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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 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
New Mazda MX-5 R-Sport 2020 review
Mazda MX-5

New Mazda MX-5 R-Sport 2020 review

The latest Mazda MX-5 R-Sport limited edition model does nothing to upset the popular roadster’s charms
30 Jul 2020
New DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 2020 review
DS 7 Crossback SUV

New DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 2020 review

The upmarket DS 7 Crossback E-Tense is the French brand’s first plug-in hybrid
29 Jul 2020
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New Honda e 2020 review
Honda e hatchback

New Honda e 2020 review

Charming design and clever packaging make the Honda e electric city car's short range easy to overlook
20 Jul 2020
New Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD 2020 review
Lamborghini Huracan

New Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD 2020 review

We try the new two-wheel drive Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD in the UK - is it the driver's Lamborghini we've been waiting for?
9 Jul 2020
New Peugeot 508 PHEV 2020 review
Peugeot 508 Saloon

New Peugeot 508 PHEV 2020 review

The new Peugeot 508 PHEV offers low tax rates to go with its elegant looks
19 Jun 2020

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New Audi S5 Sportback 2020 review
Audi S5 Sportback

New Audi S5 Sportback 2020 review

The Audi S5 Sportback’s switch to an advanced diesel engine has resulted in a fast and relaxed drive
19 Jun 2020
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New Citroen C5 Aircross PureTech 130 2020 review
Citroen C5 Aircross

New Citroen C5 Aircross PureTech 130 2020 review

Cheaper PureTech 130 engine replaces 180 unit in the Citroen C5 Aircross range, but at what cost?
12 Jun 2020
New Porsche 911 Turbo S 2020 review
Porsche 911 Coupe

New Porsche 911 Turbo S 2020 review

The new flagship 641bhp Porsche 911 Turbo S is just as comfortable driving around town as it is on track
29 May 2020
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Dacia Sandero Stepway review
Dacia Sandero Stepway front action
Dacia Sandero Stepway

Dacia Sandero Stepway review

The Dacia Sandero Stepway adds a touch of rugged off-road presence to the value-focused Sandero hatch.
18 May 2020
Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s toughest test
Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s toughest test

We head on an epic road trip to the north of Scotland in Alfa Romeo’s updated Stelvio SUV to find out if it’s still made of the right stuff
5 May 2020
Best company cars 2020
Best cars & vans

Best company cars 2020

We round up the finest company cars across five price bands, with a bumper crop of EVs, to help business users choose
22 Apr 2020
New Bentley Continental GT Convertible V8 2020 review
Bentley Continental GT Convertible

New Bentley Continental GT Convertible V8 2020 review

The Bentley Continental GT Convertible is one of the British brand’s finest efforts yet in V8 form
20 Apr 2020
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Porsche Macan review
Porsche Macan - front
Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan review

The Porsche Macan delivers SUV practicality in a package that stays true to Porsche's performance car heritage
25 Mar 2020
Taking the new Land Rover Defender 110 off-road in Namibia
Land Rover Defender

Taking the new Land Rover Defender 110 off-road in Namibia

The reborn Land Rover Defender 110 needs serious off-road ability to live up to its name. How better to test its mettle than a three-day African trek?
25 Mar 2020
New Hyundai i10 2020 review
Hyundai i10 - front tracking
Hyundai i10 Hatchback

New Hyundai i10 2020 review

The Hyundai i10 is aiming to prove that the city-car sector is still alive and kicking...just.
31 Jan 2020
Nissan GT-R review
Nissan GT-R 2017 track
Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R review

The Nissan GT-R uses a twin-turbo V6 and hi-tech electronically controlled four-wheel drive to deliver supercar performance
24 Jan 2020
New Audi A1 Citycarver 2020 review
Audi A1 Citycarver - front
Audi A1 Hatchback

New Audi A1 Citycarver 2020 review

The new jacked-up Audi A1 Citycarver brings SUV looks to the supermini sector
24 Jan 2020
BMW 320d M Sport: long-term test review
BMW 3 Series long termer - first report front action
BMW 3 Series Saloon

