Ryan Borroff

Ryan Borroff
Ryan Borroff

Ryan Borroff is City A.M.'s motoring columnist, and has been testing cars for the newspaper since 2009. A writer and design consultant with more than 20 years' experience, he has spent most of his working life writing about cars and the industry that makes them. As a specialist in car design, he founded the first car magazine to be dedicated to interior design, Interior Motives, in 2002, and has co-authored two editions of academic tome How To Design Cars Like a Pro. Ryan regularly consults on automotive design for the automotive and advertising industries. He has a BA (Hons) in English and History and a DipPsych in Psychology.

The Dacia Duster has the appearance of a far more expensive vehicle
Tuesday 17 December 2013
The good-looking Duster comes with an even more attractive price tag for money-savvy SUV fans
KIA SPORTAGE 1.6 GDi
Tuesday 17 December 2013
CHECK OUT THESE ALTERNATIVES... KIA SPORTAGE 1.6 GDI PRICE: £17,495 0-62MPH: 10.7 secs TOP SPEED: 111mph CO2 G/KM: 149g/km MPG COMBINED: 44.1mpg THE VERDICT:
Peugeot 2008 Feline 1.6 E-HDI 92
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Peugeot’s alternative to a regular hatchback is a car that can pull you out of an icy spot this winter
SKODA RAPID SPACEBACK 1.6 TDI 90PS
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Skoda has built a strong reputation on its solid, dependable cars. Now it’s aiming for something more stylish
FORD FOCUS EDGE 1.6 TDCI 115PS
Tuesday 26 November 2013
CHECK OUT THESE ALTERNATIVES... FORD FOCUS EDGE 1.6 TDCI 115PS PRICE: £17,395 0-62MPH: 10.8 secs TOP SPEED: 120mph CO2 G/KM: 109g/km MPG COMBINED: 67.3mpg THE VERDICT:
INFINITI Q50S HYBRID
Tuesday 19 November 2013
This tech-heavy premium motor has an impressive array of gadgetry but fails to knock your socks off
PORSCHE PANAMERA S E-HYBRID
Tuesday 12 November 2013
The powerful and attractive new Porsche Panamera is a vast improvement on first generation hybrids
BMW I3
Tuesday 05 November 2013
The German manufacturer’s first electric car is both a revelation and a bargain
Tuesday 29 October 2013
Audi is taking a punt on this new-ish segment. We find it has bags of character, if not the “oomph” factor
Chevrolet Trax
Tuesday 22 October 2013
The Chevrolet Trax is uglier, noisier and worse value than its Nissan, Peugeot and Renault equivalents
Mercedes
Tuesday 15 October 2013
The blisteringly fast A45 AMG is just the car to attract the younger audience the German carmaker craves
New BMW 4 Series
Tuesday 08 October 2013
Whatever you think about the name change, this new coupé is fast, fun and excellent value for money
Porsche 911 Turbo S
Tuesday 24 September 2013
This tech-heavy, street-legal racer will have petrol-heads panting with anticipation
Volvo has tried to counteract it’s drab reputation by giving the V60 a sporty, aerodynamic look
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Volvo’s new V60 Plug-In Hybrid is proof that sensible and cool are not mutually exclusive
Citroen C4 Picasso
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Citroën has bent over backwards to make its new C4 Picasso accessible for style-conscious families
Wednesday 04 September 2013
It may be nippy, zippy and comfortable too, but can the Peugeot 208 GTI live up to the iconic 205?
Wednesday 04 September 2013
HERE ARE SOME ALTERNATIVES
Tuesday 20 August 2013
It’s the fastest, most agile SUV the manufacturer has ever built. We put it through its paces... in a jumbo jet
Seat Leon
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Seat may not be the hippest car brand in the world, but the Leon SC provides a welcome injection of street cred
Tuesday 30 July 2013
With its practical appearance and off-road promise, the 500L Trekking is a town car that likes to get dirty
Tuesday 23 July 2013
People balked when Porsche released its first luxury SUV – these days its got the best on the market
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Mitsubishi promised a fresh approach, but the new Mirage will make you fall asleep at the wheel
The Seat Leon is one of the best looking cars in its category
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Who says economical has to mean boring? The new Seat Leon is fast, functional and good-looking too.
There’s more to the Proceed GT than its good looks.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
The new model is as good looking and fun as its predecessor but also delivers on its performance promise
The new model is the fastest diesel SUV and marks the first time that an S-badged Audi has been powered by a diesel engine
Tuesday 25 June 2013
The heavy, box-like designs of old are long gone. The new SQ5 is efficient, fast and not too shabby on the eye.

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