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Martyn Collins

Going OEM: How carmakers’ inhouse telematics systems could benefit fleets

4 months ago / 0 comments

With more manufacturers offering inhouse telematics systems, Martyn Collins looks at what the future holds for the wider telematics market and how it will affect fleet … Read More »

Road test: Renault Clio R.S Line 130 EDC

5 months ago / 0 comments

Warmest Clio still follows the same high-quality, fine-driving formula, finds Martyn Collins.

First Drive: Mini Cooper SE

5 months ago / 0 comments

Martyn Collins finds that this electric Mini’s keen drive does have a range cost.

Interview: Richard Abbott, head of specialist fleet, PSA Group

5 months ago / 0 comments

Peugeot has gone from selling 200-250, to a maximum of 1,500 cars thanks to police tenders. Martyn Collins talks to Richard Abbott, head of specialist vehicles … Read More »

Škoda reveals sportiest Octavia versions

5 months ago / 0 comments

The new Škoda RS iV Octavia, now a PHEV, boasts 242hp.

Mercedes-Benz reveals heavily facelifted E-Class

5 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz’s extensive E-Class update centres on revised styling and next generation driving assistance systems.

First Drive: Peugeot 3008 GT Hybrid4

5 months ago / 0 comments

Peugeot’s hybrid SUV combines practicality, all-wheel drive and predicted low running costs reckons Martyn Collins.

First Drive: Peugeot 508 Hybrid 225 GT

6 months ago / 0 comments

Plug-in hybrid 508s are next in Peugeot’s electrification plans. Martyn Collins finds a few compromises.

Interview: David Peel, managing director at Peugeot

6 months ago / 0 comments

David Peel, managing director at Peugeot, speaks to Martyn Collins about the latest, second-generation 208 supermini and how alternatively fuelled models might change fleet demand.

First Citroën C4 Cactus replacement details revealed

6 months ago / 0 comments

Citroën is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the pioneering and quirky GS with the launch of its spiritual successor, the C4 – itself a reinvention of … Read More »

First Drive: Ford Puma

6 months ago / 0 comments

Mild hybrid engines, clever stowage features and neat styling could take the Ford Puma to the top, says Martyn Collins.

Feature: Car Sharing

6 months ago / 0 comments

Sharing rather than leasing might provide a more efficient solution for your business. Martyn Collins finds out more.

Road test: Peugeot 208

6 months ago / 0 comments

Distinctive styling and the choice of full electric power could see Peugeot’s new baby shake up the supermini class, thinks Martyn Collins.

Road Test: Renault Captur

7 months ago / 0 comments

The B-SUV pioneer is back, with an improved package that still appeals, reckons Martyn Collins.

First Drive: Peugeot 2008

7 months ago / 0 comments

With distinctive styling and the choice of full electric power, Martyn Collins reckons Peugeot’s baby SUV hits the mark against rivals.

Road Test: Ford Mondeo Titanium Edition Hybrid Estate

7 months ago / 0 comments

Martyn Collins wonders if estate practicality and a minor facelift is enough to save the Mondeo?

Spotlight: Volkswagen Golf

7 months ago / 0 comments

Advanced connectivity, plus the widest choice of electrified drivetrains, are key to the all-new Golf range, explains Martyn Collins.

First Drive: Mazda MX-30

8 months ago / 0 comments

The Mazda MX-30 challenges EV conventions and if you can live with the range, it will offer an interesting alternative to rivals, says Martyn Collins.

Key 2020 priorities from BVRLA members revealed

8 months ago / 0 comments

To see if the BVRLA are doing right by its members, they have an annual survey which is extremely influential in terms of driving their programme … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A1 30 TFSI S Line

8 months ago / 0 comments

Martyn Collins finds it’s more of the same for Audi’s premium supermini, being good to drive with a reasonably spacious interior.

First drive: Volkswagen Golf

8 months ago / 0 comments

Tech heavy it might be, but can the new Golf retain the lead in the lower medium class?

EV tipping point within two years, BVRLA conference reveals

8 months ago / 0 comments

Electric vehicles will reach cost parity with internal combustion-engined vehicles by the start of 2022 latest, aided by a substantial increase in the level of production … Read More »

Interview: Avis Budget Group’s Keith Rankin on shifting mobility

8 months ago / 0 comments

Keith Rankin, newly appointed president of the Avis Budget Group’s international region, speaks to Martyn Collins on the changing face of mobility and the latest pioneering … Read More »

Road Test: Cupra Ateca

9 months ago / 0 comments

Is the Cupra Ateca performance SUV worth the extra money compared to its SEAT sibling, asks Martyn Collins.

First Drive: SEAT Mii Electric

9 months ago / 0 comments

Martyn Collins reckons the Mii Electric is a promising start for SEAT as the brand progresses its move towards electrification.

First Drive: Toyota C-HR

9 months ago / 0 comments

A new range-topping hybrid plus improvements to styling, quality and infotainment enhance the Toyota C-HR’s fleet proposition, reckons Martyn Collins.

First Drive: Lexus RX 450h

9 months ago / 0 comments

Lexus is 30 and to celebrate, it’s added more driver appeal to the RX 450 SUV. Martyn Collins reckons it’s worth a look.

Changing private-hire perceptions: Justin Patterson

9 months ago / 0 comments

Current Eco Superstar winner at this year’s Great British Fleet Awards, Justin Patterson surprised everyone this summer after leaving Addison Lee to join Splend as their … Read More »

What happens next: Carmakers’ plans for electrification

9 months ago / 0 comments

A ban on ‘conventional’ petrol and diesel new car sales is due to take effect by 2040. Martyn Collins looks at how a selection of manufacturers … Read More »

First Drive: Audi A8 L 60 TFSIe

9 months ago / 0 comments

Plug-in power shows a more efficient side to Audi’s flagship, thinks Martyn Collins.