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March 25, 2015

Lighter, cleaner and roomier – Jaguar reveals new XF

The all-new Jaguar XF is likely to present a stronger challenge in the executive chauffeur market as Jaguar has addressed the outgoing model’s biggest weakness – rear seat space. The new XF, unveiled in London last week, is 7mm shorter and 3mm lower than the…
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Mar 12, 2015 129

Sovereign sets growth agenda with Claremont takeover

High-end chauffeur operator Sovereign Car Hire Services has acquired Claremont Executive Services, and ambitious Sovereign boss Parvez Ali (above) says he is lining up two further…
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Mar 12, 2015 157

Business aviation boost for First Class Cars

First Class Cars is bolstering its fleet with the addition of 12 new vehicles, including six new Mercees-Benz V-Class MPVs and a new 16-seat Mercedes Sprinter VIP coach, fitted…
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Mar 02, 2015 385

Addison Lee launches green division with WestOne Cars rebrand

Addison Lee is launching into the London eco-chauffeur market via a rebrand of its subsidiary, West One cars. The move gives the new Addison Lee Eco division one of London’s…

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 3356

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

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March 12, 2015

Road Test - Skoda Rapid Greenline 1.6 TDI CR 90PS

Skoda has used a simple formula for building its market share in the Private Hire sector. Maximise the bang-to-buck ratio. Over the past decade and a half, Skoda has produced keenly-priced cars that offer a winning combination of roomy interiors and capacious…
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Feb 10, 2015 355

Road Test - Mercedes-Benz S300L BlueTec Hybrid AMG

With the E300 BlueTec Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz demonstrated it was possible to make an ultra-clean hybrid chauffeur car that didn’t compromise the ability to carry passengers and…
Oct 28, 2014 796

Road Test – Tesla S 85+

What’s stopping you from buying an electric car? For most operators, it’s the fear. Watching the range tick down and quietly panicking. Will I get where I’m going, or will the…
Sep 05, 2014 1376

Twin Test – Range Rover Vogue SE vs Mercedes GL350

There’s nothing to match the Range Rover at the top of the luxury SUV market. It’s got the brand, it’s got the quality, and it’s got the space. It’s in a class of its own. Or is…

Professional Driver Circulation

Our circulation profile reflects the profile of the profession. Professional Driver magazine is read by both large company executives and the owner driver operators, within both public and private sectors. Having a predominantly controlled circulation means we have more detailed data about our readers and their job functions than any other magazine in this sector. Our reader criteria of only named individuals within companies, ensures a relevant, targeted circulation for our advertisers. 

Our reputation for informed editorial attracts a broad section of readers across the profession. The mix of news, products and detailed analysis insures our readers are kept up-to-date throughout the year.
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