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Curtis Hutchinson

Alternative thinking: the dilemma for diesel drivers

2 months ago / 0 comments

With diesel demonised and severely taxed, is there a viable alternative for high-mileage company car drivers? Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Making the right connections

2 months ago / 0 comments

Peugeot plans to significantly grow its SME business with the rollout of dealer-based initiatives for local car and van customers. Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Škoda closes in on SMEs

3 months ago / 0 comments

Škoda is using its dealer network and digital channels to get closer than ever to small fleets. Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Q&A: Miguel Cabaça, UK managing director, Arval

3 months ago / 0 comments

Arval is repositioning itself as a mobility solutions company with a plethora of new services, some aimed at non-company car driving members of staff. UK managing … Read More »

Addressing the human factor post accident

5 months ago / 0 comments

Repairing broken metal is just one aspect of accident management; the key element is the impact on the staff and their subsequent wellbeing. Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Statement of Intent: How the Autumn Budget will impact on fleets

7 months ago / 0 comments

The Autumn Budget sent out a clear message on how the Government views diesel vehicles, which will impact future choice. But will the changes impact the … Read More »

Arval growth plans target non-company car drivers

8 months ago / 0 comments

Arval is repositioning itself as a ‘mobility solutions company’ on the back of a raft of new products and services due to be rolled out over … Read More »

Curtis Hutchinson: Service with a smile?

9 months ago / 0 comments

The annual servicing ritual should be a way to re-engage with user-choosers and build loyalty. However, a new survey shows some brands do it much better … Read More »

Testing Times

10 months ago / 0 comments

Test drives can be an unsatisfying part of the decision making process but not anymore, according to Motor Trader editor Curtis Hutchinson.

Winners and losers

12 months ago / 0 comments

What do dealers really think of the car brands they represent? Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

Bangers for cash

1 year ago / 0 comments

Carmaker scrappage schemes could prove a useful way to dispose of ageing pool cars or get non company car employees out of their old polluters.  Curtis … Read More »

Servicing goes mobile

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ford has found a novel way to reduce vehicle downtime with the rollout of a new mobile servicing programme. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

Business Suited

1 year ago / 0 comments

Peugeot is rolling out a new programme to show fleet customers its dealer network is more than capable of looking after their van needs. Curtis Hutchinson, … Read More »

SEAT’s bold approach

1 year ago / 0 comments

SEAT’s days as a fleet outsider may be changing as a result of a new dealer initiative. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

Complex relationships

1 year ago / 0 comments

The NFDA’s newly published Dealer Attitude Survey sheds light on the relationship between car manufacturers and their dealers. Motor Trader editor Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Taxing times: New VED regime

2 years ago / 3 comments

A new VED regime will quietly be ushered in on 1 April 2017 and will have a significant impact on some user-choosers. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of … Read More »

DS finds its fleet

2 years ago / 0 comments

This year will see Citroën accelerate the move to make DS a standalone brand, but what will this mean to fleet customers? Curtis Hutchinson, editor of … Read More »

Back from the Brink: Renault’s recovery

2 years ago / 0 comments

Renault dealers have achieved a remarkable turnaround in the latest Driver Power satisfaction survey, says Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader.

Beyond retail therapy – Why RRP is important to fleets

2 years ago / 0 comments

How useful is a car’s retail price when fleets are deciding what to source? Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports. No-one really talks about recommended … Read More »

Order of service: How service plans could aid SMEs

2 years ago / 0 comments

Service plans sales have grown in the retail sector and could play a useful cost control role for SMEs too. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, … Read More »