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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 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 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.
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.
European car registrations increased 7.1% in January but drivers continued to turn away from diesels.
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.
Li Shufu, founder of Chinese automotive firm Geely, has acquired a 9.7% share in Daimler, becoming the biggest shareholder in the company.
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 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.
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’s XC60 has taken the overall winner title in this year’s UK Car of the Year Awards.
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.
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.
Mitsubishi has named Rob Lindley as its new UK managing director from 16 April, succeeding Lance Bradley.
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.
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.
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 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 is expanding its mobility services focus with the acquisition of Spanish car sharing firm Respiro.
Soaring demand in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America helped the LCV and car market rise 2.4% in 2017.
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.
Alcohol interlocks should be mandatory in all new professional vehicles and retrofitted to cars used by repeat drink-driving offenders.
Seat has released the first image of its seven-seater SUV, confirming it will be named ‘Tarraco’ when it launches later this year.
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.
Car registrations in the EU rose 7.1% in January although the rise was attributed to a positive calendar effect.
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.
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 plans to significantly grow its international business by targeting non-company car drivers within its clients’ organisations.