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

2022 Mercedes C-Class All-Terrain Estate spied ahead of Munich show debut
Mercedes C-Class All-Terrain Estate - front
Mercedes C-Class Estate

2022 Mercedes C-Class All-Terrain Estate spied ahead of Munich show debut

Spy shots reveal an increased ride height and extra body protection for rugged off-road Mercedes C-Class All-Terrain Estate
2 Aug 2021
Mazda 2 supermini gets range of updates for 2021
Mazda 2 2021
Mazda 2

Mazda 2 supermini gets range of updates for 2021

Mazda updates its 2 supermini with new 113bhp version and a new range-topping trim level
2 Aug 2021
New Dacia Duster facelift priced from £13,995
Dacia Duster facelift - front
Dacia Duster

New Dacia Duster facelift priced from £13,995

The Dacia Duster has been updated for 2021 with subtle design tweaks and a new eight-inch infotainment screen
2 Aug 2021
Cyclists and pedestrians prioritised in upcoming Highway Code revisions
News

Cyclists and pedestrians prioritised in upcoming Highway Code revisions

Latest Highway Code changes look to strengthen the priority of walkers and cyclists over motorists
30 Jul 2021
Rally-prepped Bowler Defender Challenge car unveiled
Bowler Defender Challenge - front
Land Rover Defender

Rally-prepped Bowler Defender Challenge car unveiled

Bowler reveals competition-spec Land Rover Defender, built to compete in one-make rally series
27 Jul 2021
New SsangYong X200 SUV previewed in teaser sketches
SsangYong X200
SsangYong

New SsangYong X200 SUV previewed in teaser sketches

New X200 SUV concept signifies radical new design direction for SsangYong
27 Jul 2021
New Mercedes S 580 e L plug-in hybrid on sale from £104,490
New Mercedes S 580 e L plug-in hybrid - charging
Mercedes S-Class

New Mercedes S 580 e L plug-in hybrid on sale from £104,490

The new Mercedes S-Class PHEV has a claimed fuel economy figure of 353.1mpg and a maximum electric range of 63 miles
26 Jul 2021

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New Vauxhall Crossland Griffin arrives to boost SUV’s appeal
Vauxhall Crossland Griffin
Vauxhall Crossland

New Vauxhall Crossland Griffin arrives to boost SUV’s appeal

The new Vauxhall Crossland Griffin undercuts the SE on price, but adds more equipment
26 Jul 2021
New Vauxhall Corsa-e Griffin brings more kit for a lower starting price
Vauxhall Corsa-e Griffin - front
Vauxhall Corsa-e

New Vauxhall Corsa-e Griffin brings more kit for a lower starting price

The new all-electric Vauxhall Corsa-e Griffin has been revealed, with a lower price and more standard equipment
26 Jul 2021
New Jeep Wrangler revealed with improved tech and off-road ability
Jeep Wrangler - front tracking
Jeep Wrangler 4x4

New Jeep Wrangler revealed with improved tech and off-road ability

Jeep updates the Wrangler for 2021, with new off-road tech and special-edition model
23 Jul 2021
Driving licence body faces huge backlog cases due to strikes and Covid disruption
Driving licence
News

Driving licence body faces huge backlog cases due to strikes and Covid disruption

Some drivers have been unable to get on the road due to 1.4 million DVLA applications waiting to be processed
22 Jul 2021
Pininfarina Battista hypercar gets new bespoke design options
Pininfarina Battista - front
News

Pininfarina Battista hypercar gets new bespoke design options

Pininfarina has unveiled the first bespoke Battista, showcasing the hypercar’s extensive personalisation programme
21 Jul 2021
New 2021 Porsche Macan facelift gets new look and more power
Porsche Macan S - front
Porsche Macan

New 2021 Porsche Macan facelift gets new look and more power

The Porsche Macan gets a small exterior update, plus a new centre console and revised power outputs across the line-up
19 Jul 2021
High-performance Hennessey VelociRaptor Ford Bronco revealed with 405bhp
Hennessey Bronco
Ford

High-performance Hennessey VelociRaptor Ford Bronco revealed with 405bhp

New Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Bronco unveiled with more power and off-road upgrades
19 Jul 2021
New MINI JCW Anniversary Edition celebrates 60 years of Cooper
MINI JCW Anniversary Edition - front
MINI MINI JCW

