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Today in Fleet: Wednesday 3 May

All the key news in fleet…

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Arval’s new multi-supplier reporting platform will be rolled out in all its markets this year.

Arval launches multi-supplier reporting platform

Arval has launched a new online reporting platform for clients working with multiple full service lease providers.

Dubbed Total Fleet, the new solution is hosted by an independent third-party firm and is intended to provide multi-supplier fleets with a consolidated view of their fleet key performance indicators. Arval added that it expects other lessors will heed clients’ requests to populate the platform.

Total Fleet will be progressively deployed across the Arval countries throughout 2017 and be made available for both local and international clients.

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The petrol Maserati Levante launches in the UK this September.

Maserati does U-turn on diesel-only Levante

Maserati is to add a petrol engine to its Levante SUV, despite having previously decided the UK would only get a single diesel unit.

Launched in the UK last year, the Levante will now get the Ferrari-built 424bhp 3.0-litre twin turbo petrol available in other markets. The petrol unit has a top speed of 164mph and 0-62mph time of 5.2 seconds.

The Levante S will start at £70,755 OTR and will be available in the UK from September.

The Dacia Logan MCV Stepway is based on the recently revised Logan MCV.

The Dacia Logan MCV Stepway is based on the recently revised Logan MCV.

Dacia announces Logan MCV Stepway pricing

Dacia’s new Logan MCV Stepway is available to order now, priced from £11,495.

Starting UK deliveries from June, the latest version of the rugged estate is based on the recently revised Logan MCV and offers the same 573-litre boot and TCe 90 and dCi 90 engines but with jacked-up styling and ground clearance of 174mm.

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Rental firms are increasingly diversifying line-ups to enhance buyer interest.

Rental firms rethink defleeting approach

The daily rental industry is increasingly defleeting stock in ready-to-retail condition to maximise returns.

So says Meridian Vehicle Solutions, adding that there have been noticeable advances in vehicle preparation for several years, including for smaller operators, with the result that most ex-rental cars are now sold in good condition.

The firm also said that rental firms are less likely to bulk-buy vehicles of the same trim, colour and spec, and now try to diversify their line-up to enhance buyer interest and maximise RVs.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.