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Ben Custard

Ben is one of our content editors, helping to keep our news, reviews and guides updated and accurate. After finishing his Journalism degree in 2017, he wrote for a string of car websites including this one. In January 2019 he joined the team full-time, and won a ‘rising star’ industry award a year later. He’s keen on hot hatches, estate cars and obscure Japanese cars, and usually works remotely with the Gloucestershire countryside as a backdrop.

Ford EcoBlue diesel engines explained
Ford Kuga EcoBlue Hybrid driving - rear
Ford

Ford EcoBlue diesel engines explained

We cover everything you need to know about Ford EcoBlue engines
21 Apr 2021
Audi A3 Sportback hatchback review
Audi A3 hatchback
Audi A3

Audi A3 Sportback hatchback review

"The striking Audi A3 Sportback now has the technology it needs to compete with rivals"
20 Apr 2021
Best electric SUVs
Skoda Enyaq charging
Electric cars

Best electric SUVs

There are now quite a few electric crossovers to choose from; here are our best electric SUVs.
20 Apr 2021
2021 scrappage schemes: the complete guide
Scrappage schemes - Ford Focus
Tips and advice

2021 scrappage schemes: the complete guide

With several manufacturers still offering scrappage and trade-in schemes in 2021, we explain what each one entails
20 Apr 2021
Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: rivals comparison
Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S header
Electric cars

Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: rivals comparison

The Porsche Taycan is the closest rival to the Tesla Model S but which of these fast, luxurious, electric cars is the best?
19 Apr 2021
Best hot hatchbacks
2021 Ford Fiesta ST Edition
Hot hatches

Best hot hatchbacks

The best hot hatchbacks offer sports car thrills and performance with everyday usability and practicality for a reasonable price.
16 Apr 2021
What are Audi TFSI petrol engines?
Yellow Audi Q2
Audi

What are Audi TFSI petrol engines?

We explain all you need to know about Audi TFSI engines
16 Apr 2021
The UK's top 10 best-selling cars
Orange Vauxhall Corsa driving
Best cars

The UK's top 10 best-selling cars

Here we analyse the trends in new car buying patterns and give you a run down of the most popular cars in the UK
13 Apr 2021
Volkswagen up! hatchback review
Orange Volkswagen up!
Volkswagen up!

Volkswagen up! hatchback review

"Low running costs, good build quality and an easy driving experience make the Volkswagen up! an excellent city-car choice"
12 Apr 2021
Volkswagen up! owner reviews
Orange Volkswagen up!
Volkswagen up!

Volkswagen up! owner reviews

"Low running costs, good build quality and an easy driving experience make the Volkswagen up! an excellent city-car choice"
12 Apr 2021
BMW iDrive explained: what is it and how does it work?
The iDrive infotainment system is controlled via this rotary dial on the centre console
BMW

BMW iDrive explained: what is it and how does it work?

The BMW iDrive 8 system is the most advanced yet. Here’s a rundown of what the latest iDrive upgrade offers and how it’s been improved
8 Apr 2021
New electric Renault Megane arriving soon
Renault Megane EV render - front 3/4 view
Renault Megane

New electric Renault Megane arriving soon

New Renault Megane crossover previewed in exclusive images
1 Apr 2021
New 2021 electric Lexus LF-Z revealed
Lexus LF-Z concept - front 3/4 dynamic
Lexus

New 2021 electric Lexus LF-Z revealed

Bold concept car previews next-generation Lexus models
30 Mar 2021
New Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV on sale in UK in late 2021
Volkswagen Taigo sketch
Volkswagen

New Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV on sale in UK in late 2021

Coupe version of Volkswagen T-Cross set for launch in summer
30 Mar 2021
2021 Kia EV6 electric car now on sale
2021 Kia EV6 GT-Line - front 3/4 view
Kia

2021 Kia EV6 electric car now on sale

Prices start from £40,895; Kia EV6 GT model does 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds
30 Mar 2021
Vauxhall Mokka: old vs new
Vauxhall Mokka old vs new header
Vauxhall Mokka

Vauxhall Mokka: old vs new

The new Vauxhall Mokka shares its name with its predecessor but little else. Should it be on your SUV shortlist?
26 Mar 2021
Ford Mondeo to be discontinued in 2022
Ford Mondeo ST-Line static - rear
Ford Mondeo

Ford Mondeo to be discontinued in 2022

Poor sales spell end of the road for Ford’s large family car in March next year
25 Mar 2021
2021 Audi RS3 hatchback and saloon getting closer to launch
2021 Audi RS3 prototype driving
Audi RS3

