Round-Up: Used diesel prices increase, Northgate offers fuelcards, Cox joins Volvo

Used diesel car prices rise

SMMT Used Car Sales Down in 2017 says SMMT

The average price of used diesel cars sold on Auto Trader’s website increased by 4.5% to £14,514 during January, the car marketplace has revealed.

According to Auto Trader, this is the highest average price seen since August 2018.

In January 2018, petrol prices grew at a rate of 10.7%, but last month’s average price of £11,374 represented an annual like-for-like increase of just 3.7%, the firm added.

Northgate offers fuelcards to customers

diesel Fuel Pump

LCV spot-hire company Northgate has partnered with fuelcard company Wex Europe services.

The firm claimed that seven out of 10 businesses believe that rising fuel prices are detrimental to their businesses.

With the new fuel card, Northgate customers can achieve savings of an average 5p off per litre at Esso fuel stations and a fixed saving of 0.4p from Shell and BP, the firm said, while drivers can collect Tesco Clubcard points at Tesco Express forecourts when they fill up.

Cox joins Volvo

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Volvo has named Mark Cox as its new national sales manager.

He joins the firm from Volkswagen where his most recent role was national network development manager, although he spent a decade within the VW Group with responsibility for both fleet, business and consumer sales.

“I am extremely excited by the opportunity at Volvo. It’s an incredible brand, with fantastic products and an excellent retail network. Last year, Volvo recorded its highest UK sales for 28 years, and I can’t wait to help make this year and beyond even more successful,” he said.