Round-up: Revised Peugeot 3008 and 5008, Seat Leon range expanded, Hitachi links with TMC

Peugeot 3008 and 5008 given ‘striking’ new nose

Peugeot has revised its 3008 crossover and 5008 SUV models, giving both a more striking new nose, upgraded lights, a new 10-inch high-definition touchscreen and increased levels of technology.

The trim structure has changed in line with more recently launched models, with Active, Allure and GT all supplemented by a Premium pack adding extra equipment. GT and GT Premium models get a bespoke frameless grille, as well as other styling additions. The new cars hits showrooms later this year.

Seat expands new Leon launch line-up

Seat has added a new SE entry trim level to its new Leon range, bringing the car’s starting price down below £20,000 with the 110hp petrol engine.

“We expect the entry-level, yet generously-equipped, SE models to prove popular with fleet managers given the exceptionally competitive TCO, the result of strong residuals, efficient engines and low insurance group ratings,” said Seat UK managing director Richard Harrison.

Xcellence and Xcellence Lux trims have also been added to the top of the range, while a FR Sport brings visual appeal and upgrades in the middle of the line-up.

The company has also opened order books on the facelifted Ateca crossover, and claimed that the revised model come sin at a lower price point than the outgoing car, but with higher specification.

Hitachi and TMC combine for mileage track service

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions is to offer TMC’s mileage capture and audit services to its car, LCV and grey fleet customer base, enabling users to manage fuel use on work business using TMC’s Mileage Track app that links to the car’s Bluetooth. TMC’s iQ product, which helps deliver benefits in the most cost-effective way, be it fuel cards, company cars or cash allowance.

“We are delighted to have been selected as Hitachi’s chosen partner, and share the same mission to reduce fleet costs and emissions and improve driver safety and experience,” said TMC managing director Paul Hollick. “From the recording of business mileage, payroll services for employee reimbursement or deduction for any personal use on fuel cards to the identification of vehicles that could be swapped for EVs, our range of data-led services will give Hitachi’s clients the information they need to optimise their fleets.”


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