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Ben Hodges

Ben is the deputy web editor of Carbuyer, and responsible for ensuring the site is continually updated with the latest car reviews, best car lists, advice and news while also working behind the scenes on the videos for our YouTube channel. He has owned various cars over the years including an Alfa Romeo 159 and a Subaru Outback, with his current car choices being a Skoda Octavia and a BMW 523i (E39). He has been road testing cars for over four years, having worked as a freelancer for various websites before joining Carbuyer in early 2019. 

Hyundai considers new electric Ioniq 5 N performance car
Ioniq 5 N crossover
Electric cars

Hyundai considers new electric Ioniq 5 N performance car

Hyundai’s N range could be expanded with a hot version of the Ioniq 5 crossover
14 May 2021
Citroën C3 Aircross SUV review
Citroen C3 Aircross
Citroën C3 Aircross

Citroën C3 Aircross SUV review

"The Citroen C3 Aircross is a quirky small SUV with cool looks, a cosy interior and plenty to like about the way it drives"
14 May 2021
Citroën C3 Aircross owner reviews
Citroen C3 Aircross
Citroën C3 Aircross

Citroën C3 Aircross owner reviews

"The Citroen C3 Aircross is a quirky small SUV with cool looks, a cosy interior and plenty to like about the way it drives"
14 May 2021
New 2021 Mercedes SL AMG nears production
2021 Mercedes SL - front 3/4
Mercedes SL

New 2021 Mercedes SL AMG nears production

Next-generation Mercedes SL roadster spotted testing at the Nurburgring
13 May 2021
Bentley Flying Spur saloon review
Bentley Continental Flying Spur saloon
Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley Flying Spur saloon review

"The Flying Spur is a luxury saloon that's both great to drive and be driven in”
12 May 2021
2021 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake estate revealed
2021 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake - side view static
Hyundai Genesis

2021 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake estate revealed

New G70 Shooting Brake will rival the BMW 3 Series Touring
12 May 2021
New Vauxhall Combo-e Life MPV priced at £31,160
Vauxhall Combo-e Life driving
Vauxhall Combo Life MPV

New Vauxhall Combo-e Life MPV priced at £31,160

Van-based electric Combo-e Life offers 174-mile range and can be ordered with seven seats
12 May 2021
Ford Kuga SUV review
Ford Kuga Titanium
Ford Kuga

Ford Kuga SUV review

“The latest Ford Kuga is great to drive, good value and practical, so it should prove to be a very popular family SUV”
11 May 2021
Ford Kuga owner reviews
Ford Kuga Titanium
Ford Kuga

Ford Kuga owner reviews

“The latest Ford Kuga is great to drive, good value and practical, so it should prove to be a very popular family SUV”
11 May 2021
BMW 5 Series Touring estate review
BMW 5 Series Touring
BMW 5 Series Touring estate

BMW 5 Series Touring estate review

"The BMW 5 Series Touring makes a powerful case for the traditional estate against the SUV, and is an almost perfect family car"
11 May 2021
BMW 5 Series Touring estate owner reviews
BMW 5 Series Touring
BMW 5 Series Touring estate

BMW 5 Series Touring estate owner reviews

"The BMW 5 Series Touring makes a powerful case for the traditional estate against the SUV, and is an almost perfect family car"
11 May 2021
New Subaru Solterra electric SUV confirmed
2022 Subaru Solterra - front 3/4
Subaru

New Subaru Solterra electric SUV confirmed

The Subaru Solterra is the brand’s first electric car and will go on sale in 2022
11 May 2021
Hyundai Tucson SUV review
Hyundai Tucson SUV front 3/4 tracking
Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson SUV review

"The latest Hyundai Tucson surprises with adventurous styling and luxury"
7 May 2021
2021 Cupra Leon hot hatchback: new 242bhp engine revealed
Cupra Leon PHEV - front 3/4 view
SEAT Leon Cupra hatchback

2021 Cupra Leon hot hatchback: new 242bhp engine revealed

New Cupra Leon gets familiar 2.0-litre engine from the VW Golf GTI; prices start from £31,460
6 May 2021
2021 Kia EV6: full pricing and specifications revealed
2021 Kia EV6 GT-Line - front 3/4 view
Kia

2021 Kia EV6: full pricing and specifications revealed

Prices start from £40,895; Kia EV6 GT model does 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds
30 Apr 2021
Ford Puma ST SUV review
Ford Puma ST
Ford Puma ST

Ford Puma ST SUV review

"The Ford Puma ST is great to drive, has a brilliant engine and offers all the practicality of an SUV with hot hatch thrills"
29 Apr 2021
Facelifted 2021 Hyundai i30 N hot hatch starts from £33,745
2021 Hyundai i30 N
Hyundai i30 N

Facelifted 2021 Hyundai i30 N hot hatch starts from £33,745

Updated Hyundai i30 N range gets styling refresh and a new automatic gearbox
29 Apr 2021
New 2021 BMW 2 Series Coupe nears production
2021 BMW 2 Series Coupe
BMW 2 Series coupe

