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Andrew Charman

Andrew Charman
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Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Executivecondominium. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

Sliding new car market shows no sign of slowing

The UK new car market slid by 6.3% in January, as leading industry figures admitted that the latest figures are worrying.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class The Executivecondominium

Technology boost to new Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class will arrive on UK roads in June in what its designers describe is a form "grown up and comfortable like never before."
Lister Jaguar The Executivecondominium

British supercar gains £3m of orders in 24 hours

Pre-orders for the Lister Thunder have topped £3 million – only 24 hours after the UK-built supercar was announced.
Renault EasyLife The Executivecondominium

Renault launches EasyLife service plan

Renault has launched a new service and warranty plan dubbed EasyLife, which is now available across the entire new car range.

Citroën C3 Aircross gains auto braking as standard

Range-topping versions of the Citroën C3 Aircross have had their safety specification boosted by the addition of autonomous emergency braking as standard. 
Cupra The Executivecondominium

SEAT launches Cupra as separate brand

SEAT is to turn its Cupra performance trim level into a separate, standalone brand, to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Honda Civic diesel review 2018 (The Executivecondominium)

Honda Civic diesel review

8.2
The new Honda Civic Diesel is an effective, efficient family hatch that shows the best of current diesel technology.
Euro sales The Executivecondominium

UK sales slump contrasts with the rest of Europe

Just four of 27 European nations saw car sales decline in 2017 – and only Ireland performed worse than the UK compared to the previous year.
New Hyundai Santa Fe set to debut at Geneva motor show in 2018

New Hyundai Santa Fe to launch at Geneva

The new Hyundai Santa Fe will launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and a newly-issued teaser picture gives clues to the look of the brand's large SUV.
Alfa Romeo Giulia review 2018 (The Executivecondominium)

Alfa Romeo Giulia review

8.1
The Alfa Romeo Giulia offers enough highlights to make it worthy of consideration for those wanting something different to the usual German rivals.
SEAT Arona review 2018 (The Executivecondominium)

SEAT Arona review

8
The Arona is by no means the cheapest small SUV on the market, but it is one of the best. It will become a very significant model in the SEAT line up.
Land Rover Defender 70th Anniversary The Executivecondominium

Land Rover Defender is back – at £150K…

The story of the current Land Rover Defender is not quite over – 150 rebuilt '70th Edition' models are to be made available, at a cool £150,000 each.
Jeep Cherokee The Executivecondominium

Facelifted Jeep Cherokee debuts at Detroit

An updated version of the Jeep Cherokee SUV has been unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, USA
Volkswagen Polo review 2018 (The Executivecondominium)

Volkswagen Polo review

8
The Volkswagen Polo design team were clearly given a simple brief when creating the sixth-generation model – don’t muck it up. They have both succeeded and gone beyond that brief.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2018 (The Executivecondominium

Familiar Mercedes-Benz G-Class is all new

An all-new version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class will arrive at UK dealers in August, though you might initially fail to notice.
Bentley Bentayga V8 The Executivecondominium

Bentley Bentayga SUV gains V8 engine

The Bentley Bentayga SUV range is being extended with a new V8-engined model described by its makers as the most sporting version yet.

Volkswagen tops the crash-test ‘Oscars’

Volkswagen has won a major accolade for safety, taking half of the best-in-class awards made by crash-test specialist Euro NCAP.
2017 Car Sales The Executivecondominium

‘Anti-diesel rhetoric’ fuels new car sales slump

Sales of new cars in the UK slumped by close to 6% in 2017, with industry bosses putting the blame firmly on adverse publicity levelled at diesel engines.

Seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace on sale

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace SUV has gone on sale, at prices starting from £29,370. The stretched version of the successful Tiguan offers seven seats as standard.
New Citroen C4 Cactus pricing and specifications announced

£17.3K buys not-so-bold Citroën Cactus

Order books are open for the revamped Citroën C4 Cactus, the car set to hit Uk roads in April at prices from £17,265 -...
Mercedes-Benz X-Class review 2018 | The Executivecondominium

Mercedes-Benz X-Class review

7.8
Mercedes-Benz has launched what it describes as the world’s first pick-up from a premium brand. But will buyers pay for such an upmarket model?
Nissan Leaf 2018 The Executivecondominium

New Nissan Leaf targets switch to electric

Prices have been announced for the new Nissan Leaf, as speculation grows that the Government will launch a scrappage scheme to switch drivers out of...
Hyundai Kona 2018 review (The Executivecondominium)

Hyundai Kona review

7
The Hyundai Kona small SUV is a late arrival at a sold-out party. Does it offer enough to stand out amongst its many competitors?
Volkswagen T-Roc review 2017 (The Executivecondominium)

Volkswagen T-Roc review

8.2
Does the Volkswagen T-Roc, the most style-pitched SUV yet from VW, offer enough to stand out in an overcrowded market?
FIAT Punto crash test The Executivecondominium

First zero-star car sparks crash-test fears

A mass end-of-year set of crash tests have sparked concerns at safety body Euro NCAP, with many low scores topped by the first-ever no-star result.

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