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Darren Cassey

Darren Cassey
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Articles by Darren Cassey are provided for The Car Expert by PA Media (formerly the Press Association). They include test drives of the latest new cars and features on various aspects of automotive life.
2021 Honda Jazz review

Honda Jazz test drive

The Honda Jazz has a reputation for being dull but dependable. Can a funky new look and frugal new engine give it a new spark of life?
2020 Peugeot 2008 test drive

Peugeot 2008 test drive

If you’re looking for a small SUV that’s a bit more interesting than most, you could be swayed by the dynamic styling of the Peugeot 2008.
Kia Sorento 3 review 2020

Kia Sorento test drive

The new Kia Sorento continues the brand's drive upmarket. It’s big and practical, and feels like it’s made of top quality stuff.
Renault Zoe review 2020

Renault Zoe test drive

The Renault Zoe is a smart, chic supermini, and its electric powertrain provides an impressive range for such a small car.
2021 Land Rover Defender 90

Land Rover Defender 90 test drive

The Defender 90 is hugely comfortable on the road and ridiculously capable off it. It’s less practical than the 110, but has more charm.
2021 Fiat 500

Fiat confirms pricing and specification for electric 500

The new electric Fiat 500 will cost from £19,995 (after the plug-in car grant) when it goes on sale in the UK early next year.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Exclusive Edition

Mercedes-Benz A-Class gets new top-spec trim level

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is now available with a new top-spec Exclusive Edition trim level that comes highly specified.
2021 Hyundai i20

All-new Hyundai i20 pricing and specifications confirmed

Hyundai has confirmed that the new i20 will cost from £18,595 and boast a new top-level trim called Ultimate.
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

Updated Volkswagen Tiguan opens for ordering

Volkswagen has announced pricing for the updated Tiguan mid-size SUV, as well as expanding the engine range on its Arteon executive car.
Ford Mustang Mach 1

Ford Mustang Mach 1 set for European debut

The limited-edition Ford Mustang Mach 1 has been confirmed, claimed by its maker to be the ‘best-handling Mustang ever to reach Europe’.
Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD wallpaper

Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD test drive

While some may prefer the grip and security of all-wheel-drive, the rear-wheel-drive Lamborhini Huracan Evo RWD is more fun to drive.
Used car forecourt

Covid pandemic is changing our car buying plans

New research suggests up to 14 million UK car owners have changed their minds about their next car purchase as a result of Covid-19.
Polestar Precept set for production

Stunning Polestar Precept concept to enter production

Polestar has confirmed that it will create a production version of its sleek Precept concept car, which was revealed earlier this year.
2021 Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway

All-new Dacia Sandero range revealed

Dacia has completed its range refresh with the launch of a new Sandero and Sandero Stepway, which will arrive in the UK early next year.
2021 Audi Q5 Sportback

Audi Q5 Sportback is coupé-styled mid-size SUV

The Audi Q5 Sportback gives its mid-sized Q5 the coupeé treatment as the firm expands its range of SUV into ever-narrowing niches.
Mazda MX-30 pricing and specifications

Mazda MX-30 pricing and specification announced

The Mazda MX-30 will go on sale in the UK from March 2021, with prices starting at £25,545 after the plug-in car grant is applied.
SEAT Leon test drive 2020 wallpaper

SEAT Leon test drive

The new SEAT Leon is a brilliant car. It looks great, it’s practical, it’s quiet and comfortable to drive, and comes packed full of kit.
Mini Cooper S Paddy Hopkirk Edition 2020

New Mini Paddy Hopkirk edition inspired by Monte Carlo win

Mini has launched a special Paddy Hopkirk Edition version of its three-door Cooper S hatch to commemorate its 1964 Monte Carlo Rally win.

The best new estate cars for every budget

Estate cars have lost popularity against SUVs, but they may be a better bet for many families. We look at some of the best on sale right now.
2021 Suzuki Swace

Suzuki reveals hybrid estate called Swace

Suzuki has revealed the Swace, a hybrid estate that is the second vehicle to come from the firm’s partnership with Toyota.
Jaguar F-Pace 2021

Updated Jaguar F-Pace plugs in

Jaguar has given its F-Pace SUV a mid-life makeover, with a new plug-in hybrid powertrain the major talking point of the updated range.
2021 Maserati MC20 revealed

Maserati MC20 supercar marks ‘new era’

Maserati has pulled the covers off the MC20, its much-anticipated mid-engined supercar that's aimed directly at Ferrari and McLaren.
Abarth 595 Monster Energy Yamaha

Abarth reveals two new 595 special editions

Abarth has revealed two new special edition versions of the 595 hatchback, called Scorpioneoro and Monster Energy Yamaha.
New 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

New Mercedes-Benz S-Class revealed with heavy focus on luxury and technology

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the new S-Class luxury saloon, which boasts the most advanced technology the company has ever put in a car.
2020 SEAT Ateca pricing announced

New SEAT Ateca pricing announced

SEAT has revealed UK pricing and specification for the new Ateca, which is better-equipped with a lower starting price than before.