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Ryan Hirons

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Articles by Ryan Hirons 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 Nissan Juke test drive wallpaper | The Car Expert

Nissan Juke test drive

The second generation Nissan Juke is a big improvement on the original, but it also has to face a much tougher list of rivals this time around.
BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe review | The Car Expert

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe test drive

BMW has nailed the luxury coupe-turned-saloon formula with the 8 Series Gran Coupe. It near-matches the style of the two-door car with more usable space.
2014 Masersati Alfieri concept car | The Car Expert

Maserati planning electrification, new sports cars and another SUV

Maserati has a wave of plans for upcoming models, with the firm set to enter the electrification game — while also introducing a new sports car and SUV.
Parking machine in a UK town | The Car Expert

Cash no longer king for parking

Just one in nine UK drivers are still choosing to pay for parking with cash, with card and contactless payments the preferred choice for UK motorists.
Updated Volkswagen logo 2019 | The Car Expert

Volkswagen updates its company logo

Volkswagen has revealed an update to its company logo — marking the first time the firm has had a major rebrand since 2000.
Hyundai 45 Concept - Frankfurt 2019 | The Car Expert

Hyundai 45 concept previews the brand’s future

Hyundai has revealed its future design direction at this year’s Frankfurt motor show with this — the Hyundai 45.
2020 Audi A5 Sportback facelift wallpaper | The Car Expert

Audi reveals updated A5 range

Audi has revealed a facelift for its A5 range, with the family of coupé, cabriolet and liftback models receiving some minor styling tweaks and more equipment.
Ferrari F8 Spider wallpaper | The Car Expert

Ferrari reveals two new drop-top supercars

Ferrari has introduced two new drop-top supercars to its line-up. The F8 Spider and 812 GTS are both based on existing coupe models.
Kia Ceed and Xceed plug-in hybrid variants | The Car Expert

Kia Ceed range gets plug-in hybrid power

Kia has introduced a plug-in hybrid powertrain to two variants of its Ceed range, which are the first electrified options in the line-up.
Lotus logo 2019 | The Car Expert

Lotus rebrands with simplified logo

Lotus has taken its ethos of ‘simplify and add lightness’ to a new level by introducing an overhauled logo.
All-new 2020 Vauxhall Corsa | The Car Expert

All-new Vauxhall Corsa line-up bolstered with petrol and diesel power

Vauxhall has revealed details of petrol and diesel engines for its all-new Vauxhall Corsa, following on from the reveal of the all-electric Corsa-e last month.
Toyota GR Supra 2019 review wallpaper | The Car Expert

Toyota Supra test drive

The new Toyota Supra delivers a unique driving experience that's one of the best of any modern sports car, and co-development with BMW has served the car well.
Toyota Camry test drive 2019 | New car reviews | The Car Expert

Toyota Camry test drive

As a car to get from one place to another without fuss, it’s hard to go wrong with the Toyota Camry. It's easy to drive, spacious enough and efficient.
Volkswagen T-Cross test drive | New car reviews 2019 | The Car Expert

Volkswagen T-Cross test drive

The little Volkswagen T-Cross looks like being another successful SUV for VW. It blends style and practicality into a package that’s perfect for the city.
BMW X7 review wallpaper | The Car Expert

BMW X7 test drive

The BMW X7 is a genuine Range Rover alternative that undercuts it just enough on price to be noteworthy while presenting a more engaging driving experience.
Honda HR-V Sport test drive (2019) wallpaper | The Car Expert

Honda HR-V Sport test drive

The Honda HR-V Sport is a seriously fun and genuinely interesting small SUV, although the price is a hefty jump over other HR-V models in the range.
Toyota Yaris GR Sport test drive (2019) | The Car Expert

Toyota Yaris GR Sport test drive

Remember the limited-run Toyota Yaris GRMN of last year? That hot hatch took critics and enthusiasts by storm and was praised for...
2019 Mazda 3 test drive review wallpaper | The Car Expert

Mazda 3 test drive

Boasting value for money, stunning looks and an impressive driving experience, the new Mazda 3 has everything to keep up with the best in its class.
2019 Lexus ES wallpaper | The Car Expert

Lexus ES test drive

Hybrid cars remain a niche choice, but the Lexus ES will be a serious executive contender when the majority of car buyers plug into the electric revolution.
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The best cars for hauling presents this Christmas

Taking up the role of Father Christmas this year? These are the cars you should look towards for a sleigh…
2019 Nissan Qashqai wallpaper | The Car Expert

Nissan Qashqai test drive

Does the Nissan Qashqai’s refreshed engine line-up have what it takes to keep the SUV as a UK favourite?
Porsche Macan S test drive wallpaper | The Car Expert

Porsche Macan S test drive

A refresh has made Porsche Macan an even more appealing package. The Macan S, in particular, is a more compelling option than the four-cylinder base car.
Toyota GT86 Blue Edition wallpaper | The Car Expert

Toyota GT86 Blue Edition test drive

The Toyota GT86 Club Series Blue Edition doesn’t revolutionise the formula, meaning this Japanese sports car remains as fun to drive as ever.
Kia Stinger GT-Line wallpaper | The Car Expert

Kia Stinger GT-Line test drive

The Kia Stinger GT-Line is a compelling package with all the credentials to take the fight to more premium German rivals from Audi and BMW.
Audi A6 test drive review wallpaper | The Car Expert

Audi A6 saloon test drive

The Audi A6 has all the hallmarks of a new class leader in the executive saloon segment, with bags of technology and comfort wrapped in a handsome body.

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Dacia Logan MCV (2013 - ) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

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The Dacia Logan has received generally positive media reviews, with praise for its value for money and load space but criticism for a lack of refinement.
2020 Renault Zoe review wallpaper | The Car Expert

Renault Zoe test drive