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Martyn Collins

Airmax Remote transforms into data provider

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Telematics specialist Airmax Remote has been reborn as a connected car data specialist as it steps out from behind the scenes to target fleet operators direct.

Road Test: Suzuki Swift Sport

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Hybridised Swift Sport cuts costs, but its increased price could be an issue, thinks Martyn Collins. SECTOR: Supermini PRICE: £21,820 FUEL (WLTP): 50.1mpg CO2 (WLTP): 127g/km … Read More »

First Drive: Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid

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Citroën’s SUV range-topper goes plug-in hybrid, promising impressive efficiency and running costs. Martyn Collins goes out for a drive.

Interview: Athlon UK MD Patricia Wolfe talks business mobility plans

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Athlon UK managing director Patricia Wolfe talks to Martyn Collins about the firm’s major rebrand and its ambitious plans for business mobility solutions.

First Drive: Mini Countryman

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The facelift for the second-generation Countryman focuses on design tweaks, additional equipment and new tech, Martyn Collins finds. SECTOR: Crossover PRICE: £24,295-£36,075 FUEL (WLTP): 42.8-166.2mpg CO2 (WLTP): 39-163g/km With … Read More »

Road Test: Škoda Octavia

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Škoda’s lower-medium favourite gets a distinctive new look. Martyn Collins takes it for a drive.

Spotlight: Citroën C4 / eC4

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Citroën wants to re-invent the small family class with its SUV-like, C4 hatchback range. A full-electric version from launch also adds to its appeal, as Martyn … Read More »

Road Test: SEAT Leon

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Could this Leon be the car to topple the Golf? Martyn Collins gets behind the wheel.

Road Test: Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 SRi Nav Premium

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No 208 clone, Corsa is carving its own identity as a Vauxhall, says Martyn Collins. The new Corsa is the first new Vauxhall to be launched … Read More »

Fleet World Fleet: Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine R-Design Pro

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Martyn Collins puts the XC40 PHEV through day-to-day family life.

First Drive: SEAT Leon

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Could the new Leon be the car to topple the Golf in the lower-medium class? Martyn Collins goes for a drive.

Fleet World Fleet: Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine R-Design Pro

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Volvo’s smallest SUV, the XC40, has a growing electrified range, including the T5 Twin Engine. Martyn Collins recounts his first month with the plug-in hybrid.

First Drive: Ford Kuga

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Is an SUV foot print, combined with Focus underpinnings and plug-in hybrid tech, a happy combination? Martyn Collins finds out…

First Drive: Toyota Yaris

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Compactness, practicality and efficiency – but has Toyota added the missing driver involvement to the Yaris? Martyn Collins finds out.

Road Test: Nissan Juke 1.0 Dig-T N-Connecta

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More of the same from Nissan’s baby crossover, with significant improvements reckons Martyn Collins.

Fleet World Fleet: Volvo XC60 D4 R-Design

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The XC60 is Volvo’s best-seller for fleet and after six months and 4,000 miles of living with this D4 R-Design, it’s not difficult to see why.

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

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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 »

Dealing with downtime

2 years ago / 0 comments

How does fleet management software handle vehicle maintenance and keep your fleet moving? Martyn Collins asks the experts.

Road test: Renault Clio R.S Line 130 EDC

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

Fleet World Fleet: Volvo XC60 D4 R-Design

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The XC60 has a very active presence in the Collins household. £2,000 is a lot of money for an option pack in a car, but in … Read More »

First Drive: Mini Cooper SE

2 years 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

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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

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

Mercedes-Benz reveals heavily facelifted E-Class

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

First Drive: Peugeot 3008 GT Hybrid4

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

First Drive: Peugeot 508 Hybrid 225 GT

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

Fleet World Fleet: Volvo XC60 D4 R-Design

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It is a case of new year, new Volvo for Fleet World as in early December I took delivery of Volvo’s most popular model, an XC60 … Read More »

Interview: David Peel, managing director at Peugeot

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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

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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

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