James has been with KinyuKinr since 2016, beginning as an assistant to the news and reviews teams. In his present role of senior staff writer he is responsible for crafting plenty of the words you read weekly in the magazine and on .

James provides first drive reviews, in-depth official news and scoops gleaned from grilling car bosses at motor shows, while also travelling far and wide to deliver the latest stories.

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Recent articles by James Brodie

BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid - front
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New BMW X5 plug-in hybrid 2019 review

6 Nov, 2019

The new plug-in hybrid BMW X5 xDrive45e promises up to 54 miles on electric power and over 140mpg, but does it deliver?

Mazda 3 saloon - front tracking
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New Mazda 3 Saloon 2019 review

5 Nov, 2019

We find out if the new Mazda 3 makes more sense as a saloon

Renault Clio - front
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New Renault Clio 2019 review

30 Oct, 2019

We find out how the new Renault Clio stacks up on British roads

BMW X6 - front
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New BMW X6 2019 review

29 Oct, 2019

An all-new BMW X6 has arrived, but is it little more than a rebodied X5? We find out…

Ferrari Roma - reveal front

New 2020 Ferrari Roma blasts in as new 612bhp GT

14 Nov, 2019

The new Ferrari Roma arrives with 200mph+ top speed and a totally new interior


Art of glass: inspiration for the Skoda Kamiq’s LED lights

Featured in: New Skoda Kamiq uncovered: the complete guide

13 Nov, 2019

After Skodas and beer, the Czech Republic is famous for its crystal glass. We take a crash course in creating these fascinating artworks


New 2020 Skoda Octavia sweeps in with plug-in power and upmarket interior

12 Nov, 2019

New Skoda Octavia hatchback and estate to hit UK showrooms next year with mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid power

VW ID. Space Vizzion - front teaser

VW ID. Space Vizzion previews all-electric estate for launch in 2021

7 Nov, 2019

Volkswagen’s electric ID. range to grow with the ID. Space Vizzion, a large estate capable of up to 367 miles on a single charge

Tesla pick-up - front (watermarked)

New 2020 Tesla 'Cybertruck' pick-up to be revealed on 21 November

6 Nov, 2019

All-electric rival for Ford's hugely popular F150 promises pure electric running, performance and a competitive price

Audi R8 RWD Coupe - front

Audi R8 RWD joins new-look line-up on permanent basis

6 Nov, 2019

The 532bhp Audi R8 RWD to join brand’s supercar line-up from early next year as a permanent fixture

Lister SUV-E Concept - front

New Lister SUV-E Concept revealed as hot take on Jaguar I-Pace

4 Nov, 2019

More power and less weight envisaged for Jaguar’s electric SUV by way of Lister transformation

Volkswagen ID.4 - teaser

New 2021 Volkswagen ID.4: all-electric SUV teased in revealing image

1 Nov, 2019

New all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 SUV will be based on the MEB platform and will follow the new ID.3 hatchback into showrooms

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense - front tracking
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New DS 3 Crossback E-Tense 2019 review

25 Oct, 2019

Can the new DS 3 Crossback E-Tense make a dent in the increasingly important premium electric SUV segment?

BMW M340i xDrive - front
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New BMW M340i xDrive 2019 review

23 Oct, 2019

If you can't wait for the all-new BMW M3, this 369bhp M340i xDrive could be just the ticket

Subaru Levorg - front

New 2020 Subaru Levorg breaks cover at Tokyo

23 Oct, 2019

Updated Subaru Levorg estate set to hit Japanese market late next year, with worldwide launch due soon after

Nissan IMK - Tokyo

New electric Nissan IMk concept revealed at Tokyo Motor Show

23 Oct, 2019

Sitting on a bespoke platform, new electric city car signals Nissan compact EV push

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe - front 3/4 static studio

New 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe aims to topple Mercedes CLA

16 Oct, 2019

New BMW 2 Series line-up member adds a four-door coupe to the smaller end of BMW’s line-up

Porsche Macan Turbo - front tracking
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New Porsche Macan Turbo 2019 review

15 Oct, 2019

Can the new powertrain in the Porsche Macan Turbo transform it into a class leading performance SUV?

Porsche Taycan 4S - front 3/4 static

Porsche Taycan line-up expands with new 287-mile Taycan 4S

14 Oct, 2019

New member of Porsche Taycan line-up brings starting price of electric saloon down to £83,367

2019 Nissan Juke - front
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New Nissan Juke 2019 review

10 Oct, 2019

The new Nissan Juke has finally arrived, but how does it perform on the road?

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