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270 – Small firms fight for finance

By |2017-11-20T12:13:38+00:00August 13th, 2009|Business Car Finance | Business Car Leasing Explained, Car leasing plans and prices, Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Editor's blog, Fiat Reviews, Industry articles, News|

Alison’s Fiat 500: financed on a PCP Credit squeeze being applied to SMEs THE CBI recently painted an improving picture: access to credit was getting better. Unless you were in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector. Alas, it seems the banks favour the big boys; and let the small fish go swim. According to the CBI’s latest [...]

258 – How a PCP can help your business

By |2017-11-20T12:13:36+00:00July 24th, 2009|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Editor's blog, Fiat Reviews, Industry articles, News|

Kim Faircloth: brilliantly helpful sales and service and Fiat Parkside I WASN’T surprised when I saw Robert Nugent’s intelligent piece on the rise of personal lease deals – see his special report The attraction of personal lease deals. For too long I think they have been overlooked as a method of funding cars. Instead of running your car [...]

Fiat launches Driver Development course

By |2017-11-20T12:09:55+00:00November 30th, 1999|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Fiat Reviews, News|

Fiat is launching a One Day Driver Development Course.

The course is aimed squarely at small businesses to help them with duty of care issues.

The One Day Driver Development Course has been developed in conjunction with the Driving Instructors Association.

It puts drivers into a car with a trained instructor. Fiat says this may be the first time they have been monitored since passing their test.

Choose a Fiat for low emissions

By |2017-11-20T12:10:30+00:00November 30th, 1999|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Fiat Reviews, News|

Fiat is the lowest CO2 manufacturer of cars in Europe.

The predominantly small car maker leads for the second year running.

The average CO2 emissions of Fiat cars are 133.7g/km. Down from 137.3g/km.

Peugeot was second, followed by Citroen, Renault and Toyota. BMW achieved the greatest overall reduction of 16g/km on a year on year basis.

The report was compiled by the consultancy division of JATO Dynamics, a world leader in automotive data provision.

MINI chases down the Fiat 500

By |2017-11-20T12:10:42+00:00November 30th, 1999|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Fiat Reviews, MINI Reviews, News|

THE new MINI First might feature some slightly dodgy plastic hubcaps; there’s no air conditioning; and engine power is down to 75hp. But with a price tag of L10,950 some things had to go.

The new First is MINI’s answer to the equally appealing, but better equipped Fiat 500. For comparison, a 500 1.4 Lounge costs L10,905.

Powering the new MINI First is the same 1.4-litre engine as the MINI One. But output is lowered from 95hp to 75hp: 0-62mph takes 13.2 seconds. Fuel consumption (53.3mpg) and CO2 emissions (128g/km) are identical to MINI One. This means a company car tax band of 15%.

Like the MINI One, MINI First features fuel-saving technology for low running costs, such as Auto Start-Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration, Variable Valve Technology and Shift Point Display

However, if the comfort kit has been stripped out, the safety equipment remains. Anti-skid Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) is standard.

Extras can be added. Air conditioning is L665; metallic paint is L330. And various packs can personalise the MINI First – but push up the overall price.

MINI First package prices

  • Design package L525
  • Tech package L855
  • Salt package L390
  • Five-year TLC service and maintenance package L185

New Fiat 500 TwinAir sets new mpg standards

By |2017-11-20T12:11:28+00:00November 30th, 1999|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Fiat Reviews, News|

IF you're fans of the Fiat 500 - and we are here at Business Car Manager - then there's a new model that's bound to appeal.

It's the new TwinAir 500.

This new turbocharged two-cylinder petrol engine might sound like a throwback to the original Fiat 500, but the technology is anything but. There's fuel economy of 68.9mpg - over 70mpg on the semi-auto Dualogic version - and CO2 emissions of 95g/km.

This not only makes the Fiat 500 TwinAir the lowest emission standard petrol engine, but provides plenty of business benefits, too.

Benefit in kind company car taxation is 10% over the next three tax years (unlike similar low emission diesels which suffer a 3% surcharge taking BIK to 13%) and, with emissions below 110g/km, the car also qualifies for 100% first year writing down allowances.

In other words, you can drive a well-equipped, fuel-efficient, desirable city car for just L240 company car tax

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