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Julian Kirk

How can the hybrid be saved?

2 months ago / 0 comments

Sales of hybrid cars have collapsed in the UK. What can be done to attract business buyers back into these models? Julian Kirk reports.

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz S560e L AMG Line EQ Power

3 months ago / 0 comments

Sometimes carmakers’ greenest cars take the unlikeliest of forms, says Julian Kirk.

Road Test: Jaguar E-Pace 150hp Pure FWD

5 months ago / 0 comments

The newest addition to Jaguar’s E-Pace line-up is, perhaps, the most unexciting – an entry-level diesel model powering drive to the front wheels only via a … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4Matic AMG Line

7 months ago / 0 comments

With a Benefit-in-Kind figure akin to its diesel sibling, the Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4Matic AMG Line could be more relevant for corporate drivers than you’d think, … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A6 saloon 40 TDI S line S-tronic

7 months ago / 0 comments

Changes to the new A6 bring a rock-solid fleet proposition, says Julian Kirk.

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz E 220d AMG Line Cabriolet

9 months ago / 0 comments

The E-Class Cabriolet could bring more to the perk car table than you’d first think, says Julian Kirk.

AFR rates: Plug-in or pull the plug

1 year ago / 0 comments

With some drivers not using the electric part of their hybrid cars, how can fleet managers encourage them to plug-in? Julian Kirk reports.

Volkswagen reveals forthcoming luxury electric saloon

2 years ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has given us a glimpse of the luxury saloon of the near future with the unveiling of the I.D. Vizzion concept.

Lexus enters compact crossover segment with new UX

2 years ago / 0 comments

Lexus will expand its SUV offering next year with a small SUV called the UX.

Skoda Vision X concept shows plans for compact crossover

2 years ago / 0 comments

Skoda has revealed plans for a new small SUV with the unveiling of the Vision X concept car at the Geneva Motor Show.

Road Test: Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Dynamic

2 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR: Large SUV PRICE: £82,945 FUEL: 40.4mpg CO2: 185g/km

Road Test: Land Rover Discovery 2.0 SD4 HSE Luxury

2 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Large SUV   PRICE £65,295   FUEL 43.5mpg combined   CO2 171g/km There are some cars that you just don’t ‘get’ until you spend time … Read More »

First Drive: Vauxhall Grandland X

2 years ago / 0 comments

Is it better late than never for Vauxhall’s biggest SUV challenger, asks Julian Kirk.

Feature: Connectivity and Software, No way in?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The continuing integration of mobile technology linked into vehicles is creating huge data security issues. Julian Kirk discovers how to keep your information secure.

FEATURE: Are your mobile workers at risk from hackers?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The continuing integration of mobile technology linked into vehicles is creating huge data security issues. Julian Kirk discovers how to keep your information secure.

Road Test: Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

2 years ago / 0 comments

Is this new load lugger a rival to the established premium brands? Julian Kirk finds out.

All you need to know about GDPR

2 years ago / 0 comments

New European legislation comes into effect next year which will have serious implications for anyone handling data generated from vehicles. Julian Kirk explains.

Fleet Hero Awards case study: Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd

2 years ago / 0 comments

Healthcare equipment supplier Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare (DDH) has seen its fleet’s average fuel economy rocket by 44% since undergoing an Energy Saving Trust fleet review and … Read More »

Second Hand, Second Rate?

2 years ago / 0 comments

With tightening BIK tax bands and the growth in used car PCP deals, should companies be worried about cash-for-car drivers taking the used route for their … Read More »

Fleet Hero Awards case study: Gateshead Council

2 years ago / 0 comments

Gateshead Council has taken the lead with a proactive approach to reducing congestion and promoting sustainable and active journeys – with one result being grey fleet … Read More »

Fleet Hero Awards case study: West Yorkshire Police

2 years ago / 0 comments

A large scale telematics-based fleet review involving around 600 vehicles helped West Yorkshire Police to identify savings in its operations. This was in addition to it … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz E220d AMG Line

3 years ago / 0 comments

The new E-Class goes straight to the top of the executive sector, says Julian Kirk.

Road Test: Volvo S90 D5 PowerPulse AWD Inscription

3 years ago / 0 comments

The S90 impresses in many ways, says Julian Kirk, but the top-spec models are pricey. 

Road Test: Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi 2 Eco

3 years ago / 0 comments

Good to drive, well equipped and keenly priced – there’s little to complain about in the revised Sportage, says Julian Kirk.

PSA and GM Europe – a platform for success?

3 years ago / 0 comments

The combined GM Europe and PSA business will become the second largest automotive company in Europe, with the potential for significant cost-savings thanks to platform and … Read More »

FCA to showcase broad fleet offering at Fleet Show 2017

3 years ago / 0 comments

From sleek two-seater sports cars to SUVs and rugged LCV workhorses, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be demonstrating the breadth of its corporate offering at the Fleet … Read More »

Exclusive fleet preview of all-new Mazda CX-5

3 years ago / 0 comments

Visitors to the Fleet Show are to be given exclusive access to the all-new Mazda CX-5 ahead of its launch in the UK.

Fleet Show debut marks next step in Suzuki’s growth

3 years ago / 0 comments

With its sights set on doubling its sales to business users, Suzuki will mark its Fleet Show debut with the chance to try its entire product … Read More »

Future-proof technology could save fleets £20m

3 years ago / 0 comments

More than a third of companies are still not using telematics systems to help monitor their fleet – leaving themselves open to potential fines of up … Read More »

Get ahead of the big data issue

3 years ago / 0 comments

The percentage of new cars able to connect to the internet is set to mushroom from 20% to 75% in just three years’ time – so … Read More »