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+

I'm planning on buying the perfect car in 2015 - what will it be?

Forget about the mince pies and concentrate on the important things this holiday season. For me, it's what car I should buy in 2015

17 December 2014
Blog
Will its new status as a global car spoil the Ford Focus RS?

Will its new status as a global car spoil the Ford Focus RS?

The Focus RS is Ford's latest performance model - and the first time it has been made as a global car

11 December 2014
Blog
It's time to embrace the Bloodhound land speed record project

It's time to embrace the Bloodhound land speed record project

In two years' time Andy Green will attempt to break the 1000mph speed barrier in the Bloodhound SSC – and as fantastical as it sounds, his venture is worth backing

10 December 2014
Blog
2015 Volkswagen Touareg SE 3.0 TDI 204 review

2015 Volkswagen Touareg SE 3.0 TDI 204 review

Lowest-powered diesel Touareg offers decent performance with refinement, though pricing means you might as well go for the extra punch.

8 December 2014
First Drive
Land Rover Discovery Sport - when ordinary is special

Land Rover Discovery Sport - when ordinary is special

A 1200-mile first drive in the new Disco Sport reveals a car with a skill set that will be the envy of many rivals

5 December 2014
Blog
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

New Discovery Sport is more polished and practical than the old Freelander, but it might be worth waiting for the new engines

5 December 2014
First Drive
Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary first drive review

2014 Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary review

Peugeot has improved its already decent 208 GTi with a peppier, more agile and more entertaining 30th Anniversary model that looks the part, too

2 December 2014
First Drive
Renault to offer new battery purchase option on Zoe and Kangoo EVs

Renault to offer new battery purchase option on Zoe and Kangoo EVs

Sales of Renault's electric models are expected to rise with news that customers will now be able to buy their batteries outright, rather than leasing from the manufacturer

27 November 2014
News
2015 Suzuki Vitara 1.6DDiS 4x4 prototype review

2015 Suzuki Vitara 1.6DDiS 4x4 prototype review

Suzuki's all-new Vitara looks and drives well enough to give the market's current darling, the Nissan Juke, some serious hurry-up

25 November 2014
First Drive
Suzuki plans six new models by 2017

Suzuki plans six new models by 2017

Bold new model offensive announced by Japanese manufacturer, as it promises to revise almost its entire model range over the next three years

25 November 2014
News

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