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Round-Up: Ssangyongs to N. Lanarkshire Council; Facelifted VW Transporter; Ubeeqo expands

Ssangyongs to North Lanarkshire Council

Ssangyong delivers pair of Korando 4x4's to North Lanarkshire CouncilSsangyong has delivered a pair of Korando off-roader models to North Lanarkshire Council in Scotland, which will be deployed by its Justice Services Team to assist with community projects and help home care workers access more remote and challenging areas.

“The new 4×4 vehicles will be of great assistance as they help with rural community engagement – we’re really pleased to see them deployed in our local area and doing such an important job,” said David Wishart, dealer principle of supplying dealer Frasers of Falkirk.


Facelifted VW Transporter ‘6.1’ revealed

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed its revised Transporter, featuring new driver assistance systems and enhanced specification.

Facelifted Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 revealed - Image 1A move from hydraulic to electro-mechanical steering means technology such as lane assist, park assist, rear traffic alert, trailor assist and side protection are now available, while the cabin now gets a 230-vot socket by the driver’s seat and a lockable compartment under the double bench seat. There is also a new load-through hatch available to slide longer loads under the passenger seat, extending the maximum length by 350mm on standard models and 400mm on long-wheelbase Transporters.

The engine line-up of 2.0-litre diesel engines runs across 90hp, 110hp, 150hp and 199hp outputs, the latter two available with 4Motion four-wheel drive. The new van is scheduled to arrive in the UK late this year.


Car share firm Ubeeqo adds new London boroughs

Car share firm Ubeeqo ads additional London BoroughsEuropecar’s car-sharing arm Ubeeqo has expanded into Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham to total eight London boroughs, and has also added 140 new vehicles to its London fleet, including the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Citroen Dispatch, VW Gold and Fiat 500.

The cars are geo-fenced, so can be returned to a street or neighbourhood within a borough, rather than needing to go back to a specific space.

“By expanding the range and type of vehicles in our fleet, we hope London car owners will be encouraged to consider using the service as an alternative to vehicle ownership,” said Ubeeqo UK managing director Patrick Cresswell. “That should result in fewer cars on the road, and ultimately reduce emissions and congestion”.