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.

Four-wheel steer for Mégane Renault Sport

The next Mégane Renault Sport will be available with four-wheel steering and will offer a choice between two chassis set ups.

Jaguar E-Pace to create SUV family

The highly successful Jaguar F-Pace is to become part of an SUV family. The smaller Jaguar E-Pace will arrive in 2018, followed by the electric I-Pace.

Aston Martin takes last-lap Le Mans win

Aston Martin sent the 60,000 British race fans attending the Le Mans 24 Hour race home happy, claiming victory in the GTE Pro class after a bold last-lap pass.
Porsche Le Mans

Porsche wins survival battle at Le Mans

Porsche has won its 19th Le Mans 24 Hours, and its third in a row, after a race of highs and lows for both the German team and its great rival Toyota.
Le Mans 2017

Toyota locks out front row for Le Mans 24 Hours

Toyota will lead a 60-strong field to the start of the 85th Le Mans 24 Hours on Saturday after Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi smashed...
Volkswagen Polo GTI Mk6

Volkswagen Polo grows into market

The new Volkswagen Polo supermini, on UK sale in November, will be the largest version of the car yet offered, with a significantly longer wheelbase.
Nissan Qashqai 2017

Updates boost best-selling Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai is being updated, with a wide range of quality, styling and technology improvements including a fifth range-topping grade.
Mazda CX-5 review 2017 | The Car Expert

Mazda CX-5 review

Improved in all areas, the new Mazda CX-5 is a definite contender for crossover buyers, particularly in 150hp diesel form.
Citroen C3 Aircross dynamic

Bye Picasso, hello Citroën C3 Aircross

The Citroën C3 Aircross, expected to make its public debut at the Frankfurt show in September, follows the trend of replacing MPVs with crossovers.

Ford joins winners at dramatic Croft BTCC

Subaru and BMW dominated the fifth meeting of the 2017 BTCC - the British Touring Car Championship – at Croft, until race three. Both...

BTCC qualifying cancelled after 11-car crash – UPDATED

Two drivers had to be cut out of their cars after an 11-car accident that stopped qualifying for the fifth meeting of the British Touring Car Championship at Croft.
MINI Countryman review 2017 (The Car Expert)

MINI Countryman review

While remaining a divisive model, the new MINI Countryman is a major advance on its predecessor, particularly in terms of interior space.

Motor industry waits on Election result

The motor industry is keenly awaiting the outcome of the UK General Election, which could dramatically change the future trading environment in Britain.
Nissan Qashqai - 2008 vs 2017 | The Car Expert

Nissan Qashqai – Ten years on

A decade after the Nissan Qashqai went on sale, not even the most optimistic prophet could have expected the dramatic way this car changed the market.
Lotus Elise Cup 250

Fastest Lotus Elise yet unveiled

The Lotus Elise Cup 250 has been revealed as the fastest four-cylinder sports car ever produced by the Norfolk brand. It boasts a 3.9-second 0-62mph time.
Audi Q8 concept (The Car Expert)

Audi electrics & SUVs head bold launch plans

Audi has unveiled an ambitious new model programme to include more Q series SUVs and three e-tron battery-electric cars. The German premium brand intends that...
1706 New Peugeot 308 GTi

September launch for higher-tech Peugeot 308

Technology upgrades feature in a facelift to the Peugeot 308 family car, ranging across the hatch, SW estate and GTi versions of the model. On...
BAC Mono

Manx police unleash BAC supercar

A BAC Mono carbon-fibre based single seater has joined the fleet used by the traffic department of the Isle of Man police force.
Volvo Lotus logos

Volvo and Lotus set to be sister brands

Swedish brand Volvo and UK sports car maker Lotus look destined to be related after Chinese giant Geely agreed to buy a stake in Proton.
BMW Concept 8 Series front 34

BMW 8 Series to be reborn in 2018

The BMW 8 Series is on the way back – the German brand has revealed a concept version of the 2+2 coupe that will go on sale in 2018.
Vauxhall Crossland X review 2017 | The Car Expert

Vauxhall Crossland X review

The Vauxhall Crossland X is a perfectly competent new SUV contender but may struggle for visibility in an increasingly congested sector.

Updates to best-selling Renault Captur

The Renault Captur, a model the brand first launched in 2013 as one of the first of the breed of smaller crossover-style SUVs, is being updated.

Honda crashes BMW & Subaru BTCC party

Rear-drive cars dominated the BTCC at Oulton Park, BMW and Subaru sharing the first two wins but the FWD Hondas taking the final race.
Dodge Avenger launch 2007

Top ten blink-&-you-miss-them cars

Developing a new car is a very expensive business, so you would think manufacturers would do all they could to make sure they get it right. Sadly not...

Honda tops charts again at Oulton BTCC

Honda proved the car to beat as Matt Neal took pole position for round 10 of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Oulton Park. It...