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Alex Grant

Silverstone Fleet Show debut for new ULEV driver training

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Ripon-based school, which is one of the UK’s largest with an all-Audi fleet of 760 vehicles, expects most of its A3 e-trons will be used in London, helping to reduce its carbon footprint … Read More »

First Drive: BMW 2 Series Convertible

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Convertible Price: £26,045–£39,255 Fuel: 33.2–68.9mpg CO2: 108–199g/Km BMW can lay claim to having the world’s biggest-selling premium compact drop-top with the old 1 Series Convertible, having sold 130,000 globally and 21,000 in the … Read More »

Drivers of change

2 years ago / 0 comments

  Gerry Keaney, BVRLA chief executive 1) We would like the introduction of a fairer, simpler tax regime that continues to incentivise fleets as early adopters of low emission vehicles. 2) Continue to modernise … Read More »

First Drive: Mazda6

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £19,795–£28,795 Fuel: 47.1–68.9mpg CO2: 107–139g/Km While new segments and premium brands might be stealing sales away from the traditional upper-medium saloons and estates, there are some genuinely brilliant options for … Read More »

POD Point to bring intelligent charging solutions to Silverstone Fleet Show

2 years ago / 0 comments

POD Point claims it was the first in the UK to launch a home charger, first to show live chargepoint availability, first to offer financial leasing and first to offer a smart commercial solution. Last … Read More »

Hyundai targets top five sales spot

2 years ago / 0 comments

The prediction follows a record 2014, where the company sold 82,159 units in the UK – the first time a Korean manufacturer has exceeded 80,000. But, Whitehorn explained, new product is going to be … Read More »

Autonomy in the UK

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What is it? Following a six-month review, the Department for Transport has given the green light for driverless cars to be tested on UK roads, aiming to establish a pathway for the technology to … Read More »

Jaguar XF priced from £32,300

2 years ago / 0 comments

Shorter overall but with a longer wheelbase, it uses an aluminium-rich architecture to reduce weight by up to 190kg compared to its predecessor and 80kg less than rival vehicles. It’s also more aerodynamic and … Read More »

Europcar commits to 5% electric fleet in London by 2020

2 years ago / 0 comments

The announcement comes as the company launches a fleet of Nissan LEAFs at its branches across London, which can also be delivered and collected from customers for added convenience. Ken McCall, managing director of … Read More »

Toyota confirms RAV4 hybrid

2 years ago / 0 comments

It will be the sixth hybrid in the European range, offered alongside the Yaris, Auris hatchback and Wagon Sports, Prius and Prius+. Hybrids accounted for almost a quarter (23.1%) of the brand’s UK sales … Read More »

New Kia Optima revealed

2 years ago / 0 comments

Behind styling which closely follows the Sportspace concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Kia says it will include a more spacious interior, new technologies and features from a class above. … Read More »

Class-leading 104g/km for new Jaguar XF

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Shorter and lower than the car it replaces, but with a longer wheelbase, the new XF is claimed to feature segment-leading rear seat space. Its structure is 75% aluminium, shedding 190kg weight compared to … Read More »

The Swiss Showcase

2 years ago / 0 comments

  SEAT product explosion is on a long fuse By the looks of SEAT’s 20V20 SUV concept, the firm’s design direction is for much sharper, more dynamic and sporty-looking cars. But the Audi Q5-sized … Read More »

Mitsubishi previews facelifted Outlander range

2 years ago / 0 comments

The styling closely follows the Outlander Concept S shown at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, including longer rear lights and a more aggressive front end lined with chrome. Mitsubishi is claiming reduced noise levels … Read More »

First Drive: Citroën C4

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £14,645–£19,990 Fuel: 60.1–85.6mpg CO2: 86–110g/km With the C4 Picasso and C4 Cactus, Citroën has a pair of very strong products at the core of its range. The downside is the … Read More »

Kia shows first images of all-new Optima

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The current generation, revealed in New York five years ago, has been a vital model for Kia’s sales growth since, particularly in Asia and North America where production was extended to meet demand. Similarities … Read More »

Jaguar shows first images of all-new XF

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It replaces a car launched in 2007 and will adopt all of Jaguar’s latest technology, such as the lightweight aluminium structure shared with the XE and F-Type, the new InTouch infotainment system with apps … Read More »

Electric vehicle RVs closing in on diesel equivalents, says Glass's

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According to head of valuations, Rupert Pontin, 2020’s EU-wide target of 95g/km average CO2 emissions means the technology’s current 2% share of the market will have to increase, in turn meaning values will stabilise … Read More »

Volvo adds entry-level model to V60 Plug-in Hybrid

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The D5 Twin Engine uses a 161bhp version of the 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine found in the D6 Twin Engine available to date, with the same 68bhp electric motor driving the rear wheels. Total system … Read More »

BMW reveals 77g/km plug-in hybrid X5

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The X5 xDrive40e combines a 245bhp four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with a 113bhp electric motor, both of which are able to drive all four wheels through an eight-speed gearbox. Combined power output is 313bhp, … Read More »


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