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.

Volkswagen Polo – reader reviews

The Car Expert readers tell us what they think about the sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo, launched in the UK in 2018.

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Volkswagen Polo review

The Volkswagen Polo design team were clearly given a simple brief when creating the sixth-generation model – don’t muck it up. They have both succeeded and gone beyond that brief.

Familiar Mercedes-Benz G-Class is all new

An all-new version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class will arrive at UK dealers in August, though you might initially fail to notice.

Bentley Bentayga SUV gains V8 engine

The Bentley Bentayga SUV range is being extended with a new V8-engined model described by its makers as the most sporting version yet.

Volkswagen tops the crash-test ‘Oscars’

Volkswagen has won a major accolade for safety, taking half of the best-in-class awards made by crash-test specialist Euro NCAP.

‘Anti-diesel rhetoric’ fuels new car sales slump

Sales of new cars in the UK slumped by close to 6% in 2017, with industry bosses putting the blame firmly on adverse publicity levelled at diesel engines.

Seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace on sale

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace SUV has gone on sale, at prices starting from £29,370. The stretched version of the successful Tiguan offers seven seats as standard.

£17.3K buys not-so-bold Citroën Cactus

Order books are open for the revamped Citroën C4 Cactus, the car set to hit Uk roads in April at prices from £17,265 – for a while. While the revised model includes a number of updates, perhaps the most notable change is a move away from the bold styling that the Cactus launched with in 2014. Gone are the big ‘air bump’ side mouldings on the doors, replaced by much smaller, more ...

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