Matt Burt Editor, Autocar

Matt’s introduction to motoring came when his parents bought him a red 1300cc Vauxhall Chevette E saloon, but he was a passionate motorsport anorak from an early age. It was fitting that he spent 14 years at Motorsport News before joining Autocar. Matt hails from the wild Cornish moors and his favourite weekend test route involves taking A303 and A30 to the Westcountry. He's a fan of the structural integrity of Suzuki Vitaras, having crash-tested in a snowy ditch in Norway... Follow Matt on Google+
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2016 Chicago motor show report and photo gallery

The Chicago motor show, which opened today, doesn't play host to as many high-profile global debuts as other US events, but it is significant nonetheless

12 February 2016
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Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid revealed at Chicago motor show

The Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid is the brand's first plug-in hybrid model and has a claimed range of around 600 miles

11 February 2016
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Kia Niro hybrid

Kia Niro hybrid SUV unveiled at Chicago motor show

New hybrid model is the first to be based on new eco-car platform; intended to combine hybrid frugality with crossover practicality

11 February 2016
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early motorsport

America's first car race, 14 December 1895 - Throwback Thursday

Motor racing in the US had truly humble beginnings, with the first race featuring just two cars

11 February 2016
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Carlos Ghosn cheap EV future

Carlos Ghosn hints at affordable EV technology

Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has confirmed that more affordable electric vehicles are under development, in order to crack the Chinese market

11 February 2016
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Renault Kadjar

Renault boss targets 3.5% share of Chinese car market

Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of the Renault, believes the French company's new joint venture with Dongfeng will boost its Chinese sales

8 February 2016
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Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta continues to dominate UK’s new car registrations

Figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show the UK new car market enjoyed its best January for 11 years

4 February 2016
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Fiat 131 Abarth

Fiat 131 Abarth rally car road test, 4 November 1978 - Throwback Thursday

In 1978, Autocar asked for a drive in Fiat's WRC-winning 131 Abarth - amazingly, the Italian giant said yes

4 February 2016
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Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R long-term test review - online forum help

Matt has been getting to grips with the Type R's online following, and has been recommended a bespoke oil for the car. Can it really make a difference?

4 February 2016
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Renault crossover

2017 Renault SUV is taking shape

Renault's D-segment SUV is due to go into production later this year; unlike the Nissan X-Trail it shares a platform with, it won't be offered as a seven-seater

2 February 2016
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