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Compact style: Mercedes-Benz CLA180 Coupe AMG Line review

By |2018-07-03T09:17:36+01:00July 2nd, 2018|Company car and business car reviews, Mercedes Reviews|

P11D Value: £26,525 Company car tax band: 31% BIK tax: £137 (20%)/ £274 (40%) Compact four-door saloon 122bhp/200Nm, 1.6-litre 4cyl petrol/6-spd manual box Economy (comb)/CO2: 42.2mpg/152g/km Performance: 9.0sec/130mph What is it? THE Mercedes-Benz CLA180 is a compact four door saloon that takes its coupe looks from the larger CLS range. What's not so obvious is that the CLA is based [...]

Opting out of a company car scheme needn’t be a worry

By |2021-01-07T11:53:20+00:00June 26th, 2018|Featured, SME business motoring and fleet management|

WHEN you are in the enviable position of being offered a company car it's tempting to opt for something you've always wanted but couldn't necessarily justify. It doesn't matter if your heart's desire is luxury, performance, or just making the neighbours feel slightly inferior, with a company car you can drive something that may otherwise be out of your price [...]

New Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is perfect for more discerning company car drivers

By |2017-11-20T12:36:38+00:00November 9th, 2017|Car news and reviews, News|

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio aims to be the fastest SUV in its class 2.9-litre V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine generates 510bhp and 600Nm torque Zero to 60mph in 3.8 seconds, top speed of 176mph Q4 all-wheel drive system as standard Alfa Connect 8.8-inch infotainment system with 3D Navigation and smartphone connectivity WHAT do you do if you want the spacious practicality [...]

Why the new SEAT Arona should be the first choice for SME small fleets

By |2017-11-22T18:06:24+00:00November 6th, 2017|Car news and reviews, News|

New model receives highly competitive projected whole life cost Entry-level Arona SE 1.0 TSI 95PS at least £50 per month cheaper than rivals Range of economical petrol and diesel engines Simplified range makes choice easier Order book now open with pricing starting at £16,555 OTR   IF running an SME small fleet is your responsibility you should definitely make a [...]

New BMW X2 creates a whole new class of car for itself

By |2017-11-22T17:42:18+00:00November 6th, 2017|Car news and reviews, News|

All new addition to the BMW X range Wide range of model variants available One engine variant available from launch - The X2 xDrive20d Further engines will added to the line-up in 2018 Available to order from mid-November with prices from £33,980   WHAT do you get if you cross a coupe with a compact SUV? The brand new BMW [...]

Vauxhall Grandland X revealed as the essential accessory for an active lifestyle

By |2017-11-20T12:36:32+00:00October 16th, 2017|Car news and reviews, News|

All-new SUV with a sporty design and rugged looks Spacious and upmarket interior with high quality materials New IntelliGrip electronic traction control with five modes for outstanding grip Efficient turbo-powered engines available across the range Multiple driver assistance systems increase safety Available to order now priced from £22,310 on-the-road   FOLLOWING on from the introduction of the new Insignia Country [...]

New Aston Martin DB11 Volante: The Ultimate Convertible Sports GT

By |2017-11-20T12:36:33+00:00October 16th, 2017|Unpublished|

DB11 Volante is latest evolution of Aston Martin’s iconic convertible Sports GT Powered by new 500bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine Exceptional combination of performance, efficiency and sporting character Extensive interior options offers exceptional scope for personalisation Orders now being taken for delivery in spring 2018   BUSINESS owners looking for the ultimate expression of success should be dancing with glee [...]

New sentencing guidelines for dangerous and careless driving offences

By |2017-11-20T12:36:32+00:00October 16th, 2017|Car news and reviews, Keep it legal, News|

NEW sentencing guidelines to allow courts to impose much stiffer sentences for those found guilty of dangerous driving will be heading for parliament soon. Following a public consultation the Ministry of Justice has announced new sentencing guidelines, which include possible life sentences for causing by death by dangerous driving, as well as a new offence of causing serious injury by [...]

New Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer tops the range

By |2017-11-20T12:36:32+00:00October 13th, 2017|Car news and reviews, News|

Range-topping new Insignia Country Tourer Rugged looks and premium quality All-wheel drive and more ground clearance Order now from £25,635 BUSY day for Vauxhall with the launch of two cars in quick succession. The first of which is the new range-topping Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer. The latest addition to the all-new Insignia range, the Country Tourer is more spacious than [...]

Special Edition Honda CR-V S Plus promises something for nothing

By |2017-11-20T12:36:31+00:00October 12th, 2017|Car news and reviews, News|

Special Edition based on S Navi grade Available in both 2.0 petrol and 1.6 diesel engine New additional features including body coloured front and rear aero bumper Available from 1st November 2017 THE range of SUVs on the market is growing at such a rate you would be forgiven for thinking they were an incredibly popular choice as a company [...]

McLaren Special Operations are ready to build your next company car

By |2017-11-20T12:36:31+00:00October 12th, 2017|Car news and reviews, News|

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) creates unique MSO R Coupé and Spider Advanced aerodynamics with twin-element rear wing Striking exterior design and livery together with a bespoke interior Twin-turbocharged, McLaren V8 engine producing 679bhp BEING the boss of a successful small business or SME can carry certain benefits. One of which is the opportunity to have McLaren Special Operations design you [...]

New MINI 1499 GT Special Edition offers a welcome blast from the past

By |2017-11-20T12:36:31+00:00October 11th, 2017|Car news and reviews, News|

New MINI 1499 GT special edition inspired by the classic 1275 GT Limited production run of just 1,499 units, exclusively for the UK market Includes distinctive John Cooper Works styling features and unique graphics MINI 1499 GT available to order now priced from £16,990.   ANYONE hoping for a little nostalgia from their company car might consider the new special edition [...]

Toyota GR HV Sports Concept could offer a hint of a returning classic

By |2017-11-20T12:36:29+00:00October 10th, 2017|Car news and reviews, News|

THE first few hints are starting to leak out ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of October. Amongst the first to sneak past security is the Toyota GR HV Sports concept. The GR HV Sports concept supposedly represents a new way to enjoy cars “by integrating the thrill of a sports car with the environmental friendliness of [...]

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition celebrates Le Mans success

By |2017-11-20T12:36:29+00:00October 9th, 2017|Car news and reviews, News|

IF you are looking for something special for your daily commute may we suggest a new Porsche? Specifically the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition launched today. Porsche is the most successful marque in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning an unrivalled 19 times. Six of those titles came with a British driver [...]

VW Golf GTE is a shining light amidst the gloom of new car registration figures

By |2017-11-20T12:36:29+00:00October 9th, 2017|Car news and reviews, News|

RECENT news regarding the September fall in new car registrations may be concerning for some, but the VW Golf GTE doesn’t appear to have got the message. According to figures from VW it seems sales of the plug-in hybrid Golf were up 300% on September 2016. It looks like the GTE is building a steady following. And why not? After [...]

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