Matt Saunders Chief tester

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+
Best affordable driver's road car in the UK - Fiat 124 Spider

Best sub-£25k driver's car: road test

Which of our shortlisted best affordable driver's cars will come out on top as the leader on UK roads?

28 August 2016
Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Spyder

2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Spyder review

Awful driving position aside, drop-top Huracán handles UK roads well.

23 August 2016
First Drive
Audi A6 vs Lexus GS vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs Volvo S90 - executive car group test

Audi A6 vs Lexus GS vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs Volvo S90 - executive car group test

In the real world, long motorway miles often lie between where you are and where you need to be. So which is the best distance-shrinking exec?

13 August 2016
Fiat 124 Spider Lusso Plus

2016 Fiat 124 Spider Lusso Plus UK review

Fiat’s attempt at adding Italian sophistication to an MX-5 has mixed results. Respectable to use, unconvincing as a sports car

1 August 2016
First Drive
Kia Niro First Edition

2016 Kia Niro First Edition review

New Kia Niro shows promise, but lower-end versions of the hybrid crossover may be worth investigating for the relative savings they offer

1 August 2016
First Drive
Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2

2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 UK review

Still not quite the dynamic match of its bitter rivals, despite dropping a driven axle – but spectacular to drive all the same

21 July 2016
First Drive
2018 McLaren F1

McLaren plans 15 new models in six years

By 2022, McLaren will have added fifteen new models to its lineup, including hybrids, track specials and a replacement for the 650S

20 July 2016
Volkswagen Caravelle Gen 6

2016 Volkswagen Caravelle Gen 6 review

Celebratory high-spec version of VW’s arch people-mover is hugely versatile and usable, albeit a limp tribute to the full potential of the Caravelle

18 July 2016
First Drive
Audi RS7 Performance vs Aston Martin Rapide

New Audi RS7 Performance vs used Aston Martin Rapide: luxury performance heroes

Can the V12 engine and timeless looks of a used Aston Martin Rapide tempt us away from a brand new Audi RS7?

10 July 2016
Jaguar F-Pace vs Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace vs Porsche Macan - luxury SUVs compared

Both luxury V6 diesel 4x4s pack a hefty punch, but only one can come out the winner

2 July 2016


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    First Drive
    26 August 2016
    The Citroën Grand C4 Picasso gets tweaked styling, improved tech and new personalisation options to keep it ahead of rivals
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    Wolfsburg celebrates the GTI’s 40th with its most extreme version yet
  • Kia Optima Sportwagon
    First Drive
    25 August 2016
    New Kia estate looks the part, has good space and handles tidily, but its engine's flexibility and refinement let it down
  •  Kia Optima PHEV
    First Drive
    25 August 2016
    Plug-in hybrid Optima is a practical, tax-efficient PHEV that undercuts rivals and fulfils its main remit well, but keen drivers need not apply
  • Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Spyder
    First Drive
    24 August 2016
    Awful driving position aside, drop-top Huracán handles UK roads well. It's more dynamically rounded than its rangemates, but lacks rivals' handling bite