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 Volkswagen T-Cross Black Edition 2021 review
Volkswagen T-Cross Black Edition - front
Volkswagen T-Cross

New Volkswagen T-Cross Black Edition 2021 review

The small Volkswagen T-Cross SUV turns on the style in new Black Edition trim
11 Jun 2021
New Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 review
Skoda Enyaq iV 80 Sportline - front
Skoda Enyaq

New Skoda Enyaq iV 2021 review

The new Skoda Enyaq iV is the Czech firm’s first bespoke electric car and we've tested the full range on UK roads
10 Jun 2021
New Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 review
Mercedes E 300 Cabriolet - front
Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet

New Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 review

The soft-top Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet gets the same updates as the saloon and estate variants
10 Jun 2021
New Vauxhall Grandland SUV unveiled with fresh design and tech boost
Vauxhall Grandland - front action
Vauxhall Grandland X

New Vauxhall Grandland SUV unveiled with fresh design and tech boost

The heavily facelifted Vauxhall Grandland family SUV gets Visor design cues and plug-in hybrid power
8 Jun 2021
New 2021 Vauxhall Astra teased for the first time
Vauxhall Astra teaser 1
Vauxhall Astra

New 2021 Vauxhall Astra teased for the first time

The new Vauxhall Astra will get electrified powertrains and a more premium image
8 Jun 2021
New Hyundai Tucson MHEV 2021 review
Hyundai Tucson MHEV - front
Hyundai Tucson

New Hyundai Tucson MHEV 2021 review

Mild-hybrid tech adds an efficiency boost to the well equipped mid-size Hyundai Tucson SUV
3 Jun 2021
New Rimac Nevera electric hypercar unveiled with 1,888bhp
Rimac Nevera - front action
News

New Rimac Nevera electric hypercar unveiled with 1,888bhp

The all-electric Rimac Nevera offers 0-60mph in 1.85 seconds and up to 340 miles of range
1 Jun 2021

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New Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 review
Honda Civic Type R Sport Line - front
Honda Civic Type R

New Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 review

The new Honda Civic Type R Sport Line turns down the styling, but does it still deliver the thrills?
28 May 2021
Ford confirms two new flexible electric car architectures
Ford electric platform
Ford

Ford confirms two new flexible electric car architectures

New electric platforms to underpin a variety of Ford vehicles
27 May 2021
New BMW M4 Competition Convertible arrives in time for summer
BMW M4 Competition Convertible - front
BMW 4 Series M4 Convertible

New BMW M4 Competition Convertible arrives in time for summer

The new 503bhp BMW M4 Competition Convertible adds open-top thrills to the latest hardcore M-car offering
25 May 2021
High-power AWD Cupra Born hot hatch “can be expected”
Cupra Born - front detail
Cupra Born

High-power AWD Cupra Born hot hatch “can be expected”

Cupra R&D boss Dr Werner Tietz hints at higher power version of firm’s new Born electric hatchback in the future
25 May 2021
New Volkswagen Golf GTI manual 2021 review
Volkswagen Golf GTI manual - front
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf GTI manual 2021 review

The manual hot hatch is the entry point into the Volkswagen Golf GTI range
21 May 2021
New Mazda 6 Kuro Edition 2021 review
Mazda 6 Kuro Edition - front
Mazda 6

New Mazda 6 Kuro Edition 2021 review

The Mazda 6 family car gets the brand’s special-edition Kuro treatment
20 May 2021
New Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD gets 145bhp and 124-mile range
Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD - front
Vauxhall

New Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD gets 145bhp and 124-mile range

Specs for the all-electric Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD have been revealed, although the German brand has no plans to put it into production
18 May 2021
Pricing for first two Genesis models to hit the UK revealed
Genesis G80 and GV80
Genesis

Pricing for first two Genesis models to hit the UK revealed

Genesis names its price for first European models; G80 saloon starts from £37,460, while GV80 SUV is priced from £56,815
17 May 2021
New Mazda 3 e-SkyActiv X 2021 review
Mazda 3 e-SkyActiv X - front
Mazda 3

New Mazda 3 e-SkyActiv X 2021 review

The stylish Mazda 3 e-SkyActiv X hatchback joins the electrification party with a 2.0-litre mild-hybrid engine
14 May 2021
New Volkswagen Arteon eHybrid 2021 review
Volkswagen Arteon eHybrid - front
Volkswagen Arteon

