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Alex Grant

SsangYong eyes fleet growth following 2018 restructure

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

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

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

1 month ago / 0 comments

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

2 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

2 months ago / 0 comments

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

3 months ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Fiat 500X

3 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

3 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

3 months ago / 0 comments

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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago / 0 comments

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

4 months ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Citroën C5 Aircross

4 months ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Audi Q8

4 months ago / 0 comments

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

Road Test: Alpina D5 S

4 months ago / 0 comments

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

First Drive: Skoda Fabia

4 months ago / 0 comments

In a growing Skoda line-up, does the familiar Fabia still impress? Alex Grant finds out.

Road Test: MG3

4 months ago / 0 comments

MG has injected some much-needed modernity into its entry-level model, says Alex Grant.

Road test: Kia Sportage

5 months ago / 0 comments

There are some notable new diesel options behind Kia’s refreshed best-seller, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz CLS

5 months ago / 0 comments

The CLS is cutting-edge design that plays to some traditional brand strengths, says Alex Grant.

Tech Spotlight: Airbubbl by Airlabs

5 months ago / 0 comments

The enclosed cabins of your fleet vehicles might be more harmful to your drivers’ health than you realise. But there is a solution, as Alex Grant … Read More »

To connect and serve: Carmakers’ latest digital services

5 months ago / 0 comments

From app-based ‘digital keys’ to built-in telematics hardware, and emergency assistance, high-speed data connections are unlocking new services for fleets. Alex Grant finds out what’s available … Read More »

Interview: Seat head of fleet Peter McDonald

5 months ago / 0 comments

In a challenging UK market, Seat’s focus on wider appeal and straightforward interactions is reaping rewards, according to head of fleet Peter McDonald. By Alex Grant.

Volvo invests in mobile EV rapid charging startup

5 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo Cars has invested in charging point company FreeWire Technologies, which has developed a cheaper and less labour-intensive solution for installing rapid chargers for electric vehicles.

Toyota GB appoints new head of fleet

5 months ago / 0 comments

Stuart Ferma is to head up Toyota GB’s fleet sales operation from 1 January, replacing Neil Broad who will move to the marketing department.

Volkswagen aims for 50% SUV sales share by 2025

5 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has stepped up its SUV ambitions, planning a line-up of 30 models by 2025 and expecting them to account for half of its global sales … Read More »