Car Write Ups features reviews of new cars available in the UK.

The road tests are written by  Tim Barnes-Clay, a British motoring journalist.

Tim has a steady stream of vehicles to write about each month and is always interested in commissions.

Follow and interact with Tim on Twitter @carwriteups

Select below to read, hear and see some of Tim’s most recent reports:


It’s Drivetime’ – Reviews of 7 cars – Sorted Magazine, July/August 2016

Fiat Fullback – Iceni Magazine – July 2016

Waterfront Magazine – Jaguar F-Pace, June 2016

Professional Driver Magazine – Jaguar F-Pace, May 2016

‘Vauxhall Astra Claims Another Award’ – Posted on perrys.co.uk, 25th May 2016

Lincolnshire Life – Citroen DS3, June 2016

Professional Driver – How Driver Training Can Improve Your Business, May 2016 

Waterfront Magazine – Range Rover Evoque Convertible, May 2016

Lincolnshire Today Magazine – ‘Tops off for Summer’, Top 5 Convertibles, May 2016

Drive Time – 8 New and not quite so new cars well worth checking out – Sorted Magazine, May/June 2016

As Ian Callum steers Jaguar through its first foray into the sports utility vehicle market, he explains how he has designed a car that needed to have drama

BMW M2 – posted on purebmw.co.uk, April 2016

 

 

perrys.co.uk – DS3 Performance, March 2016

Bury & West Suffolk Magazine – Renault Kadjar – April 2016

AutoVolt Magazine – Toyota Prius 2016

Waterfront Magazine – Tesla Model S P90D, April 2016

Professional Driver Magazine – Insurance: Issues and Implications, March 2016

Waterfront Magazine – Mercedes-Benz GLE 350D Coupe 4Matic AMG Line, March 2016s

Here4 Motoring – Mercedes-Benz GLE350d Coupe 4Matic AMG Line, March 2016

Sorted Magazine  Issue 51,  March/April 2016 – Reviews of the Audi RS3 Sportback, Skoda Octavia vRS 230 Estate, Volvo V40 Cross Country TS, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Social Media and how it can help professional drivers – Professional Driver Magazine, February 2016

Kia’s All-New Sportage Goes On Sale – perrys.co.uk Car News, Reviews & Buyers Guides, February 2016

Lincolnshire Life – Jaguar XE & Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI S, February 2016

Confessions of a Road Test Driver – Bury and West Suffolk Magazine

Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe – Lincolnshire Life, January 2016

Land Rover Discovery – Lincolnshire Today, January 2016

Jeep Renegade – Here4 Motoring, January 2016

‘For the LOVE of Cars – published in Sorted Magazine, Jan/Feb 2016

Winter Wheels (The ABC of Winter Driving – CGA (Country Gentlemen’s Association) Magazine, Winter 2015/2016

Range Rover Evoque Convertible – posted on perrys.co.uk, 3rd December 2015

‘Happy 120th Birthday, Skoda’ – Iceni Magazine, December 2015

Audi Q7 3.0 TDI Quattro – published in Waterfront Magazine, December 2015

Ferrari 458 Spider, Made to Measure Motoring – published in the Country Gentlemen’s Association Magazine, Autumn 2015

Volvo S60 D5 R-Design – posted on safeandsound.co.uk, November 2015

Nissan NP300 Navara – perrys.co.uk, November 2015

Infiniti Q30 (2016)  – posted on www.exvtra.co.uk, November 2015

The best James Bond cars of all time – posted on confused.com, 26th October 2015

Faster and Faster – BMW 3 Series and Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS, published in Sorted Magazine Issue 49, November/December 2015

The Jeep Renegade – posted on automarket365.co.uk, October 2015

First Impressions – Business Link Magazine, October 2015

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS – Posted on drive.co.uk, October 2015

DS5 – Iceni Magazine Issue 30, October 2015

Subaru Forester – Video Review for NEWCARNET,tv – October 2015

Mitsubishi L200 – Lincolnshire Today Magazine, October 2015

Top ‘Green Cars – Lincolnshire Today Magazine, October 2015

Audi Q7 3.0 TDI Quattro – www.drive.co.uk, September 2015

Lifestyle Cars – Jaguar XE and the Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI S Live, Sorted Magazine, September/October 2015

