About Autocar

For more than 125 years, Autocar has been at the forefront of automotive journalism, delivering the world's most authoritative car reviews, and news which leads the global agenda.

Autocar is the original car magazine. First published in 1895 ‘in the interests of the mechanically propelled road carriage', it has plotted the entire history of the automobile. In 1928, its review of the Austin 7 Gordon England became the first road test of a car published anywhere in the world.

Today, Autocar covers the entire car industry, from the in-depth car reviews for which it made its name, through to the news stories that lead the automotive agenda, and the world's best features and used car editorial.

Autocar.co.uk is the world's foremost and most trusted authority on the world of cars, covering its exclusive news content, and reviews of every car that matters.

The world's best car reviews

Autocar's team of expert road testers boast well over 100 years of experience between them. They travel the globe to deliver the definitive first car review verdicts from every new-car launch that matters to the British motorist.

Every week, Autocar publishes its world-beating road test. The road test team forensically examine cars, assessing quality, practicality, performance and ride and handling, taking their own key measurements on the way. From this, the team delivers the road test verdict – and the most authoritative in the industry.

Read more: How Autocar tests cars

Global news exclusives

Every week, the Autocar team gains unrivalled access to the most important players in the global car industry to deliver the stories that lead the news agenda. Autocar is the go-to source for both breaking and exclusive car news, and in-depth analysis on all the subjects that matter to the consumer, enthusiast and the automotive industry. 

If it happens, you'll read about it first at autocar.co.uk.

Autocar Business

Autocar Business is the subscription-only section of the website that delivers up-to-the-minute news, views and analysis from across the automotive industry. Leaning on unparalleled access to the key figures in the industry, Autocar Business also grants users unlimited access to leading industry and trend reports, plus webinars, opinion and insight from Mark Tisshaw, Editor.

Sign up for access to Autocar Business today.

Advice and opinion

From clean-air zones to winter tyres, Autocar's team of expert journalists deliver the definitive advice on all aspects of motoring. If you need to know something, you'll find it here.

The Autocar team has strong opinions, too, and you'll find them sounding off on a wide range of topics. The opinion articles are always insightful, drawing on several hundred years of experience between them.

Video and podcasts

Autocar's YouTube channel brings all that's great about its market leading website and magazine to a video audience. From supercar track tests, to drives of the very latest models and historical retrospectives, Autocar's YouTube channel lifts the lid on the world's most interesting cars.

Autocar's successful My Week in Cars podcast series sees Autocar legends Steve Cropley and Matt Prior - and the occasional guest - discuss the world of motoring as they see it. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Product tests

Our team of product testing experts continually assess the best and most useful automotive products and accessories on the market, from car care kit to tools and in-car tech. Our testers are highly experienced and throughly test every element of the product, from the features that product boasts to its ability to the the job intended - and make your motoring life that little bit easier.

We'll even help you purchase each product online. We do this by providing a link to a retailer; click this and we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Our product tests are delivered with the expertise, experience and rigour of any other Autocar test, and we're never influenced or driven by affiliate deals or commercial or advertising relationships. We feel this is a fair approach that helps balance the need to help readers make informed purchases with the need to fund Autocar’s market leading editorial. When we deliver a best buy or recommended verdict, you can buy with confidence.

Autocar's ownership

Autocar is a strongly independent title and part of Haymarket Automotive, a division of Haymarket Media Group, a global media company that publishes a wide range of automotive and non-automotive titles covering sectors as diverse as medicine, horticulture and the charity sector.

Editorial complaints policy

Autocar believes in the highest standards in journalistic integrity, and is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), and we comply with IPSO's Editors' Code of Practice. Where you believe you may have found an instance where you do not believe that we have lived up to those journalistic standards, there is a procedure to follow to notify us. Please note: this policy and procedure only applies to complaints about editorial content in our publications and digital services that Haymarket controls in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

For more information, visit haymarket.com/complaints.

Editorial contacts

Editor: Mark Tisshaw

Editor-in-chief: Steve Cropley

Magazine editor: Rachel Burgess

Acting managing editor: James Attwood

Digital editor: Murray Scullion

Editor-at-large: Matt Prior

Road test editor: Matt Saunders

Deputy road test editor: Richard Lane

Road tester: Illya Verpraet

News and reviews editor: Felix Page

Deputy news editor: Will Rimell

Staff writer: Jack Warrick

Editorial assistant: Charlie Martin

Editorial assistant: Jonathan Bryce

See our Contact Us page for further information