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AFTERNOON ROUND-UP: MITSUBISHI SVP PROGRAMME, COMBINED FUEL AND TELEMATICS SERVICE, SEAT ATECA GETS FR TRIM

 

New Mitsubishi Special Vehicle Projects programme

Mitsubishi has launched a new Special Vehicle Projects programme designed to offer exclusive and highly distinctive vehicles.

SVP models will be produced in small volumes with what the brand described as “significant appearance changes and specific colour options”, and the first is the £28,479 (plus VAT) L200 Barbarian SVP pick-up.

Being produced in a 250-vehicle run, the SVP gets 17-inch black alloy wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres, wheelarch extensions, new grille, and black roof rails, bumpers and light surrounds

BP and TomTom launch fuel and telematics service

Fuel giant BP has launched a new service that combines fuel card data with telematics. Known as Fleetmove, the service is the result of a tie-up between BP and TomTom Telematics, and allows businesses to monitor driver, fuel and vehicle data from one platform. It uses an app and a dongle (the latter plugs into the vehicle’s OBD port) to supply the data.

“This is the first time BP and TomTom Telematics have created a partnership to combine different streams of data in this way – the fuel card will register fuel transactions and the telematics device will monitor the vehicle data. Combining these two elements allows BP fuel card customers to save time and reduce operating costs. The new app and fleet manager portal is just the start of what we will be launching in the coming months,” said Koeno Siemons, European Card Marketing & Operations Manager at BP.

Sporty FR trim for Seat Ateca

Seat’s Ateca crossover has gained a sporty FR trim level. Extra kit comprises 18-inch alloys, body-coloured wheel arches and side skirts, a rear spoiler, Alcantara sport seats and leather steering wheel with red leather stitching and aluminium pedals among other visual upgrades.

The trim level sits just below the top-spec Excellence version, and will be available with 150hp petrol and 150hp and 190hp diesel engines. Pricing will be confirmed nearer to the first deliveries, due this summer.