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS – posted on confused.com, 26th August 2015

The All New Jaguar XF – posted on carcliq.co.uk, August 2015

The Top New ’65’ Reg Cars – published in Business Link Magazine, August 2015

Honda HR-V – posted on confused.com, 10th August 2015

Toyota Prius Plus – posted on confused.com, 7th August 2015

Audi A8 – posted on confused.com, 4th August 2015

The New Ford Focus – posted on confused.com, 4th August 2015

‘The new breed of People Carriers’ – Lincolnshire Today Magazine, August 2015

’10 Unbeatable family-friendly SUVs you can buy in 2015′ – posted on carfused.com, 23rd July 2015

‘How to react to emergency vehicles on the road’ – posted on confused.com, 22nd July 2015

VW Passat SE Business 1.6 TDi 120PS (7 Speed DSG) – posted on confused.com, 8th July 2015

Filmed in Moab, Utah June 2015 – Footage Courtesy of NEWCARNET

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer – confused.com, 26th June 2015

Audi A6 Ultra Video Review

The 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, posted on automarket365.co.uk, 12th June 2015

‘Refined Executive Estates’ – Business Link Magazine, June 2015

Rolls Royce Ghost Series II – posted on confused.com 10th June 2015

’10 songs dads are guilty of singing along to in the car’ – posted on confused.com, 2nd June 2015

Lexus RC F – Posted on confused.com, 28th May 2015

The New Mini John Cooper Works – Lincolnshire Today Magazine, June 2015

Volvo V60 Hybrid – confused.com, 21st May 2015

Ford Mustang 2015 – confused.com, 20th May 2015

Bentley Convertible GT V8 S Convertible – Waterfront Magazine, May 2015

Ford Mondeo Vignale – Interview with Oliver Rowe, Ford Product Affairs Manager, at the Rome Launch 2015

Why your boss was probably a middle seat child – confused.com, 6th May 2015

Rolls-Royce Wraith – confused.com, 28th April 2015

Mercedes-Benz C 220 BlueTEC Sport Estate – confused.com, 29th April 2015

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk – 4Locals Magazine, May 2015

New Hyundai i20 – Iceni Magazine, Issue 25, May 2015

SEAT Leon Cupra – Here Motoring Magazine, May 2015

Citroen DS3 DSport; New Ford Mondeo; Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI Sport – Lincolnshire Life Magazine, May 2015

Land Rover Discovery Sport – Sorted Magazine Issue 46, May/June 2015

Retro car colours: Is brown the new black? – confused.com, 23rd April 2014

SEAT Leon Cupra – confused.com, 21st April 2015

All New 2015 Suzuki Vitara – leaseyournextcar.com, 9th April 2015

Skoda Octavia 2.0 TSi 220PS vRS – Iceni Magazine.co.uk – April 2015

Citroën C4 Cactus – confused.com, 31st March 2015

Volvo XC90 D5 – confused.com, 31st March 2015

All New Kia Sorento – confused.com, 27th March 2015

Audi TT Roadster – carcliq.co.uk, 26 March 2015

The 5 Best Cars For Your Dog – confused.com, 24th March 2o15

Audi TT Coupé 2.0 TFSI Sport – confused.com, 20th March 2015

Jeep Renegade – Iceni Magazine, April 2015

Renault Captur – confused.com, 18th March 2015

How to keep your kids happy on road trips – confused.com, 16th March 2015

All New Mazda2

Top 5 ‘Green’ Family Cars – confused.com, 12th March 2015

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class – confused.com, 5th March 2015

First Drive – The All-New Suzuki Vitara,  Issue 23 Iceni Magazine

5 cars dads won’t be embarrassed to drive – confused.com, 24th February 2015 (Make sure you check out the top 5  fun car sing-a-long for dads at the end of the report) 

