Meet the Auto Trader team

Phill Tromans
Senior road tester

A journalist since 2001, Phill has spent more than a decade reviewing cars of all shapes and sizes in the UK and internationally. Before joining Auto Trader, he worked for titles including Autocar, Fleet News and Evo Middle East.

2018 Audi RS 4 Avant Review 2 days ago

Audi RS4 Avant estate (2017 - ) review

Audi bolts a very powerful engine into its A4 estate to create a car that mixes high performance with family transport, and a rival to the Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate.
2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review 2 days ago

Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV (2017 - ) review

You can always rely on Alfa Romeo to do things in its own inimitable fashion, and the Stelvio is living proof of that. It may look like an SUV, but it’s far more of a focused driver’s car than a comfortable, family runabout. Alfa would love you to think of it as a cheaper alternative to the Porsche Macan.
Advice 1 week ago

When is the best time of year to buy a car?

The cost of a car is rarely final, and there are bargains to be had if you’re prepared to negotiate or wait for a deal. But when is the best time to shop for your next car?
How to drive in the winter Advice 2 weeks ago

How to drive in the winter

Snow. Ice. Rain. Cold. None of these make for much fun while driving, but these tips will help keep you safe during the winter months.
Lynk & Co 01 News 2 weeks ago

New carmaker Lynk & Co eyes UK market

Lynk & Co claims its new car is the fastest-selling in the world, having attracted 6000 online orders in just 137 seconds when it went on sale in China.
2018 Volvo XC402018 Volvo XC40 Review 2 weeks ago

Volvo XC40 SUV (2017 - ) review

The XC40 is Volvo’s smallest SUV, a high-riding but relatively compact family car that competes with premium rivals like the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Range Rover Evoque.
News 4 weeks ago

Driverless cars take to UK roads

Jaguar Land Rover has started tests of cars that drive themselves, as the UK tries to position itself as an expert in this technology.
2016 Porsche Panamera Review 4 weeks ago

Porsche Panamera hatchback (2016 - ) review

The Panamera is a car that brings Porsche’s strong sportscar heritage into the luxury saloon market. That makes it an alternative to the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 7 Series, but also to sportier offerings like the Aston Martin Rapide S, Maserati Quattroporte and Mercedes CLS.
2017 Seat Arona Review 1 month ago

Seat Arona SUV (2017 - ) review

The Arona is a small SUV that plays on choice, with plenty of colour, trim and engine options to choose from. It offers an alternative to cars like the Kia Stonic, Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008.
News 1 month ago

BMW reveals new X2 small SUV

The new BMW X2 brings some extra style to the small SUV market, and rivals cars like the Range Rover Evoque.
Feature 2 months ago

Azores adventure in a Mazda 2

Any idea where the Azores are? Phill didn't before he set off on an adventure driving the Mazda 2 across one of the nine islands.
2016 Kia Soul Review 2 months ago

Kia Soul hatchback (2016 - ) review

If you’re sold on the Soul’s looks, there’s (just about) enough substance behind the style to merit a place on your shortlist.