Gavin Braithwaite-Smith

Writer with a penchant for #FrenchTat. Also doing a passable impression of Cousin Eddie in an Italian-German beige motorhome.

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The safest new cars of 2016

The safest new motors, as tested by Euro NCAP in 2016 – including the five-star-rated Audi Q2, Hyundai Ioniq and Peugeot 3008

The best new cars we’ve driven in 2016

Quotes from all Motoring Research’s five-star car reviews this year, including the Aston Martin DB11, BMW M2 and Ford Focus RS

2017 Suzuki Ignis review: emotionally, it’s a brilliant small car

The Suzuki Ignis is one of our favourite new cars to be launched in 2016. We drive both 1.2 Dualjet and SHVS mild-hybrid versions of this cheeky crossover.

Revealed: the Ford Fiestas that never were

Think the Ford Fiesta Active is a crazy concept? As Ford reveals its eight-generation Fiesta, we look at the weirdest Fiesta concepts over the last 40 years

10 crossovers that beat the Nissan Qashqai to market

Ten years since the first Nissan Qashqai rolled off the production line, we look at 10 pioneering crossovers

Opinion: crossovers are big, but they aren’t clever

Ten years since its birth, our man argues that the Nissan Qashqai has a lot to answer for

In pictures: NEC Classic Motor Show

Our man Andrew takes a tour of the NEC Classic Motor Show 2016

Volvo V40 Cross Country T5 quick review: the perfect winter hatchback?

Fancy a Volvo V40 Cross Country with all-wheel drive? The T5 petrol is your only option

Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition quick review: is it rally good?

Hyundai's 'rally-bred' i20 Turbo Edition is limited to 1,000 models and is priced from £12,795

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How Lexus defeated ‘the best car in the world’

In 1989, Lexus unveiled the LS 400, a luxury car aimed squarely at the Mercedes S-Class. Thirty years on, we celebrate the brilliance of Circle F.

Can you drive an MOT fail car if the previous test hasn’t expired?

You can drive a car after it fails the MOT test , but only in certain circumstances. We explain the current DVSA rules.

London ULEZ charge: How to check if you need to pay

The Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) is designed to improve air quality by charging certain vehicles to enter London. We explain the rules.

DVLA warns of onging delays for motorists

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has warned motorists to expect ‘significant delays‘ in the processing of driver and vehicle documents.

You can now order a NEW ‘Mini’ Moke in the UK

The new Moke will cost around £24,000 and is powered by a 67hp 1.0-litre engine. Still want that Ford Fiesta or compact crossover?