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Alex Grant

Diesel-only cee'd Sportswagon targets fleet users

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Europe-only model goes on sale today, with low maintenance and insurance costs designed to keep costs down for businesses. It’s lower and narrower than its predecessor, and features a slightly smaller boot, at … Read More »

Vauxhall to launch Eos-rivalling convertible

5 years ago / 0 comments

Like the TwinTop version of the previous generation car, the Cascada is longer than the Astra hatchback. At 4.7 metres, the new model is slightly longer than the forthcoming Astra saloon, and the teaser … Read More »

Honda invests £267m in UK factory

5 years ago / 0 comments

The investment is the biggest the carmaker has made in its UK facilities in over a decade, and includes recruiting 500 staff, bringing the total to 3,500. Production this year will be twice what … Read More »

Sub-200gpkm emissions for new Range Rover

5 years ago / 0 comments

Land Rover unveiled its most luxurious model at the Royal Ballet School in London this week, featuring an all-aluminium body said to be stiffer yet 39% lighter than in its predecessor and new lightweight … Read More »

Major Ford product offensive aims for European growth

5 years ago / 0 comments

Presented to 2,500 dealers, employees and media, the event outlined Ford’s plans to find new sales in growing sectors and to slimline the number of platforms it uses globally. To date, 43% of its … Read More »

Transit range grows to four versions

5 years ago / 0 comments

Unveiled at the manufacturer’s Go Further event in Amsterdam, the range is topped by a two-tonne Transit which will be the first time the large commercial vehicle has been sold globally. European buyers will … Read More »

Ford to offer full range of SUV sizes by end of 2014

5 years ago / 0 comments

The first generation EcoSport has proved popular, selling 700,000 units in the South American region. Its successor, which uses the same platform as the new Fiesta and B-Max, will be a world car sold … Read More »

Premium aspirations for technology-rich new Mondeo

5 years ago / 0 comments

The latest incarnation of the flagship Ford features the same front end styling as the Evos concept shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September, and is aimed at boosting the carmaker’s footprint within … Read More »

Seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf revealed

5 years ago / 0 comments

The first Golf launched 36 years ago, and Volkswagen has since sold 29 million vehicles worldwide. In its latest incarnation, the car uses the Group’s new MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform, which allows components … Read More »

Welsh Police Authorities choose Vauxhall for vehicle supply

5 years ago / 0 comments

The deal will add South Wales Police, Gwent Police, North Wales Police and Dyfed Powys Police to the carmaker’s existing list of contracts. Vauxhall supplies vehicles to 41 of the 52 Police Authorities in … Read More »

Saab sale finalised, with electric 9-3 due within two years

5 years ago / 0 comments

Under the deal, which was completed on 31st August, NEVS has owns main assets of Saab Automobile AB, Saab Automobile Powertrain AB and Saab Automobile Tools AB. Included are the intellectual property rights for … Read More »

National Windscreens extends Vauxhall Movano fleet

5 years ago / 0 comments

So far six L1 H1 FWD 2.3 CDTi Movanos have been supplied, through Vauxhall retailer Drive Central Bristol, to the company’s headquarters for use around the country. All vans included in the order will … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo V60 T6 AWD R-Design Polestar

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact executive Price: £39,220 Fuel: 28.5mpg CO2: 237g/km   With a reputation for building safe family carriers and lifestyle cars, it’s almost easy to forget that Volvo has a back-catalogue of characterful and … Read More »

Refinement and customisation upgrades announced for 2013 Defender

5 years ago / 0 comments

The interior upgrades address criticisms of driver and passenger comfort offered in the carmaker’s oldest vehicle. New for the 2013 model year is the option of sports-style seats with an integral head rest designed … Read More »

New Panda 4×4 to gain TwinAir Turbo petrol engine

5 years ago / 0 comments

Panda 4×4 sits on the same wheelbase and has the same track width front and rear as the two wheel drive system. It uses a torque-on-demand transmission with a differential at each axle and … Read More »

Citroen DS3 Cabrio revealed

5 years ago / 0 comments

DS3 Cabriolet features a full-length retractable fabric roof, which can be opened half way along the roof, all the way to the boot spoiler, and down the rear window at speeds of up to … Read More »

TomTom LIVE navigation offered by BMW

5 years ago / 0 comments

A specially-designed mount attaches the five inch touch screen TomTom device onto the dashboard of the car. The device integrates with BMW's Car Entertainment System via the active dock.  Navigation directions and hands-free phone … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen Beetle 1.2 TSI DSG

5 years ago / 0 comments

 Sector: Lower medium Price: £16,600 Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 137g/km   With concept cars like the sporty E-Bugster and Beetle R, Volkswagen wants to shift the emphasis from flower to power with the new Beetle. … Read More »

All-electric Infiniti compact saloon to go on sale in 2014

5 years ago / 0 comments

Previously shown at the New York International Auto Show in April, the LE Concept is roughly the same size as a BMW 3 Series, and uses an under-floor battery to power its 132bhp, 240lb.ft … Read More »

JCT600 Contracts awarded 200-vehicle contract from care home network HC-One

5 years ago / 0 comments

The fleet will be made up of Renault Masters, converted by Sandbach-based Wilker for use on the HC-One fleet. Deliveries started with a minibus at the Windsor Court Care Home in Goole, and after … Read More »


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