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.


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
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
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 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
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 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
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

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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
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
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
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 - 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
24 Apr 2019
BMW X7 - front

New BMW X7 30d 2019 review

It’s big, but is the new flagship BMW X7 SUV clever? A drive of the xDrive 30d diesel in the UK reveals all
12 Apr 2019
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - front
Ferrari 488 Spider

New Ferrari 488 Pista Spider 2019 review

We drive the new 710bhp Ferrari 488 Pista Spider, and find that it’s an incredible machine
5 Apr 2019
Audi SQ2 - front
Audi Q2 SUV

New Audi SQ2 2019 review

The new Audi SQ2 brings performance to a lower rung of the SUV market, but is it a hit?
22 Feb 2019
BMW i3 120Ah - front tracking
BMW i3 Hatchback

New BMW i3 120Ah 2019 review

A bigger battery means more range for the updated BMW i3, but can it keep pace with more modern rivals?
20 Dec 2018
BMW 320d - front
BMW 3 Series Saloon

New BMW 3 Series 2019 review

Does the new seventh-generation BMW 3 Series compact executive saloon go straight to the top of the class? We reveal all…
12 Dec 2018
BMW M340i xDrive prototype - front
BMW 3 Series Saloon

New BMW M340i xDrive prototype review

The new 369bhp BMW M340i xDrive is on the way, but we've been for a drive in a prototype version ahead of its arrival
11 Dec 2018
BMW 330i - front
BMW 3 Series Saloon

2019 BMW 330i review

The BMW 330i is the most powerful model in the new 3 Series line-up at launch, but is it worth the extra cash?
11 Dec 2018
Mercedes-AMG E 53 - front
Mercedes E-Class Saloon

New Mercedes-AMG E 53 2018 review

The results are good as we try the new Mercedes-AMG E 53 saloon for the first time
12 Nov 2018
audi a7 sportback long-termer static
Audi A7 Sportback

Long-term test review: Audi A7 Sportback

Final report: Audi A7 Sportback has all the tools of the executive trade, so we'll be sad to see it go
31 Oct 2018
Audi A6 - front
A6 Audi A6 Saloon

New Audi A6 2018 review

We hit British roads in the all-new Audi A6 to see if it’s got what it takes to be an executive champion
18 Sep 2018
Aston Martin DB11 AMR - front
Aston Martin DB11 Coupe

New Aston Martin DB11 AMR 2018 review

Aston Martin’s updated DB11 comes close to the perfect big V12 GT recipe in updated AMR spec
6 Sep 2018
SEAT Tarraco prototype - front
SEAT Tarraco SUV

New SEAT Tarraco prototype review

Early verdict as we drive a prototype version of the seven-seat SEAT Tarraco SUV
31 Jul 2018
McLaren Senna Coupe

New McLaren Senna 2018 review

We drive the new track-focused McLaren Senna and find that it's worthy of that iconic name
26 Jun 2018