Space promise for new Skoda hatch
Skoda has revealed its new Fabia, pledging its new five-door hatchback will be the most spacious car in its segment.
The new model has grown by 110mm and has a class-leading boot that is 50 litres larger than its predecessor at 380 litres, which outpoints several cars from the class above.
The new model comes with a choice of five petrol engines ranging from 65hp-150hp, with the 95hp model being the most efficient at a low of 113g/km.
The brand also claimed that its new model retains brand qualities including value for money, high levels of functionality and a plethora of clever features.
Kia reshapes its fleet team
Korean brand Kia has appointed Moyosola Fujamade as its new national contract hire relationship manager, replacing Phil Glover, who moved up to become RV and fleet operations manager in March. Glover’s new role came as a result of previous incumbent Gary Curran becoming national leasing and rental manager at the beginning of 2021.
Fujamade has been with Kia since 2014, most recently as senior press officer, and in her new role will manage the relationship with contract hire companies, including Kia’s own-brand contract hire supplier.
“During my time on the front-line of Kia’s new model launches over the past six years, it has become ever-more clear that fleets are going electric, as is Kia with its ‘Plan S’ strategy now in full swing,” said Fujamade. “With this industry-wide change as the backdrop, it’s a fascinating time to join the fleet sales team.”
Toyota fuel cell starts at £435 per month
Toyota has confirmed pricing and fully maintained contract hire rates for its new Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car, with the entry Design trim costing £435 per month plus VAT, rising to £450 and £609 for the Design Plus and Premium grades.
The car costs £49,995 in Design trim, rising by £4,000 to Design Plus and £64,995 for the fully loaded Design Premium.
Toyota has said that its second-generation fuel cell should cost 20% less than the outgoing car.