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Peugeot announces Partner Electric van

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Based on the recently-facelifted conventionally-powered Partner, the electric version uses a 67bhp electric motor co-developed with Mitsubishi Motors , similar to the one which powers the … Read More »

Diesel-only cee'd Sportswagon targets fleet users

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Europe-only model goes on sale today, with low maintenance and insurance costs designed to keep costs down for businesses. It’s lower and narrower than its … Read More »

Vauxhall to launch Eos-rivalling convertible

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Like the TwinTop version of the previous generation car, the Cascada is longer than the Astra hatchback. At 4.7 metres, the new model is slightly longer … Read More »

Honda invests £267m in UK factory

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The investment is the biggest the carmaker has made in its UK facilities in over a decade, and includes recruiting 500 staff, bringing the total to … Read More »

Sub-200gpkm emissions for new Range Rover

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Land Rover unveiled its most luxurious model at the Royal Ballet School in London this week, featuring an all-aluminium body said to be stiffer yet 39% … Read More »

Major Ford product offensive aims for European growth

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Presented to 2,500 dealers, employees and media, the event outlined Ford’s plans to find new sales in growing sectors and to slimline the number of platforms … Read More »

Transit range grows to four versions

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Unveiled at the manufacturer’s Go Further event in Amsterdam, the range is topped by a two-tonne Transit which will be the first time the large commercial … Read More »

Ford to offer full range of SUV sizes by end of 2014

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The first generation EcoSport has proved popular, selling 700,000 units in the South American region. Its successor, which uses the same platform as the new Fiesta … Read More »

Premium aspirations for technology-rich new Mondeo

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The latest incarnation of the flagship Ford features the same front end styling as the Evos concept shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September, and … Read More »

Seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf revealed

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The first Golf launched 36 years ago, and Volkswagen has since sold 29 million vehicles worldwide. In its latest incarnation, the car uses the Group’s new … Read More »

Welsh Police Authorities choose Vauxhall for vehicle supply

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The deal will add South Wales Police, Gwent Police, North Wales Police and Dyfed Powys Police to the carmaker’s existing list of contracts. Vauxhall supplies vehicles … Read More »

Saab sale finalised, with electric 9-3 due within two years

5 years ago / 0 comments

Under the deal, which was completed on 31st August, NEVS has owns main assets of Saab Automobile AB, Saab Automobile Powertrain AB and Saab Automobile Tools … Read More »

National Windscreens extends Vauxhall Movano fleet

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So far six L1 H1 FWD 2.3 CDTi Movanos have been supplied, through Vauxhall retailer Drive Central Bristol, to the company’s headquarters for use around the … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo V60 T6 AWD R-Design Polestar

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact executive Price: £39,220 Fuel: 28.5mpg CO2: 237g/km   With a reputation for building safe family carriers and lifestyle cars, it’s almost easy to forget … Read More »

Refinement and customisation upgrades announced for 2013 Defender

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The interior upgrades address criticisms of driver and passenger comfort offered in the carmaker’s oldest vehicle. New for the 2013 model year is the option of … Read More »

New Panda 4×4 to gain TwinAir Turbo petrol engine

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Panda 4×4 sits on the same wheelbase and has the same track width front and rear as the two wheel drive system. It uses a torque-on-demand … Read More »

Citroen DS3 Cabrio revealed

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DS3 Cabriolet features a full-length retractable fabric roof, which can be opened half way along the roof, all the way to the boot spoiler, and down … Read More »

TomTom LIVE navigation offered by BMW

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A specially-designed mount attaches the five inch touch screen TomTom device onto the dashboard of the car. The device integrates with BMW's Car Entertainment System via … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen Beetle 1.2 TSI DSG

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 Sector: Lower medium Price: £16,600 Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 137g/km   With concept cars like the sporty E-Bugster and Beetle R, Volkswagen wants to shift the emphasis … Read More »

All-electric Infiniti compact saloon to go on sale in 2014

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Previously shown at the New York International Auto Show in April, the LE Concept is roughly the same size as a BMW 3 Series, and uses … Read More »

JCT600 Contracts awarded 200-vehicle contract from care home network HC-One

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The fleet will be made up of Renault Masters, converted by Sandbach-based Wilker for use on the HC-One fleet. Deliveries started with a minibus at the … Read More »

Mazda boosts online fleet presence

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The manufacturer’s fleet website now has a version designed to fit smartphone screens, containing information, videos and images of the full range, as well as details … Read More »

Road Test: Chevrolet Aveo LT 1.3 VCDi Eco

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Sector: Supermini Price: £12,795 Fuel: 78.4mpg CO2: 95g/km Chevrolet’s new B-segment car has had a pretty extreme first year. In short, if you’ve not managed a … Read More »

JCT600 Contracts to supply breathalysers with all new cars

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The kits will be calibrated to the lower blood/alcohol level set by French law, and are aimed at better informing drivers before they take to the … Read More »

Motorists buying less fuel, less often, says report

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The trends were revealed in the company’s annual Forecourt Report, which examines customer experiences while visiting fuel stations in the UK. It showed 70% of respondents … Read More »

Latest Euro NCAP results announced

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The Volvo V40 was named as the all-time top scorer in its segment, achieving a 98% rating for adult occupant protection and 88% for pedestrian protection, … Read More »

Transport Scotland joins nationwide charging point network

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All 500 of its free-to-use charging points will be available to Charge Your Car customers, with a further 250 to be installed and connected by March … Read More »

Road Test: Hyundai Veloster 1.6 GDI DCT

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 Sector: Coupe Price: £19,250 Fuel: 44.1mpg CO2: 145g/km   With safety regulations forcing manufacturers to build similarly-proportioned cars, it’s always refreshing to see one really push … Read More »

Autoglass appoints fleet and leasing marketing specialist

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With 13 years’ experience in the automotive and insurance industry, Napleton joins the company from the RAC, where he has been responsible for marketing and brand … Read More »

Veloster Turbo aims to broaden coupe's appeal

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The Veloster Turbo is the first Hyundai to use the 1.6-litre T-GDI petrol engine, which offers 184bhp and 195g/km and shifts peak power lower down the … Read More »