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Curtis Hutchinson

Curtis Hutchinson: Why PHEVs still plug a gap

5 days ago / 0 comments

Demand for new PHEVs tumbled 18% in 2019 but this is not necessarily the end of the road for this transitionary technology.

Curtis Hutchinson: Expecting the unexpected

2 months ago / 0 comments

Toyota’s acquisition of Inchcape’s leasing operations is part of a wider trend as OEMs move to future-proof themselves.

Curtis Hutchinson: Preparing for the EV surge

3 months ago / 0 comments

Electric cars currently account for a tiny proportion of fleet vehicles but that is changing with improvement in affordability and infrastructure.

Curtis Hutchinson: Suzuki’s winning formula

6 months ago / 0 comments

A long list of awards shows just how much retail buyers adore Suzuki. Can a new dealer programme do the same for fleet customers?

Curtis Hutchinson: Joined-up thinking?

7 months ago / 0 comments

What should fleet professionals make of the current round of mergers, collaborations and joint ventures in the OEM world?

Curtis Hutchinson: Dealer satisfaction revealed

9 months ago / 0 comments

A company car off the road for servicing or repair work remains a painful experience for drivers of certain brands. The latest JD Power study reveals … Read More »

Curtis Hutchinson: Breaking the rules

9 months ago / 0 comments

Peugeot’s product-led revival has been accompanied by a new way of doing things in its dealer network which is already resonating with user-choosers and SMEs.

Curtis Hutchinson: It’s good to talk

10 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo’s product-led revival puts it in an ideal position to grow its fleet business, which is why it has recruited virtual sales managers to talk to … Read More »

One day at a time: The benefits of short-term rental

1 year ago / 0 comments

The procurement upheaval caused by WLTP has prompted some fleets to consider short and medium-term contingencies on an ongoing basis. Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Curtis Hutchinson: Back in contention

1 year ago / 0 comments

Over 12 months since being acquired by the PSA Groupe and Vauxhall’s recovery is starting to take shape.

Curtis Hutchinson: Tell it like it is

1 year ago / 0 comments

What do dealers think of their car manufacturer partners and why should this matter to fleet managers? Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Curtis Hutchinson: The Short Game

1 year ago / 0 comments

Not all employees entitled to company cars actually want them, which is why new mobility services offered by carmakers could offer a practical alternative.

Data capture

1 year ago / 0 comments

Connected car technology is delivering granular data which can help maximise fleet efficiencies. Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Alternative thinking: the dilemma for diesel drivers

2 years 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 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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?

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

Bangers for cash

2 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 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

3 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 »