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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.
2020 Fiat 500X Sport | The Car Expert

Pricing and specs for Fiat 500X Sport

The new Fiat 500X Sport will start from £22,500 and introduce a touch of sportiness at the top of the compact crossover’s range.
Mini CLubman John Cooper Works test drive 2019 | The Car Expert

Mini Clubman John Cooper Works test drive

The Mini Clubman John Cooper Works is a unique proposition — a small family car with estate-like looks, genuine character and hot hatch performance.
2020 Nissan Juke revealed | The Car Expert

All-new 2020 Nissan Juke revealed

The all-new Nissan Juke has been revealed this afternoon, the second generation of the model that defined the small crossover market.
Citroën C3 supermini MY2020 update | The Car Expert

Revised Citroën C3 offers more upmarket features

The Citroën C3 supermini is getting a raft of upgrades, aimed at simplifying the range and emphasising its most popular trims.
2020 Audi A1 Citycarver | July 2019 | The Car Expert

Audi reveals off-road-inspired Audi A1 Citycarver

Audi has revealed the A1 Citycarver, a more robust-looking version of its premium supermini.
New 2020 Ford Puma small family crossover | The Car Expert

New Ford Puma crossover revealed

Ford has revived the Puma name for a new model – but unlike the original, this one's not a small sports car. Instead, it's a new small crossover.
What is the plug-in car grant? The Car Expert explains

Explained: What is the government plug-in car grant?

To encourage motorists into zero-emission vehicles, the government offers a plug-in car grant to make EVs more affordable. The Car Expert explains how it works.
2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 test drive | The Car Expert

Bentley Continental GT V8 test drive

The Bentley Continental GT V8 is a grand tourer first and foremost. But the weight shed by swapping the W12 out for the V8 gives it real agility in the corners.
Mini John Cooper Works GP prototype | The Car Expert

Mini teases upcoming John Cooper Works GP model

Mini teased its new John Cooper Works GP hot hatch model at the famous Nurburgring 24-hour race last weekend.
Volkswagen Passat estate review wallpaper 2019 | The Car Expert

Volkswagen Passat test drive

With a well-appointed cabin, powerful and economical engines and a premium appearance, the Volkswagen Passat provides an enticing alternative to an SUV.
Maserati Levante Trofeo - front | The Car Expert

Maserati announces pricing for Levante GTS and Trofeo

Maserati has confirmed that the two high-performance versions of its Levante SUV will be coming to the UK, with prices starting from...
Mercedes-AMG A35 test drive review wallpaper 2019 | The Car Expert

Mercedes-AMG A35 test drive

The Mercedes-AMG A35 is a fantastic bit of kit. It looks smart, has an excellent interior, and has the performance to take on the best hot hatches.
You can now pay a monthly subscription fee for a new Lexus CT like this one

Lexus launches new car subscription service

Lexus is the latest car manufacturer to launch a subscription service that allows customers to pay a monthly fee for an all-inclusive ownership experience.
Lexus RX updated for MY2020 | The Car Expert

Updated Lexus RX breaks cover

Lexus has given its large RX SUV some styling tweaks, mechanical upgrades and improved technology for its 2020 model year update.
Audi SQ2 2019 test drive wallpaper | The Car Expert

Audi SQ2 test drive

The Audi SQ2 is a very capable car, with great performance and all the trimmings you expect. The only frustration is the easily-confused gearbox.
Electric car charging point | The Car Expert

Electric car market flat due to long waiting times

Britain’s electric car revolution is being hampered by a "bottleneck" in global battery production, as demand far outstrips supply of zero-emission vehicles.
Ferrari GTC4Lusso review wallpaper | The Car Expert

Ferrari GTC4Lusso test drive

It’s tough not to fall for the Ferrari GTC4Lusso. There are a few quirks that could grate over time, but they’re mere foibles in a totally addictive package.
2018 Nisan Leaf test drive wallpaper | The Car Expert

Nissan Leaf test drive

In the face of increased competition, Nissan has really stepped up to the plate with the new Leaf. It looks better, goes further and provides better value.
Tesla Model X review wallpaper | The Car Expert

Tesla Model X test drive

The Tesla Model X is targeted at wealthy people with a big family who want to make a statement about the planet's future - or who just want to be seen that way.

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