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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.

Ford, Mondeo, hatch, side, movingNew Mondeo making German brands look ‘ordinary’ on used market values

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 26 November 2014

PREMIUM German brands can’t match the humble Ford Mondeo as a hedge against depreciation according to a residual value forecast by the independent car information experts, CAP Automotive. The company car driver’s favourite enjoys a better used value retention rating than the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Volkswagen Passat. CAP’s Gold Book, used by… Read more…

Star, Medical, Lexus, hybridStar Medical: from a small business to a hybrid SME small fleet

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 26 November 2014

PROOF that a living room start-up can still grow into a thriving company operating an SME fleet lies in the story of Star Medical. Created by its chairman Tim Webster and managing director Lucy O’Neill in 2002, Star Medical has grown to become one of the largest operators in its sector with offices in Bath,… Read more…

ACFO_Julie_JennerACFO assigns Denise Lane to board in advisory capacity

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 26 November 2014

ACFO, a UK representative body for fleet decision makers, has seconded Denise Lane, an experienced fleet manager, to its board. The secondment will last until their next annual meeting in May 2015, when Denise will decide whether or not to seek election to the board. Denise is head of group fleet for business process management… Read more…

Click_Fleet_Evolution_FAS227x127The business car Decision Tree

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 26 November 2014

IF you are an employer who has employees driving as part of their business duties, what is the best option for their motoring needs? Especially given that each individual is likely to cover different mileages and have differing business driving patterns? Is it best to give the employee a company car or a car allowance?… Read more…

Ssangyong, Tivoli, sketch, frontSsangyong Tivoli to arrive next year

Story: David Wilkins | Posted 26 November 2014

SSANGYONG has revealed the name of its new supermini-sized crossover. The latest addition to the Korean manufacturer’s range will be called Ssangyong Tivoli, a badge that recalls the Italian town of the same name and the famous Copenhagen fun fair. The Ssangyong Tivoli will enter a very crowded area of the market where models such… Read more…

Nissan, NV200, fridge, conversionNew LCV Approved Partner Network launched by Alphabet

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 25 November 2014

Vauxhall, Antara, SUV, front, movingNew premium Opel/Vauxhall SUV due in 2020

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 25 November 2014

A NEW range-topping SUV from Opel/Vauxhall will be built at General Motors’ (GM’s) Rüsselsheim plant in Germany before 2020. The announcement was made by Mary Barra,  GM CEO, and follows plans unveiled in March to invest €245M (£195M) at Opel’s traditional headquarters . “This SUV will be the second flagship alongside the Insignia,” Barra said…. Read more…

Volvo, V60, Polestar, cornering, speed,Saving SMEs money is a safe bet for Volvo

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 25 November 2014

What’s included in the free Volvo CoPilot safery package Cover for up to 20 drivers Fleet policy Handbooks for 20 drivers Licence checks Online risk assesment SME fleet operators are being offered a unique safety package that Volvo claim will cut costs and reduce the risk of both company car accidents and court action. The… Read more…

Spencer HalilNew business model unveiled by BMW GROUP Financial Services

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 24 November 2014

BMW GROUP Financial Services will be launching a new business model following an 18 month investment and research project. This model will be rolled out across its UK 147 BMW dealers and 143 MINI retailers. The new “customer-centric” approach will result in retailers being rewarded and incentivised in a new way – the terms for… Read more…

Mazda, CX-3, SUV, LA, AutoshowMazda launches new CX-3, new MX5 and updated CX-5 and Mazda6

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 24 November 2014

MAZDA were in launch party mood at the Los Angeles Auto Show. As well as introducing an all-new CX-3 model also at the show, Mazda presented the new MkIV Mazda MX-5 plus 2015 models of its Mazda CX-5 and Mazda6. The Mazda CX-3 features the full fuel saving and CO2 emission reducing SKYACTIV technology line-up,… Read more…