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Smartwatch guidance should be added to fleet policies
Technology

Smartwatch guidance should be added to fleet policies

Fleet polices should include guidance on the use of smartwatches and wearables, following changes to the Highway Code. Drivers caught using a hand-held device that …

Private car ownership is on the decline - is leasing taking over?
Cars

Private car ownership is on the decline – is leasing taking over?

In 2021, London won the unenviable reputation of being the most congested city in the world. As things stand drivers populating the roads of our …

Government confirm the decision not to ban most traditional motorcycle modifications
Motorcycles

Government confirm the decision not to ban most traditional motorcycle modifications

The Government confirm that proposed new vehicle ‘anti-tampering’ regulations won’t ban most traditional motorcycle modifications as originally feared. In a Government consultation document called The …

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Small SUV

An eye-catching look

The Peugeot 208 offers efficiency, peerless reliability and an enjoyable drive

Hatchback

A return to form

The world’s best-selling car is better than ever, as the Toyota Corolla offers efficiency, peerless reliability and an enjoyable drive

Small SUV

The Puma is back

The Ford Puma is back – the small, sporty coupe is now a stylish, practical compact SUV that’s good to drive, but lacks cabin space.

The Fiesta is good fun and remains a solid buy
Hatchback

Fun Fiesta

The Fiesta is good fun and remains a solid buy, despite increasingly strong competition.

City car

Fun and frugal

It’s stylish, fun, and cheap to run, but the Toyota Aygo faces some formidable rivals.

Small SUV

Pleasant Arona

The SEAT Arona is a well-rounded small SUV, with refined engines and generous standard equipment.

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