2021 Audi RS3 hatchback and saloon getting closer to launch

Next-generation Audi RS3 hot hatchback will have more power to take on 415bhp Mercedes-AMG A45 S
24 Mar 2021
New sub-£35k Kia e-Niro ‘2’ Long Range launched
Kia e-Niro '2' Long Range
Kia e-Niro

New sub-£35k Kia e-Niro ‘2’ Long Range launched

Kia launches new e-Niro spec that sneaks under the new plug-in car grant threshold
24 Mar 2021
2021 Volkswagen Golf R estate on the way
2021 Volkswagen Golf R estate prototype
Volkswagen Golf R Estate

2021 Volkswagen Golf R estate on the way

Uncamouflaged VW Golf R estate spotted testing before it launches later this year
23 Mar 2021
Best car dehumidifiers
Best car dehumidifiers
Tips and advice

Best car dehumidifiers

If your car steams up easily, get rid of the condensation with a car dehumidifier
19 Mar 2021
Ford Puma vs Renault Captur - rivals comparison
Ford Puma vs Renault Captur header
Small SUVs

Ford Puma vs Renault Captur - rivals comparison

Both these cars are worth considering if you want a small SUV but which is best?
19 Mar 2021
Audi RS ‘Audi Sport Nogaro Edition’ models unveiled
Audi RS6 Audi Sport Nogaro Edition
Audi RS6 Avant estate

Audi RS ‘Audi Sport Nogaro Edition’ models unveiled

Only 25 special-edition versions of selected Audi RS models will be built
18 Mar 2021
UK plug-in car grant cut to £2,500 for electric cars
MINI Electric driving
Car buying

UK plug-in car grant cut to £2,500 for electric cars

UK government reduces electric car grant again
18 Mar 2021
Plug-in car grant: a complete guide
Mazda MX-30 charging
Tips and advice

Plug-in car grant: a complete guide

The PiCG has been extended until 2022/23 but is now less than it was before
18 Mar 2021
New 2021 Peugeot 308 unveiled
2021 Peugeot 308 - front 3/4 dynamic
Peugeot 308 hatchback

New 2021 Peugeot 308 unveiled

Next-generation Peugeot 308 has two plug-in hybrid options and a hi-tech interior
18 Mar 2021
Last petrol MINI to be launched in 2025
Yellow MINI driving - side view
MINI Countryman

Last petrol MINI to be launched in 2025

MINI’s UK range will be completely electric by the end of the decade
17 Mar 2021
New BMW i4 styling revealed
2021 BMW i4
BMW

New BMW i4 styling revealed

New electric BMW i4 will rival Tesla Model 3 and claims official range of 367 miles
17 Mar 2021
New 2022 Toyota Aygo to transform into a mini SUV
Toyota Aygo X Prologue
Toyota Aygo

New 2022 Toyota Aygo to transform into a mini SUV

Toyota Aygo X Prologue concept previews next-generation Kia Picanto rival
17 Mar 2021
New hybrid Nissan Qashqai: prices and PCP deals revealed
New Nissan Qashqai driving
Nissan Qashqai SUV

New hybrid Nissan Qashqai: prices and PCP deals revealed

2021 Nissan Qashqai Premiere Edition starts at £29,270; more affordable versions due later
16 Mar 2021
Orders open for Ford Mustang Mach 1 limited edition
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-1 in Grabber Yellow
Ford Mustang

Orders open for Ford Mustang Mach 1 limited edition

Ford claims 454bhp Mach 1 is the best-handling Mustang ever to reach Europe
15 Mar 2021
New 2021 Citroen C3 Aircross facelift now on sale
Citroen C3 Aircross facelift driving
Citroën C3 Aircross

New 2021 Citroen C3 Aircross facelift now on sale

Citroen’s updated crossover stands out thanks to extra SUV styling cues
15 Mar 2021
New 2021 Mercedes SL AMG will have four-wheel drive
2021 Mercedes SL winter testing
Mercedes SL

New 2021 Mercedes SL AMG will have four-wheel drive

Next-generation Mercedes SL roadster seen in camouflage again
12 Mar 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTI: old vs new
Volkswagen Golf GTI old vs new header
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback

Volkswagen Golf GTI: old vs new

How does the new Mk8 Golf GTI compare with the previous model?
12 Mar 2021
New Hyundai Tucson SUV: plug-in hybrid starts from £39,330
New Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Tucson

New Hyundai Tucson SUV: plug-in hybrid starts from £39,330

The all-new Hyundai Tucson has radical styling and three hybrid options
11 Mar 2021
New SsangYong Rexton SUV launched
2021 SsangYong Rexton
SsangYong Rexton

New SsangYong Rexton SUV launched

SsangYong’s full-size SUV can tow 3,500kg and is a rival to the Kia Sorento
10 Mar 2021