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Alex Grant

Today in Fleet – Friday 14 July

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Road Test: Skoda Kodiaq Edition 2.0 TDI (150PS) DSG 4×4

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Skoda practicality in a fashionable SUV – the Kodiaq can’t go far wrong, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Vauxhall Mokka X Elite 1.6 CDTi (136PS)

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Vauxhall’s first crossover has done well by stradding segments – but does it still have a role in a growing line-up? Alex Grant finds out.

Road Test: Renault Clio Dynamique S Nav dCi 110

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The Clio feels a class above with its new Megane-sourced diesel drivetrain, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Renault Megane Sport Tourer GT Nav

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RenaultSport’s first rework of the new Megane is appealing, but stuck in a grey area, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Infiniti QX30 Premium Tech

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Infiniti’s compact crossover would benefit from being a little more clearly defined, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Infiniti Q60 2.0t Premium Tech

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An appealing compact executive coupe, with a problematic hole in the range, explains Alex Grant.

Volvo to launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021

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Volvo’s line-up will gain five fully electric cars – including two high-performance models – by 2021 in line with its plans to use electric motors in … Read More »

Thinking big: the potential for ‘Big Data’

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The arrival of the ‘Big Data’ era poses plenty of advantages for fleets, but with plenty of challenges too, as delegates at ACFO’s Spring Seminar discovered. … Read More »

Road Test: Renault Twingo GT

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Is this RenaultSport-tuned Twingo a 5 Maxi Turbo for the 21st century? Alex Grant finds out.

Road test: SEAT Ibiza

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Previewing a new generation of products, the Ibiza is a class act, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: BMW 5 Series Touring

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There are few moments where you’d feel short-changed by BMW’s executive estate, reckons Alex Grant.

Spotlight: The new Volkswagen Polo

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Unveiled in Berlin, the latest iteration of the Polo takes a step up in space and technology, as Alex Grant explains.

Vauxhall/Opel CEO steps down ahead of PSA purchase

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Vauxhall/Opel CEO, Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann, has stepped down from his position and will leave the company once its sale to PSA Group has completed.

Road Test: Peugeot 3008 GT-Line 1.6 BlueHDI 120

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The 3008 sharpens its focus on the SUV segment, shaping up to become a class-leader, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Lexus IS 300h

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It’s still unusual in its segment, but the IS hybrid makes a lot of sense, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Kia Picanto

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Kia’s third-generation city car has its sights set on the Volkswagen Up, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.2d

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Can the Giulia lure drivers out of the established compact executive class? Alex Grant finds out.

Fleets to underpin Mitsubishi UK sales growth

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Mitsubishi Motors UK has raised its volume ambitions to 30,000 units this fiscal year, up from 26,000 in 2016/17, with that growth underpinned by a much … Read More »

Road Test: Jaguar XJ L 3.0d Autobiography

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An evolutionary refresh for a revolutionary part of Jaguar’s product history, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volvo S90 D4 Inscription

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The S90 manages more than just a good first impression, says Alex Grant.

Lib Dems to ban diesel car and van sales

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The Liberal Democrats have pledged to ban the sale of diesel cars and small vans in the UK, while reforming tax incentives to promote plug-ins, according … Read More »

First Drive: Ssangyong Tivoli XLV

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The extended Tivoli combines crossover styling with estate functionality, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volvo V40 D3 R-Design Nav Plus

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Volvo’s volume seller remains a good choice, but it’s starting to show its age, reckons Alex Grant.

Commercial Breakthrough – ARI and Royal Mail Fleet

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Joining forces to offer an all-in-one management and maintenance solution for time-critical fleets, ARI and Royal Mail Fleet have the biggest names in the business in ... Read More »

Road Test: Peugeot 2008 GT-Line PureTech 110

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Mild updates bring the 2008 in line with Peugeot’s new large SUVs, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Vauxhall Astra SRi Nav 1.6 CDTi EcoFlex

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The eco-Astra asks little for its effortless fuel economy, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Suzuki Baleno Boosterjet SZ5

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The Baleno is a great supermini with a trick up its sleeve, says Alex Grant

First Drive: Toyota Prius PHV

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It’s unquestionably clever, but the Prius PHV has a major sticking point, explains Alex Grant.

A Bridge Too Far?

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Seven countries, over 700 miles, one tank of diesel – after a marathon driving session, can the new Insignia Grand Sport lure drivers back out of … Read More »