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Julian Kirk

Fleet World Fleet: Audi Q7 55 TFSIe quattro S line

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Julian Kirk reports back on our new Q7 long-termer.

Fleet World Fleet: Volkswagen Golf R-Line 1.5-litre eTSI 150hp 7-speed DSG

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Golf comes with a high level of equipment, as Julian Kirk reports.

Fleet World Fleet: Volvo XC90 B5 R-Design

3 months ago / 0 comments

Our Volvo heads to the dealer to sort a faulty sensor.

Fleet World Fleet: Volvo XC90 B5 R-Design

7 months ago / 0 comments

Last issue’s introduction of the XC90 mentioned the £6,000 of options fitted to our test car, so it’s time to assess their worth.

Fleet World Fleet: Volvo XC90 B5 R-Design

7 months ago / 0 comments

There are those who say that our ever-increasing dependency on mobile phones and apps is bad for us, says Julian Kirk.

Fleet World Fleet: Volvo XC90 B5 R-Design

9 months ago / 0 comments

Let’s be honest – there aren’t many people who are going to choose an XC90 from the company car choice list… The Benefit-in-Kind tax bill in … Read More »

Fleet World Fleet: Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 2.0 TSI 190 DSG

9 months ago / 0 comments

The end of our time with Volkswagen’s Arteon came as the brand announced some serious revisions to the range – trim upgrades, new engines and, most … Read More »

Fleet World Fleet: Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 2.0 TSI 190 DSG

10 months ago / 0 comments

Julian Kirk tries to define our long-term Arteon.

Fleet World Fleet: Volkswagen Arteon R-Line 2.0 TSI 190 DSG

1 year ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has big plans to raise the profile of its Arteon saloon-cum-coupe model, with a hot R version and a shooting brake-style estate due next year.

Fleet World Fleet: Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 231 4Motion SEL

2 years ago / 0 comments

The recent announcement of several new Touareg variants helps make an even stronger case for Volkswagen’s big 4×4 among user-choosers, says Julian Kirk in his final … Read More »

Fleet World Fleet: Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 231 4Motion SEL

2 years ago / 0 comments

Julian Kirk does the maths on the Touareg’s finance options.

Fleet World Fleet: Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 231 4Motion SEL

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Touareg is going down smoothly on the Fleet World fleet. Our Touareg is fitted with the optional air suspension – a £2,370 extra which allows … Read More »

Fleet World Fleet: Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 231 4Motion SEL

2 years ago / 0 comments

A weekend away sees the Touareg show its practical side, says Julian Kirk.

How can the hybrid be saved?

2 years 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.

Fleet World Fleet: Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 231 4Motion SEL

2 years ago / 0 comments

Julian Kirk explores the equipment on the test Tourareg. With its understated looks our Touareg never really gets that much attention from the outside, but it’s … Read More »

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

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

Fleet World Fleet: Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI 231 4Motion SEL

2 years ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s Touareg joins the Fleet World long-term fleet. Volkswagen’s Touareg has carved a handy niche for itself over the years, offering a full-size 4×4 at prices … Read More »

Road Test: Jaguar E-Pace 150hp Pure FWD

2 years 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 »

Fleet World Fleet: Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI S line S tronic

2 years ago / 0 comments

This month, Julian Kirk ponders on the kit on the A6 Avant. Last month we analysed the worth of the optional extras fitted to the exterior … Read More »

Fleet World Fleet: Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI S line S tronic

2 years ago / 0 comments

Which options should A6 Avant would-be drivers opt for, ponders Julian Kirk. We didn’t tick many option boxes when speccing our A6 Avant, so which were … Read More »

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

2 years 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

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

Fleet World Fleet: Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI S line S tronic

2 years ago / 0 comments

Julian Kirk puts the A6 Avant’s load-lugging abilities to the test. Part of my rock and roll life these days is to act as general gopher … Read More »

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

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

Fleet World Fleet: Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI S line S tronic

2 years ago / 0 comments

Julian Kirk finds solace in his new Audi long-termer.

AFR rates: Plug-in or pull the plug

3 years 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 years ago / 0 comments

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