Bentley and Jaguar: A Luxury Twin-Test Special – Sorted Magazine, March/April 2015

VW Golf GT 1.4 TSi 150 DSG – confused.com, 20th February 2015

The best family-friendly 4x4s – confused.com 19th February 2015

The Best Cars For New Parents – confused.com 6th February 2015

Ford Focus RS Preview in Cologne, Germany, 3rd February 2015

New Mitsubishi Shogun – confused.com 3rd February 2015

Fiat 500S – Here4You Magazine, February 2015

How to pick the perfect first car for your 17 year old – confused.com 30th January 2015

Lexus NX300h – confused.com 30th January 2015

Our Guide To The Safest Cars On The Market – confused.com 26th January 2015

Top 10 cars to look out for in 2015 – confused.com 22nd January 2015

Porsche Macan – Waterfront Magazine, January 2015

Nissan Juke – confused.com, 9th January 2015

Porsche Panamera Diesel – Sorted Magazine, January/February 2015

MG6 GT – confused.com, 8th January 2015

Bentley GT V8 S – confused.com 7th January 2015

Fiat 500 S – confused.com, 31st December 2014

New Honda Civic 1.6i-DTEC Ex Plus – Iceni Magazine, Issue 21, January 2015

New Nissan Qashqai – confused.com 20th December 2014

Jaguar 3.0 V6 Diesel Diesel Long wheel-base – confused.com 15th December 2014

Ŝkoda Superb Estate – confused.com 11th December 2014

10 Most Popular Executive Cars – Business Link Magazine, December 2014

New Toyota Yaris – confused.com 9th December 2014

Great Wall Steed S – confused.com 8th December 2014

Volvo V40 T5 R-Design – confused.com 3rd December 2014

Peugeot 508 Saloon – confused.com 28th November 2014

Porsche Panamera Diesel – Iceni Motoring Magazine, Issue 20, December 2014

Volvo V40 – Lincolnshire Life Magazine, December 2014

Infiniti Q70 – confused.com, 10th November 2014

Subaru BRZ – confused.com, 4th November 2014

Subaru BRZ – Iceni Magazine. Issue 19 November 2014

Subaru BRZ – Here4You Magazine, November 2014

Nissan Qashqai – confused.com, 27th October 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid EV – confused.com, 21st October 2014

Mazda CX-5 – confused.com 13th October 2014

Porsche Panamera Diesel – confused.com 8th October 2014

Peugeot RCZ GT HDi 163 – Here4You Magazine, October 2014

Peugeot 208 GTi 1.6 THP200 – Iceni Magazine Issue 18, October 2014

Bentley Flying Spur – confused.com 8th September 2014

Citroen DS 3 Sport – confused.com 22nd September 2014

BMW Series 2 – confused.com 12th September 2014

Three Amazing iOS Apps For Your Car

Hyundai i30 Tourer, Iceni Magazine Issue 17, September 2014

Lexus IS 300h, Lincolnshire Life Magazine, September 2014

Mercedes-Benz GLA – Iceni Magazine, Issue 16, August 2014

Skoda Rapid Spaceback – confused.com 26th August 2014

Hyundai i30 Tourer – confused.com 19th August 2014

Volvo S60 – confused.com 11th August 2014

Mégane Renaultsport 265 – confused.com 4th August 2014

Toyota RAV4 – confused.com 29th July 2014

Mercedes-Benz GLA – confused.com 21st July 2014

Volvo XC90 SUV – confused.com 14th July 2014

Subaru XV – confused.com 8th July 2014

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross – confused.com 30th June 2014

Jaguar F-Type Coup – confused.com 24th June 2014

Lexus IS 300h F SPORT – confused.com 16th June 2014

Audi R8 Coupé – confused.com 9th June 2014

Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Powershift – confused.com 2nd June 2014

Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir – confused.com 30th May 2014

