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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.
Vauxhall Astra review 2015 (The Car Expert)

Vauxhall Astra review (1.4-litre)

The new Vauxhall Astra boasts a combination of lower weight, new technology and higher quality to do battle with the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.
Citroen Cactus M

Frankfurt: Citroën plants Cactus on the beach

Citroën’s Cactus M concept is being pitched as a leisure vehicle, with a social media competition that offers winners a ‘Beach and Breakfast’ test drive.

Frankfurt: Buyers clamouring for £160K Bentley SUV

Customer demand for the Bentayga SUV has far outstripped expectations, with CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer describing the pre-order intake as “sensational.”

Bentley unveils its ‘most exclusive’ SUV

Bentley has unveiled its Bentayga at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and will arrive on UK roads in early 2016 at prices likely to be more than £130,000.
Citroen Cactus M concept

Citroën reveals Cactus for the beach

Citroën’s lifestyle-pitched C4 Cactus crossover will spawn an open-top sister at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Dacia Duster SUV

Dacia offers a more efficient Duster

Good news! Dacia has added a new engine to its Duster line-up, which cuts running costs.
Jaguar XF review (The Car Expert)

Jaguar XF review

What is it? Second generation of Jaguar’s executive saloon. Key features: Bolder look, upgraded powertrains, more technology.
2015 Mazda MX-5 review wallpaper | The Car Expert

Mazda MX-5 review (2015 – 2018)

The fourth generation of Mazda’s roadster icon is not only more than worthy as a successor to the original, it is the best Mazda MX-5 yet.
Skoda Superb review (The Car Expert)

Skoda Superb review

Improved residual values, and the affordable finance offers that result, make it easy to see why there are very high hopes for the new Skoda Superb.
Jaguar XE review (The Car Expert)

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 (The Car Expert)

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 Car Expert)

Mazda CX-3 review

The Mazda CX-3 boasts the right blend of practicality, sportiness and an upmarket feel in a distinctive package.
Volvo XC90 Momentum wallpaper | The Car Expert

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 (The Car Expert)

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 Car Expert)

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 Car Expert)

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.
Abarth 595 Competizione

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 (The Car Expert)

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 Discovery SPort now with Ingenium engine

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.
Honda CR-V review (The Car Expert)

Honda CR-V review

The Honda CR-V was an effective SUV to begin with, and the changes made to this new model have made a good package better.
Ford C-Max review (The Car Expert)

Ford C-Max review

What is it? All-new version of Ford's mid-sized MPV. Key features: Interior upgrade, more tech, more efficient engines
SEAT Leon X-Perience Experience review (The Car Expert)

SEAT Leon X-Perience review

The SEAT Leon X-Perience is an all-wheel-drive version of the Leon ST (estate). Despite the daft name, it is a sophisticated and well-equipped car.
Audi TTS review (The Car Expert)

Audi TTS review

The Audi TTS is the higher-performance version of the distinctive Audi TT coupé and roadster range. But how does it shape up?

Latest articles

Skoda Kodiaq (2017) ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Skoda Kodiaq

The Skoda Kodiaq has received consistently positive reviews in the UK media, with lower-spec models generally earning higher scores than more expensive models.