Matt Saunders Deputy road test editor

Matt Saunders

Matt joined Autocar in 2003. After stints on the news, features and web desks, he’s finally got the job he was looking for all along, as part of the road test team. He devotes most of his week to brake disc sizes, bore and stroke measurements and wet weather stopping distances. He frequently indulges in various foolish errands like maxing out a 227mph Brabus Rocket on the autobahn, driving 500 miles across the UK in an electric Mini, or to trade his way to riches out of a £650 Fiat Cinquecento. Follow Matt on Google+

Driven this week

  • 2014 Skoda Octavia Scout 2.0 TDI 150 4X4 review

    2014 Skoda Octavia Scout 2.0 TDI 150 4X4 review

    First drive
    26 November 2014 4:01pm

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

  • 2015 Suzuki Vitara 1.6DDiS 4x4 prototype review

    2015 Suzuki Vitara 1.6DDiS 4x4 prototype review

    First drive
    26 November 2014 1:04pm

    Suzuki's all-new Vitara looks and drives well enough to give the market's current darling, the Nissan Juke, some serious hurry-up

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera GTS review

    2014 Porsche Panamera GTS review

    First drive
    26 November 2014 11:13am

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

  • 2015 Tesla Model S 60 review

    2015 Tesla Model S 60 review

    First drive
    26 November 2014 12:02am

    Retains all the style and practicality of the more expensive model, with decent handling and an improved ride. Quick enough for most people

  • BMW 520d SE Saloon Auto review

    BMW 520d SE Saloon Auto review

    First drive
    25 November 2014

    Buying a 5-series was always a no-brainer, and this facelift has cemented its place at the top of the executive class