Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Nissan Euro 6 diesels accused of cheating NOx testing

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

1 year ago / 1 comments

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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)

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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 »

NOx 'defeat devices' unique to VW Group, says DfT report

1 year ago / 0 comments

It follows a six-month process with 56 vehicle types tested in Germany and 37 models tested by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) in the UK, on behalf of the Department for Transport, both using … Read More »

Emissions Analytics launches real-world NOx database

1 year ago / 0 comments

The EQUA Air Quality Index, launched by Emissions Analytics, is the first time the company has made data gathered from its Portable Emissions Measurement Systems and on-road testing accessible for free online.  There … Read More »

Q&A: James O’Neill, UK sales manager at Ensto Chago

1 year ago / 0 comments

Why is it important for businesses to have charging points for their plug-in company cars and vans? The evolution of ‘smart’ homes and offices means an increase in reporting is available. As cars … Read More »

Volkswagen concept hints at next Touareg

1 year ago / 0 comments

The luxury concept car, which in production form could share its platform with the latest Audi Q7, is said to offer a lounge-like interior with a combined infotainment and instrument display under a large … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz A 180 d Sport Executive

1 year ago / 0 comments

Has the refreshed A-Class answered its predecessor’s criticisms? Alex Grant finds out.

Road Test: Peugeot 308 GTI 270

1 year ago / 0 comments

Despite the muscular performance on offer, the 308 GTI makes a fairly sensible purchase, reckons Alex Grant.

Renault offers free NOx-reducing software upgrade for Euro 6b diesels

1 year ago / 0 comments

It follows a research programme by Renault Engineering which began last July, seeking to close the gap between laboratory-derived NOx (nitrogen oxide) emissions and performance under varied real-world driving. This was accelerated last December by … Read More »

New data shows safety and traffic flow benefits of M62 smart motorway

1 year ago / 0 comments

The £136m scheme, completed in 2013, monitors traffic levels and displays variable speed limits on gantry signs to keep vehicles moving, as well as feeding 24-hour CCTV footage back to Highways England’s regional control … Read More »


Strict Standards: mktime(): You should be using the time() function instead in /var/www/vhosts/fleetworld.co.uk/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/custom-background/includes/class.BackgroundsFrontend.php on line 347