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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+
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
News
The new 570S Coupé features a flying buttress design

McLaren 570S Coupé to be first Sports Series model

McLaren's entry-level supercar range will be priced from £140,000 when sales begin after the New York motor show in April

25 March 2015
News
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
News
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
News
A 400-mile round trip in Suzuki's Celerio proves the benefits of smaller cars

Cropley on cars - championing small cars, supporting diesel, F1 is back

A fine drive in a Suzuki Celerio; campaigning against the demonisation of diesel; Brawn won't back down from F1 yet

18 March 2015
News
Cars like the Delta, a rebadged Lancia, were the final straw for Chrysler in the UK

Sorry Chrysler - but good riddance

Chryslers will no longer be sold in the UK by 2017, but our man can't wait to see the back of them after decades of shoddy cars and mismanagement

17 March 2015
Blog
Hamilton enters the new season with a mental disadvantage against team-mate Rosberg

F1 2015 preview by Martin Brundle

When Martin Brundle talks about Formula 1, everyone listens. We quiz him about what the 2015 season holds for us

12 March 2015
News
Industry leaders come together to protect diesel cars

Blameless diesels need better friends

The motor industry should be applauded for reaching strict emissions targets early, but the anti-diesel rhetoric needs to end

11 March 2015
Blog
Driving this collection of Vauxhalls to Geneva revealed some hidden gems

Cropley on cars - Geneva stars, F1 2015 comes closer, buying an RX-8

Driving to Geneva has never been so fun; Renault's Laurens van den Acker proves why he's the best; Brundle decides F1 predictions

11 March 2015
News
Bentley's first SUV will go on sale in 2016

2016 Bentley Bentayga SUV - latest spy pictures

Bentley's first SUV, dubbed Bentayga, will go on sale in 2016 for a starting price upwards of £130,000

11 March 2015
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