Today in Fleet: Monday 8 May
All the key news in fleet…
Volvo models score highest-ever RVs
Volvo’s S90, V90 and XC90 have all received the brand’s highest-ever residual values in their respective segments.
The figures from CAP HPI‘s Gold Book in May indicate that the XC90 D5 PowerPulse Momentum will be worth 48.7% of its original price after three years and 60,000 miles – ahead of the equivalent Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE models.
And CAP HPI also forecasts figures of 41.2% and 41.8% for the V90 D4 Momentum and Inscription variants and the 39.8% for the S90 D4 Momentum, making them highly competitive compared against rivals.
Fuel prices slashed further
Supermarkets have slashed their fuel prices for the second time in a week.
Announced late on Friday, the move saw Morrisons then Sainsbury’s commit to a second drop of up to 2ppl for diesel and unleaded after oil prices fell sharply Thursday. The news follows Wednesday’s move to cut 2ppl off diesel and 1ppl for unleaded. However, Tesco, which also dropped its prices Wednesday, has not announced a further drop.
Asda, which had not implemented the previous pricing cut, has also now cut prices by up to 3ppl off diesel and 1ppl off petrol.
Pricing and specification announced for new SEAT Ibiza
SEAT has opened UK order books for the new Ibiza, which is priced from £13,130.
Avaiable for exclusives first drives at the Fleet Show and in showrooms from 21 July, the latest Ibiza debuts the new Volkswagen Group MQB A0 platform and is available in five-door format only with a choice of five trim levels and four petrol engines.
Standard kit includes air con, electric front windows, automatic headlights, Bluetooth and advanced safety features including Front Assist.
Alphabet returns to Chargemaster
Alphabet has a fleet of 8,000 electric and hybrid vehicles and says it was responsible for over 10% of all OLEV-grant eligible vehicles in the UK last year.
Zenith moves to new low carbon headquarters
Zenith Vehicle Contracts is moving its headquarters to a new site in Leeds as it looks to enhance its eco credentials.
The new 45,000 sq ft offices, which form part of the Kirkstall Forge development, are designed to meet achieve an excellent rating under the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) sustainability assessment method and are also working toward a low or zero carbon rating. Solar panels are installed on the roof and a new energy strategy is being deployed while the development will also feature running and cycle routes.