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Diesel returns to the Honda Civic

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Honda’s Civic range will be available from March 2018 with a 1.6-litre diesel engine, the first time a diesel has been available in the current model.

Eastern European and Russian markets demonstrate steady growth in 2017

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Car registrations in Eastern Europe climbed 14% in the first six months of the year, reaching 698,900 units, figures from JATO reveal.

BMW shows first images of X2 coupe-SUV

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BMW has previewed the forthcoming X2 coupe-SUV, which is due to launch in 2018.

New 110g/km petrol engine for Volkswagen Golf

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Volkswagen has added a 130PS petrol engine to the Golf line-up, which offers fuel consumption as low as 4.8l/100km with CO2 emissions from 110g/km.

Roller coaster ride continues for true fleet market in Germany

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True fleet registrations in Germany saw positive growth in July, continuing the roller coaster ride seen so far this year.

Ford appoints inaugural director of smart mobility in Europe

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Ford has named Sarah-Jayne Williams as its first director for Smart Mobility in Europe.

BMW to run Euro-4 diesel scrappage scheme as VW Group mulls benefits

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BMW is to run a scrappage scheme targeting diesel-powered Euro-4 and older vehicles from any brand in the UK as the VW Group says it’s also looking at a scheme.

July brings tough conditions for UK true fleet market

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The UK’s true fleet market fell 13.1% in July, marking its second month of double-digit negative growth this year.

ALD global fleet up 9.1% year on year

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ALD’s total managed fleet grew 9.1% year on year due to organic growth, latest results show.

Ultra-efficient Mazda petrol could beat diesels on fuel economy

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Mazda is to launch a new petrol engine using compression ignition to bring similar or better fuel efficiency than its current diesels.

Daniëlle Pos stands down at LeasePlan

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Daniëlle Pos has resigned her position as chief legal and compliance officer at LeasePlan Corporation NV after helping reposition the group’s legal and compliance functions globally in line with the One LeasePlan integrated vision.

True fleet in Spain continues growth

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True fleet registrations continued to rise in July, albeit with slightly more muted growth, latest Dataforce figures show.

New CEOs at Alphabet Netherlands and Alphabet Belgium

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Alphabet has appointed new chief executive officers to head up its Netherlands and Belgium offices.

Renault boosts presence in Iran with new JV

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Renault has signed a new joint venture deal in Iran to boost its presence in the country.

Toyota and Mazda to co-develop electric vehicle tech

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Toyota and Mazda are to jointly develop technologies for electric vehicles as well as connected cars under a new agreement worth 50 billion yen (380 million euros).

Volkswagen Group to recall millions of diesels for NOx fix

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The Volkswagen Group is to run a pan-European software update for Euro 5 and some Euro 6 diesel vehicles from group brands to cut NOx emissions by an average 25-30%.

Ford Chariot transit service to provide commuting solution in New York

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Ford is expanding its crowd-sourced Chariot shuttle service to New York to provide in-app ride booking for commuters.

German carmakers to cut NOx from over 5m diesel cars

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BMW, Daimler, Opel and Volkswagen are to offer free software updates for more than five million cars in Germany, claimed to cut NOx emissions by up to 30% and likely to signal similar programmes …

Moovel Group expands capabilities under new acquisition

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Daimler’s moovel mobility platform subsidiary is bolstering its development team with the acquistion of Familonet GmbH, provider of the Familionet locator app.

LeasePlan USA expands business development team

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Michael Croft has joined LeasePlan USA as regional vice president for the expanding business development team.

2018 diesel car ban on the cards for Stuttgart

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The city of Stuttgart could implement a diesel ban in less than six months after a judge ruled that the local government’s draft air quality plan wouldn’t be tough enough to tackle illegal levels …

TÜV SÜD Group streamlines fleet consultancy division

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TÜV SÜD Group has reorganised its fleet consultancy division by amalgamating the legal entities behind the TCOPlus and FleetVision brands into the Fleet Logistics Group.

H1 European registrations back to pre-crisis levels

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European car registrations put in their strongest H1 performance since 2007 but there are signs of a slowdown in growth.

PSA completes acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall

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GM has closed the sale of Opel/Vauxhall to the PSA Group for €2.2bn, creating the second largest carmaker in Europe with a market share of 17% and a line-up of five brands.

EU commercial vehicle registrations rise 4.2% in first half

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EU demand for commercial vehicles saw modest growth in June, helping to drive the first half market up by 4.2%.

White Clarke Group appoints new EVP operations for Americas

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Nick Ockwell has joined White Clarke Group as executive vice president of operations for the Americas. Ockwell’s appointment is part of the Group’s renewed focus on its North American operations.

Electric MINI hatch due in 2019

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MINI will launch its first electric vehicle in 2019, based on the three-door hatchback. 

Melanie Schillinger named new COO at Alphabet International

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Alphabet International has appointed Melanie Schillinger as chief operations officer with effect from 1 September.

Audi to offer software update for 850,000 diesels

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Audi is running a voluntary recall of up to 850,000 diesel cars worldwide to install new software on V6 and V8 TDI engines.

Volvo takes steps towards electric future with Geely tie-up

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Volvo is to set up a new technology joint venture with Chinese car group Geely to accelerate plans to develop cars fully or partly based on electric motors.