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Romanian manufacturer, Dacia to expand family with Lodgy MPV

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Lodgy will deliver the brand’s hallmark combination of outstanding cabin space and a range of essential features tailored to meet the specific demands of Dacia’s customers. Families looking for a versatile vehicle for a …

Toyota front of the pack in Europe with lowest fleet-wide CO2 average

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The fleet-wide CO2 average for TME was 112.2g/km (comprising of both Toyota and Lexus vehicles), well below the industry average of 140g/km and some 16 g/km ahead of the Commission’s 128.35g/km target for TME.  …

Volkswagen looks for 25% reduction in factory emissions by 2018 as part of new initiative

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'Through the growing efficiency and productivity of our plants, the Volkswagen brand is already making a key contribution to the achievements of Group strategic targets for 2018. However, we are going a step further: …

Lexus to present LF-LC concept in Detroit on January 9

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Lexus has crafted the LF-LC from a clean sheet of paper, combining high technology and organic shapes to achieve a close connection between driver and car. The concept’s clean lines create a highly distinctive, …

Kia Ray becomes first Korean EV released to mass market

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For supply exclusively to the domestic Korean market, the Kia Ray EV is a close relative of Kia's 1.0-litre gasoline powered Ray CUV, which went on sale in Korea last month. It shares that …

Christmas cheer for Honda as Swindon boosts factory output

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He is nevertheless "very confident" that the recruitment process, starting immediately, will be a success. He was speaking at the launched of mass production of the new European Civic at Swindon's Car Plant 2 …

Mercedes-Benz Announces 109g/km E-Class Hybrid

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On sale next year, European markets will be offered an E300 BlueTEC Hybrid, with a Euro 6 compliant four-cylinder, 201bhp diesel engine and a 27bhp electric  motor. This returns 67.3mpg and emits 109g/km CO2, …

Volkswagen Golf retains European "top-spot" in November – JATO Dynamics

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The Volkswagen Polo, with sales up 1.2% in November, retains second place while Ford’s Fiesta claims third, despite sales decreasing 13.5% in November.  Within the top ten brands Volkswagen and Audi continue to perform strongly, …

TomTom's WEBFLEET system reaches new European milestone

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The landmark achievement represents a 30% increase on the 134,000 actively managed vehicles at the start of the year.  As a result of TomTom's organic growth strategy, WEBFLEETremains the largest single-platform, legacy-free fleet management system …

EU new car registrations fall 3.5%, reports ACEA

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According to the organisation's data new car registrations in the EU decreased by 3.5% in November, amounting to 1,030,414 units.  Eleven months into the year, a total of 12,157,119 new registrations was recorded, or …

Nissan continue record-setting sales figures in Europe with strong November

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Last month in Europe Nissan achieved 59,681 unit sales. This is more than 8,000 up on November 2010 and takes calendar year-to-date sales above 637,500 units (+26% year-on-year). Strong sales of the Sunderland-built Qashqai …

Demand in company cars set to rise in new year – ACFO chairman

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Despite company car benefit-in-kind tax increases for most drivers in 2012/13, the UK’s premier organisation for fleet decision-makers believes that careful vehicle selection aided by the continuing focus by motor manufacturers on driving down …

Masternaut bolsters pan-European executive management team with new hires

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The senior hires, who, together bring more than 80 years of senior management experience within the high-tech and telematics arenas, mark an important period in Masternaut’s corporate evolution.  Following the merger of Cybit and Masternaut in …

Arval confirms sale of fuel card subsidiary to FleetCor Technologies

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AllStar is the UK fuel card business subsidiary of Arval, a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas. Inherited from a 2000 acquisition, the UK fuel card business was a unique activity within Arval benefiting …

Renault Kangoo Z.E. voted International Van of the Year 2012

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This is the first time that an electric vehicle has won the title and follows the International Car of the Year 2011 accolade, which was awarded by different judges to Renault’s alliance partner Nissan …

Online used car sales to double in next five years – Autorola

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Currently around 15% of used cars are sold online trade to trade in the UK, but that will increase to nearer 30% by 2016.  According to Autorola that doesn't mean the end of the …

Vauxhall announces new year leadership shake-up

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Having taken Vauxhall from strength to strength over the past two years as Managing Director, Vauxhall Motors, Duncan Aldred will take on – in addition to his current role – the responsibility of Chairman, …

Volkswagen Fleet Services commit to three-month trial of "MoDel" delivery and collection software

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This is the first manufacturer-sponsored trial of its kind in the UK and runs until the end of March, involving leasing companies Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, GE Capital Fleet Services, ING Car Lease and …

Mitsubishi commence first North American fleet delivery of i-MiEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation's United States subsidiary, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) announced that they have commenced the delivery of i-MiEV next-generation electric vehicle in the United States. Representatives from Mitsubishi Motors North America, …

Navman Wireless listed as "one of America's most promising companies" by Forbes

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'We are delighted that Navman Wireless has been recognised on Forbes' just-released list of America's Most Promising Companies,' Neill said. 'The Forbes announcement is a definite milestone in the growing perception of the value …

Audi AG on course to meet 1.3m sales target after strong November performance

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In Germany, Audi's domestic market, the sales figures for November rose again by 13.8% to 25,093 cars – primarily thanks to the success of the new A6 generation and additional customers for the new …

Lease accounting changes to hit fragile US economy, finds new report

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The association’s comments follow the publication of a new study, “Economic Impacts of the Proposed Changes to Lease Accounting Standards”. Conducted by information and analysis provider IHS for the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, …

TISPOL to begin week-long European drink and drug driving enforcement

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The European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) is again urging drivers to not to drink any amount of alcohol before driving, and warns of the great danger of driving while impaired by alcohol, or drugs, …

Fleets and vehicle suppliers urged to invest despite tough economic climate

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That’s the New Year message from Jason Francis (Inset), managing director of fleet management software specialist, Jaama, who believes public and private sector organisations should take a leaf out of the Government’s book and …

Used-car prices fall slightly in November, corporate fleets expected to downsize in new year – VRA

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The search for those rare two to four year old "ready to retail" lower mileage vehicles is clearly getting harder and there are signs that dealers are hanging on to a significantly higher proportion …

BMW Group sales up 7.7% on previous year for November

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Global sales of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand automobiles rose to 1,510,862 (prev. yr. 1,319,808) units in the first eleven months of the year, 14.5% more than in the same period last year and …

Fleet Logistics reports significant pan-European growth in 2011

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During the year, Fleet Logistics Group grew its managed fleet throughout Europe to over 100,000 vehicles, offsetting the loss of one major customer with the signing of several substantial and important contracts with major …

Advantage Rent a Car opens eight new locations across Europe

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The new locations include Amsterdam Schiphol (Netherlands), Bergamo (Italy), Brussels (Belgium), and Luton (UK). Advantage has also opened at the Grenoble, Lyon and Orly airports (France) and will open a new location at Hamburg …

Mitsubishi announces delivery of 1000th Norwegian i-MiEV

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The ceremony to celebrate the delivery of the 1,000th i-MiEVwas held in Oslo on December 5 (local time) with participation of Mr. Erik Solheim, Norway's Minister of Environment and Development In Norway, electric car purchasers …

Commercial vehicle and engine manufacturers establish global secretariat

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The Global Secretariat will provide stronger administrative support for the activities of the annual Global Commercial Vehicle Industry Meeting and its objective of global harmonisation of heavy duty vehicle regulations. The main issues to be …