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. Now a Staff Writer, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews. Days off are also car-related for Alastair, regularly attending car shows and track days.

Email: alastair_crooks@autovia.co.uk

Porsche Macan EV: new all-electric luxury SUV spotted testing
Porsche Macan spyshots - front cornering
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Porsche Macan EV: new all-electric luxury SUV spotted testing

The electric Porsche Macan should launch in 2023 on the new PPE architecture
6 Jul 2022
All-electric Alfa Romeo Giulia will come with 500-mile range
Alfa Romeo Giulia EV
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All-electric Alfa Romeo Giulia will come with 500-mile range

The Alfa Romeo Giulia will ditch combustion engines for EV power by 2027
6 Jul 2022
Toyota Highlander receives fresh tech for 2023
Toyota Highlander tech updates - smartphone pairing
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Toyota Highlander receives fresh tech for 2023

One year on from its debut, Toyota has revealed updates for the Highlander SUV
6 Jul 2022
BMW’s new OS8 iDrive will integrate Android Automotive
BMW iDrive 8
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BMW’s new OS8 iDrive will integrate Android Automotive

Operating System 8 is rolling out on new BMWs with Android Automotive integration coming in 2023
6 Jul 2022
Mysterious Hyundai N concept car teased
Mystery Hyundai N concept (covered)
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Mysterious Hyundai N concept car teased

The covers are about to come off a sporty new Hyundai N model and it could be hydrogen-powered
6 Jul 2022
New Hyundai Ioniq 6 N sports saloon coming
Hyundai Ioniq 6 teaser image
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New Hyundai Ioniq 6 N sports saloon coming

The Ioniq 6 may have only just debuted but Hyundai’s N division is working on a sportier version
5 Jul 2022
New Hyundai Ioniq 5 N to be revealed on 15 July
Ioniq 5 N spy
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New Hyundai Ioniq 5 N to be revealed on 15 July

Hyundai will bring its sporty N tuning treatment to its all-electric cars, starting with the Ioniq 5
5 Jul 2022

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New 2022 Range Rover Sport: pricing and engines revealed
Range Rover Sport - front
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New 2022 Range Rover Sport: pricing and engines revealed

The third-generation Range Rover Sport has arrived to challenge the best of the sporty SUV market
5 Jul 2022
Renault 5 Diamant celebrates 50 years of the French supermini
Renault 5 Diamant - front/nearside static
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Renault 5 Diamant celebrates 50 years of the French supermini

The Renault 5 Diamant is an all-electric recreation, featuring a horsehair dash and marble steering wheel
5 Jul 2022
Mazda CX-60 to offer 251bhp diesel hybrid
Mazda CX-60 - studio front
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Mazda CX-60 to offer 251bhp diesel hybrid

Alongside the six-cylinder diesel, the Mazda CX-60 will also come with a 3.0-litre petrol plug-in hybrid
5 Jul 2022
Best-selling cars in the UK 2021
Vauxhall Corsa
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Best-selling cars in the UK 2021

We reveal Britain’s best-selling cars for 2021...
5 Jul 2022
Lexus ES receives technology and style updates for 2023
Lexus ES - front cornering
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Lexus ES receives technology and style updates for 2023

Customer deliveries of the revised Lexus ES executive saloon will begin in October 2022
5 Jul 2022
All-electric MG 4 to launch in September
MG4 - front static
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All-electric MG 4 to launch in September

MG says the new MG 4 will be the first in a series of models using MSP architecture
4 Jul 2022
2023 Skoda Kamiq facelift spied for the first time
2023 Skoda Kamiq spy - front tracking
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2023 Skoda Kamiq facelift spied for the first time

Skoda has started to update its Kamiq with exterior and interior changes
4 Jul 2022
Mercedes C-Class gets performance tweaks with Brabus B30 and D30 models
Brabus B30 - front static
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Mercedes C-Class gets performance tweaks with Brabus B30 and D30 models

The Mercedes C 300 and C 300 d have been revised inside and out by German tuner Brabus - but no AMG-based model just yet
4 Jul 2022
New Honda e Limited Edition starts from £38,120
Honda e Limited Edition - side static (upwards gradient)
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New Honda e Limited Edition starts from £38,120

The retro-styled Honda e gains Limited Edition variant with exterior tweaks
4 Jul 2022
New images of 2022 Volkswagen Amarok before 7 July reveal
Volkswagen Amarok - wheel
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New images of 2022 Volkswagen Amarok before 7 July reveal

