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Alex Grant

First Drive: DS 7 Crossback

11 months ago / 0 comments

Is the first DS SUV redefining the segment, or just following the crowd? Alex Grant finds out.

TfL confirms plans for London’s AC rapid chargers

11 months ago / 0 comments

Transport for London has confirmed it is not removing publicly accessible AC rapid charging points in the capital, as Mayor Sadiq Khan announces the 100th unit … Read More »

ALD proves PHEVs work for fleets

12 months ago / 0 comments

Almost three quarters of ultra-low emission vehicle registrations last year were plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), according to SMMT data, and awareness and interest among businesses and drivers … Read More »

Road Test: Peugeot 5008

12 months ago / 0 comments

Transforming into an SUV does little to dent the 5008’s family-moving ability, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: BMW X3

12 months ago / 0 comments

BMW’s third-generation X3 is a technological showcase, with more to come. By Alex Grant.

JLR targets growing opt-out market

12 months ago / 0 comments

Jaguar Land Rover sees huge opportunities to grow volume among cash-allowance drivers, with UK managing director, Jeremy Hicks, predicting growing numbers will opt out of company … Read More »

More choice, fewer options, at Seat

12 months ago / 0 comments

Seat is aiming to continue last year’s momentum with new products and drivetrains, while simplifying the line-up based on the Easy ordering concept introduced with the … Read More »

Toyota phasing out diesel cars by 2019

12 months ago / 0 comments

Toyota will have no diesel passenger cars on sale in Europe by the end of this year, citing limited demand and widespread uptake of hybrid alternatives. 

SsangYong Musso ramps up the lifestyle appeal

12 months ago / 0 comments

SsangYong is targeting small business owner-drivers with its new Musso pickup, which claims SUV-derived refinement and equipment levels in addition to the outgoing model’s capacity and … Read More »

Charging points not the barrier to EV uptake, report says

12 months ago / 0 comments

Slow uptake of electric vehicles across Europe has more to do with limited availability of vehicles than a lack of charging infrastructure, according to a new … Read More »

Hyundai Kona Electric revealed with 292-mile WLTP range

12 months ago / 0 comments

Hyundai has revealed the electric version of the Kona compact SUV, confirming a range of almost 300 miles under the new WLTP cycle and rapid 100kW … Read More »

Road Test: Alpina D3 Biturbo

12 months ago / 0 comments

Half a century in the making, Alpina’s big-seller appeals to both head and heart, says Alex Grant.

Fleet focus for Peugeot’s premium new 508

1 year ago / 0 comments

Peugeot has re-invented the 508 as an A5 Sportback-like four-door coupe, targeting higher residuals and low running costs for its fleet-weighted customer base.

Volvo reveals new V60 estate

1 year ago / 0 comments

Volvo Cars has unveiled the new V60 estate, which will renew its presence in the compact executive sector when it goes on sale later this year.

UK government loses third case over illegal air pollution

1 year ago / 0 comments

The UK and Welsh governments will be required by law to draw up new plans to cure illegal levels of air pollution, following a third defeat … Read More »

Fiat streamlines 500X line-up

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fiat has streamlined the 500X line-up, offering the small SUV with a choice of three trim levels and upgraded infotainment.

Market uncertainty could affect UK leasing, says Arval

1 year ago / 0 comments

Market uncertainty around diesel engines and Brexit could lead to a “jump” in leasing, as private and business customers look to mitigate against near-future risk, according … Read More »

Redesigned Ford Edge gets two-wheel drive

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ford has given the Edge SUV an overhaul for Europe, with refreshed styling and a new line-up of diesel engines including the first with front-wheel drive.

ASA ex-fleet ruling could disturb Irish used car market

1 year ago / 0 comments

The ASA ruling on the value of ex-fleet cars could result in a large influx of stock into Ireland, with a potentially “disastrous” effect on residual … Read More »

Petrol and diesel bans won’t curb rising oil demand, says BP

1 year ago / 0 comments

Global oil demand and CO2 emissions will be higher in 2040 than in 2016, even with a total worldwide ban on all new combustion engine vehicles, … Read More »

Heavy upgrades for Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

1 year ago / 0 comments

Mitsubishi has upgraded the petrol engine, electric motors and battery in the Outlander PHEV, offering more performance, increased fuel economy and a longer electric range.

National Grid report takes aim at ‘range anxiety’

1 year ago / 0 comments

The National Grid has devised a solution which could enable easier roll-out of ultra-fast rapid charging hubs along major routes, combating the range anxiety which is … Read More »

Performance boost for Renault Zoe

1 year ago / 0 comments

Renault has added a more powerful 108bhp motor to the Zoe electric supermini, said to offer better easier high-speed cruising without affecting the range.

Seat reveals Tarraco seven-seat SUV

1 year ago / 0 comments

Seat has released the first image of its seven-seater SUV, confirming it will be named ‘Tarraco’ when it launches later this year.

£2m funding for Welsh EV rapid charging network

1 year ago / 0 comments

Wales is to get a network of rapid charging points along its trunk road network, part-funded by £2m from the Welsh Government, with the first locations … Read More »

Toxic emissions a now key part of car buying

1 year ago / 0 comments

Toxic emission levels are becoming an important part of the car selection process for consumers, according to new research from AA Cars which shows a 15-fold … Read More »

New BMW X4 breaks cover

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW will begin taking orders for its second-generation X4 coupe-SUV tomorrow, replacing a model which has sold 200,000 units since it launched in 2014.

Updated C-Class gets new tech, diesel PHEV

1 year ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz will launch an upgraded C-Class in March, featuring technology from the S-Class and new drivetrains including a diesel plug-in hybrid.

Fleet World Honours 2018

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fleet World magazine has named the industry’s best suppliers and manufacturers at its prestigious Fleet World Honours event, which took place today.

Innovation in Fuel Saving and Management: TMC Fuel+

1 year ago / 0 comments

Judging comment: “Fuel+ takes the hassle out of one of the biggest expenses for fleets. Not only is it accepted at most forecourts, but it offers … Read More »