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Natalie Middleton

Toyota releases images of new PSA-built Proace van

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The new model will be built alongside its PSA siblings – the Peugeot Expert and Citroen Dispatch – at the Sevelnord factory in northern France from April and will go on sale in the … Read More »

Detroit News: Nissan to improve charging times for LEAF

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As a result, total charging time for the EV will be reduced by nearly  half, to around four hours. Pierre Loing, Nissan's product planning chief for the Americas, said: ‘This will be a big … Read More »

New research shows 1 in 3 drivers would fail an eyesight test

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The company’s screening tests on visitors to its Drive Safe roadshows were carried out over a period of eight months, with the results proving even more alarming than previous studies, which had estimated the … Read More »

Detroit News: BMW previews next 3 Series Coupe

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The model is expected in showrooms by the end of the year, with other variants to follow afterwards, and will become a standalone model called the 4 Series to set it apart, like the … Read More »

Detroit News: Honda shows forthcoming small SUV

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Shown at Detroit as the carmaker’s “Urban SUV Concept”, the model will be based on Honda’s Global Compact Series platform – the same as the forthcoming Honda Jazz. It will also feature the modular … Read More »

Hertz and Chargemaster launch EV car-sharing club in Milton Keynes

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The project has been developed by Milton Keynes Council, Hertz on Demand, the Hertz Corporation’s global car sharing club, and charging point installer Chargemaster plc. The car club will initially launch with a fleet … Read More »

Detroit News: VW considers new budget brand

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The carmaker announced at Detroit that the decision on a budget brand would be made this year, with any venture almost certain to start in China – where the brand has seen a sharp … Read More »

JLR expansion shows benefits of targeting right customers in downturn, says car industry analyst

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Commenting on the company’s announcement, which follows the news last week that Honda is to cut 800 jobs in the UK, Stadler, who is associate professor of strategy at Warwick Business School, said: ‘JLR … Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover announces 800 new jobs in UK

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The carmaker sold a total of 357,773 vehicles in 2012, up by 30%, helped by the launch of new and updated models as well as strong growth in China, which has now become the … Read More »

Martin Wilson appointed to new Hyundai fleet director role

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The role, which became effective on 1 January 2013, sees Wilson assume responsibility for all of Hyundai’s fleet operations including contract hire, remarketing, government contracts and fleet sales. Wilson has over 19 years' experience in … Read More »

Van Excellence signs up first Industry Partners to promote scheme

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The scheme was launched in 2010 to promote high standards of van operation and driving by accrediting operators again code of good practice. The addition of Industry Partners to the scheme has been made in … Read More »

Renault launches new Captur compact crossover

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Built on the Clio/Nissan Juke platform and featuring a compact footprint, the Captur is intended to offer the styling and driving position of an SUV, with the cabin space and practicality of an MPU … Read More »

Used car values to drop 3-5% from 2016, predicts KeeResources

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Managing director Denis Keenan commented: ‘While the possibility exists of the UK being used even more as a dumping ground at a time when the EU new car sales market is at an all-time … Read More »

Halfords Autocentres to drive fleet growth

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Phil Bancroft and Marie Howes join existing business development manager Jason Gill and bring Halfords Autocentres’ fleet account handling team to a total of six members.  Andrew Huntly, who was appointed six months ago … Read More »

BVRLA has positive news for fleet industry in 2013 outlook

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The association says that the fleet sector will continue to be a reliable source of business for manufacturers who will struggle to cope with what is likely to be a volatile retail market. It … Read More »

Honda to axe 800 jobs in UK

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The carmaker said that it is entering into formal consultation on the job losses, which would be made by spring this year, and added that the move was necessary ‘to ensure the long-term stability … Read More »

Clackmannanshire Council replaces diesel vans with Renault Kangoo EVs

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The vans form part of the council’s drive to cut carbon emissions, save money and cut fossil fuel use in line with the Scottish Government’s plans to get more EVs on the road. The … Read More »

Honda rolls out online SMR solution and Honda Fleet Promise service package

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The new online SMR solution has been launched following the appointment of Silverstone-based Fleet Influence Limited as a new partner to run the project. The system provides access to full service, maintenance and repair … Read More »

HMRC updates company car calculator with 2013 BiK rates

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The calculator now allows calculations for the years 2008-09 to 2013-14, by including the forthcoming 2013/14 changes that were announced in the 2011 Budget.  These changes see an increase of 1% for bands covering … Read More »

Kia fleet sales rise 32% in flat market

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Last year saw the brand record a total of 66,629 registrations, of which over 35,000 units went to fleet – a 32% increase on the previous year’s figure. The rise gave the company a … Read More »