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Alex Grant

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz E 220 d AMG Line

12 months ago / 2 comments

The new E-Class is head and shoulders above its rivals, reckons Alex Grant.

Updated Tesla Model S offers 380-mile range

12 months ago / 0 comments

Tesla has added its biggest battery yet to the Model S and Model X electric luxury cars, and is offering existing owners the ability to upgrade even if they have taken delivery.

Delivery disruption possible as VW faces parts supply dispute

12 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen is working to avoid disrupted deliveries of the Golf and Passat after two of its parts suppliers suspended deliveries to key factories in Germany.

Road Test: Lexus RC 200t F-Sport

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant considers the company car appeal of the RC’s non-hybrid option.

Road Test: Kia Optima ‘4’ 1.7 CRDi DCT

1 year ago / 0 comments

Kia’s stylish family saloon has become a credible alternative, reckons Alex Grant.

Powerstar fleet to be 100% electric by 2018

1 year ago / 0 comments

Energy storage specialist Powerstar has deployed four electric vehicles, with aims to convert its entire fleet by 2018.

Range Rover Sport to get four-cylinder diesel

1 year ago / 0 comments

Land Rover is launching the first Range Rover Sport with a four-cylinder diesel engine, which brings pricing under £60,000.

Infiniti prioritises efficient petrol engines

1 year ago / 0 comments

Infiniti has developed a production first petrol engine technology said to offer high performance and economy without requiring electrification.

Honda previews 2017 Civic hatchback

1 year ago / 0 comments

Honda has revealed the 10th-generation Civic hatchback, as the first Swindon-built production models are shipped to the North American market.

UK to get network of EV charging hubs

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fleets will soon have access to a network of electric vehicle charging hubs, offering retail and business facilities while drivers top up, and the first two sites will open in London this year.

Free webtool shows fleet business case for EV switch

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fleets across Europe are being offered a free webtool which enables them to find the business case for using electric vehicles, based on a huge range of specific criteria.

Suzuki reveals new S-Cross and Ignis

1 year ago / 0 comments

Suzuki will unveil two new crossovers at the Paris Motor Show next month; a refreshed version of the S-Cross, and the new Ignis which launches in the UK in 2017.

First Drive: Audi Q2

1 year ago / 0 comments

Is Audi’s Juke-sized crossover all style and no substance? Alex Grant finds out.

Audi Q2 available to order, priced from £22,380

1 year ago / 0 comments

Audi’s first compact crossover, the Q2, is available to order, priced from £22,380 with CO2 emissions from 114g/km.

Rising BiK is slowing demand for company cars, says BVRLA

1 year ago / 0 comments

Government tax policy could be encouraging drivers to take a cash allowance and use their own vehicles instead of opting for a company car, according to the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA).

Road Test: Jaguar F-Pace Portfolio 2.0d AWD Auto

1 year ago / 0 comments

Undoubtedly desirable, does the F-Pace strike the right balance between sports and utility? Alex Grant finds out.

Problems shared – How connected cars will benefit driver safety

1 year ago / 0 comments

As the first car-to-X system comes to market, Alex Grant explains how connectivity is making use of familiar technology to improve safety for drivers.

Strong 2016 for Lex Autolease

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Lex Autolease fleet grew by more than 12,000 vehicles (+3.9%) in the first six months of 2016, with a large uptake from SMEs, the company has reported.

London Assembly says air quality plans should be stricter on diesels

1 year ago / 0 comments

Plans to introduce clean air zones and diesel scrappage schemes to curb pollution in London should be stricter against diesels, the London Assembly Environment Committee has said.

Code of Practice to aid safety system calibration

1 year ago / 1 comments

Thatcham Research has launched a code of practice for recalibrating sensors for driver assistance systems after a windscreen replacement.


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