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Stuart Masson

Stuart Masson
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Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.
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Ford adds new entry-level Fiesta Trend model

Ford has added a new trim level to its best-selling Fiesta range. Called Fiesta Trend, the new model replaces the Zetec as the entry-level spec.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Alfa Romeo Giulia

80 %
The Alfa Romeo Giulia has received many positive reviews from the motoring media, and scores highly on our aggregated Expert Rating from top UK media sources.
DS 3 Crossback Prestige (2019) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

DS 3 Crossback

64 %
The DS 3 Crossback is a small SUV/crossover, which was launched in late 2018 and went on sale in the UK in...
Porsche 718 Boxster GTS (2018) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Porsche 718 Boxster

89 %
The Porsche 718 Boxster has received very good media reviews, with praise for its driving dynamics but criticism for its new four-cylinder engines.
Lexus NX (2018) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Lexus NX

66 %
The Lexus NX has received mixed reviews, with scores ranging from poor to very good. Our overall Expert Rating ranks it in the bottom half of the field.
Jeep Compass (2018) new car ratings wallpaper | The Car Expert

Jeep Compass

61 %
The Jeep Compass has received average reviews from the UK media. Our new Expert Rating system ranks the Compass last of 17 cars in the mid-sized SUV segment.
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How to understand a PCP car finance quote

Thousands of people look at a PCP car finance quote and are hopelessly confused by all the different numbers. Cut through the confusion with this guide.
Volvo V90 Cross Country grill badge | The Car Expert

Volvo issues vehicle recall over fire risk

Nearly 70,000 Volvo cars in the UK are being recalled over a fire risk related to an engine problem, the manufacturer said.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (2018) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

62 %
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has received average reviews from the UK media, with our Expert Rating placing it in the bottom half of the mid-sized SUV market.
Dacia Sandero Stepway (2019) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Dacia Sandero Stepway

63 %
The Dacia Sandero Stepway has an overall Expert Rating that places it in the midfield of similar cars, with its greatest strength being value for money.
Tesla Model 3 (2019) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Tesla Model 3

82 %
The Tesla Model 3 has been highly praised by the UK media for its performance, driving dynamics and minimalist style, with criticism for some ergonomic issues.
Fiat Tipo (2016) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Fiat Tipo

59 %
The Fiat Tipo is a medium-sized five-door hatchback and estate family car. The current generation model arrived in the UK in the...
Jaguar XE (2019) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Jaguar XE

80 %
The updated Jaguar XE has received positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with an overall Expert Rating that is competitive with its main rivals.
Suzuki Vitara (2019) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Suzuki Vitara

69 %
The Suzuki Vitara has received generally good reviews from the UK media, with our Expert Rating currently placing it in the top half of the small SUV field.
Mazda CX-5 (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Mazda CX-5

80 %
The Mazda CX-5 has received many good reviews from the UK media, with an overall Expert Rating that places it at the top end of the mid-sized SUV sector.
Honda HR-V (2015 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Honda HR-V

68 %
The Honda HR-V has received fairly average from the UK media, with our overall Expert Rating currently ranking it in the middle of the small SUV field.
Volvo XC60 (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Volvo XC60

80 %
The Volvo XC60 has received good to very good reviews from the UK media and has won many awards since it was launched, including the 2018 World Car of the Year.
Citroën C3 Aircross (2019) - new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Citroën C3 Aircross

71 %
The Citroën C3 Aircross has received modest reviews from the UK media, with praise for its versatility and individuality but criticism for a lack of refinement.
Renault Megane RS (2018 - ) new car ratings and reviews

Renault Megane RS

82 %
The Renault Megane RS has received very good scores from the UK media, with the top-spec 300hp models generally receiving better ratings than the 280hp model.
Skoda Scala (2019) new car ratings and reviews, safety rating and news

Skoda Scala

74 %
The Scala has received generally positive scores from the UK media, but the level of enthusiasm has varied from mildly disinterested to wildly enthusiastic.
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Electric cars to be exempt from company car tax

Businesses looking to add electric vehicles to their fleets are set for a boost next year — with electric cars set to be exempt from company car tax in 2020.
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New Mini Electric launched at Oxford factory

The Mini Electric, the company's first fully-electric model, has been unveiled at the car-maker’s Oxford factory.
Range Rover (2013 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Range Rover

82 %
The Range Rover has received generally glowing scores from the UK media, with praise for its ability to combine off-road ability, practicality and opulence.
SEAT Tarraco (2019 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

SEAT Tarraco

78 %
The SEAT Tarraco has received consistently good scores from the UK media, with particular praise for its practicality, spaciousness and value for money.
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Britain’s best-selling cars – June 2019

June was a hot month for hatches, with nine of the top ten models being hatchbacks. Here are the ten best-selling cars in the UK for June 2019.

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