Matt Burt Deputy editor

Matt Burt

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+

Driven this week

  • Volkswagen Polo SE 1.2 TSI first drive review

    Volkswagen Polo SE 1.2 TSI first drive review

    First drive
    23 July 2014 6:13pm

    New convenience and safety gadgets, plus a great new TSI engine, help keep the Polo close to the top of the class

  • Mercedes-Benz C-class

    Mercedes-Benz C-class

    Car review
    23 July 2014 1:05pm

    Can our perennial runner-up in this class finally reach the top spot?

  • Renault Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy UK first drive review

    Renault Megane Renaultsport 275 Trophy UK first drive review

    First drive
    23 July 2014 10:09am

    Host of upgrades give Renault’s flagship hot hatchback the edge it needs to just stay ahead of an increasingly competitive pack

  • Audi A7 Ultra first drive review

    Audi A7 Ultra first drive review

    First drive
    23 July 2014

    The appeal of the A7, which offers smart looks, refinement and luxury, has now been bolstered by the improved economy of a new Ultra version

  • Lexus NX

    Lexus NX

    Car review
    22 July 2014

    An over-firm ride and a lack of driver engagement detract from the appeal of Lexus's rival to the BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque and Audi Q5