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.
vauxhall astra

Vauxhall Astra long-term test review: technology test

Sending a text message using voice recognition just scratches the surface of the Astra's technological talents

29 May 2016
News
Fiat emissions scandal

German government attacks Fiat Chrysler for emissions stance

Reports suggest Fiat Chrysler cars could be taken off sale in Germany as row over possible emissions test device deepens

23 May 2016
News
Renault Clio Renault Sport KZ 01 leaked picture side

Extreme Renault Clio RS16 confirmed for Monaco GP debut

Leaked images show skunkworks Clio that is rumoured to be getting a powertrain from the Mégane Renault Sport; could produce 271bhp

22 May 2016
News
Nissan Qashqai

Nissan accused of emissions cheating in South Korea

South Korean government tested 20 diesel cars in the wake of the VW scandal; Nissan denies any wrongdoing

16 May 2016
News
Renault F1 Infiniti hybrid

Infiniti targets high-performance hybrid future

Infiniti is developing high-tech hybrid know-how through tie-up with Renault F1 team

11 May 2016
News
BMW X6

BMW: profits are more important than car sales

Sales and marketing boss Ian Robertson isn't concerned by the growing sales of rival car brands

11 May 2016
News
Peugeot 508

Restyled Peugeot 508 due in 2018

The successor to the big family model is likely to get fresh styling and 'different capabilities' to appeal to a wider market

9 May 2016
News
Volvo XC90 autonomous car trials

Autonomous cars could put drivers at risk, says insurance industry

Route to accident-free fully autonomous driving by 2025 presents drivers with new challenges

3 May 2016
News
rALLYCROSS

Peugeot backs all-electric rallycross series

French car maker believes electrified racing will boost rate of development in road car technology

29 April 2016
News
German car maker recall

Mercedes-Benz joins Audi, Suzuki and Vauxhall in diesel recall in UK

More and more manufacturers are announcing voluntary recalls on affected vehicles following German government investigation

28 April 2016
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