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Alex Grant

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf GTI

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower-medium Price: £26,780 Fuel: 47.1mpg CO2: 139g/km Lighter, faster, more powerful and more economical than ever, the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI has plenty in its favour. But for all the advances its new … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact Executive Price: £44,275 (after govt grant) Fuel: 155.2mpg CO2: 48g/km Volvo’s approach to electromobility is a distinctive one. The V60 Plug-in Hybrid offers tax-conscious CO2 emissions and the potential for staggering fuel … Read More »

Smarter data

3 years ago / 0 comments

  What is it? Smart Witness is one of a growing number of dashboard cameras on the market, popular not only with fleets but increasingly with private drivers too. The device records court-admissible video … Read More »

MG continues dealer expansion programme

3 years ago / 0 comments

The four new dealerships, based in Doncaster, Northampton, Norwich and Swindon, have already received their MG6 and MG3 allocations and are now ready to start taking customer orders. These latest MG outlets will be … Read More »

Road Test: MG3 3STYLE 1.5 VTi TECH

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £9,999 Fuel: 48.7mpg CO2: 136g/km While the MG3 isn’t a faultless re-entry into the supermini segment, I’d imagine any dealers who remember selling the last of the MG Rover-era products will … Read More »

Volkswagen drops diesel-powered Polo BlueMotion for 2014 facelift

3 years ago / 0 comments

Available to order from April ahead of summer deliveries, the new cars are marked out by subtle changes to exterior and interior styling, with most of the upgrades taking place under the skin. New … Read More »

Road Test: Toyota RAV4 2.0 D-4D Active 2WD

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover Price: £22,595 Fuel: 57.6mpg CO2: 127g/km Cars are getting bigger across the board, but Toyota’s RAV4 has become so large these days that you could almost slot a two-wheel drive RAV2 crossover … Read More »

Electric Highway connects Southampton with Scotland

3 years ago / 0 comments

Working with Renault and Nissan, the AC/DC rapid chargers are located at service stations and inner-city Ikea stores on major routes nationwide, providing an 80% charge in half an hour to those who sign … Read More »

Road Test: Hyundai i30 Tourer 1.6 CRDi Active Blue Drive

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower-medium Price: £19,295 Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 110g/km Hyundai’s second-generation i30 Tourer faces some of the broadest competition this segment has ever had to stand up to. Not only does it have to compete … Read More »

New all-electric chauffeur company launches in London

3 years ago / 0 comments

Named eConnect Cars, the private hire company has a fleet composed entirely of LEAFs in the range-topping Tekna trim, which includes front and rear heated leather seats. All cars leased, with plans to grow … Read More »

Renault ends production of Fluence Z.E. electric car

3 years ago / 0 comments

The car had been developed with battery swap technology in mind, and a version compatible with Isreaeli company Better Place’s swap stations was available in Israel and Denmark, the biggest markets for the Fluence … Read More »

Road Test: Renault Captur Dynamique S MediaNav dCi 90

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: B-crossover Price: £17,895 Fuel: 76.4mpg CO2: 95g/km The Captur may be a newcomer in Renault’s range, but it’s a cross-breed of familiar DNA. Claiming the best bits of an MPV and crossover in … Read More »

Fuel cells as significant as hybrids for Toyota, executive says

3 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker unveiled a concept car at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, announcing that it was working with the State of California to roll out a supporting refuelling infrastructure. Hydrogen fuel … Read More »

New diesels to join Grand C4 Picasso range, but no Hybrid Air yet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The MPV’s UK sales will be 90% diesel, with launch engines comprising a choice of a single 2.0-litre 150bhp BlueHDI, which will also be used in the DS5, and two older diesel engines with … Read More »

Six of the best for 2014

3 years ago / 0 comments

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Mitsubishi hasn’t announced prices for its first plug-in hybrid, but the target is total cost of ownership parity with a diesel. The drivetrain uses electric motors at each axle to offer … Read More »

Road Test: Jaguar F-TYPE V6 S

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Sports Car Price: £67,520 Fuel: 31mpg CO2: 213g/km There are few cars on the road capable of drawing the same attention as a Jaguar F-TYPE. Now a complete family with the equally beautiful … Read More »

Road Test: Lexus IS 300h F Sport

3 years ago / 0 comments

Segment: Compact Executive Price: £33,495 Fuel: 60.1mpg CO2 emissions: 109g/km Lexus claims to have cracked the seemingly impossible with the new IS 300h. A hybrid which can offer diesel-rivalling economy and CO2 emissions, with the performance and styling to attract buyers … Read More »

First four carmakers join Google's infotainment alliance

3 years ago / 0 comments

The technology giant has formed an alliance with Audi, General Motors, Honda and Hyundai Motor Group in a move aimed at bringing the latest technology to the automotive market quicker than before, using the … Read More »

Daimler improves data access for first responders

3 years ago / 0 comments

All new Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles are now fitted with a black and white QR Code sticker under the fuel filler cap or charging port, and on the opposite B pillar, identified as areas … Read More »

BMW UK appoints new head of corporate sales

3 years ago / 0 comments

Bristow, who was formerly general manager, used cars and internal sales, has been with BMW UK since September 2010 following 10 years in senior management roles at BMW Financial Services and leasing subsidiary Alphabet. … Read More »


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