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Alex Grant

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 »

Citroën shows first images of new C1 city car

3 years ago / 0 comments

Citroën has sold 760,000 of the first-generation C1 since the car launched in 2005, and its successor falls in line with the latest cars to join the refreshed C-Line. Two-piece headlamps and smooth body … Read More »

Refreshed Ford Focus breaks cover

3 years ago / 0 comments

Technological updates are packaged behind a heavily updated bodyshell now featuring the slimmer chrome grille first shown on the 2011 Evos concept car and now fitted to the Fiesta and latest Fusion – which … Read More »

Volvo teases Geneva-bound estate concept car

3 years ago / 0 comments

While very little is visible, the concept shows design elements from the Concept XC Coupe shown at the Detroit Motor Show in January in what appear to be a near production-ready form and offers … Read More »

Volkswagen unveils 35g/km Golf GTE plug-in hybrid

3 years ago / 0 comments

Due to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the GTE brings Volkswagen’s performance Golf family to three models, sold alongside the petrol GTI and diesel GTD, and its low CO2 emissions should make … Read More »

UK faces legal action for not meeting NO2 limits

3 years ago / 0 comments

Laid out in 2008, the Directive set strict limits for particulate and nitrogen dioxide emissions for all EU member states, with a deadline of 1st January 2010. The deadline could be extended to the … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen CC GT 2.0 TDI 140 BlueMotion Technology

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper-medium Price: £27,220 Fuel: 61.4 CO2: 120g/km While Volkswagen’s efforts to take itself upmarket have met with varied results (Phaeton – miss, Touareg – hit), it’s fair to say that it can lay … Read More »

DfT expects £170m underspend on ULEV financial support

3 years ago / 0 comments

Plans to improve uptake of ULEVs – which emit less than 75g/km CO2 – were laid out during the 2010 spending review, where the government announced a £400m funding package to cover charging points, … Read More »

Updated Volkswagen Scirocco cuts CO2 to 107g/km

3 years ago / 0 comments

Due to be unveiled alongside the new Polo at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the Scirocco’s refresh will mark 40 years since the original coupe was shown at the same event in 1974. … Read More »

Citroen targets 10% whole-life cost advantage for C4 Cactus

3 years ago / 0 comments

With cactus we wanted to say we do something different something new, renew ourselves,’ said Yves Bonnefont, deputy CEO of Citroen. ‘We want no compromise on what is important to the customer but at … Read More »

Renault shows first photos of new Twingo city car

3 years ago / 0 comments

Looking almost identical to the Twin’Z and Twin’Run cconcept ars shown last year, the car will be available in the UK from September offering an even wider range of personalisation options than its predecessor. … Read More »

Toyota confirms EV wireless charging testing programme

3 years ago / 0 comments

The technology enables a vehicle to be charged simply by parking it in alignment with a coil set into the surface of the ground. The carmaker even says it’s developed a function for its … Read More »

Fleet sector to fuel Maserati's ten-fold UK sales growth

3 years ago / 0 comments

With a high-price, petrol-only range, Maserati has had no fleet presence to date. However, the first diesel engine in the Quattroporte and entries into the executive segment with the Ghibli and large SUV segment … Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »


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