Steve Cropley Editor-in-chief

The old fart of the office, Steve stays keen because he loves all things new and different, especially the current strain of ultra-efficient cars. 'There has been more fundamental change in the past six or seven years of my hacking career than in the previous 30,' he says. 'I can hardly wait to see what car-makers give us next week, let alone next year.' Follow Steve on Google+
The impressive new XC90 is emblematic of a resurgent Volvo

Cropley on cars - missing Top Gear, first Volvo XC90 drive

Reflections on Autocar Stars; driving economically; why I'm missing Top Gear; my first go in a new Volvo XC90

30 May 2015

Issigonis trophy winner 2015 - Interview with Wolfgang Hatz

Steve Cropley talks to the Autocar Stars winner who has spearheaded the 918 Spyder and a return to top-level sportscar racing

30 May 2015

The 2016 London Motor Show - a good idea but still crucially under supported

The London Motor Show sounds exciting, but it needs support from the industry

28 May 2015

Cropley on cars - Autosolo is accessible fun, Lotus' newest dealer

Tackling our first Autosolo of the year in a Ford Fiesta; lessons in traffic calming; post-election shuffles

20 May 2015
Lotus Evora 400
The new Lotus Evora 400 costs £72,000

2015 Lotus Evora 400 to cost £72,000

New Evora 400 features more power, and improved packaging and handling, and goes on sale in August

18 May 2015
Our Ferrari FF was joined by illustrious company at Goodwood

Cropley on cars - Our Ferrari FF goes to Goodwood, Itching to drive Jag's XE

To Goodwood in our long-term Ferrari FF; Millbrook meeting with Vauxhall boss; Audi's Stadler convincing on futuremobility

13 May 2015
The Issigonis Trophy and the Sturmey Award will be given out at an event next week

2015 Autocar Stars - everything you need to know

On 18 May we'll salute the best and brightest in the motor industry, naming our industry award winners for 2015

12 May 2015

New hardcore Lotus 3-eleven planned

New 3-Eleven will have more than 500bhp per tonne and cost about £70k when it arrives next year

12 May 2015
Tesla Model S

Sign up to the electric car revolution - used car buying guide

Forget filling stations; you won’t find anywhere to stick a fuel pump nozzle in this septet of battery-powered cars

10 May 2015
A welcome return to Elise ownership for me

Cropley on cars - taking delivery of our Suzuki Celerio, buying another Lotus

First foray in our long-term Suzuki Celerio proves economical; I've bought another Lotus; prototype Astra shows big promise

6 May 2015


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Driven this week

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion TSI review
    First Drive
    2 June 2015
    The first petrol-powered VW Bluemotion model uses an all-new 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine that undermines the case for diesel
  • First Drive
    31 May 2015
    Seat's supermini gets news engines, a smarter cabin, more tech and some minor chassis tweaks. Styling remains unchanged, though
  • First Drive
    29 May 2015
    New compact Vauxhall shows lots of promise, but sluggish performance and intrusive road noise leave it trailing its rivals
  • 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