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+
Why Mercedes-Benz is playing the car name game
The ML nameplate is no more – now it is the Mercedes-Benz GLE

Why Mercedes-Benz is playing the car name game

The German manufacturer is rebooting the names of some of its model range, which will in theory make space for more models in the line-up

11 November 2014
Blog
Smart Fortwo first drive review
The Smart Fortwo is the third-generation two-seat microcar from Daimler

Smart Fortwo first drive review

Clever microcar gets grown-up road manners, heightening its appeal for those who can accept its in-built compromises and steep price

6 November 2014
First Drive
New Smart Fortwo and Forfour on sale from £11,125
The new Smart Fortwo is on sale now for £11,125

2015 Smart Fortwo and Forfour - pricing, engines and specs

The second generation of Smart's city cars has gone on sale, with the smaller Fortwo priced from £11,125 and the larger Forfour on sale for £11,620

5 November 2014
News
Autocar magazine 5 November preview
This week's issue of Autocar, dated 5 November, is on sale now

Autocar magazine 5 November preview

New Audi TT versus BMW M235i; Vencer Sarthe tested; the future of Maserati and Lotus; Renault Mégane RS road test; new Mercedes-Benz G-Code revealed

5 November 2014
News
New Prodrive-built Volkswagen Golf rally car revealed
Prodrive has built this Volkswagen Golf for Chinese rally competition

New Prodrive-built Volkswagen Golf rally car revealed

Based on the five-door Golf, this competition car produces 300bhp from its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and is destined for use in Chinese rallying

4 November 2014
News
Autocar magazine 29 October preview
Autocar magazine 29 October

Autocar magazine 29 October preview

Next Land Rover Defender scooped; full verdict on Renault's Mk3 Twingo; Claire Williams interviewed; MPG marathon; facelifted Audi A6 tested

28 October 2014
News
Toyota sells off part of its Tesla stake
The collaboration between Tesla and Toyota resulted in the RAV4 EV

Toyota sells off part of its Tesla stake

Japanese manufacturer follows Daimler by offloading a portion of its interest in Elon Musk's electric vehicle company

24 October 2014
News
Daimler offloads its stake in Tesla
Tesla collaborated with Mercedes to produce the B-class's electric powertrain

Daimler offloads its stake in Tesla

German automotive giant relinquishes financial interest in Elon Musk's electric car company

23 October 2014
News
Autocar magazine 22 October preview
Autocar magazine 22 October

Autocar magazine 22 October preview

BMW M2 coupé scooped, wet handling test, new Corsa takes on Fiesta and Polo, Bentley GT3-R driven, Porsche 918 Spyder road test, our long-term Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV goes off-road

21 October 2014
News
Ford to produce new, cleaner diesel engines at Dagenham
Ford's Dagenham plant will produce new 2.0-litre engines for cars and vans

Ford to produce a range of cleaner diesel engines at Dagenham

Blue Oval confirms an additional £190m of investment in engine plant to create new range of diesels for passenger cars and commercial vehicles

20 October 2014
News

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