VW Transporter Sportline

VW has added a Sportline trim to the latest Transporter range, with the new version adding a selection of visual and equipment upgrades.

VW Transporter Sportline 2021 It gets a new bumper, red grille stripe, 18-inch alloy wheels and a leather and suede interior. It also offers VW’s digital cockpit, with its large infotainment screen in place of the instrument cluster, for the first time on a van.

It only comes with the range-topping 204hp 2.0-litre diesel and prices start at £42,940 (excluding VAT).

New fleet structure for Suzuki

Lee Giddings Suzuki 2021Suzuki has announced a new structure for its fleet operations following the departure of Graeme Jenkins at the beginning of this year.

Lee Giddings (pictured) has been promoted to national fleet sales manager, having been with the brand for four years in the role of contract hire, leasing and Motability manager.

Giddings is backed up by contract hire, leasing and cost of ownership manager Tony Miller, who has been in the role for the past three years, and the company’s new contract hire, leasing and public sector manager Suzy Swift, who was previously Suzuki’s national business development and public sector manager.

Ohme partners on new Octopus Energy sal-sac scheme

Vehicle charging company Ohme has linked with Octopus Energy’s new Electric Dreams salary sacrifice offering to give drivers ordering before the end of July 2021 a Ohme wall charger with smart charging tech.

Drivers use the Ohme app to set how much charge they need and by when, and the tech automatically charges at the cheapest possible rate.

“Ohme are thrilled to be working with Octopus Electric Vehicles as the company’s charging partner. Smart charging technologies such as Ohme’s bring down the cost and complexity of electric vehicle ownership,” said Ohme founder David Watson. “When used in tandem with incentive schemes like Electric Dreams, the barriers to EV adoption for the average driver come tumbling down. These developments represent a huge step towards a greener, more sustainable future in the UK.”


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