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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 Trophy is an upgraded version of Renault's Clio Renaultsport

Hot Renault Clio 220 Trophy revealed

Hardcore Clio gets 217bhp and will go on sale in Europe this summer

3 March 2015
News

New baby Vauxhall looks like the pick of Luton's little 'uns

Steve Cropley says the all-new Vauxhall Viva city car could be a winner

3 March 2015
Blog
Porsche Cayman GT4

Geneva motor show 2015 – show report and gallery

Autocar reports on the stars of the Geneva show 2015 and details of how the action took place over those first few days

2 March 2015
News
Jaguar anticipates that the XE could sell up to 100,000 units per year

2015 Jaguar XE - pricing, specification, gallery and video

Jaguar's new BMW 3-series rival arrives in May, promising strong performance, a dynamic drive and class-beating running-costs

2 March 2015
News
Rolls-Royce 4x4 has been confirmed for production; this is an artist's rendering of how it could look

Rolls-Royce 4x4 codenamed Cullinan

Rolls-Royce 4x4 confirmed; production mooted for 2017

27 February 2015
News
Prime Minister David Cameron takes questions from Rolls-Royce employees at Goodwood

Cropley on cars - crossing continents in the Vauxhall Insignia

A cross-continental tour in the Vauxhall Insignia proves to be a breeze; Prime Minister Cameron goes to Goodwood; driving Infiniti's Q70

25 February 2015
News

2015 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0CDTi 170 review

Insignia gets new 'Whisper' 2.0-litre diesel, which promises better refinement and company car-friendly figures

20 February 2015
First Drive
The Golf - a perfect example of how ordinary can be great

Cropley on cars - The ordinary, brilliant Golf, naming the Rolls SUV

Why I'm now on the lookout for a Volkswagen Golf; Bentley's expansion is good news; the Land Rover experience

18 February 2015
News

Faster, lighter Lotus Evora 400 flagship confirmed for Geneva show

New Evora 400 features more power and improved packaging and handling; on sale in late summer

18 February 2015
News

New Bentley two-seater sports GT concept set for Geneva show

Concept car to preview a Ferrari and Aston Martin rival that's tipped for a 2018 launch

17 February 2015
News

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    4 March 2015
    Savagely rapid, four-wheel-drive diesel version of BMW's four-door coupé could be brilliant, or it could be a niche too far. We drive the 435d xDrive Gran Coupé to find out.
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    4 March 2015
    This is our first opportunity for a UK drive in a manual version of the new Discovery Sport. Does swapping cogs yourself make more sense?
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    3 March 2015
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    27 February 2015
    The second pure Mercedes-AMG model is a triumph of engineering and design, and should have rivals from Porsche and Audi worried
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    27 February 2015
    Dual motors and a power hike give Tesla's electric family car supercar acceleration - and the rest of the package is as strong as ever