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Alex Grant

Road Test: Volkswagen Polo Beats 1.2 TSI

12 months ago / 0 comments

The ultra-sensible Polo gets a kicking bassline with an audio upgrade from Beats. By Alex Grant.

Road Test: Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

12 months ago / 0 comments

Don’t be fooled its cute styling; the Renegade is every bit a Jeep, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Line

12 months ago / 0 comments

Can the brand’s flagship SUV offer a more versatile S-Class alternative? Alex Grant finds out.

Volvo’s compact SUV to take a quarter of UK sales

1 year ago / 0 comments

Volvo’s forthcoming rival for the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 SUVs could account for over a quarter of its UK volume, representing a significant corporate opportunity, … Read More »

Kia confirms diesel Stinger sports saloon for Europe

1 year ago / 0 comments

Kia will equip the Stinger, its rear-wheel drive sports saloon, with a 2.2-litre diesel engine when it launches in Europe at the end of this year.

Vauxhall reveals Juke-rivalling Crossland X

1 year ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall has revealed the Crossland X crossover, which will be positioned beneath the Mokka X when it goes on sale later this year.

BT Fleet: Better connected

1 year ago / 0 comments

Positioned within a diverse portfolio, with its own fleet as a customer and the EE mobile network, BT Fleet has all the tools to meet the … Read More »

BMW 520d SE EfficientDynamics priced from £37,220

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW’s most efficient diesel 5 Series saloon will go on sale in March, offering fuel economy of 72.4mpg with 102g/km CO2 emissions.

SEAT extends Ateca line-up as true fleet sales grow

1 year ago / 1 comments

SEAT has added a two-wheel drive DSG option to the petrol Ateca, matching a growing trend among ‘true fleet’ customers to opt for this over the … Read More »

View from the top: Alex Smith, MD, Nissan UK

1 year ago / 0 comments

With 2016 sales growth largely driven by new LCV launches, communication will be key as Nissan begins this year with a reinvention of one of its … Read More »

Road Test: SEAT Ibiza EcoTSI FR Technology

1 year ago / 0 comments

A clever, and potent, new engine option turns the Ibiza into an efficient warm hatch, explains Alex Grant.

Seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan to launch this Spring

1 year ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s first seven-seat Tiguan will go on sale before the summer, badged ‘Allspace’ in European markets.

Road Test: Audi A4 1.4 TFSI Sport

1 year ago / 0 comments

Julian Kirk is impressed by the downsized petrol engine in this entry-level A4.

Diesel cars lagging behind HGVs on harmful emissions, report says

1 year ago / 0 comments

The latest heavy goods vehicles are emitting less than half the NOx of diesel passenger cars, despite significantly higher fuel consumption, according to a briefing by … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40

1 year ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen marks 40 years of the GTI with the best car that’s ever worn the badge, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volkswagen Touran R-Line 2.0 TDI 150 DSG

1 year ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s prosaic seven-seater gets an added dose of car park appeal. By Julian Kirk

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C 250 d AMG Line Coupe

1 year ago / 0 comments

A compact executive two-door with ideas far above its price bracket, says Alex Grant.

Vauxhall previews coupe-like new Insignia

1 year ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall will unveil its lighter, leaner new Insignia at the Geneva Motor Show next March; badged as the Insignia Grand Sport.

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 d 4MATIC AMG Line

1 year ago / 0 comments

Familiar C-Class components in a fashionable SUV body; the GLC can’t lose, reckons Alex Grant.

Europe-wide ultra-fast charging due next year

1 year ago / 0 comments

Europe is to get a network of 400 ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles along major routes, the result of a proposed joint venture including BMW … Read More »

Don’t make rushed decisions on salsac, fleet industry warns

1 year ago / 0 comments

Changes to taxation for salary sacrifice cars next April could cause a rush for orders, and businesses are being advised to consider their choices carefully rather … Read More »

Fleet industry concerned about Autumn Statement detail gaps

1 year ago / 1 comments

Despite some clarity on future company car tax, the fleet industry has criticised the Autumn Statement for not providing key details needed to help businesses make … Read More »

First Drive: Fiat 124 Spider

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fiat’s chic roadster is the perfect retro stablemate for the 500, reckons Alex Grant.

Autumn Statement 2016 – key points for fleets

1 year ago / 0 comments

The most important announcements for fleets, from the 2017 Autumn Statement. By Alex Grant and Natalie Middleton.

Post-2020 company car tax to include electric range

1 year ago / 2 comments

Company car tax from April 2020 will incentivise ultra-low emission vehicles based on their electric range, with fully-electric models getting their own Benefit in Kind band.

Annual Budget to move to the autumn

1 year ago / 0 comments

The final announcement of the Autumn Statement was that 2017 will mark the last time that the Budget is held in the spring.

Your automotive P.A.?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Combining familiar and near-future technology, Jaguar Land Rover is readying a range of features which will make business motoring easier, safer and more fuel-efficient, explains Alex … Read More »

Road Test: Alfa Romeo Giulietta Tecnica 1.6 JTDM-2 TCT

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Giulia is good value, but it’s showing its age in a fiercely competitive segment, reckons Alex Grant.

Nissan unveils range-extended Note EV

1 year ago / 0 comments

Nissan has launched a range-extended electric drivetrain in the Note compact MPV; the first time it has offered its EV technology with a petrol backup. Nissan ... Read More »

Prices confirmed for Renault ZOE with 250-mile range

1 year ago / 0 comments

The updated Renault ZOE is available to order in the UK, now offering a 250-mile range and unlimited mileage leasing options for its new higher-capacity battery.