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Meet the Auto Trader team

Pete Tullin
Contributing editor

Pete has been in the motor industry for around 20 years, both as a journalist and as a development engineer for Jaguar.

2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in First Drive 1 week ago

2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in first drive review

The Plug-in is far more than a Prius with a big battery, but does it offer sufficient real-world benefits over the cheaper, standard car? Or would you simply be better off with a BMW 330e?
2017 Volkswagen Golf First Drive 1 week ago

2017 Volkswagen Golf first drive review

The Volkswagen Golf is Europe’s best-selling family hatchback and this update is aimed at maintaining that situation and keeping rivals as diverse as the Vauxhall Astra and BMW 1 Series in their place
2017 Hyundai i30 Review 3 weeks ago

Hyundai i30 Hatchback (2017 - ) review

The i30 is Hyundai’s challenger to some of the best family cars on the planet. It’ll need to be seriously good to match the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra.
2017 Hyundai i30 First Drive 1 month ago

2017 Hyundai i30 first drive review

The latest i30 is designed to take on the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, Vauxhall Astra and Skoda Octavia. How does it measure up next to these family hatchback masters?
2017 Nissan Micra First Drive 1 month ago

2017 Nissan Micra first drive review

The new Micra is considerably better than the previous model. With a high-quality cabin, plenty of equipment and a decent drive, it's a good rival for the Ford Fiesta and VW Polo.
Review 1 month ago

Dacia Sandero Stepway Hatchback (2016 - ) review

The Stepway is a chunky looking nuclear-family-sized crossover that’s available for supermini money. It’s not the most accomplished of motors, but it’s undeniably great value for money.
2017 Dacia Sandero Review 1 month ago

Dacia Sandero Hatchback (2016 - ) review

The Sandero is a family sized hatchback that’s based on proven Renault mechanical components. It’s not the most cultured of motors, but it scores an A+ for affordability.
2017 Dacia Sandero First Drive 2 months ago

2017 Dacia Sandero first drive review

The Sandero gets a mild mid-life refresh, but sticks doggedly to its tried and tested recipe of family hatchback motoring for sub-city car money.
2016 Suzuki Ignis First Drive 2 months ago

2016 Suzuki Ignis first drive review

The Ignis name returns to UK after a decade in the wilderness. While the old car was a bland, boxy supermini, the latest Ignis has been reinvented as a riotous looking compact urban crossover.
2016 Subaru Forester First Drive 2 months ago

2016 Subaru Forester first drive review

The Forester has always been a favourite with the Barbour jacket set, but Subaru would prefer it to appeal to a much wider audience. The latest improvements are aimed at making it a more convincing rival to the likes of the Seat Ateca and Honda CR-V.
2016 Subaru Forester Review 2 months ago

Subaru Forester SUV (2016 - ) review

The Forester has always been a favourite with the Barbour jacket set, but Subaru is hoping the latest enhancements to comfort and refinement will help it appeal to a wider demographic.
2016 Renault Twingo GT First Drive 2 months ago

2016 Renault Twingo GT first drive review

Renault has put a firework up the exhaust pipe of its cute city car, to create the Twingo GT. Could this be another explosive masterpiece from the wizards of the hot-hatch game, or a bit of a damp squib?
2017 Seat Leon Review 2 months ago

SEAT Leon Hatchback (2016 - ) review

The Leon is cheaper to buy than the Volkswagen Golf it is based on, but it shares almost all of its cousin’s virtues, including a fun-to-drive character and a wide range of potent, refined engines
2017 Seat Leon First Drive 2 months ago

2017 Seat Leon first drive review

The Leon gets a new three-cylinder petrol engine, enhanced tech and a subtle face lift for 2017. Question is, are these tweaks enough to keep it among the leaders of the family hatchback class?
Ford Kuga ST-Line Review 3 months ago

Ford Kuga SUV (2015 - ) review

The Kuga has been with us since Adam was a lad, but it’s still a huge seller. No surprise then that Ford has added a range of more efficient engines and the latest tech to help the old boy keep pace with flashier models like the Seat Ateca and Nissan Qashqai.
2016 Ford Kuga 1.5 Ecoboost ST-Line First Drive 3 months ago

2016 Ford Kuga first drive review

The Kuga was beginning to look like a bit of an old-stager compared to flashier models like the Seat Ateca and Nissan Qashqai. No doubt, Ford is hoping a bold new look, more efficient engines and the latest tech will see the old boy back on top form.
2016 Mazda Mazda6 Review 3 months ago

Mazda Mazda6 Saloon (2013 - ) review

The Mazda 6 Saloon is an affordable and smartly-styled family car that competes with cars like the Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia and Volkswagen Passat.
2016 Seat Ateca Review 4 months ago

SEAT Ateca SUV (2016 - ) review

The Seat Ateca is a compact SUV that's available in front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. It's well styled, great value and underpinned by proven Volkswagen mechanicals.