Mazda 3 Fastback – confused.com 30th May 2014

Infiniti Q50 – confused.com 30th May 2014

Mazda MX 5 – confused.com 29th May 2014

Jaguar XF Saloon – confused.com 23rd May 2014

New Citröen Grand C4 Picasso – confused.com 1st May 2014

New Peugeot 308 Feline THP 156 – confused.com 30th April 2014

Mercedes-Benz SLK250 CDi – Iceni Magazine, Issue 13 2014

Audi RS 7 Sportback, – Lincolnshire Life Magazine, April 2014

Gtechniq – Nanotech Car Care Products manufacturer makes it easy to achieve the ultimate finish on any car

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE 5dr, published in Lincolnshire Life Magazine, February 2014

New Car Owners Increasingly Turning To Independent Garages

New Subaru Outback, posted on confused.com 4th February 2014

Audi Q5, posted on confused.com, 27th January 2014

NEWS: Motorists urged to get the best price for scrap cars

New Mitsubishi Outlander, posted on confused.com 24th January 2014

Fiat 500L Trekking 1.6 MultiJet 105hp

New Nissan Qashqai triumphs at What Car? Awards 2014,posted on confused.com, 10th January 2014

UK motorists forking out hundreds on unexpected car repair costs

Suzuki Grand Vitara i.9 DDiS SZ5

MG3, posted on confused.com January 6th, 2014

‘Cars to look out for in 2014’, posted on confused.com December 30th 2013

‘Guide to 2013’s Most Desirable Motors’, posted on confused.com, 27th December 2013

Mercedes-Benz A-Class, published in Iceni Magazine Issue 09, January 2014

Mercedes-Benz A-Class, posted on confused.com, 18th December 2013

Seat Ibiza FR, posted on confused.com, 3rd December 2013

‘Executive Motoring – First Impressions Count’, published in The Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Business Link Magazine, December 2013

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, published in Issue 20 of The Consultant, December 2013 (Select pages 67-71)

Citroën C4 Picasso, posted on confused.com, 25th November 2013

Seat Leon FR 2.0 TDi 150 PS & Seat Toledo, published in Chic Asian Lifestyle Magazine, December 2013

