Opinion

‘Forget leasing a car, a cut-price van should be your next everyday vehicle’
Opinion - Fiat Scudo
Opinion

‘Forget leasing a car, a cut-price van should be your next everyday vehicle’

With some huge savings to be had, Mike Rutherford thinks a van could be the perfect vehicle
3 Dec 2023
“Your next used car won’t be used, it’ll be recycled”
Opinion - Stellantis
Opinion

“Your next used car won’t be used, it’ll be recycled”

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks recycling is becoming big business in the motor industry
29 Nov 2023
“Renault is taking over as the manufacturer of cars for the people”
Opinion - Renault Twingo
Opinion

“Renault is taking over as the manufacturer of cars for the people”

Mike Rutherford thinks Renault is doing more than any other manufacturer when it comes to making affordable electric cars
26 Nov 2023
‘The end is nigh for petrol-powered Hyundai N cars’
Opinion - Hyundai i20 N
Opinion

‘The end is nigh for petrol-powered Hyundai N cars’

John McIlroy thinks it’s hard to see another combustion-engined N car rolling off the production line at Hyundai
23 Nov 2023
"Hyundai and Kia are now leading the way in electrification and design"
KIa EV9 - opinion
Opinion

"Hyundai and Kia are now leading the way in electrification and design"

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks the success of Hyundai and Kia is a good indication of how the balance of power has shifted in the car industry
22 Nov 2023
‘Volvo has to work hard to maintain its reputation as a maker of the safest cars on the planet’
Volvo - opinion
Opinion

‘Volvo has to work hard to maintain its reputation as a maker of the safest cars on the planet’

Mike Rutherford thinks it’s hard work keeping an enviable reputation intact, especially with new brands snapping hard at your heels
19 Nov 2023
'Once-dominant Ford and Vauxhall could become also-rans in the future'
Opinion - Ford plant
Opinion

'Once-dominant Ford and Vauxhall could become also-rans in the future'

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks Ford and Vauxhall need to get their pricing right in the EV era if they are to remain popular with customers
15 Nov 2023

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'The best car designer in the world? Look no further than Frank Stephenson'
Opinion - Frank Stephenson
Opinion

'The best car designer in the world? Look no further than Frank Stephenson'

Frank Stephenson has designed some of the most beautiful on the planet, and Mike Rutherford is glad to see him passing on his knowledge to the next ge…
12 Nov 2023
‘It’s about time car insurance prices were lowered’
Opinion - car insurance
Opinion

‘It’s about time car insurance prices were lowered’

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler was shocked to find his car insurance premium had risen 44 per cent at renewal time
8 Nov 2023
'High Insurance premiums are forcing owners to scrap their cars'
Opinion - scrap
Opinion

'High Insurance premiums are forcing owners to scrap their cars'

Mike Rutherford is stunned that car insurance premiums have risen by an average 61 per cent in the past 12 months
5 Nov 2023
‘An electric car with a 600-mile range isn’t too far away’
Opinion - Mercedes EQXX
Opinion

‘An electric car with a 600-mile range isn’t too far away’

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks some barriers to electric car ownership are slowly coming down, but the charging network still needs work
1 Nov 2023
‘Thinking of car leasing? Look beyond the monthly payments to get a true idea of the cost’
Opinion - Audi Q2
Opinion

‘Thinking of car leasing? Look beyond the monthly payments to get a true idea of the cost’

Mike Rutherford thinks up-front payments are often overlooked when customers see a tempting leasing deal
29 Oct 2023
'Like Tesla with hindsight, Nio could make big waves in the UK'
Opinion - Nio
Opinion

'Like Tesla with hindsight, Nio could make big waves in the UK'

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks Nio is a brand that could really shake up the premium elite
25 Oct 2023
“I’m baffled as to how a brand-new £84k Volvo XC90 can fail so spectacularly”
Opinion - Volvo XC90
Opinion

“I’m baffled as to how a brand-new £84k Volvo XC90 can fail so spectacularly”

Mike Rutherford says it's bad that a new and expensive XC90 died at the roadside, but even worse that Volvo can't explain why
22 Oct 2023
“Faster manufacturing can bring a new wave of cheap EVs from Europe’s big players”
Opinion – cheap EV manufacturing
Opinion

“Faster manufacturing can bring a new wave of cheap EVs from Europe’s big players”

The Chinese may yet falter: quicker, more efficient production could see prices of European electric cars fall
19 Oct 2023
‘China's MG and BYD are disrupting the UK market with unbeatable pricing’
Opinion - BYD
Opinion

‘China's MG and BYD are disrupting the UK market with unbeatable pricing’

Mike Rutherford thinks many car makers are being forced to admit that their list prices are too high
15 Oct 2023
“Electric cars must not become pawns in a divisive culture war”
Opinion - Tesla towed
Opinion

“Electric cars must not become pawns in a divisive culture war”