BMW 320d M Sport: long-term test review

Final report: We look back on a much-anticipated six months with the BMW 320d M Sport
2 Jan 2020
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New Kia XCeed 2019 review
Kia XCeed - front
Kia XCeed SUV

New Kia XCeed 2019 review

The new jacked-up Kia XCeed hatchback fills a niche within a niche, but what's it like on UK roads?
30 Sep 2019
BMW M3 (2014-2018) review
BMW M3 CS - front
BMW 3 Series M3 Saloon

BMW M3 (2014-2018) review

Latest BMW M3 is a straight-six, turbocharged super-saloon with blistering performance
11 Sep 2019
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New Ferrari F8 Tributo 2019 review
Ferrari F8 Tributo - front
Ferrari F8 Tributo Coupe

New Ferrari F8 Tributo 2019 review

Evolutionary approach makes the new Ferrari F8 Tributo a fitting celebration of the brand’s great V8
4 Sep 2019
New Ford Focus ST 2019 review
Ford Focus ST - front tracking
Ford Focus ST Hatchback

New Ford Focus ST 2019 review

We sample the new Ford Focus ST petrol hot hatch in the UK for the first time – is it a Honda Civic Type R beater?
27 Aug 2019
New Ford Focus ST Estate 2019 review
Ford Focus ST Estate - front
Ford Focus ST Estate

New Ford Focus ST Estate 2019 review

The new Ford Focus ST Estate offers all the thrills of the standard hot hatch, but in a more practical package
26 Aug 2019
Kia Stinger GT420: getting to grips with Kia's track car
Kia Stinger GT420 - front tracking with Kia Stinger
Kia Stinger GT coupe

Kia Stinger GT420: getting to grips with Kia's track car

We head to Silverstone to test out the one-off Kia Stinger GT420, Kia's skunkworks track focused race car
26 Aug 2019
New Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition 2019 review
Ford Fiesta ST Performance - front
Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback

New Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition 2019 review

The Ford Fiesta ST is our favourite junior hot hatch, but does the new Performance Edition make the driving experience even better?
23 Aug 2019
New Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus 2019 review
Tesla Model 3 - Front Tracking
Tesla Model 3 Saloon

New Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus 2019 review

Price-drop makes the Standard Range Plus version of Tesla's Model 3 more accessible than ever
7 Aug 2019
New McLaren 600LT Spider 2019 review
McLaren 600LT Spider - front tracking
McLaren 600LT Spider

New McLaren 600LT Spider 2019 review

We drive the brilliant McLaren 600LT Spider in the UK to see what makes this one of the best McLaren's ever
25 Jul 2019
New Porsche 718 Boxster T 2019 review
Porsche Boxster T - front tracking
Porsche Boxster Convertible

New Porsche 718 Boxster T 2019 review

We found out if less really is more in the Porsche 718 Boxster T with a first taste on UK roads
2 Jul 2019
New Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2019 review
Bentley Continental GT Convertible - front action
Bentley Continental GT Convertible

New Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2019 review

We take the beautiful new Bentley Continental GT Convertible out onto sunny British roads to see how it compares to the coupe
29 May 2019
New Vauxhall Corsa prototype review
Vauxhall Corsa prototype - front
Vauxhall Corsa Hatchback

New Vauxhall Corsa prototype review

We hit the road in a prototype version of the new Vauxhall Corsa ahead of its official arrival next year
21 May 2019
Audi S1 2014-2018
Audi S1

Audi S1 2014-2018

Audi S1 hot hatch has incredible all-wheel drive pace and a classy cabin, but it comes with a chunky price tag, too
7 May 2019
New Volkswagen T-Cross 2019 review
Volkswagen T-Cross SUV

New Volkswagen T-Cross 2019 review

The new Volkswagen T-Cross is the firm’s smallest SUV, and it looks accomplished next to cheaper rivals
30 Apr 2019