Andrew Charman

Andrew Charman
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Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.
Nissan Qashqai review 2017 | The Car Expert

Nissan Qashqai review

Can the latest upgrades to the Nissan Qashqai keep this pioneering model competitive against younger crossover SUV rivals in the marketplace?
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Concept Buzz to reinvent Volkswagen Kombi

The iconic Volkswagen Kombi van is on the way back – as an electric people carrier based on the I.D. Buzz concept shown in Detroit.
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Most potent BMW M5 on sale in February

The sixth-generation BMW M5 has been unveiled. Dubbed the most powerful version of the performance super saloon yet, it goes on sale in February.
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé review 2017 - The Car Expert

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé review

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is the slinkier sister to the 3 Series saloon, and it's just had a mid-life facelift. But is there substance to match the style?
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Hyundai electric SUV boasts 467-mile range

Hyundai has unveiled an almost production-ready fuel cell SUV, with a potential all-electric range of 496 miles.

Chery gears up for Euro SUV push

China’s leading vehicle exporter Chery intends to begin selling its cars in Europe ‘in the next few years’, under an all-new, yet to be revealed nameplate.
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Sketches give clues to Volkswagen T-Roc SUV

Newly released sketches provide major clues to the look of the Volkswagen T-Roc, a new compact SUV due to be unveiled on 23rd August.
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Infiniti builds retro electric race car

Infiniti is joining the manufacturer rush to electric racing cars – except that its model is a 1940s styled concept single seater.

Nissan X-Trail review

The Nissan X-Trail is a capable large SUV that has had many of the cruder elements of its specification dialled out over time.
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Sutton & Subaru close on BTCC prize

BMW and Subaru took full advantage at the British Touring Car Championship's Knockhill meeting to move ahead in the points standings.
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Subaru top Scots Touring Car grid

Subaru driver Ashley Sutton is in a prime position to continue his relentless march to the the top of the British Touring Car Championship – but he will have to overcome his team-mate.

£34,305 buys Volkswagen Arteon flagship

Dealers are now taking orders for the Volkswagen Arteon  – the new range flagship will arrive in showrooms in September priced from £34,305.
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‘More effort needed’ to beat car hackers

Smart cars, allowing drivers to access all kinds of digital services from the cockpit, are all very well. But could they be hacked?
Renault Koleos review 2017 | The Car Expert

Renault Koleos review

The Renault Koleos is an effective new crossover that may surprise buyers, but it's entering an already overcrowded SUV market.
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Confusion over self-driving technology may increase car crashes

A lack of distinction between 'assisted' and 'automated' driving systems is creating dangerous confusion and could lead to an increase in accidents.
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PSA takes over Vauxhall and Opel from GM

Vauxhall has new French owners – PSA Group has announced that the purchase of the British brand and its German Opel sister has now been completed.

Orders open for 400hp Audi RS 3

Dealers are now taking orders for the new Audi RS 3, on sale in Sportback and Saloon form and claiming the title of the first 400hp car in its class.
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Subaru up and down at Snetterton BTCC

Subaru driver Ashley Sutton took the BTCC points lead with two wins at Snetterton, and then lost it with a shock race 3 win for Honda's Gordon Shedden.
SEAT Ibiza review 2017 | The Car Expert

SEAT Ibiza review

The new SEAT Ibiza is the most effective version of the car yet, and a serious rival to Britain’s best-selling car the Ford Fiesta.
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Honda fastest as Touring Car title chase resumes

Honda driver Jack Goff has struck the first blow as the British Touring Car Championship BTCC) begins the second half of its 2017 season following a seven-week break.
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All-new Rolls-Royce Phantom revealed

The new Rolls-Royce Phantom has been unveiled at an event in London – the second generation of the car that began the renaissance of the Rolls-Royce brand under the ownership of BMW in 2003.
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Porsche joins rush to electric racing

Porsche has become the third car manufacturer in 10 days to commit its motorsport future to the electric Formula E Championship.
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Electric message easier than diesel – Volvo

UK motorists are finding it easier to understand the benefits of electric cars than they are modern, clean diesel engines, according to Volvo UK’s managing director.
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Mercedes follows BMW to electric racing

The soaring profile of the all-electric FIA Formula E championship will be further boosted later in 2018 by an official entry from Mercedes-Benz.
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New Suzuki Swift Sport to go turbo

The third-generation Suzuki Swift Sport will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and will be turbocharged for the first time.