New MINI JCW Anniversary Edition celebrates 60 years of Cooper

The new MINI JCW Anniversary Edition packs 227bhp, but just 60 are coming to the UK
16 Jul 2021
New Abarth F595 celebrates marque’s single-seater links
Abarth F595 - front
Abarth 500

New Abarth F595 celebrates marque’s single-seater links

The Abarth F595 is the latest limited run version of the hot hatch, and it comes with unique design elements and a new exhaust system
15 Jul 2021
Everrati reveals electric Ford GT40 recreation
Everrati GT40 - front
News

Everrati reveals electric Ford GT40 recreation

Everrati has announced a new Ford GT40 continuation with a custom EV powertrain
15 Jul 2021
Hyundai i20 N vs Hyundai i30 N: Track Battle
Hyundai i20 N vs i30 N
Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 N vs Hyundai i30 N: Track Battle

Hyundai hot hatches go head-to-head! Have the i20 N and i30 N got the talent to hit the high notes on track?
13 Jul 2021
New limited-run BMW X5, X6 and X7 special editions unveiled
BMW X5 and X6 Black Vermillion Editions
BMW X5

New limited-run BMW X5, X6 and X7 special editions unveiled

BMW reveals limited-edition versions of its large SUVs for 2021, with a raft of unique design touches
12 Jul 2021
New Genesis G70 Shooting Brake arrives in the UK to take on BMW 3 Series Touring
Genesis G70 Shooting Brake - front
Genesis G70

New Genesis G70 Shooting Brake arrives in the UK to take on BMW 3 Series Touring

The UK-bound Genesis G70 Shooting Brake estate has been launched at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed
9 Jul 2021
New Volkswagen ID. Buzz prototype spied
ID Buzz spy pic
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

New Volkswagen ID. Buzz prototype spied

The retro-styled Volkswagen ID. Buzz electric microbus has been spotted in pre-production form, ahead of its release next year.
8 Jul 2021
New load-lugging Volkswagen Golf R Estate packs 316bhp
Volkswagen Golf R Estate - front
Volkswagen Golf R

New load-lugging Volkswagen Golf R Estate packs 316bhp

The rapid Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R Estate will hit showrooms this August
6 Jul 2021
New Electric Avenue exhibition to debut at 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Electric Avenue
News

New Electric Avenue exhibition to debut at 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The new Electric Avenue will be a hub for all things electric at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed
28 Jun 2021
New Aston Martin A3 Vantage Roadster inspired by brand’s oldest surviving car
Aston Martin A3 Vantage Roadster - front
Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

New Aston Martin A3 Vantage Roadster inspired by brand’s oldest surviving car

The new Aston Martin A3 Vantage Roadster is a unique Q commission, which celebrates 100 years of the original A3
23 Jun 2021
Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets new Nurburgring production car lap record
Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 GT2 RS sets new Nurburgring production car lap record

Porsche has laid down the fastest ever lap time for a production car around the Nordschleife, with a Manthey Racing 911 GT2 RS
23 Jun 2021
Fan-designed Ford Puma ST Gold Edition revealed
Fan-designed Ford Puma ST Gold Edition
Ford Puma

Fan-designed Ford Puma ST Gold Edition revealed

Ford unveils a special edition Puma ST, with a black and gold colour scheme chosen by Ford fans over social media
18 Jun 2021
New Nissan Qashqai production begins in Sunderland
Nissan Qashqai - front static
News

New Nissan Qashqai production begins in Sunderland

Nissan will offer every school child in the North East of England a place on the Nissan Skills Foundation course to mark 35 years of manufacturing in …
14 Jun 2021
Volkswagen Golf R vs GTI Clubsport vs Cupra Leon 300: Track Battle video
Track battle
Video

Volkswagen Golf R vs GTI Clubsport vs Cupra Leon 300: Track Battle video

Watch as some of the Volkswagen Group’s leading hot hatches go head-to-head, on track and against the clock. There can only be one winner...
26 May 2021
Subaru Solterra electric SUV to go on sale in 2022
Subaru Solterra
Subaru

Subaru Solterra electric SUV to go on sale in 2022

Subaru has announced that the Solterra, its first pure-electric model, will hit showrooms in 2022
11 May 2021