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Julian Kirk

Road Test: Volvo S90 D5 PowerPulse AWD Inscription

2 days ago / 0 comments

The S90 impresses in many ways, says Julian Kirk, but the top-spec models are pricey. 

Road Test: Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi 2 Eco

4 days ago / 0 comments

Good to drive, well equipped and keenly priced – there’s little to complain about in the revised Sportage, says Julian Kirk.

PSA and GM Europe – a platform for success?

1 week ago / 0 comments

The combined GM Europe and PSA business will become the second largest automotive company in Europe, with the potential for significant cost-savings thanks to platform and technology sharing. Julian Kirk looks at what the … Read More »

FCA to showcase broad fleet offering at Fleet Show 2017

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

From sleek two-seater sports cars to SUVs and rugged LCV workhorses, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be demonstrating the breadth of its corporate offering at the Fleet Show.

Exclusive fleet preview of all-new Mazda CX-5

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Visitors to the Fleet Show are to be given exclusive access to the all-new Mazda CX-5 ahead of its launch in the UK.

Fleet Show debut marks next step in Suzuki’s growth

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

With its sights set on doubling its sales to business users, Suzuki will mark its Fleet Show debut with the chance to try its entire product range, including the all-new Swift supermini.

Future-proof technology could save fleets £20m

1 month ago / 0 comments

More than a third of companies are still not using telematics systems to help monitor their fleet – leaving themselves open to potential fines of up to £20m.

Get ahead of the big data issue

1 month ago / 0 comments

The percentage of new cars able to connect to the internet is set to mushroom from 20% to 75% in just three years’ time – so now is the time for fleet managers to ... Read More »

Don’t leave yourself open to uninsured drivers

1 month ago / 0 comments

The vast majority of employees will not tell their bosses if they receive points on their licence – leaving companies exposed to potential risks such as being uninsured in the event of an accident.

Exclusive first drive of the all-new SEAT Ibiza

1 month ago / 2 comments

Visitors to Fleet Show 2017 will be the first in the UK to drive SEAT’s all-new Ibiza supermini challenger, months ahead of it going on sale.

Reality Check: WLTP, RDE and the impact for fleets

2 months ago / 0 comments

A new testing regime is being introduced later this year aimed at providing a more accurate reflection of a car’s fuel economy and emission. Julian Kirk finds out what’s in store.

First Drive: Volkswagen Golf

2 months ago / 0 comments

The Golf aims to lure buyers back to the brand after recent controversies. By Julian Kirk.

Spring Budget: Diesel tax regime on cards

3 months ago / 1 comments

A ‘warning shot’ has been fired across the bows of diesel drivers, with the Government planning to explore changes in the way such vehicles are taxed.

PSA-Opel tie-up to boost technology development

3 months ago / 0 comments

The combined PSA-Opel group will benefit from a ‘step-change’ in vehicle development thanks to its new scale, according to industry experts.

Volkswagen goes upmarket with Arteon

3 months ago / 1 comments

Volkswagen has revealed the successor to the CC saloon-cum-coupe – the Arteon.

All-new Volvo XC60 revealed

3 months ago / 2 comments

Volvo has taken the wraps off its new XC60 mid-size SUV, revealing a car heavily influenced by the larger XC90 model.

Kia debuts two plug-in hybrid models

3 months ago / 1 comments

Kia will add two new plug-in hybrid models to its line-up later this year, both offering sub-50g/km CO2 emissions.

Vauxhall’s future uncertain under new PSA ownership

3 months ago / 0 comments

The future of Vauxhall has been thrown into doubt following the sale of parent company GM Europe to PSA.

PSA confirms €2.2bn Vauxhall/Opel buyout

3 months ago / 0 comments

GM’s Vauxhall and Opel business has been sold to the PSA Group for €2.2 billion.

VW targets fleet sales for plug-in hybrid Golf GTE

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen is expecting more fleet buyers to switch-on to the GTE plug-in hybrid version of its recently refreshed Golf.

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