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Andy Russell

It’s an exciting time of year with spring in the air but, more importantly for motoring editor Andy Russell, it’s the new registration plate and Geneva Motor Show.

SsangYong’s biggest challenge is not its vehicles but getting its name know – the all-new Rexton SUV winning 4x4 of the year is a huge boost, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Creating a seven-seater Tiguan Allspace involved more than just stretching it to fit an extra row of seats, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Think you will always ‘own’ your personalised registration plate? It may not be the case so be warned, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Motor trade apprentice John Smith faced a serious challenge to bring his first car, a Ford Taunus 12M, up to his standards. But, unfortunately, his labour of love did not last long.

Geoffrey Green is reliving his early ‘scooter boy’ days having bought another Lambretta and lovingly restored it in retirement.

Gallery: Diesel not a dirty word for new Peugeot 308

Thursday, February 15, 2018

With modern Euro 6 diesels as good as the new engine debuting in the Peugeot 308, don’t dismiss them if you do serious mileage, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: Little Lexus facelift a smart move

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Lexus CT200h may still be the only premium, compact hybrid hatchback but a facelift may not be enough to freshen its appeal against some all-new,and cheaper, rivals, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Mercedes-Benz debuts in the soft-roader estate market with its E-Class All-Terrain that’s very capable of taking the rough with the smooth, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Ken Crane tells about his 500 A Topolino – a ‘little mouse-shaped’ Fiat which he bought after passing his driving test.

Want a load-lugging, lifestyle 4x4, but an SUV is not your style? Vauxhall’s rugged Insignia Country Tourer could be the answer, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

SEAT has grown its SUV family with the Arona compact crossover, smaller sibling to the Ateca, but also set to be a big player as motoring editor Andy Russell finds out at its launch.

Richard Clarke bought an ex-Army wartime Austin 8 AP tourer staff car as his first car but it certainly didn’t run with military motoring precision.

Volkswagen’s all-new, sixth-generation Polo supermini is big on space and character – a ‘big motor’ of the modern motoring world, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Steve Williams was in the dark about the condition of his Triumph Herald, after buying it at night in the rain, but daylight revealed it was a wreck.

So the government backed down on its bid to extend the first MOT on cars to four years this week. That’s a victory for common sense, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Gallery: Velar driving Range Rover’s future

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Velar, the fourth member of the Range Rover family, reveals an exciting new era and direction for the luxury brand, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Alfa Romeo’s first sport utility vehicle ever is certainly getting the legendary Italian car-maker new admirers but does it live up to its looks? Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out.

Roger Coleman rebuilt and restored his brother’s cast-off Austin 7 Ruby which went on to be a winner – after a few mechanical issues.

Hyundai launches its new i30 N hot-hatchback this week, debut model of its new performance range. Motoring editor Andy Russell puts it through its paces.

Motoring editor Andy Russell has made three selfishly simple new year’s resolution and already knows which one is most likely not to fall by the wayside.

The mid-range Ateca has capably heralded SEAT’s next two-pronged assault on the fast-growing SUV sector, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Volkswagen launches a new assault on the executive express market with its Arteon fastback. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out if it is a class act.

Abarth built its reputation on building small, Fiat-based sports cars – motoring editor Andy Russell drives its most extreme road car ever.

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out how it measures up in this competitive sector.

Volkswagen’s new, greener Golf Evo turbo petrol is a junior GTI – fast, frugal and fun, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Martin Smith christened his first four-wheeled car ‘Coleoptera’ because the Morris 8 Series E looked like a beetle.

Nissan’s large X-Trail SUV is never going to be as popular as the smaller Qashqai but this flagship soft-roader’s seven-seat option now gives it a clear identity, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

David Webb got on the road with his first car – an MG K2 – but, as a non-runner, he had to get it on the road first.

Hyundai’s new i30 Tourer has loads more style to go with its space which makes this understated family estate hard not to like, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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