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.

General Election to boost car sales?

The General Election on 8th June could provide a timely boost to Britain’s new car market by removing uncertainty, according to the head of Kia UK.
MG E-Motion doors

On sale in 2020? MG E-motion electric sports car

MG is set to build its first sports car since 2011, if the MG E-Motion concept is anything to go by.
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Vauxhall Grandland X to take on Qashqai

First images of the Vauxhall Grandland X have been unveiled ahead of the SUV’s debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 01

Mercedes-Benz S-Class lines up six

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class is debuting at the Shanghai Auto Show with the major headline a new range of engines.

Skoda Vision E is brand’s first electric concept

The Skoda Vision E, unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show, is a concept for an electric car but its bold styling also previews the look of future Skoda production models.

Citroën C5 Aircross to debut in Shanghai

The Citroën C5 Aircross SUV, launched at the Shanghai Auto Show, will include the first plug-in hybrid model from the French brand.
Toyota wins 2017 WEC opening round at Silverstone (The Car Expert)

Toyota wins UK WEC opener

Toyota took victory in the 6 Hours of Silverstone on Easter Sunday, the opening round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, the WEC.
Ingram Toyota Donington

Toyota’s Ingram tops Donington BTCC

The Toyota Avensis of Tom Ingram emerged strongest from a long, dramatic and weather-affected second meeting of the British Touring Car Championship.
Infiniti QX30 review 2017 full road test (The Car Expert)

Infiniti QX30 review

The Infiniti QX30 is the brand’s entry into the booming premium crossover market and presents a stylish alternative to the Audi and Mercedes mainstream.

Subaru wins then loses Touring Car pole

The Subaru Levorg of Ashley Sutton took pole position for the second meeting of the 2017 British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park.
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Volvo XC60 on UK roads in Autumn

Volvo is taking orders for the new XC60 SUV, ahead of first deliveries in the Autumn. The car is the first mid-sized model to use the latest SPA technology.
Audi Q5 review 2017 (The Car Expert)

Audi Q5 review

The second generation version of the best-selling Audi Q5 SUV evolves in all areas with more space, less weight and more tech.
Aston Martin DBX St Than

Aston Martin gets keys to DBX plant

Aston Martin has begun a new era in its history, taking over the site at St. Ethan, Wales where it will build the DBX SUV.
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Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer heads for Frankfurt

The Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September as the third member of the brand’s latest large car range.
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Tax rises fuel record March car market

The UK new car market enjoyed its biggest month on record in March, jumping 8.2 per cent fuelled by looming VED changes and new registration plates.
Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona to target Nissan Juke

The Hyundai Kona, named after a district in Hawaii, will launch later in 2017 as a B-segment SUV targeting the mass-selling Nissan Juke.
BMW BTCC Jordan

BMW battle tops dramatic BTCC opener

A one-two finish for the Team BMW cars of Andrew Jordan and Colin Turkington climaxed a dramatic opening meeting of the British Touring Car championship.
Nissan Micra review 2017 | The Car Expert

Nissan Micra review

A much-needed revival, the new Nissan Micra is an impressive package that will be a strong contender in a crowded market.
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Honda reigns in BTCC rain

The Eurotech Racing Honda Civic of Jeff Smith took a surprise pole position for the first round of the BTCC, qualifying was disrupted by red flags and rain.
SsangYong Rexton unveiled (The Car Expert)

New SsangYong Rexton flagship launches

The new SsangYong Rexton SUV has debuted at the Seoul Motor Show in Korea, and will become the flagship model line in the SsangYong range.
Skoda Vision E concept (The Car Expert)

Skoda Vision E electric concept debuts in Shanghai

The Skoda Vision E concept, which will be unveiled at the Shanghai motor show, points firmly towards what will be the first production Skoda electric car.
BTCC 2017

Makers take on Touring Car challenge

The British Touring Car Championship returns to action with 16 race winners among a capacity 32-car grid and a five-strong manufacturer battle.
McLaren BP23

New clue to McLaren ‘Hyper-GT’

McLaren Automotive has released a second design sketch of its forthcoming ‘Hyper-GT’, codenamed the McLaren BP23 and a successor to the iconic McLaren F1.
Suzuki Swift review 2017 (The Car Expert)

Suzuki Swift review

The new version of the Suzuki Swift takes the model a significant step forward – Suzuki’s confidence in increasing sales should not be misplaced.
Renault ZOE review (The Car Expert)

Renault ZOE review

The Renault ZOE is the latest version of the electric supermini with a new battery extending its range into practical territory.