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Cab app Gett acquires Radio Taxis and One Transport

Black cab app Gett has bought Mountview House Group, owner of the Radio Taxis black cab fleet, the Xeta taxi operation and the One Transport corporate taxi and private hire platform.

new car news

Plug-in Prius will meet TfL ULEZ proprosals

Toyota has revealed a new Prius Plug-in at the New York motor show. The model is a significant advance over the previous version, offering an all-electric range of up to 31 miles – making it compliant with the proposed TfL ULEZ rules that could come into force from 2020.

business news

Heathrow to offer private hire parking area from June

Heathrow Airport is to open a car park this June specifically for private hire drivers to use as a waiting area. The move follows complaints from local residents about the large numbers of Uber drivers who spend all day parked on residential streets, waiting for a fare.

Features & Roadtests

roadtest

First Drive – Mercedes E220d SE 9G-Tronic

It’s undoubtedly the benchmark car for executive chauffeur work, but the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has recently found itself under threat.

Road test - Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription

Volvo’s advertising rather grandly bills the arrival of its new XC90 SUV as “a new beginning” for the company. And they have a point. Five years after Ford sold the Swedish automaker to China’s Geely, Volvo has released the first car it can truly claim to be a product of this new era. Even the Volvo grille badge has been given a makeover to highlight the change.

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First Drive - Ford Mondeo Vignale 2.0 TDCi PowerShift

The launch of the new Ford Mondeo has been a long and rather tortuous one. Initially shown at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the car didn’t go on sale until this year after Ford decided to close a plant and shift all production to Valencia in Spain.

roadtest

Ford Galaxy 180PS 2.0 TDCi Titanium

Hard to believe that the Ford Galaxy has been around for almost 20 years. And in that time, over two distinctive generations, the big Ford seven-seater has established itself as one of the most significant private hire cars on the market.

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First Drive - Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro S line 272PS tiptronic

Audi’s original Q7 represented a lot of car for the money when it came out in 2007 – but for all its virtues, it never felt quite right. Too bulky, too obviously made with the American market in mind.