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Alex Grant

BVRLA publishes latest funding guide for fleets

1 year ago / 0 comments

The BVRLA has published the latest version of the Guide to Vehicle Funding, which offers advice for fleets and consumers looking to finance their next cars … Read More »

EST launches free fleet analysis

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Energy Saving Trust is launching a free fleet analysis aimed at identifying ways to save the £1bn of fuel it claims are wasted by English … Read More »

Daimler to merge Hailo into its Mytaxi hailing service

1 year ago / 1 comments

Daimler is to merge taxi hailing app Hailo into its Mytaxi e-hailing service, creating what’s said to be the largest mobility business of its kind in … Read More »

Tesla confirms two new models and car sharing scheme

1 year ago / 0 comments

Tesla is to launch a compact SUV, pickup truck and two heavy-duty vehicles, alongside a suite of mobility solutions, according to founder and CEO, Elon Musk.

Brexit – Where next for new cars?

2 years ago / 0 comments

As a large importer and exporter of new cars, clarity about the future of trade with the EU can’t come soon enough, as Alex Grant explains. ... Read More »

First Drive: Audi A5 Coupe

2 years ago / 0 comments

The all-new A5 is a technological leap masquerading as a facelift, reckons Alex Grant.

First Drive: Volvo V90

2 years ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant finds out if Volvo’s stylish newcomer can put the brand back on drivers’ wishlists.

First Drive: SEAT Ateca

2 years ago / 1 comments

Can SEAT’s long-overdue crossover take on the best in its class? Alex Grant finds out.

Road Test: Volkswagen Passat Bluemotion

2 years ago / 0 comments

CO2-conscious Passat offers supermini fuel economy, but supermini equipment levels too, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Audi A3

2 years ago / 1 comments

A subtle update for Audi’s best-seller, but that’s all it needed, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C 350 e

2 years ago / 0 comments

Unquestionably clever, but the plug-in C-Class fits a very specific user, explains Alex Grant.

SEAT targets user-choosers for ongoing growth

2 years ago / 0 comments

SEAT is aiming for “double digit” growth in sales by optimising its product range and focusing on higher-value segments than previously, according to chairman of the … Read More »

Skoda adds 102g/km petrol engine to Octavia

2 years ago / 0 comments

Replacing the 1.2 TSI, it’s the first time the Octavia has been offered with a three-cylinder engine, the 999cc unit producing 113bhp thanks to a turbocharger. … Read More »

Renault shows updated Clio

2 years ago / 0 comments

Available to order in the UK from October, updated versions are marked out by new exterior lighting and alterations to the styling in line with the … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Caravelle Generation Six

2 years ago / 0 comments

Six decades on, the Caravelle is the legacy of a great idea that’s still relevant today, says Alex Grant.

Q&A: Eric Feunteun on Renault’s EV programme

2 years ago / 0 comments

How healthy is the EV market? The growth of EV volumes is quite impressive; over 50% worldwide, and also on a European basis. Among that Renault … Read More »

New E-Class Estate offers class-leading space, 109g/km CO2

2 years ago / 0 comments

Engines will be shared with the saloon, which means UK drivers will initially be offered the 192bhp E 220 d four-cylinder diesel and nine-speed automatic transmission, … Read More »

JLR to have doubled its 'true fleet' share in two years

2 years ago / 0 comments

Jon Wackett, JLR’s general manager, fleet and business sales, said the company is focusing on offering desirable vehicles, efficient engines and a strong total cost of … Read More »

Vauxhall reveals upgrades for Zafira Tourer

2 years ago / 0 comments

Arriving in showrooms from October, the updated MPV will take the fight to newcomers such as Renault's striking new Grand Scenic, as well as established compact … Read More »

London Mayor criticises “limited ambition” of air quality plans

2 years ago / 0 comments

In a submission to the High Court of Justice today, the Mayor said he feels the ambitions of his predecessor, Boris Johnson were limited and that … Read More »

Peugeot reveals technology rich new 3008 crossover

2 years ago / 1 comments

Peugeot is aiming for the core of the C-SUV segment with the new 3008 crossover, which goes on sale in the UK at the end of this … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf Match BlueMotion Edition

2 years ago / 0 comments

The petrol-powered eco-Golf is just in time to take advantage of its maker’s recent troubles, reckons Alex Grant.

Volvo previews XC40 crossover and S40 saloon

2 years ago / 3 comments

Volvo Cars has unveiled two concepts previewing a crossover and compact saloon, likely to launch as the XC40 and S40 as soon as next year.

First Drive: Ford Mustang

2 years ago / 0 comments

Tuning the Mustang for European tastes hasn’t dulled its desirability, says Alex Grant.

Nissan Euro 6 diesels accused of cheating NOx testing

2 years ago / 0 comments

The allegations relate to vehicles built at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland as, since 2014, South Korea’s emissions requirements for diesel vehicles have been based on the … Read More »

DVLA begins work on digital driving licence

2 years ago / 1 comments

The DVLA has started work on a digital version of the driving licence to accompany the current photocard.

VIP treatment: Latest tech developments for the luxury class

2 years ago / 0 comments

Often the first place new technology breaks ground, the luxury class is a sign of the convenience headed for core fleet cars in the coming years. … Read More »

Find your next fleet at the Silverstone Fleet Show

2 years ago / 0 comments

Held at the iconic Silverstone Wing on Wednesday 11th May, exhibitors include 21 vehicle manufacturers and up to 300 of their latest models, available for test … Read More »

Fleet Show debut for Audi Q7 plug-in hybrid

2 years ago / 0 comments

The only diesel-electric plug-in hybrid in its class, the Q7 e-tron combines an efficient V6 TDI engine with a powerful electric motor, offering four-wheel drive and … Read More »

BMW i3 to gain 50% extra range

2 years ago / 0 comments

The refreshed i3 features a new 33kWh lithium-ion battery, slightly larger than the unit fitted to the latest Nissan LEAF and a significant increase on the … Read More »