Matt Saunders Deputy road test editor

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+

Ssangyong plans new ‘design icon’ Wrangler rival

Korean SUV specialist mulls new high-design SUV to take it into North American market

28 May 2015
News

Lamborghini LM002 SUV revisited

As Lamborghini reveals plans for a new SUV, Matt Saunders revisits the big, bellowing V12 LM002, the firm’s first stab at a luxury 4x4

27 May 2015
News

2015 Ssangyong Tivoli 1.6 SE review

We drive Ssangyong's new small SUV, which isn't up with the best in class but is certainly worth consideration as a budget option

26 May 2015
First Drive

2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS UK review

Suffers a little for its added weight and broadness-of-remit. A fine sports car - but not such a fine example of the modern 911 breed

18 May 2015
First Drive

DS 3 Puretech 110 auto review

New powertrain strengthens DS 3’s case, just as inconsistent cabin quality and ageing fittings weaken it

6 May 2015
First Drive
MG Motor's revitalised MG6 takes on the excellent Skoda Octavia

MG Motor MG 6 versus Skoda Octavia - comparison

Is the arrival of the new MG 6 a watershed moment for Chinese cars in Europe, or is this just another also-ran?

1 May 2015
News
Lamborghini Huracan GT3 will complete in the 2015 Blancpain GT Series

Video: Lamborghini Huracan GT3 driven flat out on track - EXCLUSIVE

Watch as Matt Saunders tests the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 race car around the Adria race track in Italy

24 April 2015
Video

2015 Vauxhall Corsa VXR UK review

Hot Corsa majors on pace, purpose and performance value. Brash, boisterous and great fun – if a little lacking in finesse

14 April 2015
First Drive
Each of these three comes in at under £40k as standard

Audi TT S versus BMW M235i and Porsche Cayman - comparison

Which is the best German sports coupe for £40,000? We find out by pitting the Audi TT against its BMW and Porsche rivals

4 April 2015
News

Is it time for a reprieve for LPG?

Having driven an LPG-fuelled Ford Focus this week, we can see the benefit of ditching traditional fuels. Trouble is, the savings just aren't what they should be

2 April 2015
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  • First Drive
    28 May 2015
    BMW's luxurious coupé has been given a style refresh and more equipment. This is our first chance to drive the popular 640d Coupe on UK roads
  • First Drive
    28 May 2015
    We drive Ssangyong's new small SUV, which isn't up with the best in class but is certainly worth consideration as a budget option
  • Car review
    26 May 2015
    Hardcore 493bhp GT3 RS represents a new level for the Porsche 911 - faint hearts need not apply
  • First Drive
    25 May 2015
    Track drive of Lamborghini's astonishing limited-run special, the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce
  • First Drive
    21 May 2015
    The DS 5 is hard to pigeonhole but it works as a package. Impressive French-style long-range cruiser, albeit at strong money for an unproven brand