April 2018

This issue of Company Car & Van has test drives and features on cars, commercials and light trucks, powered by a mixture of petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric engines. Never has there been such a wide choice of powertrains for fleets and with the speed of change showing no signs of abating, the question of which vehicle is best for you, for your employees or for your business, has never been so confusing.

Our cover star in April is the new SEAT Arona. The petrol version we tested is excellent and goes straight to the top of the B SUV sector. Nissan begins 2018 with the launch of its second generation Leaf, possibly the best known EV name in the market, and we find out how it’s been improved. Volvo has its own hybrid range, badged as ‘Twin Engine’ and we get to grips with the range-topping XC90, which offers employees a luxury car with low taxation.

We also have road tests on the attractive Volkswagen Arteon, updated Lexus CT, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Jaguar XE, Mazda3, Renault Megane and MINI Countryman PHEV, while we look forward to the new Hyundai KONA EV.

On the commercial front, Volkswagen has introduced an entry-level manual Amarok that’s firmly aimed at capturing more small fleet business. We also drive the Mercedes-Benz Citan, Citroen Dispatch, Vauxhall Movano, Toyota Proace and the range-topping Fiat Professional Fullback Cross. Plus we cast our eye over the latest Ford Transit Connect and LDV V80 chassis cab.

And finally, due to public demand, we feature our first light truck, the revolutionary Mercedes- Benz eActros, which could save your
company an awful lot of money.


Andrew Walker (Editor)