Jim Holder Editor

Covered everything from F1 and the WRC to stock car racing and autograss while spending more than a decade at Autosport and Motorsport News. Switched from being editor of What Car? to editor at Autocar. Then went back to What Car? for a second spell... before returning to Autocar once again.
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Tesla Model 3 on sale 2017

Tesla's Model 3 will go on sale in mid-2017 as an all-electric rival to the BMW 3 Series, with prices starting at around £35,000

3 September 2015
News

2016 Volvo S90 leaked via scale model

Volvo's replacement for the current S80 will be "more distinctive than XC90" and rival top-end models from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar

2 September 2015
News

2016 Toyota crossover spotted testing

Production version of C-HR concept will rival the Nissan Qashqai when it is launched next year

25 August 2015
News

Fast SUVs are becoming mainstream

The Range Rover Sport SVR has shown that performance SUVs can become halo models, so it's only natural that other manufacturers will want a slice of the action

20 August 2015
Blog

What's the best way to see Paris? From the back of a DS, of course

Visitors to the French capital can now enjoy a guided tour in a DS 21 – and it's a charming way to see the city

17 August 2015
Blog

New Lexus LS tipped to mark 25th anniversary

Next-generation luxury saloon could be seen at this year's Tokyo motor show

10 August 2015
News

How small could a Hyundai SUV go?

The market for compact crossovers in Europe is growing, but how small is too small?

5 August 2015
Blog

Throwback Thursday - Cars for under £100, 12 June 1976

What could £100 buy you in 1976? Well, if you're an Autocar used car columnist, the choice needn't be limited

5 August 2015
News

Hyundai uncertain on sports car future

Hyundai's plans to launch a sports car based on 2014's PassoCorto concept have been shelved, for now

5 August 2015
News
A weather beaten Brands Hatch on Sunday

In praise of Britain’s motorsport marshals, and Brands Hatch

A soggy day at Brands Hatch lifts the spirits - and highlights the work of some unsung heroes

27 July 2015
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    4 September 2015
    New entry-level 3 Series uses the three-pot turbo motor from the Mini Cooper. We find out if it's up to the job.
  • First Drive
    4 September 2015
    This special-edition Skoda Octavia vRS 230 is the fastest Octavia ever made and the most powerful vRS version. We drive it at the Slovakia Ring
  • First Drive
    3 September 2015
    First UK test of Fiat's best-selling city car, which has been overhauled for 2015
  • First Drive
    3 September 2015
    Volkswagen reveals the second generation of its high-riding Passat Alltrack estate. We drive it for the first time on German roads.
  • First Drive
    2 September 2015
    Kia facelifts its Cee'd and drops its six-speed torque converter in favour of a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox in the process. We drive it for the first time