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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.

Jaguar XEBaby Jag shows Germans its teeth!

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 27 April 2015

What’s so special about the XE? Aluminium-intensive monocoque – the first in its class; Dynamic design, classic rear-drive stance; Smallest, lightest, stiffest Jaguar saloon; Most aerodynamic Jaguar ever at Cd 0.26; High-efficiency 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel: 163PS; 75mpg, 99g/km CO2; Supercharged 3.0-litre V6: 340PS; 0-60mph: 4.9s; Intuitive new InControl infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen; World debut… Read more…

Volkswagen Scirocco GTSHot Scirocco breaks the 7 second barrier

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 27 April 2015

Serious Scirocco 2.0-litre TSI 220 PS Scirocco GTS has a top speed of 152mph and accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 6.5 seconds; Individualised exterior with new 18-inch alloy wheels and optional GTS décor; Red brake callipers as an identifying feature; Included as standard: the “Composition Colour”, from the latest generation of infotainment systems; Modular… Read more…

Fuel scale chargeFuel retailers are robbing UK drivers, says AA

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 27 April 2015

MOTORISTS are being robbed by fuel retailers who raise prices of petrol and diesel disproportionately, claims the AA. The AA has accused fuel retailers of “plundering drivers’ pockets” over the last month because while the price of oil has fallen by nearly 5%, petrol prices are up by 1.2%. BBC Business reports the AA said… Read more…

Ensuring your business car leasing deal is fit for purpose - Car4leasingEnsuring your business car leasing deal is fit for purpose

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 27 April 2015

THERE are lots of decisions to make when it comes to leasing your company cars; one of them, of course, is budget. Once you have found a competitive leasing deal with a reputable leasing company, it may be time to ask yourself: is the car actually going to meet your requirements? For example, it’s all… Read more…

Peugeot 308 R HYbridOur top six shakers and movers from the Shanghai Motor Show

Story: Jonathan Burn | Posted 27 April 2015

BMW X5 xDrive40e BMW is the latest manufacturer to adorn one of its SUVs with plug-in hybrid technology. The X5 xDrive40e has made the transition from concept to production model rather unscathed, after first seeing the SUV in the shape of the Concept X5 eDrive. It uses a 242bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which comes… Read more…

701_Ferdinand Piech-landscapePiech resigns from Volkswagen

Story: Ralph Morton | Posted 27 April 2015

IN and extraordinary turn of events, Volkswagen’s powerhouse thought leader and kingmaker for the last 20 years or so,Dr. Ferdinand K Piëch, has resigned from the supervisory board of Volkswagen AG. Also going is his wife Ms Ursula Piëch. Ferdinand Piech (78), who was first ceo and then chairman of the Volkswagen Group, had criticised in… Read more…

Bentley Blue Train Limited EditionBentley shows off ultra limited ‘Blue Train’

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 24 April 2015

Blue Train Bentley for the very few Historic ‘Blue Train’ race commemorated with 85th anniversary Mulliner Limited Edition; Mulliner artisans pay homage to famous 1930 Speed Six with bespoke features and intricate historical references; Total of four examples to be hand-crafted in Crewe for continental European customers; Mulsanne Speed is world’s fastest ultra-luxury driving experience…. Read more…

Mercedes_in_EuropeUseful Advice for Business Driving in Europe

Story: Guest blog submitted by Will Hope | Posted 24 April 2015

THERE are many reasons why you might need to drive abroad for business purposes, for instance for meetings or for transport and deliveries. Whatever your European driving needs though one thing’s for certain, there are rules, regulations and protective measures you should be taking. Not only will these keep your business on the right side… Read more…

Arval leads the way with social media presenceArval leads the way with social media presence

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 23 April 2015

IN 2014, Arval branched out into the brave new world of social media; it is now reaping the rewards of its hard work. Its social media presence is now one of the leading lights in the vehicle leasing industry – Arval is engaging with businesses and drivers across Twitter and Facebook on a regular basis…. Read more…

BiofuelEurope to turn its back on ‘bad’ bio-fuels

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 23 April 2015

EUROPEAN legislators have started moves to end production of ‘bad’ crop based biofuels. The fuels have been blamed for much needed farmland in developing countries being turned over to cash crops instead of fuel and huge deforestation programmes affecting global climate systems. Now the Environment Committee of the European Parliament has confirmed a political deal… Read more…