Round-Up: AA renews Lloyds cover deal, Seat fleet sales rise in 2018, Special-edition Qashqai

AA renews Lloyds roadside cover deal


The AA has renewed a five-year deal to continue to provide roadside assistance to Lloyds Banking Group customers.

Under the terms of the contract, the AA will continue to supportcustomers with roadside assistance, home start, recovery and accident management services. In addition, customers will be provided with access to a range of digital driving services, the AA said.

“We are delighted to have been awarded this new five-year contract, a strong endorsement of our strategy. This is a significant achievement as it is the largest roadside assistance programme in the UK.  We look forward to building on our long-standing partnership with Lloyds Banking Group by continuing to provide a market leading breakdown assistance service and introducing exciting new driving and digital services to their Packaged Bank Account customers,” said Simon Breakwell, chief executive officer at the AA.

Seat fleet sales rise in 2018

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Seat has announced that 2018 was its best year on record for true fleet sales, with the number of vehicles it registered to corporate customers growing by 27% compared with 2017’s results.

Seat put the growth down to the introduction of new models and a raft of initiatives such as its four-day test drive scheme.

Peter McDonald, head of fleet and business sales at Seat UK, said: “Delivering a fleet programme which meets or exceeds the expectations of customers from SMEs to leasing companies and large corporate fleets is a big challenge. The results speak for themselves and we welcome the fact the industry values the relationship with our brand.”

Special-edition Qashqai launched

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Nissan has launched a limited-edition version of its Qashqai crossover.

Called the i N-Motion, it is based on the N-Connecta grade, albeit with a series of upgrades, including silver bumper plates, matching door mirror caps and roof rails, LED headlamps with adaptive front lighting and 19-inch ‘Ibiscus’ alloys.

Inside, it includes the firm’s NissanConnect infotainment system as standard Features include voice recognition, single line search, Find My Car, Over The Air map and software updates, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.