Martyn Collins

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

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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

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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

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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 TSi S Line

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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

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

Focus on chauffeur fleets: Cutting costs without cutting service

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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

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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

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

First Drive: Audi A4

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

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

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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

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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

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

First Drive: Volkswagen Passat

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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

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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

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

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 d 4matic

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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

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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

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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

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

Citigo e iV is revealed as Škoda’s first all-electric car

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Škoda reveals its first all-electric production model – the Citigo e iV.

BMW announces facelifted X1 models

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New tech and an incoming plug-in hybrid model are the highlights of the facelifted BMW X1 range.

Plug-in hybrid highlight for facelifted Superb range

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Škoda has revealed a lightly facelifted version of its range-topping hatch and estate range – the Superb – which gets a new 215hp hybrid version.

Road Test: Hyundai Tucson 1.6 T-GDi N-Line

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Tucson is next in-line for a sporty N-Line makeover and Martyn Collins reckons it hasn’t spoiled this capable SUV.

Getting the strategy right: Ashley Andrew on Hyundai’s fleet plans

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Four months after his promotion to Hyundai UK managing director, Ashley Andrew talks fleet with Martyn Collins.

Land Rover Discovery Sport gets extensive mid-life upgrades

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Land Rover has revealed a heavily revised version of its fleet favourite – the Discovery Sport – which gets a new mild hybrid engine line-up – … Read More »

Three new Citroën models with electric power in 2020

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2020 will be the year Citroën goes big on electrification, according to Citroën’s global marketing and communications senior vice president, Arnaud Belloni, in an interview last … Read More »

Citroën reveals vision for long-haul motoring with 19_19 Concept

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The French manufacturer, celebrating its century this year, has shown the second element of its future mobility, its futuristic 19_19 concept at the Viva Tech show … Read More »

First Drive: Volvo S60 T5 R-Design Edition

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Martyn Collins reckons there’s much more to the all-new S60 than just being the saloon version of the V60.

Ordnance Survey and Mobileye to map Britain’s roadside infrastructure

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Great Britain’s national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey (OS) has announced a trial with Intel autonomous car technology company Mobileye that will create the first detailed roadside … Read More »