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Round-Up: Toyota CH-R facelift, Skoda Superb PHEV prices, FleetCheck ROI calculator

Facelifted Toyota C-HR revealed


Toyota has facelifted its C-HR cro ssover and added a second hybrid powertrain as part of the update.

Joining the existing 120hp 1.8-litre hybrid system is a new 182hp 2.0-litre hybrid unit which emits 92g/km of CO2.

In addition to the new powertrain, the C-HR is equipped with a new multimedia system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto  smartphone integration.

Other changes include modified electric power steering tuning for improved steering feel, while the 2.0-litre hybrid also benefits from a new suspension design that improves ride comfort and all variants also feature an upgraded package to further reduce cabin noise, Toyota said.

Skoda Superb PHEV priced from £31,970


Skoda has confirmed deliveries of its first plug-in hybrid model – the Superb IV – will commence in January, with prices starting from £31,970.

The model combines a 1.4-litre petrol engine and 85kW electric motor to deliver 218hp and CO2 emissions of less than 40g/km, while it offers a zero-emission range of up to 35 miles.

Owners can choose between four trim levels with the plug-in hybrid powertrain: SE Technology for fleet customers, SE L, SportLine Plus, as well as the top of the range L&K. Charging takes three hours and 30 minutes from a wall box (using a wall box with a charging output of 3.6 kW) and comes ready with a three-pin charger and wall box charging cables stowed under the boot floor, the company added.

FleetCheck launches ROI calculator

Fleetcheck ROI

Fleet software company FleetCheck has launched a new online return-on-investment calculator has been launched by FleetCheck to help businesses to see estimated cost savings resulting from adopting fleet software.

By entering a few basic facts about their vehicles and how they are used, users are able to see whether the likely monthly rental cost of adopting a system will be outweighed by financial benefits resulting from accurate reporting and increased control over operations, the company said.

Peter Golding, managing director, said: “There are many reasons for adopting fleet software and ROI is not always the main driver but it is very useful to be able to make a credible financial forecast, especially when there is pressure to ‘sell’ the purchase internally. We now have almost 1,000 business running something like 100,000 vehicles using our software, so we have a very good idea of the kind of financial impact that we can have. The ROI calculator is designed to be a highly credible forecast tool.”