Matt Prior Road test editor

Matt runs Autocar's road test desk and a Land Rover Defender. Likes karting, small cars and big motorbikes.Follow Matt on Google+

Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 long-term test review

As soon as one four-wheel-drive departs, another arrives. Will Matt Prior's new SUV appeal as much as his much-loved Land Rover Defender?

2 February 2016

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Momentum review

We drive the plug-in hybrid version of Volvo's appealing new XC90 SUV, tested in the UK for the first time

1 February 2016
First Drive
Volvo XC90 R-Design Car of the Year

Matt Prior's tester's notes - is the Car of the Year 2016 shortlist any good?

Our man on the judging panel gives his thoughts on the 2016 European Car of the Year shortlist

8 January 2016
Litchfield Nissan GT-R, race bike

Drag race special - featuring BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren and more

A variety of seriously quick machines go up against each other in a series of drag races to see what comes out in front. We man the stopwatch

4 January 2016
2015 BTCC Honda Civic Type R

2015 BTCC Honda Civic Type R driven

Is the BTCC Honda Civic Type R anything like its road-going namesake to drive - and is it quicker than a McLaren 650S?

1 January 2016
Ariel Nomad

Ariel Nomad - my best car of 2015

It's the Ariel Atom's brilliant, muddier brother, and it's also a feat of engineering brilliance

28 December 2015
Ferrari F12tdf
Ferrari's F12tdf was one of my 2015 highlights

End 2015 with a classic car investment - Matt Prior's tester's notes

Classic cars can make great investments - so here are my hot tips on where to put your money in 2016

28 December 2015

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider review

Alfa Romeo's 4C Spider arrives in the UK. We find a way in which it finally shows its excellence, and several ways it doesn't

16 December 2015
First Drive
Mk3 Ford Escort RS Turbo

Matt Prior's tester's notes - how to make money with classic cars

Property, gold and artwork are all ripe with investment potential, and now it's the turn of the classic car market too

4 December 2015
Radical, Ariel and more take on our 0-120-0mph challenge

Sprint test - Jaguar, Ariel, Radical and more take on our 0-120-0 challenge

No fight is straighter than this, in two senses: standstill to 120mph and back to a standstill as fast as possible. Supercars, lightweights, coupés and even a hot hatch battle to be quickest

28 November 2015


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