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UK true fleet market continues to decline

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The UK’s true fleet fell for the 10th month running in January with a continued decline also seen in the private market.

Kia Optima upgrade brings new engines

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Kia has facelifted its Optima saloon and Sportswagon estate models with a new, lower-emission diesel and new mid-range petrol unit alongside new safety equipment.

Hyundai Kona Electric revealed with 292-mile WLTP range

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Hyundai has revealed the electric version of the Kona compact SUV, confirming a range of almost 300 miles under the new WLTP cycle and rapid 100kW charging capability.

Higher taxes on road fuels could plug Brexit budget gap

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Increasing taxes on road fuels could be one of the ways to help mitigate a future €12bn-a-year gap as a result of the UK’s departure from the EU.

Rising EU car registrations bring no relief from diesel decline

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European car registrations increased 7.1% in January but drivers continued to turn away from diesels.

Alphabet grows operational lease portfolio 5.5%

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Alphabet International saw growth in both its operational lease portfolio and overall order volumes in 2017 while also outperforming the new car market on uptake of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Geely chairman acquires 9.7% holding in Daimler

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Li Shufu, founder of Chinese automotive firm Geely, has acquired a 9.7% share in Daimler, becoming the biggest shareholder in the company.

EU commercial vehicle registrations put in strong start to year

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The EU market for new commercial vehicles rose 7.9% in January with increases seen across all segments, according to latest ACEA figures.

Nissan and DeNA to start autonomous taxi trials

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Nissan and tech firm DeNA are to trial a new autonomous taxi service from next month with a view to launching the service from the early 2020s.

Advertising standards ruling to take toll on Irish used car market

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The ASA ruling on the value of ex-fleet cars could result in a large influx of stock into Ireland, with a potentially “disastrous” effect on residual values, Irish data site Cartell.ie has warned.

Volvo XC60 takes UK Car of the Year title

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Volvo’s XC60 has taken the overall winner title in this year’s UK Car of the Year Awards.

UK government loses third case over illegal air pollution

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The UK and Welsh governments will be required by law to draw up new plans to cure illegal levels of air pollution, following a third defeat in the High Court in London to environmental …

Volvo reveals new V60 estate

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Volvo Cars has unveiled the new V60 estate, which will renew its presence in the compact executive sector when it goes on sale later this year.

Rotary power returns as part of Mazda’s eco range

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Mazda has confirmed its first electric car will be available with an optional range extender; the first rotary engine fitted to its production models since the RX-8 coupe was discontinued in 2012.

New UK MD at Mitsubishi

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Mitsubishi has named Rob Lindley as its new UK managing director from 16 April, succeeding Lance Bradley.

Europcar and SnappCar develop car sharing solution

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Europcar Group and peer-to-peer car sharing firm SnappCar have launched a new car sharing solution in Germany and Denmark following an initial trial.

New Peugeot 508 targets the premium brands

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Peugeot hopes to attract fleets back to the D-segment with the new 508, re-designing it as a four-door coupe with a view to improving residual values and keeping running costs low.

Tougher action needed to curb rising oil demand, says BP

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Global oil demand and CO2 emissions will be higher in 2040 than in 2016, even with a total worldwide ban on all new combustion engine vehicles, according to the 2018 BP Energy Outlook report.

Lexus UX crossover to bring fight to X1 and Q3

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Lexus has teased an image of its forthcoming UX compact crossover, which will provide a rival to models including the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40.

Seat enters carsharing sector with Respiro acquisition

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Seat is expanding its mobility services focus with the acquisition of Spanish car sharing firm Respiro.

Global light vehicle sales up 2.4% in 2017

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Soaring demand in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America helped the LCV and car market rise 2.4% in 2017.

Italian true fleet market rises as private registrations fall

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The Italian fleet market put in a strong start to the year, although private registrations didn’t fare so well, according to latest Dataforce figures.

Vans, lorries and buses should come with standard alcohol interlocks, says new report

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Alcohol interlocks should be mandatory in all new professional vehicles and retrofitted to cars used by repeat drink-driving offenders.

Seat reveals Tarraco seven-seat SUV

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Seat has released the first image of its seven-seater SUV, confirming it will be named ‘Tarraco’ when it launches later this year.

Smaller electric vans hit parity with diesels

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Running costs for smaller electric vans are already on a level as diesel rivals, enabling an extra 80,000 to take to Europe’s roads, a new study has indicated.

EU car registrations up 7.1% in January

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Car registrations in the EU rose 7.1% in January although the rise was attributed to a positive calendar effect.

Enterprise expands into Finland

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Fleets will now be able to access Enterprise Holdings’ services in Finland following the appointment of the LänsiAuto Group as its franchisee for the country.

Countdown begins to International Fleet Meeting 2018 at Geneva 

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Fleet managers have just a few weeks left to register for this year’s International Fleet Meeting, which will bring senior industry speakers, a panel discussion on mobility management and a networking platform.

Arval targets non-company car drivers under growth plans

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Arval plans to significantly grow its international business by targeting non-company car drivers within its clients’ organisations.

Subscription models underpin LeasePlan strategy

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LeasePlan is placing increasing focus on usership and subscription models as it announces global fleet and profit growth for 2017.