New Volkswagen Arteon eHybrid 2021 review

The Volkswagen Arteon eHybrid’s plug-in drivetrain adds efficiency to the elegant executive’s range of talents
14 May 2021
New Volkswagen Golf eTSI 2021 review
Volkswagen Golf eTSI drive - front
Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf eTSI 2021 review

Can mild-hybrid power broaden the Volkswagen Golf's appeal?
11 May 2021
New Bentley Continental GT Speed 2021 review
Bentley Continental GT Speed - front
Bentley Continental GT

New Bentley Continental GT Speed 2021 review

We hit the track in the new range-topping Bentley Continental GT Speed
4 May 2021
Icon Review: Ford Focus Mk1 (1998 - 2004)
Ford Focus Mk1 - front
Ford Focus

Icon Review: Ford Focus Mk1 (1998 - 2004)

The second instalment of our Icon Review series features one of the best all-round cars ever made - the Mk1 Ford Focus
4 May 2021
New 2021 Nissan Qashqai priced from £23,535
Nissan Qashqai - front
Nissan Qashqai

New 2021 Nissan Qashqai priced from £23,535

Nissan reveals trim level line-up and pricing breakdown for new Qashqai SUV, which is on sale in the UK now
30 Apr 2021
Icon Review: Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1 (1976 - 1983)
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

Icon Review: Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1 (1976 - 1983)

In the first instalment of our Icon Review series, we drive the hot hatch that started it all - the Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTI
30 Apr 2021
New 2021 Hyundai Kona N hot SUV arrives with 286bhp
Hyundai Kona N - front
Hyundai Kona

New 2021 Hyundai Kona N hot SUV arrives with 286bhp

The new Hyundai Kona N arrives to rival the Volkswagen T-Roc R and Audi SQ2
27 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
26 Apr 2021
New MINI Countryman JCW 2021 review
MINI Countryman JCW - front
MINI Countryman JCW

New MINI Countryman JCW 2021 review

The beefed-up MINI Countryman JCW SUV gets all the sporty touches, but it has its limitations
23 Apr 2021
Stellantis maps out future EV platforms with up to 497 miles of range
Stellantis battery
Peugeot

Stellantis maps out future EV platforms with up to 497 miles of range

Four new EV platforms for Stellantis Group, the first of which we’ll see in 2023
20 Apr 2021
New Jaguar I-Pace Black joins electric car line-up
Jaguar I-Pace Black - front
Jaguar I-Pace

New Jaguar I-Pace Black joins electric car line-up

Special edition electric Jaguar I-Pace Black models receive styling tweaks and equipment boost
19 Apr 2021
New 2021 Maserati Levante Hybrid arrives with 325bhp
Maserati Levante Hybrid - front
Maserati Levante

New 2021 Maserati Levante Hybrid arrives with 325bhp

The Maserati Levante Hybrid is the Italian brand’s second hybrid model and “focuses on performance and fuel saving”
19 Apr 2021
New 2022 Nissan X-Trail SUV makes Shanghai Motor Show debut
Nissan X-Trail - front
Nissan X-Trail

New 2022 Nissan X-Trail SUV makes Shanghai Motor Show debut

The new Nissan X-Trail large SUV will arrive in Europe next year, with an e-Power hybrid powertrain from launch
19 Apr 2021
New Audi A6 e-tron concept unveiled at the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show
Audi A6 e-tron concept - front
Audi A6

New Audi A6 e-tron concept unveiled at the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show

The new all-electric Audi A6 e-tron highlights that conventional saloon cars are still very much part of Audi’s EV future
19 Apr 2021
New Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 review
Volkswagen Touareg R - front
Volkswagen Touareg

New Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 review

Our verdict as the Volkswagen Touareg R performance SUV gets plug-in hybrid tech
16 Apr 2021
First Ferrari electric car to launch in 2025
Ferrari badge
Ferrari

First Ferrari electric car to launch in 2025

The Italian sports car brand is turning to full electrification with its first EV to launch in 2025, plus three further new models on the way
15 Apr 2021
New 2021 Mercedes EQS electric limousine makes its debut
Mercedes EQS - front
Mercedes EQS

New 2021 Mercedes EQS electric limousine makes its debut

The new all-electric Mercedes EQS limo boasts incredible tech and up to 478 miles of range
15 Apr 2021
New Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered 2021 review
Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered - front
Peugeot 508 SW

New Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered 2021 review

The plug-in Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered family wagon offers a different take on the fast estate formula
13 Apr 2021