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Alex Grant

Road Test: Volkswagen Caravelle Generation Six

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Six decades on, the Caravelle is the legacy of a great idea that’s still relevant today, says Alex Grant.

Q&A: Eric Feunteun on Renault’s EV programme

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How healthy is the EV market? The growth of EV volumes is quite impressive; over 50% worldwide, and also on a European basis. Among that Renault is achieving a sustainable leadership position. So we … Read More »

New E-Class Estate offers class-leading space, 109g/km CO2

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Engines will be shared with the saloon, which means UK drivers will initially be offered the 192bhp E 220 d four-cylinder diesel and nine-speed automatic transmission, which returns 4.2l/100km and offers CO2 emissions from … Read More »

JLR to have doubled its 'true fleet' share in two years

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Jon Wackett, JLR’s general manager, fleet and business sales, said the company is focusing on offering desirable vehicles, efficient engines and a strong total cost of ownership proposition, with the aim of making drivers … Read More »

Vauxhall reveals upgrades for Zafira Tourer

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Arriving in showrooms from October, the updated MPV will take the fight to newcomers such as Renault's striking new Grand Scenic, as well as established compact seven-seaters in the form of the Citroen Grand … Read More »

London Mayor criticises “limited ambition” of air quality plans

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In a submission to the High Court of Justice today, the Mayor said he feels the ambitions of his predecessor, Boris Johnson were limited and that the city should be able to meet NO2 … Read More »

Peugeot reveals technology rich new 3008 crossover

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Peugeot is aiming for the core of the C-SUV segment with the new 3008 crossover, which goes on sale in the UK at the end of this year.

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf Match BlueMotion Edition

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The petrol-powered eco-Golf is just in time to take advantage of its maker’s recent troubles, reckons Alex Grant.

Volvo previews XC40 crossover and S40 saloon

1 year ago / 3 comments

Volvo Cars has unveiled two concepts previewing a crossover and compact saloon, likely to launch as the XC40 and S40 as soon as next year.

First Drive: Ford Mustang

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Tuning the Mustang for European tastes hasn’t dulled its desirability, says Alex Grant.

Nissan Euro 6 diesels accused of cheating NOx testing

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The allegations relate to vehicles built at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland as, since 2014, South Korea’s emissions requirements for diesel vehicles have been based on the same Euro 6 limits which came into force … Read More »

DVLA begins work on digital driving licence

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The DVLA has started work on a digital version of the driving licence to accompany the current photocard.

VIP treatment: Latest tech developments for the luxury class

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Often the first place new technology breaks ground, the luxury class is a sign of the convenience headed for core fleet cars in the coming years. Alex Grant explains the latest features.

Find your next fleet at the Silverstone Fleet Show

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Held at the iconic Silverstone Wing on Wednesday 11th May, exhibitors include 21 vehicle manufacturers and up to 300 of their latest models, available for test drives on three circuits as well as local … Read More »

Fleet Show debut for Audi Q7 plug-in hybrid

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The only diesel-electric plug-in hybrid in its class, the Q7 e-tron combines an efficient V6 TDI engine with a powerful electric motor, offering four-wheel drive and 369bhp performance. Fully charged, it can travel up … Read More »

BMW i3 to gain 50% extra range

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The refreshed i3 features a new 33kWh lithium-ion battery, slightly larger than the unit fitted to the latest Nissan LEAF and a significant increase on the 22kWh unit fitted since the car launched in … Read More »

Road Test: Jaguar XF 2.0d R-Sport (auto)

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Don’t be fooled by the familiar looks, Jaguar’s executive offering is a revolution, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: SEAT Leon ST 1.6 TDI SE Business

1 year ago / 0 comments

SEAT has packaged popular fleet options into a well-targeted Leon. Alex Grant tries it.

Next Touareg to head four-strong VW SUV range in Europe

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The T-Prime Concept GTE was unveiled at Auto China in Beijing, and is said to offer a glimpse of a future SUV, likely to be the next Touareg. It features a buttonless dashboard with … Read More »

630,000 German diesel vehicles to be recalled

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Reuters claims the recall affects Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porsche and Volkswagen. BMW is not affected, and there is no confirmation that the Volkswagen Group's non-German brands are included. UK recall volumes could be significant, with four … Read More »