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

Auto Express New Car Awards 2022 shortlist announced
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Nissan Juke

Driving the Nissan Juke Hybrid Rally Tribute in the desert

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Citroen C3

New 2022 Citroen C3 Elle unveiled with bespoke design touches

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18 May 2022
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Ineos Grenadier

New 2022 Ineos Grenadier on sale now from £49,000

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Audi

New 2022 Audi RS 4 and RS 5 Competition thunder in with reworked dynamics

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Porsche Cayman

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Renault Megane

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Ferrari

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Vauxhall Movano

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Citroen Relay

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Hyundai Ioniq 5

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Thornley Kelham unwraps 1950s Jaguar XK European restomod

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New electric Fiat 500 La Prima by Bocelli special edition
Fiat 500

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TVR Griffith

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Mercedes SL

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Genesis

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Mercedes AMG GT

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Audi

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Cupra Born

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31 Mar 2022
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New Rolls-Royce Spectre EV completes winter testing ahead of 2023 release

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Ford

New Ford electric crossover to spearhead brand’s EV offensive

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29 Mar 2022
New all-electric Ford Puma SUV to arrive in 2024
Ford Puma EV - exclusive image
Ford Puma

New all-electric Ford Puma SUV to arrive in 2024

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28 Mar 2022