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.
Electric, hydrogen fuel cell and low emission vehicles

Will tax changes switch off electric growth?

British motorists have some 83 different low-emission cars and vans to choose – but they need more incentives to switch from petrol and diesel alternatives.

Volkswagen Arteon to succeed CC

Teaser images released ahead of the Geneva Motor Show hint at the look of the Volkswagen Arteon, a four-door fastback to succeed the CC.
Range Rover Velar family

Range Rover Velar heads for Geneva

The Range Rover Velar will be unveiled on 1st March,and debut at the Geneva Motor Show a week later. It will sit between the Range Rover Evoque and Sport.

Seven-seat SsangYong XAVL set for Geneva

The SsangYong XAVL concept will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, previewing a potential future seven-seat SUV model.
Mazda MX-5 RF 01

Mazda MX-5 RF review

The new coupe-styled Mazda MX-5 RF marks a change in direction for the best-selling retractable hard-top version of the iconic roadster.
Ferrari 812 Superfast

Fastest-ever Ferrari heads for Geneva

The Ferrari 812 Superfast, debuting at the Geneva Motor Show, is the most powerful production Ferrari yet and the world's most potent front-engined car.
Kia Picanto 01

All new Kia Picanto to debut at Geneva

The all-new fourth generation Kia Picanto city car will launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March, promising more space, quality and a new powerful engine.

Jaguar adds new engines to core models

New Ingenium petrol and diesel engines lead a range of updates applied to the Jaguar F-Pace, XE and XF for the 2018 model year.
Vauxhall PSA

Vauxhall to get new French owner?

Peugeot-Citroën parent PSA Group is in talks to buy Vauxhall and its German sister brand Opel from US giant General Motors.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to debut at Geneva

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross crossover will debut at the Geneva Motor Show on 6th March, as the brand goes after the best-selling Nissan Qashqai. Mitsubishi...
Land Rover Defender 02

INEOS bids to plug Land Rover Defender gap

British chemical giant INEOS plans to manufacture an 'uncompromising' 4x4 to fill the gap left by the demise of the Land Rover Defender.
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Volvo V90 Cross Country review

The Volvo V90 Cross Country is an all-wheel-drive soft-roader variant of the brand's flagship estate, while not losing the stock model's refinement.
Citroen C-Aircross 03

Citroen C-Aircross to take on Nissan’s Juke?

The Citroën C-Aircross concept will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, previewing a production model to rival the Nissan Juke.
Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 01

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer heads for Geneva

The Geneva Motor Show on 7th March will see the debut of the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer estate. It is expected on UK sale in summer 2017.
Kia Optima plug-in hybrid

Hybrids spark growing new car market

UK new car sales hit a 12-year high in January, with alternative-fuelled cars reaching their highest-ever level but diesel sales slipping back.
Kia Rio review 2017 (The Car Expert)

Kia Rio review

The new Kia Rio is a significantly updated model that, while it can't match the driving dynamics of some rivals, outdoes most in space and value for money.
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Geneva debut for most potent Skoda Octavia

The Geneva Show in March will see the debut of the Skoda Octavia vRS 245 – the most powerful Octavia yet. A dual-clutch auto gearbox also debuts.
Euro NCAP celebrates 20 years of saving lives (The Car Expert)

Euro NCAP marks 20 years of saving lives

Safety body Euro NCAP is celebrating 20 years of its crash tests, which have helped cut road deaths and serious injuries by more than half.
SEAT Ibiza 2017 01

All new SEAT Ibiza supermini revealed

The Mk5 SEAT Ibiza supermini has been unveiled in Barcelona. The car will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show and go on sale in July.
Audi A5 Sportback review (The Car Expert)

Audi A5 Sportback review

Five-door hatch practicality, the visual appeal of the two-door Coupe, improved engines and plenty of tech make the Audi A5 Sportback an attractive choice.
UK car companies built more than 1.7 million cars in 2016

UK builds 1.7 million cars in 2016

Output from the UK’s car factories totalled 1.7 million in 2016 – the highest total for 17 years. More than one in two cars built were exported to Europe.

Geneva debut for Mitsubishi ‘Qashqai rival’

Mitsubishi will debut a new model at the Geneva Motor Show in March, expected to provide the brand with a direct rival to the best-selling Nissan Qashqai.
VED road tax rules change in April 2017

Many lose but some win with new road tax rules

Most car owners will pay more under new road tax rules from 1st April. Some, however, will pay less, and they are not who you might think...
Mitsubishi ASX review (The Car Expert)

Mitsubishi ASX review

The latest updates do not add much but the Mitsubishi ASX is still a good value SUV, particularly if you are looking for all-wheel-drive.
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New MINI Countryman is biggest yet

The all-new MINI Countryman is described as the biggest model ever launched in the brand's history. Its engines include the first MINI plug-in hybrid.