Darren Cassey

Darren Cassey
36 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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 Toyota C-HR pricing and specifications announced | The Car Expert

Pricing and specs for refreshed Toyota C-HR range

The Toyota C-HR crossover has been given a mid-life update, with Toyota dropping the petrol model to concentrate only on the more popular hybrid options.
Nissan Leaf charging at a charging point | The Car Expert

More car buyers considering an electric car

More than a fifth of motorists plan to buy an electric vehicle as their next car, which would make EVs the UK’s second-favourite choice of powerplant.
Car insurance ghost brokers are targeting young drivers | The Car Expert

Car insurance ‘ghost brokers’ on the rise

Young drivers are being warned to avoid so-called ‘ghost brokers’ on social media who offer car insurance at too-good-to-be-true prices.
2019 SEAT Mii Electric | The Car Expert

Order books open for £19,300 SEAT Mii Electric

Order books have opened for the Mii Electric, SEAT’s first all-electric car, with prices starting below £20,000.
All-new 2020 Volkswagen Golf revealed | The Car Expert

All-new Volkswagen Golf revealed

The new eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf has been revealed with a lightly updated exterior design but big advancements inside.
2020 Renault Zoe review wallpaper | The Car Expert

Renault Zoe test drive

The second-generation Renault Zoe is a smart-looking EV with a delightfully punchy motor that makes it more fun to drive than any petrol or diesel rival.
Volvo XC40 Recharge unveiled | The Car Expert

All-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge revealed

Volvo’s first vehicle in its all-electric offensive has been revealed in the form of the Volvo XC40 Recharge compact SUV.
Lunaz electric Jaguar XK120 FHC | The Car Expert

British start-up to provide electric powertrains for classic cars

A new electric vehicle firm has set up shop in Silverstone, where it will build all-electric conversions of some of history’s most iconic classic cars.
Could more electric cars lead to an 80mph motorway speed limit?

Could more electric cars lead to an 80mph motorway speed limit?

It's been suggested that the speed limit on some motorways and dual carriageways could be raised to 80mph as more motorists buy electric vehicles.
Ford Mondeo Hybrid estate review 2019 | The Car Expert

Ford Mondeo Hybrid Estate test drive

The Ford Mondeo Hybrid isn't one of the company's finest creations. The gearbox cripples the driving experience, while fuel economy isn’t that impressive.
Illegally worn tyres from a UK car | The Car Expert

Are you driving on illegal tyres?

Four million cars could be being driven on the road with illegal tyres that are bald or damaged, according to new research published this week.
Volvo XC40 electric powertrain ghost view | The Car Expert

Volvo to reveal all-electric XC40 next month

Volvo has confirmed that it is just weeks away from revealing its first all-electric vehicle, which will join the range of its XC40 compact SUV.
MG ZS EV electric vehicle - front | The Car Expert

MG extends discounts on MG ZS EV

MG is introducing another incentive for customers interested in buying its new ZS electric vehicle, with up to £3,500 on top of the government grant.
Toyota Corolla Trek | The Car Expert

Toyota reveals rugged Corolla Trek for people with ‘active lifestyles’

ota has introduced a new variant of its Corolla Touring Sports aimed at people who need a little more off-road ability from their daily car.
Volkswagen Golf R-Line Edition | The Car Expert

Volkswagen Golf bolstered with new high-spec trims

Volkswagen has given the outgoing Golf a shake up with a range of new trim levels designed to bring extra equipment without breaking the bank.
Fiat 500X Sport | The Car Expert

Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep freeze prices on cars ordered before Brexit deadline

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has put a price freeze on all vehicles ordered before the Brexit deadline, even if the vehicle is delivered after October 31.
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.
Bugatti Centodieci | The Car Expert

1,600hp Bugatti Centodieci pays tribute to iconic EB110

Based on the Chiron, the Bugatti Centodieci – which means 110 in Italian – is a modern interpretation of the EB110, one of the company's most famous models.
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.

Latest articles

2020 Skoda Octavia revealed | The Car Expert

All-new Skoda Octavia revealed

Skoda has revealed its all-new Octavia, with hybrid technology and a new look for the model debuting.
Vauxhall Astra test drive 2019 | The Car Expert

Vauxhall Astra test drive