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+

2015 Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI SE review

Third-gen MPV exudes characteristic Volkswagen refinements, so it's solid, upmarket, smart and practical – albeit a bit bland

29 June 2015
First Drive

Buyers beware: this year's festival features bargain Bentleys

Bentley Preowned stand brings tempting used metal into the Goodwood mix

28 June 2015

Cayman GT4 wins Goodwood's seal of approval

Porsche's new junior 'GT' car punches well above its weight in the Supercar Run

26 June 2015

2015 Lamborghini Huracán review

Standard steering rack removes the biggest barrier to the enjoyment of Lamborghini’s big-hearted junior supercar

11 June 2015
First Drive

Range Rover Sport SVR vs. BMW X5 M and Alpina XD3 Biturbo - Comparison

Both the BMW X5 M and the Alpina XD3 Biturbo have designs on the Range Rover Sport SVR’s recently earned status as king of the performance SUVs

30 May 2015

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 driven - plus video

Once famously shy of motor racing, Lamborghini now has its own competitions department, Squadra Corse. We grab its latest creation, the Huracán GT3 race car, by the horns

29 May 2015

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

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

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


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