qashqai - front
Nissan Qashqai

New 2021 Nissan Qashqai: prices, on sale date and full details

Pricing and PCP offers for new 2021 Nissan Qashqai have been confirmed: £5,000 deposit, £323 per month for new Premiere Edition trim
16 Mar 2021
McLaren 720S GT3X track-only special revealed
McLaren 720S GT3X
News

McLaren 720S GT3X track-only special revealed

New McLaren 720S GT3X lets well-heeled buyers get a taste of its race car machinery - only with even more performance
16 Mar 2021
New Fiat 500 owners rewarded with cryptocurrency for efficient driving
Fiat 500 cryptocurrency
News

New Fiat 500 owners rewarded with cryptocurrency for efficient driving

Drivers of the new Fiat 500 will receive KiriCoin cryptocurrency by perfecting their sustainable driving style
16 Mar 2021
New Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine on sale now from £39,900
Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine - front
Skoda Enyaq

New Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine on sale now from £39,900

The all-electric Skoda Enyaq iV SportLine boasts racier looks and lowered suspension
15 Mar 2021
New Volkswagen ID.4 2021 review
Volkswagen ID.4 - front
Volkswagen ID.4

New Volkswagen ID.4 2021 review

The stylish Volkswagen ID.4 is the second model from the German company’s all-electric ID sub-brand and it arrives with a 310-mile range
15 Mar 2021
Jaguar Land Rover SVO chief: Electrification no obstacle to JLR personalisation
Jaguar SVO
News

Jaguar Land Rover SVO chief: Electrification no obstacle to JLR personalisation

Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations division is planning for an electric future
12 Mar 2021
New Renault badge to be on all models by 2024
New Renault logo
Renault

New Renault badge to be on all models by 2024

Retro reinvention of Renault’s diamond badge to feature on all of French brand’s new cars by 2024
12 Mar 2021
New Volkswagen Tiguan R 2021 review
Volkswagen Tigun R - front
Volkswagen Tiguan

New Volkswagen Tiguan R 2021 review

The 316bhp Volkswagen Tiguan R borrows the Golf R’s running gear, but is it a success?
12 Mar 2021
New Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric shooting brake unveiled
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo - front
Porsche Taycan

New Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric shooting brake unveiled

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo range breaks cover – EV estate comes in four different versions with prices starting from £79,340
5 Mar 2021
More Porsche Taycan variants could be in the pipeline
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo - static
News

More Porsche Taycan variants could be in the pipeline

Porsche considering more versions of Taycan EV; two-door, sporty estate and convertible models
4 Mar 2021