The second-generation Amarok pick-up truck is nearing but before its debut Volkswagen has given us some last minute teasers
1 Jul 2022
New Kia Sorento ‘Edition’ shakes up SUV range
Kia Sorento Edition (black)
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New Kia Sorento ‘Edition’ shakes up SUV range

The Kia Sorento ‘Edition’ replaces all trim levels and starts from £49,495
1 Jul 2022
Next-generation 2024 BMW X3 spied testing
2024 BMW X3 spyshot - front
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Next-generation 2024 BMW X3 spied testing

Fourth-generation BMW X3 will feature hybrid and fully electric powertrains, on sale in 2024
1 Jul 2022
New all-electric Vauxhall Astra-e to launch in 2023
Vauxhall Astra PHEV - full front
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New all-electric Vauxhall Astra-e to launch in 2023

Vauxhall’s Astra-e EV will come in either hatchback or Sports Tourer estate guise
1 Jul 2022
BMW i3 production ends after nine years
Final BMW i3 leaving the production line
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BMW i3 production ends after nine years

BMW’s long-lasting i3 will be replaced by the upcoming iX1 SUV
1 Jul 2022
New Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 2022 review
Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer - front
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New Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 2022 review

The new Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer is a good all-round package, but fails to stand out against some talented estate rivals
1 Jul 2022
Aehra: new Italian electric car brand to launch SUV and saloon
Aehra
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Aehra: new Italian electric car brand to launch SUV and saloon

Milan-based Aehra is planning to take on the premium electric car market
30 Jun 2022
2023 BMW X6 M facelift spotted testing on Nurburgring
BMW X6 M - front cornering
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2023 BMW X6 M facelift spotted testing on Nurburgring

The BMW X6 M super SUV will be revised with new technology and exterior design
29 Jun 2022
New 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV hybrid revealed for Europe
Honda Civic e-HEV - front tracking
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New 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV hybrid revealed for Europe

The new Honda Civic will be built in Japan and exported to the UK following the shutdown of the brand’s Swindon factory
28 Jun 2022
Aiways U5 electric SUV to launch in UK next year
AIWAYS U5
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Aiways U5 electric SUV to launch in UK next year

Chinese manufacturer Aiways will bring its pure-electric U5 SUV to Europe in mid 2023
28 Jun 2022
New Mercedes GLS facelift spied in super-luxury Maybach form
Mercedes-Mayback GLS facelift spyshot (red) - front
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New Mercedes GLS facelift spied in super-luxury Maybach form

The giant Mercedes GLS SUV is set to receive even more luxury from Maybach
28 Jun 2022
BMW 3.0 CSL badge set to return on hardcore M4
BMW M4 3.0 CSL - front
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BMW 3.0 CSL badge set to return on hardcore M4

The legendary 3.0 CSL nameplate will be applied to an extreme version of BMW M4
27 Jun 2022
New Volkswagen ID. Aero nears production as latest concept is revealed
Volkswagen ID Aero concept - front
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New Volkswagen ID. Aero nears production as latest concept is revealed

The Volkswagen ID. Aero will enter the all-electric executive car segment with up to 385 miles of range
27 Jun 2022
New 2023 Skoda Superb caught on camera for first time
New Skoda Superb spyshots - front tracking
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New 2023 Skoda Superb caught on camera for first time

The new Skoda Superb will be bigger and have more tech than before
27 Jun 2022
McMurtry Spierling: Goodwood hillclimb record holder to hit the road
McMurty Spierling - nearside/front static
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McMurtry Spierling: Goodwood hillclimb record holder to hit the road

The 1,000bhp McMurtry Spierling is a tiny, all-electric, one-seat hypercar
27 Jun 2022
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022: review and new cars
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022 header
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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022: review and new cars

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed was another great celebration of the automotive world
26 Jun 2022
New Porsche 963 revealed for Le Mans 2023
Porsche 963 - front
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New Porsche 963 revealed for Le Mans 2023

The new Porsche 963 hypercar will compete in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year
24 Jun 2022
New BMW XM super SUV spotted testing ahead of September launch
BMW XM - cornering
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New BMW XM super SUV spotted testing ahead of September launch

Based on the wild Concept XM, the sporty BMW XM will feature plug-in hybrid power
24 Jun 2022