New Grand Cherokee due next year with plug-in option
Jeep has revealed its new Grand Cherokee, although the long-wheelbase seven-seat unveiled for the American market won’t be coming to Europe.
But the European five-seater will get the same squared, blunt styling, and three separate off-road systems including five terrain modes. On the inside is a 10.1-inch touchscreen display and a 10.25-inch dashboard display with more than 20 menus.
The 4xe plug-in hybrid version will arrive towards the end of 2022, with the European Grand Cherokee due to be unveiled later this year.
New Volvo fleet boss moves from Mercedes
Rob Morris has been appointed the new head of fleet and remarketing at Volvo, succeeding Steve Beatie who was promoted to head of sales late last year.
Morris moves from Mercedes-Benz, where he had been for more than eight years, most recently as national fleet operations manager, and takes responsibility for all Volvo’s business sales, including to leasing companies, emergency services and other organisations.
“This is an exciting time for Volvo, with the roll-out of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles that are increasingly key choices for business customers,” said Morris. “This gives us a great opportunity to challenge the status quo in the premium market. Steve Beattie and the team have created an excellent foundation on which to achieve more success in true fleet and business sales.”
MG appoints former Hyundai fleet boss as commercial director
Former Hyundai fleet director and sales director Guy Pigounakis has joined MG Motor as commercial director as part of the brand’s ambitious plans for growth, which also include appointing former Hyundai marketing director David Pugh to the same role with the Chinese-owned brand.
MG is aiming for 50,000 UK sales per year by 2025, and grew its sales by more than 5,000 units to 18,415 last year, despite the market being down by 29.3% overall to sit just behind Dacia and Fiat in the rankings with a 1.13% market share.