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Alex Grant

Spotlight: Volkswagen T-Roc

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Volkswagen’s entry into the compact crossover segment is a good reason for established rivals to be worried, and it’s just the start of the brand’s SUV … Read More »

Groupe Renault sets sights on 40% growth by 2022

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Groupe Renault has revealed its six-year plan to grow global sales by 40%, to five million units, while widening its line-up of plug-in models and extending … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Polo

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The Polo does so much, so well, that it could tempt buyers out of the Golf, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi

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The class leader has had a customer-focused update for 2017, explains Alex Grant.

Suzuki reaps benefits of new focus on fleets

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Suzuki will have almost quadrupled its fleet sales this year, having put a team and strategy together to support it, and that’s despite a very limited … Read More »

Clock ticking on urgent WLTP tax reforms

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As Europe shifts over to the new WLTP fuel economy test cycle, Alex Grant looks at the urgent need for clarity on how tax bands will be reformed to … Read More »

Road Test: Škoda Octavia vRS

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Sportiness with a sensible side; the vRS is one of the Octavia’s long list of talents, says Alex Grant.

Spotlight: Volvo XC40

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Volvo’s first compact SUV is a vital part of its near-future growth plans, as Alex Grant explains.

Revised Mondeo cuts costs, bolsters user-chooser appeal

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Ford has restructured the Mondeo range, reducing the number of trim levels, cutting on-the-road pricing and adding equipment to bolster its user-chooser appeal.

Severn Tolls to be cut from January

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Tolls on the Severn Bridge are to be cut by almost a fifth from 8 January, ahead of plans to abolish them altogether by the end … Read More »

Chery targets fleets with plug-in crossover

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Chinese carmaker Chery has revealed the first of its European-market products, a crossover with hybrid and electric powertrains which will target fleet and retail customers across … Read More »

TomTom launches live charging point data service

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TomTom has launched a new service displaying real-time charging point availability for electric vehicle drivers within its navigation devices.

Grandland X will be Vauxhall’s first plug-in hybrid

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The Grandland X crossover will be Vauxhall’s first plug-in hybrid, utilising technology from parent company PSA Group, suggesting Peugeot, Citroen and DS could offer similar products … Read More »

Updated S-Class previews longer-range, faster-charging PHEVs

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Mercedes-Benz has boosted the range and charging times of the S-Class plug-in hybrid, previewing technology likely to be rolled out across its other plug-in models in … Read More »

Lexus updates best-selling CT and NX

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Lexus will launch a refreshed CT hatchback and NX crossover late this year, replacing models which account for over half of its UK sales volume.

VW Group aims for CO2-neutral petrol and diesel engines

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Volkswagen Group is working towards carbon-neutral combustion engines, seeing petrol and diesel as a vital technology despite plans for mass electrification of its model range over … Read More »

Infrastructure could curb EV uptake, says JLR CEO

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Jaguar Land Rover has no plans to stop using petrol and diesel engines in the near future, chief executive officer, Ralf Speth, has said, suggesting infrastructure had … Read More »

Scotland aims to phase out petrol and diesel in 2032

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The Scottish Parliament has outlined plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2032, supported by part of a £60m funding pot for low-carbon technologies.

New Nissan LEAF goes further, faster

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Nissan’s second-generation LEAF electric vehicle will arrive in Europe early next year, offering 50% more range, increased power and partially-autonomous drive.

WLTP requires urgent tax reform, experts warn

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The UK’s car tax system needs to be reformed as soon as the next fiscal year to account for higher CO2 figures generated under the new … Read More »

Shanghai’s Chery to target European fleets

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Chery, one of China’s biggest carmakers, is to launch in Europe with a line-up of ‘electrified’ crossovers and sights set on a footprint in the fleet … Read More »

First Drive: Renault Koleos

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Renault’s luxurious flagship has several roles to fill, explains Alex Grant.

Volkswagen backs SUVs as ‘true fleet’ volumes grow

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Volkswagen could soon be selling more SUVs in ‘true fleet’ than it does Golfs, with the forthcoming T-Roc crossover potentially able to outperform the Passat once … Read More »

Electric and diesel variants drive H1 uplift for Nissan GB

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Nissan GB has seen little slowdown in demand for diesel engines, despite the electric LEAF accounting for almost a third of its UK sales growth in … Read More »

Volkswagen Bus reincarnated as electric vehicle

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Volkswagen has greenlighted production of an electric van and MPV, said to be inspired by the split-screen Transporter and Microbus of the 1950s…

Road Test: Audi Q5 2.0 TDI S line

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The new Q5 is a huge step forward in all except Audi’s evolutionary styling, explains Alex Grant.

Driverless cars still need human input, research shows

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Autonomous cars won’t have the edge over human drivers until every vehicle can communicate with each other and predict what’s happening over the horizon, according to … Read More »

BMW shows first images of X2 coupe-SUV

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BMW has previewed the forthcoming X2 coupe-SUV, which is due to launch in 2018.

New 110g/km petrol engine for Volkswagen Golf

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Volkswagen has added a 128 Bhp petrol engine to the Golf line-up, which offers fuel consumption as low as 58.8 mpg with CO2 emissions from 110g/km.

Learner drivers to get motorway lessons from next year

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Learner drivers will be able to take lessons on the motorway as of next year, in a move aimed at curbing accident rates for younger motorists.