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MINI, exhibition, opens, MunichTemporary MINI Story exhibition opens

Story: Martyn Collins | Posted 21 November 2014

A new exhibition of the BMW Group’s MINI brand will open at the BMW Museum in Munich,  from 27 November. It’s been labelled “The MINI Story”. Highlights of the The MINI Story include 30 original vehicles, smaller exhibits and accessories from 55 years of MINI history. That’s Mini (as in Austin and Morris) to MINI (as… Read more…

Steve HoodSteve Hood appointed chief operating officer of TrustFord

Story: Matt Morton | Posted 21 November 2014

TRUSTFORD, the nationwide Ford of Britain dealer group, has appointed Steve Hood as its chief operating officer. Steve Hood is no stranger to Ford’s dealer group – which recently joined all its trading names such as Polar Ford and Dagenham Motors under the TrustFord nameplate  – as he was previously the company’s strategy director. The… Read more…

Lex, remarketing, coventryLex Autolease iPad technology to simplify end-of-contract process

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 21 November 2014

FLEET management and funding specialist Lex Autolease is to roll out new iPad technology to improve the end-of-contract process. The iPad technology is designed to provide “clarity and consistency for both customers and vehicle inspectors”. It will also go beyond BVRLA standards currently used across the industry. Andy Hartley, Commercial Director at Lex Autolease, said:… Read more…

Jaguar, F-Type, Coupe, R, AWDJaguar F-Type – now with manual and four-wheel drive

Story: David Wilkins | Posted 21 November 2014

JAGUAR has expanded the F-Type line-up with new all-wheel drive versions and is also offering its popular sports car with a manual gearbox for the first time. The changes boost the number of models in the F-Type range from six to 14 variants. At the same time, a 550 PS F-Type R Convertible replaces the previous… Read more…

Ian, Rendle, CEO, CAP, AutomotiveCAP Automotive acquired by Solera Holdings

Story: Martyn Collins | Posted 21 November 2014

CAP Automotive, the leading data and information systems provider to the automotive industry, has been acquired by Solera Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of risk and asset management software to the automotive and property marketplace. Solera, which already has long-established operations in the UK, is also active in more than 70 other countries worldwide. However,… Read more…

Benoit Dilly of Arval hands over the 100,00th funded vehicle to Jadon Silva of Homserve.Arval reach 100k funded vehicle milestone

Story: Martyn Collins | Posted 21 November 2014

ARVAL have announced that for the first time they have reached the 100,000 funded vehicle mark in the UK, following a strong year of growth and a diverse range of clients ranging from SMEs with one or two vehicles to large corporates. Over the past couple of years, Arval have introduced some new customer-focused initiatives that… Read more…

Alfa, Romeo, Giulietta, movingAlfa Romeo Giulietta Review

Story: Guest blog submitted by James Harnell | Posted 20 November 2014

This content was provided on behalf of ClickIntelligence THE Alfa Romeo Giulietta first appeared in the 1950’s but has since seen many redesigns and improvements to make it the compact hatchback it is today. Business Car Manager has analysed the Giulietta from top to bottom and came up with a comprehensive review of the vehicle in order… Read more…

Bluetooth links: On-board data retention is ghost in the cupboard for managersAre you letting text-addicts loose on the company’s cars?

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 20 November 2014

MOBILE phone behavioural research has revealed that business car managers may have to look out for text-addicts among their company car drivers. According to a study commissioned by US telecoms giant AT&T, people who text while driving display addiction-like behaviour that makes it difficult for them to stop, exposing them to potential accidents. Study co-sponsor… Read more…

Fleet, Evolution, logoPromotion key for salary sacrifice car schemes

Story: Martyn Collins | Posted 20 November 2014

CAR salary sacrifice specialist Fleet Evolution says employers can improve take up rates of such schemes with proper promotion. Despite the savings on offer, car salary sacrifice schemes are not widely understood by a large number of employers and employees. This means it is up to supplier to explain the benefits and help participants take… Read more…

Volkswagen, Golf, R, estate, LA, Auto, ShowVolkswagen unveils 300 PS Golf R estate

Story: David Wilkins | Posted 20 November 2014

VOLKSWAGEN has unveiled a new estate version of the Volkswagen Golf R at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. It is the first Volkswagen Golf R in an estate body-shell. Like the Volkswagen Golf R hatch, the estate is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol engine developing 300 PS and 380 Nm of torque,… Read more…