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July 03, 2015

Infiniti targets chauffeurs with massive Q70 price cut

Growing luxury brand Infiniti is aiming to build a presence in the executive chauffeur market with a special, highly competitive price deal specifically for licensed drivers on its Q70 saloon. “We’re offering the car at a special discount price for chauffeurs…
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Jul 03, 2015 345

ULEZ chaos leaves Addison Lee Galaxy deal in limbo

Ford has launched its all-new third-generation Galaxy MPV – but is budgeting without any sales to Addison Lee in the first full year. Ford said it planned to sell around 3,000 of…
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Jul 03, 2015 154

Portfolio takes on ACS and plans further expansion

Surrey-based Portfolio Cars has acquired collapsed rival chauffeur firm American Chauffeur Services (ACS) from receivership for an undisclosed sum. The move adds an additional 17…
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Jun 15, 2015 406

Lightweight materials, plug-in hybrid and interior innovation for new BMW 7 Series

New powertrains, including plug-in hybrids and increased use of lightweight composites materials are among the highlights of BMW’s all-new 7-series. The new cars also incorporate…

Features

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March 10, 2015

Professional Driver is launching ProDriver Live, an exclusive business event exclusively tailored to the private hire and chauffeur industry.

At this special two-day event to be held on September 14-15, 2015, you’ll be able to: DRIVE the latest new cars with the right specification for the professional driverCOMPARE competing cars back-to-back – including all the latest, hottest new modelsTALK to…
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Preview – 2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class

A day trip to Stuttgart, and it’s deja vu time. I’ve been here before, just seven months ago, for a very similar purpose. The venue is Mercedes-Benz’s Sindelfingen technical…
Mar 21, 2013 4053

Inside story: the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-class

Mercedes is taking no chances. Cameras and mobile phones are checked in at the desk, and we’re ushered into a darkened room, deep within Mercedes’ advanced technical centre near…
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Geneva Show

Supercars and city cars may have grabbed the headlines at the Geneva Motor Show – but there was plenty of interest for the chauffeuring and private hire market - across the full…

Road Tests

July 03, 2015

First Drive - Skoda Superb SE Business 2.0 TDI 150

Skoda set a benchmark for the upper-medium sector with its previous Superb when it was launched in 2009. Cleverly adapting the China-market long-wheelbase VW Passat platform resulted in a car with class-leading rear seat space and luggage room. Now there’s a…
May 21, 2015 307

Ford Mondeo Titanium Estate 2.0TDCI Powershift Auto

It’s all change in the large, volume-brand saloon sector this year. We’ve had a new VW Passat, facelifts for Peugeot 508 and Mazda 6, and new Skoda Superb and Toyota Avensis are…
Apr 21, 2015 655

Road Test - Volkswagen Passat SE Business 2.0TDI 150PS DSG

The Passat has been a real mainstay of the Volkswagen range for more than 40 years – it pre-dates both Golf and Polo. VW has sold more than 22 million worldwide, including 442,000…
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Apr 08, 2015 1095

Road test - Mercedes-Benz C300 Bluetec Hybrid Sport Auto

The pressure to clean up the air quality in major cities is intense – and any public transport vehicle is seen as a soft target. Just look at the proposed tightening of London…

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