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James Fossdyke

Motor Journalist

James Fossdyke is a freelance motoring journalist with a wealth of experience when it comes to road tests, feature writing and news gathering. His work has appeared in a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites, including regular contributions to Sunday Times Driving. James previously worked on news, road tests and features for the highly-respected Press Association Motoring desk. He also happens to be a private pilot with a penchant for old Jags and even older planes.

Articles by James Fossdyke

Reviews by James Fossdyke

3.5/5 stars

Fiat 600e (2024-) Review

Fiat tries once more to put the 500’s charm and style in a larger vehicle – this time the all-new, all-electric 600 – but is it a success or a failure?

By James Fossdyke | 26-06-2024

3.9/5 stars

MINI Cooper EV (2024-) Review

MINI has had another crack at putting electric power in the three-door Cooper hatchback, but will the new generation be more appealing than its predecessor?

By James Fossdyke | 25-06-2024

4.3/5 stars

BMW 5 Series Saloon PHEV (2024-) Review

BMW has given the new 5 Series petrol, electric, and now plug-in hybrid power, but will the ‘bit of both’ models prove more appealing than their stablemates?

By James Fossdyke | 21-05-2024

3.8/5 stars

Mini Countryman (2024-) Review

The new Mini SUV is bigger than ever before, but will a fresh look and cool tech be enough to make it better than ever before?

By James Fossdyke | 15-05-2024

4.2/5 stars

Range Rover Sport SV (2024-) Review

The new high-performance Range Rover Sport can’t quite match its predecessor for character, but it’s a much more upmarket and more capable machine that demands respect.

By James Fossdyke | 09-05-2024

4.2/5 stars

Skoda Kodiaq (2024-) Review

Skoda’s flagship SUV has been heavily revamped and the Czech company is promising the new Kodiaq will somehow improve on its brilliant predecessor. Can the newcomer really live up to such a billing?

By James Fossdyke | 09-05-2024

3.4/5 stars

Kia XCeed (2023-) Review

Kia’s jacked-up hatchback blurs the lines between SUVs and conventional family cars, but is that to the XCeed’s advantage or its detriment?

By James Fossdyke | 16-04-2024

3.5/5 stars

Suzuki Swift (2024-) Review

Heavily updated budget hatchback promises more tech and more performance, but is that enough to compete with the hatchback heavyweights?

By James Fossdyke | 16-04-2024