Andy Palmer sees the incorrect reporting of the Luton Airport fire as yet more evidence of the politically charged debate around electric vehicles
14 Oct 2023
“Ford is still a big player in the UK”
Ford Puma - opinion
Opinion

“Ford is still a big player in the UK”

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks September’s sales figures show just how important the UK is to Ford
11 Oct 2023
Should taxpayers help new electric car buyers? Let’s explore the arguments
Electric car hooked up to chargepoint
Opinion

Should taxpayers help new electric car buyers? Let’s explore the arguments

Car companies think the Government should introduce a new version of the plug-in car grant but others see competition and targeting spending as the be…
9 Oct 2023
“EVs have three problems: high prices, over-ambitious range claims and a poor charging network”
Opinion - EV
Opinion

“EVs have three problems: high prices, over-ambitious range claims and a poor charging network”

Mike Rutherford thinks electric cars sales remain painfully slow as the sums simply don’t add up for most people
8 Oct 2023
‘Mega new car deals are on the way as manufacturers need to boost sales’
Opinion - BMW 5 Series
Opinion

‘Mega new car deals are on the way as manufacturers need to boost sales’

Editor-at-large John McIlroy thinks we could be heading into a gold period of new car deals
5 Oct 2023
“Auto Express has covered 35 years of taxes, tolls and intolerance for UK motorists”
Mike Rutherford opinion
Opinion

“Auto Express has covered 35 years of taxes, tolls and intolerance for UK motorists”

As a founding father of Auto Express, Mike Rutherford is uniquely placed to look back at changes in its lifetime
1 Oct 2023
“Auto Express broke the mould in 1988 and still leads the way today”
Opinion - AEX covers
Opinion

“Auto Express broke the mould in 1988 and still leads the way today”

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler celebrates everything that has made the last 35 years of Auto Express so great
27 Sep 2023
'BMW is the best car brand in the world, by one very important measure'
BMW badge opinion
Opinion

'BMW is the best car brand in the world, by one very important measure'

Mike Rutherford explains how the race for profit among the world’s top car companies is being won by BMW, with a clutch of others hot on its tail…
25 Sep 2023
‘New car buyers need a wider choice than just pure EVs’
Opinion - Mercedes EQE
Opinion

‘New car buyers need a wider choice than just pure EVs’

With the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars looming, Mike Rutherford thinks there needs to be a place for hydrogen and other alternati…
17 Sep 2023
“The quality of future VWs will be key in the brand’s battle against Chinese rivals”
Opinion - VW ID GTI concept
Opinion

“The quality of future VWs will be key in the brand’s battle against Chinese rivals”

Volkswagen is stepping up its speed of development to combat the threat from China, but editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks the brand can’t afford to …
13 Sep 2023
‘How the VW ID.3, Vauxhall Astra and MINI justify their £40k price tags is beyond my comprehension’
Opinion - VW ID3
Opinion

‘How the VW ID.3, Vauxhall Astra and MINI justify their £40k price tags is beyond my comprehension’

Mike Rutherford is growing increasingly frustrated at the cost of buying a brand new car
10 Sep 2023
‘The Munich Motor Show gave us a look at how models are evolving for the electric age’
Opinion - BMW Vision Neue Klasse
Opinion

‘The Munich Motor Show gave us a look at how models are evolving for the electric age’

Deputy editor John McIlroy takes a look at some of the biggest reveals from the 2023 Munich Motor Show
6 Sep 2023
‘Many will boycott London’s ULEZ rather than pay £4,000 a year’
Opinion - ULEZ
Opinion

‘Many will boycott London’s ULEZ rather than pay £4,000 a year’

Mike Rutherford thinks London’s expanded ULEZ is one of the worst anti-motoring schemes he’s ever seen
3 Sep 2023
‘MP Greg Smith is fighting for motorists instead of against them’
Opinion - Greg Smith
Opinion

‘MP Greg Smith is fighting for motorists instead of against them’

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler has met many politicians throughout his career, but MP Greg Smith is a little bit different
30 Aug 2023
“At the British Motor Show, the people are as important as the cars”
Opinion - British Motor Show
Opinion

“At the British Motor Show, the people are as important as the cars”

Mike Rutherford thinks the people involved in running the British Motor Show at Farnborough are inspiring
27 Aug 2023
‘Modern car tech is creating more problems than solutions’
Opinion - car tech
Opinion

‘Modern car tech is creating more problems than solutions’

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler isn’t convinced that every 'innovation' is an improvement over good old-fashioned simplicity
23 Aug 2023
'Henrik Fisker is the automotive industry's next leading man'
Opinion - Henrik Fisker
Opinion

'Henrik Fisker is the automotive industry's next leading man'

Mike Rutherford believes that the EV company founder is destined to follow in the footsteps of Henry Ford and John DeLorean
20 Aug 2023
‘JLR’s new CEO is just the man for the job’
Opinion - JLR CEO
Opinion

‘JLR’s new CEO is just the man for the job’

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler believes that JLR’s Adrian Mardell is the right CEO at the right time
16 Aug 2023