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Martyn Collins

Removal of corporate special Clubmans won’t dent fleet appeal

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This month’s launch of the updated Mini Clubman is expected to attract enhanced corporate interest despite the corporate special City model having been axed.

First Drive: BMW 1 Series

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

BMW’s third-generation premium C-segment challenger offers more efficiency, space and advanced tech, says Martyn Collins.

Road Test: Mini Cooper Clubman Classic

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Facelift changes help the Mini Clubman’s positioning, thinks Martyn Collins.

First Drive: Volvo XC90

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Minor facelift for Volvo’s biggest SUV, but the interesting stuff happens under the XC90’s bonnet, says Martyn Collins.

A visible improvement: How the latest telematics solutions can help your fleet

1 month ago / 0 comments

No form of telematics in your fleet? Martyn Collins explores some of the most popular applications and how they can save you money.

Gone grey? UK grey fleet reliance exposed in exclusive research

1 month ago / 1 comments

Analysing the findings of the recent Fleet World Grey Fleet Survey in association with Alphabet and the BVRLA.

First Drive: Kia XCeed

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The latest crossover evolution of the Ceed hatch is the pick of the range, reckons Martyn Collins.

Road Test: BMW 318d Sport

1 month ago / 0 comments

Is the 318d the answer to the cost-conscious fleet manager, asks Martyn Collins?

Spotlight: Škoda Superb

2 months ago / 0 comments

Styling tweaks, updated tech and a plug-in hybrid iV version are enough to back the refreshed Škoda Superb, explains Martyn Collins.

Swede appeal: Steve Beattie on the evolution to ‘new Volvo’

2 months ago / 0 comments

Steve Beattie joined Volvo from Vauxhall in September 2017. Since then, the brand has gone through huge change, in terms of product and becoming more premium. … Read More »

Peugeot announces 208 and e-208 pricing and specifications

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UK prices and specification for the second-generation Peugeot 208 and fully-electric e-208 have been revealed, in time for deliveries starting early next year.

UK prices and specs released for new Renault Clio

2 months ago / 0 comments

Renault has announced pricing and specification for the all-new Clio, which is now available to order with first customer deliveries beginning late October.

Citroën: Comfort as standard for 100 years

2 months ago / 0 comments

Comfort has been a staple for Citroën since production began 100 years ago. To celebrate the carmaker’s big birthday, Martyn Collins drives significant models from the … Read More »

Road Test: Audi Q3 35 TFSI S Line S Tronic

3 months ago / 0 comments

Audi’s second take at the compact SUV market, equals bolder styling and a more grown up feel says Martyn Collins.

First Drive: Mini Clubman

3 months ago / 0 comments

Small upgrades and more power for Mini’s five-door estate. By Martyn Collins

Focus on chauffeur fleets: Cutting costs without cutting service

3 months ago / 0 comments

Changes to the Congestion Charge, plus the implementation of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), together with a national framework, are all putting added pressure … Read More »

First Drive: Mazda3 2.0 Skyactiv-X

3 months ago / 0 comments

The new Skyactiv-X petrol is clever, and the pick of the engines in the latest Mazda3, reckons Martyn Collins.

First Drive: Mazda CX-30

3 months ago / 0 comments

Not just the Mazda3 on stilts, the CX-30 strengthens the Japanese brand’s SUV range, thinks Martyn Collins.

First Drive: Audi A4

3 months ago / 0 comments

Significant updates, including a core focus on connectivity and electrified drivetrains, will keep the Audi A4 popular with fleets, thinks Martyn Collins.

First drive: Škoda Superb

3 months ago / 0 comments

82% of current-generation Superb sales went to fleets in Europe; Martyn Collins thinks this mid-life refresh will keep them and UK buyers coming back.

Going grey gracefully: How to tackle grey fleet eco and risk issues

3 months ago / 0 comments

The rise in employees opting to take cash rather than company cars has led to a growing reliance on higher-CO2 grey fleet cars, conflicting with the … Read More »

First Drive: Ford Focus ST

3 months ago / 0 comments

The hottest Focus yet with an ST badge on the boot has big hot hatch shoes to fill. Martyn Collins reckons it’s well up to the … Read More »

Waymo and Renault-Nissan strike deal on driverless mobility services

4 months ago / 0 comments

Renault, Nissan and Waymo are to work together to explore market opportunities for driverless mobility services. 

First Drive: Volkswagen Passat

4 months ago / 0 comments

Revised plug-in hybrid model, plus other innovations, bring the Passat back into contention, says Martyn Collins.

Road Test: Peugeot 508 SW GT Line BlueHDi 130 EAT8

4 months ago / 0 comments

Not the biggest estate, but Martyn Collins thinks the Peugeot 508 SW looks great and is surprisingly practical.

Road Test: Suzuki Jimny 1.5 SZ5

4 months ago / 1 comments

Martyn Collins struggles to remain objective about the latest Suzuki Jimny.

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 d 4matic

4 months ago / 0 comments

New engines, plus styling and tech tweaks, refine the already very competent GLC package, reckons Martyn Collins.

Latest allroad is the fourth generation off-road Audi A6 Avant

5 months ago / 0 comments

20 years after the debut of the original, the fourth generation Audi A6 Avant allroad has made its debut.

Prices and specification revealed for facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLC

5 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz has revealed specification and prices for the new GLC, starting at £39,420 for the 220 d 4MATIC Sport.

Plummeting car manufacturing in UK in April

5 months ago / 0 comments

Brexit shutdowns have been blamed for a big monthly drop in UK car production.