Alastair Crooks

A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. While his daily duties involve maintaining the website, days off are also car-related for Alastair, regularly attending car shows and track days.

Email: alastair_crooks@autovia.co.uk

Top 10 most reliable 4x4s and SUVs
Top 10 most reliable 4x4s and SUVs
Driver Power

Top 10 most reliable 4x4s and SUVs

We reveal the most reliable 4x4s and SUVs you can buy according to the 2021 Driver Power survey
18 Sep 2021
Best-selling cars of 2021
Ford Fiesta
News

Best-selling cars of 2021

We reveal Britain’s best-selling cars for 2021 so far
16 Sep 2021
Top 10 most reliable small cars to buy
Most reliable small cars to buy 2021
Driver Power

Top 10 most reliable small cars to buy

Looking for a reliable small car? Our 2021 Driver Power survey can help…
15 Sep 2021
Police cars: the world's best and worst
Best and worst police cars
Features

Police cars: the world's best and worst

We delve into the magical world of the police car, taking in the fastest, most exotic and most inappropriate police cars on Earth
8 Sep 2021
Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition marks new 007 film ‘No Time To Die’ launch
Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition - front
Land Rover Defender

Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition marks new 007 film ‘No Time To Die’ launch

The latest James Bond film has inspired a special edition Land Rover Defender V8
2 Sep 2021
All-new Morgan 3-Wheeler undergoes prototype testing
Morgan 3-Wheeler - prototype
Morgan

All-new Morgan 3-Wheeler undergoes prototype testing

Morgan is developing a replacement for its iconic 3-Wheeler
1 Sep 2021
New 2022 Mobilize Limo unveiled with focus on car-sharing
Mobilize Limo
News

New 2022 Mobilize Limo unveiled with focus on car-sharing

Renault’s new Mobilize sub-brand has revealed the first of its four car-sharing models - the Limo
27 Aug 2021

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Top 10 most reliable family cars 2021
Most reliable family cars
Driver Power

Top 10 most reliable family cars 2021

What are the most reliable family cars you can buy today? Our Driver Power survey reveals all...
25 Aug 2021
Top 10 most reliable cars to buy
Most reliable cars
Driver Power

Top 10 most reliable cars to buy

Every car buyer wants a reliable car but how do you judge a car’s reliability before you’ve bought it? The Driver Power survey has the answer...
10 Aug 2021
Best plug-in hybrids 2021
Best PHEV cars
Electric cars

Best plug-in hybrids 2021

The plug-in hybrid market has grown exponentially in recent years. Here are our top 10 electrified favourites.
4 Aug 2021
Best classic car shows to visit in 2021
Ferrari 250 SWB Austin Healey 3000 goodwood revival
Best cars & vans

Best classic car shows to visit in 2021

Need a reason to get your classic out? Here are the best classic car events to visit for the coming year
19 Jul 2021
New special edition Kia Niro Connect goes on sale from £25,995
Kia Niro Connect
News

New special edition Kia Niro Connect goes on sale from £25,995

Self-charging and plug-in hybrid versions of the new Kia Niro Connect are now available
2 Jul 2021
Volvo announces new infotainment and safety plans
Volvo future infotainment 2
Volvo

Volvo announces new infotainment and safety plans

Volvo will adopt a new infotainment system and store data from drivers to promote safety
30 Jun 2021
Touring Superleggera Arese RH95 celebrates 95th anniversary of Italian design house
Arese RH95
News

Touring Superleggera Arese RH95 celebrates 95th anniversary of Italian design house

Mid-engined Arese RH95 supercar unveiled ahead of Salon Prive premiere
2 Jun 2021
New Fiat 500 2021 review
Fiat 500 - front
Fiat 500 Hatchback

New Fiat 500 2021 review

The electric supermini segment is getting increasingly competitive, so where does the new Fiat 500 fit in?
20 May 2021
New Porsche 911 ‘Safari’ spied testing
Porsche 911 Safari spy
Porsche 911 Coupe

New Porsche 911 ‘Safari’ spied testing

Widened wheel arches and lifted suspension point towards Safari-spec Porsche 911
19 Apr 2021
SEAT Leon hatchback and estate get new engine options for 2021
SEAT Leon - front
SEAT Leon

