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Saab's future brightens with £60 million funding winShort-term prospects for troubled Saab have been changing dramatically with new agreements for cash injection. The future looked bleak two weeks ago when the company could no longer pay staff and production was put on hold. This followed a five-week shut-down as suppliers stopped deliv-ering parts to the factory in Trollhattan over concerns over unpaid bills. Read more....New 508 crossover heralds Peugeot hybrid expansionPeugeot is set to expand its hybrid offering in the next few years to plug-in diesel-electric models and could also introduce diesel-electric commercial vehicles. The first manufacturer to launch a diesel-electric hybrid model has announced the 508 RXH, a diesel-electric hybrid based on the 508 SW.Read more....Opel and Europcar launch electric vehicle co-operationOpel and Europcar have struck an agreement to introduce the Opel Ampera as a hire car throughout Europe. With the market introduction of the electric Ampera by the end of 2011, Opel will create a new segment in the European automotive market. Read more....Volkswagen Group Leasing signs up 30 public sector organisationsVolkswagen Group Leasing (VGL) has confirmed its presence in the public sector market with 30 client wins in its first month of trading with a new automo-tive self-service deal for public sector fleet users. Read more....Ford sales increase for second consecutive monthFord car sales beat the downward market trend in June and boosted its UK leadership with increased sales and share, compared with June 2010. The Fiesta and Focus were once more the top two best-sellers in June, and for the year to date, with the Transit continuing its 46th year as the best-selling commercial vehicle in the UK. Official figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that total UK car sales in June, were down 6.2% to 183,125 units compared with June 2010.Read more....Jaguar expects four-cylinder diesel engine to attract fleetsJaguar is posed to attract a lot more interest from the corporate sector with the launch of its four-cylinder diesel engine. The 190bhp 2.2-litre diesel engine has CO2 emissions of 149g/km and fuel consumption of 53.2mpg on the combined cycle, achieved with the help of stop start technology.Read more....Business servicesNews digestFunding methodsFleetprofileCar RecruitmentreviewsManufacturer newsManufacturer news

First drive: Ford Mondeo 1.6TDCi ZetecIs engine size as important as engine power? That's probably a question for an engineer and beyond my limited understanding of how these things work, but there could be a psychological barrier for drivers who are encouraged to downsize.Read more....First drive: Audi Q3For all but a handful of SUV drivers, having four driven wheels is a needless exercise. The most efficient models are typically those with two-wheel drive, allowing cars like the Q3 to compete with larger saloons and estate cars on a level playing field.Read more....First drive: Citroën DS4 1.6 HDi 110 DSignAs a rival to cars like the Mini without the baggage of heritage, the DS3 has found appeal among retail customers as well as lower-tier user-choosers. But now it gets serious as Citroën tries to make this strategy stick in a key fleet sector.Read more....Road test: Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI 140Some people have described the Volkswagen Jetta as a Golf with a boot. Perhaps this description has been one of the reasons why the Jetta - and the Bora before it - has such a low profile in the UK, particularly as we seem to prefer hatchbacks.Read more....Road test: Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0 JTD2 170 LussoWith a strong heritage in performance cars and racing, Alfa Romeo was one of the car manufacturers caught off-guard when the UK decided to adopt CO2 emissions as a basis for taxing company car drivers in 2002.Read more....Car reviews