Yousuf Ashraf

Yousuf is a budding motoring writer and presenter that looks after video content at Auto Express. He cut his teeth presenting performance car reviews for his YouTube channel, Ashraf on Cars, and his work has since been published in titles such as Autocar, Evo, Hagerty and The Intercooler. Being a former karting Welsh Champion, Yousuf has a hankering for going fast, and gets his fix on the track in a fragile, oversteer-prone Mazda RX-8. On the road, he burbles around in a 1972 Alfa Giulia Super that he restored himself, and few cars hit the spot for Yousuf like his Alfa - when it’s working, that is.

e-mail: yousuf_ashraf@autovia.co.uk

Renault Zoe awarded zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating
Renault Zoe - front tracking
Renault ZOE

Renault Zoe awarded zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Renault’s EV hatchback is only the third car in history to receive zero stars from Euro NCAP, despite the previous model scoring top marks
8 Dec 2021
Porsche Vision Gran Turismo all-electric virtual racer unveiled 
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Porsche

Porsche Vision Gran Turismo all-electric virtual racer unveiled 

Porsche has unwrapped a next-generation virtual race car designed for Gran Turismo 7, with 1274bhp
7 Dec 2021
Rivian offered incentives by British government to build UK factory
Rivian R1T - front
Rivian

Rivian offered incentives by British government to build UK factory

The UK government has offered American electric car manufacturer Rivian perks in a bid to secure a £1bn car factory in Somerset
6 Dec 2021
New BMW iX 2021 review
BMW iX - front
BMW iX

New BMW iX 2021 review

The new all-electric BMW iX xDrive50 SUV has a 380-mile range and 516bhp, but costs over £90k
26 Nov 2021
Genesis G70 Shooting Brake on sale in the UK now from £35,250
Genesis G70 Shooting Brake - front
Genesis G70

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake on sale in the UK now from £35,250

The sleek G70 Shooting Brake estate is the fifth Genesis model in the UK - and it’s on sale now
22 Nov 2021
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The best cars of the 2021 LA Auto Show

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19 Nov 2021
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Genesis Electrified GV70 - front
Genesis GV70

New Genesis Electrified GV70 SUV arrives as brand’s third electric car

The all-electric Genesis Electrified GV70 SUV boasts a dual-motor setup and more than 310 miles of range
19 Nov 2021

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New facelifted Mercedes-Maybach GLS caught on camera
Mercedes-Maybach GLS - front
Mercedes GLS SUV

New facelifted Mercedes-Maybach GLS caught on camera

Mercedes' flagship GLS SUV is due a makeover, and our spies have captured the refreshed Maybach variant testing in Germany
16 Nov 2021
New Mazda CX-50 revealed with rugged looks and electrification
Mazda CX-50 - front
Mazda

New Mazda CX-50 revealed with rugged looks and electrification

Mazda has unwrapped the CX-50, a US-only SUV that gives an idea of how forthcoming UK SUVs will look
16 Nov 2021
VinFast VF e36 unveiled as electric seven-seat SUV
VinFast e36 SUV
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VinFast VF e36 unveiled as electric seven-seat SUV

The VF e36 will debut at the upcoming LA motor show with seven seats and a Tesla Model X-rivalling range
15 Nov 2021
New VinFast VF e35 electric SUV revealed as Tesla Model Y rival
Vinfast VF e35 - front
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New VinFast VF e35 electric SUV revealed as Tesla Model Y rival

Vietnamese brand VinFast will debut new VF e35 SUV at this year’s LA Auto Show, with Pininfarina design and 250-mile range
15 Nov 2021
New 2022 Subaru Solterra launched as brand’s first electric vehicle
Subaru Solterra - front
Subaru

New 2022 Subaru Solterra launched as brand’s first electric vehicle

Solterra shares its platform with the Toyota bZ4x, and comes with either a single- or dual-motor electric powertrain
11 Nov 2021
New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV on sale from £21,960
Volkswagen Taigo R-Line - front
Volkswagen Taigo

New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV on sale from £21,960

Volkswagen has confirmed pricing and opened order books for the Taigo - the T-Cross’s sportier, more aggressive looking sibling
5 Nov 2021
New 2023 MINI Countryman spied for the first time
MINI Countryman S teaser - front
MINI Countryman SUV

New 2023 MINI Countryman spied for the first time

The next generation of MINI Countryman will be larger and offered with electric power
4 Nov 2021
Aston Martin Valkyrie: specs and full details as production begins
Aston Martin Valkyrie production
Aston Martin Valkyrie coupe

Aston Martin Valkyrie: specs and full details as production begins

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4 Nov 2021
New BMW 3 Series Touring facelift spied
BMW 3 Series Touring - spyshot 1
BMW 3 Series Touring

New BMW 3 Series Touring facelift spied

The revamped estate version of the BMW 3 Series is set to arrive in 2023 with fresh design and infotainment upgrade
3 Nov 2021
Rally-ready Ford Bronco DR revealed with 395bhp V8
Ford Bronco DR - front
Ford

