Matt Prior Road test editor

Matt runs Autocar's road test desk and an Land Rover Defender. He likes karting, tiny cars and big motorbikes. He keeps chickens, not wicket for England. Follow Matt on Google+

What will be named as 2015's Car of the Year?

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Citroën, Ford and Volkswagen are all in the running to be crowned as 2015's Car of the Year

15 December 2014
Blog
How I reckon the next Ford Focus RS will shape up

I'm already imagining how good the next Ford Focus RS could be to drive

Ford has confirmed that a new Focus RS is on its way; now we can start pondering what kind of car it might be under the skin

11 December 2014
Blog
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

Ford Sierra RS Cosworth buying guide

If there was one car that our testers yearned to drive in our Fast Ford Special, it was the Cosworth

11 December 2014
News
Ford Racing Puma

Ford Racing Puma buying guide

Like the rally car, the Racing Puma looked brilliant, and still does to this day

11 December 2014
News
2015 Skoda Superb Prototype review

2015 Skoda Superb Prototype review

Skoda wants the new Superb to take on class leaders such as the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia, and, as our early test drive shows, it stands every chance of

11 December 2014
First Drive
2014 Skoda Octavia Scout 2.0 TDI 150 4X4 review

2014 Skoda Octavia Scout 2.0 TDI 150 4X4 review

An easy to drive, easy to live with, capable soft-roader. Recommended

26 November 2014
First Drive
2014 Porsche Panamera GTS review

2014 Porsche Panamera GTS review

Curious mix of raw and cooked doesn’t automatically make the GTS the stand-out car in the Panamera range

26 November 2014
First Drive
Why Porsche’s 918 has earned its five-star rating

Why Porsche’s 918 Spyder has earned its five-star rating

On paper, Porsche's hypercar doesn't look capable of matching the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari, but on track it proved that it has nothing to fear from its rivals

24 October 2014
Blog
Racing in the Land Rover Defender Challenge - picture special

Rallying in the Land Rover Defender Challenge - picture special

The stout Defender might not spring to mind as an ideal competition vehicle, but it can be plenty of fun on the muddy forest tracks of Wales

23 October 2014
News
Comparison: new Vauxhall Corsa versus Ford Fiesta and VW Polo

Comparison: new Vauxhall Corsa versus Ford Fiesta and VW Polo

The Ford Fiesta is Britain’s best-selling car, the VW Polo the country’s classiest supermini. Can the new Vauxhall Corsa topple them?

21 October 2014
News

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