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+

2015 Caterham Seven 270R review

The Seven remains as entertaining as a sports car has any right to be, but pick your options carefully - and don’t think about what they might cost

23 March 2015
First Drive
Glamorous women are used to lure photographers at motor shows

Matt Prior's tester's notes - Let the cars do the talking

They may look glamorous, but manufacturers shouldn't rely on beautiful women to get themselves motor show coverage

20 March 2015
Autocar took part in the Cambrian Rally as part of the Land Rover Defender Challenge

Matt Prior's tester's notes - stand well back

We all like getting close to the action, especially when it comes to rallying, but recent events have reminded us of the need to stay safe

13 March 2015

Video: new 380bhp Porsche Cayman GT4 tested

Is the new 380bhp GT4 the best Porsche Cayman ever made? Matt Prior finds out

12 March 2015

Video: Aston Martin, Bentley and Ferrari star in our Geneva motor show 2015 report

We present the star cars of the Geneva motor show 2015, including Bentley, Aston Martin, Porsche, Ferrari and many more

4 March 2015
Volkswagen Passat, 2015 Car of the Year

Why the Volkswagen Passat is a deserving Car of the Year

Here's how I scored the seven finalists in the 2015 Car of the Year shoot-out, and why I put the Passat at the top of my list

2 March 2015
VW whisked motoring journalists away by helicopter from the Paris motor show to sample its 3L Lupo

Matt Prior's tester's notes - VW shows one-upmanship at its finest

Volkswagen pulled out all the stops to make sure Renault didn't grab all the headlines with its 'three litre' Clio

27 February 2015
The 'Edward' prototype car was created by McLaren using an Ultima car to test a BMW V12 engine

Matt Prior's tester's notes - how to hide your test car, the McLaren way

Development of the McLaren F1 hinged upon hiding the supercar within modified Ultimas, but the idea of disguising prototypes is something McLaren has stuck with ever since

20 February 2015
Volvo confirms plans for compact XC40 SUV
The new XC40 will help Volvo reach annual sales targets of 800,000

Volvo XC40 SUV due within four years

Swedish manufacturer says "small but premium" XC40 compact SUV will arrive before 2019, and will form part of aggressive sales expansion

20 February 2015

2015 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine review

Most of the package is as impressive as the D5 diesel, but the drivetrain still needs work, as Volvo knows

17 February 2015
First Drive


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