Steve Cropley Editor-in-chief

Steve Cropley

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+

Driven this week

  • Nissan X-Trail 1.6 dCi UK first drive review

    Nissan X-Trail 1.6 dCi UK first drive review

    First drive
    30 July 2014 12:16pm

    Crossover lessons have been put into practice with the X-Trail, resulting in a near class-leading SUV

  • Alpina B4 Biturbo first drive review

    Alpina B4 Biturbo first drive review

    First drive
    30 July 2014 12:15pm

    Alpina’s most direct swipe at a BMW M car yet produces an almost entirely convincing result

  • Audi S3 cabriolet UK first drive review

    Audi S3 cabriolet UK first drive review

    First drive
    29 July 2014

    Stylish high-performance compact cabriolet is well executed but a harsh ride and lifeless steering dent its appeal

  • Volkswagen Golf SV 1.6 TDI SE first drive review

    Volkswagen Golf SV 1.6 TDI SE first drive review

    First drive
    29 July 2014

    Larger, more spacious Golf majors on practicality, but a lack of driver involvement leaves it second behind Ford's C-Max

  • BMW M3

    BMW M3

    Car review
    28 July 2014

    You’d imagine that a higher roofline and four doors would hinder the M3 saloon’s capabilities compared to the M4 coupé, but you'd be wrong