This Week in Autos – 22nd May – 28th May 2017
Catch up with all the latest news from the Automotive world here!
Aston Martin Back in Black
The luxury British car manufacturer Aston Martin, is finally back in the black following strong sales of its newly released model ,the DB11.
The company posted a pre-tax profit for the first time in 10 years, with revenues having more than doubled up to £188 million (£188,000,000) in the first quarter of 2017. All this is welcome news to the Italian/Kuwaiti investment firms who acquired the brand from Ford in 2007.
Business Car Manager Awards: Top 5 Lease Cars For Businesses
The independent panel of judges comprised of experts within the SME Market. So let’s take a look at their choices
Vauxhall Astra 1.6 CDTi Design 110PS ecoFLEX 5 door
Taking the top place on the podium, due to its extremely low & impressive running costs. Packed full of great features as standard, and at an affordable price point to. Click here to watch a full independent video review.
MINI Cooper D 1.5 5-door
Pipped to the post but only just. As usual with a MINI you can expect reliability, a mind blowing 278 Litre boot, and a CO2 output of only 95g/km. Add the 5 door practicality into the equation, and you really do have a smart, premium alternative.
Click here to watch a full independent video review of the MINI.
Audi A4 2.0 TDI Ultra Sport 150PS 4dr
You couldn’t have this list without a “Premium” German Brand saloon, and it’s the Audi A4 that’s broken into the top 5, with the lighter, more dynamic and sportier A4 Ultra Sport.
You’d expect the sporty Ultra model to be rather thirst, on the contrary. In fact it’s incredibly efficient with a 74.3 mpg combined fuel economy and CO2 emissions of just 99g/km, once again keeping that company car tax at a low cost.
Click here to watch a full independent video review of the Audi A4 here.
Jaguar F Pace 2.0D R-Sport 180PS AWD Auto
What is there to say about the Jaguar F Pace that hasn’t already been said? A truly elegant SUV with bags full of passenger space, with no compromises in luxurious fixtures and fittings. We’d expect to see this at a more senior level, and not necessarily a fleet vehicle…obviously.
Click here to watch a full independent video review of the Jaguar F Pace here.
BMW i3 94Ah Range Extender Auto
The BMW i3 is well respected within the electric vehicle market, with typical BMW high quality finishes and sharp-responsive driving response. The BMW i3 94AH Range Extender version has a small, but mightily capable two-cylinder bike engine to charge the battery, giving users a much more manageable 300 odd mile range.
Click here to watch a full independent video review of the BMW i3 94Ah Range Extender here.
Find out more on the business car manager awards here.