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.

Long-term Review 2 weeks ago

Living with a… Volkswagen Amarok

Can a pick-up truck really replace an SUV as an everyday car, rather than a company workhorse? We’re driving one for six months to find out.
Seat Tarraco News 2 weeks ago

Seat reveals new Tarraco SUV

Seat's new large SUV, revealed at Paris Motor Show, rivals cars like the Hyundai Santa Fe and Volkswagen Tiguan.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class News 2 weeks ago

Mercedes-Benz reveals its new B-Class

The Paris Motor Show hosts the all-new B-Class, which is Mercedes’ rival for cars like the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and the Volkswagen Golf SV.
Advice 3 weeks 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?
Fiat 500X Review 1 month ago

Fiat 500X SUV (2018 - ) review

The 500X takes the vibe of Fiat’s hugely popular 500 hatchback and supersizes it into an SUV. It’s a rival to many, including the Renault Captur, Volkswagen T-Roc and Nissan Juke.
Hyundai logo Feature 1 month ago

The range explained… Hyundai

Don’t know your Tucson from your Kona, or your Santa Fe from your i10? Fear not! We’ve got everything you need to know about Hyundai and its cars in this handy guide.
An automated manual gearbox in a Volkswagen Up Guide 1 month ago

How to drive an automatic car

No clutch pedal? No problem! We've got everything you need to know about automatic cars and how to get used to them.
Renault logo Feature 2 months ago

The range explained… Renault

Can’t tell a Clio from a Captur, or a Zoe from a Twizy? Don’t worry, we’ve got everything you need to know about Renault and its cars.
2018 Skoda Fabia Estate Review 2 months ago

Skoda Fabia Estate (2018 - ) review

The Fabia estate adds a larger boot to Skoda’s small hatchback, and in doing so creates a very roomy and practical small car that doesn’t really have any direct rivals.
2018 Hyundai Kona Review 2 months ago

Hyundai Kona SUV (2017 - ) review

The Kona is one of the most eye-catching offerings in the fiercely competitive small SUV sector. It has the Nissan Juke, Citroen C3 Aircross and Renault Captur firmly in its sights.
2018 Mazda6 Tourer Review 3 months ago

Mazda 6 Tourer estate (2018 - ) review

The Mazda 6 is a mid-sized estate that rivals cars like the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer. This model, launched in 2018, is a facelifted version of the car introduced in 2012.
2018 Mazda6 Review 3 months ago

Mazda 6 saloon (2018 - ) review

The Mazda 6 is a mid-sized saloon that rivals cars like the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia. This model, launched in 2018, is a facelifted version of the car introduced in 2012.
Toyota GT86 Best Of 3 months ago

The cheapest sports cars

Maximum fun for minimum cash? Here’s our guide to the cheapest, new sporty cars you can get.
Suzuki Ignis Best Of 3 months ago

Best small automatic cars

After a new small car with an automatic gearbox? Then check out our pick of the best new cars on sale.