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Alex Grant

Geneva News: Mitsubishi to launch part-electric Outlander Commercial

5 years ago / 0 comments

The commercial version of the outgoing Outlander sold largely to specialist fleets such as the Environment Agency and telecoms companies who needed its four-wheel drive capability. … Read More »

Nissan reveals upgrades for Sunderland-built "Euro LEAF"

5 years ago / 0 comments

To date, global LEAF production has taken place in Japan, but from this year it will be localised to the markets where the car is sold. … Read More »

More is less: Save money by buying more expensive fuel

5 years ago / 0 comments

‘Spiralling fuel costs mean most motorists are looking to spend as little as possible to fill up, which makes super unleaded fuels seem an unnecessary expense … Read More »

First Drive: Citroën C3 VTR+ VTi 82

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £12,890 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 107g/km Next to the C3 Picasso and limelight-stealing DS3, the C3 has always looked a bit like the introvert … Read More »

Road Test: Škoda Rapid 1.6 TDI CR Elegance

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £17,850 Fuel: 64.2mpg CO2: 114g/km Despite the name, and its 1980s namesake, sportiness isn’t woven deep into the Škoda Rapid. However, Rapid should … Read More »

What lies beneath

5 years ago / 0 comments

As 2012 drew to a close, most car manufacturers were celebrating a strong year of retail sales growth in the UK. Against a backdrop of ongoing … Read More »

First Drive: Citroen C5 2.2 HDi 200 Exclusive

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £28,795 (Feb 2013) Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 155g/km With the D-segment squeezed from all sides by niche segments, efficient and capacious lower-medium models and … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Convertible Price: £29,310 Fuel: 37.2mpg CO2: 177g/km The Mk7 Golf is already in the UK, so launching a GTI Cabriolet based on the outgoing model … Read More »

Lexus outlines fleet aspirations for sub-100g/km IS hybrid

5 years ago / 0 comments

The IS 300h is the first time Lexus has had a hybrid version of its compact executive car. It uses a 2.5-litre petrol engine and electric … Read More »

Road Test: Honda CR-V EX 2.2 i-DTEC

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover Price: £30,995 (Feb 2012) Fuel: 48.7mpg CO2: 154g/km Demand for four-wheel drive vehicles is as weather-dependent as barbecues, de-icer and umbrellas. So, for once, … Read More »

A dozen for ‘13

5 years ago / 0 comments

Citroën DS3 cabrio Citroën has sold more than 200,000 DS3s globally since the supermini launched three years ago. It’s been an important part of reinventing the … Read More »

Road Test: Hyundai Veloster Turbo

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupe Price: £21,995 Fuel: 40.9mpg CO2: 157g/km There are some cars which, regardless of faults, niggles or eventual sales volume, have the sort of irrepressible … Read More »

Road Test: Honda CR-Z GT (2013)

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupe Price: £23,050 Fuel: 54.3mpg CO2: 122g/km The Honda CR-Z has always had a hard task on its hands. This was pitched as the model that … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz A250 Engineered by AMG

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £28,775 (Feb 2013) Fuel: 44.1mpg CO2: 148g/km The arrival of the latest A-Class must have caused a lot of furrowed brows, finally … Read More »

Road Test: Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4 PDK

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupe Price: £73,836 Fuel: 34.4mpg CO2: 194g/km  When Porsche launched the first 911 in 1963, economy meant losing two cylinders and most of its straight-line … Read More »

First Drive: Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower-medium Price: £19,400 – £23,175 (Jan 2013) Fuel: 78.5mpg  CO2: 94g/km Honda was a latecomer to the diesel market, and it has not exactly blazed a … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo S60 D5 SE Lux Start/Stop

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact executive Price: £31,845 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 119g/km Until recently, if you wanted a high-power, low-carbon compact executive car, your choices were fairly limited. BMW … Read More »

Plugged-in fleets to save 75% on fuel costs, says report

5 years ago / 0 comments

The findings are the result of the trust’s recently completed Plugged-in Fleets initiative, run in partnership with Route Monkey and EDF Energy, and funded by Transport … Read More »

Road Test: Porsche Boxster

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Roadster Price: £37,589 Fuel: 34.4mpg CO2: 192g/km While the Boxster is a relative newcomer to the Porsche range, it's arguably the model with the longest … Read More »

Detroit News: Lexus announces sub-100g/km IS hybrid

5 years ago / 0 comments

Heavily influenced by the LF-CC concept car shown at last year’s Paris Motor Show, Lexus says the new car is targeted at offering best-in-class driving dynamics, … Read More »

Volvo to drive for more SME business through dealer network

5 years ago / 0 comments

The manufacturer’s UK registrations climbed 1,000 units last year against 2011, but business sales were static and Motability fell slightly due to changes in the legislation, … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo V40 D2 SE Lux

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £23,595 Fuel: 78.5mpg CO2: 94g/km The V40 joins a rapidly changing premium C-segment, and like some of its rivals Volvo is plugging … Read More »

Renault Twizy joins Domino's Pizza delivery fleet

5 years ago / 0 comments

Based out of the franchise in Old Town’s High Street, Domino’s delivers until 5am all over the city, so the electric vehicle’s silent running allows it … Read More »

Multi-million pound low carbon vehicle development centre to open in North East England

5 years ago / 0 comments

Focused on developing new and existing vehicles and components, as well as infrastructure, battery technology and home energy management systems, the project is being managed by … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz ML 250 BlueTEC Sport

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large SUV Price: £45,380 Fuel: 44.8mpg CO2: 165g/km Built largely to meet the tastes of the SUV-loving American market, the gargantuan Mercedes-Benz ML has never … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C180 Coupe AMG Sport

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupe Price: £31,590 Fuel: 44.8mpg CO2: 147g/km Mercedes-Benz is a brand on the march, with the UK fleet sector firmly in its three-pointed crosshair. But … Read More »

First Drive: Vauxhall ADAM

5 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR City car  PRICE £11,255 – £14,000  FUEL 51.4 – 56.5mpg  CO2 118 – 129g/km The small car segment has never been bigger. Increasingly sophisticated, with … Read More »

Road Test: Renaultsport Twingo 133

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £13,565 Fuel: 43.5mpg CO2: 150g/km Ask yourself this. When was the last time you used all the space available in your company car? … Read More »

First Drive: Audi A3 Sportback

5 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR Lower medium  PRICE £19,825 – £27,180  FUEL 50.4 – 74.3mpg  CO2 99 – 130g/km The European C-segment is heavily weighted towards five-door cars, to the … Read More »

First Drive: Toyota Auris

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Lower medium  PRICE £14,495 – £21,745  FUEL 47.8 – 74.3mpg  CO2 87 – 138g/km Toyota is listening. It’s been gathering opinions about its model range, … Read More »