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 

Affordable Hybrid Car of the Year 2020: Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris

Affordable Hybrid Car of the Year 2020: Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris is the 2020 Auto Express Affordable Hybrid Car of the Year, with the Honda Jazz and Skoda Superb iV commended
13 Oct 2020
Small Premium SUV of the Year 2020: Mercedes GLA
Mercedes GLA

Small Premium SUV of the Year 2020: Mercedes GLA

The Mercedes GLA is the 2020 Auto Express Small Premium SUV of the Year, with the Audi Q3 and Range Rover Evoque commended
13 Oct 2020
Hot Hatch of the Year 2020: Honda Civic Type R
Honda Civic Type R

Hot Hatch of the Year 2020: Honda Civic Type R

The Honda Civic Type R is the 2020 Auto Express Hot Hatch of the Year, with the Ford Focus ST and Mercedes-AMG A 45 S commended
13 Oct 2020
Convertible of the Year 2020: MINI Cooper Convertible
MINI MINI Convertible

Convertible of the Year 2020: MINI Cooper Convertible

The MINI Cooper Convertible is the 2020 Auto Express Convertible of the Year, with the Audi A5 Cabriolet and Mazda MX-5 commended
13 Oct 2020
Premium Hybrid Car of the Year 2020: Mercedes E-Class
Mercedes E-Class

Premium Hybrid Car of the Year 2020: Mercedes E-Class

The Mercedes E-Class is the 2020 Premium Hybrid Car of the Year, with the BMW 300e and Mercedes A 250 e commended
13 Oct 2020
Executive Car of the Year 2020: Mercedes E-Class
Mercedes E-Class

Executive Car of the Year 2020: Mercedes E-Class

The Mercedes E-Class is the 2020 Auto Express Executive Car of the Year, with the Audi A6 and Volvo S90 commended
13 Oct 2020
Large SUV of the Year 2020: SEAT Tarraco
SEAT Tarraco

Large SUV of the Year 2020: SEAT Tarraco

The SEAT Tarraco is the 2020 Auto Express Large SUV of the Year, with the Kia Sorento and Skoda Kodiaq commended
13 Oct 2020

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Supermini of the Year 2020: Renault Clio
Renault Clio

Supermini of the Year 2020: Renault Clio

The Renault Clio is the 2020 Auto Express Supermini of the Year, with the Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris commended
13 Oct 2020
Family Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Superb
Skoda Superb

Family Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb is the 2020 Auto Express Family Car of the Year, with the Hyundai Ioniq and Peugeot 508 commended
13 Oct 2020
Mid-size SUV of the Year 2020: Ford Kuga
Ford Kuga

Mid-size SUV of the Year 2020: Ford Kuga

The Ford Kuga is the 2020 Auto Express Mid-size SUV of the Year with the Skoda Karoq and Toyota RAV4 commended
13 Oct 2020
City Car of the Year 2020: Volkswagen up!
Volkswagen up

City Car of the Year 2020: Volkswagen up!

The Volkswagen up! is the 2020 Auto Express City Car of the Year, with the Hyundai i10 and SEAT Mii Electric commended
13 Oct 2020
Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Octavia
Skoda Octavia

Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Octavia

The Auto Express Car of the Year for 2020 is the Skoda Octavia
13 Oct 2020
Affordable Electric Car of the Year 2020: Renault Zoe
Renault ZOE

Affordable Electric Car of the Year 2020: Renault Zoe

The Renault Zoe is the 2020 Auto Express Affordable Electric Car of the Year, with the Honda e and Kia e-Niro commended
13 Oct 2020
Estate Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Octavia Estate
Skoda Octavia Estate

Estate Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Octavia Estate

The Skoda Octavia Estate is the 2020 Auto Express Estate Car of the Year, with the BMW 3 Series Touring and Mercedes E-Class Estate commended
13 Oct 2020
Compact Executive Car of the Year 2020: Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3

Compact Executive Car of the Year 2020: Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is the 2020 Auto Express Compact Executive Car of the Year, with the BMW 3 Series and Polestar 2 commended
13 Oct 2020
Mid-size Premium SUV of the Year 2020: Land Rover Defender
Land Rover Defender

Mid-size Premium SUV of the Year 2020: Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender is the 2020 Auto Express Premium Mid-size SUV of the Year, with the BMW X3 and Porsche Macan commended
13 Oct 2020
Luxury Car of the Year 2020: Bentley Flying Spur
Bentley Flying Spur