BMW 4 Series Coupé, published in Lincolnshire Life Magazine, December 2013

Honda CR-Z, posted on confused.com 21st November 2013

Independent Garage scheme urges motorists to make their voices heard

Škoda Yeti, posted on confused.com 13th November 2013

Jeep Wrangler, posted on confused.com, 11th November 2013

 MGMW Green Apple Awards 2013 Winner 

Jaguar F-Type, posted on confused.com, 7th November 2013

Vauxhall Ampera, posted on confused.com, 28th October 2013

Peugeot 2008, posted on confused.com 16th October 2013 Seat Toledo, posted on confused.com 14th October 2013 Isuzu D-Max, posted on confused.com 9th October 2013 Chevrolet Trax, posted on confused.com 30th September 2013 Subaru Forester SUV, posted on confused.com 26th September 2013 The Caravan Club Tow Car of the Year 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS 250CDi Shooting Brake Trust My Garage issues timely warning before clocks go back Audi A4 Saloon, posted on confused.com, 10th September 2013 Nissan Qashqai 360, posted on confused.com, 4th September 2013 Chrysler 300C Saloon, posted on confused.com, 2nd September 2013 ‘Trust My Garage’ helps students pass vital car test Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback, posted on confused.com, 19th August 2013 2013 Seat Leon Hatchback, posted on confused.com, 13th August 2013 New Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE, posted on confused.com, 5th August 2013 Citroen DS4 DSport HDi 160, posted on confused.com, 2nd August 2013 Range Rover Sport, posted on confused.com, 24th July 2013 Dacia Duster Access, posted on confused.com, 16th July 2013 New 2013 Kia pro_ceed – posted on confused.com, 8th July 2013 Volvo S80 – posted on confused.com, 2nd July 2013 Motorbike v Car Safety – ‘What would make you give up biking’, posted on confused.com, 27th June 2013 Government backed code offers UK motorists even greater peace of mind at independent garages Land Rover Freelander 2, posted on confused.com 17th June, 2013 Mummy blogger saves nearly £100 on fuel in just a week with LPG Alfa Romeo Giulietta, posted on confused.com  12th June,  2013 Norfolk women putting themselves at risk on the road due to poor car maintenance Vauxhall Mokka Tech Line 1.6 1.6V Chevrolet Orlando 2.0 VCDi LTZ VW Touran MPV, posted on confused.com, 6th June 2013 SEAT Alhambra SE2.0 TDI Ecomotive 140 PS, June 2013 Blog: Automatic versus Manual Cars posted on confused.com May 28th 2013 Maserati GranCabrio Sport, posted on confused.com, 20th May 2013 Peugeot 5008 MPV posted on confused.com May 13th 2013 Lotus Exige S posted on confused.com May 8th 2013 Gumball 3000 – 15th Anniversary Road Trip, May 2013 Honda CR-V posted on arnoldclark.com May 8th 2013 Volvo V70 posted on confused.com April 29th 2013 The Countdown’s On – The Italian Job Starts On May 9th  Audi Q3 SUV, posted on confused.com, April 2013 Motorists can slash costs by trusting independent garages Subaru XV 2.0D SE Lux Premium Richard ‘Jaws’ Kiel Visits ‘Bond In Motion’ Magnum Opus Motoring – The Bentley Mulsanne All-new Citroën DS3 Cabrio DSport 155 ŠKODA Rapid 1.6 TDI Elegance The all-new Mitsubishi Mirage Budget 2013 – The Motoring Headlines Pothole Invasion leads to Risky Evasion Audi A3 Sportback Kia Sportage KX-4 2.0 CRDi AWD, posted on confused.com, March 2013 Maserati barn find is a barnstormer Citroën C5 Exclusive HDi 200 6-speed auto saloon Chevrolet Captiva VCDi LTZ, posted on confused.com, March 2013 All makes welcome at the national Austin 7 Rally Fancy a spotless windscreen? Aston Martin celebrates 100 years at 2013 Silverstone Classic Bite the ‘Bullitt’ at International Trophy Sale Giving up smoking could be good news for motorists’s pockets as well as their health Young Petrolhead Bags Coveted Award Buying a car on budget? Which route do you take? Mercedes-Benz E300 Blue TEC Hybrid, posted on confused.com March 2013 Ferrari F12 berlinetta Kia Sportage KX-4 2.0 CRDi AWD Hyundai i40 takes Premium to the next level Revolution Motorstore offer up to £400 off OZ Racing Superturismo GT ‘Famous Five’ Inducted into the 2013 Motor Sport Magazine Hall of Fame Caterham Cars  bids farewell to Caterham Showroom 400 Convertibles on offer at two Great Sales in March Best of British Steal The Show At Race Retro Auction Don’t Steer Your Partner Towards An Argument Four Feisty Cars For The New 13 Registration Plates Do You Have Car Envy? Confused.com Motoring News Feb 2013 UK Drivers Spend Over a Week Behind The Wheel Each Year March ‘13’ Plate Change Spells a Used Car Bargain Boon But Don’t Get Caught Out Don’t Let An Application For Credit On A 13 Plate Be Unlucky A Wheely Good Deal Toyota GT86 TRD – It’s Official Manchester United Player (Paul Scholes) Gets ‘Frost-Jacked  The New Volkswagen Golf Vauxhall Astra VXR 2.0i Turbo (280PS) Historics offers unique World Cup Rally Austin Maxi at auction New roles at Kia ‘Child Proofing’ – The New Ford B-Max Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE 1.6 T-GDi Seat Mii 5dr Vibora Negra Sport 1.0: The sole surviving Morris London taxi up for auction New Vehicle test centre at famous Nürburgring track Citroën DS5 DStyle e-HDi 110 Airdream Lexus GS 450h Luxury hybrid Auto Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sport (150PS) Volvo V40 D4 SE Nav Peugeot 208 Feline 1.6 THP 3dr Honda Civic 1.8 i-VTEC EX Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon LT1.7 VCDi Ford B-MAX 1.6 TDCi Titanium Mitsubishi L200 Trojan Double Cab Attention Porsche 911 Speedster fans! New Honda CR-V 2.2 i- DTEC SE  Isuzu D-Max Utah Double Cab 4×4 Skyfall: 007 Bond Car Winner Is Shaken And Stirred Ford Focus ST , Police Patrol Vehicle Range Rover Evoque SD4 Prestige LUX Automatic 3 dr Coupé Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 2.0 CDTi SRi Baby on Board signs: life-saver or danger? New Seat Ibiza FR 2.0 TDI British cars take Gold, Silver & Bronze Škoda Citigo Elegance 1.0 MPI GreenTech Mercedes-Benz B 200 CDi BlueEFFICIENCY SPORT

