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

New Vauxhall Astra driven in this week’s Auto Express
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New Vauxhall Astra driven in this week’s Auto Express

In this week’s issue of Auto Express we hit the road in the new Vauxhall Astra and put the Skoda Enyaq's electric range to the test
16 Jun 2021
Best-selling cars of 2021
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Best-selling cars of 2021

We reveal Britain’s best-selling cars for 2021 so far
4 Jun 2021
Touring Superleggera Arese RH95 celebrates 95th anniversary of Italian design house
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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
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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 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake unveiled for European market
Genesis G70 Shooting Brake luxury estate
Genesis G70

New Genesis G70 Shooting Brake unveiled for European market

Genesis will bolster its European line-up with svelte G70 Shooting Brake estate
12 May 2021
Best classic car shows to visit in 2021
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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
28 Apr 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

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SEAT Leon hatchback and estate get new engine options for 2021
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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
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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
Best plug-in hybrids 2021
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Best plug-in hybrids 2021

The plug-in hybrid market has grown exponentially in recent years. Here are our top 10 electrified favourites.
24 Mar 2021
Facelifted SsangYong Rexton goes on sale from £37,995
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
Most reliable 4x4s and SUVs 2020
Most reliable SUVs
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Most reliable 4x4s and SUVs 2020

We reveal the most reliable 4x4s and SUVs you can buy according to the 2020 Driver Power survey
4 May 2020
Top 10 most reliable family cars 2020
Most reliable family cars
Driver Power

Top 10 most reliable family cars 2020

What are the most reliable family cars you can buy today? Our Driver Power survey reveals all...
22 Apr 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
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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
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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
Police cars: the world's best and worst
Best and worst police cars
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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
3 Jan 2020
Top 10 most comfortable cars on sale
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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
Best car videos 2019
best videos 2019
Review of the Year 2019

Best car videos 2019

We rank our top 10 most popular videos and see which one takes the takes the honours for 2019
20 Dec 2019
Overfinch creates a 450bhp
Overfinch Defender 90 -front
Land Rover

Overfinch creates a 450bhp

Overfinch Defender 90 is revived with new £239,990 soft top model featuring a 6.2-litre V8
9 Dec 2019
Electric cars with the longest range
Tesla Model S

Electric cars with the longest range

EV range is a hot topic right now so we’ve listed the new electric cars with the longest range you can buy now...
7 Nov 2019
Nissan NV300 and NV400 vans receive new engines and updated
Nissan NV300

Nissan NV300 and NV400 vans receive new engines and updated

Nissan fits new powertrains to mid-size NV300 and full-size NV400 with pricing from £21,655
5 Nov 2019
Peugeot’s Partner Van gets 5-seat Crew version for 2020
Peugeot Partner Crew
Peugeot Partner

Peugeot’s Partner Van gets 5-seat Crew version for 2020

The new Peugeot Partner Crew Van is available to order now with prices starting from £21,140
3 Oct 2019