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Toyota to reveal new car-derived van at the CV Show

Toyota has confirmed it will announce a new light commercial vehicle at the Commercial Vehicle Show next week. Built at the firm’s UK plant in Burnaston, it will be based on the Corolla Touring Sports model, using the ‘self-charging’ hybrid powertrain.

More details, including name and capacities, will be revealed at the NEC on Tuesday.

James Taylor appointed B2B boss for Stellantis portfolio

James Taylor - Fleet Sales Director, Vauxhall - Main ImageFormer Vauxhall fleet boss and sales and marketing director James Taylor has been appointed director of B2B for Vauxhall’s parent Stellantis in a newly created role covering the portfolio of Stellantis brands including Alfa Romeo, Citroen, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Peugeot and Vauxhall.

Taylor’s first task in the newly created role is to define the fleet management structure of the various brands, which currently operate with Scott Westerby as fleet director for Peugeot, Citroen and DS, along with FCA fleet, business and remarketing sales director Iain Montgomery.

“I am delighted to be heading up this new division for Stellantis in the UK,” said Taylor. “With a wide and diverse range of car and van models across our nine Brands in the UK, including fully-electric and PHEV, I look forward to developing further our B2B sales to our customers bringing them efficiencies and benefits for their businesses.”

AFRs up across petrol and diesel bands

Rising fuel prices have prompted an across-the-board rise in the petrol and diesel Advisory Fuel Rates paid to drivers using company vehicles for work business.

The reimbursement rates have risen by a penny in all petrol and diesel bands, apart from the highest diesel banding of cars over 2000cc, which goes up by 2p per mile to 15p.

The rates are reassessed every three months to ensure they reflect the cost of motoring.

Conversely, the LPG rates all dropped.

The EV rate stays at 4p, as it isn’t yet assessed quarterly like the other rates.

The latest rates can be found at https://www.companycartoday.co.uk/toolbox/advisory-fuel-rates/