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Alex Grant

View from the top: Alex Smith, MD, Nissan UK

4 months ago / 0 comments

With 2016 sales growth largely driven by new LCV launches, communication will be key as Nissan begins this year with a reinvention of one of its most important nameplates and expansion of its specialist … Read More »

Road Test: SEAT Ibiza EcoTSI FR Technology

4 months ago / 0 comments

A clever, and potent, new engine option turns the Ibiza into an efficient warm hatch, explains Alex Grant.

Seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan to launch this Spring

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s first seven-seat Tiguan will go on sale before the summer, badged ‘Allspace’ in European markets.

Road Test: Audi A4 1.4 TFSI Sport

4 months ago / 0 comments

Julian Kirk is impressed by the downsized petrol engine in this entry-level A4.

Diesel cars lagging behind HGVs on harmful emissions, report says

4 months ago / 0 comments

The latest heavy goods vehicles are emitting less than half the NOx of diesel passenger cars, despite significantly higher fuel consumption, according to a briefing by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen marks 40 years of the GTI with the best car that’s ever worn the badge, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volkswagen Touran R-Line 2.0 TDI 150 DSG

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s prosaic seven-seater gets an added dose of car park appeal. By Julian Kirk

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C 250 d AMG Line Coupe

5 months ago / 0 comments

A compact executive two-door with ideas far above its price bracket, says Alex Grant.

Vauxhall previews coupe-like new Insignia

5 months ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall will unveil its lighter, leaner new Insignia at the Geneva Motor Show next March; badged as the Insignia Grand Sport.

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 d 4MATIC AMG Line

5 months ago / 0 comments

Familiar C-Class components in a fashionable SUV body; the GLC can’t lose, reckons Alex Grant.

Europe-wide ultra-fast charging due next year

5 months ago / 0 comments

Europe is to get a network of 400 ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles along major routes, the result of a proposed joint venture including BMW Group, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group.

Don’t make rushed decisions on salsac, fleet industry warns

5 months ago / 0 comments

Changes to taxation for salary sacrifice cars next April could cause a rush for orders, and businesses are being advised to consider their choices carefully rather than trying to quickly take advantage of the … Read More »

Fleet industry concerned about Autumn Statement detail gaps

5 months ago / 0 comments

Despite some clarity on future company car tax, the fleet industry has criticised the Autumn Statement for not providing key details needed to help businesses make futureproof decisions.

First Drive: Fiat 124 Spider

5 months ago / 0 comments

Fiat’s chic roadster is the perfect retro stablemate for the 500, reckons Alex Grant.

Autumn Statement 2016 – key points for fleets

5 months ago / 0 comments

The most important announcements for fleets, from the 2017 Autumn Statement. By Alex Grant and Natalie Middleton.

Post-2020 company car tax to include electric range

5 months ago / 0 comments

Company car tax from April 2020 will incentivise ultra-low emission vehicles based on their electric range, with fully-electric models getting their own Benefit in Kind band.

Annual Budget to move to the autumn

5 months ago / 0 comments

The final announcement of the Autumn Statement was that 2017 will mark the last time that the Budget is held in the spring.

Your automotive P.A.?

5 months ago / 0 comments

Combining familiar and near-future technology, Jaguar Land Rover is readying a range of features which will make business motoring easier, safer and more fuel-efficient, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Alfa Romeo Giulietta Tecnica 1.6 JTDM-2 TCT

6 months ago / 0 comments

The Giulia is good value, but it’s showing its age in a fiercely competitive segment, reckons Alex Grant.

Nissan unveils range-extended Note EV

6 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan has launched a range-extended electric drivetrain in the Note compact MPV; the first time it has offered its EV technology with a petrol backup. Nissan has yet to confirm whether the Note will ... Read More »


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