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Alex Grant

New Audi A4 to gain ‘mild hybrid’ diesels

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Audi’s heavily updated A4 line-up will offer richer connectivity and new ‘mild hybrid’ petrol and diesel engines, the carmaker has confirmed, with ordering due to start … Read More »

A home for hydrogen?

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A collaborative project in Swindon is tasking hydrogen fuel cell cars with the rigours of a life on fleet. Alex Grant dropped in to find out … Read More »

Innovation: Renault e-Tech hybrid technology

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Renault’s e-Tech hybrid technology debuts next year in the Clio. Alex Grant looks at how the technology is expected to command a diesel-like share of the … Read More »

Spotlight: Renault Clio

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Despite evolutionary styling, Renault’s fifth-generation Clio is an all-new car with some innovative fleet-focused technology up its sleeve, as Alex Grant explains.

Interview: ALD’s Matt Dale on the need for forward fleet thinking

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ALD Automotive is working closely with fleets to help them make sense of an ever-evolving landscape – and head of consultancy, Matt Dale, says there’s no … Read More »

Spotlight: Jaguar XE

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With a segment-first RDE2-compliant diesel engine and significant step up in interior quality, the updated Jaguar XE is renewing its focus on fleets. By Alex Grant.

ALD launches fully digital all-employee car scheme

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ALD Automotive has launched a fully digital employee car scheme for corporate customers, designed as a complementary, low-admin proposition alongside traditional company car schemes.

One in five Mondeos are hybrids, says Ford

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Ford recorded a ten-fold year-on-year increase in Mondeo Hybrid registrations during 2018, reaching 10,000 units across Europe, as rising costs and political pressure continued to erode … Read More »

New Ford Kuga to include 29g/km plug-in hybrid

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Ford’s all-new Kuga SUV will include three ‘electrified’ drivetrains, including a plug-in hybrid with CO2 emissions from 29g/km, alongside petrol and diesel versions.

FCA developing plug-in services for fleets

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is developing a suite of services to support its forthcoming plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, while aiming to offer fleets total cost … Read More »

SsangYong eyes fleet growth following 2018 restructure

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SsangYong is looking to almost triple its UK sales to 10,000 units, supported by the new Korando SUV, electric vehicles and a growing focus on fleet … Read More »

Electrification could mean an end for diesel Clio, says Renault

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Renault is expecting to gradually phase out diesel engines from the new Clio, predicting demand for its new hybrid system could be as high as diesel … Read More »

Nissan readies electric SUV as EV demand grows

3 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan is readying a range of ‘electrified’ SUVs, including a standalone battery-electric model, following strong demand for its second-generation Leaf.

NCAP-inspired database ranks vehicles on NOx emissions

3 months ago / 0 comments

Fleets and policymakers can now access at-a-glance information about vehicles’ NOx emissions in urban use, aimed at helping cities with poor air quality to meet legal … Read More »

Jaguar targets fleets with updated, RDE2-compliant XE saloon

3 months ago / 0 comments

Jaguar is renewing its focus on SME fleets, launching an updated version of the XE compact executive saloon with the first RDE2-compliant diesel engine in its … Read More »

Charging points a ‘natural’ extension of vehicle leasing

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Leasing companies could play a significant role in supporting electric vehicle uptake among fleets by funding charging points as an extension of the vehicle lease, according … Read More »

Nissan to support high-power UK charging network

4 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan is working with infrastructure partners to deploy high-power electric vehicle charging points along major European routes, including the UK’s Electric Highway network, ahead of the … Read More »

SME fleets to underpin Lexus UK sales growth

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Lexus is focusing on SMEs with its new models, seeing small fleets as a vital part of plans to increase its UK sales around 33% over … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf SV

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Volkswagen’s space-efficient compact MPV deserves wider recognition, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Fiat 500X

5 months ago / 0 comments

You’d be forgiven for missing updates to Fiat’s chic urban SUV, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 4

5 months ago / 0 comments

Can the Shogun Sport live up to its namesake’s go-anywhere reputation? Alex Grant finds out.

Charging 2.0: How the latest EVs are opening up electric motoring to fleets

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With the first long-range, mass-market electric cars coming to market and plug-in sales continuing to grow, Alex Grant looks at how new technology could re-shape the … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo V60 D4 Inscription

6 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo’s compact executive estate gives plenty for rivals to worry about, says Alex Grant.

Still life for company cars, says fleet expert

6 months ago / 0 comments

Company cars still have a vital role to play for businesses, despite rising costs, but it has never been more important for fleet managers to understand … Read More »

First Drive: Suzuki Jimny

6 months ago / 0 comments

Don’t be fooled by the cute styling, Suzuki’s tough Jimny means business. By Alex Grant.

Suzuki fleet dealers to put focus on SMEs

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Suzuki GB will launch its first ever business specialist dealers in Q2 2019, as the company puts the infrastructure in place to chase ongoing growth with … Read More »

Road Test: Hyundai i30 N-Line

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The i30 gets its first sports-styled trim level, and Alex Grant reckons there’s plenty to like.

First Drive: Citroën C5 Aircross

6 months ago / 0 comments

There’s more to Citroën’s flagship SUV than concept car styling, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Audi Q8

6 months ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant weighs up the pros and cons of Audi’s imposing coupé-SUV.

Road Test: Alpina D5 S

6 months ago / 0 comments

Alpina’s fine-tuned 5 Series is an uncompromisingly capable executive car, explains Alex Grant.