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Vauxhall, Adam, S, front, movingSporty Vauxhall Adam S for Paris

Story: David Wilkins | Posted 18 September 2014

VAUXHALL is gearing up to display a new range-topping version of the Vauxhall Adam at next month’s Paris Motor Show. The Adam S gets a 150 PS 1.4-litre turbo engine, a six-speed manual gearbox, a “performance” chassis and a VXR braking system. The 1.4-litre turbo engine fitted in the Adam S has enough poke for… Read more…

German, economy, struggling,Confidence drop in German Economy

Story: Robin Roberts | Posted 17 September 2014

CONFIDENCE in the German economy fell again in September, marking the ninth consecutive month of decline, according to ZEW’s latest Indicator of Economic Sentiment. The German economic research institute says the country’s financial community feels “great uncertainty” about the impact of sanctions against Russia, the weak eurozone and possible consequences of Scottish independence – resulting… Read more…

Volvo, cars, dealer, new car, salesEuro car sales on the brakes

Story: Robin Roberts | Posted 17 September 2014

THE brakes have gone on new vehicle sales across Europe this summer as the economy looks weaker and there are continuing mounting worries over the effects of sanctions and counter-sanctions with Russia. Growth in new vehicle sales across Europe rose 6% to 1.08 million units in July, but the year-on-year pace slowed to 2% (701,100 units)… Read more…

manufacturing, process, Jaguar, Land, RoverCBI Industrial Trends sees manufacturing still performing

Story: Robin Roberts | Posted 17 September 2014

THE Confederation of British Industry Industrial Trends survey on Thursday is likely to maintain the impression that the manufacturing sector is still performing relatively well but has lost some momentum compared to earlier in 2014. Specifically, we expect the CBI’s total orders balance to have eased back to +9% in September, after rising to +12%… Read more…

scottish, independence, map, splitIndependence could rock UK economy

Story: Robin Roberts | Posted 17 September 2014

THE most important economic event this week is without doubt the Scottish independence referendum on Thursday. The result of this could have significant repercussions for the UK economy in the short run, as well as obviously major repercussions through the long term, according to Howard Archer, analyst with IHS. The extremely tight opinion polls indicate… Read more…

Rolls, Royce, fleet, orderFleet deal clinched for 30 Rolls-Royce

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 17 September 2014

PARDON? A fleet deal for Rolls-Royce? Well, just oxymoronic isn’t it? But if you’re an amazingly successful entrepreneur, then why not? Which is exactly what Stephen Hung has done: purchased the largest Rolls-Royce Phantom fleet in the world, placing an order for 30 Bespoke Extended Wheelbase Phantoms for his Louis XIII hotel in Macau, the… Read more…

Mike, Waters, ArvalBuying popular for small fleet operators

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 17 September 2014

UK SME fleet operators are atill buying instead of leasing their company vehicles and could be making a huge mistake. That’s the conclusion drawn after new research by the Corporate Vehicle Observatory (CVO) Barometer by contract hire and fuel card provider Arval which claims small businesses are exposing themselves to unnecessary risk and extra costs by… Read more…

Paul_Hollick_AlphabetNew commercial director of TMC

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 17 September 2014

FUEL purchasing and mileage management specialist The Miles Consultancy (TMC) hopes to boost its market position with the appointment of Paul Hollick to the newly-created role of commercial director. Hollick joins TMC from business mobility services provider, Alphabet, where he was chief commercial officer. Hollick takes responsibility for TMC’s strategic development, direct and indirect sales… Read more…

All-new Volvo XC90 First EditionDigital first as special Volvo XC90 sells out

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 17 September 2014

VOLVO has proved the power of selling exclusively through online orders, by flogging all its limited, new First Edition XC90 in less than two days. The First Edition of the all-new XC90, limited to 1,927 individually numbered cars, sold out in 47 hours after it was released on Wednesday. Most of the cars were reserved within… Read more…

Ford, Focus, estate, frontEditor’s view: new Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi Estate

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 16 September 2014

COMPACT estate cars are growing in popularity: they are bigger, often doing the job of estate cars in the class above, but at a lower cost point. In the UK Ford expects 15% of all new Ford Focus sales to be the estate car – the majority still with the five-door hatchback. And this 2.0… Read more…