Andrew Charman

Andrew Charman

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.

Jaguar XE review

Built to take on the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series, the Jaguar XE satisfies both your head and your heart like no previous Jaguar has ever done.

DS 5 review

What is it? Revamp marking launch of Citroën’s standalone premium brand. Key features: Bespoke styling, upmarket interior, improved engines/chassis.

Mazda CX-3 review

The Mazda CX-3 boasts the right blend of practicality, sportiness and an upmarket feel in a distinctive package.

Volvo’s XC90 tested on UK roads

The second-generation Volvo XC90 is a major step forward and Volvo’s best weapon yet in establishing the brand as a true premium manufacturer.

UK motor industry sets records

Turnover in the UK automotive industry hit a record £69.5 billion in 2014, according to new figures released by the SMMT.

Bentley gets closer to unveiling SUV

Bentley's much-awaited SUV, the Bentayga, is expected to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September but meanwhile prototypes are out testing.

Honda Civic Type R review (2015-2017)

Based on a first drive, the new Civic Type R is a worthy wearer of the famed red Honda badge and a car that enthusiasts will love – on both road and track.

Vauxhall Viva review

The new Vauxhall Viva is a small car for the masses. It will get from A to B very well while providing Vauxhall with a bigger slice of the small car market.

Volkswagen Golf GTE review

The Volkswagen Golf GTE is more sensible in the real world than the fully-electric e-Golf, and for company car drivers the tax savings will appeal.

Potent Abarth 595 gets more power

The Abarth 595 Competizione range has undergone a raft of changes with the most noticeable a power increase from 160 to 180hp.

Ford S-Max review

What is it? All-new version of very successful people-carrier. Key features: More upmarket look, improved chassis, extra flexibility.

Land Rover adds Ingenium to Discovery Sport

Land Rover announce that its Discovery Sport will be offered with the new British-built Ingenium diesel engine from September 2015.

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