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+
2016 Jaguar F-Pace has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring

Jaguar F-Pace spied ahead of Frankfurt motor show debut

Our latest shots of the British firm's first SUV show it testing at the Nurburgring, complete with performance brakes and twin exhausts, as Jaguar's brand boss confirms it will be revealed in September

15 April 2015

Cropley on Cars - collecting a Ferrari and feeling frustrated with Murray

Jaguar F-Type piles on the holiday miles; we pick up our Ferrari FF and left wanting more from Gordon Murray's latest concept

14 April 2015
Production has started of the Jaguar XE in Solihull

2015 Jaguar XE production begins - pricing, specification, gallery and video

Jaguar's new BMW 3 Series has started production before going on sale next month. It promises strong performance, a dynamic drive and class-beating running-costs

13 April 2015
Autocar has enhanced this Project M technical drawing to show the outline of the new car

Gordon Murray's T25 city car gets a fresh start with Shell

Shell partners with Gordon Murray to produce new city car concept, which aims to inspire fresh ideas on simple, global cars

9 April 2015
On the outside, the Hyundai i20 looks like the perfect car for Europe

Cropley on cars - the very ordinary Hyundai i20, holiday car hurdles

Hyundai's i20 proves ordinary, but disappointing; SUV justification; I'm beginning to love F1 again

8 April 2015
The mule is being used to test a new all-wheel drive transmission and suspension system.

Work underway on Rolls-Royce 'Cullinan' 4x4

Rolls Royce reveals official pictures of first engineering mule; production mooted for 2017

7 April 2015
The Discovery Sport will get the option of JLR's Ingenium engines before the end of the year

Cropley on cars - Discovery Sport is a mixed bag, 570S is McLaren's triumph

Driving a Land Rover Discovery Sport to the coast; Clarkson will be missed; Classic cars can turn a profit

1 April 2015
This Autocar image shows how a hot version of the Renault Captur could look

Renaultsport eyes hot Captur and Kadjar models

Renault will follow the example set by Nissan and offer performance-oriented versions of its growing SUV line-up

28 March 2015
The 73rd Goodwood Member's Meeting was a roaring success

Cropley on cars - Fast times at Goodwood, no mourning Chrysler

Goodwood's Member's Meeting is the best yet; Range Rover Sport Hybrid is frugal fun; touring Jag's new Ingenium plant

25 March 2015
The hopes (and fears) of diesel cars ride on Cropley’s Insignia

Six countries in one day - Vauxhall Insignia across Europe

Do today’s new diesels deserve the ire of the national press? We go on a 700-mile tour of Europe to find out

21 March 2015


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