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Mazda MX-30 SUV (2020 - ) review
Mazda joins the electric age with the funky looking MX-30, a stylish compact crossover with distinctive styling, a super cool interior and fun handling
Coming soon: Hyundai i20 N
Rally inspired looks and technology power Hyundai’s new i20 N hot hatch as it looks to cash in on the brand's success at the highest levels of motorsp
Coming soon: Suzuki Across
Suzuki enters the vibrant hybrid SUV market with the Across, a new plug-in model built in partnership with Toyota and based on the RAV4
Lexus UX300e SUV (2020 - ) review
The UX300e is the first all-electric Lexus and complements the existing hybrid UX range. It’s stylish, well-made and very refined but dull to drive and
More about Dan Trent
Dan has more or less made his career writing about the things he loves, starting out as a music journalist and games reviewer before making cars his full-time specialism in 2001. He was on the founding editorial team for Mercedes Enthusiast magazine, taking on the editorship and then moving to editorial agency Motoring Research, where he helped manage reviews and content for MSN’s car pages.
In 2011 he became editor of PistonHeads.com, his passion for performance cars a perfect fit for the site’s enthusiast audience. This opened the door for his first taste of racing, competition highlights including racing classic Jaguars at Silverstone and two visits to Japan to compete in MX-5s at Tsukuba circuit. Little wonder he’s such a fan of the little Mazda and owns an early pop-up headlight version himself.
A freelancer since 2017, Dan has written for Autoblog in the US, Goodwood Road & Racing, Octane, 911 & Porsche World and many others. As passionate as ever about performance cars, Dan’s just as happy writing about city cars, EVs and family cars and brings his wide-ranging expertise to Auto Trader’s Expert Reviews and other motoring content. When not on four wheels you’ll find him just as happy on two, chucking himself down steep, muddy hillsides in his native Yorkshire on his mountain bike, wife and two kids in hot pursuit.