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Auto Express is a weekly motoring magazine sold in the United Kingdom published by Dennis Publishing. The Editor-in-Chief is Steve Fowler.[2]

Auto Express
Auto Express magazine 28 August 2002.jpg
Auto Express magazine, 28 August 2002 issue
Editor-in-ChiefSteve Fowler
CategoriesAutomobile magazine
Total circulation
(June 2016)
43,568 (first half of 2016)[1]
First issue1988
CompanyDennis Publishing
CountryUnited Kingdom

History and profileEdit

Launched in September 1988, its 1,000th issue was published on 20 February 2008. Its only weekly competitor in Britain is the long established Autocar. In 2011, Auto Express was the biggest selling motoring magazine in Britain, with a circulation of 60,840.[3]

Auto Express is known for its spy shots, and speculative illustrations of forthcoming cars. It also covers news, road tests, first drives, readers' letters and feedback, product tests, long term tests, used cars, prices, motorsport and comment columns. It has sister magazines in France: Auto Plus, and Germany: Auto Bild which follow the same format.

Since April 2001, Auto Express has published the J.D. Power rivalling "Driver Power" satisfaction survey, which shows the one hundred best and worst cars to own that year.[4]


  1. ^ "Mag ABCs: Full circulation round-up for the first half of 2013". Press Gazette. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  2. ^ In Publishing 23 September 2011
  3. ^ Dennis website
  4. ^ Auto Express Driver Power website

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