New 2021 BMW 2 Series Coupe nears production

New 2 Series Coupe will get model-specific styling and rear-wheel drive
29 Apr 2021
New Dacia Bigster SUV to spearhead firm’s rebrand
Dacia Bigster SUV
Dacia

New Dacia Bigster SUV to spearhead firm’s rebrand

The Bigster SUV will be the first to get the brand’s new logo and will be the largest Dacia to date
28 Apr 2021
Nissan Qashqai owner reviews
Nissan Qashqai SUV
Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai owner reviews

"The Nissan Qashqai is a practical SUV with the running costs of a hatchback, and a facelift has only increased its appeal"
28 Apr 2021
Nissan Qashqai SUV review
Nissan Qashqai SUV
Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai SUV review

"The Nissan Qashqai is a practical SUV with the running costs of a hatchback, and a facelift has only increased its appeal"
28 Apr 2021
Dacia and Renault models to be limited to 112mph
Renault Megane eVision concept
Renault

Dacia and Renault models to be limited to 112mph

The speed limiter is part of an array of new safety technology for Dacia and Renault models designed to prevent accidents
28 Apr 2021
New 286bhp Hyundai Kona N performance SUV unveiled
2021 Hyundai Kona N - front 3/4 view
Hyundai Kona

New 286bhp Hyundai Kona N performance SUV unveiled

2021 Hyundai Kona N SUV will be a rival to the VW T-Roc R and have an automatic gearbox as standard
27 Apr 2021
Mercedes E-Class saloon review
Mercedes E-Class saloon
Mercedes E-Class

Mercedes E-Class saloon review

"The Mercedes E-Class majors on superb refinement and technological innovation in the large executive car class"
23 Apr 2021
Mercedes E-Class owner reviews
Mercedes E-Class saloon
Mercedes E-Class

Mercedes E-Class owner reviews

"The Mercedes E-Class majors on superb refinement and technological innovation in the large executive car class"
23 Apr 2021
2021 Honda HR-V: e:HEV hybrid powertrain details revealed
2021 Honda HR-V hybrid SUV - front 3/4
Honda HR-V

2021 Honda HR-V: e:HEV hybrid powertrain details revealed

New Honda HR-V SUV has a fresh look, updated technology and a 129bhp dual-motor hybrid powertrain
22 Apr 2021
Facelifted 2021 Volkswagen Polo arrives
2021 Volkswagen Polo - front 3/4
Volkswagen Polo

Facelifted 2021 Volkswagen Polo arrives

New Volkswagen Polo gets refreshed styling and improved technology
21 Apr 2021
New SEAT “urban EV” to launch in 2025
SEAT Urban EV render
Electric cars

New SEAT “urban EV” to launch in 2025

The ‘urban EV’ is slated as a new entry-level electric car and our exclusive preview image shows how it could look
21 Apr 2021
Peugeot 2008 SUV review
Peugeot 2008 GT-Line
Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 2008 SUV review

"The Peugeot 2008 is a striking crossover with a great interior that offers more space than the equivalent supermini"
20 Apr 2021
Peugeot 2008 owner reviews
Peugeot 2008 GT-Line
Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 2008 owner reviews

"The Peugeot 2008 is a striking crossover with a great interior that offers more space than the equivalent supermini"
20 Apr 2021
New BMW M3 and M4 xDrive models storm in
2021 BMW M3 and M4 xDrive
BMW M3 saloon

New BMW M3 and M4 xDrive models storm in

For the first time in their history, the M3 and M4 are now available with all-wheel drive
18 Apr 2021
Revised 2021 Toyota Camry starts from £32,260
2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota Camry Hybrid saloon

Revised 2021 Toyota Camry starts from £32,260

Updated Toyota Camry gets styling tweaks, the latest technology and additional safety features for 2021
15 Apr 2021
New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron: prices, specs and release date
2021 Audi Q4 e-tron SUV - front 3/4 dynamic
Audi

New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron: prices, specs and release date

Audi’s new Q4 e-tron offers over 300 miles of range, and will be available as standard SUV and Sportback models
15 Apr 2021
2021 Volkswagen ID.3: new Pure Performance model joins range
2021 Volkswagen ID.3 Tour pro
Volkswagen ID.3

2021 Volkswagen ID.3: new Pure Performance model joins range

The ID.3 Pure Performance has a price of £28,370 and a range of up to 217 miles
15 Apr 2021
Range Rover Evoque SUV review
Range Rover Evoque
Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque SUV review

“Boasting similar styling to the previous model, the new Range Rover Evoque features an array of new technology and is one of the most luxurious small…
14 Apr 2021
Range Rover Evoque owner reviews
Range Rover Evoque
Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque owner reviews

“Boasting similar styling to the previous model, the new Range Rover Evoque features an array of new technology and is one of the most luxurious small…
14 Apr 2021