Vauxhall regains BSM fleet contract
The new contract goes live from March 2011 when the Corsa will start being rolled out across the fleet to replace the current Fiat 500s – the exchange will be completed by the end of next year.
Vauxhall will provide BSM's 3,250-strong fleet with 1.2 ecoFLEX and 1.4-litre five-door Corsas over several years. The vehicles will be fitted with a number of modifications in response to BSM's requests on behalf of its learner drivers and instructors. These include larger dials on the dashboard for improved instructor / learner visibility, rear headrests and upgraded power steering.
BSM CEO & managing partner Nikolai Kesting said: 'We are delighted to bring Vauxhall on board as our new fleet partner. We worked with our instructors and learners through surveys and by monitoring communications closely, and have received a clear message that the Corsa is their car of choice. We have acted on what they said, and are delighted to now offer all our learners and instructors the opportunity to drive this great car.'
Vauxhall fleet sales director Maurice Howkins said: 'It's fantastic that we can bring our award-winning cars to Britain's most popular driving school and help learner drivers with the best possible start to their driving life. We are always looking to show just how good our cars are – and what better way to do that than showcase them in town and country, across the roads of Britain.'