Category : News

New vendors expand auction programme at Manheim Auctions, Manchester

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Toyota and Lexus Financial Services’ vehicles will be sold at Manchester until the end of 2012 following a successful trial earlier this year.  The addition of Toyota and Lexus Financial Services will enhance the …

FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: Lexus to showcase GS 450h in Frankfurt

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Equipped with second-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive, the new GS is set to deliver improvements in both environmental and driving performance. The GS 450h will be sharing the limelight with the new CT 200h F-Sport. …

Volkswagen to introduce "cylinder shut-off system" to TSI engine

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Volkswagen is the first manufacturer in the world to implement cylinder shut-off on a four-cylinder TSI engine in high-volume production.  The primary goal of the high-tech system is to reduce fuel consumption significantly by …

FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: "New-breed" SUV to make International debut in Frankfurt

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Eterniti is an independent, boutique British luxury carmaker, uniquely based in London. The company aims to satisfy a growing demand for additional luxury, personalised specifications and exclusivity among car buyers, particularly in major cities …

Skoda initiates test fleet for Octavia E Line Electric Vehicle

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It's the next step in ŠKODA's continued efforts to reduce emissions and consumption levels throughout the company. The Octavia Green E Line is based on the series-production Octavia Estate as its modular floorpan design …

A bright spot for Europe

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The adverse impact of the global crisis on the Russian automotive market was one of the most pronounced worldwide. Back in 2008 the country was on the verge of becoming the largest car market …

Professionalism, transparency and TCO reduction – the Fleet Logistics pan-European proposition

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The economic crisis may supposedly be at an end but there can be no doubt that it has changed the face of business across the globe – including the fleet industry. For pan-European companies …

2011 – the half-year position

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The European motor industry remains under a lot of pressure as it attempts to recover from the downturn of 2008 and this applies equally to the new car markets and both the retail and …

IFWC Review: Opel-Vauxhall and its international fleet proposition

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The last few years have been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride for GM’s Opel/Vauxhall brands in Europe. Buffeted by the economic crisis, the previously loss-making division came within an inch of being sold off …

CSR: from buzzword to key business practice

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Dating back several decades to the rise of multinational corporations, the term “Corporate Social Responsibility” has become a buzzword in several years, as a growing number of firms look to take ownership of their …

Pan-European confidence grows in residual values

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The experteye European Leasing Index tracks forecasted residual values, maintenance costs and rental rates in six European countries using data supplied by major leasing companies in each market. Of the six countries surveyed, France …

Assessing the trends

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In the year since that last Manheim Used Car Market Report was published there has been a lot of change. The new car market in the US has started to show more positive signs. …

IFW Focus: Nissan's international fleet proposition

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There’s been a lot in the press recently about how the Japanese brands are faring following the earthquake and tsunami but Nissan has had a strong start to the year according to Ian Moreillon, …

Tougher Picanto aims for a wider audience

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Over the last five years Kia has undergone one of the most impressive reinventions of any brand on sale globally, and the Picanto was the car that really started it off. Launched back in …

Car and Fleet sale growth analysis by Jato and VP Research

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When it comes to providing an international perspective on the latest car and fleet sales developments, JATO Dynamics is in a leading position. The international organisation provides the global automotive and leasing industries with …

Selling the electric dream

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While launching any new car is a risky business, launching one that is a brand new concept brings further complications. How will it be sold? Who will buy a car, which carries a price …

Assessing the fleet impact of the Japanese disaster

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It’s been a few months since the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami took place but the work to rebuild the infrastructure and the lives of those people affected goes on. Whilst the effects on …

IFW Focus: Avis and its Chinese operations

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Within Europe, Avis is predominantly known as a car rental firm, offering short-term hire to meet firms’ adhoc needs. The rental giant has a somewhat different profile in Asia, however, including China where it …

IFW Focus: ALD Automotive and the Chinese market

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ALD International was the first independent international leasing player in China and has been operating there since October 2006. Initially the firm established an operation with sister company SG Equipment Finance – also part …

Mercedes-Benz UK appoints Nick Andrews as head of Fleet

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Andrews’ appointment comes after a period of change within the Mercedes-Benz Sales Division and Fleet department, which has been focused on a renewed strategy, supported by an exciting and expanding model line up. The …

E.ON to replace existing UK fleet with Fiesta 1.6l ECOnetic models

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The fuel-efficient, low-CO2 Fiesta ECOnetic models are considered as being an ideal transport method for E.ON consultants, who advise customers on products and features to help save money and be more energy efficient. The delivery …

Europcar offers flexible alternative to business leasing

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The package, known as 6 advantage offers vehicle hire for a fixed period of six months, but with all the benefits of short-term business car hire, reflecting Europcar's sustained commitment to bring corporate customers …

Finance bosses demand cost parity from EV implementation

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The company has confirmed in a recent poll of 100 financial directors that cost remains a major barrier to entry for many.  However, for just over a third (35%) of those polled, a price …

Turkey’s Tokkder becomes latest Leaseurope member

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All the key news in fleet… Tokkder becomes the federation's 45th member association and further increases Leaseurope's representation in South Eastern Europe. Jukka Salonen, Leaseurope's chairman, declared that 'the coming on board of Tokkder ...