Luxury Car of the Year 2020: Bentley Flying Spur

The Bentley Flying Spur is the 2020 Auto Express Luxury Car of the Year, with the BMW 7 Series and Rolls-Royce Ghost commended
13 Oct 2020
Performance Car of the Year 2020: Porsche 911
Porsche 911

Performance Car of the Year 2020: Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is the 2020 Auto Express Performance Car of the Year, with the Audi RS 6 Avant and Ferrari F8 Tributo commended
13 Oct 2020
Large Premium SUV of the Year 2020: BMW X5
BMW X5

Large Premium SUV of the Year 2020: BMW X5

The BMW X5 is the 2020 Auto Express Premium SUV of the Year, with the Land Rover Discovery and Porsche Cayenne commended
13 Oct 2020
Compact Family Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Octavia
Skoda Octavia

Compact Family Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Octavia

The Skoda Octavia is the 2020 Auto Express Compact Family Car of the Year, with the Ford Focus and Toyota Corolla commended
13 Oct 2020
Premium Electric Car of the Year 2020: Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3

Premium Electric Car of the Year 2020: Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is the 2020 Auto Express Premium Electric Car of the Year, with the Jaguar I-Pace and Porsche Taycan commended
13 Oct 2020
Small SUV of the Year 2020: Renault Captur
Renault Captur

Small SUV of the Year 2020: Renault Captur

The Renault Captur is the 2020 Auto Express Small SUV of the Year, with the Ford Puma and Kia Soul EV commended
13 Oct 2020
Coupe of the Year 2020: Alpine A110
Alpine A110

Coupe of the Year 2020: Alpine A110

The Alpine A110 is the 2020 Auto Express Coupe of the Year, with the Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Porsche 718 Cayman commended
13 Oct 2020
New Volkswagen ID.3 2020 review
Volkswagen ID.3

New Volkswagen ID.3 2020 review

The new all-electric Volkswagen ID.3 has arrived on UK roads, but is it now the best electric car on sale
2 Oct 2020
New McLaren 765LT 2020 review
McLaren 765LT

New McLaren 765LT 2020 review

The new McLaren 765LT will spring from 0-62mph in just 2.7 seconds and go on to hit a top speed of 205mph
28 Sep 2020
New Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce 2020 review
Alfa Romeo Giulia Saloon

New Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce 2020 review

Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce ready to attack compact executive segment with new technology and kit
4 Sep 2020
New Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 2020 review
SUVs

New Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 2020 review

Rivalling the Porsche Cayenne GTS and BMW X5 M50i is the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 - we find out if it's any good
28 Aug 2020
BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe 2020 review
Road tests

BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe 2020 review

The new BMW M8 Gran Coupe promises much, we find out if it can deliver
26 Aug 2020
New Fiat 500 Mild Hybrid 2020 review
Fiat 500 Hatchback

New Fiat 500 Mild Hybrid 2020 review

A new mild hybrid powertrain will help prolong the old Fiat 500’s life alongside the all-new electric 500 model, but age is not on the Italian city ca…
25 Aug 2020
Lexus ES Takumi 2020 review
Road tests

Lexus ES Takumi 2020 review

Lexus has added ‘Digital Side-View Monitors’ to the top spec Takumi version of its ES saloon in place of regular side mirrors, but it needn’t have bot…
25 Aug 2020
New Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo 2020 review
Skoda Kamiq

New Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo 2020 review

We drive the Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo SUV in the UK with a new, more powerful petrol engine
21 Aug 2020
New Peugeot e-2008 2020 review
Peugeot 2008 SUV

New Peugeot e-2008 2020 review

We hit UK roads in the new all-electric Peugeot e-2008 to see if it will be a family favourite
17 Aug 2020
New Ferrari Roma 2020 review
Ferrari Roma

New Ferrari Roma 2020 review

The new Ferrari Roma GT is the iconic Italian brand’s latest offering – and it’s a big improvement
7 Aug 2020
“Tesla is now the hunted instead of the hunter”
Tesla

“Tesla is now the hunted instead of the hunter”

Chief reviewer Sean Carson thinks Tesla can’t afford to rest on its laurels at the top of the electric car tree with the likes of Audi, BMW and Merced…
6 Aug 2020