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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.

Geneva show – Bentley extends Mulsanne

Bentley is showcasing the latest incarnation of its flagship Mulsanne range at the Geneva show with significant changes to the big saloon.

Geneva show – the £1.9m 261mph Bugatti

Bugatti has officially unveiled the successor to its legendary Veyron, with a promise that the Chiron will take its predecessor’s speed record.

On video – Nissan’s ‘Intelligent Mobility’

The Intelligent Mobility programme is a vision pushing towards a safer and more sustainable future, and builds on their experience in electric powertrains.

Geneva show – Aston Martin debuts DB11

Aston Martin describes the DB11 as the “most powerful, most efficient and most dynamically gifted DB model" in the brand's history.

Astra takes Car of the Year title

Vauxhall' Astra is the 2016 European Car of the Year. In one of the closest competitions for some time, the British-built Astra triumphed over Volvo' XC90.

DS set to electrify Geneva show

DS Automobiles will debut an electric-powered concept car at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The E-Tense is revealed just as the latest DS 3 goes on sale.
Infiniti Q30 review (The Car Expert)

Infiniti Q30 review

Distinctive and generally well finished. the Infiniti Q30 will rack up many a motorway mile without fuss. But how does it compare to its major rivals?

Alfa makes over its Giulietta

Alfa Romeo has unveiled the facelifted Giulietta hatchback. Mechanically the car is virtually unchanged, aside from the TCT twin dry-clutch transmission.

Wales wins Aston Martin crossover factory

The UK is to gain a new car manufacturing facility – Aston Martin will build its forthcoming crossover at St Athan in Wales.

Rolls-Royce Phantom line reaches zenith

Rolls-Royce will end production of the current seventh-generation Phantom line in 2016. This will make way for the forthcoming Phantom Zenith.

Volkswagen ups the appeal of city car

Volkswagen will unveil a facelifted version of its up! city car at the Geneva Motor Show. The all-new up! will have an upgraded 86bhp TSI engine.

Geneva debut for Megane Sport Tourer

The Megane Sport Tourer will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The estate has evolved from the latest hatch range seen at the 2015 Frankfurt show.

Three times better for Bentley Mulsanne?

Bentley will unveil a new version of its Mulsanne at Geneva. It will be separated into the Mulsanne, Mulsanne Speed and Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase.
Maserati Levante SUV revealed

Maserati Levante SUV revealed ahead of Geneva premiere

The new Maserati Levante SUV, regarded as a game-changer for the Italian luxury brand, has been officially revealed ahead of its Geneva debut next month.
Facelift for Ford Kuga

Revamped Ford Kuga boosts SUV line-up

The facelifted Ford Kuga SUV features a new diesel engine, along with more technology and connectivity, and will arrive in showrooms in October.
Audi A4 Avant B9

Audi A4 Avant – the new leader in the premium estate market?

The latest Audi A4 Avant is now arriving on UK roads, boasting a number of improvements over its predecessor that Audi claims makes it the best in class.
Vauxhall-Opel GT interior

Vauxhall speaks highly of GT interior

Vauxhall release interior pictures of their GT Concept. The mid-engined sports car boasts a button-less dash layout dubbed the Human Machine Interface.
Kia Optima Sportswagon 01

Kia Optima Sportswagon estate targets fleets

Kia will unveil its first large family estate at the Geneva Show. The Optima Sportswagon has evolved from the Sportspace concept seen at the 2015 event.

Volvo V90 flagship estate to debut in Geneva

Volvo’s new S90 premium saloon, on sale in the summer, will be joined by an estate version before the end of 2016.

Jaguar F-Type SVR to cost from £110K

Jaguar is now taking orders of the 200mph F-Type. The SVR has been developed by Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations – and boasts a 3.5-second 0-60mph time.
Alpine Vision concept car 2016

Renault launches its Alpine revival

Renault’s Alpine sports car brand is to make a comeback, with its first production model unveiled before the end of 2016.

SsangYong Tivoli to go XL

SsangYong will show an extended version of its Tivoli at the Geneva Motor Show. The Tivoli XLV will be displayed alongside the SIV-2, a hybrid concept.
Peugeot Traveller MPV cutaway

Peugeot Traveller is Geneva bound

The new Peugeot Traveller MPV has been confirmed to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and Peugeot will also show a concept version at the event.
Kia Sportage review 2016 (The Car Expert)

Kia Sportage review

There’s every reason to believe the fourth-generation Kia Sportage will continue to be the biggest seller in the company's UK operations.

Five new models on way as Kia looks up

Kia will launch five completely new models in the next three years, as the Korean brand looks to achieve 100,000 UK sales by 2020.

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