Rally-ready Ford Bronco DR revealed with 395bhp V8

Ford unwraps the Bronco DR race car, built to tackle the Baja 1000 with motorsport-derived components and V8 power
2 Nov 2021
New Ford Mustang Mach 1 2021 review
Ford Mustang Mach 1 - front
Ford Mustang

New Ford Mustang Mach 1 2021 review

The new Ford Mustang Mach 1 costs £11k more than the standard V8, but the chassis tweaks have resulted in an entertaining track day car
28 Oct 2021
New Mercedes EQE SUV to rival BMW iX and Tesla Model X
Mercedes EQE SUV - front (watermarked)
Mercedes

New Mercedes EQE SUV to rival BMW iX and Tesla Model X

The futuristic all-electric Mercedes EQE SUV will go on sale in 2023 and our exclusive image previews how it could look
22 Oct 2021
2023 BMW X1 M35i hot crossover spied with over 300bhp
BMW X1 M35i - front
BMW X1 SUV

2023 BMW X1 M35i hot crossover spied with over 300bhp

BMW is set to give the next-generation X1 SUV M-division treatment with a high-performance M35i variant
21 Oct 2021
New 2021 Kia Ceed facelift on sale from £20,105
Kia Ceed facelift - front
Kia Ceed

New 2021 Kia Ceed facelift on sale from £20,105

Order books are now open for the refreshed Kia Ceed, which arrives with sportier styling, more driver assistance technology and a revised engine range
18 Oct 2021
New special-edition Fiat (500)RED priced from £16,435
Fiat (500)RED - front
Fiat 500

New special-edition Fiat (500)RED priced from £16,435

New special-edition Fiat 500 trim has been created in collaboration with international AIDS charity, with prices starting from £16,435
14 Oct 2021
New Ford Focus unveiled with 2021 facelift and tech updates
Ford Focus ST Line - front
Ford Focus Hatchback

New Ford Focus unveiled with 2021 facelift and tech updates

Ford has given the Focus hatchback a refresh for 2021, with a new design and an improved infotainment suite
14 Oct 2021
New BMW i4 2021 review
BMW i4 - front
BMW i4

New BMW i4 2021 review

The new all-electric BMW i4 M50 boasts 537bhp and 318 miles of range
12 Oct 2021
New 2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer unveiled with £30,265 price tag
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer - front
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

New 2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer unveiled with £30,265 price tag

The all-new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer MPV has been revealed, with a plug-in hybrid version on the way
5 Oct 2021
New 2022 Honda Civic Type R teased as Nurburgring testing begins
Honda Civic Type R 2022
Honda Civic Type R

New 2022 Honda Civic Type R teased as Nurburgring testing begins

Honda unveils new Civic Type R in pre-production form as Nurburgring testing commences
4 Oct 2021
New Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid 2022 facelift caught on camera
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid - spyshot 1
Porsche Cayenne SUV

New Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid 2022 facelift caught on camera

Porsche readies a refreshed Cayenne SUV, with the Turbo S E-Hybrid variant set to see a power boost to 690bhp
30 Sep 2021
Hot Aston Martin DBX S spied with V12 powerplant rumoured
Aston Martin DBX S - spyshot 2
Aston Martin DBX SUV

Hot Aston Martin DBX S spied with V12 powerplant rumoured

Testing is underway for Aston Martin’s DBX S super-SUV, with V12 power possible
30 Sep 2021
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The world’s best-selling cars

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29 Sep 2021
Wild new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 revealed ahead of 2022 release
Chevrolet C8 Corvette
Chevrolet Corvette

Wild new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 revealed ahead of 2022 release

Track-bred Z06 C8 Corvette Stingray gains more aggressive aero, weight-saving measures and a more powerful V8 in a bid to beat the Porsche 911 GT3
27 Sep 2021
Caterham Seven 170 revealed as the lightest production Seven yet
Caterham 170
Caterham 7

Caterham Seven 170 revealed as the lightest production Seven yet

Starting from £22,990, the Seven 170 weighs in at just 440kg, making it the lightest Caterham on sale
23 Sep 2021
Gordon Murray Design unveils MOTIV electric quadricycle concept
iStream
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Gordon Murray Design unveils MOTIV electric quadricycle concept

The MOTIV quadricycle is the latest product of Gordon Murray’s innovative iStream manufacturing process, which majors on low mass and sustainability …
23 Sep 2021
Aura concept car unveiled as British EV roadster of the future
Aura concept car - side
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Aura concept car unveiled as British EV roadster of the future

Designed and built in Britain, the Aura concept offers 400-miles of range and boasts a sustainable construction
22 Sep 2021
New hot Volkswagen ID. Life GTX variant on the cards
Volkswagen ID. Life GTX - exclusive image
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New hot Volkswagen ID. Life GTX variant on the cards

The new Volkswagen ID. Life GTX electric car is set to arrive in 2025, and our exclusive image previews how it could look
20 Sep 2021