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The hottest business car news and company car news including new car launches, company car CO2 emission and tax information plus legislation and tax changes, business car management information and the latest in business car leasing news.

company car driver refuelling with dieselDiesel business mileage rates cut

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 30 August 2014

Diesel business mileage rates Effective 1 September Cut hits sub 2.0-litre diesel company cars 1p rate reduction             DIESEL company car drivers look away now: changes to company car business mileage rates by HMRC are targeting the key 2.0-litre and under sector. While the business mileage rates, known as advisory fuel rates (AFR),… Read more…

Car leasingMultileasing launches flexible contract hire product

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 29 August 2014

FANCY the benefits of contract hire but been scared off by the prospect of being locked into a contract? Then this is what you could be looking for: Smartlease. Smartlease from Multileasing is a new, flexible car funding solution that is available to both businesses and individuals throughout the UK. Customers pick their car and specification,… Read more…

selection, of , tax, discs,How ditching the tax disc will work

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 29 August 2014

A PAPER tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a UK vehicle windscreen from 1 October 2014. Car tax changes – the key points:  You will still need to pay tax for any vehicle used on the roads A reminder will still be issued by the DVLA when vehicle tax is due… Read more…

Vauxhall, Corsa, hatchNew Vauxhall Corsa boasts 85g/km Co2 and 87.8 MPG

Story: David Wilkins | Posted 29 August 2014

VAUXHALL is continuing to release further details of the new Vauxhall  Corsa, which is due to appear in the metal for the first time at the Paris Motor Show in October. The main highlight will be the new Vauxhall Corsa’s 1.0-litre, three-cylinder Ecotec direct injection turbo petrol engine. Like the rest of the new Vauxhall Corsa… Read more…

Skoda, new, Fabia, production, line,First new Skoda Fabias roll off the line

Story: David Wilkins | Posted 29 August 2014

THE first third-generation Skoda Fabia models have started coming off the production lines at the Mladá Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic, prior to the international market launch set for November. There’s a lot riding on the new model – the Fabia is Skoda’s second-best-selling model after the Octavia, with the company managing to shift 1.8… Read more…

Audi, A5, Ultra, frontEditor’s view: Audi A5 Ultra

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 29 August 2014

IF ever a car was designed for the style conscious user-chooser – read small business company car driver – then this it. Rather more exciting to look at than a traditional four-door saloon, the A5 brings coupe-like visual engagement without sacrificing too much in terms of practicality. Or, indeed, paying too much in company car… Read more…

tax discDon’t heed the rumours over tax disc changes

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 28 August 2014

SOCIAL media is being blamed for an avalanche of misinformation over the government’s changes to the vehicle tax disc effective for 1 October 2014. Ill informed commentators are fuelling confusion over the abandonment of the paper car windscreen in favour of electronic records tracked through the UK’s nationwide network of numberplate recognition cameras, says road… Read more…

SEAT, Leon, X-Perience, estateSEAT adds to the Leon X-PERIENCE

Story: David Wilkins | Posted 28 August 2014

SEAT is extending the Leon range with a lifestyle estate based on the ST bodyshell – called the SEAT Leon X-PERIENCE. The SEAT Leon X-PERIENCE has permanent all-wheel drive, raised ground clearance and exterior trim designed to reflect the new car’s rugged off-road credentials. There are two diesel engines – both 2.0 litres with 150 and… Read more…

Volvo, XC90, First, Edition, frontFirst all-new Volvo XC90 on-line only

Story: Martyn Collins | Posted 26 August 2014

TO celebrate the launch of the all-new XC90, which was revealed in Stockholm today (26 August, 2014), Volvo has revealed that the first 1,927 numbered cars, finished in limited First Edition trim, will only be available on-line. Why 1,927 cars? Well, that’s the year Volvo was founded 87 years ago. The all-new Volvo XC90 First… Read more…

Volvo, XC90, SUV,Volvo announces luxurious XC90

Story: Martyn Collins | Posted 26 August 2014

AFTER 12 popular years, Volvo has finally replaced its evergreen XC90 SUV and the new car is a landmark model for the legendary Swedish car brand. The all-new Volvo XC90 is a legend. Three-years in the making and part of a USD 11bn investment programme, the new car debuts the future design direction for the brand, incorporates… Read more…