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Alex Grant

Scottish counties have highest level of unsafe vehicle offences

4 years ago / 0 comments

The survey uses information provided by the DVLA to Intelligent Car Leasing on the number of cases where driving licence penalty points were applied for “construction … Read More »

Road Test: Citroën Grand C4 Picasso

4 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR: MPV   PRICE: £19,200–£27,855   FUEL: 44.8–74.3mpg   CO2: 98–148g/km With all the industry talk of downsizing, it may surprise you to hear that it’s the seven-seat member … Read More »

Foundations for growth

4 years ago / 0 comments

  Volvo is looking set for a formative 12 months. The New Year marked the launch of its all-new D4 diesel engine, the first developed in-house … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design Lux

4 years ago / 0 comments

Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design Lux Geartronic Sector: SUV Price: £41,120 Fuel: 44.1mpg CO2: 169g/km Led by demand from China and North America, Volvo’s XC60 accounts for … Read More »

Road Test: SEAT Leon FR SC 1.4 TFSI

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower-medium Price: £19,265 Fuel: 54.3mpg CO2: 119g/km For a brand with affordable sportiness at the heart of its DNA, the Leon SC has been suspicious … Read More »

Road Test: Subaru BRZ Lux

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupe Price: £26,495 Fuel: 36.2mpg CO2: 181g/km For the last two decades, Subaru has made a name for itself with its turbocharged four-wheel drive saloon … Read More »

Honda UK confirms new head of corporate sales

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English joins the corporate sales division after eight months as an account director at Return on Investment, but has previously held corporate sales roles at Audi … Read More »

BMW downsizes X6 format for new X4

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The X4 is the fourth part of BMW’s 4 Series family, the new denomination what would have been the sportier members of the 3 Series range.  … Read More »

Younger audience to drive volume for Honda

4 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker sold 55,660 units in the UK last year, a 2.7% increase on 2012’s 54,208 sales, and helped by the 1.6-litre Earth Dreams Technology diesel … Read More »

Skoda concept car previews next Superb's technology

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Named VisionC, it uses the Volkswagen Group MQB platform debuted on the latest lower-medium models, though here sized up to show how it could apply to … Read More »

Geneva Motor Show: Aggressive new Toyota Aygo breaks cover

4 years ago / 0 comments

It’s the third and final model from a trio which also includes the new Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108, both of which were also shown at … Read More »

Geneva Motor Show: MINI hints at conventional rear doors for next Clubman

4 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker has yet to confirm how closely this will resemble the production car, but hinting at a pair of full-size rear doors answers criticism of … Read More »

Euro 6 diesel engine brings Astra down to 97g/km

4 years ago / 0 comments

Previously only fitted to the Zafira Tourer and Meriva, the engine is now available in 108 and 134bhp forms in the Astra five-door hatchback and Sports … Read More »

Geneva Motor Show: Jaguar announces compact executive XE for 2015

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Set to launch in 2015, the XE puts Jaguar back into a vitally important fleet segment against the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class … Read More »

Geneva Motor Show: New hybrid system and dual-clutch gearbox cut carbon at Kia

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The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will replace Kia’s existing six-speed automatic, sold on the majority of its model range, and is claimed to offer a 5% improvement … Read More »

Lighter new Audi TT cuts CO2 emissions to 110g/km

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Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the third generation of the ever-popular coupe launches 16 years after the original and – as in its predecessor – … Read More »

Fleet feedback key for Nissan's electric van

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Produced alongside the petrol and diesel versions at Nissan’s factory in Barcelona, the e-NV200 has been developed and modified in line with the feedback from real-world … Read More »

Study shows cars struggle to meet Euro 3 emission standards in real-world use

4 years ago / 0 comments

Imperial College London and the vehicle analysts at Emissions Analytics teamed up to look at harmful NOx emissions in the exhaust emissions of a sample light-duty … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower medium Price: £21,270 Fuel: 88.3mpg CO2: 85g/km New technology and ever-more complex petrol and diesel engines mean there’s never been a wider choice when … Read More »

Jaguar targets fleets with new XF R-Sport

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Sold in saloon and Sportbrake bodystyles, the new trim level offers Jaguar a rival to the Audi S line, BMW M Sport and Mercedes AMG Sport … Read More »

Fleet Geek – the latest techy developments

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EyeFi Mobi A fast-access SD card with a trick up its sleeve; via a built-in WiFi connection it can instantly transfer images from a digital camera … Read More »

Honda to drop Insight and CR-Z hybrids in Europe

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Both cars are due to be replaced at the end of the year, but neither of the next-generation hybrids will be sold in Europe.   According … Read More »

Citroën shows first images of new C1 city car

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Citroën has sold 760,000 of the first-generation C1 since the car launched in 2005, and its successor falls in line with the latest cars to join … Read More »

Refreshed Ford Focus breaks cover

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Technological updates are packaged behind a heavily updated bodyshell now featuring the slimmer chrome grille first shown on the 2011 Evos concept car and now fitted … Read More »

Volvo teases Geneva-bound estate concept car

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While very little is visible, the concept shows design elements from the Concept XC Coupe shown at the Detroit Motor Show in January in what appear … Read More »

Volkswagen unveils 35g/km Golf GTE plug-in hybrid

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Due to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the GTE brings Volkswagen’s performance Golf family to three models, sold alongside the petrol GTI and diesel … Read More »

UK faces legal action for not meeting NO2 limits

4 years ago / 0 comments

Laid out in 2008, the Directive set strict limits for particulate and nitrogen dioxide emissions for all EU member states, with a deadline of 1st January … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen CC GT 2.0 TDI 140 BlueMotion Technology

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper-medium Price: £27,220 Fuel: 61.4 CO2: 120g/km While Volkswagen’s efforts to take itself upmarket have met with varied results (Phaeton – miss, Touareg – hit), … Read More »

DfT expects £170m underspend on ULEV financial support

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Plans to improve uptake of ULEVs – which emit less than 75g/km CO2 – were laid out during the 2010 spending review, where the government announced … Read More »

Updated Volkswagen Scirocco cuts CO2 to 107g/km

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Due to be unveiled alongside the new Polo at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the Scirocco’s refresh will mark 40 years since the original coupe … Read More »