SEAT Leon hatchback and estate get new engine options for 2021

The SEAT Leon range has been bolstered for 2021 with the addition of new petrol and diesel engine choices
6 Apr 2021
New Brabus 92R is a sporty Smart EQ fortwo cabrio with 91bhp
Brabus 92R - front
Smart ForTwo

New Brabus 92R is a sporty Smart EQ fortwo cabrio with 91bhp

Mercedes tuning specialist Brabus has unveiled a sportier version of the Smart EQ fortwo with more power
25 Mar 2021
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton goes on sale from £37,995
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton - front
News

Facelifted SsangYong Rexton goes on sale from £37,995

More power and a new gearbox appear in the SsangYong Rexton’s mid-life refresh
9 Mar 2021
Best-selling cars in the UK 2020
Ford Fiesta
News

Best-selling cars in the UK 2020

Find out which car took the title of Britain's best-selling car of 2020
1 Feb 2021
Best cars for dog owners to buy 2021
Best cars for dog owners
Best cars & vans

Best cars for dog owners to buy 2021

Our dogs deserve the best so here are the top 10 cars for dogs that’ll keep their tails wagging.
15 Jan 2021
Most underrated cars 2021
Most underrated cars
Best cars & vans

Most underrated cars 2021

They may not be class leaders but we think these underrated cars deserve a higher profile
8 Jan 2021
How to scrap your car, and get the best price
Scrapyard
Tips & advice

How to scrap your car, and get the best price

How to scrap or recycle your car, and what prices to expect from the scrap yard
16 Dec 2020
How to check if a car is taxed, MoT’d and insured
MOT testing station
Tips & advice

How to check if a car is taxed, MoT’d and insured

The government offers a free tax and insurance checker to make sure a vehicle is legally allowed on UK roads. Here’s how to use it...
22 Oct 2020
What is the fastest production car in the world?
Features

What is the fastest production car in the world?

We take a blast through the past, rediscovering the amazing cars that have held the title of world’s fastest production car...
20 Oct 2020
Off-the-shelf Renault Master Dropside conversion launched
Vans

Off-the-shelf Renault Master Dropside conversion launched

Buyers can now order a Renault Master Dropside pick-up directly, rather than ordering a chassis cab and converting it privately
6 Oct 2020
Bentley Flying Spur gets carbon fibre exterior tweaks
Luxury cars

Bentley Flying Spur gets carbon fibre exterior tweaks

Flagship Bentley Flying Spur receives ‘Styling Specification’ sporty makeover
26 Aug 2020
Lando Norris and esports - how Formula One star helped boost virtual racing popularity
Features

Lando Norris and esports - how Formula One star helped boost virtual racing popularity

Esports flourished in the absence of Formula One - to find out how, we chat to F1 star Lando Norris
19 Aug 2020
New limited-run Audi RS 4 Bronze Edition arrives
Audi RS4 Avant

New limited-run Audi RS 4 Bronze Edition arrives

Audi has unveiled the RS 4 Bronze Edition - limited to just 25 examples
18 Feb 2020
Pagani unveils 815bhp limited edition Huayra Imola
Pagani Huayra Imola - front
News

Pagani unveils 815bhp limited edition Huayra Imola

Track-focused Pagani Huayra sheds weight and gains legendary name
17 Feb 2020
Alpine unveils off-road tailored A110 SportsX
Alpine A110 SportsX - front
Alpine A110

Alpine unveils off-road tailored A110 SportsX

Lifted Alpine A110 SportsX adds rugged appeal to lightweight sports car
29 Jan 2020
Best cars for lottery winners
Best lottery cars
Features

Best cars for lottery winners

If you won the lottery, what car would you buy? We think this mouth-watering selection of supercars and classics would be good investments
3 Jan 2020
Top 10 most comfortable cars on sale
BMW 7 Series vs Range Rover - header
Best cars & vans

Top 10 most comfortable cars on sale

We pick 10 of the most comfortable cars to drive, or be driven in, currently on sale in the UK
23 Dec 2019
Top 10 best ever fast Hondas
Fast Hondas Special

Top 10 best ever fast Hondas

Honda has a heritage rich in performance but which are the best ever fast Honda cars? Our top 10 countdown rates the living legends
23 Dec 2019