Kia cee’d Sportwagon 1.6 CRDi 3

Mazda CX-5 2.2 Sport Auto AWD Hyundai i40 Saloon Premium 1.7 CRDi 136ps  VW Golf Cabriolet Peugeot 508 RXH Chris Evans Revs Up For Car-Fest New Toyota Avensis Tourer Lotus Elise S Lotus Exige S Bentley Mulsanne 62 Is The Number For New Cars – Tim’s Guide To Buying A New Car Great Wall Steed S Vauxhall Insignia Bi Turbo SRi Sports Tourer Subaru Outback 2.0D SE Nav Plus New Hyundai i30 Style 1.6 CRDi Honda Accord Saloon 2.2 I-DTEC ES GT Modern Men & Motors The Italian Job… Seat Exeo ST Mazda3 1.6D TS2 BMW 320d Sport Saloon New Kia cee’d Talking the torque – Hatchbacks for business Škoda Octavia vRS Hatch 2.0 TFSI 200PS VW Golf Match 2.0 TDI 140 Peugeot 3008 2.0 HDi HYbrid4 104g Mercedes-Benz E220 CDi BlueEfficiency Saloon Executive SE Three sporty cars for under £20k Mitsubishi i-MiEV (Electric Car) Vauxhall Astra GTC 1.4 Turbo Volvo XC90 D5 R-Design Fiat 500 1.3 MultiJet Lounge Budget Busting Cars for Business Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi ‘3’ Peugeot 508 Active HDi 140 Maserati GranCabrio  Chrysler Delta 1.6 MultiJet SE – February 2012 Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 TB MultiAir 135bhp Distinctive – February 2012 Nissan Juke 1.6 DIG-T Tekna – February 2012 BMW 640d Coupé M Sport – January 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDi BlueEfficiency – January 2012 Seat Leon FR+ – January 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 Di-D GX4 SST New Porsche Cayenne Diesel Bentley Continental GT   Check out other recent articles of interest: Historics offers unique World Cup Rally Austin Maxi at auction New roles at Kia ‘Child Proofing’ – The New Ford B-Max Hyundai Veloster Turbo SE 1.6 T-GDi Seat Mii 5dr Vibora Negra Sport 1.0: The sole surviving Morris London taxi up for auction New Vehicle test centre at famous Nürburgring track Skyfall: 007 Bond Car Winner Is Shaken And Stirred Ford Focus ST , Police Patrol Vehicle Baby on Board signs: life-saver or danger? British cars take Gold, Silver & Bronze Chris Evans Revs Up For Car-Fest 62 Is The Number For New Cars – Tim’s Guide To Buying A New Car  MGMW Green Apple Awards 2012 Modern Men & Motors The Italian Job… Three sporty cars for under £20k ‘Creme de la creme convertibles’ (Bentley Continental GTC, Maserati GranCabrio & Mercedes-Benz SLK) Three’s A Magic Number (Rolls Royce Phantom II, New Bentley Continental GTC, McLaren MP4-12C) Cars Oil the Cogs of Business Toyota FCV-R Concept

Arrrive in Style – Lincolnshire Today

(Garage) Trust is the Key for Drivers – Kwik Fit Survey

Motorists’ alarm at plans to change MOT test

Best Cars for Business Commuters

MGMW-Green Apple Awards 2011

Panoramic Glass Roofs

Executive 5-Star Cars

Raise The Game : V-E-R-Y Exec Business Cars

Wallet-Friendly Executive Cars

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