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Alex Grant

Foundations for growth

3 years ago / 0 comments

  Volvo is looking set for a formative 12 months. The New Year marked the launch of its all-new D4 diesel engine, the first developed in-house since the brand parted ways with Ford in … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design Lux

3 years ago / 0 comments

Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design Lux Geartronic Sector: SUV Price: £41,120 Fuel: 44.1mpg CO2: 169g/km Led by demand from China and North America, Volvo’s XC60 accounts for almost one in every four cars the manufacturer … Read More »

Road Test: SEAT Leon FR SC 1.4 TFSI

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower-medium Price: £19,265 Fuel: 54.3mpg CO2: 119g/km For a brand with affordable sportiness at the heart of its DNA, the Leon SC has been suspicious by its absence throughout the hatch’s 1998 debut. … Read More »

Road Test: Subaru BRZ Lux

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupe Price: £26,495 Fuel: 36.2mpg CO2: 181g/km For the last two decades, Subaru has made a name for itself with its turbocharged four-wheel drive saloon cars, mixing high grip and plentiful power for … Read More »

Honda UK confirms new head of corporate sales

3 years ago / 0 comments

English joins the corporate sales division after eight months as an account director at Return on Investment, but has previously held corporate sales roles at Audi and headed up Skoda’s fleet sales team. He … Read More »

BMW downsizes X6 format for new X4

3 years ago / 0 comments

The X4 is the fourth part of BMW’s 4 Series family, the new denomination what would have been the sportier members of the 3 Series range.  Just as the X6 is based on the … Read More »

Younger audience to drive volume for Honda

3 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker sold 55,660 units in the UK last year, a 2.7% increase on 2012’s 54,208 sales, and helped by the 1.6-litre Earth Dreams Technology diesel engine which is available in the British-built Civic … Read More »

Skoda concept car previews next Superb's technology

3 years ago / 0 comments

Named VisionC, it uses the Volkswagen Group MQB platform debuted on the latest lower-medium models, though here sized up to show how it could apply to a D-segment model. Although Skoda hasn’t released details … Read More »

Geneva Motor Show: Aggressive new Toyota Aygo breaks cover

3 years ago / 0 comments

It’s the third and final model from a trio which also includes the new Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108, both of which were also shown at the Geneva Motor Show. All three will be … Read More »

Geneva Motor Show: MINI hints at conventional rear doors for next Clubman

3 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker has yet to confirm how closely this will resemble the production car, but hinting at a pair of full-size rear doors answers criticism of the controversial Club Door offered on the outgoing … Read More »

Euro 6 diesel engine brings Astra down to 97g/km

3 years ago / 0 comments

Previously only fitted to the Zafira Tourer and Meriva, the engine is now available in 108 and 134bhp forms in the Astra five-door hatchback and Sports Tourer Estate, with deliveries from April.  It uses … Read More »

Geneva Motor Show: Jaguar announces compact executive XE for 2015

3 years ago / 0 comments

Set to launch in 2015, the XE puts Jaguar back into a vitally important fleet segment against the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class – a sector which it hasn’t competed in … Read More »

Geneva Motor Show: New hybrid system and dual-clutch gearbox cut carbon at Kia

3 years ago / 0 comments

The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will replace Kia’s existing six-speed automatic, sold on the majority of its model range, and is claimed to offer a 5% improvement on 0-62mph sprint times while achieving a 7% … Read More »

Lighter new Audi TT cuts CO2 emissions to 110g/km

3 years ago / 0 comments

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the third generation of the ever-popular coupe launches 16 years after the original and – as in its predecessor – styling updates are evolutionary, adding a wider grille, … Read More »

Fleet feedback key for Nissan's electric van

3 years ago / 0 comments

Produced alongside the petrol and diesel versions at Nissan’s factory in Barcelona, the e-NV200 has been developed and modified in line with the feedback from real-world tests conducted in Europe, Japan and North America. … Read More »

Study shows cars struggle to meet Euro 3 emission standards in real-world use

3 years ago / 0 comments

Imperial College London and the vehicle analysts at Emissions Analytics teamed up to look at harmful NOx emissions in the exhaust emissions of a sample light-duty diesel vehicles which meet the Euro 4 and … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £21,270 Fuel: 88.3mpg CO2: 85g/km New technology and ever-more complex petrol and diesel engines mean there’s never been a wider choice when it comes to reducing fuel expenditure for a … Read More »

Jaguar targets fleets with new XF R-Sport

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sold in saloon and Sportbrake bodystyles, the new trim level offers Jaguar a rival to the Audi S line, BMW M Sport and Mercedes AMG Sport options available on the XF’s key four-cylinder diesel … Read More »

Fleet Geek – the latest techy developments

3 years ago / 0 comments

EyeFi Mobi A fast-access SD card with a trick up its sleeve; via a built-in WiFi connection it can instantly transfer images from a digital camera to an iOS or Android device for easy … Read More »

Honda to drop Insight and CR-Z hybrids in Europe

3 years ago / 0 comments

Both cars are due to be replaced at the end of the year, but neither of the next-generation hybrids will be sold in Europe.   According to SMMT figures, UK sales of the Insight … Read More »


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