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Alex Grant

First Drive: Land Rover Discovery

6 months ago / 0 comments

Alex Grant finds out if small engines and fashionable styling blunt the Discovery’s rugged usability.

First Drive: Kia Rio

6 months ago / 0 comments

The Rio feels suitably tailored to European tastes considering its global roots, says Alex Grant.

New speeding fines: what’s actually changed?

6 months ago / 0 comments

Despite the tabloid hysteria, changes to the UK’s speeding fine system only affect a small number of drivers, as Alex Grant and Natalie Middleton explain.

First Drive: Honda Civic

6 months ago / 0 comments

The tenth-generation Civic offers plenty for fleets, but there’s a catch, says Alex Grant.

Audi appoints new head of fleet

6 months ago / 0 comments

Audi UK has appointed Tom Brennan as head of fleet sales, following the recent departure of James Douglas to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Exclusive fleet test drive of all-new Renault Koleos

6 months ago / 1 comments

Fleet Show 2017 will be the first opportunity for fleet decision-makers to test drive the all-new Renault Koleos – the car that is leading a surge … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 2.0 TDI (190PS) 4MOTION

6 months ago / 0 comments

The top-spec Tiguan has taken a step up among the premium brands, explains Alex Grant.

First Drive: Nissan Micra

6 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan has redefined the Micra so much that it almost deserves a new name, reckons Alex Grant.

First Drive: MINI Countryman

6 months ago / 0 comments

MINI maximises the potential of its controversial, but big-selling, crossover. By Alex Grant.

First Drive: Audi A5 Sportback

6 months ago / 0 comments

The car that defined a segment steps back up to the cutting edge, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: BMW 330e M Sport

6 months ago / 0 comments

Plug-in hybrid 3 Series is high on driver appeal, but suits a very specific user. Alex Grant explains.

Vauxhall Grandland X sets sights on Ford Kuga

6 months ago / 1 comments

Vauxhall will join the highly competitive C-SUV sector at the end of the year, previewing the Grandland X SUV ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt … Read More »

First Drive: Nissan X-Trail dCi 177

7 months ago / 0 comments

The X-Trail’s high-power diesel isn’t just an option for caravaners, explains Alex Grant.

2017 Fleet Show breaks registration records

7 months ago / 0 comments

More than 1,000 fleet decision-makers have registered for the 2017 Fleet Show at Silverstone, breaking records with a month still remaining before the doors open.

Q&A: Graeme Jenkins, Suzuki

7 months ago / 1 comments

Appointed in January, Suzuki’s new head of fleet, Graeme Jenkins, is tasked with doubling the size of the brand’s corporate sales in the UK. And it’s … Read More »

Road Test: Suzuki Ignis

7 months ago / 0 comments

Cute and clever, the Ignis plays perfectly to Suzuki’s strengths, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0 TDI 190PS

7 months ago / 0 comments

It’s appealing, but the off-piste Passat isn’t short of equally tempting user-chooser options, explains Alex Grant.

Driverless cars to collect occupants via app “by 2020”

7 months ago / 0 comments

Bosch and Daimler are developing driverless cars which can be summoned via a smartphone app, with plans to have them on the road by the end … Read More »

LeasePlan UK’s future plans – Matt Dyer

7 months ago / 0 comments

Settling under its new owners, LeasePlan UK is setting out plans to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse fleet sector, as managing director Matt Dyer … Read More »

First Drive: Tesla Model X

7 months ago / 0 comments

Insurgent luxury brand Tesla can only widen its appeal with an electric SUV, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: BMW 5 Series

7 months ago / 0 comments

The 5 Series isn’t short of rivals, but it’s still setting the standard, says Alex Grant.

Vauxhall cuts prices across new Insignia range

8 months ago / 1 comments

The new Vauxhall Insignia is available to order, with prices undercutting its predecessor by almost £4,000 on key fleet models.

Fleet World Honours 2017: Technology Award – Tesla

8 months ago / 2 comments

Tesla Model S "Tesla isn’t only pushing the boundaries with electric vehicles, it’s also cracked the wider ownership experience. With an all-digital dashboard, the Model S ... Read More »

Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Telematics and mobile communications – Crystal Ball

8 months ago / 3 comments

Raj Singh of Crystal Ball (right) with Fleet World business editor Natalie Middleton "SmartCam is an incredibly diverse solution combining everything you need in one telematics ... Read More »

Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Accident Management – FMG

8 months ago / 1 comments

John Keeton of FMG (right) with Fleet World business editor Natalie Middleton "FMG has added a whole new level of customer interactivity to its already impressive ... Read More »

Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Cost Reduction – TMC

8 months ago / 1 comments

Paul Hollick of TMC (right) with Fleet World business editor Natalie Middleton "Being able to integrate to telematics providers, automating otherwise time consuming processes and a ... Read More »

Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Fuel Saving & Management – Ashwoods Lightfoot and Allianz

8 months ago / 1 comments

Martin Kadhim of Lightfoot (left) and Jonathon Gray of Allianz (right) with Fleet World business editor Natalie Middleton "This is a case of two businesses coming ... Read More »

Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Rental – Hertz

8 months ago / 2 comments

Mark Wileman of Hertz (right) with Fleet World business editor Natalie Middleton "This award recognises the winner’s development of an end-to-end vehicle management system that brings ... Read More »

Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Driver Management – TomTom

8 months ago / 2 comments

Beverley Wise of TomTom (right) with Fleet World business editor Natalie Middleton "Not only does TomTom’s PRO 20 20 system offer all the usual remote systems ... Read More »

Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Risk Management – Chevin

8 months ago / 2 comments

Ashley Sowerby of Chevin (right) with Fleet World business editor Natalie Middleton "A major overhaul and upgrade of its already excellent FleetWave system means that Chevin ... Read More »